PAVEMENT AND GEOTECHNICAL REPORT GUIDELINES
The Developer shall develop and submit a Final Pavement and Geotechnical Report for the project to the Office of Materials Technology. The report shall contain the Developer’s plans for addressing all soils, rock, groundwater, existing pavement, and new pavement issues on the project impacting Administration highway property. A geotechnical engineer, who is a registered professional engineer, and who shall also seal the Final Pavement and Geotechnical Report, shall supervise the work. The Developer shall obtain all soils and pavement information necessary to properly complete the Final Pavement and Geotechnical Report, and the design and construction of the project. The Developer shall perform borings, sampling, in-situ and laboratory testing, analysis, and design required for this purpose. All subsurface investigations, including sampling and laboratory testing, shall be performed in accordance with MDOT State Highway Administration Standard Specifications for Subsurface Explorations. If a specialized test is not covered by these specifications, then testing shall be performed in accordance with the latest AASHTO Manual on Subsurface Investigations, AASHTO Standards and ASTM Standards. The existing structural capacity of all impacted shall be determined through in field non-destructive testing either a formal visual condition survey or deflection testing and/or pavement borings. Laboratory testing shall be performed in an AMRL or Maryland MDOT SHA certified laboratory. The recommendations contained in the Final Pavement and Geotechnical Report shall be incorporated into the plans and specifications developed for the project. The Developer shall be responsible for utility clearance and any traffic control required for his investigation. The appropriate District Office shall approve the Developer’s Maintenance of Traffic Plan for the subsurface and pavement investigation. Any investigative methods that pose a hazard to the general traveling public shall not be used. Any borings taken in roadway or shoulder areas shall be backfilled in kind with material before the area is re-opened to traffic.
The following shall be included and addressed in the Final Pavement and Geotechnical Report. Additionally, other items deemed important by the Developer shall also be included.
The Final Pavement and Geotechnical Report for any portion of the project shall be submitted with or before construction for earthwork grading for that portion of the project.
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