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Inquiry #1: Caltrans Typical Cross Sections on sheet X-1 do not show the existing rumble strip on Hwy 1 throughout the project. Does Caltrans want to do any HMA patching of this existing rumble strip prior to the RHMA surface course? If yes, is there a detail for this work?
Inquiry submitted 08/08/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/08/2018


Response #2:Existing rumble strips will be overlayed with the proposed 0.2' RHMA-G. A separate removal operation of the existing rumble strips is not necessary.

Bid per current contract documents.

Response posted 08/08/2018




Inquiry #2: Can Caltrans please include the ppf files for the NB & SB on-ramps of Cayucos Drive?
Inquiry submitted 08/17/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/17/2018


Response #2:Refer to Revised Standard Spec 36-3, specifically Section 36-3.01D(3)(b)(i). IP data in PPF format is provided in the Information Handout for the ramps that meet the minimum 1,000 foot lane length. IP data will not be provided for ramps with a lane length less than 1,000 feet.

Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 08/17/2018




Inquiry #3: Existing Vegetation Control (Minor Concrete) is present along the approximately 1,400 LF of Adjust Guardrail (SB R36.55 to R36.82). Will Caltrans confirm the existing concrete must be removed and replaced? Or does Caltrans have another option in mind? How would this work be paid?
Inquiry submitted 08/17/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/17/2018


Response #2:Concrete vegetation control within the limits of Adjust Guardrail shall remain in place. Within the limits of the end terminals the vegetation control should also remain in place. If removal of the vegetation control is needed to reconstruct the end terminals then removal will be paid for as extra work.
Response posted 08/21/2018




Inquiry #4: Refering to Inquiry #2, the Cayucos Drive NB on-ramp is greater than the 1000 ft of lane length that you are referring to. The station is from 82+85 to 92+90. Please provide the ppf file for this run.
Inquiry submitted 08/17/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/20/2018


Response #2:The lane length for the NB Cayucos Drive On-ramp is just under 1,000 feet, Station 82+72.12 to Station 92+10 “R5”.

Bid per current contract documents.

Response posted 08/21/2018




Inquiry #5: Section 83-2.01B(2)(b)(iv) Coloring Agent says: not used and coloring agent must be integral to the concrete mix. Would Caltrans like to use an integral coloring agent for section 83-2.01B(2)(b)(iv) and if so what color?
Inquiry submitted 08/20/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/20/2018


Response #2:Tinting of vegetation control will be handled by Oxidizing Stain, refer to Section 78-4.09. Integral color is not required for vegetation control.
Response posted 08/21/2018




Inquiry #6: Regarding Bid items 67 thru 74, will Premium Protective Overlay Film be required in the furnish sign pricing?
Inquiry submitted 08/23/2018

Response #1:Premium protective overlay film is not included with this project. Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 08/24/2018




Inquiry #7: Referring to Inquiry #3, leaving the existing vegetation control concrete under the adjusted guardrail will result in a 0.20' drop-off from the new surface of RHMA-G to existing veg concrete. Caltrans Standard Plans show vegetation control to be flush with the paved shoulder. Is it acceptable to have this grade differential? Or must the contractor conform grind the edge of existing vegetation control concrete for the new RHMA-G to be flush?
Inquiry submitted 08/23/2018

Response #1:The 0.2' RHMA-G overlay must be paved to the face of existing guardrail, where dike is not proposed, and beyond for the dike pad where dike is proposed. Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 08/24/2018




Inquiry #8: Referring to Inquiry #3 and #7. Regardless of dike and the horizontal limits of paving with respect to guardrail, a 0.20' vertical drop off will still exist when overlaying the roadway with new RHMA-G and maintaining the existing vegetation control concrete at its current elevation. Is the vertical drop off acceptable? If not, how does Caltrans wish to proceed?
Inquiry submitted 08/29/2018

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/30/2018


Response #2:Refer to responses to inquiry #3 & #7, bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 08/30/2018


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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