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Inquiry #1: The installation of the joint seal required full fwy closure. the closure chart does not indicate any time for full closure. Please advice.
Inquiry submitted 01/07/2014
Response #1:For the type of joint seal to be used in this contract, the contractor may make 1 field splice per joint if authorized. Also, if authorized, additional location can be spliced at lane line.
See Standard Specifications 2010, Section 51-2.02C(2), paragraph 3 (page 604):
You may make 1 field splice per joint if authorized. Splice locations and methods must be authorized.
Seals must be manufactured full length and then cut at the splice location and rematched before splicing.
Response posted 01/08/2014
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