Ride Specification

Office of Materials Technology

The following is meant to aid contractors and consultants in conforming to the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) Office of Materials Technology Ride Specification (Section 535 - Pavement Surface Profile; for information see here).

If there is a conflict between the information below and the contract documents on a project, follow the information in the contract documents. For questions, contact the Office of Materials Technology (see below). 

Pay Limits and Pay Adjustment Calculations

The pay adjustments will be calculated as per Section 535 – Pavement Surface Profile and MSMT 736 (PDF, 100 KB)

For contracts advertised on or before June 15, 2016, the IRI pay targets will be established in accordance with the Ride Specification Limits Form 10-01-2013 (ZIP, 400 KB)

For contracts advertised between June 15, 2016 and April 1, 2019, the IRI pay targets will be established in accordance with the Ride Specification Limits Form 06-15-2016 (ZIP, 1.7 MB)

For contracts advertised on or after April 1, 2019, the IRI pay targets will be established in accordance with the Ride Specification Limits Form 04-01-2019 (ZIP, 2.3 MB)

Standardization Test Site Location

The following test site, 0.2 miles in length, is signed for use as a Standardization Test Site

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

For more information contact:
Bonnie Johnson
MDOT SHA Office of Materials Technology
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
Telephone: 443-474-2144
Toll free: 866-926-8501
BJohnson7@mdot.maryland.gov

Submitting Quality Control Data to OMT

Follow these guidelines when submitting quality control data required under Special Provisions Section 535 - Pavement Surface Profile and MSMT 563 (PDF, 100 KB)

Send electronic data files for IRI data to ridespec@mdot.maryland.gov

Add the MDOT SHA contract number to the subject line of the e-mail message. Include all of the reporting information required under MSMT 563 (PDF, 100 KB). Attach electronic data files in a DOS Text or ASCII file type.

For more information contact:
Rebeccah Smith
MDOT SHA Office of Materials Technology
7450 Traffic Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
Telephone: 443-572-5112
Toll free: 866-926-8501
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
RSmith8@mdot.maryland.gov