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Inquiry #1: This project was advertised on 4/9/18 and bids on 5/2/18. Bidders do not have 30 days to properly advertise for the project including DVBE outreach (only 3 weeks allowed). Will Caltrans extend the bid date a minimum of 1 week to allow more time to properly advertise for the project? Please confirm.
Inquiry submitted 04/11/2018

Response #1:There are no plans to extend the bid open date.
Response posted 04/13/2018




Inquiry #2: Please clarify the number of dowel bars drilled into existing concrete per lane. P8 Detail 4 bars per wheel path, 8 per transverse construction joint. Or P1/P3A/P3B Detail of 12 bars per lane, per transverse construction joint.
Inquiry submitted 04/11/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/12/2018


Response #2:Regarding the number of dowel bars drilled into existing concrete per lane, the contractor should use P8 Detail 4 bars per wheel path, 8 bars per transvers construction joint.
Response posted 04/17/2018




Inquiry #3: For the Individual Slab Replacement item - please clarify if the contractor should use straight or skewed joints at locations where both lanes are being replaced.
Inquiry submitted 04/11/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/12/2018


Response #2:For the Individual Slab Replacement, the contractor should use straight joints at locations where both lanes are being replaced.
Response posted 04/18/2018




Inquiry #4: For Individual Slab Replacement SB R0.0 the layout sheet L-1 appears to show slab replacement up to a bridge deck (S505-E80 Connector OC). Please clarify if this should be an approach slab type r. If Individual Slab Replacement is to occur at this location would a joint seal for the bridge deck be required?
Inquiry submitted 04/11/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/12/2018


Response #2:Joint seal is not required between Individual Slab Replacement and approach slab.
Response posted 04/18/2018




Inquiry #5: At the WIM Locations NB & SB at PM 2.20 to 2.25 for Individual Slab Replacement item - Sheet C-1 shows the lanes and shoulders being replaced with rapid strength concrete, while L-3, X-1, Q-2, and E-3 show just the lanes being replaced with RSC. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 04/11/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/12/2018




Inquiry #6: On Q-2 the SQYD's shown for Base Bond Breaker do match the surface area calculated from the slab lengths and widths shown. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 04/11/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/12/2018


Response #2:The deviation is not significant. Please bid per plans.
Response posted 04/18/2018




Inquiry #7: For the WIM typically these locations typically require concrete grinding (even when RSC pavement meets the specifications and would not otherwise require it). Can the State extend the quantity for item 26 Grind Existing Concrete Pavement to include the SQYD's at these locations.
Inquiry submitted 04/11/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 04/12/2018


Response #2:Please bid on plans for items # 26 Grind Existing Concrete Pavement. The requirements of grinding on new concrete surface TBD.
Response posted 04/18/2018


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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