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Inquiry #1: The informational handout includes Railroad Coordination Requirements. These requirements include obtaining a Construction Access Permit and Restricted Access Permit for VTA. Does the contractor need to include the cost of these permits or has Caltrans paid the fees associated with these permits?
Inquiry submitted 11/28/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/28/2022


Response #2:Please be aware the Contractor is responsible for the cost of the Permits.
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #2: This project includes Movable Barrier Systems (MBS) in Bid Items 15-18. We are trying to determine which scopes of work this system is intend for; is it intended to protect all work except the final striping? Is the RHMA overlay included as work intended to be protected by the MBS? Is the Cold Planing and HMA work intended to be protected by the MBS?
Inquiry submitted 11/28/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 11/28/2022


Response #2:Refer to Stage Construction and Traffic Handling Details plan sheets for scopes of work that is included by MBS.
Response posted 01/03/2023




Inquiry #3: Please provide the clearance envelope diagram and details for the VTA rail line.
Inquiry submitted 11/29/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/01/2022


Response #2:The dynamic envelope is 4’8.25” from centerline of track. See Addendum 1 for the revised information handout.
Response posted 01/10/2023




Inquiry #4: What kind of track protection is anticipated during the removal and construction of concrete barrier?
Inquiry submitted 11/29/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/01/2022


Response #2:The contractor is responsible for ensuring adequate means and methods for containment methods to stay outside of the clearance envelope.
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #5: BID ITEM 19 MOBILE BARRIER SYSTEM 34 WORKING DAYS. Per the manufacture the rental price is for the unit alone and does not include the tractor or driver. Can you please confirm?
Inquiry submitted 11/30/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/01/2022


Response #2:Please see page 38 of the information handout, Materials Information, Product information for Mobile Barrier System. It has the breakdown with and without a driver and tractor. The Contractor can also contact the quote provider, D&M Traffic.
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #6: Does the Lookout/Watchperson need to be a VTA Flagger? If yes, will Caltrans pay the flagging fees directly to VTA? If not, can a Fixed Flagging Allowance item be added to the bid schedule.
Inquiry submitted 12/01/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/05/2022


Response #2:A Lookout/Watchperson from the VTA is not required by Caltrans. The contractor will obtain the permits from the VTA, additional Lookout/Watchperson/Flagger requirements may be included in those permits. Please contact the VTA for their permit requirements.
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #7: Unit of measure for the polyurethane injection (Item 39) is in square feet. I believe this is supposed to be in LBS per previous CalTrans projects. Can you please convert to LBS?
Inquiry submitted 12/02/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/05/2022


Response #2:Please be aware the unit of measurement and quantity for Item 39 is revised from SQFT to LB per Addendum 1.
Response posted 01/10/2023




Inquiry #8: RR Coordination requirements mention an attached document with insurance coverage details. This document seems to be missing from the Information Handout. Please provide the same.
Inquiry submitted 12/02/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/05/2022


Response #2:In Addendum 1 the revised information handout contains insurance coverage details.
Response posted 01/10/2023




Inquiry #9: Typical Cross Section (X-1) shows section 4 as (.25' Cold Plane / .15' RHMA-G / .10' HMA-A) while the Layouts (L-1) show section 4 as (.35' Cold Plane / .15' RHMA-G / .20' HMA-A). Can we get some clarification on what section we should use?
Inquiry submitted 12/06/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/12/2022


Response #2:Please see revised Typical Cross Sections and Layout plans in Addendum 1.
Response posted 01/10/2023




Inquiry #10: The bid quantity for bid item #27 is 34 each. There are over 235 inlets detailed for work in the drainage drawings. Will the quantity for bid item #27 be revised?
Inquiry submitted 12/09/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/12/2022


Response #2:The temporary inlet protection is required for sediment control practices. The temporary Drain Inlet coverings cost during AC resurfacing, overlay and/or roadway rehabilitation activities will be covered with Section 13-4.03E(7) of the Job Site Management.
Response posted 01/03/2023




Inquiry #11: There is a large quantity of existing dike at the toe of slopes that is inundated with dirt and debris over the top of it. This is not represented in any of the cross sections shown on sheets X-4 thru x-10. Will this dike stay in place and not be replaced or should there be a roadway excavation item for removing the dirt and placing it back upon completion of the dike removal and replacement?
Inquiry submitted 12/20/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/21/2022


Response #2:The removal of the existing dike will be paid on Item 74. Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2023




Inquiry #12: How much voltage does the VTA Catenary system carry?
Inquiry submitted 12/21/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/21/2022


Response #2:VTA's Catenary System carries a voltage of 800 DC Nominal.
Response posted 12/29/2022


Response #3:Additionally, the voltage constraints are from 525 DC to 1000 DC according to the LRV design criteria.
Response posted 12/29/2022




Inquiry #13: None of the inquiries have been responded to as of 12/27/22. Most of the inquiries affect our productions and ability to properly bid the project. One of the inquiries requests information regarding RR Insurance for the VTA - this also takes time to properly acquire the cost impact.
Please consider a bid extension if the inquiries will require more time for response.


Inquiry submitted 12/27/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/27/2022


Response #2:Please see Addendum 1 regarding the RR insurance. At this time the Department is not planning to delay the bid opening.
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #14: The project includes over 13000 feet of fence removal. Most of this fence is in the median, and it acts as a barrier for the VTA light Rail Trackway. Once the fence is removed, there is no provision (bid item)for temporary fence while the concrete barrier and fence is replaced.
We request a temporary fence bid item if that is a requirement to secure the site.

Inquiry submitted 12/27/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/27/2022


Response #2:Per Railroad coordination requirement condition 8 in the Information Handout, the light rail corridors must be protected at all times from errant vehicles. The clearance envelope is also provided in the Addendum 1.
Response posted 01/10/2023




Inquiry #15: Bidder inquiry #2 -- as a follow-up >> The use of the Moveable Barrier System during paving operations will greatly decrease our production for the work, and will require multiple move-ins for the HMA rubber plant.
Please describe the work that must be performed using the Moveable Barrier System. Is it for concrete barrier replacement only, or is it also for the HMA Cold Plane and pave work as well?

Inquiry submitted 12/27/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/27/2022


Response #2:A movable barrier system is needed for all paving and concrete barrier replacement work. The requirement for the movable barrier system is per Caltrans DIB 91 (positive work zone protection).
Response posted 12/30/2022




Inquiry #16: Section 12-3.25B of the Special Provisions states the price quoted by the manufacturer for the Moveable Barrier System (MBS) is $ 231,522.84. The actual quote from the Manufacturer - included in the Information Handout is for $ 4,167,411.
Why are these price numbers so different?


Section 12-3.25D of the SP is 'Not Used' --- please explain how each of the MBS bid items (15-18 ) will be compensated.
Does bid item 18 include the initial set of the MBS? Does it include the removal from the project?
Is bid item 17 paid for each lane of shift? If the barrier is moved 3 lanes, are we paid for 3 lateral shifts?


Inquiry submitted 12/28/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/28/2022


Response #2:See Addendum #2, revised SSP section 12-3.25B.
Bid item #15 covers cost to pick up, place, train, maintain, remove and return MBS. Each lateral shift is counted as a unit of measure.
For all other items, please refer to the stage construction and traffic handling plans.
Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #17: Typical X-sections -- paving Section 5 >> the details call for RHMA for the Bike Lane Paving. The access to the bike lane is very limited. RHMA will required a large MTV to place the mix. Can the section be changed to HMA in lieu of RHMA?
Inquiry submitted 12/28/2022

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 12/28/2022


Response #2:Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #18: What are the dimensions of existing concrete barrier to be removed?
Inquiry submitted 01/03/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/04/2023


Response #2:The majority of the concrete barrier is Type 50. Type 50 barrier dimensions are as follows: bottom width is 2', top width is 0.5' and the height is 2'-8".
Response posted 01/04/2023




Inquiry #19: ECL-1 shows Seed Mix 1, but there is no Bid Item for Hydroseed, ECQ-2 has a total of 4,400 SQFT of Hydroseed listed on the table. Please advise if Seed Mix 1 will be included in Bid Item 61 Bonded Fiber Matrix or if a Bid Item for Hydroseed will be added.
Inquiry submitted 01/03/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/04/2023


Response #2:Please be aware Seed Mix 1 table on plan sheet ECL-1 and the whole ECQ-2 plan sheet are both deleted in Addendum 1.
Response posted 01/04/2023




Inquiry #20: 1. Concrete debris and concrete slurry may be falling on VTA’s property during the removal and installing of the concrete barrier. What kind of the Storm Water Pollution Control requirements required by VTA's for this work ?

2. Please provide Typical Details show how existing VTA's security fence was installed.

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/04/2023


Response #2:1. The contractor is responsible for identifying the appropriate Best Management Practices (BMP) in their SWPPP plan. Please contact the VTA for additional permit requirements.
2. See the attached as-builts for the existing fence information. Note the typical spacing is 8 feet center to center on the existing VTA security fence.
http://website.dot.ca.gov/dist4/construction/contracts/04-4J9104/04-137504%20chain%20link%20fence%20as%20built.pdf

Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #21: Please provide payment information for bid item #17 - Lateral Shift
Are we paid each time the MBS is moved over a lane? If it is moved two lanes, does that count as two shifts? When we return the MBS to the shoulder does that also count as a shift? How did Caltrans arrive at a qty of 970 EA?

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/04/2023


Response #2:Example of two lateral shifts of MBS in a day:
1. Moving MBS from the median to between lane #2 and lane #3. So that Lane #1 and Lane #2 are blocked off and lane #3 and Lane #4 are still open.
2. Returning to the median at the end of the day/work shift.
For general information on lateral shift and relocate movable barrier items, see: http://website.dot.ca.gov/dist4/construction/contracts/04-0Q30U4/LATERAL_SHIFT_AND_RELOCATE_MOVABLE_BARRIER.pdf

Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #22: Please provide payment information for bid item #17 - Lateral Shift
Are we paid each time the MBS is moved over a lane? If it is moved two lanes, does that count as two shifts? When we return the MBS to the shoulder does that also count as a shift? How did Caltrans arrive at a qty of 970 EA?

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/04/2023


Response #2:Please see the response to bidder inquiry 21.
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #23: Please provide payment information for bid item #16 - Lateral Shift
Are we paid each time/DAY the Movable Crash Cushions are moved? Are we paid daily for the Crash Cushions? The quantity chart on SCQ-1 (sheet 236) includes a pay unit of "DAY", but the bid item unit is EA. How did Caltrans arrive at a qty of 68 EA?

Same question for the Stationary Impact Attenuator Vehicle on the same quantity chart. The qty is for 56 DAY (ea). Are we only required to have this vehicle for certain work? How did Caltrans arrive at this quantity?

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/05/2023


Response #2:Item 16, Movable Crash Cushions: This item is paid each time the Movable Crash Cushion is relocated. Note Plan Sheet SCQ-1 is revised in Addendum 1.
Items 17: Please see the response to inquiry 21
Item 9, Stationary Impact Attenuator Vehicle is paid per day. Please see Special Provisions 12-3.24C for construction activity locations. Note, Plan Sheet SCQ-1 is revised in Addendum 1.

Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #24: Bid item #0063 Compost (CY) is not shows on sheet plan ECL-1 and drawings. Please verify the compost type and inches depth for installation.
Inquiry submitted 01/05/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/06/2023


Response #2:Please see Addendum No. 2. Bid Item 63 is deleted. Bid Item 60 is revised.


Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #25: Please reference sheet X-6 and the typical cross section for station 399+66.83 to 403+13.33. This section shows removal and replacement of the HMA and RHMA under the concrete barrier that is to be removed and replaced. Is this the actual intent or are we to expect to replace the barrier on the existing section? If the intent is to have it replaced on a new section can we build the section under the barrier out of HMA only since using RHMA for this would likely mean additional movements of the temporary barrier, remobilization of concrete barrier equipment, or rubberized HMA plants and would be cost prohibitive.
Inquiry submitted 01/06/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/06/2023


Response #2:Please see Addendum No. 2. Typical cross section X-6, plan sheet # 8 is replaced.


Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #26: Which scopes should be covered under the Bid Item # 107 Pre/Post Construction Survey ?
Inquiry submitted 01/06/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/06/2023


Response #2:Please see plan sheet Q-7, sheet 367 for Bid Item 107, Pre/Post Construction Survey locations and quantities.
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #27: Referring to sheets X-7 and X-8, typical cross sections for stations 405+61.74 to 409+84.19, 419+67.08 to 425+95.78, 428+25.82 to 431+55.36 show removal and replacement of the HMA and RHMA under the concrete barrier that stays in place.. Is this the actual intent or print error?
Inquiry submitted 01/09/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/09/2023


Response #2:Please see Addendum No. 2. Typical cross sections X-7 & X-8, plan sheets # 9 & # 10 respectively, are replaced.
Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #28: Will two separate RPLs be required, one for VTA and one for BART?
Inquiry submitted 01/09/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/09/2023


Response #2:Kindly clarify what an RPL is. Please be aware there is no BART work on this project. Note Addendum 1 discussed Railroad Protective Liability (RRPL).
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #29: Will Cal Trans provide the EXIST Smoothness Data in PPF format?
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/12/2023


Response #2:For smoothness data please see the link below.
http://website.dot.ca.gov/dist4/construction/contracts/04-4J9104/04-4J910-10282021.zip
Response posted 01/17/2023




Inquiry #30: Please provide locations where horizontal distance between Rail OCS(Catenary system) and back of existing concrete barrier is less than 10'. VTA may require de-energizing the OCS in such situations and there is no safe way to measure that distance prior to the bid.
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/12/2023


Response #2:Any work within 10’ of OCS or track requires Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) training and a Restricted Access Permit (RAP).
Response posted 01/30/2023


Response #3:Any work within 10’ of OCS or track requires Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) training and a Restricted Access Permit (RAP).
Response posted 01/30/2023




Inquiry #31: Please provide the criteria/scenarios that may need de-energization of the OCS (Catenary system) while working nearby.
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/12/2023


Response #2:VTA Track Allocation will determine the need for a shutdown for work within 10 feet of the OCS and will require to be scheduled at Track Allocation the week prior to construction with coordination from OCS personnel.
Response posted 01/30/2023




Inquiry #32: Please provide the hours between which the OCS can be de-energized at night. What is the VTA fees for de-energizing per night shift?
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/12/2023


Response #2:RAP fees. Typically de-energizing per night shift will be between 1am and 4am:
1. Restricted Access Permit Fee = $3,050
2. Substation/Power Shutdown = $1,300
3. RWP training = $85 per person + an additional approximately $50+ for the online background fee

Response posted 01/30/2023




Inquiry #33: Regarding to bid item #63, no compost is shown on plans and Erosion Control Legend/ plan sheet ECL-1. Only compost quantity is indicated on plan sheet ECQ-2. However, refer to bid inquiry #19 and Addendum #1, the whole sheet ECQ-2 was deleted. Please confirm we still bid this item or not.
Inquiry submitted 01/15/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/17/2023


Response #2:Item 63, Compost (CY) is deleted per Addendum 2.
Response posted 01/17/2023




Inquiry #34: Due to plan sheet ECQ-2 was deleted per Addendum #1, please confirm the correct quantity of bid item #60 Move-in/ Move out (Erosion Control) is 2 each or 4 each?
Inquiry submitted 01/16/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/17/2023


Response #2:Item 60, Move in/move out (Erosion Control), is 2 each, per Addendum 2.
Response posted 01/17/2023




Inquiry #35: 1. Bid item 110 Fence(Type CL-4)- Is any of the fence work required to be done at night?
2. Sheet 99(C-50)- Fence detail shows fence with top & bottom rail. Standard Cal Trans detail RSPA85 has top and bottom tension wire. Which is correct?
3. Chain link fence posts with welded flange plates. Do these posts with plates need to be hot dip galvanized after fabrication or is it acceptable to just zinc coat the welds from welding procedures?

Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/17/2023


Response #2:1. Approved CAP and RAP is required before working on the fence and median concrete barrier. See condition on railroad coordination requirement on the information handout.
2. Sheet 99 (C-50) elevation view is a generic representation of the fence. Construct per RSP A85
3. See standard specification section 11 for welding specifications.

Response posted 01/19/2023




Inquiry #36: The quantity of movable crash cushions seems to be duplicated between bid items 16 and 20. Please verify and confirm.
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/18/2023


Response #2:The movable barrier crash cushion (item 16) is for the MBS during construction. The Alternative crash cushion quantity shown on SCQ-1 is for protecting the MBS transfer machine and contractor equipment in storage. Refer SCD plans sheet.
Response posted 01/19/2023




Inquiry #37: Soil Densification Specifications state "Record the interior of existing storm drains and other utilities for signs of distress such as deflection, heaving, or cracking. Stop soil densification operation immediately if the existing facility shows signs of
distress. ".

Is it the intent to make the Contractor video interior of nearby utilities pre, post and during polyurethane soil densification and cement compaction? If yes, how far from the soil densification holes should the utilities be monitored?

Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/18/2023


Response #2:Bid as Soil Densification Specifications are written. You can also consult with your Soil Densification sub-contractor.
Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #38: This project has no new remote control valve, all spray heads and lateral lines will be connected to existing remote control valves. Please clarify what the bid item 0054 "Control and neutral conductors" is for?
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/18/2023


Response #2:Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #39: Refer to note 2 on sheet ISS-1 , "remove existing irrigation system downstream of RCV and connect new pipe supply line and sprinkler as shown". No irrigation system removal plans are provided to show the exiting irrigation system components locations and quantities. Please provide the removal plans for bidding purposes and help all the bidders to bid this item of work equally.
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/18/2023


Response #2:The existing irrigation system and the removable items are shown in IP-1 and IP-2. The removal existing irrigation system downstream of RCV only applied to area within the roadside clearing limits as shown.
Response posted 01/19/2023




Inquiry #40: Addendum No. 1 replaced section 14-11.14 in the special provisions. The addendum refers to and 2020 specification that was overturned by Gov Newsom repealing a law in 2021. This revised spec will cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars that is not required per the current treated wood waste disposal regulations. The specification originally in the special provisions is what is required for every other project currently advertised by Caltrans.
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/19/2023


Response #2:All bidders please bid per the original special provisions 14-11.14.



Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #41: Bid inquires #33 and #34 mentioned to Addendum 2, but no Addendum 2 is provided now. Please provide it.
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/19/2023


Response #2:Please see Addendum #2, it is now posted.
Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #42: How many Portable Radar Speed Feedback Sign Systems and Temporary Feedback systems are required? Please add a bid item for the same.
Inquiry submitted 01/20/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/20/2023


Response #2:Portable Radar Speed Feedback Sign Systems and Temporary Feedback systems will be paid under TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM (Bid Item # 7).
Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #43: Has Caltrans set aside COZEEP budget for this project? Will it be deducted from Contractor's payment?
Inquiry submitted 01/20/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/20/2023


Response #2:There is a funds for COZEEP set aside for the project.
Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #44: Currently there many unknown costs and risk associated with the rail work (VTA) work. The contractors want to bid equal competitive packages and at this time, the work associated with VTA cannot be adequately nor reasonably be priced out. This is not only a cost issues but also a major safety issue for the workers, traveling public and the railway passengers.

Please consider revisiting the present responses to all VTA/railway bidder inquires (BI #1, 4, 6, 30, 21, 32 among a few) so that all contractors can bid this project comprehensively and responsibly.

Inquiry submitted 01/22/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/23/2023


Response #2:Responses are sent to BI #1, 4, 6, 30, 21, 32.

Response posted 01/30/2023




Inquiry #45: Inquiries # 30, 31, 32 need responses.
As per VTA permit documents, de-energizing of the OCS is required whenever there is a potential to foul within 10' from OCS. The de-energizing windows are usually short and will affect working hours considerably.



Inquiry submitted 01/22/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/23/2023


Response #2:Response sent to BI # 30, 31, and 32. Shutdowns will impact patrons during service hours.
Response posted 01/30/2023




Inquiry #46: sheet 96 of the Special Provision, beginning at the top of the page
"Add Between the 1st and 2nd sentences in the 2nd paragraph of section 87-1.03V(2):
saw the slots to allow a minimum of 2" inches of sealant above the top of the uppermost loop wire in the slot."

The plan sheet 424 of 495 (sheet ED-1) loop slot details indicates the slots to be 5" min cover as oppose to 2" inches as stated in the Special Provision. This would result in the slot total depth to be approx 6.5" as as oppose to the 3.5" as stated in the Special Provision. Please advice if the Special override the Plan detail .




Inquiry submitted 01/23/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/24/2023


Response #2:Use the Special Provision as the main guideline for the loop sealant in the saw slots.
Response posted 01/24/2023


Response #3:Use the Special Provision as the main guideline for the loop sealant in the saw slots.
Response posted 01/26/2023




Inquiry #47: E-25: Where is the new Pull Box being installed?
E-25: Plans call for a Type 15/21 foundation to be installed, where is it to be installed?
E-31: Plans call for a "New Light Pole Location" is this the location for the Type 15/21 foundation? NOT E-25?
E-4: There are not 50 detector loops on this page; what is the detector loop count for E-4?
E-31: EQ -1 States to adjust (1) pull box to grade.
Detail A on E-31; appears that I am adjusting a Pull Box , installing a new Pull Box and a new Foundation?.

Inquiry submitted 01/30/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/30/2023


Response #2:E-25: Where is the new Pull Box being installed?
Response: Typically, the new PB is installed next to the new light pole location.

E-25: Plans call for a Type 15/21 foundation to be installed, where is it to be installed?
Response: Stated on the plan.

E-31: Plans call for a "New Light Pole Location" is this the location for the Type 15/21 foundation? NOT E-25?
Response: E-31 does not call for any "New Light Pole Location".

E-4: There are not 50 detector loops on this page; what is the detector loop count for E-4?
Response: E-4 has 12 detector loops and E-3 has 50 detector loops, the quantities are mixed up on sheet EQ-1.

E-31: EQ -1 States to adjust (1) pull box to grade.
Detail A on E-31; appears that I am adjusting a Pull Box, installing a new Pull Box and a new Foundation?.
Response: E-31 calls for adjusting 1 pull box to grade only.

Response posted 01/30/2023




Inquiry #48: Referring response to Question #31, how can the bidders assess at this time the length of track that will need de-energizing? Please provide scaled measurements from the OCS to back of existing barrier throughout the length of the project affected by VTA Railroad. There is no safe way to determine this distance to price the work accurately. The de-energizing window being so short will affect the demo/construction of the barrier/fence considerably.
Inquiry submitted 01/30/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/30/2023




Inquiry #49: Caltrans Response BI #32 – Response Posted on 1/30/2023

"Response #2: RAP fees. Typically de-energizing per night shift will be between 1am and 4am:
1. Restricted Access Permit Fee = $3,050
2. Substation/Power Shutdown = $1,300
3. RWP training = $85 per person + an additional approximately $50+ for the online background fee"

1. Please clarify how many instances will the contractor have where the hours are restricted from 1am to 4am?
2. Are these restrictions for all 12 miles of barrier removal and reconstruction?
3. Are these restrictions for the fence demo & reconstruction?
4. Are these restrictions for the inside shoulder cold plane & paving?
5. How long (distance) maximum is length of the closure with these restrictions?
6. How do these additional fees paid? In what bid item?

Inquiry submitted 01/31/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/31/2023




Inquiry #50: The link provided in the information handout “Railroad Coordination Requirements” for the coordination work with VTA. Instructions and access application form at https://www.vta.org/business-centers/construction-access-permit is not a working link. Please provide the correct link to insure coordination with VTA.

Inquiry submitted 01/31/2023

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 01/31/2023


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.