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Q1) There is a bid item for removing thermoplastic traffic stripe, but there is no stripe removal in the plans. Furthermore, there is no section in the spec book that deals with striping or marking removal. Please advise.
A1) Refer to Section 2-1.12B "Bid Item List and Bid Comparison" of the Special Provisions: "Submit a bid based on the work item quantities the Department shows in the Bid Item List." Also, refer to Section 15 "Existing Highway Facilities," subsection 15-2.02B "Traffic Stripes and Pavement Markings," of the Standard Specifications. 1Nov10.