U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2006-3127

Published 2006

Materials in Use in U.S. Interstate Highways

By Daniel E. Sullivan


Natural aggregates (construction sand and gravel and crushed stone) make up the largest component of nonfuel mineral materials consumed in the United States. Most of these materials are used in construction activities, such as in buildings and roads. In highways, natural aggregates are incorporated into asphalt and concrete and are used as road base.

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