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Q1) There are recessed markers on the entire project. What are we to do with them? Protect them or remove the marker and recut the recess?
A1) Contractor is to leave the markers in-place. 28Mar11.
Q2) The menthod of payment for recessed markers are to be included under the asphalt item and no additional compensation will be given. There is not any asphalt on the project. What are we to do here?
A2) Per plan, no recessed markers are to be placed. 28Mar11.
Q3) As we’re costing this, some questions have come up. The specs call for a preconstruction survey as well as monitoring. Because of the length of the project, this will be rather expensive (depending upon whether the work will take place during the breeding season for migratory birds). However, much of the cost of the survey relates to the buffers the State has listed (250 feet) and, unless it’s all BLM land it seems unlikely that the State has rights of entry for us to survey that far out of their Right of Way on both sides of the road for the entire length. Please claify if this is your ROW or this is BLM land and if we will have access to survey prior to Constuction as named.
A3) Submitted for consideration. 30Mar11.
Q4) Pavement Markers- To clarify, we will not remove the markers as named on page 51 and we will be required to protect both the marker and recess as well?
A4) Please refer to A1 above. 5Apr11.