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Inquiry #1: Reference Bid Items 82 & 83: 16” &18” Cast-in-Drilled-Hole Pile: The information handout for locations 24 and 25 both list under attachments “table 1, Subsurface Soil Descriptions” however the tables were not included for these 2 locations. Please provide the tables for locations 24 and 25.

Inquiry submitted 07/12/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/12/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #2: Reference Bid Items 82 & 83: 16” &18” Cast-in-Drilled-Hole Pile: The contract provides boring information to depths no greater than 5’ to 7’ below original grade. Is there additional geotechnical information available that includes borings to the pile tip elevation?

In the absence of such geotechnical information is the Contractor to assume the conditions described within the current log of test bores will occur full depth to tip of pile or just the upper 5 to 7 feet as noted in the Geotechnical Report?

Inquiry submitted 07/12/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/12/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 08/01/2013




Inquiry #3: There is no lane closure chart for I-5 southbound at location #1. It is not possible to do the work without one.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #4: There is no lane closure chart for I-5 SB at location #2. A closure will be required for placement of K-rail.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #5: There is no lane closure chart for I-5 SB at location #2. A closure will be required for placement of K-rail.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #6: There is no lane closure chart fo I-5 NB at location #7. A lane closure will be required for K-rail placement.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #7: Reference to Item 84 - Stucture Concrete (Pile Cap) and Item 85 - Structure Concrete, Barrier Slab. Both of these items will produce a riding surface. Clairfy if these items are to be constructed as Section 40 Pavement or Section 50 Structure Concrete?
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents.

Bid item 84, Structural Concrete (Pile Cap): Refer to section 1-1.01 of the Special Provisions, “Bid Items and Applicable Sections” table, the applicable section is 51.

Bid item 85, Structural Concrete (Barrier Slab): It's item code is 510072 on the Bid Item List. Refer to section 1-1.01 General, paragraph 8th of the Standard Specifications, the applicable section is 51.

Response posted 07/18/2013




Inquiry #8: There is no lane closure for I-5 SB at location #9. A closure will be required for K-rail placement.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #9: At location #15, the lane closure chart #7 only provides for the shoulder to be closed. It will be necessary to close freeway lanes for K-rail placement.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #10: There are no freeway lane closure charts at location #20 for I-15 SB nor rte 94 WB. Both lines will require closure for placement of K-rail
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #11: On sheet 249, theTypical section shows a Longitudinal Isolation Joint per standard plan P18. Where is item paid?
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #12: At location #23, there is no closure chart for the connector ramp from rte 52 WB to I-15 SB. This line must be closed for K-rail placement.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #13: At location #26, there is no lane closure chart for rte 56WB. It will be necessary for placement of K-rail.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #14: At location #33, the existing lane closure chart #12 only provides for shoulder closure. It will be necessary to close freeway lanes for K-rail placement.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #15: The existing lane closure chart #13 requires that 2 freeway lanes remain open on rte 125 NB. The planned electrical work cannot be accomplished with 2 freeway lanes open to traffic.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #16: At location #14 the roadway excavation is classified as ADL, while location #15, less than 200 feet away has no such ADL classification. Please verify that this is correct.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:This is correct. Location 14 has hazardous ADL to be disposed at a class I landfill as it is exposed soil, location 15 does not have hazardous ADL because it is covered with asphalt concrete. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 07/17/2013




Inquiry #17: There are many locations where there is removal of concrete curb required. At some locations where there is such removal, the quantity appears in the Quantity Summary to be paid as CURB REMOVAL. At other locations where there is similar removal, there is no such notation in the Quantity Summary as CURB REMOVAL. Is the intent to include ALL curb removal in the quantity for payment as CURB REMOVAL or is some of it considerd to be paid as roadway excavation?
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents. Locations with only curb removal are paid as such. At other locations with removal besides the curb it is paid as roadway excavation.
Response posted 08/22/2013




Inquiry #18: At location #20, the roadway excavation is classified as ADL, while location #31, less than 350 feet away has no such ADL classification. Please verify that this is correct.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:This is correct, location 20 has non-hazardous ADL, subject to minor disturbance SSP (ADL soil to remain onsite). Location 31 has hazardous ADL, subject to the lead variance spec. (hazardous ADL soil to be disposed at a class I landfill). Please bide per the current contract documents.
Response posted 07/17/2013


Response #3:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #19: There are several bid items listed to compensate for removal of various types of concrete. Does that fact establish the precedent for this contract that all removal of existing concrete is to be paid under a "remove concrete" item and is not to be included in the payment for roadway excavation?
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents. Remove concrete item refers to the removal of concrete blocks as shown on the plans. All other concrete removals are identified and paid for per the different removal items including roadway excavation.
Response posted 08/22/2013




Inquiry #20: Referencing sheet 191 of the plans, note 1. This note states the He for the type 736 SV rail is 2'. There is not enough information given in the plans to verify the He for the 736 SV rail. In the event the He changes, will this be considered a change in character for the items of work necessary to use the changed He? Otherwise provide the profiles that will enable a contractor to determine the He.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #21: At locations 11, 17, 25, 28 there is a note to remove concrete barrier. Under what item will this be paid.
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to the Summary of Quantity sheets and bid item 153229 "Remove Concrete Barrier (Type K)". Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 07/17/2013


Response #3:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #22: Sheets c-1 thru c-28. On several pages in this section there is a chart for Alternative Crash Cushion. The chart gives dimensions for the transition cross section where it will connect to the alternative crash cushion. The chart contains dimensions for type 1 and type 2. What determinins which type to use?
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/16/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #23: At location 3 is the in place 60 rail and crash cushion backup to be removed and replaced?
Inquiry submitted 07/16/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/17/2013


Response #2:Existing Crash Cushion will be removed and replaced by one of the alternatives shown on the plans and described in the Special Provisions. There is no removal of barrier at this location.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #24: Response 21. K-rail is constructed in 20 foot pieces and is set on the roadway as a protective barrier. It is set with a crane and recovered with the same. If Item 37 Remove Concrete (Type K), requires the removal of a different type a rail, provide a description of that work.
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Inquiry submitted 07/17/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/17/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #25: As shown on sheet 248 of 255, LOCATION 24 GENERAL PLAN, there are 1034 LF of 736 MODIFIED concrete rail required. This quantity seems to be omitted from the quantity sheets and the bid item quantities. Please confirm and correct if necessary.
Inquiry submitted 07/17/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/18/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #26: In the staging plan there are many locations where a temporary K-rail is shown to placed very close to the existing ETW under traffic control conditions controlled by a lane closure chart that mandates that 3 of the existing 4 travelled lanes be kept open at all times. This means that a truck with K-rail on board, a crane hoisting K-rail, and a crew handling the K-rail are placed in a single closed 12 foot lane with full speed freeway traffic passing by in the immediately adjscent lane. This is not only to well established practice within Caltrans, this would place our workmen in an unsafe workplace and creat an unnecessarily hazardous condition for the travelling public. Please modify the applcable lane closure charts to allow 2 full closed freeway lanes adjacent to the K-rail alignment
Inquiry submitted 07/17/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/18/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #27: Item 85 - Structure Concrete, Barrier Slab.
Reinforcing steel is shown on the plans. Will a item for reinforcing steel be added. If not, please reference section in specification indicating how payment will be made.

Inquiry submitted 07/18/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/18/2013


Response #2:Please bid per current contract documents.
Refer to standard specs 9-1.03, 3rd paragraph, full compensation is for all work involved specified by the description.
Refer to revised standard specs 51-1.01A, 6th paragraph, the reinforcing steel is described for barrier slabs.

Therefore, the reinforcing steel will be included in the unit price paid for “Structural concrete, barrier slab”.

Response posted 07/19/2013




Inquiry #28: Construction details sheets c-1, c-24, c-25, c-2,c-8,c-4,c-8,c-23,c-23. These sheets contain a chart for the Alternative Crash Cushion. The chart shows an "x" dimension of either 3.o feet or 3.6 feet. Specials contain 3 possible crash cushions. Two crash cushions have a maximun "x" of 36 inches the other 24".

What crash cushion gets used if the protected width is greater than 3.6 feet? See charts c-25, c-23.

If the protected width is 24" or less can the one alternate crash cushion be used?

What crash cushion gets used when the protected width is between 3.0' and 3.6'?


Inquiry submitted 07/18/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/18/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #29: Sheet 89.
The G-1 is shown at 81.86 feet left of SD-5.
The Type 60 rail is shown 81 feet left of SD-5,(Sheet4).
Are thes two pages of the plans correct?

Inquiry submitted 07/18/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/19/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #30: PLAN SHEET 191. Concrete piling.
The quantity box calls for 18" piling. Within the Construction Details there is not a detail for 18" pile. Standard plan B15-8 uses a 16" pile.
Please provide a detail for the 18" pile.

Inquiry submitted 07/18/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/19/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #31: Special Provisions page 90 subsection 82-2.02D(1).

This section states all rebar in concrete barrier shall be epoxy coated. The plans call for epoxy rebar at location 25. Is all the rebar at all the locations in the concrete barrier epoxy coated?

Inquiry submitted 07/19/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 07/19/2013


Response #2:Please bid per the current contract documents. Refer to Section 52-2.03A(1) of the Special Provisions for epoxy coated reinforcement locations.
Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #32: Item No 88 BAR REINFORCING STEEL does not match the quantity shown on sheet 251. Stated in inquiry #27 the reinforcing steel for the slab shown on sheet 251 is included in Item 85. Please provide an explaniation as to what part of the work Item 88 pertains.
Inquiry submitted 08/15/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/15/2013


Response #2:Please refer to Addendum No. 3, dated August 19, 2013. The quantity of Item No 88 “BAR REINFORCING STEEL” shown on sheet 251 is now 39,818 pounds, which matches what is shown on the Bid Item List. This quantity is only for pile cap reinforcement, (Pile cap section limits shown in “Barrier Typical Section”, sheet 251 of the contract plan).

Please refer to the 3rd paragraph of section 9-1.03 for general instructions for pay clauses.

Please refer to section 49-3.01D of the Standard Specs of how bar reinforcement in CIDH gets paid.

Please refer the 1st paragraph of section 83-2.02D(1) of the Standard Specs of how the bar reinforcement in barrier gets paid.

Please refer to inquiry #27 of how bar reinforcement in barrier slabs gets paid, (Barrier slab section limits shown in “Barrier Typical Section”, sheet 251 of the contract plan).

Response posted 08/21/2013




Inquiry #33: A review of ADDENDUM 3, dated 8/19/13, reveals that the rebar payment issues is not resolved. Their is a bid item #88, for payment of rebar, yet the payment sections addressing the various reinforced concrete features of the job clearly state that payment for the rebar is to be included in the unit price to be paid for the reinforced concrete. This is an obvious conflict, please clarify.
Inquiry submitted 08/20/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/20/2013


Response #2:Please see response to inquiry #32.
Response posted 08/23/2013




Inquiry #34: Question 1) per addendum #3
Bid Item 104, Alt. Crash Cushion

1)Is the Smart Cushion still to be bid against the React and Compressor?

2) Will Caltrans except a POST BID CRIP opportunity to use a Smart Cushion?


Inquiry submitted 08/26/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/26/2013


Response #2:1) Refer to Addendum #3. A PIF is on file. There are only two types of Alternative Crash Cushions: Type REACT 9CBB and type COMPRESSOR. Type SMART Crash Cushions are to be installed at those locations specifically called out on the plans.
2) Please refer to Section 4-1.07 " Value Engineering," of the Standard Specifications. Proposals for modifications to the contract documents may be submitted to the Engineer after contract award. Please bid per the current contract documents.
Response posted 08/27/2013




Inquiry #35: Bid Item 104,alternative crash cushion

Referring to question 28, we believe the smart cushion removed due to misinformation, as the smart cushion has hundreds of wide locations in the state of California. If this is the case,would you please put us back in the alternative crash cushion spec. Locations 36" wide will require part # 9462 transition to 36" object $5,373.00 and locations up to 54" will require the use of part #9475,transition assembly to gore. Beyond 54" will require additional leg braces,as well as additional thrie beam

Inquiry submitted 08/27/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/27/2013


Response #2:Please see response to Bidder Inquiry #34, question #1
Response posted 08/27/2013




Inquiry #36: Does the Z-2 soil have to be disposed of in California?
Inquiry submitted 08/29/2013

Response #1:Submitted for consideration.
Response posted 08/29/2013


Response #2:Bidder's inquiry was retracted by the submitter.
Response posted 08/29/2013




Inquiry #37: I retract that last question about disposal, I see it in the specs.
Inquiry submitted 08/29/2013

Response #1:Bidder's inquiry retracted.
Response posted 08/29/2013






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