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State of Illinois

Illinois Department of Transportation

Geotextiles & DOT Specifications

JAN 2020


Illinois does not follow AASHTO M-288 and has developed their own specification.

Below are US Fabrics' geotextile products that meet the Illinois DOT Standard Specifications, listed by their application.

Click on the green product name for a data sheet.

US Fabrics Products Meeting Illinois's DOT Specifications
Specification Application Non Woven Woven Composite Grid
Section 1040.21Geocomposite Wall Drain  US SWD 
Section 1080.01Fabric Envelope For Pipe UnderdrainUS 100NW   
Section 1080.02Geotextile Fabric For Ground Stabilization & Silt Filter Fence US 200  
Section 1080.03Filter Fabric for Use With Rip Rap – Gradation 4 & 5US 160NW   
Section 1080.03Filter Fabric for Use With Rip Rap – Gradation 6 & 7US 205NW   
Section 1080.05Geotech Fabric for French DrainsUS 100NWUS 670  
Special ProvisionGeotextile Fabric Railroad CrossingUS 250NW   
More resources may be found on the web:

Illinois DOT Home Page

2016 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction - Section 1080 Fabric Materials

2012 Illinois DOT Standard Specifications Section 1080 Fabric Materials

Supplemental Specifications and Recurring Special Provisions January 1, 2019

State QPL information:

Approved Materials List (Does Not Include Geotextiles)


• The above information is to be used only as a guide.

• Products on the above list can change without notice.

• Illinois D.O.T. does not have an APL/QPL.