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Q1) Will this project be postponed until May like the projects in the are have been?
A1) Please refer to Addendum No. 1 dated April 1, 2010. Bids for this work will be opened on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, instead of the original date of Wednesday, April 7, 2010. 2Apr10
Q2) Addendum 2 stated that there would be an optional prebid site meeting at 10:00 AM on May 4, 2010, for this project. There were several contractors there, and why weren't any representatives from CAL-TRANS there to answer questions?
A2) Per the addendum, the purpose of the meeting was to provide access to the job site. An escort was not needed as the job site was open to public.