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Q1) Per the Caltrans Office Engineer website: California budget holding up bid openings, awards- Due to the lack of a FY 10/11 budget, we will be postponing awards for projects that have had bids opened, and postponing bid openings for advertised projects prior to bid opening. Please check your project for addenda often, and thank you for your patience. Is the project bid date still 9/8/10 or has the opening been postponed?
A1) There are no plans to postpone the bid date for this project. Bids open Wednesday, September 8, 2010. 3Sep10