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Q1) Can either end of Neumarkle Road be utilized to access the site?
A1) No, Please see note #4 on sheet 3 of 10 . Access to (the) work site (is) from the Northwest (side of Neumarkle and Route 58)area along exist(ing) right of way fence.
Q2) In the order of work it states than the work in stream bed cannot be done between Oct. 2009 and April 2010. does this mean that after award a temporary suspension of work needs to be filed, or will this job be able to be done this year.
A2) As per special provisions section 10.1.01 ORDER OF WORK no work can be done in the stream bed during the rainy season: October 2009 thru April 2010 and October 2010 to April 21011. Standard Specification Section 8-1.05 TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF WORK states "The Engineer shall have the authority to suspend the work... " Contractor may request a temporary suspension.
Q3) Sheet #3 Detail 2 shows the Backing No.3 to extend below the concrete. What is the depth of the backing below the concrete?.
A3) On Plan Sheet No. 2 of 10, the Typical Cross Sections for Neumarkle Road show a RSP Fabric depth of 6'.
Q4) Are there cross sections available for this project?
A4) Cross Sections are not available.
Q5) Sheet 3 shows embankment at the top of the rock areas (running the length of the job) represented by a dotted line. On sheet 2 of the typicals (drawing 2) the embankment areas are represented by a solid line, yet the area above the rock is represented by a dotted line. Are we placing embankment above the rock or are we notching out the existing dirt to place the rock?
A5) The dotted line shown on Plan Sheet 3, Layout L-1 is the toe of fill slope. The dotted line shown on Plan Sheet 2, Typical Cross Sections And Construction Details, X-1, depicts existing structures and original ground (typically). Anything shown in a solid line in typical section X-1 is new construction. There is no embankment above the Rock Slope Protection (RSP).