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Q1) Should the estimated quantity for Item 390132 - Hotmix Asphalt (Type A) be 1,580 TN instead of 1,750 TN? It appears that the quantity for HMA Dike of 170 TN is included in the 1,750 TN for Item 390132 Hotmix Asphalt Type A.
A1) No. Per Section 39-8.02 PAYMENT of the Standard Specifications dated 2006, "When there is a contract item for place asphalt concrete dike by the linear foot, quantities of dikes will be paid for at the contract price per ton for asphalt concrete and also at the contract price per linear foot for place asphalt concrete dike."