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Inquiry #1: After review of the plans Caltrans shows the GRE going in at sta 329+75 to 330+75 on sheet C-2
but on the clearing plans sheet RC-1 the trees at sta 329+75 to 330+75 show to remain please review and update your clearing plan to include the GRE embankment area.

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2019

Response #1:
(#1)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/10/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Friday, January 18, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 01/18/2019




Inquiry #2: after review of the plans and information handout there is a area that is unclear to what the state if looking for in the GRE area.
on page 4 of the information hand out in the Figure 1 - typical geosynthetic reinforced embankment Cross section it shows a Tensar TB1000 erosion blanket to be installed over the face of the slope. but on sheet C-2 of the plan set the Tensar TB1000 is not showing is it the states intent to not install the Tensar TB1000?

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2019

Response #1:
(#2)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/10/2019


Response #2:
The Tensar TB1000 erosion blanket will not be installed. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 01/11/2019




Inquiry #3: Refer to plan sheet 60. Please confirm the information shown on this plan sheet is for informational purposes and is not work is required to be performed as depicted on the plan sheet detail. If required to be performed, please provide plan sheet this detail applies too.
Inquiry submitted 01/10/2019

Response #1:
(#3)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/10/2019


Response #2:
Fiber Hub Equipment Layout Detail on sheet 60 corresponds to work shown on plan sheet 58 number 17. INSTALL FO EQUIPMENT INTO THE 334 RM CONTROLLER CABINET AND COMPLETE ALL SPLICES.
Response posted 01/11/2019




Inquiry #4: Does the Overhead Sign Structure Truss on Sheet 40 of 92 require a Walkway?
Inquiry submitted 01/10/2019

Response #1:
(#4)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/10/2019


Response #2:
Yes, please refer to the revised standard plans and the standard plan sheets RSP S16, RSP S17, S17A, and S18.
Response posted 01/11/2019




Inquiry #5: Is the Roadside Clearing item intended to pay for all of the Clearing & Grubbing necessary for the project? Sheet RC-1 does not appear to reflect adequate clearing limits.
Inquiry submitted 01/16/2019

Response #1:
(#5)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/17/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 1, issued on Friday, January 18, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 01/18/2019




Inquiry #6: Does the roadway excavation material generated in stage 2 meet the requirements for backfill of the Geosynthetic Reinforced Embankment? Is that backfill quantity included in the Engineer's quantities for embankment shown on Sheets THQ-1 and Q-1?
Inquiry submitted 01/16/2019

Response #1:
(#6)-Information Handout (Geotech report, Aerially Deposited Lead Site Investigation Report) and Project Specials (NSSP 14-11-08 & NSSP 7-1-02K) do address material requirements and ADL soil usage on embankments.

Yes, The backfill quantity is included for embankment shown on sheets THQ1 and Q-1

Response posted 01/18/2019




Inquiry #7: The staging on this project requires there be import and export (import in Stage 2 and export in Stage 3). Yet there is currently not an Imported Borrow item in the bid schedule. How will Caltrans handle payment for this item?
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2019

Response #1:
(#7)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/18/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 3, issued on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/07/2019




Inquiry #8: Regarding 03-1F1904. Because of the staging this project will have Imported Borrow. Phase 2 will need to include import and Phase 3 will have export. There currently is not a Imported Borrow item, how will Imported Borrow be paid?
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2019

Response #1:
(#8)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 01/18/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 3, issued on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/07/2019




Inquiry #9: On sheet 17 of the plan set it call outs for (rock slope protection no 2 , method B) and in (rock slope protection fabric class 8)
it shows this work to be preformed from sta 329+00 to 375+00 on HSBO line. It looks like there is a mistake in the stationing or the project limits of the job is wrong.

Inquiry submitted 01/30/2019

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


Response #2:
(#9)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/01/2019


Response #3:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 3, issued on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/07/2019




Inquiry #10: ITEM #64, 60inch CIDH, SIGN FOUNDATION:
Please provide the Drill Log and Geotechnical Report for the new CIDH for OH SS #AS-562 for the Contractor's information. Thank you.

Inquiry submitted 02/01/2019

Response #1:
(#10)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/04/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 3, issued on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/07/2019




Inquiry #11: Plan page ECL-1 lists 10" to 12" Coconut Fiber Rolls. Will 10" to 12" Rice Straw Fiber Rolls be accepted as an alternate?
Inquiry submitted 02/05/2019

Response #1:
(#11)-Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed.
Response posted 02/05/2019


Response #2:
An addendum has been issued to address this bidder inquiry. Please refer to Addendum No. 3, issued on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 02/07/2019




Inquiry #12: after review of addendum 3 and the addition of bid item 111 temporary pedestrian access is Caltrans going to redesign the K-rail lay out for the onramp from south bound Howe Ave to provide pedestrian access? This shouldn't fall on to the contractor to design and submit to the state.
Inquiry submitted 02/07/2019

Response #1:
(#12)K-rail length can be shortened to end crash cushions before the crossing to maximize the use of existing crossing during construction. However, TPAR is needed when work is being performed close to the crossing.
Response posted 02/08/2019




Inquiry #13: From the response to question 6 contractors can assume existing materials in stage 2 does meet requirement for GRE material. Please confirm.
Inquiry submitted 02/07/2019

Response #1:
(#13)-Information Handout (Geotech report, Aerially Deposited Lead Site Investigation Report), and Project Specials (NSSP 14-11-08 & NSSP 7-1-02K) do address material requirements and ADL soil usage on embankments.
Response posted 02/08/2019




Inquiry #14: Section 13-3.11B(5) of the special provisions appears to be written using the old specification. Can you please verify what size the project funding sign should be?
Inquiry submitted 02/08/2019

Response #1:
(#14)- The required sign will be a C47B(CA) and the size will be 144" x 90" mounted on laminated wood box posts.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/tcd/pfi.html
Response posted 02/08/2019


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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