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Q1) Are cross-sections available?
A1) Cross sections are available for inspection, as stated in Special Provisions Section 5-1.09, "SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECT INFORMATION," by appointment. Copies may be purchased from Stockton Blue Reprographics, 1421 N. El Dorado St., Stockton, CA 95202. Phone (209) 464-8724, fax (209) 464-8739, E-mail: Planwell@stocktonblue.com. 1Sept10.
Q2) Will there be a temporary easement outside of Caltrans right of way to allow access to the rock excavation? If so, please describe limits.
A2) There are no temporary easements outside the Caltrans right of way. 15Sept10.
Q3) Please provide the link for Item 4 Department approved storm water management training ...
A3) Refer to the Department's "Construction Storm Water and Water Pollution Control" Web site: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/construc/stormwater/stormwater1.htm. 17Sept10.
Q4)With this designated surplus material location at Tragedy Springs will the contractor be required to pay prevailing rates to the on-highway truck drivers transporting materials to Tragedy Springs ?
A4) With the disposal location of the surplus material being specified in the Special Provisions of this project, prevailing wage is required for the off-haul of the surplus material at not less than the Department of Industrial Relations Statewide Determination for Driver (on/off- hauling to/from Construction site). 23Sept10.
Q5) What is the stockpile grading requirements at Tragedy Springs ? Do we need to grade the stockpiles in any specific fashion at project completion ? Are their any erosion control concerns in Tragedy Springs ? Ingress & Egress concerns at Tragedy Springs ?
A5) Refer to Section 5-1.09 "Supplemental Project Information" of the Special Provisions, which lists the Right of Way Agreement for the Mandatory Disposal Site. The requirements for disposal are specified in this document which is included in the Information Handout. The Information Handout may be viewed at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/project_ads_addenda/10/10-0S1704/pdf/10-0S1704IH.pdf