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Inquiry #1: Section 5-1.11 Aerially Depostied Lead states that a complete report is avialable at the District Office. Can the reprot be provided by Caltrans in digital format as you have done on the past under the old inquiry system?
Inquiry submitted 10/18/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 10/19/2012


Response #2:

Please see the links below for the reports requested.


11-298604 ADL Maps.


11-298604 Route 8 ADL report PM 5.4-7.62.pdf.


11-298604 Rte 8 APEX Project No.276DT.pdf.



Response posted 10/19/2012




Inquiry #2: SPECIAL PROVISIONS, SECTION 10-1.25 HOT MIX ASPHALT, SUB-SECTION "MATERIALS", sub-sub-section "Aggregate" states: The aggregate for HMA Type A must comply with the 3/8 inch grading if the layer thickness is between 0.08 foot - 0.125 foot, and the 3/4 inch grading if the layer thickness is over 0.02 foot.
There are TWO issues with this statement.
There is the obvious "typo" or mis-statement of 0.02 foot when the intent was obviously to state 0.20 foot.
Also, the statement covers the range of layer thickness between 0.08 foot and 0.125 foot (3/8" grading), and an intended layer thickness of over 0.20 foot (3/4" grading), but omits coverage of a layer thickness between 0.125 foot and 0.20 foot. The planned layer thickness for this project is 0.15 foot, falling in the range for which no grading is specified, although logic indicates that the proper grading would be 1/2". It would seem that the 3/8" grading would not be optimum as local suppliers have experienced some difficulty producing material of this grading that consistently meets all quality control parameters.
PLEASE ISSUE AN ADDENDUM STATING THE SPECIFIED GRADING FOR THE LAYER THICKNESS PLANNED FOR THIS PROJECT (0.15 foot).

Inquiry submitted 10/31/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Please refer to Addendum #1.
Response posted 10/31/2012




Inquiry #3: SECTION 13. RAILROAD RELATIONS AND INSURANCE. This section makes reference to "Railroad" and Section 7-1.12 "Indemnification and Insurance". Will the contractor for this contract be required to provide insurance specifically naming the MTS an additional insured at liability limits greater than specified in the Standard Specifications?
Inquiry submitted 10/31/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
No. The contractor for this contract will not be required to provide insurance specifically naming the MTS an additional insured at liability limits greater than specified in the Standard Specifications.
Response posted 11/01/2012




Inquiry #4: The plans show work on the west bound portion of I-8 at station 755+45.4 & 766+85. The work required is the installation of Anchor blocks for rail. This work is not shown to be protected by k-rail. What protection will be provided to preform this work?
Inquiry submitted 11/16/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/16/2012


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/26/2012




Inquiry #5: Ref Section 4, pg. 9 of Special Provisions- Did your staff consider the details of the work,and limited working hours established by Section 10-1.10 when they decided that this project should be completed in 65 Work days, other than Plant Establishment?
Your 65 Work Day schedule appears insufficient. Will the Time of Completion be increased by addendum, before the Bid Date?

Inquiry submitted 11/26/2012

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
65 working days is sufficient to complete the proposed work. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 11/26/2012






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