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Q1) We have been through the contract and the closures and are wondering why the contract only allows 25 work days? Looking at past and future contracts with methacrylate the days seems to few. Some locations will take up to four shifts or more. And the closures are mostly at night with very limited working hours.
A1) We made our working days calculation on based on, for each direction of travel, doing one structure a time when the structures are too far apart and doing multiple structures when the proximity of the structures allow it.
The windows of lane closures are based on volume and peak-hour traffic. These windows can not change at this time.
Q2) Is there any options as far as day time closures?
A2) See answer to Question #1.