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Inquiry #1: When does Caltrans anticipate construction starting for this project?
Inquiry submitted 10/04/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/04/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/04/2017




Inquiry #2: Reference Plan Sheet L-2: Location C (H Street) requires a new retaining wall to be installed. The structure plans provided do not include this wall like they do for the other proposed walls being constructed for the project. Please provide details / plans for the wall at Location C.
Inquiry submitted 10/05/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/05/2017


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to plan sheet 56 of 375, C-26, of the project plans, and Standard Plan B3-3B.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/05/2017




Inquiry #3: Special Provision Page 26 & 27 / Section 7-1.02K(6)(j)(iii), states that the Contractor may haul and place the surplus excavated material on the right-of-way at SR 51 EB off ramp loop to Exposition Boulevard. Please clarify the following as the plans / specifications do not clearly describe and there are potential large cost impacts:

1.) Confirm that all surplus excavated material for the project can be placed here, including the locations identified on the plans as containing ADL. In general, confirm that all surplus excavated material generated from the project is allowed to be placed at this site.
2.) Please specify where exactly this surplus material is required to be placed – which side of ramp, approximate distance / offset from Route 51 or Exposition Boulevard, provide a plan sheet with approximate dump site identified, etc,.. Placement may vary considerably depending on required location.
3.) What other specific requirements are to be adhered to – stockpile material only, any BMP’s required, place over designated area to specific compaction spec, etc,..?
4.) There are no lane charts / working hours provided for Exposition Boulevard, what if any traffic control restrictions / lane chart requirements apply when hauling to and placing material at this location?
5.) The last two paragraphs of this Special Provision section discuss material disposal for commercial landfills, etc,.. Do any of these requirements (lead concentration disclosure, additional sampling / analysis, etc,..) apply if the Contractor uses the designated Exposition Boulevard off ramp dump location in the right-of-way?

Inquiry submitted 10/09/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/09/2017




Inquiry #4: In the Special Provisions, 55 hour closures are allowed per Lane Charts J2 (Arden Way) and J5 (for any ramp listed in the chart) but only for one time during the life of the contract. Please clarify the following as it will have cost impacts:

1.) For Chart J5, please confirm that one 55 hour closure is allowed for each of the 7 ramps noted in the chart and not one 55 hour closure for that entire lane chart (for just one ramp of the contractor's choosing).
2.) Are the 55 hour closures allowed in any phase of the ramp construction at the Contractor's choosing, or only for the phase shown in the staging plans? For example, Sheet SC-1 (Location B - Arden Way / Phase 1) notes a 55 hour closure. Sheet SC-2 (Location B - Arden Way / Phase 2) does not have a similar note for a 55 hour closure. Does this mean that a 55 hour closure is only allowed for Phase 1 at Location B? This same question pertains to several locations where the 55 hour closure note is only shown on a single phase for that particular location.

Inquiry submitted 10/10/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/10/2017


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to Chart No. J5 in Section 12-4.02C(3)(j) of the Special Provisions and the Stage Construction (SC) sheets in the Project Plans. Only one 55-hour closure is allowed for each of the 7 ramps noted on Chart J5 and only for the phase shown for each ramp in the staging plans.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/11/2017




Inquiry #5: Reference Plan Sheets X-14 and SC-31. SC-31 sections note the "K1" and "K2" lines, assume these should read "L1" and "L2" lines respectively, please clarify.

For the "L1" line (shown as "K1" line on Sheet SC-31), the new section at C-C is called out as 0.25' cold plane / 0.10' RHMA-G / 0.15' HMA-A. This appears to be the section being depicted on Sheet X-14 also (typical section for "L1" line), however Sheet X-14 calls the new section out as "P-2" (0.10' RHMA-O / 0.45' HMA-A / 1.35' Class 2 AB). Please clarify the new section that is to be constructed for the "L1" line.

Inquiry submitted 10/12/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/12/2017




Inquiry #6: For several locations, the staging plans ("SC" sheets) call out a proposed road section to be built that does not match the proposed road sections shown in the typical cross sections ("X" sheets). Please correct the sections shown to match between the corresponding "SC" and "X" sheets, or clarify that only the new sections shown on the "X" sheets are correct and to be followed for bid purposes.
Inquiry submitted 10/12/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/12/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/17/2017




Inquiry #7: For Bid Item #121 (Minor Concrete - Textured Paving), please provide the specific color and stamp / texture pattern required.

Inquiry submitted 10/12/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/12/2017




Inquiry #8: Reference Plan Sheets L-13, L-14 and C-7. Sheet C-7 shows both gores for Cosumnes River Blvd (slip on ramp and loop on ramp) getting 0.33' Minor Concrete (Textured Paving) since they are only listed under Section A-A and not Section B-B. However on Sheets L-13 and L-14, the hatching for the two gores is different when comparing the "L1" line gore and "L2" line gore. For other locations, this depiction / hatching allows for one gore to be concrete and the other gore to be HMA. Although both gores have a start / stop callout as "textured" on the layout sheets. Please clarify what detail / material section is to be used for these two gores.


Inquiry submitted 10/12/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/12/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/17/2017




Inquiry #9: For Location H, the structure plans for Fruitridge Road require the wall to be constructed per Standard Plan B3-4A (Retaining Wall Type 5 / Case 1). Please see the following questions:

1.) The Retaining Wall Layout Sheet 1 calls for a design H = 12’ from wall Station 0+00 to 0+81, however it appears the wall height does not equal 12' and varies in this location based on the top of wall / bottom of footing elevations provided. Please clarify.

2.) Standard Plan B3-4A provides a rebar table showing a max wall height of 12'. Retaining Wall Layout Sheet 1 calls for a step at wall station 0+81 which makes the wall greater than 12' tall at this location based on the top of wall and bottom of footing elevations provided (which also conflicts with layout sheet notes for a design H = 12' for this location). Please clarify if this is the correct standard plan to be used for this section of wall and the layout sheet elevations are incorrect, or if a different standard plan is to be used.

3.) Per the structure plan sheet provided for Retaining Wall Detail #1, the finished grade elevation (HMA) is supposed to match the top of wall elevation. However the top of wall elevations provided in Retaining Wall Layout Sheets 1 and 2 do not match the HMA finished grade elevations provided in the project's cross sections. Please clarify if all top of wall elevations are to match adjacent finished grade elevations for HMA provided in the cross sections, or if the top of wall elevations are to be followed per the structure plans and there will be a step between top of wall and the adjacent finished grade for HMA. This clarification is needed as it may considerably change the structure excavation and backfill quantities.




Inquiry submitted 10/20/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/20/2017


The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.07, "JOB SITE AND DOCUMENT EXAMINATION" of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with the contract. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may change a previous response.


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