Pavement Smoothness

In 2019, Caltrans Pavement Program developed improved pavement smoothness specifications which provide incentives and disincentives for achieving pavement smoothness.  Below are the spreadsheets used to determine applicable payment adjustments for both concrete and hot mix asphalt pavements.  Additionally, there is an educational video and an example ProVAL project file (PVP) that demonstrates how to use the spreadsheets.

Payment Adjustment / Acceptance Worksheets and Checklists


Payment Adjustment Worksheet Training Videos

Pavement Smoothness Guidelines

ProVAL Corrective Grind Plan Development Training Videos

Note: Opening the PVP file requires ProVAL software to be installed on your computer. ProVAL software is available at:

Headquarters Division of Construction contacts:

  • Concrete Pavement: Deborah Yost, (916) 764-8011
  • Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement: Mirak Mehari, (916) 539-4883