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Q1) Will the State allow for the HMA specified in this contract (90 tons) to be qualified as section 39-2.07 Minor Hot Mix Asphalt? If so, will the State also allow the grinding depth be increased increase to 0.2’ to utilize a ¾”HMA.? There could be a high cost impact to this bid because local material suppliers to not have a current approved JMF for a ½” A, PG 70-10, Lime Treated mix as specified. The cost of developing a mix design, test batching, dropping and producing would have to be absorbed by the bid item that consists of 90 tons of HMA.
A1) No additional information is available at this time. Please bid per current contract documents. 29Mar18.