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Q1) Please provide details on what is to be done with the existing cross gutter on the east side of the intersection of SR63 & Avenue 408. It is not clear whether the complete cross gutter is to be removed or if the center is to remain and new wings are to be added to the north and south. Please clarify.
A1) Because the grated line drain is being installed in it's place, the existing valley gutter requires removal so no detail is required for removal.
Q2) On the Northeast corner there is an existing block sign with a footing along with landscaping that is in the right-of-way. Is the contractor responsible for removing the sign and landscaping and/or relocating the sign and landscaping?
A2) On March 22, 2007, Cutler Orosi Joint Unified School District agreed to relocate the sign, so NO, the contractor is not responsible.
Q3) The Contract time for this project is 50 Working Days, which is 12 weeks. The Signal Poles take a minimum of 12 weeks to be delivered from the time of order. Will the Department consider adding additional Working Days to the Contract Time to allow for the long lead-time of the Signal Poles? If not, how will the Department address the long lead-time?
A3) The state believes that the 12 weeks of working days in addition to the time between award and the first working day provides adequate time to accomplish this project.
Q4) On the Northeast corner of the the intersection there is an existing sign that sits within the project right of way. Is this to be removed by others or considered part of the clear and grub. If it is the contractors responsibility does it need to be disposed of or salvaged?
A4) If you are referring to the school sign on a footing, that item is to be relocated by Cutler Orosi Joint Unified School District (COJUSD).
Q5) On the north side of Ave. 408 east of Route 63 there are overhead lights, boxes and conduits that appear to be in conflict with the new sidewalk. What happens to these lights and who's responsibility is it?
A5) Utilities owned by PG&E has already been moved to the proper location. Any found conflict will require coordination with utility owner.
It appears that the new G1 Drain inlets do not tie into any existing facilities nor are there any new stubs showing for future connections. Is this correct?
A6) That is correct, the new inlets do not tie into any exisisting facilities.
The lights referenced in Q5 are facing into the parking lot and one would assume they are owned and operated by the school district. Can it be assumed that Caltrans will coordinate the relocation of these lights prior to the start of the 50 working days?
A7) The removal or relocation of the parking lot lighting is not the responsibility of the Contractor.