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Q1) Significant amounts of brush/trees are in the work area under the bridge and will require clearing and grubbing. What do we do with the trimmings? Can they be laid to the side along the right of way, or do they have to be hauled off site?
A1) Per sections, 16-1.04 and 16-1.06 of the Standard Specifications, The trimmings and the disposal cost are the Contractor's responsibility. If changes are requested, they may be handled by proposed Contract Change Order. The Department of Fish and Game must be consulted and the 1602 permit must be complied with.