CONTRACT NO: 11-075304


In San Diego And Imperial Counties At Various Locations.

Concrete Bridge Deck/Girdwer Treatment /Bridge Joints.

Advertise Date    08/21/00
Bids Open           09/28/00


DATE: 09/27/00

TIME: 16:00

The responses to bidder' inquiries, unless incorporated into a formal addenda to the contract, are not a part of the contract and are provided for the bidder's convenience only. In some instances, the question and answer may represent a summary of the matters discussed rather than a word-for-word recitation. The responses may be considered along with all other information furnished to prospective bidders for the purpose of bidding on the project. The availability or use of information provided in the responses to bidder' inquiries is not to be construed in any way as a waiver of the provisions of Section 2-1.03 of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, the plans, Standard Specifications or Special Provisions, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with those contract requirements. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may affect or vary a response previously given.

The Caltrans District 11 Office is located at 2829 Juan Street, San Diego, CA 92110. The mailing address is P.O. Box 85406, San Diego, CA 92186-5406. The District 11 Duty Senior telephone number is (619) 688-6635. Please submit all inquiries in the proper format by fax to (619) 688-6988 or e-mail to


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Inquiry No.
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Section 5-1.04 Public safety of the Special Provision

Section 5-1.04 Public Safety of the Special Provision states that a lane of traffic shall be taken when working within 1.8M of the traffic. Please clarify this specification when working in one lane of a 2 lane freeway.

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan Sheets 11 of 24, 15 of 24, and  16 of 24

Dimensions on pages 11/24, 15/24 and 16/24 show shoulder width, lane width, roadway width of lanes less than one Meter. These cannot be correct. We request the correct dimension in order to verify quantities.

  • For dimensions of existing structures as shown on the plans there are as-built plans of the original construction available at our District Office located in Old Town in our office or through Map Files.  
14/24 10' outside, 48' lanes, 15' inside, not including transition area.
15/24 10' outside, 48' lanes, 8' inside.
16/24   8' outside, 24' lanes, 5' inside, not including transition area" 
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan Sheet 13 of 24

Eighth St. UC: At Abutment 1 plans call for replace bridge deck. Pay Quantities show Structure Concrete Bridge. Is this where the item is paid? If so, where is the removal paid?

  • Bid it as you see it.
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Page 21 of 24

Route 163/52 Abutment 3 joint seal assembly shows concrete to to be placed. The quantities do not show an item of Structure Concrete Bridge. Where is this item paid?

  • Per Section 51-1.23 of the Standard Specifications all work involved in the joint seal assemblies shall be included in the item.
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan sheet 22 of 24

Route 163/805 Hinge calls for concrete at hinge. No quantity for structure Concrete Bridge in Quantities. Where is this paid?

  • Bid it as you see it.
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan sheet 15 of 24

Need lane closure chart for CB-2 line shown on sheet 15 of 24.

  • Bid it as you see it.
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Plan sheets 21 of 24 and 22 of 24.

Where is the rebar paid for the new rebar shown in the "Structure Concrete Bridge" work?

  • Per Section 51-1.23 of the Standard Specifications all work involved, complete in place shall be included in the item.





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