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2013 Concrete Specification Change Highlights

The concrete related specifications for the 2013 construction year have been completed and are available on the Special Provisions website. Here are the 2013 Concrete Specification Change Highlights.


Precast/Prestress Inspection

MnDOT performs on-site inspection at precast and prestress plants for use on agency projects. For information on prestress and precast plant operations and inspection, contact the MnDOT Inspections Engineer.

Concrete Research Activities

Concrete research that MnDOT is currently conducting or has conducted including research contacts and reports.


Operation of MIT SCAN T2 Device

Guide to using the MIT SCAN T2 Device for Locating Reinforcement Bars and Dowel Bar Baskets.

Materials Links

Mn/DOT Resources

Other Concrete Links

Approved Concrete Sources and Products

Concrete related sources and products that are approved, qualified or certified for use on Agency projects.


Concrete Aggregates

Refer to MnDOT Aggregates for information acquiring a pit number.

New source concrete aggregate testing requirements.

Preliminary concrete aggregate testing requirements for paving.


Concrete Mix Designs

Forms for Mix Designs and Job Mix Formulas (JMF) for certified ready-mix, concrete paving and bridges.



Forms for certified ready-mix, concrete paving and bridges that are used for documenting concrete materials and testing on construction projects.


Certified Ready-Mix Program

MnDOT has developed the Certified Ready-Mix Program for the quality control of concrete production under a Certification program for ready-mix concrete plants.


Concrete Pavements and Rehabilitation

MnDOT's concrete paving program currently using water/cement ratio specifications. Concrete paving references include requirements for alkali silica reactivity (ASR), concrete texture specifications, historical concrete pavement data (COPES) and the concrete pavement ride information (Smoothness).


MnDOT has developed the concrete pavement rehabilitation (CPR) program using techniques that were developed in the mid-1980's and have evolved over time. Included are guidelines, CPR details and specifications.


MnDOT's new policy for sealing joints is based on the type of material below the concrete pavement. See the new Joint Sealing Recommendation Guidelines for additional information.



Manuals, guidelines and other documents used for concrete related activities on construction projects.


Certified Ready-Mix - 2014 Concrete Plant Monitor Training

Concrete Plant Monitor Training Flyer

Willmar DOT                Monday, April 21
Mankato DOT               Tuesday, April 22
Rochester DOT             Wednesday, April 23
Duluth DOT                   Friday, April 25
Detroit Lakes DOT         Monday, April 28
Bemidji DOT                 Tuesday, April 29
St. Cloud DOT               Wednesday, April 30
MnDOT Arden Hills        Thursday, May 1