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Q1) New Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement is indicated on Revised Standard Plan RSP 1, yet there is no JPCP bid item listed. Is there any new JPCP on this project, and if so what is the extent? If not, why is this info shown?
A1) No, there is no new Pointed Plain Concrete Pavement (JPCP) on this project, this information was inadvertently included in the project plans. 11Mar11.
Q2) Which longitudinal joints get liquid sealand and which longitudinal joints get preformed compression seal?
A2) Plan Sheet No. 2(C-1) - Construction Details, show the type of joint(transverse or longitudinal) and Notes 1 and 2 on the same plan sheet detail the joint sealant, Asphalt-rubber or Compression Seal. "Joint Sealant" Table on Plan Sheet No. 3(C-2) - Construction Area Signs and Summary of Quantities, has quantity summary of the type of joints in the northbound and southbound of the roadway. Longitudinal Asphalt-rubber seal joint shall be applied between the existing AC shoulder and existing PCC lane. Longitudinal preformed Compression seal joint shall be applied between the existing PCC lanes. 14Mar11.
Q3) The existing joint widths vary a great deal. Given the traffic on the freeway, it is immpossible to measure the widths to determine what sizes of compression seal we should figure in our bids. What size compression seal did the engineer assume when figuring the estimate of $810,000.00?
A3) Plan Sheet No. 2(C-1) - Construction Details, show the type of compression seal in Note 1. "Joint Sealant" Table on Plan Sheet No. 3(C-2) - Construction Area Signs and Summary of Quantities, has the type of preformed compression seal. Refer to Standard Plans P20 for Preformed Compression Seal detail. 14Mar11.