TC - SECTION 6: RESTRICTIONS AND PERMITS

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TC-6.01 Moving of EquipmentAll machinery, tools, and apparatus necessary for the proper construction and acceptable completion of the work, together with the necessary supplies for upkeep and maintenance.

The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. will not be permitted to move over or operate on any road (except on the road under construction) any power shovels, rollers, concrete mixers, cranes, tractors, or any other heavy equipment of weight or dimensions in excess of Maryland Motor Vehicle Law or AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.'s regulations without first obtaining the usual permit. In case of permits for oversize and overweight vehicle movements, attention is directed to Maryland Motor Vehicle Laws requiring the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02. to collect a fee on every such vehicle movement using highways of the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.. The payment of and securing of such permit is required irrespective of whether the movement is in connection with a subject Contract or for other purposes


TC-6.02 Load and Speed Limitations

The BidderA person formally submitting a bid for the work contemplated, acting directly or through a duly authorized representative.'s attention is directed to the Annotated Code of Maryland, Transportation Article, Section 24-206, authorizing the appropriate County authorities of the counties listed below, to establish such load limits and appropriate speed limits on County roads as may be necessary to preserve the roads and provide adequately for public safety. The BidderA person formally submitting a bid for the work contemplated, acting directly or through a duly authorized representative. is advised to consult with the County EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. in order to ascertain the extent of any restrictions applicable to County roads that the County authorities may propose to establish in connection with the construction of a ContractAny agreement entered into by a procurement agency for the acquisition of supplies, services, construction, construction related services, architectural services or engineering services.Contract does not include: Collective bargaining agreements with employee organizations or agreements creating employer employee relationships, as defined in Article 64A, Section 15A(a)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland, Medicaid, Medicare, Judicare, or similar reimbursement contracts which user eligibility and cost are set by law or regulation..
COUNTIES WITH LOAD AND

SPEED LIMITATIONS

Allegany (AL)
Anne Arundel (AA)
Baltimore (BA)
Carroll (CL)
Frederick (FR)
Harford (HA)
Howard (HO)
Montgomery (MO)
Prince George’s (PG)
St. Mary’s (SMUnified Soil Classification System term for Silt)
Washington (WA)

TC-6.03 Compliance with Maryland Vehicle Laws

The Maryland Vehicle Law requires each motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole trailer driven on a highway to be registered.
There are some exceptions to this general requirement concerning nonresidents. If a nonresident is operating a vehicle in Maryland as described below the nonresident exemption is not applicable, and the vehicle being operated shall be titled and registered in conformance with the applicable Motor Vehicle Laws when the vehicle is:
(a) Used for transporting persons for hire, compensation, or profit;
(b) Regularly operated in carrying on business in this StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.;
(c) Designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property; or
(d) In the custody of any resident for more than 30 days during any registration year.
In addition to the titling and registration requirements for vehicles being operated in Maryland, all equipment being used shall be properly identified. Maryland classifies this equipment as “Special Mobile EquipmentAll machinery, tools, and apparatus necessary for the proper construction and acceptable completion of the work, together with the necessary supplies for upkeep and maintenance.”, which is defined as a vehicle that:
(a) Is not used primarily for highway transportation or property, and
(b) Is operated or moved on highway only as an incident to its nonhighway use.
Special mobile equipment includes a road construction or maintenance machine, mobile crane, ditch digger, well driller, concrete mixer, job site office vehicle, or portable power generator.
An interchangeable license plate is issued to special mobile equipment; however, titling is not required.
For additional information concerning the requirements for titling and registering vehicles in Maryland, contact the Motor Vehicle AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02., Chief, Division of Vehicle Registration.
The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall adhere to all State Motor Vehicle Laws and safety regulations.


TC-6.04 Restoration of Surfaces Opened by Permit

The right to construct or reconstruct any utility in the highway or to grant permits for same at any time is reserved by the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02..
Upon the presentation of a duly authorized and satisfactory permit, which provides that all necessary repair work shall be paid for by the party to whom the permit is issued, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall allow parties bearing such permits to make openings in the highway.
The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall, when directed by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him., make all necessary repairs due to such openings. This work will be paid for as additional work, as provided in these Specifications, and will be subject to the same conditions as original work performed.


TC-6.05 Railroad Highway Grade Crossings and Separations

When the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. is required to haul materials across the tracks of any railroad, or elects to do so, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall make arrangements with that railroad for any new private crossings or for the use of any existing private crossing.
All work to be performed by the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. in the construction of railroad/highway separation structures on the railroad right-of-way shall be done in a manner satisfactory to the engineer of the railroad company and shall be performed at times and in a manner that does not interfere with the movement of trains or traffic upon the tracks. The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall take precaution to avoid accidents, damage, or unnecessary delay or interference with trains or other property. In addition to the insurance specified in TC-5.01 and when work covered under the Contract is to be performed within 50 feet of the rails of the railroad’s tracks, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall carry ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. and Railroad Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance as specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof.
Prospective Bidders on Contracts crossing railroad right-of-way are advised that the railroad company will require the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. to obtain, pay for, and have approved by the railroad, certain broad forms of public liability and property damage insurance policies before entering upon the railroad property. As a general rule, details of these policies are set forth in the Contract Provisions; but in case of omission from the Contract Provisions, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. is required to communicate with the railroad to ascertain the type of insurance required, if any, and make provisions for the insurance in the BidA statement of price, terms of sale, and description of the supplies, services, construction or construction related services offered by a bidder to the State in response to an Invitation for Bids..
Unless otherwise specified, cost for the insurance policies whether described in the Contract Provisions or ascertained by the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. will not be paid for, but will be incidental to the other items specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof.
All work on portions of structures over railroad right-of-way shall conform to all rules and regulations of the owners of the right-of-way. The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall acquire full knowledge of these rules and regulations and comply therewith to the satisfaction of the owners of the railroad right-of-way.


TC-6.06 Bridges and Other WorkWork shall be understood to mean the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment, and other incidentals necessary to the successful completion of the project and the carrying out of all the duties and obligations imposed by the Contract. in or over Waters of the StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative.

All work in, on, or over waters under control of the Department of the Army or the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States shall conform to all applicable Federal permits, rules, and regulations. All of these rules and regulations are hereby part of the ContractAny agreement entered into by a procurement agency for the acquisition of supplies, services, construction, construction related services, architectural services or engineering services.Contract does not include: Collective bargaining agreements with employee organizations or agreements creating employer employee relationships, as defined in Article 64A, Section 15A(a)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland, Medicaid, Medicare, Judicare, or similar reimbursement contracts which user eligibility and cost are set by law or regulation.. The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. is cautioned and charged with the responsibility of obtaining complete knowledge thereof and compliance therewith. The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall also comply with the provisions of other applicable Federal, StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative., and local laws and is cautioned to become knowledgeable with any pertinent regulations of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Department of Environment.


TC-6.07 Use of Explosives

All blasting operations, including the storage and handling of explosives and blasting agents, shall be performed in conformance with the applicable provisions of the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof and all other pertinent Federal, StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative., and local regulations. All explosives shall be stored in a secure manner, and all of these storage places shall be marked clearly “DANGEROUS EXPLOSIVES” and shall be in the care of competent watchpersons at all times. Whenever explosives are used, they shall be of such character and in such amount as is permitted by the State and local laws and ordinances and all respective agencies having jurisdiction over them. The use or storage of explosives will not be permitted under, adjacent to, or on any existing structures unless authorized in writing by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him..
At least 14 days prior to commencing drilling and blasting operations, or any time the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. proposes to change the drilling and blasting methods, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall submit a Blasting Plan to the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. for review. The Blasting Plan shall contain the full details of the drilling and blasting patterns and controls the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. proposes to use. The Blasting Plan submittal is for quality control and record keeping purposes. Review of the Blasting Plan by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. shall not relieve the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. of the responsibility for the accuracy and adequacy of the plan when implemented in the field. If at any time during the progress of the work the method of drilling and blasting does not produce the desired result, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall submit a revised Blasting Plan until a technique is arrived at that shall produce the desired results.
Before firing any blast in areas where flying rock may result in personal injury or damage to property or the work, the rock to be blasted shall be covered with approved blasting mats, soil, or other equally serviceable material, to prevent flying rock. The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall notify each public utility company having structures in proximity to the site of the work of the intention to use explosives. This notice shall be given sufficiently in advance to enable the companies to take any steps they may deem necessary to protect their property from damage. This notice shall not relieve the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. of responsibility for any damage resulting from the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.’s blasting operations.
The EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. will have the authority to prohibit or halt the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.’s blasting operations when: the methods being employed are not obtaining the required results; an unstable condition exists; or the safety and convenience of the traveling public is jeopardized.


TC-6.08 Aerial Electric Lines

The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall be aware that State law requires that a 10 foot radial clearance shall be maintained for all construction equipment and materials in relation to electric lines carrying 750 volts or more. Because the State law is more stringent than the Federal laws, the State law shall be considered the minimal distance.
The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall also be aware of, and comply with, all other Federal, StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative., and local laws; and utility company requirements and regulations as specified in GP-7.01 (Compliance With Laws).


TC-6.09 Hazardous Material

(a) If the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. encounters or exposes during construction any abnormal conditions that indicate the presence of a hazardous material or toxic waste, work in the area shall immediately be suspended and the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. notified. The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.’s operations in this area shall not resume until permitted by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him.; however, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. may continue working in other areas of the project, unless directed otherwise.
Abnormal conditions shall include, but not be limited to, the presence of barrels, obnoxious or unusual odors, excessively hot earth, smoke, or any other condition that could be a possible indicator of hazardous material or toxic waste. Where the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. performs necessary work required to dispose of these materials and no items have been identified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof, the work shall be performed under a change order.
(b) For any material furnished on the project by the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. suspected to be hazardous or toxic, the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. may require the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. to have it tested and certified to be in conformance with all applicable requirements and regulations. Material found to be hazardous or toxic shall not be incorporated into the work. The required testing will be determined by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. and may include, but not be limited to, the EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) or its successor. The evaluation and interpretation of the test data will be made by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him.. Testing and certification shall be at no additional cost to the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02..
(c) Disposition of the hazardous material or toxic waste shall be made in conformance with all applicable requirements and regulations.


TC-6.10 Recycled or Rehandled Material

Refer to 900.03 in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof.

TC-6.11 Construction and Waste Material

All wood, trash, debris, and other foreign matter shall be removed from within the right-of-way limits and disposed of by the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.. The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall make all necessary arrangements to obtain suitable disposal locations and shall furnish the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. with a copy of resulting agreements. Disposal shall be in conformance with all Federal, StateThe State of Maryland acting through its authorized representative., and local ordinances.


TC-6.12 Structure Underclearances and Overhead Clearances

General. The requirements for underclearances at structures shall apply to the entire usable roadway areas including shoulders. Unless otherwise specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof or directed by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him., the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall ensure that the following underclearances are maintained.
(a) All bridges (except pedestrian bridges) over Interstate, United States, or State highways shall have a 16.0 foot minimum vertical underclearance.
(b) All bridges (except pedestrian bridges) over secondary/county roads and local roads shall have a 14.5 foot minimum underclearance.
(c) All Pedestrian bridges shall have a minimum vertical underclearance 1 foot higher than those specified above. However, if there are bridges in the general vicinity of the proposed pedestrian bridge that have an underclearance greater than the minimum required underclearance of the pedestrian bridge, then the pedestrian bridge will have its underclearance increased to equal the highest overpass bridge. Removal of existing pavement under an existing pedestrian bridge to conform to the 1 foot higher requirement will not be required unless specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof. Refer to the requirements included under the Resurfacing portion of this SpecificationA written description of functional characteristics, or the nature of a construction item to be procured. It may include a.
(d) All bridges with overhead structural elements (e.g. through truss bridges, movable bridges with overhead bracing for counterweights, etc.) shall have a 17.5 foot minimum overhead vertical clearance.
When the above requirements are not met, the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. will contact the District EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. and the Office of StructuresBridges, culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, retaining walls, cribbing, manholes, end walls, buildings, sewers, service pipes, underdrains, foundation drains, steps, fences, and other features that may be encountered in the work and not otherwise classified. to determine the need for remedial actions. When remedial actions are required, and there are no pay items for the work in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof, the provisions of GP-4.06 (Changes) and GP-4.07 (Negotiated Payment Provisions) shall apply. The cost of measurements to determine clearance heights will be incidental to other pertinent items in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof.
Throughout construction, a minimum of 14.5 foot underclearance shall be maintained at all bridges, over each lane or shoulder open to traffic. No portion of formwork, temporary protective shields, etc. including connection devices shall encroach on this underclearance. If, during the construction, less than 16.0 foot of vertical underclearance is provided on bridges specified in (a), (c) or (d) above, the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. will inform the District EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him., the Office of StructuresBridges, culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, retaining walls, cribbing, manholes, end walls, buildings, sewers, service pipes, underdrains, foundation drains, steps, fences, and other features that may be encountered in the work and not otherwise classified., and the Chief of the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.’s Motor Carrier Division of the exact reduced minimum clearance and the effective dates of the reduction. The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall furnish and erect signs indicating the exact minimum underclearance. The signs and their locations shall be approved by the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him.. Signs shall be removed and become the property of the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. when the intended underclearance is restored.
Resurfacing. The minimum underclearances shall be maintained whenever resurfacing a roadway. This may require grinding the existing pavement prior to placing the resurfacing material. Immediately after completing the resurfacing operation and when the lane closures are still in the effect, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement., in the presence of the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him., shall measure the minimum vertical underclearance. The EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. will submit results to the Office of StructuresBridges, culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, retaining walls, cribbing, manholes, end walls, buildings, sewers, service pipes, underdrains, foundation drains, steps, fences, and other features that may be encountered in the work and not otherwise classified.. The cost of these measurements will be incidental to other pertinent items specified in the Contract DocumentsThe written agreement executed between an Administration and the successful bidder, covering the performance of the work and furnishing of labor, equipment and materials, by which the Contractor is bound to perform the work and furnish the labor, equipment and materials, and by which the Administration is obligated to compensate him therefore at the mutually established and accepted rate or price. The Contract Documents shall include the Invitation for Bids, Notice to Contractors, Instructions to Bidders, Proposal, Contract Forms and Bonds, General Provisions, Specifications, Supplemental Specifications, all Special Provisions, all Technical Provisions, all Plans and Notices to Proceed, also any written Change Orders and Supplemental Agreements that are required to complete the construction of the work in an acceptable manner, including authorized extension thereof. Whenever highway overpass bridges are in the general vicinity of a pedestrian bridge and the grinding is not required to maintain the specified clearances, the roadway under the pedestrian bridge shall be ground to provide a higher underclearance than the adjacent bridges. This requirement will be waived whenever the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. contacts the District EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. and the Office of StructuresBridges, culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, retaining walls, cribbing, manholes, end walls, buildings, sewers, service pipes, underdrains, foundation drains, steps, fences, and other features that may be encountered in the work and not otherwise classified. and determines that the grinding would have an adverse effect on drainage, utilities, etc.


TC-6.13 Hauling Over Proposed StructuresBridges, culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, retaining walls, cribbing, manholes, end walls, buildings, sewers, service pipes, underdrains, foundation drains, steps, fences, and other features that may be encountered in the work and not otherwise classified.

If the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. desires to haul across the proposed structures, they shall first apply for and obtain written permission from the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.’s District EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. for each type of hauling equipment to be used. The approval will include the following provisions, which shall be complied with:
(a) Maximum total gross load (vehicle plus load), 45 tons.
(b) Maximum actual load of any axle, 15 tons.
(c) Minimum axle spacing, 14 feet (does not apply to tandum axles).
(d) Only rubber tired vehicles will be permitted.
(e) Maximum speed of loaded vehicle, 5 miles per hour.
(f) Maximum speed of unloaded vehicle, 15 miles per hour
(g) Minimum distance between traveling vehicles, 300 feet.
(h) Travel path across structures shall be midway between curbs/ parapets.
(i) BridgeA structure including supports erected over a depression or an obstruction, such as water, highway, or railway, and having a track or passageway for carrying traffic or other moving loads, and having an opening measured along the center of the roadway of more than 20 feet between undercopings of abutments or spring lines of arches, or extreme ends of openings for multiple boxes; it may also include multiple pipes, where the clear distance between openings is less than half of the smaller contiguous opening. For lengths, all dimensions shall be parallel to the center line of the roadway. The dimensions of handrails will not be taken into account in measuring bridge lengths. Any bridge or highway grade separation structure includes the connecting highways, substructure, superstructure, roadway approaches, entrance plazas, interchanges, overpasses, underpasses, and other structures which the Administration may deem necessary together with all property rights, easements, franchises, and interests acquired by the Administration for the construction and operation of the bridge. deck shall be kept clean at all times
(j) At the conclusion of hauling, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall thoroughly clean the entire roadway surface of the bridges and other parts of the bridges requiring cleaning as a result of the hauling operations.
The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall submit bonafide evidence to the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.’s District EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. as to total weight of the loaded vehicle as well as the maximum weight of any axle thereon.
The EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him.’s representative will be in frequent observation to enforce speeds, position of vehicles on the bridge and limitations as to vehicle spacing.
Any violation will result in the immediate cancelation of the approval for hauling operations predicted thereby.
The ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. is responsible for damages to the bridges caused by their operations.


TC-6.14 Storing Materials and EquipmentAll machinery, tools, and apparatus necessary for the proper construction and acceptable completion of the work, together with the necessary supplies for upkeep and maintenance. On/Against StructuresBridges, culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, retaining walls, cribbing, manholes, end walls, buildings, sewers, service pipes, underdrains, foundation drains, steps, fences, and other features that may be encountered in the work and not otherwise classified. Restriction

Materials, and waste shall not be stored on or against any structure or structure element and equipment shall not be placed or used on any structure during the construction phase or finished or final configuration unless the written permission is obtained from the AdministrationShall mean any one of the Administrations within the Maryland Department of Transportation, as listed in GP 1.02.’s District Office and the Office of StructuresBridges, culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, retaining walls, cribbing, manholes, end walls, buildings, sewers, service pipes, underdrains, foundation drains, steps, fences, and other features that may be encountered in the work and not otherwise classified. for each type of material or equipment to be stored.
Loads, vehicle or other weight (materials etc.) that exceeds the bridge posted weight limit, if posted, or exceeds Maryland’s legal vehicle loads on bridges, (with no posted bridge weight limits), are prohibited on the structure at any time, except as modified by the following. If the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement.’s intended operations will impose loads on the structure that exceed the weights listed above, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall submit to the EngineerAny person designated by the Administrator or the procurement officer, acting directly or through his duly authorized representative, such representative acting within the scope of the particular duties assigned to him or of the authority given him. the type of material, its weight, the area that will be affected by the load, and its location on the structure. No stock pile of material regardless of unit weight shall be more than 4 ft high. If equipment is to be used, submit the maximum gross weight, axle spacing, load per axle, and proposed location on the structure. The maximum gross weight must include the vehicle weights in the most critical load position, i.e. front axle on crane with boom extended and element hanging. A special Hauling Permit is a requirement anytime equipment is moved over a structure that is over legal weight limit.
If any load requires evaluation, then a professional engineer registered in the State of Maryland and experienced in bridge design shall perform a load analysis to ensure that the load on the structure will not create an overstress condition on any bridge element. This analysis also includes effects of legal loads crossing the structure, if applicable. Analyses shall be submitted for review and loading cannot be imposed until written approval is received. Such submission does not guarantee acceptance by the Office of StructuresBridges, culverts, catch basins, drop inlets, retaining walls, cribbing, manholes, end walls, buildings, sewers, service pipes, underdrains, foundation drains, steps, fences, and other features that may be encountered in the work and not otherwise classified., which reserves the sole right to accept or reject the proposed loading.
For structures under construction or rehabilitation, the ContractorAny person having a Contract with a procurement agency. Contractor does not include an employee with an employment Contract, or an employee organization with a collective bargaining agreement. shall also submit information pertaining to the phase of construction, such as which members have been modified or separated from the remainder of the structure, or have been newly constructed.
Any materials or equipment that would have a detrimental affect to the structure such as aluminum products placed against concrete surfaces shall be adequately protected to prohibit them from coming in contact with each other. Any discoloration or damage to the structure as a result of material or equipment being stored on/against the structure shall be removed or repaired.