CONTRACT NO: 11-229604


In San Diego County In Escondido From

Lincoln Parkway To Pennsylvania Avenue.

Asphalt Concrete Pavement To Be Placed..

Advertise Date    11/01/99
Bids Open           12/09/99


DATE: 12/08/99

TIME: 15:00

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 92186-5400. The District 11 Duty Senior telephone number is (619) 688-6635. Please submit all inquiries in the proper format by fax to (619) 688-6635 or e-mail to

Caltrans District 11 Construction Department has developed this method of answering Bidders Inquiries to better serve the needs of the Contractors who bid on our Projects.

The BIDDER'S INQUIRIES & RESPONSES will be updated continuously with the last posting no later than 15:00 on Wednesday prior to the bid opening.

Caltrans District 11 Construction Department will post all of the questions submitted by any of the registered Plan holders for that Contract, but reserves the right not to answer any questions deemed unsatisfactory for public viewing.


Inquiry No.
Why is 30 mm AC  (Type A) being placed under the rubberized AC? What purpose does it serve?
How does Caltrans expect the loop detectors to be installed prior to placement of the uppermost layer of new pavement in the same work shift? This cannot be performed as specified.

See Addendum No. 1

Lane closure charts in Addendum No. are for a different project. Please clarify.

See Addendum No. 2 

Location on bid submittal envelope is different than the Specials, which location is correct?

The location stated in the Special Provisions is correct;
Department of Transportation 
3347 Michelin Drive  Suite 110
Arvin, CA 92612
Bids will be opened in Room C - 1116

Can the loops be placed in the top lift of RAC?

No, the uppermost layer of new pavement shall not be placed until all underlying conduits and loop detectors have been installed per Section 10-1.01 ORDER OF WORK of the Special Provisions.

Can we wait and pave back the entire top lift of RAC continuously?

The RAC must be placed within 72 hours of placement of AC (Type A) per Addendum No. 1 






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