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Inquiry #1: On EQ-1, it denotes there are 37 total Roadway 2 Luminaires, but based on the plans on E-1 to E-7, and E-9 to E-12, it only shows 28 new luminaires. Can you confirm the number of new Roadway Luminaires this bid requires?
Inquiry submitted 11/08/2022

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 11/08/2022


Response #2:Bid per plan. Sheet EQ-1 is not used for bidding per note on the sheet
Response posted 11/09/2022




Inquiry #2: Refer to Section 87-9.02C(2). Please confirm if it is still valid.
Inquiry submitted 12/05/2022

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 12/05/2022


Response #2:Yes it is.
Response posted 12/05/2022




Inquiry #3: RE: Bid item 37 - Cellular Confinement, what is the depth required for the cellular confinement? Is there going to be more details added?
Inquiry submitted 12/07/2022

Response #1:Pending
Response posted 12/07/2022


Response #2:There is no standard specification for Cellular Confinement Systems. Specifications will vary by manufacturer.
The contractor will install the Cellular Confinement System following the manufacturer's specifications and recommendations

Response posted 12/09/2022




Inquiry #4: Sheet PP-12 shows the location of the cellular confinement bid item. After referring to the special provisions for this project, the 2018 standard specifications, and the standard plan sheets, further information relating to material specification requirements, material type, aggregate type and depth, grading requirements, and so on, have not been located. Please provide this information for the material and construction work related to bid item 37, thank you.
Inquiry submitted 12/09/2022

Response #1:Cell Infill Materials: Cell infill materials shall be Imported topsoil for vegetated surfaces and shall have a Soil Conservation Service (SCS) texture of loam, sandy loam, or silty loam. Topsoil shall be neither excessively acidic nor alkaline. Infill material shall be free of any foreign material. Clays and silts are not acceptable infill materials. Infill material shall be free-flowing and not frozen when placed in the sections.
Imported Topsoil is placed into cells and lightly compacted. Compaction is not to exceed 85%. Plant Carpobrotus cuttings at 1.5’ OC.

Response posted 12/09/2022




Inquiry #5: Reference Typical Cross Section Sheet X-18. Reference SB 5 to NB 133 Connector "Loc 14" Sta 7107+23.53 to "Loc 14" Sta 7110+09.80. Agency is requesting improved section 50A to be placed. Typical section provided does not specify what the existing section for the 50A improvement is? Please clarify what existing section is to be removed so 50A can be placed.
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2022

Response #1:Removal material for 50A construction is original ground and/or existing roadway material and to be paid for as roadway excavation as shown on quantity sheets.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #6: Please clarify whether or not Caltrans is considering pushing the bid date of this project. General contractors are receiving pressure from subcontractors in regards to providing competitive pricing in a timely manner due to the released addendum.
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2022

Response #1:Keep original date of 12/15/22.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #7: Please clarify in which bid item the removal of cement treated base is paid.
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2022

Response #1:Removal of Cement Treated Base is quantified under Bid Item No. 418002, "Remove Concrete Pavement and Base".
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #8: Reference Layout sheet L-11. Reference "Loc05" Station 413. The MGS labeled "05-Rt-04" is not on either Traffic Handling Stage 1 or 2. There is no required k-rail in the same location for stage 1 but there is k-rail in that location on stage 2. Clarify whether or not you want contractor to complete this work in stage 1 or 2. Additionally, clarify whether or not this work is supposed to happen as overnight work.
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2022

Response #1:Bid per plans.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #9: Reference Layout sheet L-14. Reference "Loc04" Sta 155. The maintenance road called out right next to the referenced station is not located on either of the stages of the traffic handling plan. Please specify what stage you want this maintenance road to be constructed and whether or not it will be overnight work.
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2022

Response #1:Please see plans where temporary traffic control is provided.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #10: Reference sheet L-15. Please clarify the limits of cold plane and overlay for the location where the NB 405 to NB 55 Connector meets the NB 55. There are callouts for 20G and 40G but the share the same callout area. Please clarify the limits of 20G and 40G.
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2022

Response #1:Limit of section 40G is within mainline and gore area. Section 20G is within the ramp and ramp shoulder limits as shown on plans.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #11: Reference Layout sheet L-16. Reference "Loc05" Sta 390. The callout for 50A is not on either stage of the traffic handling plan. Please clarify in what stage this work is to be done and whether or not it will be overnight work.
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2022

Response #1:Please see plans where temporary traffic control is provided.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #12: Reference layout sheet L-19. Reference "Loc16" Sta 18, Callout 40V. This work is not called out on either stages of the traffic handling plan. Please clarify what stage of work this needs to be completed and whether or not it is considered overnight work.
Inquiry submitted 12/10/2022

Response #1:Bid per plans.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #13: Reference sheet C-7 that contains the MVP Details. What type of existing material is being removed to construct existing section 8 (MVP)?
Inquiry submitted 12/11/2022

Response #1:Removal material for MVP construction is original ground and/or existing roadway material and to be paid for as roadway excavation as shown on quantity sheets.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #14: Due to the recent addendum and changes to the bid items and plans, will Caltrans consider extending the bid date one week?
Inquiry submitted 12/12/2022

Response #1:Keep original date of 12/15/22.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #15: Reference Typical Cross Section Sheet X-18. Reference SB 5 to NB 133 Connector "Loc 14" Sta 7107+23.53 to "Loc 14" Sta 7110+09.80. Agency is requesting improved section 50A to be placed. Typical section provided does not specify what the existing section for the 50A improvement is? Please clarify what existing section is to be removed so 50A can be placed.
Inquiry submitted 12/12/2022

Response #1:Removal material for 50A construction is original ground and/or existing roadway material and to be paid for as roadway excavation as shown on quantity sheets.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #16: Reference L-32 and L-33. Neither of these plans are illustrated in the traffic handling plans. Please advise or clarify in which stage of construction the 40O, 40P1, and 1P callouts are supposed to occur. Additionally, clarify whether or not this is supposed to be night work, night closure, 55-hour closure, or behind k-rail.
Inquiry submitted 12/12/2022

Response #1:Please see sheet SC-1, Construction Note - Location 18.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #17: Reference bid item 92 (Remove concrete pavement and base). Please clarify whether or not the removal of CTB, RMCTB, ATPB, and AS is to be paid in this item.
Inquiry submitted 12/12/2022

Response #1:Yes, base and subbase removal are included in item 92 - REMOVE CONCRETE PAYMENT AND BASE, at locations shown on the plans.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #18: We would like to request a one week bid extension to the bid date due to the Addendum coming out less than a week from the current bid date.
Inquiry submitted 12/13/2022

Response #1:Keep original date of 12/15/22.
Response posted 12/13/2022




Inquiry #19: Please confirm that the removals of ATPB shall be paid in bid item 92 (Remove Concrete and Base). If not which item is it paid in?
Inquiry submitted 12/13/2022

Response #1:Yes, base and subbase removal are included in item 92 - REMOVE CONCRETE PAYMENT AND BASE, at locations shown on the plans.
Response posted 12/14/2022




Inquiry #20: Section 87-9.02C(2) has an expiration date that will not be valid upon contract execution. Please extend pricing period.
Inquiry submitted 12/14/2022

Response #1:Please see addenda
Response posted 12/14/2022


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.