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Q1) Is it your intenion to anchor all the K-rail in all phases of work as per the Temporary Railing (Type K) Detail on page 37 of 41?
A1) Sheet 37 of 41 details the temporary k rail to be installed on existing concrete. All other temporary railing (type k) should be placed per section 12.-3.08 of the Caltrans Standard Specifications and Standard Plan T3.
Q2)Notes for the demolition of the existing barrier (sheet 33) state we are to remove barrier "to top of existing footing". Section B-B on sheet 40 of the plans show #8 bar to be installed and bent in the existing footing (that we are to leave per demolition note above) to tie in the new structure approach, existing footing and new barrier rail. How are we to install this steel? Are we to remove the top portion of the footing?
A2) The retained #8 bars are shown on page 40 of 41. Please bid per current contract documents.