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Q1) KICK EXCESS SCREENINGS TO SHOULDER PERMITTED?
A1) Paragraph 11in Section 37 of the Standard Specification allows the contractor to dispose of the screenings along embankment slopes or other suitable locations if permitted by the Engineer and as long as it is not in an environmental sensitive area, or culverts, stormdrains, ditches or blue lines of the US, the contractor would have to use another method of removing the excess chips and still comply with the spec.
Q2) Plans, Sheet 2, The plans do not show cold planing on the EB side of Hwy 58. On sheet 6, the summary shows 3559 sy of cold planing. How deep is this cold planing. Also, it calls for 2.5 ft grind, for the purpose of saving additional mobilizations can those be turned into 6 ft. grinds?
A2) The plan does not show it on the EB direction because it is a typical cold planing drawing. What will dictate will be the Cold Plane Asphalt Concrete Pavement table on Q-1.
Cold plane to a depth of 0.35' per X-1.
No, The contractor will grind the 2.5' as per plans. If the contractor chooses to grind the 6' section then the additional cold plane, HMA and tack will be on his dime. By choosing to do the 6' cold plane does not increase the quantity of work.
Q3) The remove pavement item is for panels to be removed and repaved with HMA. Are the existing panels concrete?
A3) Yes, the existing panels are concrete.