Ride Specification

The following information and downloads are provided as supplemental information to aid contractors and consultants in using and conforming to the Maryland State Highway Administration - Office of Materials Technology Ride Specification (Special Provisions Section 535 - Pavement Surface Profile). In the event of any conflict between the information provided below and the contract documents on a project, the information in the contract documents shall govern and the information below shall be disregarded.

Standardization Test Site Locations
The following test sites, each 0.2 miles in length, are signed for use as Standardization Test Sites:

Baltimore County
IS-70 between IS-695 (Baltimore Beltway) and the Park and Ride at the east end of IS-70. Test section signs are posted in the Eastbound and Westbound directions along the median.

Allegany County
MD 144 (Old National Pike) east of Flintstone Elementary School. Off of IS-68 at exit #56 to MD 144 - National Pike : Flintstone. Test section signs are posted in the Eastbound direction.

Talbot County
MD 662 (Centreville Road) between Airport Road and Forest Street. Off of US 50 near the Easton Airport. Test section signs are posted in the Northbound direction.

Submitting Quality Control Data to OMT
The following guidelines should be followed when submitting Quality Control data as required under Special Provisions Section 535 - Pavement Surface Profile and MSMT 559 or MSMT 563.

Send electronic data files for IRI data to [email protected]. Please include the SHA contract number in the subject line of the e-mail message. Any other electronic data file formats must include all of the reporting information required under MSMT 559 or MSMT 563 in a DOS Text or ASCII file type.

For more information contact:
Rebeccah Smith
Office of Materials Technology
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
Telephone: 443-572-5112
Cell Phone: 443-386-9276
Toll Free: 866-926-8501
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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