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Q1) Currently, Bid Item #12 specifies HMA Type A 3/8" for the Overlay portion. Given the distance from the project to the nearest HMA plants, would Caltrans consider to change the specifications to Warm Mix Asphalt? As currently specified, the delivered temperatures of the HMA Type A 3/8" could be a problem.
A1) Bid in accordance with the current contract plans and documents. 10Mar10