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Inquiry #1: Reference Section 9 Payment 9-1.16C: Please consider adding: Pavement Reinforcement, Tie Bars, Tie Bar Baskets, Dowel Bar, Dowel Bar Baskets; to the listing of items eligible for progress payment even if they are not incorporated into the work. This will reduce the risk on the contractor and allow more competitive bidding.
Inquiry submitted 11/14/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/15/2018


Response #2:This matter will be addressed via an addendum.
Response posted 12/06/2018


Response #3:See Addendum #1
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #2: Some of the layout drawings do not address how lane 4 is to be constructed at the on and off ramp locations. This applies to sheet L-2, L-4, L-5, L-6, L-11, L-13, L-26, L-27. The layout drawings show that lane 4 is to be constructed using structure section 1, which is standard JPCP, but the stage construction nor the traffic handling plans show how this work is to be constructed. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 11/26/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/26/2018


Response #2:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #3: Sheet L-15, L-18 has conflict between structure sections being called out as standard JPCP and the hatching showing it as JPCP Rapid Set. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 11/26/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/26/2018


Response #2:An addendum will be issued to address this discrepancy.
Response posted 12/11/2018


Response #3:See addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #4: Sheet L-24 appears to be missing the callout for section 8 along the shoulder both WB / EB from STA 329+00 to 338+00. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 11/26/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/26/2018


Response #2:An addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue.
Response posted 12/11/2018


Response #3:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #5: Sheet L-27 from STA 50+00 to 58+00 call for the Aux Lane to be structure section 1 but the stage construction and traffic handling sheets do not address how this work is to be completed. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 11/26/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/26/2018


Response #2:An addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue.
Response posted 12/11/2018


Response #3:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #6: In general, please review the layout, stage construction, and traffic handling drawings. There are major discrepancies between all plan sheets. Updated drawings are requested to accurately estimate this project.
Inquiry submitted 11/26/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/26/2018


Response #2:An addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue.
Response posted 12/11/2018


Response #3:See addenda 3 & 5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #7: Please provide lane closure charts for the mainline freeway that will allow the construction of the full depth rapid set replacement. Lane closure charts G1 and G2 do not provide sufficient time to complete this work.
Inquiry submitted 11/26/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/26/2018


Response #2:Unless an addendum is issued, bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 12/11/2018


Response #3:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #8: Please provide lane closure charts for the mainline freeway that will allow the construction of the full depth rapid set replacement. Lane closure charts G1 and G2 do not provide sufficient time to complete this work.
Inquiry submitted 11/26/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/26/2018


Response #2:Unless an addendum is issued, bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 12/11/2018


Response #3:See addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #9: Is there a SWPPP required for the project? If so, please provide a bid item for payment. Also, please provide the risk level for the project.
Inquiry submitted 11/26/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/26/2018


Response #2:There is no SWPPP associated with this project. The appropriate WPCP bid item has been provided. This project carries no risk level pertinent to Storm Water.
Response posted 12/12/2018




Inquiry #10: PLAN SHEET L-1. Note 7 does not provide the structural section number for Stage 4. PLAN SHEETS L-28 TO L-30 from station RIV10-FN 69+10 TO 104+67.81 indicate the shoulder is to be removed and replaced with the Section 8 concrete pavement. Is this correct.
Inquiry submitted 11/28/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/28/2018


Response #2:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #11: PLAN SHEET L-12. Approximately 161+50 to 165+00 the call out on the drawings indicates the replacement highway pavement both east and west bound is structure section 1 but the hatch indicates structure section 8. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 11/28/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/28/2018


Response #2:This is a typo and it should show structural section 8. An upcoming addendum will provide corrections.
Response posted 12/12/2018


Response #3:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #12: PLAN SHEET L-17. Approximately 234+50 to 236+00 west bound and 232+00 to 236+00 east bound the call out on the drawings indicates the replacement highway pavement both east and west bound is structure section 1. This hatch indicates the shoulder is section 1 but the hatch in lanes 1 and 2 indicate structure section 8. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 11/28/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/28/2018


Response #2:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #13: PLAN SHEET L-18. Approximately 245+50, the call out on the drawings indicates the replacement highway pavement west bound is structure section 1 but the hatch indicates structure section 8. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 11/28/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/28/2018


Response #2:See addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #14: PLAN SHEET L-21 AND L-23. Approximately STA RIV10-C 284+33 TO 290+00 east bound and STA 288+00 to 290 west bound there is no call out for replacement shoulder pavement. Does this shoulder pavement get replaced in these locations? Starting at STA RIV10-C 299+00 and extending to the ramps near 304+00 the shoulder call out is section 8 but the hatching does not indicate rapid set pavement.
Inquiry submitted 11/28/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/28/2018


Response #2:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #15: PLAN SHEET L-50. Approximately STA RIV10-H 365+00 the call out on the drawings indicates the replacement highway pavement both east bound is structure section 1 but the hatch indicates structure section 8. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 11/28/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/28/2018


Response #2:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #16: Can Caltrans please provide the End Area Volume Calculations from all the roadway cross sections?
Inquiry submitted 11/29/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 11/29/2018


Response #2:Please bid per contract documents.
Response posted 12/19/2018




Inquiry #17: Will Caltrans be providing waste areas along the Right of Way or in other areas for embankment of excess excavated material from the project?
Inquiry submitted 11/29/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/05/2018


Response #2:Please refer to specification section 19-2.03B under Surplus Material and the paragraph under the need to obtain authorization before disposing of surplus material.
Response posted 12/19/2018




Inquiry #18: Will Caltrans be providing waste areas along the Right of Way or in other areas for embankment of excess excavated material from the project?
Inquiry submitted 11/29/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/03/2018


Response #2:Please refer to specification section 19-2.03B under Surplus Material and the paragraph under the need to obtain authorization before disposing of surplus material.
Response posted 12/19/2018




Inquiry #19: PLAN SHEET NO. 360-524. The traffic handling plans, details and quantities do not address stage 4 construction. Please provide these drawings.
Inquiry submitted 11/29/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/03/2018


Response #2:This matter will be addressed under an addendum.
Response posted 12/19/2018




Inquiry #20: PLAN SHEET TH-4. The traffic handling typical cross sections only show using temp barrier as identified within the middle cross section (RIV10-H 311+07 TO 518+00). Is it CALTRANS intent not to use any temporary barrier within all of stage 1 but for the stationing identified on page TH-4 even though there is also full depth removals in other areas of Stage 1 inside shoulder?
Inquiry submitted 11/29/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/03/2018


Response #2:An addendum will be issued to address this matter.
Response posted 12/19/2018


Response #3:See addendum #5
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #21: PLAN SHEET TH-1 THROUGH TH-4. The traffic handling typical cross sections identify these sheets as stage 1 construction however the staging construction drawings identify stage 1 to be full depth replacement within the inside EB and WB shoulder. Plan sheets TH-1 through TH-4 appear to show stage 5 cold plane and overlay not stage 1 full depth replacement. Please clarify or provide the correct traffic handling drawings for stage 1 construction.
Inquiry submitted 11/29/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/03/2018


Response #2:See addendum #5
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #22: PLAN SHEET CS-1. Note 5 identifies surface mounted channelizers and plastic drums shall be installed at any location shown on the plans or ordered by the engineer at any location. If additional channelizers and plastic drums are required and are not shown on the drawings. Will the contractor be compensated for this work in Bid Item 9-Channelizer and Bid Item 10-Plastic Traffic Drums?
Inquiry submitted 11/30/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/03/2018


Response #2:Total quantities for both items are indicated on CS-1. If additional quantities are required, the Contractor will be compensated per Standard guidance and procedure.
Response posted 12/19/2018


Response #3:See addendum #5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #23: Based on the questions to date there are large issues with the contract documents that have been identified and need to be addressed by the Department in order for bidders to provide competitive pricing. Based on receiving timely information from the Department that address the issues we request that you extend the bid date a minimum of 2 weeks to allow enough time for the bidders to analyze the information. Due to the holiday season and numerous other large Caltrans projects bidding in the same time frame we request that the Department provides quick direction on this bid extension request so as Bidders can allocate resources accordingly.
Inquiry submitted 12/05/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/05/2018


Response #2:Several concerns have been addressed under Addendum #2 and additional responses will continue to be addressed under upcoming addenda. The Department will inform of an extended bid opening date very soon.
Response posted 12/19/2018


Response #3:See Addenda 4 & 5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #24: Typical cross sections sheets X-1 to X-16 show an existing pavement structure sections E and F along the inside shoulders for WB and EB. These existing pavement structure section are to be removed and some to be replaced with pavement structure section 7. Please provide a bid item and quantity for the removal of the AC section within existing structure sections E and F.
Inquiry submitted 12/06/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/06/2018


Response #2:Removal of existing AC section is included in the item Roadway Excavation.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #25: PLAN SHEET PD-1 THROUGH PD-65. Traffic Stripe Detail 12M is called throughout the Pavement Delineation Plans. No quantity is allocated for the removal of the existing Traffic Stripe Detail 12M in Bid Item 87: Remove Thermoplastic Traffic Stripe. Please confirm that additional quantity needs to be added to Bid Item 87 for removal of Traffic Stripe Detail 12M.
Inquiry submitted 12/06/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/06/2018


Response #2:Detail "12M"? will replace the "Exist 13"? at locations where occupied by the latter. Sheet PDQ-1 indicates the quantity of removal of "Exist 13"? and the placement of "12M"?. Please bid per quantities indicated in the plan.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #26: PLAN SHEET PDQ-1. In Table Column "DETAIL No. OR PAVEMENT MARKING" detail EXIST 13 is referenced. After reviewing Plan Sheet PD-1 through PD-65 no call outs are provided for detail EXIST 13. Please clarify or provide drawings for detail EXIST 13.
Inquiry submitted 12/06/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/06/2018




Inquiry #27: Based on approval of the Contractor's submitted Traffic Control Plans will all temporary stripe, channelizers, plastic drums, temporary pavement markings, temporary Railing (Type K), and Temporary Crash Cushion Module all be paid by the provided unit price bid items?
Inquiry submitted 12/06/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/06/2018




Inquiry #28: The landscaping layout plans show several locations for hardscape areas. Please provide bid item and quantities of these hardscape areas.
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/10/2018


Response #2:Quantities for hardscape areas shown on the Landscape Layout Plans and are listed under Minor Concrete (Stamped Concrete) on LQ-1. The Bid Item Code for hardscape is 731519 Minor Concrete (Stamped Concrete).


Response posted 12/21/2018




Inquiry #29: The THQ Plan Sheets are the summary tables for the Traffic Handling Quantities including Temporary K-Rail. For Stage 1 work for the center median it only shows approximately 19,000 Lf for WB and same for EB in the general station range of 311-518. Why is the Department only showing Temporary K-Rail in this location and not planning on placing Temporary k-Rail in the Pavement Section 7 Full Dig out and replace of the median shoulder during Stage 1 in the following areas? Riv 10-A 428+00-50+00, Riv 10-A 58+80-157+00, Riv 10-A 165+00-191+00, Riv10 EN/ES 27+90-Riv10- FN/FS 91+00, Riv10 FN/FS 91+00-105+00, Riv10 FN/FS 122+00-171+00, Riv 10 FN/FS 182+20-282+60. Also why is there a gap in the Temporary K-Rail at the following locations from Plan Sheet THQ-1- Riv 10-H 370-372, Riv 10-H 395-400+69 and Riv 10-H 428-432 for the Stage 1 work?
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/10/2018


Response #2:An addendum will be forthcoming to address this issue.
Response posted 12/12/2018


Response #3:See addendum #5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #30: The THQ Plan Sheets are the summary tables for the Traffic Handling Quantities including Temporary K-Rail. For Stage 2 & 3 work for Lane 3 & 4 and outside shoulder replacement why is the Department showing Temporary K-Rail to be placed in areas that are shown to be Rapid Set Concrete Replacement areas? The following are the station ranges of locations that is Rapid Set Concrete and the THQ summary sheet shows Temporary K-Rail being placed: Riv 10- A 50-58, Riv 10-A 157-165, Riv 10-A 191- Riv 10-EN/FS 27+90, Riv 10- FN/FS 88-122, Riv 10 FN/FS 170+70-183+80, Riv 10-H 311-314, Riv 10-H 385-387+13. Riv 10-H 518-571? Also why is there no Temporary K-Rail shown for Stage 2 & 3 for Station Riv 10-H 387+13-400+69 which is a Pavement Section 1 JPCP area?
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/10/2018


Response #2:See addendum #5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #31: PLAN SHEET CS-1 provide a quantity of 500 ea plastic drum's. In Plan Sheets TH-1 through TH-158 there are no callouts provided for Plastic Drums. Please provide drawings showing the locations for the Plastic Drums.
Inquiry submitted 12/11/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/11/2018


Response #2:See addendum #5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #32: PLAN SHEET TH-1 THROUGH TH-158 do not provide any temporary traffic striping within the traffic handling plans for stage 1. Please confirm it is the departments intent to not use temporary traffic striping during stage 1 construction. This work would then be performed under nightly lane closures utilizing traffic control devices.
Inquiry submitted 12/11/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/11/2018


Response #2:See addendum #5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #33: When will an addendum be coming to address the numerous anticipated plan changes per the previous bidder inquiries? The bid opening date needs to be pushed at least three weeks so we can properly address the numerous anticipated changes to the plans.
Inquiry submitted 12/12/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/12/2018


Response #2:Addenda addressing bidders' inquiries are currently being prepared. Depending on the rate of responses generated, and on the time needed to incorporate the changes, a notification of bid opening delay may be issued in the coming weeks.
Response posted 12/12/2018


Response #3:See addendum #4.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #34: As part of your answer to inquiry number 33, a notification of bid delay may be issued in coming weeks. This is absolutely unacceptable! It will take hundreds of hours to put together accurate costing for a project of this magnitude. These plans are a absolute mess and I would believe there will be hundreds of changes to the layout and staging sheets. It is extremely difficult to work on the current plans. We will need at a minimum of five weeks to review the new plans and price out the project, basically the bid process will start over! To be fair we need a new bid date ASAP due to the upcoming holidays and extremely full bid schedule.
Inquiry submitted 12/12/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/13/2018


Response #2:Addendum #2 will be posted on December 21. Your comments are noted and a decision regarding the new bids open date will be announced very shortly.
Response posted 12/21/2018


Response #3:See addendum #4.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #35: Can Caltrans give the bidders an update on when the addendum handling the numerous issues with the project plans will be coming out? In addition, if the bid date is moving, what is the new date? We need to know this information so plans can be made for the extremely busy bid schedule in January and the upcoming holidays.
Inquiry submitted 12/14/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/17/2018


Response #2:Addendum #2 will be posted on December 21. Your comments are noted and a decision regarding the new bids open date will be announced very shortly.
Response posted 12/21/2018


Response #3:See addendum #4.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #36: Per Typical Cross Sections Plans shows most of the MGS locations are near or less than 4'-0" to the hinge point. Due to the quantities and number of locations of the said MGS, please provide a method of payment and footage that would require longer posts (7'-0" wood posts) due to proximity of hinge point per Caltrans Std. Plan A77N3. Thank you very much.
Inquiry submitted 12/14/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/17/2018


Response #2:Ann addendum will be issued to address the matter.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #37: Sheet L-1 shows RSC work on the WB Pennsylvania Ave. on ramp. The quantity sheet Q-6 shows this same area to be full depth HMA. Please confirm the scope. This situation accrues on several other ramps. Please confirm scope of all ramps
Inquiry submitted 12/14/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/17/2018


Response #2:See Addendum #2.
Response posted 12/26/2018




Inquiry #38: All ramps existing structural section provided in the typical cross sections show a removal of AC, CTB and Base, the quantity sheet Q-6 do not show a removal of concert pavement and base, please provide the quantity.
Inquiry submitted 12/14/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/17/2018


Response #2:Only the removal of the existing PCC sections will be paid by the item Remove Concrete and Base. All other areas will be paid by the item Roadway Excavation.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #39: Sheets L-5 and L-6 show work to be performed to the EB Highland Springs Ave on ramp. Sheet Q-6 does not provide and quantity for this ramp. Please confirm scope.
Inquiry submitted 12/14/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/17/2018


Response #2:An Addendum will be issued to address the matter.


Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #40: Special Provisions page 26 identifies that not more than 2 stationary closures are allowed in each direction of travel at one time. Please define stationary closure.
Inquiry submitted 12/17/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/18/2018


Response #2:A stationary closure is explained in the 2015 Specifications under Section 12-4.02C(7)(a) General - Control Traffic using Stationary Closures
Response posted 12/21/2018




Inquiry #41: We have received Addendum One for this project. This addendum does not address the numerous issues with the layout and staging sheets. Is another addendum coming to address these issues? In addition numerous bidder questions have asked if the bid date is changing. Can we get a answer to this?
Inquiry submitted 12/17/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/18/2018


Response #2:Addendum # 2 will be issued on December 21. We will continue to address bidder inquiries as they come due via future addenda if and when justified. Please refer to response to bidder inquiry # 34 for upcoming bid opening date.
Response posted 12/21/2018


Response #3:See addenda #4 & #5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #42: Please check and verify quantities for treated wood waste removed from the guardrail. Based on the quantities for Item #80 - Remove Guardrail, quantities for Item #22 - Treated Wood Waste is off by a lot. Thanks
Inquiry submitted 12/27/2018

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 12/27/2018


Response #2:Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #43: Is Caltrans going to review the layout,staging and traffic control plans? For instance, from A Line STA 157+00 to !65+00, lane 4 and outside shoulder are to be constructed in Stage 2 and lane 3 is to be constructed in Stage 3, Phase 2. This work is also shown on the traffic control plans, and is done with k-rail in place. This particular area is to be constructed using pavement section 8, which is utilizing rapid set concrete. Why would rapid set concrete be used for construction taking place behind k-rail? Please note the striping plans show work up Station and down Station from this area, work where regular JPCP is being constructed. In addition this area is also shown to be constructed during Stage 4. This is one of numerous issues between the layout, staging and temporary striping plans. It is next to impossible to put together pricing with these issues. Is Caltrans going to review these types of issues and postpone the bid date?
Inquiry submitted 12/27/2018

Response #1:Your concern is being investigated. Unless an addendum is issued, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:See addenda #2 & #5.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #44: There is a great deal of time and effort for the bidders on pricing these projects especially when there are other large Caltrans projects bidding in the same time frame and with the numerous unanswered questions when will the Department provide the new Bid Date for this project as mentioned in Bidder Inquiry #34 so that the Bidders can plan accordingly to be able to address the changes?
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:See addendum #4.
Response posted 01/07/2019




Inquiry #45: In regards to your answer to Bidder Inquiry #34 on 12/21/18, "a decision regarding the new bid open date will be announced very shortly", can we be expecting an answer to this ASAP now that we are about a week to the bid open date.
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:See Addendum #4.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #46: Layout Sheet L-21 shows the Individual Slab Replacement in Lane #1 and Lane #2. However, on the Summary of Quantities page Q-10 it states that there are only 30.0 cy in Lane #2. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #47: Refer to plan pages 652 and 663. Please confirm construction notes 1 and 2 on page 663 is what is required to be performed on the plan.
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #48: Refer to plan page 696. Please confirm what construction note 1 that is shown on the plan means.
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #49: Refer to plan pages 691 and 697. Please confirm the cabinets referred to the plans sheets are existing and all new equipment are to be installed in the within cabinet with a cabinet modification of a new security hasp.
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #50: Please confirm the total Piezo and WIM quantities required to be installed since plan quantities shown on sheet 698 do not match the quantities shown on all the applicable electrical plan sheets using the "TMS Equipment" legend on plan sheet 652.
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #51: Please confirm that 14" and 8" conduit is not required to be installed as shown in the quantities on plan sheet 698. They do not match the scope of work shown on the electrical plan sheets.
Inquiry submitted 01/02/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #52: When can we get answers to the numerous bidder questions that have not been addressed? In addition is the bid date going to be extended?
Inquiry submitted 01/03/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:See addendum #4.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #53: On Typical Cross Section X-2 (Sheet 3), the second cross section down (RIV10-A 54+96.48 to 55+95.48 & RIV10-A 161+85.45 to 162+69.95 shows callout "11" pointing at the median. This appears to be an incorrect callout for this work. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/03/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #54: On Typical Section X-6 (Sheet 7), there is a callout "13". No "13" is shown on Sheet X-1. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/03/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #55: On Typical Cross Section X-2 (Sheet 3), on the second and third cross sections down there is a callout "13". No "13" is shown on Sheet X-1. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/03/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #56: On Typical Section X-9, both cross sections have a callout "7" and "8" pointing at the same area of work. It appears that the callout "7" should be deleted westbound where callout "8" is pointing. Please advise.
Inquiry submitted 01/03/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:Callout "7" should be placed during Stage 1 and then replaced with Callout "8" during Stage 4.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #57: Regarding Standard Specification 3-1.07 INSURANCE POLICIES, certificates and the applicable endorsements are customary and should suffice as proof of coverage. Deductibles are the responsibility of the first name insured on the policy and not the responsibility of the owner or any other additional insured on the policy. Therefore, please consider amending this item as follows:
-Delete the paragraph numbered "1."
-Amend the paragraph numbered "2." to read: "1. Certificate of insurance showing all required coverages. The evidence of insurance must provide that no cancellation, lapse, or reduction of coverage will occur without 10 days prior written notice to the Department."
-Amend the paragraph numbered "3." to numbered "2."

Inquiry submitted 01/03/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:Please bid per contract documents.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #58: Bid Item 47 Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement (RSC) has no quality control requirements called out in the Special Provisions. Is it the intention of the Agency not to have quality control requirements for this bid item?
Inquiry submitted 01/04/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This matter will be addressed under Addendum.
Response posted 01/10/2019




Inquiry #59: There is shoulder reconstruction in Segments 1-3, however the traffic handling plans only account for this shoulder reconstruction in Segment 3. It appears the traffic handling plans in Segments 1-2 only account for the 0.25' cold plane & overlay. Will the State revise the traffic handling plans to include K-Rail in Segments 1-2 so that the shoulder reconstruction work can be completed.
Inquiry submitted 01/07/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/07/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/11/2019




Inquiry #60: Is there a Natural Environmental Study for this project available? Are there additional response letters or permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, Bureau of Land Management and/or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?

Inquiry submitted 01/07/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/08/2019


Response #2:No permits required for the project. All environmental requirements are present within the special provisions. Please bid per contract documents.
Response posted 01/11/2019




Inquiry #61: PLAN SHEET THQ-5- Temporary Railing (Type K) issued within addendum 5 has multiple errors. There are four line items showing a start station of 428+00 and end station of 50+00 that have not accounted for the station equation. For example, the total distance between station 428+00 and 50+00 should be 5,200 LF and not 37,800 LF as shown in the table. Fixing this error will adjust the total railing from 582,295 LF to 386,695 LF. The very last line item appears to be mislabeled and should read "Stage 3 Segment 3". Please review and revise table accordingly.
Inquiry submitted 01/09/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/09/2019


Response #2:This matter will be addressed under an addendum.
Response posted 01/11/2019




Inquiry #62: On the Traffic Handling Plan Cross Section for Segment 3, Stage 1 (TH-4) it shows the k-rail placement directly on top of the shoulder area that is to be widened. How is the Contractor to construct the shoulder widening when the k-rail is placed directly on top of the work? Will the Traffic Handling Plan be revised so that the shoulder widening work can be constructed?
Inquiry submitted 01/13/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/14/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/14/2019




Inquiry #63: Addenda #5 shows the shoulder widening in Stage 1, Segments 1 & 2, but no k-rail is shown to protect the drop off while the shoulder is being widened. Will the State revise the traffic handling plans to include k-rail in all shoulder widening areas?
Inquiry submitted 01/13/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/14/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/14/2019




Inquiry #64: Inquiry #1 asked the question-"Please consider adding Pavement Reinforcement, Tie Bars, Tie Bar Baskets, Dowel Bar, Dowel Bar Baskets to the listing of items eligible for progress payment" The response was to "See Addendum #1" please explain where this question is answered in Addendum #1?
Inquiry submitted 01/14/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/14/2019


Response #2:This matter is explained in Addendum #1 under Section 9-1.16C. The added item was for "Pavement Dowels". This item covers tie bars, and dowel bar baskets, while bar and wire reinforcement are all covered under the present item of "Reinforcement".
Response posted 01/15/2019




Inquiry #65: Addendum #2 plan sheet changes to Sheet L-6 shows deleting the callout for Structure Section 1 which does not appear to be correct- please confirm?
Inquiry submitted 01/14/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/14/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/14/2019




Inquiry #66: Addendum #2 Sheet L-24 added the correct hatching for RSC and increased the quantities in Bid Item #31- Lean Concrete Base Rapid Set and Bid Item #47 Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement (RSC) however it appears these quantities were already accounted for as RSC in the Quantity tables please confirm?
Inquiry submitted 01/14/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/14/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/14/2019




Inquiry #67: Inquiry #7 referred to Lane Closure charts G1 and G2 not providing sufficient time to complete the work and the answer was to "See Addendum #2". Addendum #2 provided revised Lane Closure charts for J-1, J-2, J-3, J-4 please explain where Addendum #2 answered the question in reference to Lane Closure Charts G1 and G2?
Inquiry submitted 01/14/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/14/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/14/2019




Inquiry #68: Addendum #5 Sheet TH-6, TH-26, TH-28, TH-30, TH-31, TH-33 do not appear to have any changes please confirm?
Inquiry submitted 01/14/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/14/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/14/2019




Inquiry #69: Addendum #5 sheets TH-1 - TH-3 still do not show that temporary K-Rail is to be used during Stage 1 construction and no temporary pavement marking delineation shown. There have been several Inquiries on this (Inquiry #20, #29, #32, #59). It appears it is the Departments intent that the Stage 1 inside median full depth replacement work is to be done during nightly lane closures with no temporary k-rail and no temporary shifting of the traffic lanes- please confirm?
Inquiry submitted 01/14/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/14/2019


Response #2:An addendum addressing the matter is under preparation.
Response posted 01/14/2019




Inquiry #70: Bid Item 32 Base Bond Breaker quantity of 787,000 sy is 12% higher than the combined area for Bid Item #30 Lean Concrete Base and Bid Item #31 Lean Concrete Base Rapid Setting. These numbers should be the same please verify and make appropriate adjustments.
Inquiry submitted 01/14/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/14/2019


Response #2:This issue is under consideration. Unless an addendum is released, please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 01/14/2019




Inquiry #71: Is Temporary Traffic Screen required for the temporary k-rail?
Inquiry submitted 01/17/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/17/2019


Response #2:No temporary traffic screen will be permitted on temporary K-rail.
Response posted 01/22/2019




Inquiry #72: In previous inquiry 7, the bidder stated that more time is needed for lane closure charts G1 and G2 to construct the rapid set JPCP. The State's answer is to see Addendum 2. Addendum 2 did not address or change charts G1 and G2. More time per shift is needed for this work. Please address this ASAP.
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/22/2019


Response #2:This matter is currently under consideration and a notification will shortly be communicated via addendum.
Response posted 01/22/2019




Inquiry #73: Numerous questions have been asked regarding the construction in Stage 1 and particular if this work is to take place behind temporary rail. For safety reasons and to save money this Stage one work needs to take place with temporary rail in place. When will this issue be addressed? Also Addendum 5, plan sheet 363 shows temporary rail for a portion of the Stage 1 work. Per this sheet the rail is within the work zone, please address this. In addition your temporary rail quantities are way over our takeoff quantities. We need answers ASAP so that accurate pricing can be calculated.
Inquiry submitted 01/18/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/22/2019




Inquiry #74: Will the department be providing specifications for the Automated Work Zone Information System (item code 120105)? Being that it is lump sum, it is impossible to bid without reference to what type/size of system the department requires. Thank you
Inquiry submitted 01/22/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/22/2019




Inquiry #75: Bid item 71-install roadside sign(LWBBP) shows qty of 2 but there is no SQ page to identify the sign.
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/23/2019


Response #2:Please refer to plan sheet 107 under Construction Area Signs CS-1 for Laminated Wood Box Post.
Response posted 01/23/2019




Inquiry #76: The Caltrans Office of Pavement Engineering has posted Nonstandard Special Provisions (NSSPs) to revise IRI requirements for pavement smoothness. These revised pavement smoothness requirements were included in the recent Route 60 Truck Climbing lanes project and have been included by addendum in the Route 60 Euclid Ave in Ontario to Route 60/91/215 Separation in Riverside project. Will Caltrans consider incorporating these NSSPs into this project?
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/23/2019


Response #2:Yes these revised smoothness requirements (NSSPs) will be incorporated within this project in our upcoming addendum.
Response posted 01/23/2019




Inquiry #77: Just following up on my RFI #36 regarding method of payment and quantities for MGS that requires 7' wood posts. Per Response #2 An addendum will be issued to address the matter but we still haven't seen it from any of the addendum. Thanks
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/23/2019


Response #2:The addendum in question will be issued very shortly.
Response posted 01/23/2019




Inquiry #78: This project bids in less than 4 business days and there are still numerous unanswered questions. Other questions have stated there is an Addenda forthcoming to address the various issues in the plans and specifications. In order for us to properly price a job of this magnitude, we request the various questions be answered as soon as possible and the bid date be postponed. Please advise of the timeframe for responses and a bid postponement.
Inquiry submitted 01/23/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/24/2019




Inquiry #79: PLAN SHEET 393 TH-34 issued with addendum no. 5 shows the temporary striping ending approximately at station 191+15 and beginning approximately at station 27+80. The traffic handling quantities did not get adjusted to reflect any changes made with regards to temporary striping through addendum 5. Is it the departments intent to remove all temporary striping between these two station limits or will the contractor be compensated for continuing the temporary striping configuration within stage 2 through these station limits? Please adjust the temporary traffic stripe quantity within the traffic handling quantities table if your intent is not to have any temporary traffic striping within the limits identified.
Inquiry submitted 01/24/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/24/2019




Inquiry #80: As a continuation of Bidder Inquiry #78, due to the numerous inquiry responses stating that there will be at least one forthcoming addendum, will Caltrans be looking to extend the bid date? A job of this size, scope, and magnitude, ample time is needed to review all documents, plans, specifications, and bid quantity changes. As well as ample time to relay this information to subcontractors and DBE subcontractors and suppliers. Please advise if the state will consider extending the bid date.
Inquiry submitted 01/25/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/29/2019




Inquiry #81: New pavement section 8 is for the full reconstruction in the rapid set concrete pavement in lanes 3, 4 and outside shoulder. To reconstruct lane 3, the existing traffic needs to be reduced to one lane. Chart G1 allows the traffic to be reduced to one lane for 4 hours and chart G2 allows the traffic to be reduced to one lane for 3 hours. These charts do not give enough time for the full reconstruction that needs to take place every work shift. By the time you close the lanes, pick up the closure and allow cure time, the majority of the work windows are used up, leaving very little time for the actual removal and replacement. In prior bidders questions the state indicted that these charts are going to be revised with longer closure times permitted. Is this still going to happen?
Inquiry submitted 01/25/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration
Response posted 01/29/2019


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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