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Q1)Under the HMA widening area what is the compaction requirement under the HMA? Is the contractor required to compact 0.5’ below the HMA or 2.5’ below the finish surface?
A1)Based on Standard Specifications 2015 19-5.03B, It shall be 0.5’ below the grading plane. 03Jan2017