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Inquiry #1: Are there any cross sections available for the project?
Inquiry submitted 09/26/2017

Response #1:
Your attention is directed to the cross section files located within the “supplemental info” link. The “supplemental info” link is located within the “Notice to Bidder and Special Provisions” link.
Response posted 09/27/2017




Inquiry #2: Could you please provide us the cross sections for the "ERN1" line in a PDF format. We can't open it in a DGN format. Thanks
Inquiry submitted 09/28/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/29/2017


Response #2:
An addendum is being prepared to address this inquiry.
Response posted 10/04/2017


Response #3:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/01/2017




Inquiry #3: The bridge plans do not provide top of deck grades for the new bridge, please provide at a minimum Top of deck grades at the Bent / column center line @ center of bridge, and / or contour deck grades for the entire structure, this information is required for an accurate quantity take-off, since the structural concrete bid items are final pay items.
Inquiry submitted 10/18/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/18/2017


Response #2:
For bridge widening projects, deck contours are not provided as part of the Bridge Contract Plans. The Contractor needs to match the existing bridge grade. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/20/2017




Inquiry #4: Can you please verify that the quantity in bid item #62 - "Hot Mix Asphalt (Type A)" is correct?
Inquiry submitted 10/20/2017

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


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/01/2017




Inquiry #5: Can you provide as-builts for the existing bridge in pdf format?
Inquiry submitted 10/23/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/23/2017


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to Section 2-1.06B, Supplemental Project Information, of the Revised Standard Specifications. You may request as-built drawings (if available) from the Office of Structure Maintenance and Investigations, fax (916) 227-8357.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/27/2017




Inquiry #6: Is there information for the "Pavement Structure Quantities" for the "WN1" line? Also, during which stage is this work to be done??
Inquiry submitted 10/23/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/24/2017


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/01/2017




Inquiry #7: The project special provisions do not have a lane closure chart for Taylor Road, a full road closure will be required when erecting & removing falsework, can you provide a lane closure chart for Taylor Road.
Inquiry submitted 10/24/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/24/2017


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/01/2017




Inquiry #8: Per Section 10-6 on Special Provisions page 26, said "Water must be nonportable". Can Caltrans provide Contractors the nearby approved nonportable water source to be use for this project, and any associate fees, if any?
Inquiry submitted 10/26/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/26/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/27/2017




Inquiry #9: Section 19-1.01A says earthwork activities include clearing and grubbing. Clearing and grubbing must comply with Section 17. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife permit indicates that there are approximately 140 native riparian trees between 4 to 83 inches in diameter that will be permanently removed. It appears that a significant number of these trees are in the shadow of the new bridge. As there is no section 19 work in this area, where is the cost for clearing to be included? We would request that the owner add a bid item for clearing and grubbing as they have for most projects.
Inquiry submitted 10/26/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/27/2017


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 2, issued on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/07/2017




Inquiry #10: Due to the bid date, award period and receipt of NTP for this project, has the owner installed measures to prevent nesting of migratory birds after March 1st of 2018, which could impact the work of the project during the construction season of 2018.
Inquiry submitted 10/26/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/27/2017


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 2, issued on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/07/2017




Inquiry #11: On page 48 of the special provisions during the description of what should be included in a biological resource report it appears the table on contents has been pasted in. Is there any missing information in this section that has potentially been copied over or deleted because of this?
Inquiry submitted 10/26/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/27/2017


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/01/2017




Inquiry #12: We request Caltrans to re-evaluate and give Contractors more time to construct “N1 & N2” line off-ramps work in Stage 3. We think, It’s impossible to move approx. 7,000 cy of Dirt/Ex. Pavement Cut to Fill, making approx. 100k/sf of Subgrade, place and finish approx. 6,000 tons of Rock, Cold plane portion of existing “N2” line prior to overlay, place approx. 4,000 tons of HMA & RHMA, remove K-rail, then open to traffic in 55 hours working closure window.
Inquiry submitted 10/27/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/27/2017


Response #2:
The intention of the 55-hour closure of the N1 & N2 ramps during stage 3 work is to complete the remaining work of Stage 3 that cannot be completed during nightly ramp closures. The contactor is responsible for determining what work can be completed during the 55-hr closure. Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 11/07/2017




Inquiry #13: Will the PG&E 60 KV electrical lines, adjacent to the Bent 3 CIDH pile, be de-energized during the installation and construction of the Bent 3 CIDH pile and column?
Inquiry submitted 10/31/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/31/2017


Response #2:
The PG&E OH lines near Bent 3 will not be de-energized. There are multiple lines along this run; however, the line closest to the column is the OH ground wire (<50 kV per sheet U-1). The other PG&E OH line at Abutment 1 has already been relocated on October 21. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/01/2017




Inquiry #14: For the construction of the Bent 2 CIDH pile in close proximity to the existing UPRR railroad tracks, will the use of approximately 30' to 40' of surface casing used in conjunction with polymer slurry to pile tip elevation be acceptable for use as shaft stabilization for construction of the Bent 2 CIDH pile?
Inquiry submitted 10/31/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 10/31/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/13/2017




Inquiry #15: We are in agreement with the bidder with regards to Inquiry #12 and the 55 hour work window for lines "N2" & "N3". As the bidder so correctly states, there is way too much work to be performed for such a short period of time.

Reevaluating this now will help prevent a bad situation down the road. Thank you for the consideration.

Inquiry submitted 11/01/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 11/01/2017


Response #2:The intended alignments originally submitted are incorrect. The Bidder wishes to reference alignments "N1" and "N2". Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 11/01/2017


Response #3:
The intention of the 55-hour closure of the N1 & N2 ramps during stage 3 work is to complete the remaining work of Stage 3 that cannot be completed during nightly ramp closures. The contactor is responsible for determining what work can be completed during the 55-hr closure. Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 11/07/2017




Inquiry #16: A portion of the "N3" Line constructed in stage 2 is approx. 5 feet higher than the original ramp elevation. Therefore, we think a "Temporary Shoring" must be install between stage 2 and stage 3 in order to retain the fill embankment and new roadway structural section on "N3" Line. Please provide bid item "Temporary Shoring".
Inquiry submitted 11/01/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 11/02/2017


Response #2:
No temporary shoring will be required during construction of the N3 Line.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/07/2017




Inquiry #17: Can Caltrans reconsider the construction joint for the 132" CIDH piles and make the construction joint optional?
Inquiry submitted 11/02/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 11/02/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/03/2017


Response #3:
No.
Response posted 11/14/2017




Inquiry #18: Can Caltrans provide a letter or statement that the Treated Wood Waste are not a designated or hazardous waste (under the landfills Class III status) and if needed provide analytical testing for pentachlorophenol and cresol at a minimum?
Inquiry submitted 11/03/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 11/03/2017


Response #2:
Attention is directed to Section 14-11.14, Treated Wood Waste, of the Standard Specifications. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/06/2017




Inquiry #19: Please provide the height from existing grade to the existing 60 KV overhead wires and the location of the new Bent 3 CIDH pile.
Inquiry submitted 11/03/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 11/03/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/07/2017




Inquiry #20: On page 56 of the special provisions the irrigation controllers have the same extended price and quoted price of $6,049.44 for a quantity of two. Please clarify which price this is, quoted or extended.
Inquiry submitted 11/06/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 11/06/2017


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 2, issued on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/07/2017




Inquiry #21: Can the Isolation Casing be extended to 5' below the construction joint for 132" CIDH Piling?
Inquiry submitted 11/07/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/07/2017


Response #2:Your attention is directed to Section 4-1.07B, "Value Engineering Change Proposal," of the Standard Specifications. Proposal for modifications to the contract documents may be submitted to the Engineer after contract award.
Please bid per the current contract documents.

Response posted 11/13/2017


Response #3:Please bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 11/13/2017




Inquiry #22: Items 191, 192, and 193 Traffic Stripe Tape (Warranty) are requiring a manufacturers warranty on the material. At this time we have contacted multiple manufacturers and only 1 is willing to provide this. This is leading to inflated costs for this item beyond normal for overhead and profit. Please allow either standard permanent tape (Non warranty) or replacement of the item with thermoplastic.
Inquiry submitted 11/07/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/07/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/08/2017




Inquiry #23: Per the Foundation Report, Section 13 Construction Considerations, CIDH Piles, Section 5, the bottom of the CIDH piles is to be inspected by a Caltrans Foundation Testing Branch Shaft Inspection Device (SID) or similar device before the pile is accepted.

1. What is the criteria for acceptance?
2. What is the procedure if SID inspection determines that the bottom of the CIDH pile is unacceptable?
3. How much time should be allocated for SID inspection?
4. What is the minimum required notification time prior to requiring SID inspection?
5. What is the turnaround time between completion of SID inspection and acceptance of the CIDH pile?

Inquiry submitted 11/07/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/08/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/13/2017




Inquiry #24: Will Caltrans be inspecting the shaft bottoms of all the 132" CIDH piles with a SID?
Inquiry submitted 11/08/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/08/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/13/2017




Inquiry #25: Item 141 Pavement Marker (Non-Reflective) have been eliminated from Caltrans work earlier this year. When will an addendum removing this item be issued.
Inquiry submitted 11/08/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/08/2017


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to Section 81-3.02B(4), of the Special Provisions. Please bid per the current contract documents
Response posted 11/08/2017




Inquiry #26: It appears there is a 42" Clay Sanitary Sewer line that may be within the CIDH location at Bent 8. Will the line be relocated?
Inquiry submitted 11/08/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/09/2017


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to plan sheet U-2. The sanitary sewer line in question has already been relocated.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/09/2017




Inquiry #27: The quantities and plan details indicate that the existing joint seals are to be extended into the widening. Please clarify the interface of the new and existing seals. If the new seal is to be connected to the existing seal, please provide the profile of the existing seal so it can be matched with the new. Will the existing rubber need to be replaced along the entire length of the new/existing joint, or will a rubber splice be allowed?
Inquiry submitted 11/09/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/09/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/13/2017




Inquiry #28: Please explain the intent of the special designation of the hatched area on sheet 16 (Sta 150+00-151+50). This area appears to be available and necessary for the Contractor's use. Please confirm.
Inquiry submitted 11/09/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/09/2017


Response #2:
Attention is directed to the Sheet L-1 Legend and Section 80-1.03 of the Notice to Bidders and Special Provisions. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/09/2017




Inquiry #29: On Sheet 344 of 390 of the plans, there is a note at the top under "Alternative 1". It states the following:

"Falsework must be released as soon as permitted by the specifications. Closure pour shall not be placed sooner than 90 days after the falsework has been released."

Can you confirm the 90 days as referenced above will/must be considered working days from a scheduling standpoint??

Inquiry submitted 11/09/2017

Response #1:
Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/09/2017


Response #2:
Your attention is directed to Section 1-1.07B, "day", of the Standard Specifications.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/13/2017




Inquiry #30: Log of Test Borings Sheets 1 through 5 (Plan sheets 383 to 387) show the the some of the logged material has bedding planes.
1. What angle are the bedding planes at?
2. Is there additional information other than the Foundation Report dated April 5, 2017 and the plan sheets relating to the geotechnical investigation conducted available?

Inquiry submitted 11/09/2017

Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. If a response is not posted before bid opening addressing your inquiry, please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/13/2017


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract bid documents.
Response posted 11/13/2017


Response #3:
Bid per current contract bid documents.
Refer to the link below for the East Roseville Viaduct: https://geodog.dot.ca.gov/search projects.php
Response posted 11/14/2017


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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