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Inquiry #1: Please provide PDF Cross-Sections (@50'-100' Intervals) in order to quantify cut/fill volumes.
Inquiry submitted 07/01/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/01/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1, dated July 22, 2019.
Response posted 07/22/2019




Inquiry #2: Spec Section 12-3.37 Portable Vehicle Speed Feedback Signs is included in this contract. Will the state please provide a bid item to address payment for these required vehicle speed feedback signs?
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/18/2019


Response #2:Portable Vehicle Speed Feedback Signs are included in the Traffic Control System bid item. See Note 6 on THD-2 and Note 7 on THD-3.
Response posted 07/22/2019




Inquiry #3: On sheet X-2, Typical cross sections are shown with Edge Treatment adjacent to the CRCP section. These edge treatments/ safety edges are intended to be concrete, however on the Summary of Quantities sheet Q-1 Roadway Items table, Edge treatments are shown as 2,166.9 Tons of HMA. Will the state please adjust the bid item quantities in question, specifically 49 (HMA) and 57 (CRCP) to reflect the edge treatments as CRCP and not HMA?
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/18/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1, dated July 22, 2019.
Response posted 07/22/2019




Inquiry #4: With the amount of projects currently bidding, it is imperative we receive cross-section as soon as possible in order to bid this project. We are at a stand still in quantifying cut/fill volumes until we get cross-sections as mentioned in bidder inquiry #1.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/18/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 1, dated July 22, 2019.
Response posted 07/22/2019




Inquiry #5: At the outside shoulder we cold mill 0.15' 10' wide. Then we remove existing asphalt 0.30' and AB 0.30' to construct 0.60' HMA. Is the removal of the 0.30' existing asphalt considered part of the roadway excavation item(bid Item #38)? Is the furnish and installation of the .60' HMA considered part of the HMA(Bid item #49)
Inquiry submitted 07/22/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/22/2019


Response #2:Bidder is directed to Summary of Quantities, sheet Q-1. "Roadway Items" table includes line item for "10 Outside Shoulder". Roadway Excavation and HMA (Type A) quantities are included.
Response posted 07/23/2019




Inquiry #6: Can you please clarify if the new 10’ CRCP section between the New ETW and ES will be constructed with longitudinal and transverse bar reinforcement per Revised Standard Plan RSP P4?
Inquiry submitted 07/22/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/22/2019


Response #2:Please bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 08/01/2019




Inquiry #7: The Special Provisions list Standard Plans P31A Terminal Joint Details, P31B Expansion Joint and Anchor Details, P32A Wide Flange Beam Terminals, and P32B Wide Flange Beam Terminals, but no locations are shown on the plans. Will Caltrans please revise the layout sheets showing locations for all terminal joints, expansion joints, pavement anchors, and wide flange beams terminals?
Inquiry submitted 07/22/2019

Response #1:submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/22/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 15, 2019.
Response posted 08/16/2019




Inquiry #8: Contract Item No. 93 "Inlet Depression". How will the HMA material be paid for? Will it be paid for in this contract item or will it be paid for under Contract Item No. 49 "Hot Mix Asphalt (Type A)? If HMA quantity is to be paid for under Contract Item No. 49, please identify HMA quantity in 'Roadway Items' table on Plan Sht. Q-1.
Inquiry submitted 07/30/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/30/2019


Response #2:The HMA material will be paid for under contract Item No. 93, "Inlet Depression".
Response posted 08/05/2019




Inquiry #9: The Special Provisions list Standard Plan P4 that has bar reinforcement in the shoulder and P5A and P5B that has no bar reinforcement in the shoulder, please clarify if the shoulders on this project will be constructed per Standard Plan P4 (Rebar) or Standard Plan P5A and P5B (No Rebar)?
Inquiry submitted 08/05/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/05/2019


Response #2:The shoulder should be constructed according to Standard Plan P4. Both Lane and shoulder are constructed with bar reinforcement as shown throughout the project plans.
Response posted 08/06/2019




Inquiry #10: Will the contractor be required to profile grind the adjacent existing concrete next to the new CRCP? If so, what is the grinding width and what is the method of payment?
Inquiry submitted 08/07/2019

Response #1:Profile data or grinding of the existing adjacent concrete pavement next to the new CRCP is not required as part of this contract.
Response posted 08/08/2019


Response #2:This inquiry is being reactivated and being taken under consideration.
Response posted 08/22/2019


Response #3:Refer to Addendum No. 6, dated August 30, 2019.
Response posted 09/03/2019




Inquiry #11: The Roadway Items table on sheet Q-1 has 49.8 cy of AB at each of the MVP's. The details on sheet C-3 only show PCC and HMA at the MVP's. Is there AB at the MVP's and, if so, what is the thickness?
Inquiry submitted 08/07/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/07/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 15, 2019.
Response posted 08/16/2019




Inquiry #12: What bid item is the removal of the temporary striping being paid under? or is the line removal of the temporary striping incidental to bid item 8 Temporary Traffic Stripe (PAINT)?
Inquiry submitted 08/08/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/08/2019


Response #2:The temp traffic striping can be included in bid item 8 "Temporary Traffic Stripe(Paint).
Response posted 08/12/2019




Inquiry #13: On sheet No. 110 of the project plans, the "SOUND WALL DEATAILS" call out the masonry to be split-face. Please confirm if this is Split-Face1Sided CMU or Split-Face on both sides of the masonry sound wall.

Thanks.

Inquiry submitted 08/08/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/08/2019


Response #2:Please see Sheet SW-2 of the contract plans. Split-face texture is to be on both sides of the CMU block.
Response posted 08/12/2019




Inquiry #14: In regard to the thermoplastic striping items that state "Contrast", is Caltrans expecting to get black painted contrast, or black thermoplastic contrast?
Just need clarification so that all bidders are bidding the same materials.

Inquiry submitted 08/09/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/12/2019


Response #2:Per contract special provisions 84-2.03B(7) Contract Striping; Contractor may use permanent tape, paint, or thermoplastic for contrast striping.
Response posted 08/13/2019




Inquiry #15: The Fiber Optic Cable System plan sheets need to be corrected; E-48 at station 424+00 calls out for 2- 4" Conduits, E-49 at station 440+75 call out 2- 2" conduits, Which one is correct since it is the same conduit run ?
E-47 at station 406+00 calls out for 2- 2" conduits, E-46 at station 388+00 calls out to install 4-2" conduits, Which one is correct since it is the same conduit run ?
E-43 at station 340+30 calls out for 4-2" conduits, E-43 at station 334+10 calls out for 2-2" conduits, Which one is correct since it is the same conduit run ?
Please consider providing corrected plan sheets prior to bid day.

Inquiry submitted 08/09/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/12/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 15, 2019.
Response posted 08/16/2019




Inquiry #16: On the Fiber Optic Cable System drawings E-27 through E-56 the note 67 is utilized at what appears to be new Vault locations. Note 67 is outlined on sheet E-2 and states: "NOTE USED". As it stands right now every vault depicted on the drawings and noted 67 does not get a new vault. Is that the departments intent ? If the department wants new vaults then please correct note 67 on E-2.
Inquiry submitted 08/09/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/12/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 15, 2019.
Response posted 08/16/2019




Inquiry #17: What bid item is the removal of the temporary striping being paid under? or is the line removal of the temporary striping incidental to bid item 8 Temporary Traffic Stripe (PAINT)?
Inquiry submitted 08/12/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/12/2019


Response #2:Removal of the temporary striping is included in bid item #8 Temporary Traffic Stripe (PAINT).
Response posted 08/12/2019




Inquiry #18: Please refer to the traffic handling details on sheets THD-2 and THD-3. Is it correct that both traffic control systems will be required for the project (lane/shoulder closures and twenty-four seven work zone)? Additionally, if twenty-four seven is required please confirm that the G20-5AP, R2-1, and vehicle speed feedback signs will required every 2 miles (as per note 1.A) as the length of the project is between 2 to 10 miles.
Inquiry submitted 08/12/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/12/2019


Response #2:You are correct, and the G-20-5AP, R2-1 and vehicle speed feedback signs are required every 2 miles. Plan Sheet THD-3 includes the WZ traffic control speed limit reduction for the lane and/or shoulder closures required to place the K-rail.
Response posted 08/13/2019




Inquiry #19: The dimensions shown in the "End Diaphragm" section on Sheet 279 are not consistent with other dimensions shown on the plans. Please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 08/13/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/13/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 4, dated Aug. 16, 2019. plan sheet 279 for dimensions.
Response posted 08/19/2019




Inquiry #20: note 68 states use detail on sheet ED-8, but the trench detail shows 4-2 inch conduits but the description on the notes for example E-27 says only 2-2 inch conduit, are we supposed to bid the 2 inch hdpe using the trench detail and assuming its 4-2 inch conduits or per each individual drawing where it notes 2-2 inch conduit and assume it is as written on the drawing E-27. Which supersedes which detail or notes on specific drawing.
Inquiry submitted 08/14/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/16/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 15, 2019, and Addendum No. 4, dated August 16, 2019.
Response posted 08/16/2019




Inquiry #21: Addendum #3 added Wide Flange Beam Terminals, which include LCB RSC, Joint Seal Type A and Joint Seal Type B. The Addendum did not add additional quantities, or bid items. Will an Addendum be issued to address how these items will be paid for?
Additionally, Caltrans on current CRCP projects in District 5 and 6 are deleting the Wide Flange Beams from the contracts.

Inquiry submitted 08/15/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/16/2019


Response #2:All the joints together with their components are covered under item No. 400050 - Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement. Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 08/17/2019




Inquiry #22: Just to clarify, the individual drawing sheet supersedes the trench detail? example E-48 notes 2-2 inch over rules ED-8 4- 2 inch conduits. Correct?
Inquiry submitted 08/16/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/16/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 4, dated August 16, 2019.
Response posted 08/16/2019




Inquiry #23: Sheet 30B added per Addendum 3 shows a detail for "Pavement Anchor" however, the accompanying location chart is misleading as it appears to be referring to Wide Flange beam Terminal Limits. Please advise.

Thank you.

Inquiry submitted 08/16/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/16/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 6, dated August 30, 2019.
Response posted 09/03/2019




Inquiry #24: 1. Please clarify the thickness of the approach slab shown on sheet 289. The dimension shows 10" thick. However, it appears the Engineer's Quantity is based upon a 15" thick approach slab.

2. Please provide the "Structure Approach Type N (30D)" sheet for the Collier Road UC bridge. This plan sheet appears to be missing from the plans.

Inquiry submitted 08/18/2019

Response #1:RESPONSE No.1: The bid opening date is 08/22/19. Bid under the current contract bid documents.

RESPONSE No. 2: : The bid opening date is 08/22/19. Bid under the current contract bid documents. Refer to 2018 standard Plan B9-1.
Response posted 08/19/2019




Inquiry #25: Special Provision Lane Closure Chart No. M1 on page 33, Note 4 states "This chart for lowering of bridge only".

Question: What are the permissible closure hours for superstructure demolition, falsework erection, falsework grading, falsework lowering and falsework removal?

Inquiry submitted 08/19/2019

Response #1:Your inquiry has been submitted for review.
Response posted 08/19/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 6, dated August 30, 2019.
Response posted 09/03/2019




Inquiry #26: Will Caltrans please consider the use of the more environmentally friendly Vegetation Control Rubber Mat in lieu of the specified concrete for bid item 110? the Rubber Mat for vegetation control is the same material that is being specified on Caltrans contract 03-3F5104.
Inquiry submitted 08/22/2019

Response #1:Your inquiry has been submitted for review and consideration.
Response posted 08/23/2019


Response #2:Bid per current contract documents.
Response posted 08/26/2019




Inquiry #27: Please provide additional information to be able to determine the He height of the Type 736SV barrier located along the new sound wall. Current plan sheet no. 108 appears to provide elevations to bottom of barrier at finish grade, however, there is not enough information to be able to calculate the bottom of barrier at pile cutoff to establish the He height.
Inquiry submitted 08/23/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/25/2019


Response #2:Refer to Addendum No. 6, dated August 30, 2019.
Response posted 09/03/2019




Inquiry #28: The response to Inquiry #27 regarding the Concrete Barrier (Type 736SV) 'He' dimension was to refer to Addendum 6.
It appears Addendum 6 did not address this inquiry. Please do.

Inquiry submitted 09/06/2019

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 09/06/2019


Response #2:Bidders are advised to follow Standard Plan B15-15 case 1 which shows dimensions of the pile cap and concrete barrier.
Response posted 09/06/2019


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.