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Q1)Item 10 Fence(type wm, 5 strand) 7610' I think it needs to be Fence(type 5 strand BW) 7510. Remove the WM. The plans call for BW. Can you look at this?
A1)Refer to Addendum No. 1 dated January 25, 2016. 26Jan16
Q2)Page 17, Substitute a field post for every tenth line post. Is this only for bid item 10 and 11? And not for item #8 and 9? Also, item # has been duplicated. FYI, Installing field post in contrete provides to be a maintenance problem, as cars hit them makes for a lot more work to repair.
A2)Reference Standard Specifications 2010, Section 15-2.04A; page 220, and Special Provision, Section 80-2.03; page 17, Substitution applies to all fence(BW and WM), reconstruction and new installation. 26Jan16