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Inquiry #1: Would Caltans consider re-using all the metal parts,rail, hardware tubes to the existing cat terminals since they are like new and just add new wood? Or would they like every new on the installation?
Inquiry submitted 10/12/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/13/2017


Response #2:Per the plans, the CRASH CUSHION(TYPE CAT) must be new installation.
Response posted 10/16/2017




Inquiry #2: The Culvert Backfill chart on plan sheet 278 does not appear correspond to the correct plan sheets.
Inquiry submitted 10/17/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/17/2017


Response #2:See Addendum 2.
Response posted 10/26/2017




Inquiry #3: Most of the culvert crossings are within the grind and overlay area but there are several that are not. How does the final HMA trench patch get paid for all the culvert trenches outside the grind and overlay area? See trench details No.1 and No. 2 on plan sheet 349.
Inquiry submitted 10/18/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/18/2017


Response #2:See AC quantities.
Response posted 10/19/2017




Inquiry #4: The Right of Entry Agreement included in the information handout is not completed. Will the State be reimbursing the Napa Valley Wine Train, LLC for all administrative and railroad flagging costs? Will the contractor be required to include any cost associated with the Napa Valley Wine Train? If so please indicate the required costs and hourly rates.
Inquiry submitted 10/18/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.

Response posted 10/18/2017


Response #2:The State be reimbursing the Napa Valley Wine Train.
Response posted 10/19/2017




Inquiry #5: Closure Chart No. K3 on page 16 of the contract specifications state, "The maximum length of a single stationary land closure shall be 0.33 mile". On the same page under "Add to the end of section 12-4.02C(7)(b) it states, "The maximum length of a single stationary one-way reversing traffic control lane closure is 1000 feet between flagger". Please confirm the maximum length of the closure is 0.33 miles.
Inquiry submitted 10/18/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/18/2017


Response #2:The maximum length of the closure is 0.33 miles.
Response posted 10/19/2017




Inquiry #6: Sheet 3 of the project plans, cross section 324+68 - 453+30 states, "Existing roadway is 2-lanes except at the following locations, 396+00 - 459+00....)". This means the road between 324+68 - 396+00 is two lanes. The closure chart corresponding to this portion of road is on page 15 of the project specifications and states, "Provide at least 1 through lane open in the direction of travel". This stretch of roadway will have to be under reverse control traffic control. Please confirm and provide a separate closure chart.
Inquiry submitted 10/18/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/19/2017


Response #2:Chart K3 covers the stations mentioned for reversing traffic control.
Response posted 10/24/2017




Inquiry #7: Where does the crack sealing get installed?? Is it after the grind and before the overlay in the same shift??
Inquiry submitted 10/27/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/31/2017


Response #2:The crack sealing is installed after the grind and before the overlay on the same shift.
Response posted 11/01/2017




Inquiry #8: Please provide Specification section, means and methodology for Bid Item #36, Base Bond Breaker.
Inquiry submitted 11/01/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/01/2017


Response #2:See Std Specs Section 36-2 BASE BOND BREAKER.
Response posted 11/02/2017




Inquiry #9: In regards to Bid item #35, Rapid Strength Concrete Base, will this material be installed flush to the existing AC? If not, will the 3" AC shown on Trench Details 1 and 2 on page 59 be temporary in nature? If the 3" AC trench patch is required, will Caltrans allow plating of the highway? How will the AC be paid? Will it be part of the culvert items, or will it be paid under Bid Item #40, Hot Mix Asphalt (Type A)?
Inquiry submitted 11/01/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/01/2017


Response #2:Backfill with RSC up to 3” below the existing profile grade then place the 3” HMA backfill to flush with existing profile, AC quantities are paid under bid item #40.
Response posted 11/02/2017




Inquiry #10: In regards to culvert backfill, there are culverts that are proposed outside of the roadway prism that have no bid items to cover the backfill materials (i.e. RSCB, or Class 3 Permeable). Is the bidder to include backfill within the culvert items, or will Caltrans furnish bid items to cover this extra backfill?
Inquiry submitted 11/01/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/01/2017


Response #2:Backfill is included , see section 9-1.03.
Response posted 11/02/2017




Inquiry #11: The special provision state All drainage work must occur June 1 to October 30 (page 20) and No closures during special days August 15 to October 15. This would make the project a two (2) season project, considering weather and temperatures. Why is this project an A plus B with all the working restrictions controlling the project??
Inquiry submitted 11/07/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/07/2017


Response #2:Bid per plans and specs. Note that Addendum 2 was issued on Oct. 24, 2017.
Response posted 11/08/2017


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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