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12-4004101Lee
Would it be possible to get a large size of the plan sheets in the proposal?
Yes, they will be posted in the project related information on the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2105412Scott
On page 22 of the proposal it indicates that there will be edgeline rumble strips needed on this project but there is not a bid item for this.  Will there be a bid item added for this?
Yes, an addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2086410McCracken
Should this proposal include bid items for Fuel Adjustment and Asphalt Adjustment?
The combined quantity of asphalt falls below the minimum requirement of 3,000 tons for fuel and asphalt adjustment.  Therefore, no, this project should not have bid items for fuel and asphalt adjustment.  The quantities and special note will be removed from the proposal.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
There is existing guardrail on this project.  Does KYTC anticipate guardrail remaining on this bridge approach.  If so, how will the remove and replacement be paid for guardrail?
Bid items for removal of the existing guardrail and installation of new guardrail will be added.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2650424Henderson
Is it the KYTC’s intent to have a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty for the asphalt plug joint item?  In the Proposal, the Thorma-Joint reflects this, while the Watson Bowman does not. 
The vendor chose to provide the asphalt plug joint shall provide a written three-year warranty that meets or exceeds the Thorma-Joint warranty.  This warranty can be found on page 20 of 118.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2650424Henderson
Is there a  current specification for the Matrix 502 system?
An addendum adding the specification for the Matrix 502 system will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2650424Henderson
Phase one and Phase two drawing indicate temporary striping for the lane shift.  How is this striping to be paid?
The temporary striping in Phase one and Phase two for the lane shift is considered incidental to Maintain and Control Traffic.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
Will KYTC provide all the required staking for this project?
An addendum addressing this will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
What type of backfill is required at the end bents?
An addendum addressing this will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
What is the pavement design for the roadway?
An addendum addressing this will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
Will there be any DGA required in the pavement design?
An addendum addressing this will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2138332Washington
This project has 17 locations (18,110 LF) listed for joint repair. The note in the proposal states these areas are to be milled 2’ in width and a depth of 1” and place 1” CL3 0.38D surface in the trench. There are several locations on this project that the shoulder joints are deteriorated considerably beyond a 1” repair. Should this not be treated as a base failure repair and the depth of the trench be increased as to accommodate a minimum of some type asphalt base placed in the repair?
Please bid the project according to the proposal.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2118331Christian
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2112338Kenton
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2126339Union
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2144342Washington
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2081345Scott
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2135348Russell
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2139349Boyd
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2080350Garrard
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2062354Lawrence
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2064408Estill
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2079409Clark
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2106415Shelby
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2142420Boone, Kenton
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2057421Kenton
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2075422Boone
It is our understanding the Cabinet changed the way splices are handled concerning traffic loops and the Scotchcast #4 resin is no longer needed.  The notes included in the proposal state to use splice kits with Scotchcast #4 resin.  Is this correct?
No, the Scotchcast #4 resin is not needed.  The sentence should read as follows:  Cover butt splices with a 3M Mastic Pad or approved equal and then taped with a 3M brand #33 electrical tape.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2138332Washington
The typical diagram shows a detail for “joint milling” utilizing a 2’ cut.  The quantities for this are lumped in along with the standard milling quantity. Can the items be separated? 
Yes.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2149423Robertson
What ramp Type is to be installed?
All ramps on the project are type 1.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2149423Robertson
Are the detectable warning on Pen Grove Avenue to be installed in an existing ramp?
The ramp at Pen Grove Ave should have a quantity of 6.94 SY of concrete with the detectable warnings installed in the new sidewalk.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2952364McCracken
Will the Square Footage of Structural Steel be posted?
The square footing will be posted under project related information on the cabinet’s website.  The Square Foot Figure for the structure posted is for information only and shall not be intended for bidding purposes.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2910368Perry
May the contractor use “Portable Steel Barrier w/ Redirective Impact Attenuator” in lieu of Pay Item 02005 “ Water Filled Barrier”? 
To be an “Approved Equal” the product must meet the following conditions: 1) Provide certified letter from manufacturer that the proposed installation method (anchoring the Barrier wall at each end of the Bridge deck) is approved by the manufacturer and will meet or exceed NCHRP for water filled barrier wall to include limiting deflection; and 2)Provide crash cushion at no additional cost if alternative system is used.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2096300Christian
The typical detail makes no mention of side road approaches. Will the intersecting roads be milled and paved back? And if so how far back in the intersections? 
Typically, an edge key will be milled to have a smooth joint on the side roads. Where possible, mill an edge across the side road about as wide as the milling machine, just to keep a smooth transition.  The distance back at intersections will be as detailed in the Incidental Surfacing section on page 11 of 73 in the proposal.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2910368Perry
The bid items have 880 LF of Remove Concrete Median (Remove & Replace), Line 0040.  However, the plans have a total quantity of 294 LF.  Which is correct?
The plans are correct.  An addendum to change the quantity in the proposal will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
What is the flowable fill bid item to be used for?
The flowable fill bid item is for filling concrete slope wall undermining.
 
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
Where is the granular embankment going to be used?
Granular Embankment shall be placed at the toe of the fill with a 2-ft vertical thickness.  This material should be completely wrapped with Type IV Geotextile Fabric.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-4004101Lee
There are 19 right-of-ways markers shown in drawings; however, they are not reflected in quantities.  Are they incidental?
The right-of-way markers will not be required with the bid.  However, they may be added once the project begins.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2109337Boyd
Could a slag alternate be added to this project?
The successful bidder may propose this once the project begins.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
Could more time be allowed to complete the project?
Yes, the contractor will be given 60 calendar days instead of the 30 indicated in the proposal.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
Will embankment benching be required? If so, has the quantity been included in “Embankment in Place”?
Yes, benching is required in accordance with RGX-010-03.  Yes, the quantity has been included in the “Embankment in Place” quantity.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
Should there be a Pay Item for “Remove Fence” and “Fence-Woven Wire Type 1” to remove and replace the existing R/W Fence along WK Parkway?
No, the existing R/W fence along the WK parkway shall not be disturbed.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM
12-2918369Hardin
What will be done with the storm boxes at each end of the bridge?
Line 0091, item 02690, SAFELOADING was added to the bid form by addendum for filling existing storm boxes and storm drain pipe.
1/22/2014 8:47 AM