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Q1) Page 38 of the Special Provisions says "Cold planning machines shall be equipped with a cutter head of not less than 30 inches in width..." contradictory to plan sheet x-1 which states to cold plane two feet wide. What is CALTRANS intent, 2' or 2.5'? Are they willing to pay for the extra quantity if we do grind 2.5'?
A1) The rumble strip will be cold planed to a width of 2 feet. Use an appropriate size grinder to accomplish the work according to the width indicated on the plans. There will be no additional payment for grinding exceeding the 2 feet.