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Q1) Can the bid be postponed so that bidders will be able to go look at the project site? The work is not likely to take place until July or August. It does not seem right to bid a project that one can not go and see becasue the road is closed.
A1) Please refer to Addendum No.2, dated March 22, 2010: "Bids for this work will be opened on Tuesday, May 12, 2010, instead of the original date of Tuesday, March 24, 2010." 22Mar10
Q2) The centerline stripe quantities appear to be off. For a project that is 9.0 miles long, there is only 19,335 LF (3.67 miles) worth on Centerline. This is compared to 47,520 LF of edgeline (18.0 miles). Please advise.
A2) The location is mostly a narrow two lane highway with no centerline stripe but mostly edge line stripe. Please bid per bid package.