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Q1) The cross section will be available in electronic format, where may we obtain a set?
A1) Compact Disc containing the electronic cross sections is available at the security desk of the District 6, Department of Transportation Office at Shields Avenue and Route 41. The address is 2015 E. Shields Ave, Fresno, CA 93726. Contact Mr. Pete Petrakis or Mr. Richard Derby at 559-230-3117 to make an appointment to pick up disc. 30Jun10
Q2) Can the cross section disc be viewed in auto cad? Can the cross sections be printed?
A2) Yes, they can be viewed in auto cad. The information would need to be formated to print as desired. 7Jul10
Q3) In the specal Provisions page 150 calls for gate ways I can not find any gate ways or gates on the plans or in the Summary of Quantities page Q-2?
A3) Please refer to Addendum No. 1 dated August 4, 2010. 5Aug10.
Q4) The cross sections have been made available on a disc (+/- 600 sheets), however we are unable to print them without extensive work to convert them into a pdf format. Can Caltrans do this converting and then make another disc available with the files in pdf format?
A4) The cross sections are also available in pdf format and can be picked up or mailed by contacting Pete Petrakis @559-230-3117. 15Jul10.
Q5) Can the Working Days allowed be Reviewed? 340 Days were allowed on 06-442534.
A5) Please bid in accordance with the contract documents. 12Jul10.
Q6) What can be done about unrealistically short number of Work Days?
A6) Contractor should bid the project using the number of working days given. 22Jul10.
Q7) Please verify cross section for project 06-442524 are correct. Cross sections received have a contract #06-442521.
A7) Cross sections are correct. 30Jul10.
Q8) We are missing Cross Sections for Kecks Rd. Please provide.
A8) The Kecks Rd. cross sections are also available in pdf format and can be picked up or mailed by contacting Pete Petrakis @ 559-230-3117. 29Jul10.
Q9) Is the specification allowing the choice of antistrip treatments based on material plasticity index testing per the table OR directing aggregate antistrip treatment to lime slurry or dry lime?
A9) Please refer to Addendum No. 1 dated August 4, 2010. 5Aug10.
Q10) Are all post to be painted Gray and not Green?
A10) All posts will be painted gray as specified in the Project Special Provisions. 5Aug10.
Q11) Cannot find gateways on plans. Can I get a Quantity?
A11) Please refer to Addendum No. 1 dated August 4, 2010. 4Aug10.
Q12) Who is responsible for abandoning or removing the existing water canal and box culvert at station 606+50?
A12) This work is currently being constructed under a separate contract. 11Aug10.
Q13) In review of the “engineer estimate” and the “summary of quantities” we notice the States design team has rounded almost every quantity up or down. Bid item 37 is rounded up by almost 25%. Can the State revisit their quantities to reflect what will be built?
A13) Please refer to Addendum No. 3 dated September 28, 2010. 26Oct10.
Q14) OUR QUESTION IS HOW MANY GATEWAYS ARE THERE? THEY ARE NOT SHOWN ON THE PLANS. THE ADDENDUM CUTS THE SPECS FOR THE GATEWAYS IN HALF, THIS MAKES NO SENSE. DO YOU WANT GATEWAYS? IF SO HOW MANY? OR ARE GATEWAYS DELETED?
A14) Please refer to Addendum No. 3 dated September 28, 2010. 11Oct10.
Q15) ARE POSTS TO BE PAINTED GREY, OR THE TRADITIONAL GREEN CAL TRANS POSTS?
A15) Please see response to Q10 above. 12Aug10.
Q16) With 3 passes and the seed rate at 25.5 lbs/acre means the seeder drills at 8.5 lbs/acre. the seed will have to be mixed with a wheat bran to apply the seed at that rate. can the seed be pre blended from the seed supplier?
A16) If necessary an inert filler may be used and pre blended. 1Oct10.
Q17) With the median to be drilled only 22 ft wide it seems to be difficult to drill in 3 different directions. can it be drill seeded 3 times in the same direction but offset ?
A17) Use equipment size appropriate to apply seed in 3 different directions as specified in section 10-1.33 Erosion Control (Drill Seed) of the special provisions. 1Oct10.
Q18) Will there be a temp. soil binder applied after the drill seeding to comply with stormwater?
A18) Bid according to section 10-1.33 Erosion Control (Drill Seed) of the special provisions. 1Oct10.
Q19) Apparently there are two Lead plans required. Is that what is intended?
A19) There is only one lead compliance plan (see special provisions section 7-1.07 pg 50). 26Oct10.
Q20) Where is the Lead Plan for Item 22, Removal of Yellow Thermoplastic paid for?
A20) Paid under Item No.190110. 26Oct10.
Q21) Where is the Lead Plan for Earth Material containing Lead paid for?
A21) Paid under Item No.190110. 26Oct10.
Q22) Is there a list of Exempted sites?
A22) You may access the list of permitted Mine sites via the following link. http://www.conservation.ca.gov/omr/ab_3098_list/Pages/Index.aspx 3Nov10.
Q23) What constitutes an exemption?
A23) The Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA) may allow for a one- time exemption for certain surface mining operations should the State Mining and Geology Board (SMGB) determine the operation to be of an infrequent nature and involve only minor surface disturbances. 3Nov10.
Q24) Where is the structure excavation and backfill paid, for DI-7 and DI-37?
A24) The excavation and backfill for the box culvert is included in the contract price per cubic yard of structural concrete,box culvert. 3Nov10.