California Department of Transportation

Contract 09-341304

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Q1) The specials allow for the substitution of a 1/2" mix for the 3/4" mix that is called out in the specials if the criterea for this is met, 0.15 to 0.20 foot paved thickness. The plans call for 0.20 foot of new HMAC, will 1/2" be allowed?

A1) The substitution of 1/2-inch aggregate grading will be allowed. 29Jun11.