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Q1) The Cold In-place Recycling specifications include a 95% relative compaction requirement with Cal Test 216 as the standard. Cal Test 216 is a soil and aggregate test that has no applicapility to an asphalt pavement such as CIR. In addtion, the 95% relative compaction will in all likelyhood lead to a Contractor damaging the mat trying to meet an inappropriate standard. This same issue with the specification was discovered within the District 8 project completed last year on route 62 that required an addendum or contract change order fixing the issue. It is highly suggested that an addendum be issued incorporating the appropriate version of the specification prior to bid oppening.
A1) Please refer to addendum #2 dated 2-27-09.
Q2) Change max. length from 1 1/2 miles to 4 1/2 miles, which can be completed in one day.
A2) Please bid per contract document.
Q3) According to standards in a double chip the second application should be 1/4 and not 3/8. Please verify.
A3) Please refer to addendum #2 dated 2-27-09.
Q4) The job limits for this locations are the same job limits as a contract that adver. on 03/13/2009. Contract No. 06-OH9004 that calls for an asphalt overlay on the same p.m. miles Rte. 33, PM 45.5 to PM 54.8.
A4) Please bid per contract document.