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Bridge Group 51A - Route 37 Contract 2 2019-CB-027

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Date Asked: 10/15/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Please review the installation detail for the new curb in new pavement areas. Most of areas will have an 11" +/- pavement structure. This leaves 1" +/- of Gravel to hold the curb in place. This is not buildable. Please Advise.
Date Asked: 10/15/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Item No. 817.9902 - the proposal pages indicate that it is paid by the CF and the special provisions indicate by the CY. Please clarify.
Date Asked: 10/15/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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The department has responded that the Type S2 concrete repairs is performed by forming and pouring method. Please clarify if the Type S2 repiars are paid under 817.9901 or 817.9902. If it is under 817.9901, please provide the quantity of the Type 1 vs the Type 2S since these two different repair types.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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SHEET 4 - BRIDGE 635 - NOTE 10 - PLEASE CONFIRM IF THE ABUTEMENT SEATS RECIEVE A SEALER SINCE THE DETAILS DON'T CALL FOR IT. ONLY THE BARRIER DETAILS SHOW THE SEALER.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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JS-156 STATES THAT EXCAVATION AND BACKFILL SHALL BE PAID FOR SEPARATELY UNDER THE APPLICABLE BID ITEMS. DOES THE BACKFILL MENTIONED INCLUDE THE GRS REINFORCED BACKFILL MATERIAL AND RSF BACKFILL MATERIAL. IF SO HOW IS THE REINFORCED BACKFILL PAID. THIS IS ASKED BECAUSE ON THE OTHER RIDOT PROJECTS WITH GRS ABUTMENTS, THE REINFORCED BACKFILL IS PAID UNDER IT'S OWN ITEM.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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IN YOUR RESPONSES TO THE STRUCTURAL EXCAVTION ITEM, YOU HAVE INDICATED THAT EXCAVATION AND BACKFILLING FOR THE REFACING IS PAID UNDER 203.0100 AND YOU HAVE ALSO INDICATED THAT IT IS PAID UNDER THE JACKING AND SHORING LUM SUM. PLEASE CLARIFY WHICH ITEM IT IS PAID UNDER. IT CAN'T BE PAID ON BOTH ITEMS. THE PLANS NEED TO INCLUDE PAY LIMITS FOR 203.0100 SO THERE ARE NO DISPUTES IN THE FIELD WITH THE RESIDENT ENGINEERS.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
APPROACH SLAB AND BACKWALL JOINT WATERPROOFING DETAIL. THE SUBBASE MATERIAL NEEDS TO BE REMOVED AND BACKFILLED TO PERFORM THE WORK. PLEASE CLARIFY IF THE EXCAVATION IS PAID UNDER THE STRUCTURAL EXCAVATION.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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RESPONSE TO BRIDGE 636 - FULL DEPTH REPAIRS ON SHEET 14. YOU INDICATE THAT FULL DEPTH DEPTH REPAIRS IS PERFORMED UNDER 817.9904. THIS IS DIFFERENT THAT WHAT SHEET 14 STATES. THE PLAN SHEET CALLS THE DECK EDGES WITH A D3 - FULL DEPTH REPAIRS NOT POLYMER MORTAR. SHEET 34 DETAIL ONLY SHOWS PARTIAL REPAIR TO THE TOP OF THE DECK NOT FULL DEPTH. NOTE 3 ON SHEET 14 STATES TO REFER TO SHEETS 29 AND 30 NOT SHEET 34. PLEASE CLARIFY BEACUSE IT IS CONFUSING HOW THE REPAIR IS PAID FOR. ALSO NEED TO KNOW THE LIMIT OF THE FULL DEPTH DECK REPAIRS (EX 2', 3' OR 4' FROM EDGE).
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Please Clarify, If the contractor opts to use curb lock in the new pavement areas, will we be paid under the curb lock item or will this be at the contractor's own expense. I understand that the specification does not require curb lock in these installations.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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YOUR RESPONSES FOR BRIDGE 632 SHEET 27 - THAT REMOVAL OF THE CONCRETE SLAB , BACKFILLING, AND REPLACEMENT OF THE CONCRETE SLAB IS INCLUDED UNDER 203.0100. THE STANDARD SPEC FOR 203.0100 DOES NOT INDICATE THAT THESE ITEMS ARE IN THE ITEM. IS A SPECIAL PROVISION GOING TO BE USED THAT STATES THEY ARE INCLUDED. ALSO IF ALL THESE WILL BE INCLUDED, WHAT WILL BE THE PAY LIMITS FOR THE WORK SINCE IT IS PAID BY THE CY.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
I understand Reinforced Backfill Limits for the Modular Walls is Shown. The specification calls for Common Borrow to Meet The Gravel Spec. This is separate from the Reinforced Backfill. Note 3 Under Backfill On JS-158 States "Reinforced Backfill and common borrow shall be free of debris and meet the gradation requirements for gravel borrow in Subsection M.01.09, Table 1 Column 1b of the RIDOT Standard Specififcations, except that 100% by weight shall pass the 2 inch sieve." Is this correct? If so, what are the limits for this modified common borrow that has to meet gravel specifications. If this is not the intention, please clarify.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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IN REPONSE TO THE REMOVING AND RESETTING OF THE SLOPE PAVERS, EXCAVATION AND BACKFILING FOR THE REFACING. YOU HAVE INDICATED THE THIS WORK IS INCLUDED IN THE JACKING AND SHORING. IF THE CONTRACTOR ELECTS TO JACK OFF THE BEAM SEATS AND NOT USE COLUMNS, HOW WILL THE REMOVE AND RESET SLOPE PAVERS, EXCAVATIONA AND BACKFILLING REQUIRED FOR THE REFACING PAID FOR.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Please Provide the Specifications and details for items 701.9901 through 701.9922.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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WAS A TIME DETERMINATION COMPLETED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR BRIDGES 628 AND 629 TO DETERMINE IF THE DEMO AND SLIDE IN CAN BE COMPLETED IN THE WEEKEND. THE DEMO WILL PROBABLY TAKE ALL WEEK END LEAVING LITTE TIME TO SLIDE THE BRIDGE IN PLACE.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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SHEET 18 - VOLUME 1 - PRECAST CONCRETE BASE TRANSITION. PLEASE CLAARIFY IF THE PROPOSED PRECAST CONCRETE BASE HAS TO BE COMPLETED DURING THE WEEKEND SHUTDOWN.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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JS-87 - STATES THAT COSTS FOR THIS ITEM SHALL BE INCLUDED IN TH EITEM CODE 800.99## SITE ACCESS. PLEASE CLARIDY SINCE THERE IS BID ITEM 805.9910.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
bridge 635 - please clarify if only the 1 1/2" class 9.5 on bridge deck is included under item 800.9910. Also clarify how the pavement over the approach slab at bridge 635 is paid for.
Date Asked: 10/11/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Volume 1 Sheet 5 Job Specific - P-6 is listed as Full depth Construction with Rigid Base. Please Specify the Layers and Thicknesses.
Date Asked: 10/10/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
sheet 22 volume 6 - Please clarify how the peastone under the approach slab is paid for.
Date Asked: 10/10/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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Please provide existing plans for all the bridges.
Date Asked: 10/10/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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Item 805.9901 and 818.9903 - precast slabs. Please clarify if these items are the same. Also 818.9903 states that contractor is responsible for the design. Since it is permanent to the project, Contractor should not be responsible for the design.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Please review quantities for Item L02.0101. There seems to be an error with the number.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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ITEM 909.3020 - THE PLANS CALL TO PLACE NON-SHRINK GROUT BETWEEN THE WALL AND BARRIER. PLEASE CLARIFY HOW THE NON-SHRINK GROUT IS PAID FOR.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
ON BRIDGES 636 & 637 - THE PLANS CALL TO PAINT ALL THE BEAM ENDS. PLEASE CLARIFY THE LENGTH OF THE BEAM END THAT IS PAINTED.
Answer:
The contractor shall assume that three (3) feet of beam shall be painted at each end.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019 Date Answered: 10/10/2019
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Will jacking submittals or any other submittals related to the Amtrak bridges require submission to and approval by Amtrak? If so, what is the duration of the review period and is this a simultaneous review with RIDOT or will this review be conducted after RIDOT has approved the submittals?
Answer:
Applicable shop drawing submittals for AMTRAK will have a required 60-day review period. RIDOT and AMTRAK reviews will be concurrent.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
The bridges over Amtrak require the track settlement monitoring points to be installed and survey to be conducted. How is this work paid?
Answer:
This work shall be paid under Item Code No. 800.9931, “Construction Site Access – Bridge 063601 and Bridge 063701.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Regarding JS 936.9902 - Force Account Bank - Unexpected Amtrak Downtime. 1. The spec allows for payment of rental and leased equipment downtime, but not owned equipment. Request this be revisited. Owned equipment downtime has value, just as rented/leased equipment. Many construction companies also own equipment companies that lease the equipment to the construction company. Therefore, most construction equipment is technically leased or rented to the construction company anyway. 2. The specification states that downtime will be paid on force account for Amtrak cancellations of scheduled track outages after 9pm. It further clarifies that this is related to the 4 hour window that is actually a 3 hour work window due to de-energizing and re-energizing wires. Please clarify that the force account is to pay for any shortage of planned and properly scheduled outages, not just a cancellation after 9pm. 3. How is down time paid for scheduled foul time work, track out of service without planned OCS outages, lack of Amtrak flagmen, track foremen or other lost work time for planned and coordinated Amtrak work where Amtrak is solely responsible (either directly or indirectly) for the downtime. 4. Please provide all train schedules for this section of railroad. 5. Is coordination with any other railroad besides Amtrak required for this work?
Date Asked: 10/09/2019
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
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JS 800.9931 states that access pads required for the access of the Contractor's equipment onto or across active railroad tracks shall be constructed and removed by Amtrak. Will RIDOT pay Amtrak to construct and remove the access pads onto and across the railroad that the Contractor deems necessary for the work?
Date Asked: 10/09/2019
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Has the track structure around bridges 063601 and 063701 been investigated and verified cleared of any underground C&S and other underground systems to verify that there are no utility conflicts in the required ballast excavation areas at these bridges?
Date Asked: 10/09/2019
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
Please provide the RIDEM stamped approved site plans, which are required to be on site and are part of the permit.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019
Poster: Steven Morin Company: CARDI CORPORATION
Question:
There is no specification requiring Railroad Protective insurance, Amtrak entry permits. Additionally, the ballast excavation limits shown for bridge 063610 would not be allowable per Amtrak's specification for excavation of RR embankment (spec 02261A - Rev 1, sketch 1). Please provide relevant Amtrak specifications and guidelines that the contractor's will be held to by Amtrak, including excavation and sheeting, temporary shielding, minimum roadway clearances, etc.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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JS-52 BRIDGE 627 - STATES THAT EXCLUDED ITEMS WORK INCLUDES VARIOUS STRUCTURAL EXCAVATION AND VARIOUS FILL MATERIALS. PLEASE CLARIFY WHAT THE VARIOUS EXCAVATION AND FILL ITEMS ARE. PLEASE BE MORE SPECIFIC.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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JS-156 - GRS WALL SPEC STATES THAT EXCAVTION AND BACKFILL SHALL BE PAID FOR SEPARATELY UNDER THE APPLICABLE UNIT BID ITEMS. PLEASE CLARIFY WHERE THE BACKFILL FOR THE GRS WALLS IS PAID FOR.
Answer:
Structural excavation is included under Item Code 203.0100 Structural Excavation. Backfills beyond and or above the GRS wall fills are paid for as common borrow.
Date Asked: 10/09/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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nOTE 21 ON SHEET 4 BRIDGE 635 - STATES ALL EXPOSED FACES OF PIERS AND ABUTMENTS SHALL RECEIVE AN ANTI-GRAFFITI COATING. PLEASE CLARIFY IF THIS NOTE APPLIES TO BRIDGE 635 AND THE CLARIFY IF ANTTI-GRAFFITI COATING IS REQUIRED ON THE GRS ABUTMENTS AND ALSO CLARIFY HOW THE ANTI-GRAFFITI COATING IS PAID FOR.
Answer:
There is no anti-graffiti coating required for Bridge 635. The notes will be revised by addendum.
Date Asked: 10/08/2019 Date Answered: 10/09/2019
Poster: paul grimaldi Company: J. F. WHITE CONTRACTING CO.
Question:
Based on the amount of prebid engineering required for ; 2 each bridge SPMT roll ins , 2 each bridge lateral slides , support of excavation throughout the project , and , the technical complexity coupled with the size of the project , would RIDOT consider a 4 week bid postponement ?
Answer:
The Bid Opening date has been revised to November 5, 2019 per Addendum No. 1.
Date Asked: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Please provide attachments A and B for the TMP.
Date Asked: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Please provide AMTRAK specs for working around electrified wires.
Date Asked: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
IN RESPONSE TO FRICTION COURSE AND MODIFIED 12.5 AT THE BRIDGE JOINTS. YOU REFERENCE NOTE 9 ON SHEET 64. STEP 47 ON SHEET 65 STATES TO PLACE MODIFIED 12.5 ONLY AND STEP 6 ON SHEET 66 STATE TO PLACE MODIFIED 12.5 IN THE JOINT OPENING. IT DOES NOT MENTION TO PLACE FRICTION COURSE. PER RIDOT SPECS, FRICTION TYPICALLY NOT PLACED ON BRIDGE DECKS SINCE IT IS POUROUS. IF FRICTION IS REQUIRED, IS THE BOTTOM LAYER MODIFIED 12.5 AND TOP LAYER IS FRICTION?
Date Asked: 10/08/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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ITEM 203.0100 - STRUCTURAL EXCAVATION INCLUDES QUANTITIES FOR BRIDGES 626, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 636, 637 AND 638. PLEASE CLARIFY THE PAY LIMITS FOR THE STRUCTURAL EXCAVATION. IS THIS FOR THE EXCAVATION REQUIRED FOR THE REFACING?
Answer:
The quantity shown for Structural Excavation includes all excavation required for completion of the work. This will include concrete refacing and recoating of substructure units. This also includes excavation necessary for construction of webwalls at the piers for Bridge No. 638. The pay limit in each case is based on the length of the substructure unit in question, the depth of repair shown on the applicable detail, and an assumed width for construction (usually three feet).
Date Asked: 10/08/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
The Curb installation detail in Volume 2 on Sheet 45 shows curb lock only being used in existing pavement areas. Will the contractor be paid under this item if they use curb lock to install curbing at the new pavement locations as well?
Answer:
RIDOT Standard specifications do not require new curbing in new full depth pavement to use cement concrete curb lock.
Date Asked: 10/08/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Susan Cullen Company: J.H. Lynch & Sons, Inc.
Question:
Please clarify the type of waterproofing membrane to be used on the following bridges: • Bridge No. 062801 (see Plans - Volume 5.pdf, Page 34 of 85) • Bridge No. 062901 (see Plans - Volume 5.pdf, Page 49 of 85) • Bridge No. 063501 (see Plans - Volume 6.pdf, Page 9 of 45)
Answer:
Cold Spay Applied Liquid Membrane shall be used for these bridges.
Date Asked: 10/08/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
PAGE JS-163 STATES THAT THE SLOPE PAVERS IS PAID BY THE SQUARE FOOT AND THE PROPOSAL PAGES STATES SQUARE YARDS. PLEASE CLARIFY WHICH IS CORRECT.
Answer:
Item No. 921.9901, “Slope Paving Repair”, shall be paid by the Square Foot. The DOQ will be revised by addendum.
Date Asked: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Shet 10 for Pontiac Bridge Plans. Please clarify how the temporary 15" DI drainage pipe and head wall are paid for.
Date Asked: 10/08/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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The plans call for a S2 for the abutment and pier pedestals. Please clarify if the entire pedestalis to be removed and replaced or just the deteriorated portion of the pedestal because it is unclear on the drawings. Also how are the repairs paid for?
Answer:
Pedestal repairs are addressed in “Typical Bearing Seat Concrete Rehab Detail” (Sheet No. 71, V4 and Sheet No. 38, V7). Concrete repairs are paid under Item No. 817.9901, “Repairs to Structural Concrete Masonry (Patching Mortar)”.
Date Asked: 10/07/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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Bridge 631 - steel repairs - Plans show approx. 1600 lbs for the steel repairs. Item 824.9911 is for 2415 lbs. Please check the quantity.
Answer:
The plan’s Quantity table and the Distribution of Quantities document both show 2415 lbs. as the estimated quantity for payment. This quantity should be used for the contractor’s bid unit price.
Date Asked: 10/07/2019 Date Answered: 10/09/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Due to the size and complexity of the project, we request more time to bid the project.
Answer:
The Bid Opening date has been revised to November 5, 2019 per Addendum No. 1.
Date Asked: 10/07/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
sheet 31 for Bridges 636 and 637 - Note 7 - long durations for the joint repair will require temporary steel plates. Please provide a detail for the plates and clarify how the steel plates are paid for.
Answer:
As stated in Common Joint Replacement Notes, Note 7, the contractor shall submit design details and calculations for a temporary removable steel bridging plate. The cost of this item is included as part of the lump sum cost for Item Code No. 800.992X, “Repairs to Route 37 Bridge No. 063XXX”.
Date Asked: 10/07/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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Bridge 636 - sheet 14 shows full depth deck repairs along the entire length of the deck edges at the abutments and piers. Please clarify the width of the repair. Also the DOQ for item 817.9904 - Repairs with polymer mortar for Bridge 636 indicates 140 CF. If the deck edges are being rebuilt, please clarify if the polymer mortar repair is needed for Bridge 636.
Answer:
Deck edge repairs shall be made in accordance with Item Code No. 817.9904, “Expansion Joint Header Repairs with Polymer Mortar”. See “Expansion Joint Header Repair Detail”, Plan Sheet No. 34 for additional information. Expansion joint header repairs at the pier are similar. The polymer mortar repair for Bridge 636 will be utilized for the indicated deck end work.
Date Asked: 10/07/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
item 401.9901 - Modified class 12.5 for patching - please clarify if this item will be used for the full depth deck repairs on bridges 626, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 636, 637, and 638. There is also item 401.3003 - class 9.5 for patching which includes quanities for the above bridges. Please clarify what this item is used for.
Date Asked: 10/07/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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Bridge 637 - the plans call for the following quantities but the summary quantites call for different quantities, please clarify why 1) Sawcutting at joints - 448' vs 1876' 2) Full Depth removal of pavement at joints - 150 sy vs 255 sy 3)Waterproofing - 112 sy vs 224 sy 4) paving at joints - 26 tons vs 67 tons 5) asphaltic plug joint 224' vs 246' 6) preformed joint seal 224' vs 310'.
Answer:
The quantities are based on calculated values and estimated areas of work. All required work is shown on the plans. The Quantity table values should be assumed correct and may be used as the basis for the contract estimate.
Date Asked: 10/07/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
PLEASE CLARIFY IF THE CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE CONCRETE TESTING ON THE PROJECT.
Date Asked: 10/07/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Volume 2 Sheets 17-19 show Cable, Electric, and Telephone conduit being run. Who is installing this and how is it paid for? Please clarify.
Answer:
The general contractor is responsible for completing these items. The items are indicated from 701.9901 through 701.9922.
Date Asked: 10/07/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Sheet JS-158 Backfill Note 3 states that Reinforced Backfill and Common Borrow are to meet Gravel Borrow Specifications. Is this correct? If so, what are the limits of this modified common borrow and how is it paid for?
Answer:
Reinforced backfill limits are shown in Volume 2 typical sections as well as the appropriate cross sections.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
PLEASE CLARIFY IF THE COLUMN ENCASEMENT FOR BRIDGES 636, 637 AND 638 IS PAID UNDER ITEM 817.9902 OR THEIR RESPECTIVE LUMP SUM ITEMS.
Answer:
All work required for concrete encasement of the columns shall be paid under the Item Code 817.9902, “Repairs to Structural Concrete Masonry (Form and Cast in Place)”.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
SHEET 6 - BRIDGE 636 AND SHEET 16 BRIDGE 637 - NOTE 8 STATES TO REPAIR SLOPE PAVERS. PLEASE CLARIFY HOW THIS IS PAID FOR SINCE THERE IS NO QUANTITY IN ITEM 921.9901 FOR THESE BRIDGES. ALSO WHAT ARE THE LOCATION AND SIZE OF THE REPAIRS REQUIRED.
Answer:
Sheet 7 – Bridge 636 and Sheet 17 – Bridge 637 – Note 5 states that “Removal, stockpiling, repair, and relaying of slope paving is incidental to Item Code Nos. 824.9923, “Temporary Jacking and Shoring of Beams & Girders – Bridge No. 063601” and 824.9924, “Temporary Jacking and Shoring of Beams & Girders – Bridge No. 063701”. The location and size of the repairs will depend on the jacking and shoring system selected by the contractor.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
SHEET 14 FOR BRIDGE 636 AND SHEET 24 FOR BRIDGE 637 SHOW THE MARKED OUT AREAS OF THE UNDERSIDE DECK REPAIRS. THE MARKED OUT AREAS SCALE APPROX. 70 SF FOR 636 AND 70 SF FOR 637. THE DOQ QUANTITY FOR THE UNDERSIDE DECK REPAIRS FOR BRIDGE 636 IS 2150 SF AND FOR BRIDGE 637 - 2250 SF. THIS IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PLANS AND DOQ. PLEASE CLARIFY WHERE THE EXTRA AREAS ARE LOCATED. NEED TO KNOW MORE WILL BE LOCATED OVER THE ELECTRICAL WIRES.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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BRIDGE 637 - PLANS CALL FOR 112 SY OF WATERPROOFING, 224 LF OF ASPHALTIC EXPANSION JOINT, 150 SY OF FULL DEPTH REMOVAL O PAVEMENT, 448 LF OF CUT AND MATCH AMD 20 TONS OF PAVING. THE SUMMARY OF QUANTITIES ON SHEET 5 show much different quantities. Are there other areas that the plans don't show?
Answer:
The quantities are based on calculated values and estimated areas of work. All required work is shown on the plans. The Quantity table values should be assumed correct and may be used as the basis for the contract estimate.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
BRIDGE 636 - PLANS CALL FOR 106 SY OF WATERPROOFING, 212 LF OF ASPHALTIC EXPANSION JOINT, 142 SY OF FULL DEPTH REMOVAL O PAVEMENT, AND 424 LF OF CUT AND MATCH. THE SUMMARY OF QUANTITIES ON SHEET 5 show much different quantities. Are there other areas that the plans don't show?
Answer:
The quantities are based on calculated values and estimated areas of work. All required work is shown on the plans. The Quantity table values should be assumed correct and may be used as the basis for the contract estimate.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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SHEET 6 - BRIDGE 636 - CALLS FOR R1 REPAIR. PLEASE HOW IS THIS REPAIR IS PAID FOR AND PROVIDE THE LENGTH OF THE REPAIR.
Answer:
The assumed length of repair is 15 feet. The cost of this repair is included as part of the lump sum cost for Item Code No. 800.992X, “Repairs to Route 37 Bridge No. 063XXX”.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
ITEM 818.9901 AND 818.9902 - SPECS CALL FOR AN HIGH EARLY STRENGTH CONCRETE THAT OBTAINS A 2500 PSI STRENGTH IN 2 HOURS. THERE ARE NO APPOVED RIDOT CONCRETE MIX DESIGNS THAT MEET THIS CRITERIA. TO MET THIS CRITERIA BAGGED MIXES (EX. RAPID ROAD MIX BY QUIKCRETE) WOULD HAVE TO BE USED. PLEASE CLARIFY.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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Sheet 48 bridge 638 - quantity summary table shows the ealstomeric bearings at 160 each. Should the quantity be 128 each not 160 each?
Answer:
Certain beams require two pads per beam end, rather than a single pad. See “Plain Elastomeric Pad Schedule”, Sheet No. 70, for additional information.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Bridge 638 - in order to perform the column refacing and web walls at the piers, the existing concrete sidewalks, median and curbing need to be removed. Please clarify how the removal and replacement of the sidewalks, median and curbing are paid.
Answer:
This work shall be paid under Item Code No. 824.9922 Temporary Jacking and Shoring of Beams & Girders – Bridge No. 063801.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
sheet 49 - bridge 638 - R2 repair. Please clarify how this repair is paid for.
Answer:
The cost of this item is included as part of the lump sum cost for Item Code No. 800.992X, “Repairs to Route 37 Bridge No. 063XXX”.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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Bridge 634 - In order to perform the refacing, the existing slope pavers need to be removed and reset. Please clarify how this work is paid for.
Answer:
The cost of this work shall be paid under Item No. 824.9925 Temporary Jacking and Shoring of Beams & Girders – Bridge No. 063401.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
sheet 24 - bridge 632 - plans show concrete repairs 1' below the existing ground. Please clarify how the removal and replacement of the existing slope pavers, excavation and backfilling is paid for.
Answer:
Work to remove and reinstall slope pavers shall be paid under Item Code No. 921.9901, “Slope Paving Repair”.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
sheet 27 - bridge 632 - plans call to perform concrete repairs on the columns 1' below grade. Please clarify how the excvation, removal of the concrete slab, backfilling and replacement of the concrete slab is paid for.
Answer:
This work shall be paid under Item Code No. 203.0100, “Structural Excavation Earth”.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
sheet 23 - bridge 632 - how are R3 and R4 repairs paid for?
Answer:
R3 and R4 repairs shall be paid under the lump sum Item Code No. 800.9922 Repairs to Route 37 Bridge No. 063201.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Bridges 626, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 636, 637 and 638. - Structural Exavation. Please clarify that payment under the structural exzcavation for these bridges is to expose the abutment face to perform the abutment facing. Please clarify what material is being replaced and how the backfilling of the material is paid for?
Answer:
Yes, payment under this item is meant to pay for the work needed to expose the substructure for refacing. The materials will be replaced in kind to return the site to its existing condition. All work associated with this shall be paid under Item Code No. 203.0100, “Structural Excavation Earth”.
Date Asked: 10/04/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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sheet 16 - bridge 631 - R2 - How is replace granite curb paid for?
Answer:
Work for this item shall be paid under the lump sum Item Code No. 800.9921 Repairs to Route 37 Bridge No. 063101.
Date Asked: 10/03/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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sheet 9 - bridge 360 - how is R1 - replace guardrail paid for since it is not listed on the summary sheet on sheet 8.
Date Asked: 10/03/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
sheet 8 bridge 630 - summary quantities show 332 lf of saw cutting at the bridge joints. The plans only show 160 lf. Please clarify why there is difference of 172 lf. Are there other areas?
Date Asked: 10/03/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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On the previously bid contract 2018-cb-096 - there was an item 818.9901 - Underside concrete deck repiars that used a sikacrete 321F. This contract calls to pereform the underside deck repairs under 818.9901 - partial deck repiars using a concrete mix. Please claridy how the underside deck repiars will be performed with a concrete mix instead of a patching material.
Answer:
The Contractor may propose, with the approval of the engineer, the use of a proprietary concrete mix which meets the same physical requirements as those stated in the specification for the high early strength concrete. The mix type specified in the item Special Provision will satisfy the repair requirements, as it matches very closely the published properties of Sikacrete 321F. It should be noted that the Sikacrete Product Data Sheets lists it as a rapid hardening concrete mix.
Date Asked: 10/03/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
818.9902 - full depth deck repairs -since the traffic needs to placed on the repair the same day, shouldn't rapid road set mix be used?
Answer:
Use of the High Early Strength Concrete specified in the Job Specific Item Special Provision Material requirements will allow traffic to be placed on the repair within project schedules.
Date Asked: 10/03/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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sheet 67 of 75, please clarify how the polystyrene and galvanzied steel is paid for.
Answer:
Polystyrene and galvanized steel shall be paid under the item “Heat Applied Pre-Fabricated Membrane”. The cost of this item is included as part of the lump sum cost for Item Code 800.992X, “Repairs to Bridge No. 063XXX"
Date Asked: 10/03/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
820.9901 JS-120 - the specs does not include bridges 626, 636 and 637. Please clarify how those bridges are paid for.
Answer:
The cost of this item is included as part of the lump sum cost for Item Code 800.992X, “Repairs to Bridge No. 063XXX”
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
BRIDEG 626 SHEET 6 PLEASE CLARIFY HOW THE VEGETATION REMOVAL IS PAID FOR.
Answer:
The cost for vegetation removal is included as part of the lump sum cost for Item Code 800.9928, “Repairs to Bridge No. 062601”
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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PLEASE CLARIFY THE PAY LIMITS FOR THE STRUCTURAL EXACAVATION ON BRIDGES 626, 630, 631, 632, 633, 634, 636, 637 AND 638.
Answer:
The cost of Structural excavation is incidental to the cost of the work item being performed. The limit of excavation shall be that need to complete the work, as shown on the plans.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: paul grimaldi Company: J. F. WHITE CONTRACTING CO.
Question:
reference item & specification section--929.9901--project field office ,---- it is our understanding that there will one field office --- minimum 2000 sf floor area---- and no materials laboratory required ,------- and that all required ---furnishings, equipment ,computers , printers ,cameras, docking stations, tablets , etc. are listed in Job Specific Specification section 929.9901--PROJECT FIELD OFFICES-------please confirm
Answer:
Confirmed.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
PLEASE CLARIFY HOW THE REBAR, DRILLING AND GROUTING ARE PAID FOR ON THE PIER REPAIRS ON BRIDGE 636, 637 AND 638.
Answer:
All work required for concrete encasement of the columns, including drilling and grouting of rebar, shall be paid under the item code 817.9902, “Repairs to Structural Concrete Masonry (Form and Cast in Place)”. Work required for construction of the web wall between pier columns shall be paid under the lump sum Item Code 800.992X, “Repairs to Route 37 Bridge No. 063XXX”
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
SHEET 64 STATES THAT TRAFFIC PLATES ARE NEEDED FR THE DECK JOINT WORK, PLEASE CLARIFY HOW THE TRAFFIC PLATES ARE PAID FOR.
Answer:
The cost of this item is included as part of the lump sum cost for Item Code 800.992X, “Repairs to Bridge No. 063XXX”
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
REPAIR NOTES STATE THAT MECHANICAL COUPLERS ARE CONSIDERED INCLUDED AS PART OF THE PATCHING REPAIR ITEM. PLEASE PROVIDE A QUANIITY TO CARRY IN THE BID SINCE IT IS UNKNOW UNTIL THE REPAIR AREA IS UNCOVERED.
Answer:
For the purposes of bidding, the contractor shall assume that 10-#5 couplers will be used under Item Code 817.9901, “Repairs to Structural Concrete Masonry (Patching Mortar)”.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
DECK REPAIRS D2 AND D3. NONE OF THE BRIDFES CALL D2 AND D3. PLEASE CLARIFY.
Answer:
The repair key is meant to be a listing of potential repairs. The contractor shall refer to bridge detail sheets for actual repair locations.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
SHEET 69 SHOWS THREE DETAILS FOR THE ANCHOR BOLTS. ITS STATES THAT IF THE ANCHOR BOLT BOLTS CAN'T BE USED REUSED, USE DEATIL 2 OR 3. FOR BIDDING PURPOSES, WHAT IS THE CONTRACTOR GOING TO CARRY IN THE BID IF IT IS UNKNOWN AT BID TIME.
Answer:
All anchor bolts will be lengthened, either by the method shown in Detail 2, or in Detail 3. The method of lengthening to be used shall be at the contractor’s discretion and the unit price shall reflect the expected effort.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
PLEASE CLARIFY IF THE TYPE 2S CONCRETE REPAIR IS A FORM AND POUR METHOD OR A PATCHING METHOD.
Answer:
The Type 2S Concrete Repair shall be performed in accordance with information presented in the plan notes, details, and item special provision and should utilize the Form and Pour method.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
THE FULL DEPTH CONCRETE DECK REPAIRS STATE THAT PROTECTIVE SHIELDING IS REQUIRED UNDER SPANS OVER ROADWAYS. PLEASE CLARIFY TEH LIMITS OF THE SHIELDING. HOW WILL THE CONTRACTOR KNOW WHERE TO PLACE THE SHIELDING IF THE AREAS ARE UNKNOWN UNTIL TEH DECK IS EXPOSED AND SOUNDED.
Answer:
For the purposes of the quantity estimate, it is assumed that 10% of the underside of deck patches will become full depth patches. Protective shielding should be estimated accordingly.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
NOTE 3 OF SHEET 60 STATES THAT WELDED WIRE FABRIC SHALL BE USED TO REINFORCE EACH 2" THICKNESS OF PATCHING IF THE REPAIR EXCEEDS 4". PLEASE PROVIDE A QUANITY FOR THE WELDED WIRE FABRIC SINCE IT IS UNKNOW HOW DEEP THE PATCH AREAS IS. PLEASE CLARIFY HOW MANY LAYERS OF FABRIC IS REQUIRED IF IT EXCEEDS 4".
Answer:
The potential required quantity of welded wire fabric is to be considered incidental to the cost of the repair. The contractor should adjust their bid unit price accordingly. For the purposes of bidding, assume 40 lbs. (total) of welded wire fabric under Item 817.9901 “Repairs to Structural Concrete Masonry (Patching Mortar)”. Only one layer of fabric is required.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
THE PLANS STATE THAT UNDESIDE DECK REPIARS ARE PAID UNDER 818.9901. PLEASE CLARIFY IF ALL THE QUANITY IS FOR UNDERSIDE DECK REPAIRS. IF NOT PLEASE CLARIFY THE QUANTITY FOR TOP DECK REPAIRS AND UDNERSIDE DECK REPAIRS. ALSO THE SPECS CALL FOR A HIGH EARLY CONCRETE FOR THE PARTIAL DECK REPIARS. PLEASE CLARIFY HOW THE CONCRETE IS TO PLACED FOR UNDERSIDE DECK REPAIRS.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
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DOQ FOR ITEM 817.9902 INDICATES THAT THE ITEM IS PAID BY THE CF. PLEASE CLARIFY THAT THIS IS CORRECT. ALSO CLARIFY THAT THE ALL THE REFACING IS PAID UNDER 817.9902.
Answer:
The unit of payment for this item shall be CY, as indicated in the plan Quantities tables, and the item Special Provision. The DOQ will be revised by addendum.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
BRIDGES 630, 631, 632, 633, 634 AND 638. THE SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED QUANTITIES SHOW FRICTION COURSE AND MODIFIED 12.5 INCLUDED IN THE LUMP SUM OF THE BRIDGES. IT ALSO SHOWS ITEMS FOR THE FRICTION AND MODIFIED 12.5 WHICH IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE LIMP SUM ITEMS BUT PAID UNDER ITEMS 401.9901 AMD 402.9901.PLEASE CLARIFY WHERE THE FRICTION IS USED SINCE THE STANADRD DETAILS FOR THE BRIDGE JOINT DON'T SHOW FRICTION. ALSO CLARIFY THE LIMITS OF THE FRICTION AND MODIFIED 12.5 THAT ARE PAID UNDER BID ITEMS 401.9901 AND 402.9901.
Answer:
Friction Course and Modified 12.5 shall be installed in the Asphaltic Expansion Joint System, in accordance with Asphaltic Expansion Joint System Note 9. These quantities shall be included as part of the lump sum pay item. Friction Course and Modified 12.5 paid under bid items 401.9901 and 402.9901 shall be placed as shown in the Full Depth Patch Repair detail and shall be used to complete that repair procedure.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
ITEM NOS. 817.9901, 817.9902, 818.9901 818.9902 STATE THAT FURNISHING AND INSTALLING SUPPLEMENTAL REBAR AND WIRE MESH WILL BE INCLUDED UNDER THE PAY ITEMS. THE STANDARD SPECS STATE THAT REBAR AND WIRE MESH IS PAID FORCE ACCOUNT SINCE IT IS UNKNOWN HOW MUCH REBAR WILL USED UNTIL THE AREA IS EXPOSED. IF THE REBAR AND WIRE MESH IS NOT PAID ON FORCE ACCOUNT BASIS PLEASE INDICATE FOR BIDDING PURPOSES HOW MUCH REBAR AND WIRE MESH THE CONTRACTOR SHOULD CARRY IN THE BID.
Date Asked: 10/02/2019
Poster: Anthony Mesiti Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
THE QUANTITY FOR THE TMA IS 33,120 HRS. THIS QUANTITY SEEMS VERY EXCESSIVE. PLEASE CLARIFY HOW THIS QUANTTY WAS CALCULATED.
Date Asked: 10/01/2019 Date Answered: 10/07/2019
Poster: Robert Berry Company: J F White Contracting
Question:
In the Specifications-Job Specific document, on page JS-166 there are two items listed that do not appear in the Proposal, namely: 926.9903 and 926.9904. Please clarify.
Answer:
These two items are not used on the project and may be disregarded.
Date Asked: 10/01/2019 Date Answered: 10/08/2019
Poster: paul grimaldi Company: J. F. WHITE CONTRACTING CO.
Question:
Other than bridge no. 063501-----rte. 37 wb over Jefferson boulevard -----, will stay in place steel forms be allowed ?
Answer:
SIP forms will be allowed for bridge replacements subject to RIDOT approval of applicable shop drawing submittals.
Date Asked: 09/30/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
The Earthwork Quality Control program states that the contractor must have their person test before any acceptance test will be done. Should we be carrying time between every lift of material to have time for our QC person to take densities and moisture readings before the state acceptance test will be started? Will the acceptance testing from the state happen immediately? How are we to handle this?
Date Asked: 09/27/2019 Date Answered: 10/11/2019
Poster: Michelle Ingram Company: Liddell Brothers, Inc.
Question:
Upon reviewing Volume 1 and Volume 2 - Regarding Item #T17.0205 - Overhead Sign Structure 36-40 FT Cantilever - Steel: We cannot identify the sign structure or the details for the structure on the plans. The Distribution of Quantities shows the structure being located on Pontiac Ave. Sta. 18 + 81 RT, but does not appear to be on the plan. Please advise for the correct location of the sign structure and also supply the details for the structure.
Answer:
The overhead sign structure (Item No. T17.0205) for Pontiac Avenue at Station 18+81 RT will be deleted with Addendum No. 2. The overhead sign structure that will be installed on Pontiac Avenue is paid for under Item Code T17.9901. The overhead signs and overhead sign structure details are shown on Signing and Striping Plan No. 2 and Sign Details Plan No. 1 located in Volume 2 of the Contract Documents.
Date Asked: 09/27/2019 Date Answered: 10/07/2019
Poster: Joe Colapietro Company: Cardi Corporation
Question:
Please clarify where the 406 LF of Class 5 18" RCP, shown as Route 37 628/629 in the DOQ, is located in the plans.
Answer:
The quantity for Item 701.0618 is 98 LF. The Class V 18 inch pipe is to be used between proposed drainage structures DS-59 and DS-60; and DS-60 and DS-64. The quantity will be updated by Addendum.