CONTRACT NO: 11-178504


In San Diego County At Ramona From Route 67 To Hatfield Creek Bridge.

Existing Highway To Be Widened And Resurfaced With Asphalt Concrete.

Advertise Date    01/02/01
Bids Open            02/01/01


DATE: 02/01/01

TIME: 09:30

Estimate $ 1,415,000.00
        1) 1,088,888.80        HANSEN SJH CONSTRUCTION
        2) 1,099,271.00        GRANITE CONSTRUCTION
        3) 1,177,799.00        NICHOLAS GRANT CORPORATION
        4) 1,204,754.00        HAZARD CONSTRUCTION
        5) 1,295,891.75        J.D. PAVING
        6) 1,349,162.00        ABC CONSTRUCTION
        7) 1,435,358.32        WIER CONSTRUCTION
        8) 1,464,133.00        SCHEIDEL CONTRACTING

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.
Please advise where cross sections can be picked up and if there is a cost?
  • Cross sections will be available at our Old Town Office on 01/24/01 and there will be no cost.
How do we obtain full size plan sheets?
  • Full size plans sheets are available from the Caltrans Office Engineer website at:

They can be printed directly from the above listed site or downloaded for printing at any available reprographics company.
Plans sheets can also be ordered from:
5560 Ruffin Road Suite 5
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 541-1500    FAX (858) 278-0558
e-mail to

Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item #32 Asphaltic Emulsion (fogseal)

Is the asphaltic emulsion referred to in Section 10-1.31 SEAL COAT on page 69 of the Special Provisions the proper asphaltic emulsion for Item 32?

  • Bid it as specified in the Special Provisions, any modifications will be made in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications.
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item #18 Roadway Excavation

The temporary asphalt placed on the south side of Route 67 prior to Stage 1 will be removed in Stage 2. Is the removal going to be paid in Item 18 Roadway Excavation?

  • The quantity of roadway excavation for the asphalt to be placed during Stage 1 was not included in the quantity for Item 18 but the item will be increased in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications.
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item #18 Roadway Excavation

Fencing on the south side of Route 78 in the widening area may need to be removed, should this cost be in the clear & grub? Also do we need to consider replacing the fence, if so what Item?

  • No, the removal of the fence shall be done by the property owners and need not be included in the clear & grub item. 
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item #18 Roadway Excavation

Is the rock that will be removed, in the widening area Route 78, quantified in the roadway excavation amount?

  • Limits of excavation are as shown in the cross sections.
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Item #15 Remove Concrete Curb & Item #47 Minor Concrete (curb)

Removal and replacement of concrete curb, is it shoulder work or night work?

  • Any work for removal and placement of the new curb that requires a lane closure will need to be performed during the night time hours per the Traffic Charts in Section 10-1.12 MAINTAINING TRAFFIC. 
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Please advise where the soils / boring information can be obtained for this project in order to adequately evaluate the roadway excavation operations and methods required.

  • There is no "Materials Information" available for this project. 
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=Section 10-1.01 ORDER OF WORK 

When and how is the work to be performed for widening and overlay where the work conflicts with or is not protected by k-rail? 

  • The areas of work that conflict with or are not protected by k-rail shall be performed during the stage of work for either west bound (Stage 1) or east bound (Stage 2) and any increases in k-rail that may be required or any increases for backfilling and signing or traffic control to perform the work shall be in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications, 
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

Is the intent to place traffic on the new 180 mm AC section without the final lift of RAC?

  • Yes. 
Plan Sheet / Specification Reference=

What item should raising/ adjusting the existing manholes, valves, etc be included in?

  • Per Section 15 EXISTING HIGHWAY FACILITIES of the Standard Specifications the adjustment/ modifications of existing highway facilities outside the excavation or clear & grub areas shall be paid in accordance with Section 4-1.03 of the Standard Specifications. 





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