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Inquiry #1: Bid item 76 is listed as Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (RSC), however the Typicals and the Roadway Quantities Main Line & Ramps table identify the bid item as conventional Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement. Please confirm which is correct.

Inquiry submitted 11/18/2022

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Response posted 11/18/2022




Inquiry #2: Is there a Special Provision for Bid Item #69, High Friction Surface Treatment?
Inquiry submitted 11/28/2022

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Response posted 11/28/2022




Inquiry #3: Please provide Alignment & Existing Ground Surface files in .XML format?

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Response posted 01/04/2023




Inquiry #4: The profiles & details for the following Drainage Systems are missing: DS-2, DS-3, DS-4, DS-5, & DS-11. Please provide profiles for these systems & any updated details to accompany these systems.

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Response posted 01/04/2023


Response #2:All the sites mentioned are biostrips. No profiles or details are required for biostrips. Sheet flow is achieved by removing the AC dikes as called out on the drainage plans.
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #5: Reference Layout L-42 and L-43. The hatched work area in the SB direction shows to remove and replace pavement beginning approximately Sta. 495+46 to Sta. 504+54, this area is not shown on any Stage Construction or Traffic Handling plan sheet. Please provide details for when this work is to be completed.

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Inquiry #6: Please add a bid item and quantity for Grind Existing Concrete Pavement or confirm if it is to be incidental to the CRCP RS and JPCP RS bid items.

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Response posted 01/04/2023




Inquiry #7: Please provide Drainage Profiles for Systems #2 - #5.
Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Inquiry #8: The Drainage Plan/Quantity sheets use the term "Bioswale" and BioStrip" interchangeably for the same Drainage Systems. There is no detail for "BioStrip". Please clarify if the swales are all Bioswales and/or BioStrips. Please provide a detail for any BioStrips.

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Response posted 01/04/2023


Response #2:All bioswale and biostrip callouts on the drainage layouts and drainage quantities sheets were verified and they all match up. A biostrip detail is not required as there is already a call out for begin removal and end removal of existing AC dike. This will allow water to sheet flow from the roadway onto the biostrips beyond the shoulder by means of the existing topographic conditions.
Response posted 01/10/2023




Inquiry #9: Quantity sheets indicate BI 85 - MR 1" is being utilized as BI 80 - Isolation Joint seal (Silicone). Per Standard Plan P-18, isolation joint seal is a 1/2" seal. MR 1" is a compression seal generally used for bridge joints. Please change the quantity sheet description to Isolation Joint (Silicone).

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Inquiry #10: Reference Layout L-44-L-46. The work at NB 605 Sta. 517+64 to Sta. 525+30.86 and SB 605 Sta. 525+98.41 to Sta. 540+52.74 show the AUX lane as CRCP (which we assume is CRCP-RSC), the Typical Cross Sections (X-5) indicates the AUX lane should be JPCP RS. Please review and confirm which structural section is correct.

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Inquiry #11: Reference the Typical Cross Sections, BI 66 LCB RS is only identified under JPCP RSC. Under the ISR, the Typicals only identify BI 67 Replace Base. Both quantities for BI 66 and 67 will have a significant variance from the Engineer's Estimate. Please clarify the Typical Cross Sections and clarify the Quantity sheets.

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Inquiry #12: Typical Cross Section X-5 shows the AUX lane is a widened lane abbutting the shoulder. Layouts L-40 Through L-46 intermittently show a roughly 2' wide gap space between the outside lane and the overlaid shoulder. Are the hatches drawn incorrectly or we to assume that the Typical cross section shown is not correct?

Inquiry submitted 01/04/2023

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Inquiry #13: Due to the size and complexity of the project along with the project bidding period being over the course of several holidays, the contractor requests that Caltrans extend the bid date by 3 weeks.
Inquiry submitted 01/09/2023

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Response posted 01/09/2023




Inquiry #14: Per Lay-out L-1 shows remove and install chain link fence from Sta. 268+33.93 to 3+44.40 however this is not included on the summary of quantities. Please check and revise accordingly. Also, please provide pay item for removal of existing chain link fence. Thanks
Inquiry submitted 01/09/2023

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Inquiry #15: Please provide summary of quantities for removal of guardrail and treated wood waste removed from guardrail . Thanks
Inquiry submitted 01/09/2023

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Inquiry #16: Reference Q, DQ, Layout, & Drainage sheets, the removal of AC Dike is shown & quantified twice on some of the referenced sheets, producing a considerable overrun on the bid quantity. Please advise or revise the quantity for bid item 74.

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2023

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Inquiry #17: Reference Bid Item 139 Vegetation Control. The quantity table list on Q-16 does not match the Layout sheets. Please revise the Layout sheets or quantity table to the correct quantity.

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2023

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Inquiry #18: In which item do the Anchor Blocks get paid for? There are no corresponding quantities in the Summary of Quantities. Please advise.

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2023

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Inquiry #19: For Bid Item 15 "Temporary Railing (Type K)" the bid item quantity is 62,300 LF however on Stage Construction and Traffic Handling Quantities pg. SCQ-5 the total quantity shown is 40,516 LF. Please clarify what is the correct quantity.

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2023

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Inquiry #20: Reference Bid Item #39 Imported Borrow 4,000cy and Plan Sheet# 667 Imported Borrow Total 3,996cy. The Table has a total of 3,996cy but there are no layout sheets that have any quantity. Please provide information as to the location of the imported Borrow.

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2023

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Inquiry #21: Reference Plan Sheets 864 - 869. The plans require a 3' over excavation below the Structure Approach Slab. How is the excavation being paid for? Is the excavation incidental to Bid Item #82 Structural Concrete, Approach Slab? Please clarify/confirm.

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2023

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Response posted 01/10/2023


Response #2:The 3 feet over excavation is paid for under Item #82, Structural Concrete, Approach Slab (Type R Modified). Refer to paragraph 3 of section 51-5.01A of the Standard Specifications.
Response posted 01/13/2023




Inquiry #22: Reference Plan Sheets 864 - 869. The plans require a 3' over excavation and replace with "Structure Backfill" Please confirm the Structure Backfill at the approach slab locations will be paid in Bid Item #38 Structural Backfill.

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2023

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Response posted 01/10/2023


Response #3:Refer to paragraph 3 of section 51-5.01A of the Standard Specifications. The structure backfill that replaces the material removed from the overexcavation is paid for under Item #82, Structure Approach Slab (Type R Modified).
Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #23: Reference Bid Item 34 "Remove Concrete", neither the plans or quantity sheets contain any notes, details, or tables to identify where the concrete is to be removed, please advise.

Inquiry submitted 01/10/2023

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Inquiry #24: There is .20' cold plane and overlay shown on sheet L-8 on the "605GE01" Line, but no quantity is provided on the quantity sheet Q-2. Does you intend to cold mill and overlay this area?
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

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Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #25: • Reference sheet L-26. Please review and clarify whether the match line on the left-hand side of the sheet is correct.
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

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Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #26: • Reference sheet Q-1. Location of Individual Slab Replacements are given in post miles, yet there are no post miles on the layout. Please either provide layout sheets with post mileage or sheet Q-1 with stations.
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

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Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #27: • Reference sheet Q-1. Reference column titled “HOV” underneath “Individual Slab Replacement (RSC).” Column “HOV” shows 28 CY of ISR (RSC) at PM 5.05 to 5.8. This is conflicting with the fact that in the same table for PM 5.05 to 5.8 it shows no slabs for the HOV lane. Please clarify whether there are slabs from PM 5.05 to 5.8. Please clarify Whether there are ISR (RSC) from PM 6.4 to 6.8.
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

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Inquiry #28: • Refer to Special Provision, 12-4.02C(3)(a) which states “An extended period must begin at 0400 on Saturday and end 2300 on the following Sunday.” Please clarify if the “extended period” is intended to be a duration of 43 hours or 211 hours, as the phrasing “following Sunday” could be misinterpreted.
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

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Response posted 01/12/2023




Inquiry #29: • Refer to Special Provision, 12-4.02C(3)(a) which discusses “…Typical Pavement Structure Sections that include LCB-RSC and Class 3 AB…”. The only Sections that have LCB-RSC AND Class 3 AB are [1] and [8]. Please clarify if the intent was LCB-RSC AND/OR Class 3 AB which would include section [6].
Inquiry submitted 01/11/2023

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Inquiry #30:  Reference sheet L-36. Reference “FIRSRF5” 49+10. The hatching pattern at this location contains a callout for placing sections 4 and 7. Please verify whether this is correct and should not be sections 5 and 7.
Inquiry submitted 01/12/2023

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Response posted 01/13/2023




Inquiry #31: Reference sheet L-43 and L-44. The NB 5 to NB 605 Connector on L-43 depicts structural section [5] (cold plane and overlay). The NB 5 to NB 605 Connector on L-44 depicts structural section [5] (cold plane and overlay) along with the high friction surface treatment structural section [7]. Please clarify whether the agency wants the contractor performing the cold plane and overlay along with the high friction surface treatment or just the cold plane and overlay for the NB 5 to NB 605 connector as shown.
Inquiry submitted 01/12/2023

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Inquiry #32: Reference sheet SC-5, the Begin Temp Railing (Type K) callout corresponds to STA 5054+00. This appears to be in error, please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/12/2023

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Response posted 01/13/2023




Inquiry #33: Refer to Special Provision, 12-4.02C(3)(a) which states “Only 1 EWC at 1 location in 1 direction of travel at a time will be allowed.” When referring to the Stage Construction and Traffic Handling Plans, each Stage/Phase shows numerous K-Rail locations. For example, Stage 1 Phase 1 (Sheets SC-1 thru SC-14) shows 4 separate locations of K-Rail (466+40 thru 493+20 on SC-3 & SC-4; 504+30 thru 520+90 on SC-5, SC-6 & SC-8; 487+00 thru 505+00 on SC-10 & SC-11; 514+80 thru 541+60 on SC-13 & SC-14). Is the contractor to interpret the referenced section to require each location would require a separate EWC when considering the scope of work to be accomplished in each EWC.
Inquiry submitted 01/12/2023

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Response posted 01/13/2023




Inquiry #34: Per the response to Inquiry #22, it states that the Structure Backfill (Bid Item #38) is not the pay method for the 3' over-excavation under the approach slabs. We have searched through the contract drawings and can't find the structure backfill work. It isn't shown on any of the quantity tables either. Please point us to the work on the plans for Bid Item #38.
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Response posted 01/17/2023




Inquiry #35: Do the removals for Individual Slab Replacement get paid under the roadway excavation bid item?
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #36: Reference BMP's BSW: There is no information/details shown in the drawings. Please provide details or direct us to the plans showing these.
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #37: The Traffic Handling Plans include plans for MVP 1 thru 27 only. Please provide TH plans for MVP 28 thru 32.
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #38: The quantity for Bid Item #38 is incorrect. Please revise to match the quantity shown on the plan sheet DQ-13.
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #39: The DPPIA shown on plan sheet DQ-9 shows the same quantity for roadway excavation, rock and CLII Agg Base. Please confirm this is correct and provide a detail showing the structural section.
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #40: Plan Sheet DD-4 shows details for the infiltration basins. What bid item pays for the RSP and filter fabric as shown in these drawings?
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #41: For infiltration basins 12-1 C, 15-1 d, 20-1 d, and 21-3 d; Detail sheet DD-4 indicate installing RSP. QTY sheets for the infiltration basin do not show any quantity for rock slope protection. Please clarify where RSP for the infiltration basin is paid.

Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #42: Bid item 83 "(F) - Minor Concrete (Minor Structure)" has a quantity of 5 CY. Quantity sheets show 39 CY. Please correct bid quantity.

Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #43: Plans indicate installation of 5 EA 24" Flared end sections and 3 EA 18" flared end sections. Please clarify if bid item 97 - 18" Steel Flared End Section - 8 EA is to included both the 24" and 18" flared end sections.

Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #44: Drainage system 19 c quantity sheet indicate installation of 785 CY of DPP Infiltration (Rock), and 785 CY of Class 2 aggregate base, with only 785 CY of excavation. Please confirm contractor is to install both DPP infiltration rock and incidental class 2 aggregate base for bid item 91.

Inquiry submitted 01/17/2023

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Inquiry #45: Refer to sheets L-42 and L-43. The area of structural section [1] beginning at 495+47.96 and ending at 504+53.51 is not shown on the Stage Construction and Traffic Handling plans. This work would require additional EWC(s). Please advise on how the agency would like this work phased.
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2023

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Response posted 01/18/2023




Inquiry #46: The "RAC605" Line on sheets L- 21, 22, & 23 show notes to cold plane asphalt concrete and overlay the connector with ARHM. After review, it seems that the connector travel lane is PCC pavement with asphalt shoulders. Can you clarify the work to be performed on this area?
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2023

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Inquiry #47: The "9CNE6" Line on sheets L- 23 & 25 show notes to cold plane asphalt concrete and overlay the connector with ARHM. After review, it seems that the connector travel lane is PCC pavement with asphalt shoulders. Can you clarify the work to be performed on this area?
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2023

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Response posted 01/18/2023




Inquiry #48: With the amount of bidder inquiries still unanswered, the sheer size and scope of this project, and the amount of other large projects also bidding during this week, will Caltrans please consider extending the bid date at least two weeks.
Inquiry submitted 01/19/2023

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Response posted 01/19/2023




Inquiry #49: The "9CNG6" Line on sheets L- 24 & 25 show notes to cold plane asphalt concrete and overlay the connector with ARHM. After review, it seems that the connector travel lane is PCC pavement with asphalt shoulders. Can you clarify the work to be performed on this area?
Inquiry submitted 01/19/2023

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Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #50: With 44 unanswered questions, will Caltrans send out an addendum pushing the bid date prior to the upcoming weekend?
Inquiry submitted 01/20/2023

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Response posted 01/20/2023




Inquiry #51: Bid item 72 calls for Type E HMA dike. However within the plan layout sheets the dike called out is Type F and Type C. What type(s) will be placed?
Inquiry submitted 01/20/2023

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Response posted 01/23/2023




Inquiry #52: Please clarify the required cure time for the approach slabs.
Inquiry submitted 01/20/2023

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Response posted 01/23/2023


Response #2:Please refer to the first paragraph of section 51-5.02C and the third paragraph of section 51-5.03A of the Standard Specifications.
Response posted 01/26/2023




Inquiry #53: Section 12-4.02C(3)(a) requires that the contractor “…Schedule your concrete pavement and approach slab removal and replacement activities to comply with the hours and requirements shown on tables N1-N25 instead of chart nos. G1-G14.” When considering the approach slabs require a three-foot over-excavation and replacement with structure backfill, there is not sufficient time provided by these charts to perform the work.
Inquiry submitted 01/20/2023

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Response posted 01/23/2023




Inquiry #54: Will Caltrans please extend the bid date due to the amount of bidder inquiries still left unanswered.
Inquiry submitted 01/22/2023

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Response posted 01/23/2023




Inquiry #55: THERE IS RAZOR WIRE ATTACHED AND WRAPPED AROUND MANY OF THE OVERHEAD SIGN STRUCTURE WALKWAYS TO BE REMOVED. IT MOST CASES IS ENTERTWINED WITH THE TRUSS PORTION OF THE SIGN STRUCTURE THAT REMAINS. THE RAZOR WIRE MUST BE REMOVED TO REMOVE THE WALKWAY. THIS IS NOT ADDRESSED IN THE PLANS OR SPECIAL PROVISIONS. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WITH THE REMOVED RAZOR WIRE?
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2023

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Response posted 01/23/2023




Inquiry #56: Bid Item 0171 - Interim Communication System Wireless Data System Configuration as shown in the Tables on Plan Sheets E-44 and E-45, only indicate "Activation and Deactivation." No new equipment is shown as required. Please confirm.
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2023

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Response posted 01/23/2023




Inquiry #57: Sheet Q-13 indicates that there is 96 LF Concrete Barrier (Type 60MC) located on sheet L-46. There does not appear to be any Concrete Barrier (Type 60MC) on sheet L-46. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2023

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Response posted 01/23/2023




Inquiry #58: Sheet Q-8 indicates 98 LF of Concrete Barrier (Type 736) located on Sheet L-28. It does not appear that there is any concrete barrier on sheet L-28. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2023

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Response posted 01/23/2023




Inquiry #59: Sheet Q-13 indicates 92 LF of Concrete Barrier (Type 736) located on Sheet L-46. It does not appear that there is any concrete barrier on sheet L-28. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2023

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Response posted 01/23/2023




Inquiry #60: With 2 days until this project bids, will Caltrans please extend the bid date.
Inquiry submitted 01/24/2023

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Response posted 01/24/2023


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.