California Department of Transportation

Contract 05-0R7401 (05A1218)

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Q1) The bid documents/plans do not indicate the cubic yard quantity that is estimated to be removed and disposed of. Page L-2 shows a cross section of the slide removal, but no other information is provided. Note #3 on pages L-2, L-3, & L-4 state that the removal limits of the slide debris will be directed by the engineer (in the field?). Since we're being asked to provide a proposal on a lump sum basis for this removal, we need a quantity provided to us.

A1) See Section 10-1.13, "Earthwork," of the Special Provisions for the item measurement clause and the Engineer' Estimate (Page 198 of 199) for the estimated quantity.

Q2) Plan sheets L-1 thru L-4 all show stockpile areas along side the roadway. Is the slide debris removal to be dumped in these "stockpile" areas and left there? Or where is the designated dump site? Or are we to provide our own dump site arrangements? If so we'll need the environmental test results in order to secure a dump site.

A2) See Section 10-1.13, "Earthwork," of the Special Provisions for disposal of the slide material.