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Inquiry #1: Please reference section 12-4.02A(2) - Special Days, are only referenced in the 2020 construction season. Is it Caltrans intention to construct this project in the 2020 Construction Season?
Inquiry submitted 01/30/2019

Response #1:
(#1)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/01/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Friday, March 1, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.

Response posted 03/04/2019




Inquiry #2: Reference Special Provision Section 79-1.02 Materials (Trenchless Culvert Installation). Is there a preferred material to be used for the Trenchless Culvert of Drainage System 0.50? There is no indication of which of the 3 materials is to be used within the Plan Set or Special Provisions.
Inquiry submitted 02/20/2019

Response #1:
(#2)-Please refer to the Alternative Trenchless Culvert Material table on DQ-1 and Special Provision 79-1.02 for materials approved for use on this project. Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 02/21/2019




Inquiry #3: 1) Per Addendum 1, PDQ sheets were revised to read "Thermoplastic Pavement Marking (Paint)". Is the intent to install Thermoplastic Pavement Markings or Paint Pavement Markings? 2) Sheet PDQ-7 shows Thermoplastic Pavement Marking (Recessed), however, there is no bid item for recessed pavement markings provided. Please provide bid item for this item.
Inquiry submitted 03/05/2019

Response #1:
(#3)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 03/05/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 2, issued on Wednesday, March 06, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 03/06/2019




Inquiry #4: Caltrans in Addendum 2 Plans changed the item description from "Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (Sprayable)" to "Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (Paint)". Please clarify that the markings for the Bid Item 128 are being applied at normal extruded methods.

Also on Page 207 of the plan pages there is a item for Thermoplastic Pavement Marking (Recessed) but there is no corresponding Bid Item for it.

Inquiry submitted 03/05/2019

Response #1:
(#4)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 03/05/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 2, issued on Wednesday, March 06, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 03/06/2019




Inquiry #5: Please clarify the following in regards to Sheet ECL-1:
1. Bonded Fiber Matrix application rate at 1,500 LBS/AC is less than the minimal typical manufacturer's rate. Please advise.
2. Bonded Fiber Matrix does not include Fertilizer, Compost or Mycorrhizae. These components are separate items mixed on site and applied simultaneously. Therefore, please provide application rates for Fertilizer and Mycorrhizae. For Compost, please specify type and depth of application.

Inquiry submitted 03/06/2019

Response #1:
(#5)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 03/06/2019


Response #2:
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 03/08/2019




Inquiry #6: Regarding Item 46 "Rail Element Wall" Typically the contractor can salvage removed guardrail panels from the project to utilize in constructing the REW. This project has a salvage guardrail item on it so that material will be unavailable for contractor use. Will we be allowed to utilize used guardrail panels from other projects to build the REW or will all new material be required?
Inquiry submitted 03/08/2019

Response #1:
(#6)-Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 03/11/2019




Inquiry #7: Regarding Item #46 "Rail Element Wall" Typically the contactor is allowed to salvage and use the existing guardrail to build the guardrail retaining wall. As there is a salvage guardrail item on this project that material will not be available. Will the contractor be permitted to use salvaged / used guardrail from other projects to build the guardrail retaining wall?
Inquiry submitted 03/10/2019

Response #1:
(#7)-Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 03/11/2019


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.


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