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Inquiry #1: We are having difficulty confirming the quantities of Item 24, ROADWAY EXCAVATION and item 25, ROADWAY EXCAVATION (TYPE Y-1, ADL). We applaud the effort to dispose of this marginally tainted material on site in lieu of exportation to a high cost landfill. However, the on-site disposal scheme, as depicted in the construction details, and quantified in the summary of quantities, would seem to be heavily dependent upon the accuracy of the quantities for successful execution. We find several discrepancies between the various sources of information available to bidders and some pieces of the puzzle missing. On sheet 3 of 81 (SHEET X-2), there seem to be two typical sections presenting different information for the reach from Station 1312+50 to Station 1319+50. Around the 1322+00 area, there seems to be a substantial conflict between the Cross-Sections (marked DESIGN STUDY ONLY), but probably the source of the numbers included in the summary of quantities. Please provide enough information for the bidders to perform there own quantity take-off to evaluate this crucial fit that the designers envision or provide a remedy in the event that the numbers don'e match the vision.
Inquiry submitted 06/20/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 06/20/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 07/22/2013




Inquiry #2: Reference 16” Cast-in-Drilled-Hole Pile:
Is additional geotechnical information available that includes borings to the pile tip elevation?
In the absence of such geotechnical information is the Contractor to assume caving will occur full depth to tip or just the upper 4 feet as noted in the Geotechnical Report?

Inquiry submitted 07/02/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/03/2013


Response #2:No additional geotechnical information is available. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 07/22/2013




Inquiry #3: Reference 16” Cast-in-Drilled-Hole Pile:
The Special Provisions, Section 49 Piling denotes ‘gamma-gamma logging’…… The standard specifications 49-3.02A (4)(d) applies to CIDH piles except for piles 1) less than 24” in diameter or 2) constructed in a dry hole. The CIDH are 16” in diameter and per the geotechnical report, no groundwater is anticipated during the pile excavation.
If gamma-gamma logging is required, please provide a detail for the gamma tube placement within the reinforcement.

Inquiry submitted 07/02/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/03/2013


Response #2:Per the Special Provisions, gamma-gamma logging is not required for CIDH piles less than 24" in diameter. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 07/12/2013




Inquiry #4: Reference Painting:
The Special Provisions, Section 59 Painting states that the painted concrete must closely conform color on the existing median barrier within the project limits. There does not appear to be a ‘painted concrete’ item or call out in the plans. Please provide the location(s) for the painted concrete.
If painted concrete is required, please provide the paint type, spec and color.
If painted concrete is required, under what Bid Item is this work measured and paid?

Inquiry submitted 07/02/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/03/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum #2.
Response posted 07/22/2013




Inquiry #5: Reference Plan Sheets 6(L-1) and 44(Q-1)- You appear to want a WB Transition Raling per Standard Plan A 77K1 to connect reconstructed MBGR to existing Bridge Railing on the Left of B -2 1299+07. You state that this connection is a " N" non pay item. This is an ommission that can stick the contractor for the estimated cost of a WB Transition ( $ 3,500+/-) Please clear this up by providing a bid item for the WB Transition, and define how you want Note 6 on Standard Plan A 77 K1 applied to the existing sidewalk at this bridge rail location.
Inquiry submitted 07/10/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/10/2013


Response #2:Refer to Standard Plan A77K1: The Transition Railing (Type WB) is not required at this location as the traffic leaving the bridge rail. Note 6 on standard plan A77K1 is not applicable at this bridge rail. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 07/12/2013






The information provided in the responses to bidder inquiries is not a waiver of Section 2-1.03, “Examination of Plans, Specifications, Contract, and Site of Work,” 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.