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Q1) Does ac removal at edge of road get paid under item 42 clearing and grubbing, or item 42 roadway excavation? If not either, where?
A1) When a culvert is placed under existing shoulder or pavement, the excavation is part of the payment paid for placing culvert. At other locations where shoulder is removed, it is paid as "Roadway Excavation", Item # 44.
Q2) Where do the removed culverts shown on DQ-5 get paid? Item 42, clear and grub? Or, item 28 remove pipe(along with the other pipes listed on the Drainage Quantities tables)?
A2) Remove culvert is a non payable item since the work is part of placing new culvert.