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Q1) Q1) Ref Special Provision Sections10-1.01, and 10-1.26-There is some ambiguity in Sections 10-1.01 and 10-1.26 for limit of acid etched steel elements of the work. Please clarify if all rail and steel posts for Items 22 and 23 are to be acid etched.
A1) Only the galvanized steel posts are to be acid etched.
Q2) Ref Special Provision Section 10-1.26, paragraphs 5 and 9, and Plan Sheets 2, 3, 8 and 9(X-1, X-2, C-5 and C-6)- Provide your definition and quantification where details on C-5 and C-6 are required. Note that Cross Sections do not indicate any MBGR installed in existing A.C.Pvmnt and no layout or other plans show locations you require nested rail.
A2) A- C-5 is the construction detail for location 7.
C-8 is the construction detail that shows grout for metal beam guard railing through asphalt concrete. C-8 identifies 36 meters length from Sta 117+26.7 to Sta 117+62.7
B- C-6 is the construction detail for nesting. Note #5 on C-6 states that the locations of nesting as directed by the Engineer.