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Q1) Will K-Rail be required prior to the removal of the MBGR and Thrie Beam Barrier and the completion of the concrete barrier? Should there be a bid item for K-Rail and Temporary Crash Cushion Modules?
A1) MBGR, and Thrie Beam Barrier protecting existing fixed objects(bents) shall not be left exposed to live traffic during construction of this project. Should the contractor operations result in removing the MBGR and/or the Thrie Beam Barrier prior to completion of the construction, fixed objects protected by these items shall be protected by the requirement of public convenient and safety section of the standard specification and related SSP's. Cost for placement of temporary railing (Type K) and/or crash cushion shall be considered as included in the prices paid for the various contract items of work and no additional compensation will be allowed therefore as separate items.
Q2) Where is the special provision for the installation of the CSP 8 pipe? How does this pipe go over the conduits?
A2) Special provisions refer you to Section 20-5 of Standard Specifications. Plan sheet No. 9 notes to use nestable pipe.
Q3) There is no payment for Special provision 10-1.19 Extend Irrigationcrossover? What item is this covered in? What are the sizes (approximate) of the existing conduits?
A3) Irrigation crossovers are paid as bid item #14. The sizes of the exisitng conduits are not available, please bid per contract bid document.