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State of Virginia

Virginia Department of Transportation

Geotextiles & DOT Specifications

JAN 2020


Virginia DOT utilizes AASHTO M-288, with modifications for AOS, as a guideline for their geotextile requirements:

"(63) GEOSYNTHETICS – (Soils Lab) This list is comprised first of the AASHTO M288 Geotextiles, and then of specialty high-strength geotextiles and geogrids. AASHTO M288 Geotextiles Products under this AASHTO M288 portion of the approved list meet VDOT Road and Bridge Specification 245 and are evaluated through AASHTO’s National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). To be on this list the product must have current cycle test results listed in NTPEP’s DataMine that meet the VDOT Specification requirements, the manufacturer (or private labeler) must be listed as compliant in the NTPEP Geosynthetics audit program, and the local supplier must be currently qualified by VDOT’s Materials QA Section or NTPEP. For products for which VDOT requires additional tests over those included in the NTPEP evaluation, the additional required tests are listed in each category and must be done by a 3rd party laboratory that is accredited by The Geosynthetics Research Institute (GRI-LAP) in the specific test and also accredited by an acceptable body for quality processes."


Below are US Fabric's geotextile products that meet the Virginia DOT geotextile specification, listed by their application.

Click on the green product name for a data sheet.

US Fabrics Products Meeting Virginia's DOT Specifications
Specification Application Non Woven Woven Composite Grid
Section 245Class B - Geotextile for use as Rip Rap Bedding MaterialUS 160NWUS 250  
Section 245Class C - Geotextile for use in Drainage SystemsUS 120NW   
Section 245Class H - Dewatering BagUS 250NW   
Section 245Class I - Paving FabricUS 100P   
Section 245.03Class D - Geotextile for use in Stabilization-Type 1 Subgrade StabilizationUS 120NWUS 200  
Section 245.03Class D - Geotextile for use in Stabilization -Type 2 Embankment Stabilization up to 6 ftUS 205NWUS 315  
More resources may be found on the web:

Virginia DOT Home Page

2016 Road and Bridge Specifcations "Geosynthetics and Low Permeability Liners"

2007 Road & Bridge Specifications, Section 245

(4-1-16)2007 Supplemental - Section 245 "Geosynthetics"

State QPL information:

Materials Approved Lists (63) GEOSYNTHETICS – (Soils Lab)


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

• Products on the above list can change without notice.

Areas Served:

US Fabrics is proud to serve the geotextile needs of the State of Virginia, including:Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Newport News, Alexandria, Hampton, Roanoke, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Danville, Manassas, Petersburg, Winchester, Salem, Fredericksburg, Staunton, Hopewell, Fairfax, Waynesboro, Bristol, Colonial Heights, Radford, Manassas Park, Williamsburg, Martinsville, Falls Church, Poquoson, Franklin, Galax, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bedford, Covington, Emporia, Norton and all other areas of Virginia.