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Q1) For 80 tons of material, why is Standard process specified? Could the material be switched to Method Process instead? On the same 80 tons, Lime treat the aggregates. Can we be given the option to use LAS in leiu of Lime?
A1) Use the standard process as specified in the Special Provision. Method Process is required for Transporting, Spreading, and Compacting (39-1.11 ) for paved thickness less than 0.15'. Lime treated aggregate is necessary because of the aggregate quality in this area. 24Mar10.
Q2) On the OGFC mix, Lime treated aggregate is specified along with the PG 54-33PM. This seems redundant, since there is no TSR requirement for this mix, can the use of lime treated aggregates be waived?
A2) Lime treated aggregrate is necessary beacause of the aggregrate quality in this area. The grade of asphalt binder must be PG58-34PM as specified in Section 10-1.20, "Hot Mix Asphalt Open Graded Friction Course," of the Special Provisions. 24Mar10.
Q3) Even though lime is required on both the conventional and OGFC mixes, has there been any issues on using aggregate sources from District 7?
A3) Bid in accordance with the current contract documents. 26Mar10.