Improving the Quality of Highway Profile Measurement

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(537)
Former Study Number: TPF-5(354)
Lead Organization: Illinois Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1605
Partners: AL, CT, FHWA, GADOT, IADOT, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, MS, ND, NV, NY, OH, PADOT, SD, TX
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date: Jun 30, 2030
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2024
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Suggested Contribution: $30,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $2,840,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): John Senger
John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Phone: 217-782-8582
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Larry Wiser
Larry.Wiser@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-3079
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name
Alabama Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins
Alabama Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins
Alabama Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins
Alabama Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins
Alabama Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins
Alabama Department of Transportation 2029 $0.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski
Federal Highway Administration 2024 $50,000.00 Larry Wiser Larry Wiser
Federal Highway Administration 2025 $50,000.00 Larry Wiser Larry Wiser
Georgia Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney
Georgia Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney
Georgia Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney
Georgia Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney
Georgia Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney
Illinois Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger
Illinois Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger
Illinois Department of Transportation 2026 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger
Illinois Department of Transportation 2027 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger
Illinois Department of Transportation 2028 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger
Illinois Department of Transportation 2029 $0.00 John Senger John Senger
Indiana Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung
Indiana Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung
Indiana Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung
Indiana Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung
Indiana Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung
Indiana Department of Transportation 2029 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung
Iowa Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- --
Iowa Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- --
Iowa Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- --
Iowa Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- --
Iowa Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- --
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2024 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2025 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2026 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2027 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2028 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2025 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2026 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2027 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2028 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2029 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance
Missouri Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper
Missouri Department of Transportation 2029 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper
Nevada Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury
Nevada Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury
Nevada Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury
Nevada Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury
Nevada Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury
New York State Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter
New York State Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter
New York State Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter
New York State Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter
New York State Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2029 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy
Ohio Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research
Ohio Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research
Ohio Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research
Ohio Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research
Ohio Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2029 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila
Texas Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila
Texas Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila
Texas Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila
Texas Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila

Study Description

The goal of the proposed pooled fund study “is to continue and extend the work of TPF-5(063) and TPF-5(354)”, which was led by the Federal Highway Administration and South Dakota DOT, respectively. The project will enable states and FHWA to

1) identify data integrity and quality issues associated with measuring and analyzing pavement profiles

2) suggest approaches to addressing identified problems

3) initiate and monitor projects to address identified problems

4) disseminate results

5) assist in solution deployment

Objectives

1) Deliver sample procurement specifications and maintenance guidelines

2) Direct and support development and maintenance of pavement profile analysis software

3) Implement criteria for profile verification that include emerging technologies (e.g., low-speed profilers, start and stop profilers, and non-inertial profilers)

4) Verify pavement profile reference devices

5) Develop and deliver profiler operation and profile analysis training

6) Implement methods for maximizing the use of pavement profiles for network, project, and forensic analysis, with a focus on cutting-edge methodologies.

7) Provide technical support for the Road Profile Users’ Group and conduct annual face-to-face meetings in conjunction with the group.

Scope of Work

The pooled fund study will enable participants to identify and resolve operational issues common among devices used to measure pavement profiles. The study will focus on data quality issues that arise from the use and operation of inertial profilers and other systems designed to measure pavement profiles. Within these broad topic areas, the following issues may be addressed:

·         Implementation of American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Provision Provisional Standards for Inertial Profilers

·         Verification pavement profile reference device(s)

·         Specification and establishment of equipment certification course(s)

·         Use of existing certification courses to aid in research and equipment development

·         Demonstration or improvement of pavement profiler certification procedures for construction acceptance and highway network monitoring & reporting

·         Refinement of profiler measurement operating procedures

·         Development and delivery of training, such as NHI Course 131100 “Pavement Smoothness: Use of Inertial Profiler Measurements for Construction Quality Control”

·         Examination of components performance, such as accelerometers, height sensors, distance measurement instruments, inertial measurement devices, digital images, LiDAR, global positioning systems, emerging technologies, etc.

·         Advancement of the development, maintenance, and training for Profile Analysis Software (i.e. ProVAL or its progressive alternatives)

·         Examination of Highway System Performance Monitoring (HMPS) measurement and reporting procedures

·         Development and implementation of data collection, reduction techniques, and use of alternative roughness indices for low-speed and urban roadways

·         Improvement of contracting and procurement practices

·         Examination of external factors influencing data collection such as environmental conditions or evolving standards

·         Use of inertial profilers for construction quality control and quality assurance as per 23CFR 637.205

·         Advancement of profile filtering and sampling procedures, including issues related to height sensor footprint and tire envelopment

·         Analysis of profiles for network localized roughness analysis, project level roughness progression over time to improve construction practices, and forensic investigations

  • Any other relevant issues as determined by the member technical panel

Comments

It is anticipated that this study will require participation by at least 15 state highway agencies providing $30,000 per year for five years.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Document Category Document Type Privacy Document Date Download
TPF-5(537) Acceptance Letter TPF-5(537) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Lead State Acceptance Memorandum Public 2024-07-03
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Document Category Document Type Privacy Document Date Download
Solicitation 1605 Waiver Request Approval TPF Soliciation 1605 SPR Waiver Memorandum.pdf Other Other Public 2024-03-18

Improving the Quality of Highway Profile Measurement

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(537)
Lead Organization: Illinois Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1605
Partners: AL, CT, FHWA, GADOT, IADOT, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, MS, ND, NV, NY, OH, PADOT, SD, TX
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date: Jun 30, 2030
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2024
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $2,840,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): John Senger
John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Phone: 217-782-8582
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Larry Wiser
Larry.Wiser@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 493-3079
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins (334)353-6944 jenkinsa@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins (334)353-6944 jenkinsa@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins (334)353-6944 jenkinsa@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins (334)353-6944 jenkinsa@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins (334)353-6944 jenkinsa@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2029 $0.00 Kidada Dixon Andre Jenkins (334)353-6944 jenkinsa@dot.state.al.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jeannine Moriarty Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2024 $50,000.00 Larry Wiser Larry Wiser 202- 493-3079 Larry.Wiser@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2025 $50,000.00 Larry Wiser Larry Wiser 202- 493-3079 Larry.Wiser@dot.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney 404-347-0595 broney@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney 404-347-0595 broney@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney 404-347-0595 broney@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney 404-347-0595 broney@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Ian Rish Brennan Roney 404-347-0595 broney@dot.ga.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2024 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2025 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2026 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2027 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2028 $50,000.00 John Senger John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2029 $0.00 John Senger John Senger 217-782-8582 John.Senger@Illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2029 $30,000.00 Jacob Blanchard Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jason Omundson -- -- -- Transfer.Research@iowadot.us
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2024 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2025 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2026 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2027 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2028 $30,000.00 Chad Shive Jarrod Stanley (502) 782-4090 jarrod.stanley@ky.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2025 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2026 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2027 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2028 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2029 $30,000.00 Qiming Chen Tyson Rupnow tyson.rupnow@la.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Alex Middleton Robert Vance RVance@mdot.ms.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2029 $30,000.00 Jason Blomberg Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury (775) 888-7223 lkoury@dot.nv.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury (775) 888-7223 lkoury@dot.nv.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury (775) 888-7223 lkoury@dot.nv.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury (775) 888-7223 lkoury@dot.nv.gov
Nevada Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Steve Hale Lucy Koury (775) 888-7223 lkoury@dot.nv.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter 518-457-8083 Gail.Carpenter@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter 518-457-8083 Gail.Carpenter@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter 518-457-8083 Gail.Carpenter@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter 518-457-8083 Gail.Carpenter@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Christian Olmoz Gail Carpenter 518-457-8083 Gail.Carpenter@dot.ny.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2029 $30,000.00 Aaron Perez TJ Murphy 701-328-6910 tjmurphy@nd.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Steven Miles General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders 717-787-8460 evzeiders@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders 717-787-8460 evzeiders@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders 717-787-8460 evzeiders@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders 717-787-8460 evzeiders@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Colin McClenahen Evan Zeiders 717-787-8460 evzeiders@pa.gov
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer 6057734404 thad.bauer@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer 6057734404 thad.bauer@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer 6057734404 thad.bauer@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer 6057734404 thad.bauer@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer 6057734404 thad.bauer@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2029 $30,000.00 Thad Bauer Thad Bauer 6057734404 thad.bauer@state.sd.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2024 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2025 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2026 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2027 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2028 $30,000.00 Jenny Li Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The goal of the proposed pooled fund study “is to continue and extend the work of TPF-5(063) and TPF-5(354)”, which was led by the Federal Highway Administration and South Dakota DOT, respectively. The project will enable states and FHWA to

1) identify data integrity and quality issues associated with measuring and analyzing pavement profiles

2) suggest approaches to addressing identified problems

3) initiate and monitor projects to address identified problems

4) disseminate results

5) assist in solution deployment

Objectives

1) Deliver sample procurement specifications and maintenance guidelines

2) Direct and support development and maintenance of pavement profile analysis software

3) Implement criteria for profile verification that include emerging technologies (e.g., low-speed profilers, start and stop profilers, and non-inertial profilers)

4) Verify pavement profile reference devices

5) Develop and deliver profiler operation and profile analysis training

6) Implement methods for maximizing the use of pavement profiles for network, project, and forensic analysis, with a focus on cutting-edge methodologies.

7) Provide technical support for the Road Profile Users’ Group and conduct annual face-to-face meetings in conjunction with the group.

Scope of Work

The pooled fund study will enable participants to identify and resolve operational issues common among devices used to measure pavement profiles. The study will focus on data quality issues that arise from the use and operation of inertial profilers and other systems designed to measure pavement profiles. Within these broad topic areas, the following issues may be addressed:

·         Implementation of American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Provision Provisional Standards for Inertial Profilers

·         Verification pavement profile reference device(s)

·         Specification and establishment of equipment certification course(s)

·         Use of existing certification courses to aid in research and equipment development

·         Demonstration or improvement of pavement profiler certification procedures for construction acceptance and highway network monitoring & reporting

·         Refinement of profiler measurement operating procedures

·         Development and delivery of training, such as NHI Course 131100 “Pavement Smoothness: Use of Inertial Profiler Measurements for Construction Quality Control”

·         Examination of components performance, such as accelerometers, height sensors, distance measurement instruments, inertial measurement devices, digital images, LiDAR, global positioning systems, emerging technologies, etc.

·         Advancement of the development, maintenance, and training for Profile Analysis Software (i.e. ProVAL or its progressive alternatives)

·         Examination of Highway System Performance Monitoring (HMPS) measurement and reporting procedures

·         Development and implementation of data collection, reduction techniques, and use of alternative roughness indices for low-speed and urban roadways

·         Improvement of contracting and procurement practices

·         Examination of external factors influencing data collection such as environmental conditions or evolving standards

·         Use of inertial profilers for construction quality control and quality assurance as per 23CFR 637.205

·         Advancement of profile filtering and sampling procedures, including issues related to height sensor footprint and tire envelopment

·         Analysis of profiles for network localized roughness analysis, project level roughness progression over time to improve construction practices, and forensic investigations

  • Any other relevant issues as determined by the member technical panel

Comments

It is anticipated that this study will require participation by at least 15 state highway agencies providing $30,000 per year for five years.

Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(537) Acceptance Letter TPF-5(537) Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Solicitation 1605 Waiver Request Approval TPF Soliciation 1605 SPR Waiver Memorandum.pdf Other Public

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