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Inquiry #1: Per the permit in the information handout under "Traffic Control/Operating Plan", it states that CHP and Flaggers (with pilot car) will be required.
1. Is the state to pay for the CHP officer(s)?
2. Is the state and contractor to split the cost of flagging 50/50?
3. Is the state and contractor to split the cost of pilot car 50/50?

Inquiry submitted 09/06/2018

Response #1:
(#1)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/06/2018


Response #2:
1. CHP: State pays CHP officers by Department Funds
2. Flagging: Please refer to Standard Specifications 12-1.04 regarding payment
3. Pilot Car: Please refer to Standard Specifications 12-4.01C “Furnishing and operating pilot cars if ordered is change order work

Response posted 09/10/2018




Inquiry #2: Please refer to the MGS Quantity Chart on Q-1. “Remarks”, on line 4 & 7, states; ”Steel Posts-On CIDH Piles, See Structure Plans”. Please provide details for the posts and CIDH piles. How are the CIDH piles to be paid?
Inquiry submitted 09/06/2018

Response #1:
(#2)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/06/2018


Response #2:
Please refer to Construction Detail Sheet C-6 for Detail of the Existing CIDH pile that will be removed with Concrete Barrier is placed. Removal of the CIDH piles will be paid for as “Remove Guardrail.”
Response posted 09/10/2018




Inquiry #3: The State mentioned at the mandatory prebid that an addendum would be forth coming. Do you know what date it will be sent out?
Inquiry submitted 09/10/2018

Response #1:
(#3)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/11/2018


Response #2:
Photos are included and now posted. Please refer to Addendum No. 3, issued on Friday, September 21, 2018.
Response posted 10/02/2018




Inquiry #4: Abutment 2 Details (sheet 73 of 90) and Rock Anchor Details (sheet 75 of 90), the wing wall with rock anchor is poured in one pour. How does the state suggest we install and stress the rock anchors without using some form of shotcrete wall prior to pouring the wing wall? Please provide a detail showing the thickness of the shotcrete and then the thickness of the wing wall, and add a bid item for shotcrete.
Inquiry submitted 09/13/2018

Response #1:
(#4)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/13/2018


Response #2:
Rock anchors should not be stressed. Reference is directed to section 46-4.03C of the Special Provisions, “Hand tighten the nut on the end of the production rock anchor bar before the initial set of the grout. Make the nut wrench tight after the grout has set for 24 hours, unless a shorter time is authorized.”
Response posted 09/18/2018




Inquiry #5: Plan sheets 70 through 73 Abutment 2 details No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 shows to place 2' of permeable materials prior to lightweight fill. How does the permeable backfill materials get paid?

Inquiry submitted 09/13/2018

Response #1:
(#5)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/13/2018


Response #2:
Permeable Materials/ Permeable Material (Blanket) are paid under Bid Item “71 PERMEABLE MATERIAL (BLANKET)”. Please refer to Section 68-2.02F of the Standard Specifications.
Response posted 09/19/2018




Inquiry #6: Plan sheet 80 shows the A, B and C pattern for barrier on the structure. There is no layout for barrier items 95 and 96. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 09/14/2018

Response #1:
(#6)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/14/2018


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry.
Please refer to Addendum No. 3, issued on Friday, September 21, 2018.
Response posted 10/02/2018




Inquiry #7: Special provision section 51-1.01D(2)(d)(iv) PC/UHPC Mock-up states to construct two mock-ups composite of PC components and UHPC. What is the length of each mock-up required?
Inquiry submitted 09/18/2018

Response #1:
(#7)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/18/2018


Response #2:
Length of each mockup is 12 feet. Please refer to “Mock-up specimen” detail on plan sheet no. 60 of 90.
Response posted 09/19/2018




Inquiry #8: Inquiry #2 is asking what details are to be used for the NEW MGS guardrail on CIDH piles. C-6 does not have details for what we are to use for the new guardrail installation. Are we to assume that we will reinstall the rail on the existing piles and they will be protected in place during construction?
Inquiry submitted 09/19/2018

Response #1:
(#8)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/20/2018


Response #2:
Addenda have been issued to address this bidder inquiry.
Please refer to Addendum No. 3, issued on Friday, September 21, 2018 and Addendum No. 4, issued on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Response posted 10/02/2018




Inquiry #9: The MGS Quantity shett Q-1 states that Type 12DD layout should be used for the guardrail. This is inconsistent with what the plans and quantities call out. Please tell us the proper layout so we can figure out what to install in the solid rock that is requiring guardrail installation.
Inquiry submitted 09/19/2018

Response #1:
(#9)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/20/2018


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry.
Please refer to Addendum No. 4, issued on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Response posted 10/02/2018




Inquiry #10: Specials section 78-4.07A states to stain all visible galvanized surfaces of railings and posts. Does this include Item 11 Temporary Thrie Beam, Item 12 Temporary Metal Beam and Item 92 End Cap Type TC that is associated with the Temp Thrie Beam?
Inquiry submitted 09/19/2018

Response #1:
(#10)-The galvanized surfaces of the Temporary Guardrail does not receive natina stain.
Response posted 09/20/2018




Inquiry #11: ADDENDUM #3 provides some clarifications for the MGS to be installed. Please provide dimensions and details of the base-plated steel post to be installed on the existing CIDH.
Inquiry submitted 09/21/2018

Response #1:
(#11)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 09/24/2018


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry.
Please refer to Addendum No. 4, issued on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Response posted 10/02/2018




Inquiry #12: Is there a requirement and/or restriction regarding where pine needles may be collected from for the pine needle straw?
Inquiry submitted 10/01/2018

Response #1:
(#12)-Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 10/02/2018




Inquiry #13: Can you please post the sign-in sheet from the mandatory pre-bid meeting?
Inquiry submitted 10/03/2018

Response #1:
(#13)-The sign-in sheet is now posted at the project website under documents and is labeled as Pre-Bid Meeting Roster. http://www.dot.ca.gov/d3/projects/subprojects/3F530/index.html
Response posted 10/03/2018


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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