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Q1) Are the locations for Item 12 "Spot Blast Clean and Paint Undercoating" marked out on the existing bridge?
A1) No, the spot blasting is not marked out on Bridge. The SSPs on page 12 reflect the total anticipated quantity of spot blasting per bridge site.
Q2) Will Caltrans remove and replace the chain link fence, so that the Contractor has access to prepare and paint the steel?
A2) Please bid per contract document.
Q3) Does Caltrans expect that the Contrator will remove and replace the chain link fence, so that the Contractor has access to prepare and paint the steel?
A3) Please bid per contract document.