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Q1) Under Alternative Crash Cushion System (TL-3) second paragraph states that you can use one of the following or a approved equal. Items 1,2 and 3 are equals being Non Gating, Re-Directive, Repairable Crash Cushions. But Item 4 (ADIEM) is a partially gating, partially re-directive Crash Cushion, totally different. Since the listed types are not equal and we want to use a totally different type can we use a equal to either type.
A1) No. An addendum #1 will be issued to delete the ADIEM from the alternatives list.
Q2) It appears that areas to receive "Hot Mix Asphalt (Type A)" and "Place Asphalt Concrete (Miscellaneous Areas)" may be double counted in the quantities section of the plans and bid schedule. Specifically, clarification is needed for the areas to receive "Hot Mix Asphalt (Type A)" and "Place Asphalt Concrete (Miscellaneous Areas)" for bid item numbers 23 and 40. Please advise.
A2) Please see location 23 page 15 and location 40 page 26, not related to Items 23 and 40.
Q3) Please provide some type of quantity summary sheet, that will define those locations that are included in the Final Pay Quantity of 46.1 m3 for contract item 47.
A3) Bid per contract documents.