A new cost-saving recycled hot mix asphalt is being tested in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced plans to construct three demonstration sections featuring the most environmentally friendly Hot Mix Asphalt surface mixture ever developed in Illinois and perhaps the nation. Dubbed “Total Recycle Asphalt,” the mixture contains more than 97-percent reclaimed and recycled materials. The demonstration projects will help the department evaluate the mix, measure the overall cost, and establish its performance over time. Using Total Recycle Asphalt is expected to produce savings of about 20-percent for IDOT and local agencies using the new mix.