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Inquiry #1: Where is the removal of the existing Concrete median located on Highway 198 and Road 180 to be paid, as the quantity sheets do not appear to address it in either of the concrete removal items or the Roadway Ex quantities shown in the summary of quantities sheets.

Inquiry submitted 09/19/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 09/19/2017


Response #2:
The removal of the existing concrete median located on Highway 198 at Road 180 is included in the quantity of roadway excavation and is paid for as such. This quantity is shown in the ‘Roadway Quantities’ table on sheet Q-4 under the row for ‘Sta 322+11.00 to Sta 335+70.00, Median Left Turn Pockets’.
Response posted 09/29/2017




Inquiry #2: In stage 1 Phase 1 the contractor is to widen the outside shoulder of the existing East bound lanes near station 220+00 to near 419+00. The stage construction and traffic handling plans do not show any K-Rail being placed on the outside shoulder in order to complete this work. The typical cross sections for this area show Road Ex, AB and HMA to be placed. This will require more than a 12 hour closure window in order to complete. Will the state please add in the required quantity of K-rail to do this work.
Inquiry submitted 09/22/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 09/22/2017


Response #2:
Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 09/22/2017




Inquiry #3: Will the state please provide a typical cross section for the area between STA 420+55.09- STA 435+47.35, as it is currently not provided, and upon a site visit it appears that it includes a paved median.
Inquiry submitted 09/27/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 09/27/2017


Response #2:
Refer to Addendum No. 2, dated October 23, 2017.
Response posted 10/23/2017




Inquiry #4: Based on the detail shown on sheet C-7 it looks as though the contractor is to remove material outside of the existing pavement structural section in order to place shoulder backing. On sheet Q4, Summary of quantities, no grading work is shown to be done from Sta 58+14-STA 475+58, which is contradictory to the amount of shoulder backing required in this area. Which would require excavation according to sheet C-7. Will the state please provide additional Road Ex quantity for this work or revise the detail on sheet C-7?
Inquiry submitted 09/28/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 09/29/2017


Response #2:
Refer to Addendum No. 2, dated October 23, 2017.
Response posted 10/23/2017




Inquiry #5: On the reconstruct of DBL Thrie Beam and Single Thrie Beam, will contractor be able to re-use the posts if good shape, or is it just reconstructing the rail with new post?
Inquiry submitted 10/05/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/05/2017


Response #2:
Per section 15-1.03A of the Standard Specifications, replacing existing posts with new posts is only required if the Engineer determines the existing post is unsuitable for reuse.
Response posted 10/16/2017




Inquiry #6: How does the State plan to pay for the corrective grinding needed to bring the existing asphalt's localized roughness below the required 180 in/mi? The State needs to specify where the Prepaving Grinding Days, stated in 39-2.01C(3)(e), will be paid.
Inquiry submitted 10/10/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/10/2017


Response #2:
Per Section 39-2.01C(3)(e), the section only applies to existing asphalt concrete surfaces that will not be cold planed or milled. The project does not have any such areas. Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 10/16/2017




Inquiry #7: From Approx. Station 422 to 427 and Station 431 to 435 there is a slotted line drain and underground that needs to be removed and replace. This work is on either side of the Hwy 198 and Hwy 65 intersection and traffic flows are significant. The traffic handling plans do not address how this work will be installed as it will interrupt the normal flows at the intersection. This work can not be completed in one shift under the closure window so a permanent traffic handling solution is required. Due to the intersection, can Cal-trans please provide a traffic handling plan that will allow for the removal of the existing slotted line drain and the installation of a new one. Thanks
Inquiry submitted 10/23/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/23/2017


Response #2:
Refer to Addendum No. 3, dated October 27, 2017.
Response posted 10/27/2017




Inquiry #8: On page 28 of the Special Provisions and in reference to section 15-1.03C it states says the contractor will call the maintenance department at least 2 days prior to taking recycled material to the maintenance yard in Tulare, CA. What items are Caltrans intending to recycle and stockpile for the State?? Grindings, dirt, CTB?? Or all of the above??
Inquiry submitted 10/23/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/24/2017


Response #2:
There is existing electrical equipment that is to be salvaged. Refer to the electrical plans.
Response posted 10/25/2017




Inquiry #9: On the plans it shows the contractor protecting the existing trees. Which most appear to be Oak. Are there any existing trees that need to be removed for this project??
Inquiry submitted 10/24/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/24/2017


Response #2:
No trees will be removed with this project.
Response posted 10/25/2017




Inquiry #10: In response to Inquiry #6, Response #2.

The State's response has confirmed that this project requires an item for Prepaving Grinding Days; since there are no pay items for Cold Planning or Milling.

The State has removed the ability to address the existing asphalt’s localized roughness over 180 in/mi. If the existing roadway is out of tolerance, replacing it with a fixed pavement section as noted on X-1, will reproduce existing failures. The contractor cannot be responsible for smoothness requirements for new asphalt, Section 39-2.01A(4)(i)(iii), unless it has full control over the work.

Inquiry submitted 10/26/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/26/2017


Response #2:Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 10/30/2017




Inquiry #11: Will the contractor be allowed to move the traffic two feet from the edge of work zone?? Or does all the k-rail need to be pinned??
Inquiry submitted 10/27/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/27/2017


Response #2:Where the stage construction/traffic handling plans show the k-rail 24” or less from the excavation, the k-rail will need to be pinned per Standard Plan T3B. Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 10/31/2017




Inquiry #12: This project requires the removal of many lineal feet of HMA dike. According to the plans, the new dike cannot be installed until after the RHMA has been installed. How will Caltrans pay for temporary dike in the event the existing dike is removed, but the RHMA and new dike has not been installed before the 2018/2019 rainy season.
Inquiry submitted 10/27/2017

Response #1:
Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/27/2017


Response #2:It is not the intent to place temporary dike. Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 10/31/2017




Inquiry #13: The project plans show a conform at the concrete structures and ramps. Since the RHMA will probably not be paved this year should the contractor assume the conforms will be paid as roadway excavation? Or will Caltrans create a "grind conform" item to accomodate RHMA placement into the conforms?
Inquiry submitted 10/27/2017

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/30/2017


Response #2:Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 10/30/2017






The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.07, “JOB SITE AND DOCUMENT EXAMINATION” of the Standard Specifications or any other provision of the contract, nor to excuse the contractor from full compliance with the contract. Bidders are cautioned that subsequent responses or contract addenda may change a previous response.