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Q1) The typical cross sections show imported material (shoulder backing) to be placed 3 feet out from the EP/ETW over the entire 9.2 miles of the job. Figured at an average thickness of 2" this would equal over three thousand tons. Is the 300 tn bid quantity correct? If there are only certain areas that receive shoulder backing can you identify these by station number?
A1) The 300 ton bid quantity is correct and the entire length of the project does not receive shoulder backing. 01Mar10