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Q1) The annual '2008 Caltrans Erosion Control and Landscape Contractors Meeting' is scheduled for the same day which is attended by a majority of potential bidders. Please reschedule.
A1) Job BOD rescheduled to 3-5-2008 per addendum #1 dated Feb. 8, 2008.
Q2) What is the quantity for the roadway excavation?
A2) Please refer to addendum #1 dated Feb. 8, 2008.
Q3) on page 234 under Maintain existing planted areas deficiencies requiring corrective action includes weeds and this will be paid for as extra work. On p. 237 under Roadside clearing paragraph D. says weeds shall be killed in proposed mulch areas.
The majority of the mulch areas are within the maintain existing planted areas. Does the first weed removal for mulch areas within the existing planted areas get paid for as extra work as per p. 234?
A3) Weed control is covered under "Roadside Clearing" which includes proposed mulch areas (para D) and includes areas up to existing "plants to remain" as noted (para D).
Weeds within existing planted areas and not covered under the Roadside Clearing specification would be addressed under "Maintain Existing Planted Areas" specification.