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Q1) The contractor can't produce the calculations determining the proposed CIPP liner thickness at each location unless we have the line segment depths available to us for thickness design purposes. Michels requests that Caltrans provide these depths on every line segment so the contractor can bid the project properly.
A1) Please refer to Addendum #1 dated December 16, 2008.
Q2) It appears there may be a section of the specifications missing starting on page 47. After the 3rd paragraph of the Section titled "Remove Concrete", the specification seems to make an abrupt jump to traffic signs. The "Remove Concrete" section seems to be incomplete, and the fourth paragraph of that section, beginning with "Signs shall be fabricated and furnished..." seems like it should belong in another section with more lead-in. Additionally, the section numbers skip from 10-1.12 to 10-1.14, with no reference to 10-1.13, even to say it was not used. It appears that a block of text may have been inadvertently deleted from this area prior to the specification being published and the Table of Contents being compiled. Please advise.
A2) Please refer to addendum #2 dated December 29, 2008.