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Inquiry #1: Should the top 1.0’ foot of roadway excavation shown on the planting plan (PP-1), which is near Location #15, be treated as Type Z-2 Aerially deposited Lead soil?
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2013

Response #1:No. this soil is type Y-1 and will be used as top soil to be buried as backfill material for the vegetated swale as shown on Section A-A on sheet PP-1.
Response posted 02/13/2013




Inquiry #2: The plans show that the channel removals at locations 6 and 8 to be HMA. Please clarify if Bid Item 15 for 27 CY is for HMA removal in these areas and that these specific removals are not part of Roadway and/or Ditch Excavation.
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2013

Response #1:The channel removals for locations 6 and 8 are included in item #15 and it includes ditch excavation.
Response posted 02/13/2013




Inquiry #3: Is the streetlight near location 5 outside the design limits for the new barrier?
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2013

Response #1:Yes, it is outside the design limits.
Response posted 02/13/2013




Inquiry #4: Can Roadway/Ditch excavation from location 1 be placed as imported borrow material?
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2013

Response #1:Yes.
Response posted 02/13/2013




Inquiry #5: Per sheets C-10 and C-11, the plans only note removal. Please clarify if this is a replacement of pipe (Bid items 12 & 36).
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2013

Response #1: Yes, it is replacement. Remove 90 feet of old pipe and plavce 90 feet of new pipe.

Response posted 02/13/2013




Inquiry #6: Does each location that has slope paving and/or shotcrete require a separate test panel or can 1 test panel each be used for all locations?
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2013

Response #1:1 test panel per site.
Response posted 02/13/2013




Inquiry #7: Will there be reuse areas available for the surplus soil from the 5 locations prescribed to have material management (Spec 10-1.19)?
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2013

Response #1:Only location 8 has space available for surplus soil. The other areas do not and the soil will be contractor's responsibility to dispose of.

Response posted 02/13/2013




Inquiry #8: For Bid item 23 (Rock Blanket) there is a quantity for 1800 SQYD. The plans summary sheet shows it to be at location 11 only. No dimensions are given for the rock blanket shown for the annotated just north of the west side slope paving, but it scales off at about 1,200 SF. Is this bid item strictly for Location 11 “Rock blanket” or for all rock blanket inlays at new slope paving for locations 7,10,11,13,14,16,17,18 (detail on Sheet C-1)?
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2013

Response #1:An addendum will be issued to address this.
Response posted 02/13/2013




Inquiry #9: Locations 13 and 14 widen existing slope paving below existing bridges. Per C-1, will Rock Blanket surfacing be required in these locations?
Inquiry submitted 02/13/2013

Response #1:An addendum will be issued to address this issue.
Response posted 02/15/2013




Inquiry #10: The cost breakdown for Highway Planting indicates there is 329 CY'ds of mulch. Plan Sheet 48 PP-1 only shows 33 CY'ds.
Is there additional mulch to be installed at another location(s)?

Inquiry submitted 02/21/2013

Response #1:329 Cubic Yards of mulch is correct. PP-1 show 88CY of mulch, NOT 33 CY.
Response posted 02/21/2013






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