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11-1305100Jefferson
Is the intent of Note 4 of the General Notes on the Typical Section plan sheets to require load transfer assemblies (dowel baskets) to be used in the longitudinal joint at the shoulder joint or in the transverse joints of the shoulders or both?
The load transfer assemblies should be used in on transverse shoulder joints only .  Deformed tie bars are to be used in the longitudinal joint at the shoulder.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1305100Jefferson
General notes on the typical section plan sheets require Section 501 Ride Quality specifications to be met. Which category of the Ride Quality Adjustment Schedule applies to the concrete pavement on this job?
Category A Requirements shall be met for ride quality.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1305100Jefferson
Plan sheets include a detail sheet for box beam stiffening of temporary concrete barrier. Is this applicable to all concrete barrier or only certain areas in various phases?
The box beam stiffening of temporary concrete barrier applies to the location where trenches are used to place storm sewer pipe.  This is to be used to protect adjacent traffic from drop-offs from Sta. 411+10 to 421+25.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1019103Shelby
Are details missing from page 36 and 37 structural detail sheets?
Yes, an addendum with new sheets will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
With regards to the high mast light towers, would the Department consider allowing alternate Light Footprint patterns?
Yes, the Department will consider other patterns, but the pattern must meet the design criteria on sheet T3.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1305100Jefferson
The typical roadway sections indicate that additional rock roadbed will be required as directed by the Engineer. It is also indicated that No. 2,3 or 23 are acceptable size stone for the rock roadbed. With the indeterminate actual quantity of rock roadbed required and size limitations shouldn't there be a pay item for granular embankment or a graded stone size?
General Note no. 6 on the typical sections in the plans reads "no. 2, 3 or 23 stone WILL BE allowed".  The contractor may use rock previously excavated elsewhere on the job or no. 2, 3 or 23 stone may be used.  If no. 2, 3, or 23 stone is used, payment will be incidental to the earthwork items.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1019103Shelby
On page 47 of 124 in the proposal, under Foundation Recommendations, item 6.3 recommends a poured invert. Is this required?
The paved flow line, as per the geotech report, is needed including between the wings/aprons as a protection for the bedrock.  This will be 4" thick and can be either  
Class A or Class B concrete.  This paved flow line will be incidental to the precast concrete culvert.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1019103Shelby
The note on page 19 of 124 under “In addition the following will be required”,  item 6 says “Purchase of .134 acres of permanent easement…from parcel 1.”  This would be
about 17 feet of new r/w is this the intent of this note? Would the KYTC be the owner?  Is plank fence to be moved back to r/w limits?
KYTC has purchased a permanent easement and will not own the property in fee simple. The easement extends back to the fence but does not require the fencing to be relocated.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1305100Jefferson
The Special Note For Unsealed JPC Pavement And Shoulder Joints states "This Special Note will only apply to concrete pavements placed on a drainage blanket." Since the concrete pavement for this project is placed on a dense grade base and not on a drainage blanket will this special note still apply?
The special note does not apply to this pavement.  All joints should be sealed.  Hot poured sealant is required.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1305100Jefferson
The typical section sheets for US 31E show the new permanent concrete median barrier on existing pavement. However, the new storm drainage pipe is underneath the barrier. How is pavement removal and replacement addressed?
In the areas where proposed storm sewer pipe is below the proposed concrete median barrier, Sta. 411+10 to 421+25, the existing 8” concrete pavement and 4” DGA is to be removed and replaced with 10” JPC and 6” DGA for the width of the pipe trench (see Typical Section sheets R2A, R2B & R2C.)  The bid items 10” JPC Pavement and DGA quantities have increased to reflect this change (see Pavement Summary sheet R2F.)  A bid item & quantity for Saw Cut has been added for the additional joint.  The quantity for Deformed Tie Bar has increased to include the added longitudinal joints.  There is also an item for Joint Sealing for the new joints (hot pour sealing is required.)  See General Summary sheet R2E. An addendum will be posted to the website
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
In regards to bid item #0780 - Fill & Grade Median - Will the topsoil need to be removed before fill is placed or can the contractor spray and kill the grass before the fill is placed.
The Contractor may apply the fill directly on the existing median or if the Contractor deems the fill likely to slide, the Contractor may remove the topsoil or spray and kill the existing grass as long as the final slope matches that detailed in the "Typical Sections".
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
Does the new lighting at the 416 interchange have to be completed by the August 1, 2011 completion or the December 1, 2011 completion?
The new lighting at the KY 416 interchange must be completed by December 1, 2011.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
Plan note #3 on sheet 19 of 198 provides that “Roller Compacted Concrete – X inches” may be substituted with “JPC Shoulder – X inches.”  Special Note for Roller Compacted Concrete notes that all areas of RCC inaccessible to either roller or paver will substitute Class A concrete for RCC.  Neither the RCC or the areas paved with Class A concrete requires tie-bars or hookbolts as shown on standard drawing RPN-001-06.  Since you are allowing the substitution of JPC shoulders for RCC shoulders can we assume that the tie-bars will not be necessary for the JPC shoulders?
If the contractor elects to use JPC Shoulders they should be constructed per the Standard Drawings and Specifications with tie-bars.  If RCC shoulders are used the longitudinal construction joint between the outside lane and shoulder should still be sealed with silicone sealant according to the Standard Drawings.  It is not anticipated that there will be many areas inaccessible to a paver.  However, the proposal indicates that in these areas JPC Shoulder Pavement will be used.  These areas are generally less than 6-feet in width.  For these short areas less than 25 feet in length tie bars will not be required.  The Engineer will determine in the field these locations.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
Proposal page  85 states that 1-1/4” or 1” dowel bar may be used on standard drawing RPS-020.  Is this a choice made by contractor or manufacturer?
The current standard drawing does not show a dowel bar size for 7” JPC pavement.  The note was intended to allow the same dowel bar size as is used for 8” JPC pavement or a 1” bar, if elected by the contractor.  The contractor orders dowel baskets.  As such, they would have the option to make the decision.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
Can the contractor acquire the fill material needed for this project from within the R/W of the Parkway?
Fill may be available within the R/W of the Parkway. Each potential site proposed by the Contractor will be reviewed by the Engineer and approved or denied at the discretion of the Engineer.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
Should there be a pay item for remove and reset end treatment?
Yes, it is bid line # 0870 of the proposal.  Item #24096EC “REMOVE AND RESET END TREATMENT” with a quantity of 26 Each.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
Is the bid item #1370, steel post type 2, correct?
No, an addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1318108Lincoln
Does the Department intend on requiring the Contractor to place a 1 foot Soil Subgrade free from shale prior to the placement of a 1 foot Rock Subgrade wrapped in Geotextile Fabric as per note 6 in the geotechnical notes on sheet R18?
The contractor will not have to place one foot of soil before placing the rock roadbed.  Geotechnical note 6 on sheet R18 can be disregarded.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1018105Barren
There are two lines of pipe  at Station 118+53 that are called Culvert pipe.  Do they need to be backfilled with flowable fill?  Which specs apply – entrance or culvert?
The pipe at station 118+53 need to be treated as culvert pipe.  They are for approach roads.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
Asphalt quantities (base, surface, etc.) are not included in the proposal for the median crossovers and slip ramps. Is an addendum going to be issued to add the appropriate quantities and bid items for the asphalt in the median crossovers and slip ramps?
The pay limits for the "TEMP MEDIAN CROSSOVER" include everything required inside of the 525 feet draw on page 58 of the proposal.  Bid Item "TEMP MEDIAN CROSSOVER" shall include all incidentals necessary to accomplish this work including all pavement, all striping and markings (to include restriping between phase II and III), drainage, removal of crossover, temporary crash cushions, etc.  For the slip ramps, page 59 and 60 of the proposal both state that "Bid item "SLIP RAMP" shall include all incidentals necessary to accomplish this work including pavement markings and striping, pavement, any necessary drainage, and removal of slip ramp.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
Clarification by KYTC
Plan sheet T58 was inadvertently changed with addendum #1.  The original plan sheet T58 is correct and should be used for construction. Please discard any copies received with addendum #1.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1024200Christian
On the 41A portion of work , a note on plan sheet 81 regarding traffic control for the Rock Bridge Branch states allows 30 calendar days for closures at the bridge.
 Please verify this is 30 calendars days per lane?
The 30 calendar days for lane closures for the bridge construction work is per bridge.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1024200Christian
Can hot pour sealant be used in lieu of silicone for the concrete pavement joints?
Yes, hot-pour joint sealant may be used.  It should be installed per Standard Drawing RPX-015-03 for the full sawed joint depth with no backer rod.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
The answer to a previous question concerning whether tie bars will be necessary if the option for JPC shoulders is used states that “…the longitudinal construction joint between the outside lane and shoulder should still be sealed with silicone sealant…”. On page 40 of the proposal, the note for "Joint Sealing" states that all joints in both the JPC and RCC are to be sealed with either silicone sealant or hot-poured elastic sealant. Does the note on page 40 still apply to the longitudinal construction joint between the outside lane and shoulder or was the intent of the aforementioned answer to eliminate the hot-poured elastic sealant as an option the joint sealant at this joint and any other joint?
Either hot-poured or silicone sealant can be used for joints in the concrete pavement.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
Temporary Median Crossover Details (page 58) in the proposal show the crossover pavement as asphalt with a note saying 7" JPC Pavement on 6" DGA can be used for the crossover pavement instead of the asphalt pavement. Slip Ramp details (pages 59 & 60) show the temporary slip ramp pavement as 7" JCP Pavement on 6" DGA however there is no note allowing asphalt  pavement to be used for the slip ramps instead of the concrete pavement. Can the asphalt pavement section detailed for the temporary median crossovers be used for the temporary slip ramp  pavement instead of the concrete pavement?
Yes, the asphalt pavement section detailed for the temporary median crossovers may be used instead of the JPC Pavement for the slip ramps.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1024200Christian
Is the bid item—“Guardrail-Steel W Beam-S Face A” and the quantity for that item correct? .
No, the bid item was inadvertently included.  An addendum removing the item will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
On page 95 of 198 in the proposal, the jacking loads are given per beam in “tons” . As per page 111 of 198 in the proposal, the contractor is to design for (2) times these loads.  Can the Conc. Median be removed prior to Jacking?
KYTC will allow removal of the median prior to jacking.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
Will Pavement Asphalt Rideability be needed to meet with Section 410 of current standard as shown in the current copy of the contract?
An addendum to the contract is being prepared to remove this portion of the contract.  The rideability requirements as shown in the current version of the contract have been determined to not be feasible on this particular project.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2944107Daviess
Can the existing deck and structural steel plans for the portion of existing bridge being rehabilitated be provided?
Yes, the plans for the existing will be posted in the “project related information” on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
Isn’t Item #1190 remove and relocate signs a duplication of item #1460 remove and relocate signs?
Yes, the item was duplicated.  Final payment will be for the measured and accepted quantity.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2944107Daviess
Will stay in place forms be allowed?
Yes
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1024200Christian
Please clarify that the November 15, 2011 in the correct completion date for this project. And if so, if the weather continues to be consistently inclement, will there be any allowances for such lost time?
The completion date for the project is November 15, 2011.  Please see Standard Specification 108.07.04 related to fixed completion date projects.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
On page 95 of 198 in the proposal, the jacking loads are given per beam in “tons” . Are these loads really in tons or should they be in Kips?
The loads listed on page 95 are in tons.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1024200Christian
Please clarify the difference between bid item 1220 Variable Message Sign – Dynamic and bid item 0780 Portable Changeable Message Sign.
The variable message sign-dynamic will not be required on this project.  An additional 4 each of the Portable Changeable Message Signs will be required in addition to the  
quantity in the bid items.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
Will the compaction of asphalt mixtures be required to be Option A as per proposal page 16 of 198?
No, the compaction of asphalt mixture will be accepted according to Option B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
In the proposal, there is a bid item line #1820 "Install Sig Controller-Ty 2070".  On plan sheet T27 the Plan Bid Item Notes say "shall include furnish and installing a 2070L ATC Controller" Do I furnish and install or just install
The Signal Controller-Type 2070 shall be furnished and installed.  The bid item is for installing the controller.  A supplemental agreement will be necessary for furnishing the controller.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
On page 95 of 198 in the proposal, the jacking loads are given per beam in “tons” . As per page 111 of 198 in the proposal, the contractor is to design for (2) times these loads.  Are these loads actual or already doubled?
The Dead loads on page 95 are actual dead loads (NOT doubled).  Live loads are based on anticipated coal truck traffic and are heavier than HS-25
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1024200Christian
May silicone be used to saw and reseal the existing joints?
Yes, silicone can be used to seal all joints.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
It has been noted that a Columbia Gas high pressure line may conflict with Phase I widening on one side.  Because there is currently a $5,000 per hour penalty for not achieving the August 31 milestone date, would flexibility with the penalty be possible if delays were caused by a utility conflict?
"REVISED" The August milestone will remain.  The contactor should keep a record of any delays associated with utilities.  The Department will evaluate any delays, and then make a determination if an extension is warranted.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
The notes on plan sheet T-47 regarding maintaining existing lighting differ from those on sheet R-68 Note #17.  Which is correct?
The note regarding maintaining existing lighting on sheet T47 is correct. Contractor shall maintain existing lighting or equivalent to existing lighting at all times until new lighting is installed and a functional inspection has been performed.  A proposal lighting layout shall be submitted for approval to the Division of Traffic, Frankfort, KY (502-564-3020) prior to the beginning of road or bridge construction.  Payment for this item shall be included in maintain and control traffic.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
Between the KYTC and LFUCG inspectors, where does the authority reside?
KYTC will administer this contract and the KYTC inspectors have authority.  LFUCG inspectors will be on the project and will bring any project issues to KYTC.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2944107Daviess
Will SHPO(State Historic Preservation Office) be performing and reviewing the lab analysis of the concrete pier patching?
SHPO will not be performing and reviewing the lab analysis of the concrete patching batch.   This is the responsibility of the contractor.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1024200Christian
Is the quantity for the item, “remove concrete masonry”, correct?
Yes, most of the bridge removal is included with the item “remove structure”.  The small amount of “remove concrete masonry” was included for the removal of the existing deck to install the proposed armored edge.  This is the portion shown in the end of bridge section on sheet S23.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
Will KYTC be providing the temporary light poles?
No, KYTC will not be providing the temporary light poles.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
Does the traffic control plan sheet R68 note 7 mean that two lanes of traffic must be maintained in both directions on Pasadena and Alexandria?
No, the note means that two lanes of traffic, one lane traveling in each direction, must be maintained at all times.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
Will there be a submittal process for the Mast Arms, such as one that will need shop drawings?
We will require the normal approval process.  Shop drawings and calculations will be required, reviewed and approved in a timely manner.  As long as the information sent in is correct the approval process can be done in 2 days.  The contractor will need to stress the need for the specialized drawings for these poles to the manufacturer (templates, angles, etc…) and the need for the anchor bolts ASAP.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1024200Christian
Is the 6” JPC pavement to be non-reinforced, without load transfers or ties?
Yes, the 6” JPC pavement will not have load transfer assemblies or ties.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1023104Henderson
Type 3 Rumble Strips are specified for the outside RCC shoulders and incidental to the paving. Can Shoulder Rumble Strips-Sawed be substituted for the Type 3 Rumble Strips?
Shoulder Rumble Strips-Sawed may be substituted for Type 3 Rumble Strips.  Payment for either type will be incidental to the bid item for JPC Shoulder (or RCC Shoulder, as applicable).
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2944107Daviess
The proposal states "Proper care must be taken to contain all existing lead paint."  Please indicate the location of the lead paint that must be removed as a result of the construction.
Existing lead paint may be evident when cleaning the areas for the stringer web retrofits.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2935309Owen
Referring to page 24 of 69 in the proposal, are the P1 thru P5 bars to be included in the concrete patching item? The specifications on page 9 of 69 refer to the bars being straight, and are these to be included in the concrete patching item also?
A quantity of steel reinforcement for Patching and Armored Edge installation will be added by addendum. Field cutting and bending is allowed for quantities needed at the construction site.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2935309Owen
On page 4 of 69 in the proposal, it has a completion date of November 15, 2011 for the entire contract and 30 working days for the bridge.  On page 18 in the special note for Contract Completion Date, it has a completion date of November 15, 2011, but 45 working days.  Which is correct?
Information on page 18 of 69 in the proposal is correct.  There are 45 working days.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1317324Graves
The depths specified for the pre-drilling for piles from bottom of cap to the bottom of pile elevation do not match up with the 746 total linear ft. mentioned in the estimate of quantities. Please verify the quantity of pre-drilling designated for the KY97 bridge over Kess Creek.
The quantity for “Pre-drilling for Piles” is incorrect.  An addendum will be posted on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1317324Graves
The depths specified for the pre-drilling for piles from bottom of cap to the bottom of pile elevation do not match up with the 746 total linear ft. mentioned in the estimate of quantities. Please verify the quantity of pre-drilling designated for the KY97 bridge over Kess Creek.
The quantity for “Pre-drilling for Piles” is incorrect.  An addendum will be posted on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2214404Various
What is the completion date for the project?
The completion date is November 15, 2011.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1022106Fayette
In discussing the Mast Arm traffic signals, are their locations flexible?
In this particular project the location of the Mast Arm signals are critical.  They cannot be relocated.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2920407Various
Can the approximate square footage of structural steel for this project be provided?
Yes, it will be posted in the project related information.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2173401Whitley
Where will the shoulder wedge be placed?
The shoulder wedge will placed throughout the patched areas.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2934308Pendleton
Will temporary guardrail be required in place prior to changing traffic from phase 1 to phase 2?
Yes, temporary guardrail shall be in place prior to changing traffic from phase 1 to phase 2.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1319201Various
The proposal for this project presents an I-65 specification and an I-64 specification with "Installation and Maintenance Training" included in each of the specifications. Should our bid include one set of training procedures or two?
One set of training will be required for I-64 project.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2920407Various
Will the contractor be able to run a generator 24 hours/day-7 days/week in the Gorge area to provide electricity for the stop lights?
Yes
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2934308Pendleton
Can a light plant be used in place of the luminaire as stated on pd 20 of 69?
With the District Traffic Engineer’s approval, a light plant may be used in place of the luminaire.  There will not be any additional payment for such change, if approved.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1319201Various
Is it acceptable to provide one brand of HTC barrier for I-65 and a different brand for I-64?
No, the same system is required for both projects.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2934308Pendleton
Will the department furnish x-dimensions when deck is removed?
Refer to General Notes on Sheet 1. The contractor is responsible to match the grade and cross slope of the existing deck, maintain a minimum of 8” for  deck thickness.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2216302Jessamine
There is a bid item for PAVE STRIPING-TEMP PAINT-4 IN, but none for permanent striping.  Should a bid item for permanent striping be included?
Yes, there should be a bid item for permanent striping.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2216302Jessamine
The typical section for the project shows leveling & wedging to be placed as directed, but no bid item for leveling & wedging is set up. Should a bid item for leveling & wedging be included?
No, there should not be a bid item for leveling and wedging.  The typical is incorrect.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2934308Pendleton
Are all guardrail end treatments incidental to the w-beam s-face?
The end treatments listed on page 16 of 69 will be considered incidental to W-Beam S-Face.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2942409Anderson
Page 4 of 64 in the proposal has 15 days per structure. Page 15 has 20 days per structure.  Which is correct?
Page 15 of 64 in the proposal is correct. Each structure has 20 working days to be completed
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1319201Various
Are all the samples for each system the same?
No, each is different.  This will be identified by contacting the Division of Materials and discussing sampling and testing procedures for the specific system.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1319201Various
What are the extra materials required for the samples?
Sampling materials will vary depending on the barrier system.  Please contact the Division of Materials @ 502-564-3160 for the requirements for the specific system in question.  The contacts are David Quarles, Allen Myers, Michael Black or Trevor Booker.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1319201Various
What does the process consist of as far as any extra labor cost?
This is also specific to the system, and should be apparent once it is discussed with the Division of Materials and the exact sampling procedure is identified.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2199101Knott
The page 89 of 89 in the proposal appears to be from another project.  Please clarify.
Yes, page 89 of 89 in the proposal is incorrect.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1013104Scott
There are  2’ rumble strips shown on sheet R2 for the Scott County, Call 104.  Should there be a bid item for this?
The 2’ Rumble Strips are incidental to asphalt surfacing construction.  Please see Standard Specifications 403.03.08 and 403.04.03.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2934308Pendleton
What is the correct amount of working days on this job?  Page 4 of 69 in the proposal states 30 working days but page 17 states 45 working days.
The information on page 17 of 69 is correct. This contract has 45 working days to be completed.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2940440Various
Will the wage rates stay non-scale during the construction process?
The wage requirements will be what is advertised in the proposal throughout the construction of the project.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-3328438Carroll
There are 2 bid items set up for demobilization.  Will this be corrected?
Yes, an addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2942409Anderson
Page 16 of 64, Part V in the proposal states that one lane of traffic is to be maintained during construction.  Would this warrant a traffic signal?
No, Page 16 of 64 Part V refers to Standard Drawing No. TTC-100-01 to be used which requires flagging.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1013104Scott
Is the quantity of wet laid stone included with the dry laid stone?
Per Note 5 on sheet R19, all Dry-Stone Fence and Wet Stone Masonry Columns are incidental to Bid Item 20063EN9T Dry-Laid Stone Rock Fence. The quantity accounts for Wet Stone Column Work.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1013104Scott
On pages 132-135 of proposal section 02936 Seeding, the subsection 3.06 is specifies a jute matting to be used on slopes 3:1 or greater. Is this jute matting the one to be used for bid item, Erosion Control Blanket?
Contrary to Technical Specifications for Waterline Relocation, Section 02936 Seeding, the contractor is to utilize current KYTC Standard Specifications Section 212 and 213 for areas within the waterline easement.  Also, the erosion control items for the water relocation areas have not been included in the estimated plan quantities. Final payment will be for the measured and accepted quantity.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1013104Scott
Do you have either a stamp pattern or a color for the stamped and colored concrete in the JPC Pavement?  Is the entire 573 sy stamped and colored?
Please see note 6 on plan sheet R2f.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1013104Scott
On page 134 of proposal, Subsection 3.08 Maintenance, does this maintenance specification apply to total quantity of seeding & protection and areas where erosion  control blanket is being used?
Contrary to Technical Specifications for Waterline Relocation, Section 02936 Seeding, the contractor is to utilize current KYTC Standard Specifications for maintenance of areas within waterline easement.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2903108Hart
In the posted SF calculation for surface area to be painted, is the catwalk included? Also, there is a lot of laced and box members on this bridge. Was the surface area of those members calculated as solid surfaces or were adjustments made for the openings?
The square footage posted was an estimate for information only.  The payment for the clean & paint structural steel will be lump sum.  Bidders should make their own determinations when preparing their bid.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1312107Pike
The plans show a dashed line as the FLOODWAY on the opposite side of the river, and further the upper elevation of the FLOODWAY is shown and/or specified as 737.  Is the key word FLOODWAY and is it different than FLOOD PLAIN?
FLOODWAY is the key word.  Contractors cannot fill in the FLOODWAY but can fill in the FLOOD PLAIN.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1315112Martin
On Plan Sheet R51, Parcel 56, Allen Horn;  It looks like R/W extends all the way to Little Blacklog Road.  On Plan Sheet R45, Parcel 56, Allen Horn;  It shows 2.88 acres remaining on the right.  On Plan Sheet R16, Parcel 56, Allen Horn;  There is a "PERMANENT DRAINAGE EASEMENT".  Does Allen Horn still own 2.88 acres between Little Blacklog Road and the new R/W?
Parcel 56, Allen Horn, still owns 2.88 acres between the A/C fence and Little Blacklog Road.  Plan sheet 51 is in error and the property line is labeled incorrectly on Sheet R16.  The R/W line should be shown the same as the A/C line.  An addendum with corrected plan sheets will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1312107Pike
Page 196 of 284 indicates  a location between the railroad and Russell  Fork as a site for excess material.  Is this an approved site?
This area does not require a USACE 404 permit.  However, a flood plain permit will be required.  If contractor chooses to use this area, they must secure the flood plain permit for the Division of Water.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1315112Martin
Has the gas main shown on plan sheets R10 and R12 been installed as shown (or close to shown) on the plans?  If it has not been installed, will it be installed after the roadway has been constructed?
The as-built drawings for what has been currently installed is in the project related information.  It is a 2 Phase relocation with some of the work already completed and the remainder to be completed after construction.  The contact at Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC is:  Mike Flanery, 606-298-3400, Michael.flanery@chk.com.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2903108Hart
Concerning the proposal drawing on page 47 of 111, the Quantity of bolts “existing to be removed” is 4 & 8.  The drawings show 5 & 10.   Additionally, they denote 4 spaces.  Which is correct?
4 spaces are correct and it should be “5 each side” & “10 total”
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2140308Muhlenberg
Regarding Item #190 – Detectable Warnings 446 SF, looking at the Sidewalk Ramp and Detectable Warning Summary only one ramp seems to be completely replaced and paid for under Item 90 Sidewalk 4”.  However, reading the Special Note for Sidewalk Ramps and Detectable Warnings Section Measurement and Payment “Detectable Warnings Existing Ramps” – This is to include removal and replacement of existing ramps/curbs/walks to make entire ramp in ADA compliance not just the SF area for the Detectable Warnings.  Is this correct or should more quantity be added to Item 90 Sidewalk 4” to cover this payment.
The interpretation of the summary sheet is correct.  There are 16 SF of detectable warnings are to be installed in the new ramp to be constructed at ~ milepoint 0.3.  The remainder of the detectable warnings are to be installed in existing ramps at the listed locations.  The interpretation of the Special Note is not correct.  It is not intended to reconstruct the existing ramps at the locations not listed to receive concrete sidewalk.  The reconstruction of existing ramps is limited to the minimum reconstruction required to allow installation of detectable warnings in the existing ramps and restoration of features disturbed by the Contractor’s operations.  If, at the time of construction, the Engineer determines that an entire ramp needs to be replaced, the additional concrete sidewalk would be measured and paid.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1315112Martin
Can the fill bench excavation material be incorporated into the roadway embankment even if it is not sandstone (see Note 6 of the Geotechnical Notes)?
All embankments are to be constructed with sandstone from roadway excavation.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2903108Hart
The NEW W18x65 is 11 3/8” long, with (1) end connected to the beam as shown & the other end is “free” not connected to anything. Is that correct?  Is the Existing 18CB @ 64 to be removed approximately the same length?
Yes.  Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2903108Hart
Due to the configuration and limited access onto the bridge prior to bid, we request that existing structure drawings be provided for reference for the preparation of a proper bid for this project.
REVISED ANSWER:The existing structure plans can be found in the “project related information” link on this site.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1315112Martin
Please clarify the following notes concerning the concrete barrier wall type 9T item.  On sheet R2d it says that upon completion of project, contractor assumes ownership and is responsible for removal and storage.  On sheet R20 it says that the barrier at station 5+790 is to remain until next section is constructed.  Will the contractor of the next section take ownership of the barrier at station 5+790 only or all of the barrier shown on sheets R14-R20?+
The barrier wall at station 5+790 will be left in place and KYTC will take ownership.  The contractor assumes ownership and is responsible for removal and storage of the barrier wall in the other areas.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1315112Martin
Would the Department provide the phone numbers and addresses for Michael G. Stepp, Parcel 44, and Joseph L. Parsons, Parcel 46?
They are Michael and Brenda Stepp, 12745 Lockborne Eastern Road, Ashville, OH  43013, (740) 983-9150 and Joseph L. Parsons, 810 Prospect Street, Camden, TN  38320, (731) 584-2123.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1307109Pike
Has the Department secured access from KY Berwind?
KYTC has secured an access easement from KY Berwind that extends from KY 80 to the KYTC ROW in Wolfpen Branch.  Any activities that are not within the limits of the  KYTC ROW and the 20’ KY Berwind access easement need to be coordinated with KY Berwind Land Company.  The contractors may contact either Steve Dale or Randy Potter.  The phone number for KY Berwind is 606-754-5101
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1315112Martin
Note 3 of the Geotechnical Notes, pg R85 of the plans, says that ditch and channel change excavation material is suitable for embankment if dried.  Does this mean that the material can be placed in the roadway embankment or does it have to be placed in the Holly Bush embankment?
Material excavated from ditches and channel changes should be used for final dressing of slopes or other incidental  uses. It should not be placed in any embankments unless it is sandstone.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2916116Carter
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2903108Hart
Concerning the proposal drawing on page 47 of 111--STRINGER REPAIR, the labeling(Proposed)  v  (Remove) appears to be switched on the (2) center items?
Yes, the labeling is reversed.  Please bid accordingly.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2198319Christian
Does the Department want the diamond grinding to go through the loops for a better ride quality and then the Department replace the loops after the project is completed?
Yes. Diamond grind through the loops.  If the loops are damaged, the Department will replace them.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2903108Hart
If the power tool cleaning option stated in addendum 1 is used, Can the Contractor apply the prime coat by using brush and/or rollers to the faying surfaces?
Yes, the Contractor can apply the specified prime coat by using this method.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2198319Christian
Does the slurry from the Diamond Grinding have to be disposed of off of the right of way?
Yes, please see the SPECIAL NOTES FOR PCC PATCHING AND DIAMOND GRINDING.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2198319Christian
Are there references to special notes for diamond grinding as described on page 9 paragraph E in the proposal?
No, the reference to the special notes for diamond grinding on page 9, paragraph E in the proposal was inadvertently included.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2201333Warren
There is also no permanent tape line items to replace the markings that will be removed with the pavement removal and replacement, should there not be some line items for permanent as well?
The District will be responsible for the permanent long line striping.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2209334Washington
Should there be bid items for trenching and backfilling, and conduit?
No, the existing conduit shall be used.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2929328Bullitt
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2198319Christian
It doesn’t appear that there is a bid item for the removal and replacement of the Raised pavement markers. Is it KYTC’s intent to leave them in place and grind beside them?
Several of the markers will be removed with the PCC pavement repair which will be incidental to Remove Pavement. The other markers will remain in place. If KYTC determines that the markers are problematic during the project, other options may be explored at that time.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2198319Christian
Will the State be supplying a before grinding run of record with a target IRI to meet after grinding or do we just reference the standard table for Ride Quality.   If it is the standard table is this considered a Category A or B project.
The “target IRI” will be the current IRI. The only requirement is to make the ride better than it currently is rather than having a set IRI to reach. It was decided to get the ride approximately one month before construction to get the most accurate IRI for the current conditions to ensure the contractors can meet that IRI. Therefore, the target IRI will not be provided prior to the letting.  An addendum with a ride quality adjustment schedule will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2211336Rockcastle
If additional message boards & arrow panels are required, will they be paid for at the unit bid price? For example, if a lane closure is placed at a median cross-over.
According to the Traffic Control Plan, the Department will measure and pay for only one message board: “The Department will measure the individual Changeable Message Sign only once for payment, regardless of how many times the sign is set, reset, removed, and relocated during the duration of the project.” And further “If the Engineer deems additional Changeable Message signs are required, the Department will furnish, operate, and maintain the additional Changeable Message Signs.”  According to the Traffic Control Plan the Department may pay for more than one Arrow Panel:  “The Department will measure for payment the maximum number of arrow panels in concurrent use at the same time on a single day on all sections of the contract.  The Department will measure individual arrow panels only once for payment, regardless of how many times they are set, reset, removed, and relocated during the duration of the project.”  However, as to the hypothetical example, the Department will not allow the use of median cross-overs.  According to the Traffic Control Plan, the contractor shall:  “Require Contractor’s, vendor’s, and employee’s vehicles to change directions only at interchanges and do not allow vehicles to use median crossovers.”
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2929328Bullitt
Bid item #0230 Concrete Overlay-Latex-  Could you please check the quantity?
The quantity is incorrect.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1015332Harrison
In reviewing the railroad special notes, there doesn’t appear to be a reference to the number of trains per day. Could this information be provided?
Between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., there are 3 freight trains and no passenger trains.  Between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., there are 7 freight trains and no passengers trains.  The maximum speed is 35 mph.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2200320Jefferson
The proposal states Completion date of October 31, 2011 on the cover sheet and page 22 paragraph 1. It goes on to state in paragraph 3 on page 22 that the fixed completion date is June 30, 2011. Which is correct?
The completion date is October 31, 2011.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1015332Harrison
The drainage trough detail on sheet S35 drawing no. 25362 is called out as 1/2" Nylon Reinforced Neoprene Trough being installed under the expansion finger joint.  Does this material have to be 1/2" thick? Would a smaller thickness material be allowed?
The minimum thickness is 1/8” as long as it is nylon reinforced.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2927339Lewis
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1015332Harrison
Line #1490 – PVC Pipe – 4”; The plans call for 6” pipe, the proposal calls for 6” gate valves, please clarify.
The plans are correct.  The bid item should be 6” pipe.  A supplemental agreement will be necessary.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2925338Daviess
Can the existing drawings related to this work be made available online?
Yes, those drawings will be posted in the project related information on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1015332Harrison
Concerning Special Provision for Welding Steel Bridges (4), will total enclosure be required to paint the facials of the outside beams?
One coat of paint is to be applied in the shop as per the project plans.  The only paint coatings that will need to be applied in the field will be on the bolts on the field splices as well as any damaged paint from the steel erection and bolt installation.  Depending on the method utilized to repair and paint the bolted connections, a containment  system may be required
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2201333Warren
Should there be a pay item for Temp Black, White or Yellow tape?
Yes, an addendum adding those items will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2201333Warren
Per page 27 paragraph “TYPE 1 Tape Intersection Marking”,  all items required for lane closures related to this item of work shall be considered incidental to bid item  "Maintain and Control Traffic”.  What items of work is referring to?
The Type 1 Tape intersection markings (i.e. X-Walk, and Stop Bars)
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2209334Washington
Concerning the Bid item line number 0060 Remove & Reset Guardrail, existing Guardrail has metal offset blocks. Is it the intent of the department to reuse these metal blocks?
It is the intent to use the existing materials, including the metal offset blocks.  However, the Engineer will inspect the existing guardrail that is to be removed and reset  prior to removal and if components are found missing or damaged to the extent that they cannot be reused, the Department will furnish the necessary replacement parts and materials to the  Contractor for installation prior to when the guardrail is to be reset.  Materials furnished by the Department will generally conform to the Standard Drawings, but may vary in some respects.   If the Engineer determines that the existing offset blocks cannot be reused, the replacement offset blocks furnished by the Department will be timber.  The Department will make these parts  available to the Contractor at the Department’s Washington County Maintenance Facility.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2211336Rockcastle
Is the mile point 62.280 – 52.410 shown on page 27 of 74 in the proposal correct?
No, the typical should have shown 62.280-62.410.  An addendum will be posted to the website.  The quantities are correct.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1015332Harrison
Is the Fitzgerald (parcel 42X) property available to obtain borrow material?
REVISED ANSWER:  Yes, contractors may obtain borrow from 42X during the construction of the respective project.  As the contractor finishes grading activities on 42X, the grades much be left in such a manner that the site properly drains, erosion control measures are provided and all is approved by the Engineer.  Access Control is a non-issue.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2925338Daviess
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2925338Daviess
Is the mile point 62.280 – 52.410 shown on page 27 of 74 in the proposal correct?
No, the typical should have shown 62.280-62.410.  An addendum will be posted to the website.  The quantities are correct.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2931329Jefferson
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2067400Greenup
The project has CL3 SMA Surf 0.38A PG76-22 in the bid items.  The typical shows CL3 SMA Surf 0.38A PG64-22.  Can you clarify?
The bid item is correct.  An addendum with corrected typical sections will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1015332Harrison
Concerning Special Provision for Welding Steel Bridges (4), is the state responsible for the radiographic & ultrasonic testing of the welds as per railroad addendum?
Radiographic & Ultrasonic Testing are to be performed by the fabricator of the welded plate girders.  This is in accordance with the requirements of the Bridge Welding Code,   ANSI/AASHTO/AWS D1.5 and Special Provision for Welding Steel Bridges.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2925338Daviess
Page 17 of 78 of the proposal mentions attached detail drawings as they would relate to removing existing and installing new bearings.  Where are these detailed drawings?
The detailed drawings relating to removing existing bearings and installing the new elastomeric bearings were inadvertently omitted.  An addendum with those drawings will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2932335Owsley
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1015332Harrison
The plan sheet S1 for drawing #25362 references #4 Special Provision for Welding Steel Structures, but it was not listed on page 2 of proposal.  Please advise if this section referenced is correct and, if so, how can we obtain it.
Yes, the Special Provision for Welding Steel Bridges (4) applies and can be found in Kentucky Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1015332Harrison
Can the cuts for the future widening (stations 231+50 to 238+50, 249+50 to 259+00, 261+00 to 269+50) be made for the material needed for the embankment?  If so, what provisions would have to be made?
Yes, borrow material may be obtained from the ultimate section in those areas, but the borrow MUST match ultimate roadway template throughout the respective section and corresponding provide appropriate accommodations for drainage and erosion control.  This includes any additional construction materials such as pipes, channel lining, etc.  Current and future engineering design effort will not be expended on the part of the Cabinet and its consultant to assist the contractor should he/she so deem to proceed in this manner.  The contractor’s effort in the ultimate section(s) will not be considered complete until approved by the Engineer.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2923407Grayson, Hart
No plan sheet of the bridges to show where the expansion joints are being replaced or where the asphalt plug joint is located.  Please advise.
Each bridge involves replacing both end joints.  The asphalt plug joint alternative will be eliminated entirely.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2931329Jefferson
Can the number of allowed working days be increased on the project and the penalty of $1,000.00 per hour be reduced?
REVISED ANSWER:  Yes, an addendum to revise the liquidated damages will be posted to the website.  The working days will remain at 30.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2909404Webster
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2130402Marion
Could you please verify the asphalt quantities on this project?
The quantities are incorrect.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1015332Harrison
Is there waste coming off future sections that can be used?
Yes, waste will be generated with the future section, Section 1; of such an amount to provide the embankment necessary for Section 2.  However, treat the projects independently, such that the contractors may choose to borrow/waste from offsite sources.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2924405Christian
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2933430Various
If subcontractors are used for the clearing and removal of vegetation on the bridge cleaning contract– would their typical men working signs and cones be acceptable for traffic control.  They would be working below the bridge structure.
The contractor will be responsible for providing and maintaining appropriate traffic control if different than that specified if they choose and the change is approved by the engineer and meets KYTC specifications.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2907436Floyd
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2933430Various
Will the contractor be required to remove the vegetation on the structure?
Vegetation present in the specified areas to be cleaned is considered foreign material and should be removed from the area as per the proposal
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2933430Various
Can we leave the cuttings below the bridge in the forested areas – or do we have to remove them?
The cuttings shall be considered foreign material as indicated in the proposal which will require removal.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2185433Jefferson
The Special Note 2E states the aggregate is not to be paid in the contract, but page 12 of special notes under article v. Basis of payment says it will be paid.
Due to the uncertainty of the actual quantity, Special Note for US 31E Bridge End Stabilization provides for the Crushed Limestone Size No. 2 to be measured for  payment and supersedes Special Note 2E.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2933430Various
Can we use subcontractors?
Yes, please refer to Standard Specification 108.01.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2185433Jefferson
Concerning the bid Item line number 0020, Crushed Aggregate Size No. 2, is the quantity of 175 tons enough to fill the appropriate area needed in undercut areas at a 12" depth?
The exact amount of undercut is unknown and will be determined by the Engineer after the pavement is removed.  The actual quantity of Crushed Limestone Size No. 2 used to backfill the undercut will be measured for payment.  Final payment will be for the measured and accepted quantity.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Concerning Section 312000 – Earthwork - Section 2.1C Unsatisfactory Materials includes CL and CH soil classification groups. Per the geotech report, these are the predominate soils types encountered on site and the report indicates these types to be suitable for structural fill. Should the CL and CH groups be listed as suitable?
The CL and CH soils should be listed as Satisfactory Materials. An addendum correcting section 2.1C will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2907436Floyd
Will temporary barrier wall be required to protect the work zone on this project?
No, temporary barrier wall will not be required to protect the work zone.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Can the CAD info be provided to the bidding contractors for quantity takeoff purposes? (The Department has been routinely providing this information as part of their bid packages to streamline takeoff efforts and provide more accuracy).
As of right now, the CAD files are not available –only the pdfs are currently available.  This will be discussed at the pre-bid meeting on Thursday.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1314100Monroe
Can we bid circuit breakers in lieu of fuses?
For the 12 volt system, fuses shall be used.  For the 110 volt system, circuit breakers with ground fault interrupters shall be used.  There should be water proof circuit breakers to handle the moisture issues of a boat.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Why are the bid units for the Redi-Rock Ledgestone in square yards? Most bids for retaining walls are listed in square footage?
Please note that the cost of the retaining walls is to be incidental to the Contract Lump Sum bid.  Bid units and unit prices will be provided by the apparent low bidder to cover contract additions or deletions.  Retaining wall units may fluctuate between square yards and square feet, and for this project we're asking that they be provided in square yards which is simply dividing by 9 between the two forms of units.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Where can the size and quantity of the H-pile on this project be found?
The H-pile information (size, spacing, and batter) may be found on the bridge drawings for Bridge F-101 on Dwg. No. SP-1001 and Dwg. No. SA-1050 thru SA-1054.  And then H-pile information may be found on the bridge drawings for Bridge F-102 on Dwg. No. SP-2001, Dwg. No. SA-2050 thru SA-2054, and Dwg. No. SW-7001 thru SW-7004.  H-pile quantities are the responsibility of prospective bidding contractors based on pile cut-off and pile tip elevations shown in the plans and shall be included in the contract lump sum bid.  Approximate pile tip elevations will be added to the Foundation Layout sheet for each bridge and those plan sheets provided in an Addendum.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1314100Monroe
What is the Department’s definition of “demobilization”?
Please see Standard Specification 110 in the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.  This can be viewed online at
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1314100Monroe
Can the bid bond be explained more?
Please see the Supplemental Specification 102.09 on page 47 of 101 for more information.  Also, see Standard Specification 103.04 concerning the return of proposal guaranties or bid bonds.  The Standard Specification may be seen at:
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1314100Monroe
Does the trailer have to be as wide as the tug?
The trailer cannot be wider than 102 inches. It is necessary to be able to transport tug boat legally on roadways.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1314100Monroe
The specifications require a winch.  Should we quote an electric winch capable to handle the weight of the tug?  This will require additional batteries etc. to operate the winch.
The winch shall be strong enough to handle boat. An electric winch shall be required.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
What color are the Redi-Rock Ledgestone units?  Each dealer has their own regional color. If a color has to be created for the project instead of using the stock color, how soon could we get a color approved?
The color name/scheme to be used on the retaining walls is Redi-Rock Ledgestone Kentuckiana Buff.  It will be added to the wall sheets as part of an addendum.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Concerning Section 015000 – Temporary Facilities and Controls - 2.1A – Portable Chain Link Fencing; 2.2B – Common Use Field Office; 3.2 – Temporary Utilities; 3.3B – Temporary Roads and Paved Areas; 3.3F – Project Identification and Temporary Signs – Does the owner have specific requirements for these items or are they as-needed as determined by the Contractor?
The specific requirements are as needed as determined by the contractor but that they should be approved by the Owner and Architect before being constructed. The owner does feel that a field office is necessary.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
At the pre-bid meeting it was indicated that autocad drawings would be available. Are they available at this time and how can we access them?
CAD files (both AutoCAD – civil and bioengineering and Micro Station - structural) will be made available through an FTP site provided by Wallace Roberts and Todd. The CAD files will be for information only. Please send an email request to Charles Neer (cneer@ph.wrtdesign.com) for a CAD release form which must be signed and returned to Charles. Since some of the base files use LOGIC therefore a LOGIC request will also need to be signed. Upon receipt of the signed release forms, Charles will email an FTP link where the files can be downloaded. An Addendum correcting section 00800 Information Available to Bidders will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2202416Pike
Is the completion date correct for this project?
No, the completion date should be September 30, 2011.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2923407Grayson, Hart
Will all concrete removal need to be done with hammers that are 40 lbs or smaller?
Yes, only Hammers weighing 40 lbs or less are allowed. See Kentucky Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridge Construction Section 606.02.10 subsection B.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2933430Various
One of the bridges in Breathitt Co doesn’t have any bearings on it.  Should this bridge have been included?
No, the map is incorrect and indicates the project location.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2158427Campbell
Should there be a bid item for Base Failure Repairs on this project?
As per the Special Notes for Base Failure Repair:  Payment at the Contract unit prices per ton “Asphalt Milling and Texturing”, “Class 2 Asphalt Base 1.0D PG64-22” and for  “Leveling and Wedging” shall be full compensation for all labor, materials, equipment, and incidentals for removing pavement, furnishing and placing asphalt base, leveling and wedging, and all other items necessary to complete the work to the satisfaction of the Engineer.  Therefore, no bid item for “Base Failure Repair” should be required.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2933430Various
The proposal says in the scope of work that Black-Max is to be applied to the structural steel within 4 ft of each joint.  Does that include the steel above the deck on the bridges that have the pony truss’s on top?
The protective coating is to only be applied to the interior steel beneath the deck.  The coating should not be applied to any truss members.  Please see the Special Note for Bridge Cleaning and Preventive Maintenance, Section IV.  It says “In the truss sections, wash all truss steel members from lower chord up to 8 feet above deck, in addition to the 10 feet around joints. Apply the protective coating to rusted areas on interior steel beneath deck only (no truss members).
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2205428Gallatin
Can HDPE be used instead of concrete pipe for this project?
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
What square footage/yards will the Redi-Rock Ledgestone cap units be figured at?
Please note that the cost of the Redi-Rock Ledgestone cap units is to be incidental to the Contract Lump Sum bid.  The intent is for this information to be determined from an Elevation view and measurement of the cap units.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
The profile for culvert section for the Multi-plate arch (Sheet C-4001) indicates excavation for a flow line upstream and downstream from the culvert. The grading plan (Sheet CG-1013) does not show new contouring at the ends of the culvert. What is intended - what are the upstream and downstream limits of ditch excavation and what is the ditch cross section?
The existing flowline of the ditch that runs through the arch is being modified to represent the existing condition.  At the inlet & upstream of the existing railroad tie bridge at this location and the proposed arch, debris has collected over time in the flowline.  This debris is to be removed and the channel restored to its original section.  The ground line shown above the Flow Line on the Multi-plate Arch section has been removed.  Also the right shoulder & sideslope of the pavement section at the culvert is revised to show a 2’ shoulder and 3:1 sideslope to the proposed headwall.  A revised Sheet C-4001, showing these revisions, will be included in the next Addendum.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Is it possible to have the proposed grading files converted to ACAD 2004 or earlier so that ACAD 2004 LT may be used?
Yes – the two proposed grading files have been saved as ACAD 2000 and they are located on our FTP site in the Civil Folder in a new folder called “Grading-Files-ACAD2000.”
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
The layout plans show bumper blocks but they are not flagged as such. Are bumper blocks to be included in this bid?
Bumper blocks are to be included in the bid.  The note “Install Bumper Blocks On All Parking Spaces” will be added to Typical Parking Layout detail on Sheet C-5001 and the drawing included in a Addendum.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
In the pre-bid meeting, it was stated that Expedite could handle the 3% demobilization requirement.  It appears that Expedite is only requiring a 1.5% demobilization.  Is this correct?
Expedite is incorrectly accepting a minimum of 1.5% for demobilization.  Demobilization must be, at least, 3% of base bid.  An addendum correcting this will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Retaining Wall 1 appears to be in an area where the top of the existing rock will be higher than the proposed wall for almost the entire length.  Is this wall actually needed?
Wall 1 is needed to provide erosion, sediment, and drainage control of the rock and fill above it and to divert those away from the Loop Trail.  Wall 1 also provides a facing for what might otherwise be exposed rock.  Please note that the right end of Wall 1 extends beyond the limits of existing grade and is needed for retaining and to provide protection for users from the downward slope on the front face.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Regarding the Louisville Loop concrete paving from spec section 321313 Portland Cement Concrete Paving - section 2.6 A and section 3.9 E refer to boiled linseed oil and its application. Does the Louisville Loop concrete receive this treatment of boiled linseed oil?
Yes, it does. An addendum correcting section 3.9.E will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Do we need to include sales tax in our bids?
YES – ALL BIDDERS MUST INCLUDE SALES TAX WITH THEIR BIDS.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Regarding the Louisville Loop concrete paving from spec section 321313 Portland Cement Concrete Paving - section 1.4 item b, it states that the owner's concrete testing service will design the concrete mix.  Is this correct?  Usually the concrete supplier does that and it is submitted for approval--based on the requirements of the specifications.
The last part of the first sentence “and to design concrete mixes” shall be removed from the sentence. An addendum correcting section 1.4.B will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Do all disturbed areas get seeding? If so, what are the seeding requirements in areas not addressed on the "Bioengineering and Planting" plans?
All disturbed areas will be seeded as per the Erosion Prevention and Sedimentation Control Spec # 329210 Paragraph 3.A. Permanent planting will be a part of the 2B scope with the exception of the bioengineered areas around the bridge abutments which are part of the 2A scope.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Plan Sheets SP-1001 and SP-2001 have a note regarding geotechnical testing prior to constructing spread footings. Considering that this is a lump sum bid, are bidders to base their bid per the plans and if testing reveals a change in conditions- any revisions will be treated as a change order?
Bidders shall base their bid per the plans and if testing reveals a change in conditions, then those revisions will be treated as a change order and an addition to the contract lump sum bid.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Are all pavement markings paint, or are some of the makings thermoplastic?
All pavement striping, including parking spaces shall be paint.  Pavement markings, such as handicap spaces, shown on Typical Parking Layout detail on Sheet C-5001 shall be thermoplastic.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
The graded slope between the roadways of the switchback (between Wall 1 and Wall 2 in Miles Park) will likely have exposed existing rock.  Wouldn't it be more favorable to not disturb the area between the roadways no more than necessary and use a rock cut?
Common excavation and rock excavation will be required in the switchback and the intent is to provide a graded area within that switchback in spite of the presence of rock.  Please bid the plans as shown.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Is there a CAD file that shows the edge of pavement?
The edge of pavement are on several different layers depending on the type of surface. Pavement edges are on the following layers: In the file L-LW-Project2A--Louisville Loop is on layer, L-Tral-Loop; Small Excursion Trail under F102 is on layer, L-Tral-Excr-Typ1; Non Park Road asphalt roads is on layer, L-Road;  Park Road is on layer, L-Road-Park; and Parking Lots are on layer, L-Prkg. In the file 2 C_LW-Project2A-- Miscellaneous asphalt paving is on layer, c-pvmt-asph-n.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Regarding Spec section 321313 Portland Cement Concrete Paving section 3.4 C note 5c, can this be clarified?  Are the construction joints to be installed at 30' o.c.?  Also, in section D, isolation/expansion joints, it says to locate expansion joints at intervals of 30'.  Does this apply to the Louisville Loop concrete?
Construction Joints shall be located 10’ from the last contraction joint or no more than 30’ from the last isolation/expansion joint.  All joints (Contraction, Construction, or Isolation) shall be laid out on 10’ centers along the Louisville Loop. The Louisville Concrete shall have isolation/expansion joints at intervals of 30’.  An addendum correcting section 3.4.C Note 5 will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Are the files in Micro Station (.dgn) or are there any auto-cad files (.dwg) available?
The structural work – bridges and retaining walls are in Micro Station. The civil and bioenginnering work is in AutoCAD.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
On the parts of the Redi-Rock walls that require geogrid reinforcing, is it acceptable to use the 28" deep units vs the 41" deep units?
The structural design of the wall is the responsibility of the wall manufacturer and if smaller units will still meet the design and specification requirements then they may be used.  The block dimensions shown on the plans were used to develop the plans by providing a basis for the dimensions, stations, offsets, and Engineer’s estimate, but were not intended to represent an exact design requirement.  Also, the smaller units must still meet the aesthetic requirements spelled out in the revised specification that has been provided in Addendum #1.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1012104Warren
Can the Type VI Class BT attenuators be substituted for the Type VI, Class CT impact attenuators?
No, the Type VI Class BT attenuators cannot be substituted for the Type VI, Class CT impact attenuators.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2910101Fayette
Concerning the plan quantity for the 1.5” Expansion Joint, on page 25 of 111, the proposal shows 7 joints @ 60’ in length for both SB and NB sides.  This is only 840’ (7 Ea. x 60’ x 2 sides).  Is the plan quantity correct?
No, the plan quantity is incorrect.  An addendum correcting the quantity will be posted on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2918329Warren
On page 24 of 67, the proposal states only 40 lb. hammers will be allowed to remove the expansion device. This is an extremely time consuming and costly process. Will the department allow more traditional means to complete this work? Larger hammers/hydrodemolition?
Hydrodemolition remains an option for the contractors to use. Hammers heaver than 40 lbs are not allowed to prevent potential micro cracking of the steel beams and debonding of reinforcing bars in the vicinity of the joints.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
A question about pavement edges in CAD was raised previously and the answer was " file L-LW-Project2A ".  Where is that CAD file on your ftp site?
The file “L-LW-Project 2A.dwg”  has been placed on the FTP site in the Civil Folder.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2156325Jessamine
Should bid item #0070 “SHOULDER RUMBLE STRIPS-SAWED” be for the centerline rumble strips instead? Also, should bid item #0220 “RUMBLE STRIPS-SAWED-12 IN” be the shoulder rumble strip bid item and quantity for the job?
The quantities and bid items are correct.  Item #0070 is for sawed rumble strips to be placed on the wider shoulders where the speed limit is greater than 45 mph.  The other item is to be placed as part of the edge line to create edge line rumble stripe per the special notes and drawings in the proposal.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Spec section 321313 Portland Cement Concrete Paving - section 2.2 refers to wire mesh reinforcing and section 2.9 refers fiber reinforcement.  Which one--if any-- do we use in the Louisville Loop concrete?
The concrete pavement for the Louisville Loop shall have fiber mesh reinforcement. An addendum correcting section 2.9 will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1012104Warren
Detail "B" on the typical sections shows using 6 foot (72") wide fabric.  This only allows a lap of 4 inches on the inside of the trench at the top and bottom. In the past, the Department has wanted the lap to be 1 foot on the inside of the trench on the top and bottom.  A 7 1/2 foot (90") wide fabric would need to be used to obtain this lap.
The contractor shall use the minimum fabric width necessary to obtain a 1 foot overlap on the inside of the trench (top and bottom) for wrapping edge drain backfill. An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Can ReCon Retaining Wall system be approved as an “or equal” for this project?
No, ReCon Retaining Walls do not have the aesthetic look that matches the design intent for the project outlined in the revised 323223 Segmental Retaining Wall specification found in Addendum 1.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2093311Crittenden
The bid item Line No 0040, Item No 01650 is for Junction Box with a quantity of 2 EACH.  The only place that I can find a junction box in the proposal is a junction box type B that is associated with the electrical items.  Is this pay item for the junction box type B that correlates with the electrical loop installation?
Yes, the junction boxes (2) are for the Traffic Loops at MP 9.204 US 641 and MP 9.501 KY 91 as per the Traffic Loop Summary.  The bid item should be bid code 04811 and the description JUNCTION BOX TYPE B.  An addendum with the correct bid item will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1012104Warren
The plans state that the Crash Cushions needed on the project are Permanent Crash Cushions (refer to sheets R-7 and R-11) and the bid item call for product # 08905 Crash Cushion Type VI Class CT (Temporary Crash Cushion Type VI).  Will these units actually be permanent units?
Yes, the description was corrected in the general summary on the plans in addendum #2.  An addendum correcting the bid item will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2164327Barren
On page 7 of 88, the proposal, Special Note for Diamond Grinding Ride Quality, second sentence states “The Engineer will notify the Pavement Management Branch at least one month prior to the start of constructions so a target IRI for the full length of each lane can be established”.  For bidding purposes, could the target IRI be provided prior to the letting?
The “target IRI” will be the current IRI.  The only requirement is to make the ride better than it currently is rather than having a set IRI to reach.  It was decided to get the ride approximately one month before construction to get the most accurate IRI for the current conditions to ensure the contractors can meet that IRI. Therefore, the target IRI will not be provided prior to the letting.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2919330Spencer
It appears that bid items line nos 0160 and #0170 are alternates.  Is this correct?  If so, are there notes concerning this in the proposal?
HThe bid item no 0170, Hydrodemolition, was inadvertently included in the bid items.  An addendum removing this bid item will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2164327Barren
On page  43 and 44 of 48, the proposal shows several locations multiple times. Examples Items 18, 19, & 20 & 21 etc.  Could the locations be identified better?
The joint in the middle of the lane (west bound) is a reference point and all the patches with a width of four foot or less is right of the joint (Yellow line side) and all the patches over 4 foot are left (edge line side) traveling up station.  The only place both EB and WB directions are being patched is in proximity to the culvert top.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
In other federally reimbursed projects we have performed (KYTC involvement but contract with another party), we had to substantiate/ certify the types and amounts of state spec materials used in the project, i.e. asphalt, stone, concrete, etc., even though the contract was a lump sum. Is this also a requirement of this project?
Bidders must meet the 21CP specifications or the referenced KYTC specifications for testing/certification requirements for all materials. Bidders will not need to certify quantities by the standard lump sum contract. Payment will be made by completed work not by unit of measurement.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2910101Fayette
The Fayette structure is under camera surveillance.  Can a time to review the bridge be set up?
There is a site visit scheduled for Monday March 14, 2011. The interested parties can meet at the Department of Highways District 7 office (763 W New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY, 40512) at 9:30 AM to leave for the site at 9:45 AM.  Attendees will travel in their own transportation to the site and the group will reassemble at the Fayette County side of the northbound.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
At the pre bid meeting it was stated that fill material would be available from the MSD site and other borrow locations on the project to be determined later. In Addendum #1 2.1(A) of the earthwork specification it states that borrow soil materials be provided from approved off-site locations. Will borrow soil material be available from on-site locations?
All borrow material will be available from on-site locations. These locations will be determined by 21CP and will be located within the 2A Project boundary. The Earthwork specification will be revised to state this and will be issued in the next Addendum.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
We have identified only one supplier for the limestone blocks. The specs require a manufacturer’s rep to inspect/ train workers during installation. He states that he is a supplier only and will not provide a field rep. Please advise as to how this can be handled.
Please contract with a supplier that meets the requirements of the specification entitled “SECTION 044200 – EXTERIOR STONE CLADDING”.  The General Notes within the bridge plans identify two such suppliers.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
This only limestone block supplier also states that the system shown to attach the roughback and smooth finish to the concrete will not function properly, based on his experience. Please confirm that we are to bid as shown in the details provided.
The plans provide general information, but the intent, per the specifications, is to place the burden of responsibility for design and connectivity of the stones on the supplier.  The construction of the cast-in-place concrete abutment and wingwalls must then be coordinated through the Contractor and the supplier to ensure a quality end product.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
At the pre bid meeting it was stated that suitable on-site waste locations will be determined. In Addendum #1 3.22(A) of the earthwork specification requires that surplus satisfactory and unsatisfactory soil and waste material be disposed of off the project. Which is correct?
All surplus satisfactory and unsatisfactory soil and waste material will be disposed on the site. These locations will be determined by 21CP and will be located within the 2A Project boundary. The Earthwork specification will be revised to state this and will be issued in the next Addendum.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
At the pre bid meeting it was stated that the culvert headwalls that are highly visible will be constructed of dry masonry.  What is the definition of highly visible and does it include the multi-plate, concrete arch, and box culvert?
The highly visible culverts requiring dry laid stone are identified on sheet C-8001 in the culvert summary charts at the bottom of the sheet. The multi-plate, concrete arch and box culvert will not have any dry laid stone.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1009333Marion
It appears  after review that the geotechnical sheets 8 & 9 for the culvert, drawing 25870, do not match the final alignment.  The borings do not appear to reflect the final design, nor do the flowline elevations.  Is updated geotechnical information available that reflects the final alignment?
There is no additional geotechnical information available.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
Sheet G-0002 shows a large disturbed area inside of the egg lawn loop. Sheet CD-1017 does not show work in this area. Is there any work required at this location? Would it be possible to borrow material in this location?
The large disturbed area inside the Egg Lawn Loop is for tree protection of existing tree stands and for spoil sites. The extend of this disturbed area on Sheet G-0002 will be expanded to include areas to the west inside of the Egg lawn Loop. This drawing will be included in the next addendum. Since these are spoil sites on an existing grass site, we did not show any demolition for this area on Sheet CD-1017. All borrow material will be available from on-site locations. The exact locations will be determined by 21CP and will be located within the 2A Project boundary.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
At the prebid meeting, it was stated that borrow material would be available on site. Is the borrow material available in any area between the bridges? Is borrow material available south of F102?
All borrow material will be available from on-site locations. The exact locations will be determined by 21CP and will be located within the 2A Project boundary.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2921337Green
Since it is not specifically stated in the proposal, will the Department allow hammers heaver than 40 pounds to be used to remove joints and armored edges on this project?
No, only hammers weighing 40 lbs or less will be allowed for the removal of existing joints and armored edges.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2096400Hardin
When the proposal contains a specific bid item for ASPHALT MIX FOR PAVEMENT WEDGE, will this material be required to be placed as a separate operation?
Yes.  KY 1357 has the bid item and the regular Asphalt Mix for Pavement Wedge note applies to that road in the group project.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1009333Marion
Has the Department obtained a permit for a creek crossing at the proposed bridge over Landers Creek (Sta. 146+67)?
The USACE Nationwide 14 permit allows for temporary crossings.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1308335Perry
On page 8 of 84, paragraph one, the proposal says “Division of Water Flood plain permits have been included in the proposal which describes the limits and capacities of the Sites.”  Where is this information in the proposal?
The permits were inadvertently left out of the proposal.  An addendum adding those will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2700338Jefferson
Will there be a renewal option for this project?
No, there will not be a renewal option.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1009333Marion
Has the Department identified/permitted any potential borrow areas? If not, will additional contract time be allowed for contractor to secure necessary permits?
Borrow or waste sites have not been identified. No additional contract time will be allowed for this purpose.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2701339Various
Will there be a renewal option for this project?
No, there will not be a renewal option.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1313101Jefferson
At the pre bid meeting it was stated that clearing and grubbing waste can be stored on-site. In Addendum #1 3.22(A) of the earthwork specification it indicates that off-site disposal of debris is required. Which is correct?
All clearing and grubbing waste can be stored on-site. These locations will be determined by 21CP and will be located within the 2A Project boundary. The Earthwork specification will be revised to state this and will be issued in the next Addendum.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2701339Various
Should the quantity for Maintain & Control Traffic be (7) instead of (1) as listed since there are seven cycles?
Yes, the quantity for the item Maintain & Control Traffic should be 7 Each.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2096400Hardin
On page 13 of 96 of the proposal, there is a special note for pavement wedge and shoulder (EXPERIMENTAL).  Which road does this note apply to?
The experimental note on page 13 applies to KY 251.  The experimental note is used when edge line rumble stripes are an item.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2061409Graves
In the typical sections on pages 36 and 37 of 90, the proposal calls for CL2 Asph Base 1.0D PG64-22.  The Bid Item No. 0040 is CL3 Asph Base 0.75D PG76-22.  Which is correct?
The correct mix is CL 3 Asph Base 0.75D PG 64-22.  An addendum with the correct typical sections and bid item will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1304100Monroe
Does fuel tank need to be in hull?
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2917414Various
On page 7 of 99 of the proposal, paragraph IIIC states, “C. Partial Depth Slab Repair. Remove areas determined to be unsound by the Engineer via Hydrodemolition or via hand held jackhammers weighing less than 40lbs. No wrecking balls, drop hammers, or rig-mounted breakers are allowed.”  Will rig-mounted breakers be allowed for the removal of existing joints and/or armored edges?
No, only hammers weighing 40 lbs or less will be allowed for the removal of existing joints and armored edges.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2186416Barren
On the summary on pages 67-69 of 156 in the proposal, there are some locations listed for “…curb work needed”.  There is a bid item set up for standard curb & gutter, will this “curb work needed” be paid under this item by the LF or will it be incidental to the sidewalk bid item?
The curb work in conjunction with the sidewalk ramps is incidental as per the special note for sidewalk ramps and detectable warnings.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1304100Monroe
Under (B) overall length on proposal page 17 of 100:  Does overall length (25’ 11”) include adjustable hitch connection?
No, hitch is add on for barge connection.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2917414Various
Will all latex modified concrete partial depth patches be required to be removed?
No. When latex modified concrete partial depth patches are encountered, areas deemed sound by the engineer will not be required to be removed.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2096400Hardin
On the pages for the typical sections of KY 1357 (pages 43,44,and 45), there is no indication the roadway is to be milled.  However, on the material summary page 34, there is an item for 1700 tons of mill and texturing.
An addendum with the locations of the milling will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1306101Powell
It appears the bid items for Rock Sounding (20745ED) and Rock Coring (20746ED) were left off the bid items.  Please refer to the Special Note for Drilled Shafts (11C).  Is this correct?
Rock Coring and Rock Soundings will not be required due to the consistency of the data obtained during the design phase.  However, it will be necessary to field-verify the rock socket lengths shown on Sheets S3, S10, S12, S14, S16, and S18 in the bridge plans.  At Piers 1, 4, and 5, these rock sockets lengths are required below the permanent drilled shaft casing which is incidental to the bid price for “Drilled Shaft Common—54”.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1304100Monroe
Under (N) Pilot house on proposal page 18 of 100 : Are you insulating pilot house for sound and/or temperature?  What type?
Yes, it needs to be insulated.  The type is marine use.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2186416Barren
Is there a list of approved material suppliers for the detectable warnings.  Will pavers, cast in place (wet set) or surface mount (retrofit) detectable warnings be acceptable?
The same pavers used for new sidewalk installations are to be used on existing sidewalk ramps.  The detectable warnings shall meet the dimensions and material types as outlined in the sepia drawing included in the proposal.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-4002102McCreary
How does the contractor get paid for the 3” of  CSB as shown on page 29 of the project proposal?
An addendum adding a quantity of Crushed Stone Base will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1304100Monroe
Under (U) Hitch on proposal page 19 of 100:  What is meant by the reference to “weight system”?
The weight system is a weight on the rear of the tug because it pulls away from the ramp, then pushes the barge across the river to the other ramp.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1306101Powell
Since the Mountain Parkway will not receive a pavement overlay, should the bid item temporary paint be changed to temporary tape and include a quantity for blackout tape to cover the existing lines on the Mountain Parkway?
No, the temporary paint item is correct.  See Removal of Pavement Markings note on page R19.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2096400Hardin
Would the Department consider allowing the contractor the option of buying the millings?
No, the Department wants to retain all the millings.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1304100Monroe
Under (V) onboard generator on page 19 of 100 in the proposal:  It does not appear to be large enough to support electrical demand and it might be difficult to find a diesel power
 generator that only produces 30 amps 120 volts.  Generator  needs to power lights, electrical instruments, air conditioning, etc.
The onboard generator specified was for the operation of the barge only. The tug will be powered by its own motor.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1304100Monroe
Are there any ferry boats presently operating that meet or closely meet these spec?
The height of boat and trailer needs to be less than 13 feet 6 inches.  The operator cab may fold over.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2023304Meade
There is Special Note for Milling @ 48 hours. Is this edge keys or other locations?
Yes, this is for the edge keys.  An addendum with the Special Note for Edge Key will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1007103Caldwell
The Erosion Control sheet plans don't show the location of the erosion control items, (silt fence, traps, etc.).  The erosion control sheets/plans usually show the location of erosion control items and the contractor does a B.M.P. plan from them and the field conditions.  Can the location of the erosion control items be provided to the contractor?
The Best Management Practice Plan including the location of temporary control items should be developed as per Standard Specification 213 along with the notes in the proposal
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1306101Powell
Will the contractor be permitted to haul across the bridge over the Mountain Parkway with 40T off road trucks?  Is not, is there a weight limit on this bridge?
The Department completed a load analysis on 099B00051N which is on KY 1057 and  crosses over the Parkway at Exit 18.  This would impact the way the material from the south side of the Parkway is transported to the north side to construct Ramp A.   A Volvo A40E Truck Specifications were used in the analysis, the results were that loading on the structure during construction shall be equivalent to or less than a Volvo A40E 50% loaded which corresponds to 20 tons of material in a load.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1007103Caldwell
Please also verify that northern bridge must be constructed prior to demo of second bridge, second bridge constructed prior to demo of southern bridge
The construction phasing is correct and set up due to the fact that access to all properties must be maintained which includes farm implements to the properties between the bridges.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1304100Monroe
The warranty on the spare engines and transmissions need to start at same time boat is put into service.
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1304100Monroe
Under Section IV Ferryboat trailer (a) on page 22 of 100 in the proposal:  the combination of the ferry boat height and trailer height will exceed 13’ 6”?
The height of boat and trailer needs to be less than 13 feet 6 inches.  The operator cab may fold over.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1007103Caldwell
Contractor has to maintain the sign detour route.  Is the KDOT going to provide traffic control devices, (signs, barricades, message boards, etc.), or is that the contractor's responsibility?
Please see “Road Closure” note on Sheet R12. The signed detour is already in place.  The Contractor will maintain these signs during construction. When construction is complete, the District will remove these signs.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1304100Monroe
Under special notes to be included in the proposal, item #8 on proposal page 16 of 100:  Does all the work performed at our ship yard not require prevailing wage rate? 
 Only at the site the tug is to be launched.  There is a special note indicating that Davis-Bacon wage rate apply to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which says
  “regardless of location.”
Prevailing wages apply only to work done on-site.  Work performed at the ship yard does not require prevailing wages be paid.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1007103Caldwell
According to Section 206.04 of the specifications, the excavation of the embankment benching will be measured and paid as Embankment In Place.  Then, the material used to replace the unsuitable material, (embankment benching), will be measured and paid as Embankment In Place.  Therefore, the embankment benching volume should be included twice in the Embankment In Place Quantity?
No.  The embankment benching volume should not be included twice.  The Department has not made the determination of the material to be unsuitable at this point. Specification 206.04.01 , provides that if the material is found to be unsuitable during construction, then it will be paid as Embankment In Place upon that determination.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1007103Caldwell
Please verify the completion date is correct on this project.
Yes, the completion date is correct
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2023304Meade
Can Contractor have option to purchase millings?
No, the material should be delivered to the Meade County Maintenance Facility.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1306101Powell
Plan Sheet R24 Note #8 States that “Shale (above or below RDZ, durable or nondurable) cannot be used in the subgrade.” If there is an unavailability of usable soil on this project,  will the Department considered a rock stabilized (#2 stone, etc,) or chemically stabilized roadbed?
If an insufficient amount of soil is available for a one foot soil subgrade then, contrary to Plan Sheet R24 Note #8 of the Geotechnical Notes Sheet, shale can be used in the subgrade.   However, the shale cannot be the New Albany shale and the shale shall be placed in accordance with Section 206 of the current Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, Embankments Principally of Non-Durable Shale.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1306101Powell
On plan sheet R24 concerning note 12 – What is a “Pyrite Mitigation Structure” and how is it to be paid?
The limestone channel lined ditches shown on the plans in those areas will serve as the mitigation measure.  The “Pyrite Mitigation Structure” will not be necessary.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1306101Powell
On plan sheet R24 concerning note 13 – “… piles of crushed limestone and/or trench drains backfilled with agricultural crushed limestone.”  How is this to be paid?
For any temporary ditches requiring crushed limestone, the contractor shall use Crushed Aggregate Size No. 2.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1303333Campbell
There plans do not show where Underdrain System (perforated pipe, headwalls, etc) are to be installed, is it missing or have we missed it?
The layout for the underdrain system can be determined from the typical sections and the profile sheets.  The typical sections show where the pavement edge drains are to be located with respect to the pavement and the centerline stationing.  The quantity of perforated pipe for edge drains can be found on the pavement summary sheet R2I and is carried over to the general summary.  Edge drains shall outlet to the storm sewer system when possible or to a perforated pipe headwall (NOTE on page R2E).  The profile sheets show where the transverse drains are to be approximately located with respect to centerline stationing.  The notes on the profiles provide approximate station location, quantities and types of pipe, aggregate, and the type of headwall to be placed.  Underdrains shall be installed according to the standard drawings RDP-005-04, RDP-006-03, and the standard specifications; however, final placement and outlet of underdrains will be at the discretion of the Engineer.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1006332Johnson
How will the temporary “river bridge” be paid for?
The costs associated with the temporary crossing are incidental to the cost of the bridge construction.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2056310Cumberland
The trenching item, line no.0100, has a special note that states no approximate width or depth, as well as no mention in the typical details.  Is there any better description available?
The trench widths and depths vary throughout the project.  Most of the widths are the width of a backhoe bucket, approximately 24”-30” in width.  The purpose of the trenching is to repair the areas where a water line was installed last year.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1303333Campbell
In the flowable fill requirement description it states that gas, water and sewer line trenches under proposed or existing pavement must be backfilled with flowable fill. When it states "sewer" does that include storm sewer?
REVISED: The flowable fill requirement in the Special Notes for Utility Clearance Impact on Construction on page 13 of the proposal pertains to gas, water, and sanitary sewer lines.  The backfill requirements for storm sewer pipes are included in Standard Specification 701.03.06 and the Sepia "Culvert, Entrance, & Storm Sewer Pipe Types & Cover Heights" (also page 64a of the plans).
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1303333Campbell
When the X-sections are summarized on a station by station basis  the quantities for excavation, benching and embankment do not match the Earthwork Quantities shown on Sheet R2F and Bid Item 0260, Embankment In Place.  Will the embankment  be paid by actual measurement in the field, the cross-section quantity, or the Summary on Sheet R2F?
The earthwork quantities shown on sheet R2F will be corrected to match the quantities shown on the cross sections (summarized on a station to station basis).  An addendum will be posted to the website.  Embankment in Place will be paid for as noted in the Standard Specifications.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1303333Campbell
The traffic notes refer to diversion plans and we have been unable to locate the diversion plans or the pavement designs for them.  Please advise.
Plan Sheet R33A has the typical section and combination plan/profile sheet for the diversion.  Cross sections are provided on sheets R70-R71O.  Centerline information for construction layout purposes will be provided at the preconstruction meeting.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1303333Campbell
On plan sheet R64A – Pipe Types and Cover Heights – The 24” HDPE pipe with a cover of 20’-25’ states that flowable fill is required; If the pipe is installed as the embankment is being constructed, is the flowable fill required for the trench depth at the time of the pipe installation, or is the flowable fill required for the entire depth of the embankment?  Is the pipe to be totally encased with flowable fill in this area in lieu of standard pipe bedding material?
Flowable fill is required as a noted in the Sepia “Culvert, Entrance, & Storm Sewer Pipe Types & Cover Heights” (also page 64A of the plans). The requirement is for flowable fill to be used for the “initial backfill” as specified in section 701.03.06 B).  This initial backfill goes from the top of the bedding to at least 1’ above the top of pipe.  The standard pipe bedding will still be used as described in the specifications.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1006332Johnson
The proposal states that a temporary “river bridge” crossing of the Levisa Fork is required for access, but it does not give any details of how much opening is required or a minimum elevation that cannot be obstructed.  Please clarify.
In the proposal on page 20 of 100, the paragraph “Temporary Impacts by Proposed Project to Streams” states that a “temporary crossing” is required.  The crossing is not required. An addendum correcting the note will be posted to the website.  The temporary crossing was included in the permit to allow the contractor the option of constructing a temporary crossing if they so desired.  This crossing is not required to set beams, but would allow the contractor access across the river at this location which would negate them having to drive to the opposite side of the river via KY 1145.  If the contractor chooses to utilize a temporary crossing, they should follow the guidelines set forth in the conditions #1 and #9 of the general conditions of Nationwide permits.  Furthermore, details of the opening size and minimum elevations should be submitted to the Engineer for approval.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1303333Campbell
Plan sheet R2F states the Crushed Aggregate #2 Qty includes working platforms and perforated pipe headwalls. Where can the information regarding the ''working platforms'' be found?
The note for working platforms can be found in the Geotechnical Notes on plan sheet R102.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1303333Campbell
Is there a breakdown on where bid code 02599, Fabric-Geotextile Type IV, is to be used?
The quantity of 21,500 SY of Fabric- Geotextile Ty. IV was estimated for use with the working platforms, as noted in the Geotechnical Report and shown on sheet R102.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
Due to the tight schedule for Bridge Work [Weekends Only], will Rapid Set latex be required/acceptable?
Rapid set latex will not be allowed on this project.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
The typical sections in the plans show the binder material to be class 3--the bid qty shows it as class 2.  Which is it?
The bid item in the proposal bid items is incorrect.  The Asphalt Binder should be class 3.  A supplemental agreement will be necessary to change the bid item to Cl. 3 Asph Binder 0.50D.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
The asphalt quantity sheet shows 3.5" CL 3 Base 1.00D PG 64-22----2116 SY or 407 tons being used on I-265  from STA 1044+61 to STA 1083+00.  Please advise as to where this goes.
See Sheet R30, Note #1 under MOT general notes for I-265 bridge repairs and dig outs.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
Why is the plan sheet X8 not included in the downloaded set or CD set of cross-section plans.
The plan sheet X8 was inadvertently left out of the downloaded set and the CD set of cross-section plans.  Sheet X8 will be sent out immediately to those who downloaded or purchased the CD.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
For Bid item line no. 1630, “Roadway cross section”, where can I find description of this work?
The description is on plan sheet T028, T031, and T034.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
There are significant quantities of Fabric-Geotextile Type IV, , bid item 02599 in each of the four paving alternatives, ( line #’s 0100, 0220, 0340, and 0470) as well as the same bid item at line 0710 in the Road way bid item section.  Are both quantities correct or some duplication?
The bid quantities are correct.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
Is the subgrade under the crushed stone base, dirt or rock, and, if rock, what size rock is it?
Subgrade is not rock roadbed. Subgrade is to be constructed in accordance per the Standard Specifications Section 207.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
The plan sheets R2p and R54 on the website do not match the sheets in the hard copy half-size set that I received.
The plan sheets R2p and R54 were not correct in half-size set of plans sent out by Lynn Imaging.  Corrected half-size sheets will be sent out immediately.  The plans downloaded from the website, sent out on disk, and the full-size sets were correct.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
There is no drawing for the 8” Non –Perf. Pipe, size of trench and location on the roadway. Will this information be furnished?
Refer to Standard Drawing No. RDP-005-04 for the size of trench. The location is shown on the cross-sections.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
Is Louisville Water Company furnishing all material for project?
Yes, see note on Sheet U7, “All water main and service materials are to be furnished by the Louisville Water Company.”
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
How is the 1' Key, shown on Typical Sections - US 60, paid?
The 1' key is incidental to construction.  An addendum with a revised Typical Section will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
The specifications suggest that NCHRP350 Type VI, Class BT impact attenuators can continue to be used to the completion of their useful life.  Can the Type VI Class BT attenuators be substituted for the Type VI, Class CT impact attenuators?
Yes, the Type VI Class BT attenuators may be substituted for the Type VI Class CT impact attenuators if it is a temporary situation and the TL#3 model is used.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
Please clarify the water line quantities.  The LWC project summary, the scope of work and the pay quantity for the 12-in ductile iron pipe do not match.
The water line quantities listed in Part V Bid Items of the contract proposal and also listed in the water line Summary Sheet in the plans are correct.  An addendum with a corrected copy of the Supplementary Specifications for the water line will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
The Supplementary Specifications for Louisville Water Company (LWC) work require mechanical rock removal. Is there the same requirement for roadway and storm drainage rock removal?
For Roadway and Drainage excavation, Low Charge blasting will be permitted upon approval of a blasting plan by KYTC and applicable utility companies in the area.  The LWC work still requires mechanical rock removal as described in the supplementary specifications.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
Concerning the item 02237 Ditching - Per the General Summary the pay quantity appears to be the length of the mainline in the area which this  pay item covers. How is this work measured and paid since there are incidental items of work indicated on the Drainage Summary and the actual length of "ditches" wouldn't equal the plan quantity? Would the plan quantity be paid in full if the work is completed per the Standard Specifications and the plans?
The planned quantity is approximate.  The ditching quantity measured for payment will be as per Standard Specification 209.04.04.  Any ditches constructed for the widening is paid for with the earth work (excavation).
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
In the typical sections for where the 9" PCC Base pavement is tied to the existing concrete pavement, a dowel bar is shown to tie the two pavements together with a note "Dowel Bars - See Special Note For Full Depth Concrete Pavement Repair". We are unable to find the referenced Special Note in the contract documents that have been distributed so far. Is the referenced Special Note going to be issued by addendum? If not then what specific Special Note does this refer to?
An addendum with updated Typical Sections and the Special Note for Full-Depth Concrete Pavement Repair will be posted to the website. LONGITUDINAL JOINT BETWEEN OLD AND NEW PAVEMENT: Tie bar size, spacing, and construction methods are to conform to section 3.2.3 of the Special Note for Full Depth Concrete Pavement Repair for the longitudinal joint between existing PPC base and new PCC base.  All other aspects of PCC base construction are to conform to the Standard Drawings and Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.  LONGITUDINAL JOINT BETWEEN NEW PAVEMENT LANES: The Contractor has the option of either using the method used for longitudinal joints between old and new pavement as described above or using the size, spacing, and construction methods as described in the Standard Drawings and Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. All other aspects of PCC base construction are to conform to the Standard Drawings and Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge  
Construction.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
Will there be a clearing item for this project?
Clearing will be incidental.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
The Pavement Summary calls for 3795 tons of DGA at the bridge end dig outs and mill and fill area (station 1044+61 to 1083+00). Please confirm this quantity.
The 4” lift of DGA at the digouts is approximately 1700 tons.  In addition, there is a DGA wedge for all four shoulders for the entire length of the section which should consume the remainder of the quantity shown on the paving summary.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
Can white membrane curing compound be used to cure the PCC  base since it will be surfaced with an asphalt mixture?
Per Section 501.03.15 A) of the 2008 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, "Do not use white membrane curing on PCC Base that is to be surfaced with an asphalt mixture."
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1002102Jefferson
At the bridge-end digouts, how is the removal of the existing dga, asphalt and concrete to be paid?
The excavation required for bridge end dig outs shown on sheets R2A and R2B is included in the quantity for Roadway Excavation in the General Summary.  The quantity includes the depth of the dig out to include 12” of No. 3 crushed aggregate.  Any additional undercut necessary will be considered incidental to the bid item for Crushed Aggregate Size No. 3.  Payment for Roadway Excavation will be considered full compensation for removing and disposing of any existing asphalt, concrete, aggregate or subgrade necessary to construct the bridge approaches as shown in the details.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
The Special Note for Geogrid Reinforcement calls for Tensar TX5 Triaxial Geogrid or equal. Are there parameters to go by for the equal?
According to the Special Note for Geogrid Reinforcement, “Any alternate submitted by the Contractor for consideration should include detailed testing information and performance history. The information provided should include the improvement to the resilient modulus of the aggregate layer.” To be considered as an equivalent alternate the Cabinet will need test information that shows the improvement to the aggregate base strength and performance history of the product on projects in the field.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
On Plan Sheets R2H & R2I, which is for Hal Rogers Parkway, there is no detail for Perforated Pipe, is this correct?
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
“Rock Embankment” as denoted in the cross sections refers to durable shot rock generated from the roadway excavation. There are several other areas requiring refill of durable rock by the geotechnical notes for the purposes of refilling coal undercut, refilling excavation of soft or unstable material, filling over soft material in order to bridge the material, fill in existing streams and drained ponds for stabilization and to ensure drainage. Will payment for this durable rock material will be made at the contract unit price for Roadway Excavation and no extra payment be made for hauling and placement in the required areas?
Correct, no additional payment for hauling and placing of the shot rock will be made.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
Is the scratch course for removal of pavement markings and covering rumble strips, paid for as leveling & wedging or is it incidental to traffic control?
It is incidental to MOT, which is referenced in the Special Notes on Sheet R2Q and General Summary on Sheet R2K, note 18.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
According to Standard Specification 212.03.03, section A, 3), Seed Mix Type III is required on slopes greater than 3:1 on this project. Will the Department provide the area with a slope greater than 3:1.
It will be the contractor’s responsibility to determine the area and type of seed mixture to use that satisfies the Standard Specifications for the pay item Seeding and Protection.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
It appears that the quantity for bore and jack pipe is also included in the culvert pipe quantity.  How will this be paid?
Bore and Jack Pipe without carrier pipe will be installed at locations indicated on the Pipe Drainage Summary and Pipe Sheets.  Bore and Jack Pipe will be paid for at the unit length of Steel Pipe installed.  The bid item, Bore and Jack Pipe, will be full compensation for installing the steel pipe regardless of size.  Pipe sizes are referenced in the Pipe Drainage Summary and specifications are found in Special Note 11E Boring and Jacking Steel Pipe Without Carrier Pipe.  No dual payment will be made.  Please bid accordingly.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
Does Special Note 11E, “Bore and Jack With No Carrier Pipe”, apply to the 48 Inch Culvert Pipe at Station 1589+75 and the 48 Inch Storm Sewer Pipe at Station 198+53?
Yes, Special Note 11E applies at those stations.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Regarding the special note for unmarked graves, the area affected is Hands Pike which can only be closed for “30 consecutive calendar days between June 15 and Aug 15” as per note on sheet R67.  If unmarked graves are discovered during the construction of this road, we will have no control over the amount of time that it will take to “relocate” these graves. Will this be taken into consideration in applying the “liquidated damages” if the closure of this road extends beyond the 30 day limit?
The contractor shall coordinate the activity in the Hands Pike area and do as much preliminary work as possible (such as construction of the gravity wall, clearing and grubbing, partial grading)  to determine if any graves are in conflict, well before the planned shutdown of Hands Pike.  Due to school traffic and local traffic it is not intended to shutdown Hands Pike for any extended period beyond August 15th even if LDs are being applied.  The road will have to be opened in a manner to safely handle traffic.  The contractor will be charged LD’s for closure of the road outside this timeframe if there is a failure within the contractor’s control, to properly coordinate the work in this area.  If the closure goes beyond August 15th additional efforts to reopen the roadway may be required of the contractor to immediately reopen the roadway in a permanent or temporary manner.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Is there any existing flow data available for the two force mains and the 8” sanitary that we are tying into?
No, the Department does not have the existing flow data.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1301104Clay
Will the Department allow use of materials generated and/or manufactured from shot rock from the project for the following items or will the Department require them to be obtained from an approved crushed stone source? Drainage Blanket – Embankment, for use on embankment benches and Granular Embankment – for stabilization near culvert station 164+08
Only materials approved from approved crushed stone sources will be accepted for use in these items.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Under the Adjusted Project Earthwork on sheet R2J, there is 3,291 CY of rock roadbed and a total of 8,229 CY drainage blanket—embankment .  The summary sheet indicates that excavation is common excavation.   Where is the rock for the rock roadbed and drainage blanket to be obtained and how is it to be paid?
The bid price for “Drainage Blanket—Embankment” shall include the cost of the rock to complete the work.  It is the responsibility of the contractor to provide rock that conforms with Standard Specification Section 210.  A quantity of “Crushed Aggregate Size No. 2” will be added to the project for payment of the rock for the rock roadbed.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
On plan sheet U89 @ Laurel Road, what is the rim and invert elevation for proposed Sanitary Manhole @ Sta 49+07 – 75’ Rt?
The elevations will not be available prior to the Letting.  Assume a manhole depth of 8’ for bidding purposes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
In the Damage to Utilities, on proposal page 10(a), the proposal states that $5,000 per day will be charged for intentional or accidental disruptions to service mains, and $500 per day for intentional or accidental disruptions to services until such time as the main or service is restored.  Since the rates in the proposal are daily, if the damage is repaired within 24 hrs will any damages be charged?
If damage is done that requires a shutdown, the rate will be applied for each 24 hour period or part thereof.  In other words, if there is a shutdown at all due to damage, one day’s rate will be applied if repaired within 24 hours.  If the repair extends beyond 24 hours, an additional day’s rate would be applied.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Does the existing sewer between Manhole 3 and Manhole 4 (Calvary north entrance) get safeloaded or abandoned?
The sewer is to be safeloaded.  The safeloading bid item was overlooked.  For payment purposes of any sanitary sewer safeloading that has not been listed as a bid item, flowable fill will be paid for in accordance with section 601.05 as "Mass Concrete".
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
In the Damage to Utilities, on proposal page 10(a), the proposal states that $5,000 per day will be charged for intentional or accidental disruptions to service mains, and $500 per day for intentional or accidental disruptions to services until such time as the main or service is restored. If the contractor has had the utilities located by the utility company provided locator service  or the actual utility, and they were marked incorrectly, will the contractor still be accessed these damages?
If the utility owner or representative marks the utility within the state law tolerances and the contractor still hits the utility and it requires a shutdown of the utility for repair, yes the contractor will be assessed the damage charge stated in the proposal.  If the utility is not marked by the utility owner or representative within state law tolerances or the utility fails to mark the line within the time required by law after notification and the line is hit, the contractor will not be assessed the damage charge stated in the proposal.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2050307Henderson
The typical section on pages 14 & 15 show cl3 asph surf 0.38b, pg 64-22 mix; however, the pay item  description is cl3 asph surf 0.50b pg64-22. Which is the correct mix type for this contract?
The 0.50B mix is the correct mix.  An addendum with a revised typical section will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Regarding the utility note is addendum 1.  Overhead line relocation is not expected to be completed until July 1, 2011.  This falls within the window of allowable dates for closure of Hands Pike and Senior Road (June 15 to Aug 15).  If these relocations are not complete and prohibit working in either or both of these areas, will the allowable dates of closure for these roads be extended?
Utility companies have been made aware of this concern, they have indicated that they will make a concerted effort to have their facilities not interfere with the phasing/schedule. The contractor shall coordinate the activity in the Hands Pike and Senior Road area and do as much preliminary work as possible before the planned shutdown.  Due to school traffic and local traffic it is not intended to shutdown Hands Pike or Senior Road for any extended period beyond August 15th even if LDs are being applied.  The roads will have to be opened in a manner to safely handle traffic.  The contractor will be charged LD’s for closure of the road outside this timeframe if there is a failure within the contractor’s control, to properly coordinate the work in this area.  If the closure goes beyond August 15th additional efforts to reopen the roadway may be required of the contractor to immediately reopen the roadway in a  permanent or temporary manner.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
On plan Sheet R131, how is the 24” riser with anti-vortex/trash rack hood paid?
The note on sheet R131 addresses how the riser and anti-vortex/trash rack hood are paid.  The necessary items called out on R131 are included in the pipe summary sheet.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
There are two bid items (line nos. 1020 and 1080) for Gas and Utility Coordination.  One with a predetermined unit price and the other without. Are both needed and should the price be blank?
The bid item line no 1080 will be deleted.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
The special note for unmarked graves says there is a “figure 1” attached (end of 2nd paragraph).  Where is this drawing?
Figure 1 referenced in the Special Note for Unmarked Graves was inadvertently left out of the proposal.  It can be found on the Project Related Information on the website. Note the area of concern extends beyond the right-of-way and temporary easement line, we will not require contractors to work beyond the temporary easement line.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1302320Meade
There are two storm lines to be “bored and jacked” [one is temporary (unsure of the size)and one is permanent (36”)].  There are no items for bore and jack. Should there be bid items for these?
An addendum adding the boring and jacking item for the permanent pipe will be posted to the website.  The boring and jacking for the temporary pipe will be incidental to the bid item, “temporary pipe”.  An addendum noting this will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Sheet R131 of the plans shows a dam section.  This dam is not shown on the plan sheet.  Is this pond to be placed beyond the R/W?  Is there a temporary easement beyond what is shown on the plans and how  much area does this pond encompass?
The dam and associated RW information is shown on sheet R43.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Will it be possible to waste excess material parcel 119 or build future roadway?
This parcel is outside the limits of the project and is not to be used as a waste site.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Should bid item line nos. 0610 and 1190 (geo. fabric  ty IV for pipe and valve assembly) have predetermined unit prices?
Yes, both items should have a predetermined unit price.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
On Plan Sheets R21 & R133, what are the specs for the casing pipe for the 18” bore & jack? Won’t the casing pipe be greater than the 18” storm pipe?  Are the prefabricated bends incidental to the 18” pipe?
The intent is to use Special Note 11E Bore and Jack Steel Pipe With No Carrier Pipe.  Prefabricated bends are incidental to the 18”pipe.  The quantity of 99 LF for “Bore and Jack Pipe-18 IN” is the only bid item that will be paid; the quantity of culvert pipe 18” for that same location will only be paid for the actual amount installed and measured beyond the limits of the 99 LF of bore and jack 18”.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Will all costs of relocating graves will be borne by the State?
The Department will be responsible for the costs to move any graves that are discovered.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Is there a wage rate for an articulated truck driver in the bid documents? Should there be a classification for an articulated truck driver and, if not, would the “end dump” truck driver rate apply?
The contractor should select the most applicable wages contained in the bid documents for a classification.  Currently, the Department would expect the contractor to pay the highest truck driver rate for an articulated truck driver.  If the contractor feels a classification is not covered by an existing classification, a conformance request for an additional classification and wage rate would need to be initiated by the contractor once they are awarded the project.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1302320Meade
There is a quantity of crushed stone base on the paving summaries for subgrade stabilization. It doesn’t appear as though this quantity had been included in the crushed stone base quantities.  Is this stone incidental to the excavation bid item?
No, it is not incidental to the excavation bid item.  The quantity of crushed stone for subgrade stabilization is included in the crushed stone base quantities.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
Concerning the bid Item 02230 Embankment In Place 2684.0 CY, is there a breakdown in the summary for this item?
Please see plan sheets R43 and R131.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1001319Kenton
On Sanitary Sewer Plans, are the abandon and safeload existing manholes, safeloading of existing sanitary sewer, and removal of castings to be paid items or are they considered incidental?
Removal of castings is incidental.  The safeloading bid item was overlooked.  For payment purposes of any sanitary sewer safeloading that has not been listed as a bid item, flowable fill will be paid for in accordance with section 601.05 as "Mass Concrete".
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1302320Meade
What size is the temporary pipe @ Approx Sta 395+00  that is to be bored and jacked?
The size of the temporary pipe to bore and jack is 18”.  This information will be included on plan sheet R54 and posted in an addendum on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2912324Warren
In Addendum #1 on page 7 of 63, Sections IV. A. & B. reference 13.8 cubic yards and Section V. A. references 10.8 cubic yards.  Shouldn’t these be the same?
Yes. Section V.A. has been corrected to 13.8 cubic yard.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1302320Meade
If a contractor determines a KYTC approved precast item is more economical than a cast in place item shown on plans and bid form, can the precast item be used?
Precast items must be from an KYTC-approved fabricator or the shop drawings approved prior to use.  The Contractor will be paid for the bid items as they are listed in the proposal.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2912324Warren
Will the quantity of Concrete Overlay-Latex above what is included to do the 1” overlay be used to pay for partial depth patching?
The Department included an addition quantity for partial depth patching in the quantity for  Concrete Overlay-Latex.  The Department will pay the unit bid price for Concrete Overlay-Latex for the overlay and partial depth patching up to the plan quantity.  Any additional latex modified concrete will be paid for with the bid item “Latex Concrete Variable Depth Material”.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2912324Warren
On Page 7 of 63 of the proposal, it states that the Variable Depth Latex will be paid at a certain maximum price.  However, the quantity of variable depth and the theoretical depth are paid through bid line no. #0130.  Should bid line no. 0130 have a quantity of 22 CY (theoretical 1” depth) and another bid item established for the Variable Depth unit price?
A bid item will be established to pay for the variable depth Latex Modified Concrete, should one become needed. However, page 7 of 63 has been modified to clarify this method of payment.  The quantity of 35.8 CY for bid line no. 0130, Concrete Overlay-Latex, includes a quantity for partial depth.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2914325Jefferson
Must the contractor be pre-qualified for bridge painting?
No, the contractor does not have to be pre-qualified for bridge painting.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2914325Jefferson
Where exactly does Plate A go?
On plan sheet S4, the top right detail “Elevation of Bearings” the description PL “B” underneath the bearing detail was wrongly labeled and should be PL “A”.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-1302320Meade
Would the Department consider increasing the amount of working days to complete the project?
Yes, the working days will be increased to 210.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
The Bid Item 1140, Non-Perforated Pipe 8” is listed at 1525 LF, but if you add all the quantities on the plan sheets it totals 2665 LF, which is right?
The quantity in the plans is correct.  An addendum changing the bid quantity will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2914325Jefferson
Does the painting portion of the Steel Retrofit have to be done by a pre-qualified painting contractor?
The prime contractor must be prequalified in one of work types in the Qualifications for Bidders and they would be permitted to do the painting themselves if they choose.  If the prime contractor chooses to subcontract the painting then the subcontractor would have to be prequalified for Bridge Painting for the subcontract to be approved.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2914325Jefferson
Will Jacking/ Temporary Support of the structure be required in order to perform the bearing repair and girder pedestal retrofit as per the bid documents?  If so, where should this item be paid for?
It is not anticipated that Jacking/Temporary Support of the structure will be required.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2901403Taylor
There is no pay item for the Variable Depth Overlay.  Will this item be added as a change order?
Yes, a bid item for “Latex Concrete Variable Depth Material” will be added with a supplemental agreement, if necessary..
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2101402Logan
Page 12 of 61 indicates that Bridge Guard Rail Detail Sheet is attached to the proposal for detailed information on the required bridge guardrail.  This sheet is missing.  Where we can find this details?
The detail was inadvertently left out of the bid proposal.  An addendum with the detail will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2901403Taylor
On proposal page 17 of 95, under the basis of payment, the item “Hydrodemolition” is listed.  However, there is not a bid item.  Is this an oversight?
The use of hydrodemolition is an option available to the contractor, but it is not mandated in this contract. If hydrodemolition is used, all cost for material, labor, and equipment should be included in the unit bid price for Rem Epoxy Bit Foreign Overlay.  The reference to hydrodemolition bid item in the Basis of Payment on page 17 will be removed and an addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
There is no drawing for the 8” Non –Perf. Pipe, size of trench and location on the roadway.  Will this information be furnished?
Refer to Standard Drawing No. RDP-005-04 for the size of trench.  The location is shown on the cross-sections.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2901403Taylor
Regarding latex overrun, will we be paid at supplier invoice plus 20% or material cost plus 20%?  For example, if we purchase our material from an outside vendor at a specific price, how will we be paid--invoice price or material price?
The contractor will be compensated at the supplier invoice plus 20% in the event that the latex modified concrete is purchased from a supplier.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
Can a bid item for Type IV Geotextile be included in the Roadway section separate from the Type IV Geotextile that is used for the paving alternates?
Yes, There remains a Geotextile Fabric Type IV in the General Summary to account for embankment benching, etc.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
Please clarify the correct quantities of Type IV Geotextile for the pavement alternates. Can the correct quantities of fabric be included with the bid items for each pavement alternate?
Yes, the correct quantities will be added to the individual pavement summaries and an addendum posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
On Plan Sheets R2H & R2I, which is for Hal Rogers Parkway, there is no detail for Perforated Pipe, is this correct?
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
Is the subgrade under the crushed stone base, dirt or rock, and, if rock, what size rock is it?
Subgrade is not rock roadbed.  Subgrade is to be constructed in accordance per the Standard Specifications Section 207.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
In addendum # 1, The Special Note for Geogrid Reinforcement calls for Tensar TX5 Triaxial Geogrid or equal. Are there parameters to go by for the equal?
According to the Special Note for Geogrid Reinforcement, “Any alternate submitted by the Contractor for consideration should include detailed testing information and performance history.  The information provided should include the improvement to the resilient modulus of the aggregate layer.”  To be considered as an equivalent alternate the Cabinet will need test information that shows the improvement to the aggregate base strength and  performance history of the product on projects in the field.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
On sheet R54 of the plans, the General Notes show 75 working days for the Hal Rogers Parkway work and 300 days for the Industrial Park Access work.  The front page of the proposal shows 250 working days for primary completion.  Which is correct, or could you please clarify?
The 250 working days in the proposal is correct.  An addendum revising sheet R54 will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
Does Special Note 11E, “Bore and Jack With No Carrier Pipe”, apply to the 48 Inch Culvert Pipe at Station 1589+75 and the 48 Inch Storm Sewer Pipe at Station 198+53?
Yes, Special Note 11E applies at those stations.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
For the Transverse Underdrain, there is 1230 LF of 4” perforated pipe, 207 LF 4” non perforated pipe, 18-2:1 4” Headwalls, and 2-4:1 4” Headwalls.  Are these items to be added to the bid items or are they incidental?
The bid items quantities will be corrected and an addendum posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
According to Standard Specification 212.03.03, section A, 3), Seed Mix Type III is required on slopes greater than 3:1 on this project.  Will the Department provide the area with a slope greater than 3:1.
It will be up to the contractor to determine the area and type of seed mixture to use that satisfies the Standard Specifications for the pay item Seeding and Protection.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
In the Special Note for Geogrid Reinforcement it is stated that the Department will require a minimum of 10” loose fill over the geogrid material. This will compact to approximately 8” depth. This is in conflict with the Detail A on Sheet R2B which shows 6” over the geogrid material. Can you clarify this?
Contrary to typical section on sheet R2B, the geogrid shall be installed at the bottom of the crushed stone base layer.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
Will the Department allow use of materials generated and/or manufactured from shot rock from the project for the following items or will the Department require them to be obtained from an approved crushed stone source?  Drainage Blanket – Embankment, for use on embankment benches and Granular Embankment – for stabilization near culvert station 164+08
Only materials approved from approved crushed stone sources will be accepted for use in these items.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2914325Jefferson
Is it the department’s intent to disassemble the bearings in order to clean & lubricate the sliding surfaces?
The Department anticipated cleaning out the accumulated rust between the plates.  No bearing disassembly is necessary.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2914325Jefferson
Will the added steel (plates & angle) and bearings require painting?  If so, please advise requirements/ color.
Clean and Paint all new structural steel in accordance with Section 607.03.23 of Standard Specifications.  Contrary to the Specification the Contractor may be permitted to apply all coats of the paint system in the shop.  If this option is chosen all necessary repairs/touch shall be performed in the field to the Engineers satisfaction.  The Contractor shall clean all faying surfaces that are exposed after the existing steel is removed to an SSPC-SP3 (Power Tool Cleaning).  All Power tools shall be equipped with vacuum shrouds and fitted with HEPA filters at their air exhausts.  Maintain and operate all vacuum shrouded power tools to collect generated debris.  The Contractor shall apply the same prime coat as used for the new structural steel in the field to the faying surfaces that are cleaned for installation of the new structural steel.  The finish coat of the paint system shall be Cream in color closely approaching Federal Standard No. 33798.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
11-2914325Jefferson
Can an approved grout be utilized for anchors in lieu of molten lead?
Anchor bolts are to be installed with an approved epoxy-resin system.  For infill between plates as shown, an approved high strength grout with 6ksi minimum compressive strength may be used.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Can the Transportation Cabinet post a more clear Sheet # R74 on the Project Related Information for Call 101, Pike Co.? Current plan sheet #R74 information is not obtainable due to poor quality of print.
Yes, an addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1344100CLAY
“Rock Embankment” as denoted in the cross sections refers to durable shot rock generated from the roadway excavation.  There are several other areas requiring refill of durable rock by the geotechnical notes for the purposes of refilling coal undercut, refilling excavation of soft or unstable material, filling over soft material in order to bridge the material, fill in existing streams and drained ponds for stabilization and to ensure drainage.  Will payment for this durable rock material will be made at the contract unit price for Roadway Excavation and no extra payment be made for hauling and placement in the required areas.
Correct, no additional payment for hauling and placing of the shot rock will be made.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Sheet R33 of the plans has a note titled “Traffic Stoppage.” The note says “Traffic may be halted for a maximum of 20 minutes per hour. Traffic stoppage will not be permitted between the hours of 6:30 am – 8:30 am or 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Additional closure restrictions may also be applied during holidays, or other periods of anticipated heavy traffic.) with the exception of bridge beam placement. Any traffic stoppages lasting longer than 20 minutes will not be permitted and shall result in liquidated damages.”  Please clarify the following. Traffic has to be stopped momentarily to allow haul trucks to cross US 23. Is this activity considered a traffic stoppage as stated in the previous note?
Stopping traffic momentarily to allow trucks to cross is not considered traffic stoppage.   That should be viewed as a traffic crossing.  Traffic stoppage would hold traffic for a duration of time required for a construction activity to take place.  Trucks hauling across US 23 is a traffic crossing and would be a very short time duration while this maneuver is made.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
On the structure plans, is there a correlation of the boring log elevations and the plan elevations?
The Subsurface Data Sheets are in metric and conversion factors are provided on Sheet S4 in the bridge plans.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Can you please clarify what is to be included in the “Rock Socket” prices.  It seems the footage for the rock sockets is already included in the “Micropiles – 9 58” Common”.  Please clarify.
The “Rock Socket” prices include the 8-inch diameter Bond Zone Length shown on Sheet S16 in the bridge plans.  Additional quantities for  “9 5/8”  Micropile Common” were included to account for potential variation in the top of rock.  The Contractor will be paid for the actual quantities as determined in the field.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
With regard to the previous question on Crash Cushions, the Department's answer said "The 6 Type VI -CT, TL3 crash cushions are for the temporary barrier that will be in place along US 23 during construction."  However, Bid Item No. 1130 calls for " 6 Crash Cushion Type VI Class C TL-3".  Doesn't this indicate that the 6 crash cushions are permanent rather than temporary?
The plans correctly list the description as “Crash Cushion Ty VI-CT, TL 3”.  However, the bid item was incorrectly listed as “Ty VI-C”.  An addendum revising the bid item will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Also could you list the property owners that one may have to deal with for the waste areas depicted on the updated sheet R74?
The information should now be able to be found in the added strip map drawing. The owner for the portion of area no. 7 outside of the US 23 right of way is not known. Please note that the information outside the right of way limits may not be up-to-date, if property transfers have occurred.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
The plans downloaded from Lynn Imaging appear to be missing sheet R22, Right of Way Strip map.  The plans include the Right of Way Summary Sheets but no sheet illustrating the Right of Way.  Can you make this information available?
Yes, sheet R22 is now available on the Cabinet’s digital plan room.  A printed copy will be distributed to all those who purchased plans.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
At the pre-bid, KYTC stated that the waste areas depicted on sheet R74 would not hold all the waste material.  Could you provide the original analysis or at the very least the original contours for these sites?
A sheet with the contours for the proposed sites will be posted in the project related information on the website.  Although the contours are not labeled, they are shown to tie-in to existing contours which are.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Can the Type VI Class BT TL-3 be used in lieu of the Type VI Class CT TL-3 on this project?
Since the contractor is directed to generate a detailed maintenance of traffic plan, it may be proposed. But approval would be at the discretion of the Engineer, Cabinet review personnel, and FHWA.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Revised Plan page R02E shows footnote 11 which says "Temporary barriers to have reflective markings".  What sort of "reflective markings" are these?
The note refers to bid item codes 1984 and 1985.  Also, please see standard drawing no. RBM-020-08.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
As a follow-up to answer to question 6 of the mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Minutes
KYTC is willing to assist the winning contractor in securing a temporary crossing on the CSX Railroad line adjacent to project.  KYTC will not bear any of the costs associated with the crossing or allow any additional time to the project schedule.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
What is the load rating of the existing bridge over the rail road tracks?  Could this bridge be utilized by construction haul equipment to access the north-east indicated waste area?
The bridge over CSX Railroad and KY 122 was designed for HS-25 truck loading using the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges. In order to use heavier off-road vehicles on this bridge, a load rating for the particular vehicle configuration(s) and weights intended would have to be performed, submitted for review, and found acceptable by KYTC.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Can a fully automatic submerged arc, cantilever and/or gantry, welding machines be used to weld web to flange plates simultaneously with the web in the horizontal position?  The web plate shall be secured to the flange plates as designated on shop drawings and precut camber shall be maintained throughout the welding process.
As long as a fabrication shop has the means to secure the flange to the web in the proper position, they will be allowed to use a fully automatic submerged arc welding machine to weld web to flange plates with the web in the horizontal position with prior approval.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Will the Transportation cabinet allow contractor to place excess material in the area between Mainline and Ramp A?
Additional material may be placed within the interchange area. But the contractor will be responsible for ensuring safe slopes within the clear zone, proper drainage (including sufficient freeboard between low shoulder elevations and pipe and ditch water surface elevations), sufficient drainage of the pavement base, and appropriate areas for the proposed tree plantings.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
The item #s on CID 10-1056 are asking for 6 Permanent  Type VI Class C TL-3 Impact attenuators that transition into guardrail (item # 23394EC), 1 permanent attenuator Type VI Class C TL-3 ( item # 08904), and 1 permanent attenuator Class B TL-2 (item # 08900).  Are all these attenuators to be permanent installations?
The 6 Type VI-CT, TL3 crash cushions are for the temporary barrier that will be in place along US 23 during construction. (See Std Dwg No RBE-100-09 and plan drawings R33A to R35A.) The other two crash cushions are at the ends of the permanent concrete barrier, and are, of course, permanent.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
The painting note on Sheet S3 states that the fascia side of the exterior girders are to be field painted and that the Type 3 bolts are to be cleaned prior to painting.  Would it be permissible to use galvanized bolts on the exterior beam connections to minimize field cleaning?
Yes, galvanized bolts would be permitted on the exterior beam connections.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Plan sheets R5 and R7 call out some ditch lining that is to be grouted.  Please provide information on which bid item the grouting will be paid?
The pay items for grouted ditch lining is both the High Slump Grout and Channel Lining quantities.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
The minutes bulletin posted in regards to the pre-bid indicated that the updated drawing would include approximate quantities for each identified waste area.  I do not see this information in the addendum.  Could you provide this information?
Yes, an addendum with a revised sheet R74 will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
On proposal page 350 of 616  and others, there is the note “Remove 6’ of Roadway pavement …….(see roadway plans)”.  How is this removal paid for?  Assuming it is “put back/replaced”, how is it paid for?
Removal is paid for as bid item 2058 Remove PCC Pavement.  Replacement of the pavement is paid for as bid item 2086 JPC Pavement – 13 IN and bid item 2087 JPC Pavement – 13 IN Shoulder.  The quantities for these items are shown in the various paving summaries shown on pages 121 thru 125 of the Proposal in the I-275 East and I-275 West columns.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Please provide an applicable specification for Item  no. 1060, 20911ED High Slump Grout, and explanation/Sheet # of where this Item will be used on the project.
The high slump grout is for grouted channel lining, shown on plan sheets R5, R7, and R7A.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
On proposal pages 346, 356, 376, 386, 398, 410 of 616, there is a note, “NOTE: Seal top of cap……INCIDENTAL to …….….”  The description(s) are not very exact on limits of where this is to be applied.  Typically this sealant is a bid item, Can this be added?  Otherwise can some quantity be provided?
This sealant is to be placed on pier caps, abutment caps or end bent caps which have expansion joints above them after construction.  The area to be sealed on piers is the top and all sides of the cap.  The area to be sealed on abutment or end bent caps is the top of the cap and the exposed portion of the front face and sides of the cap below the top of the cap. This item is incidental to “Joint Seal Replacement” or “Expansion Joint Replacement” as specified for each bridge in the Proposal.  Estimated quantities for the areas to be sealed for each bridge are as follows:  B1 – 115 SQ. YDS, B2 – None, B3 – 666 SQ. YDS, B4 – 619 SQ. YDS, B5 – 417 SQ. YDS, B6 – 478 SQ. YDS, B7 – 175 SQ. YDS.  The quantities are estimates only.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1346102DAVIESS
Where does the bid item, Granular Embankment quantity of 1,958 CY, go on the project?
Refer to sheet R10, the quantity is based on Geotechnical Note 7, and is an estimated need, but controlled in field as deemed by the Engineer during Construction. Final payment will be for the measured and accepted quantity.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
Can you confirm that transverse baskets shall be placed in the shoulder pavement of the 11” JPC?
Yes,  the typical sections were revised to reflect this and posted in an addendum.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
There's Conduit—2 Inch Bid Item in Signalization Section of work and Conduit—2 and –3-1/2 Inch Bid Items in Lighting.  There are Trench And Backfill Bid Items for both Sections. Will Trenching & Backfill across Ramp and Road Surfaces permitted for this lighting and signalization conduit?
This work will be paid for by the “Trenching and Backfilling” bid item.  All proposed installation of conduits are under ramps whose pavement is being replaced full depth.  The conduits are to be installed after the existing pavement is removed and prior to installation of the new JPC pavement.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1056101PIKE
Regarding the Electrical Service for the project. The existing AEP utility lines are some distance away and will require AEP to build out to the Lighting Service points. AEP is unaware of the project and has no estimate prepared.  Does the Division of Traffic have any more information to provide? Would they consider providing an allowance?
AEP has advised KYTC that there will be no charge to bring the power service to the location on the plans.  The contact at AEP is Bill Johnson, (606) 437-1056.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
On proposal sheet 29- Note 9 says Pavement markers are not to be removed on IR 275. Is the area where the lane lines are to be ground?
The narrow strips ( approx 4”  in width) where the raised pavement markers are located, is not to be ground.  This area however is included in the quantities so the plan quantities are slightly larger than what will be ground.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
The special notes call for pavement to be removed by the saw and lift out method for all the pavement to be replaced on this project.  The 13 inch pavement is spot patching and this removal method seems reasonable in this area.  The 11 inch pavement is for the replacement of the ramps and has cement stabilization for the subgrade beneath the 11 inch pavement.  Since there is not a requirement to keep the existing DGA and subgrade intact beneath the 11 inch pavement that is being replaced, would the Department permit the use pavement breakers to facilitate the removal of this pavement?
Yes, pavement breakers would be permitted where cement stabilization is to be used.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
How will the relocation of the temporary barrier wall be paid for?
On the first page of the General Summary on page 118 of the proposal Item No. 3171 Concrete Barrier Wall Type 9T has two footnotes, 8 and 10.  Footnote 10, shown on page 119 of the proposal, is “All relocations of the 9T wall will be incidental to this item”.  So all relocations are incidental to Item No. 03171.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
The 4x5 RCBC on sheet R25 does not have details of the tie-in of the precast sections to the Existing culvert.
The extension of the 4’X 5’ RCBC on sheet R25 shall be constructed as per Standard Drawing RDX-300-03.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
Also, there seem that a page is missing between proposal pages 268 and 269 of 410?
Page 269 was inadvertently included.  An addendum deleting page 269 will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
The MOT sheets call for TCBW but no bid item is set up to furnish and place nor to relocate the wall.
There is a bid item to relocate the wall (bid line number 0560).  The bid items to furnish and remove wall were omitted.  An addendum adding those items will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
Concerning Sheet R71 – The drawing for Phase 1 on this MOT sheet is the exact same drawing for Phase 3 (Sheet R79).  It appears that the drawing on this sheet is incorrect. The notes appear to be OK but all references on the drawing are for Phase 3 whereas they should be for Phase 1.
The sheet R71 will be revised and an addendum posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
Concerning the bid item, Concrete Patching Repair, on proposal pages 336-338, where is the 100 SF?
The repair is on the bridge deck.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
Concerning the bid item line #2220, Meter Pit, is this item to include new internal valves, meter, and piping or will existing internal valves, meter, and piping be relocated?
A special note with information requested will be added.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
Concerning the Bid Item line number 1050 PIER REPAIR, it is noted on proposal page 355 and 372 of 616 (Quantity of 700 sf & 800 sf are given).  The only instructions are “As Directed by Engineer”.  Please give more detail about what it might entail.
The Special Note for Structural Concrete Repairs Using Epoxy Mortar (pg. 336) applies to this work which includes all deteriorated areas on the pier caps and columns designated in the plans.  The Engineer will determine the exact limits of the areas to be repaired.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
The plan sheet R9 ends at Sta. 100+00; Plan Sheet R11 appears to begin at Sta. 102+08.16.  Is there a section missing from the plans?
An addendum with a revised plan sheet R11 will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
The “NOTE” at the bottom of R62 refers to Class A concrete instead of Class B.
The “note” on sheet R62 should have referred to concrete class “B”.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
The plan sheet R11 shows a Station Equation  0+00.00 = 102+08.16.  The Stations on the plan sheet do not reflect this equation.  Is this correct?
An addendum with a revised plan sheet R11 will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
Concerning sheets U71-U78, 8” and 12” Sanitary Sewer plans.  There are no bid items set up for the sanitary items on this summary sheet.
An addendum adding the items on sheet U71 will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
This project has an existing Railroad Trestle ( Norfolk Southern Railroad ) at approximate Mainline Station 103+00.  The only work that is performed to construct the project is under the existing railroad trestle.  Will the project require a Railroad Protective Insurance Policy?
Yes, an addendum with railroad notes will be posted.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
On various plan sheets, the Legend shows that cross-hatched areas are “Full Depth Pavement Repair or Existing Pipe Removal”.  In many areas, this cross-hatching appears where new storm pipes cross the existing pavements.  Will the restoration of this pavement be incidental to storm drainage or will it be paid for as Pavement Repair?
The pavement restoration at pipe crossings will be paid for as Full Depth Pavement Repair, Sawcut Pavement, and Fabric-Geotextile Type IV for Pipe.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
In the above referenced proposal, under the MOT page 297  calls out “ride ability will apply to this project. See special note for readability in this proposal.” The ride ability in the proposal is directly related to the Diamond Ground area on mainline IR 275. Is ride ability required on the 11” JPC and therefore contract standard specifications apply?
Please see the Special Note for JPC Ride Quality Adjustment in addendum #1.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-4037201VARIOUS
In Barren County, are case 1-A post and guardrail to remain?
Please see the note at the bottom of summary sheet on Page 88 in the Proposal defines what posts are to remain.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
Does Pavement Ride Quality apply to the ramps?
Yes, a Special Note to address this will be added by addendum and posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1059200KENTON, CAMPBELL
Per the typical sections shown in the above referenced proposal, it appears that the Asphalt shoulders or Concrete shoulders that are to be removed is less than the 11” proposed JPC pavement shoulder, which means there is approximately 5 inches of excavation that needs to be removed in order to construct the proposed 11” Concrete Shoulders. Is this excavation incidental to the pavement removal?
Yes, this item of work is incidental to bid items 2058 Remove PCC Pavement and 20412ED Remove Asphalt Shoulder.  An addendum will be issued with a note added for clarification.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-4037201VARIOUS
In Simpson County, do case 1-A post remain?
Please see the note at the bottom of summary sheet on Page 88 in the Proposal.  It defines what posts are to remain
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-4037201VARIOUS
In Todd County, the bridge post 1-B detail shows state forces to install 6" channel brace.  Does that include 15" channel as well?
The 15” Channel Brace is existing.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-4037201VARIOUS
In Metcalfe County, do case 1-A post and guardrail to remain?
Please see the note at the bottom of summary sheet on Page 88 in the Proposal.  It defines what posts are to remain.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
The quantities for the gravity walls shown on sheet R62 do not appear in the Bid Items.
The quantities for the gravity walls shown on R62 will be added to the bid items.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
On plan sheets R93-R95, there is no legend indicating the meaning of the different types of hatching on the bores.  Also, there is a reference to Geotechnical Note 12 (sheet R93), but there are no geotechnical notes.
A geotechnical legend will be added to sheet R92. The Geotechnical Notes will be added to sheet R91.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-4037201VARIOUS
In Logan County, are case 1-A post to remain?
Page 75 in the Proposal outlines the rail is to be tied the existing bridge rail on KY 775.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
Will saw cutting be paid for when it is used for entrances and side streets?
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
Regarding item 630 – Backfill Undercut.  Is this commercial material (stone) or can this material come from on site?
Any material from the site which the Engineer deems acceptable for sub grade may be used for the “Backfill Undercut” item.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
There are a couple of storm lines underneath the existing pavement that are fairly deep. One in particular is a 48” that is approx 16’ deep.  The specs state that any storm  underneath existing pavement must be backfilled with flowable fill up to subgrade.  Given the depth and width of this trench, and the amount of flowable fill that would be required, would it be allowable to backfill this trench with stone provided that we excavate trench wide enough so that a vibratory compactor could be used to compact the stone?
No, the Department will not allow the trench to be backfilled with stone if the Standard Specifications require flowable fill.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
There is, apparently, 57,576 cy to be obtained from parcel #62 (as per note on sheet R2G) but no sections, or other details regarding exactly where this material is to be obtained on the property and/or what  final grades are required.
A map of parcel  62 and the area where the material can be obtained will be provided in an addendum posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
Bid Items 2420, 2430 & 2440 are duplicates of Bid Items 2380, 2400 & 2410. Please clarify.
The only difference is one quantity is for Boone County and the other for Kenton County.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
On plan sheet R7 & R8 – the plan and profile for the 36” Storm do not match between Sta 91+01.44 and Sta 93+00.00; Sheet R7 shows the run to be 198 lf; The profile on sheet R8 calls for a Manhole at Sta 91+96.05; Please clarify
The plan sheet R7 and pipe drainage summary on plan sheet R2J are correct.  There will not be a manhole at 91+96.05.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
Will saw cutting be paid for when it is used for entrances and side streets?
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
The structure drawings do not show the thickness of footings, bottom slabs and top slabs.  Will this be provided?  Is the “Bottom of Footing” elevation correct for JB at 127+64.98?
The typical dimensions for the junction box bottom slab and footing were added to the Section View on revised sheet S2. A typical dimension for the top slab was already on this drawing.  The bottom of footing elevation in the East Face Reinforcing drawing for Sta. 127+64.98 was in error. It was changed from 827.16 to 826.17 on sheet S6. An addendum will be posted on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
If flowable fill is required under existing pavement, what is required under new construction areas where pipe will be under pavement, curbs and sidewalk?
When pipe is being installed in a new construction area, please see the applicable Standard Drawing for backfill requirements.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
The way I read standard specification 701.03.06 Initial Backfill ... the only time flowable fill is required is when top of pipe is within one pipe diameter of subgrade.  Clarify?
When installing pipe under existing pavement, backfill with flowable fill to the subgrade elevation.  Please see the second sentence in the third paragraph of Standard Specification 701.03.06.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1338100PIKE
Does the Department intend to revise the CPM note?
Yes, an addendum with a revised CPM note will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1338100PIKE
The plans do not show edge drains. This is a grade & drain project with incidental paving.  Is bid item 0120 Inspect & Certify Edge Drain System a correct bid item?
No, the bid item will be removed.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
Addendum #1 says plan sheet R69A was revised, but there was not a sheet R69A in the original set.  Is R69A a new sheet?
Yes, sheet R69A was added.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
It appears the quantities for Perforated and Non-Perforated Pipe, and  Cored Hole Drainage Box Con-4in on plan sheet R2N have been left out of the bid quantities in the proposal.  Is this correct?
Yes, those quantities on sheet R2N were inadvertently left out of the bid quantities.  Final payment will be for the measured and accepted quantity.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1046102JEFFERSON
Do you have any information on bid Item line # 0300 and # 0310?
Please see note 17 on proposal pages 57 and 58. Also, see Standard Drawing Reference on Page 91.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1046102JEFFERSON
On page 4 of the Proposal – under “Completion Date(s)”, it states the Completion Date as October 01, 2011.  On page 59 of the Proposal – Item 31 (in the section titled “Notes Applicable To Project”) states “The specified completion date for this project is September 1, 2011.  Which is the correct Contract Completion Date?
The completion date is October 1, 2011.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1046102JEFFERSON
On page 96 of 253 of the proposal, the fourth paragraph states, “Keep overcutting beyond the limits of the removal area to a minimum” while the Special Provision 76 Note in III, paragraph C for Construction methods on page 50 in the proposal states “Do not oversaw into existing JPC Pavement not intended to be removed”.  Will the Contractor be allowed to oversaw on this Project?
Do not over cut beyond the limits of the repair.  A revised note will be included in an addendum posted on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1057404BOONE, KENTON
On the plans, there are curb box inlet type A-2, A-3 & A-6 and no detail. Are these standard type “A” and just labeled differently for this job or are they special?
These are standard Type A curb box inlets. The numbers are size numbers from RDB-272-06.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1046102JEFFERSON
Will partial depth patching be required on the bridges that receive the epoxy overlay?  If so, how will it be paid and can an approx. quantity be given?
There is little partial depth patching anticipated with this project.  There is 1 CY of Class M set up to accommodate partial depth patching.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
Does the "Special Note For Unsealed JPC Pavement And Shoulder Joints" apply if a nonwoven geotextile separator as allowed by "Special Note For Nonwoven Geotextile Separator For Unbonded Concrete Overlays" is used? The special note for unsealed joints says it only applies to concrete pavements placed on a "drainage blanket".
Yes, if a separator fabric is supplied that meets the specifications in the special note the unsealed joint note would still apply.  The fabric specified is not a traditional geotextile fabric.  The fabric is designed and intended to serve as a drainage layer.  The fabric should be installed to provide positive drainage to the newly constructed pavement edge drains, similar to the asphalt drainage blanket.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
Are the ramp closures at US62 and WK Parkway for Phase 6 & 7 restricted to only weekends, or for the full 17 days for each phase?
Lane closures and adjacent ramp closures in Phase 6 and 7 will be allowed for the full 17 days for each phase as indicated in the plans.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
On proposal pages 394,395,406,407,418,419,420 of 616, there are 2 notes that need clarification “Handrail to be removed” and “Guardrail & wood post to be removed”.   How are these paid for?  Who’s property do they become?  Are they to be delivered anywhere? If so where?
Removal of the guardrail and wood post (offset block) attached to the bridge barrier will be paid for as Item 2381 Remove Guardrail.  The quantity for this item is being increased 525.5 LF to include the guardrail attached to the barriers of the bridge on I-275 westbound exit Ramp B to KY 9.  Note 5 has been added to the Guardrail Summary stating removal of bridge handrail is incidental to Item 23032EN Bridge Barrier Retrofit.  All salvaged guardrail and bridge handrail is to be delivered to the Central Sign Shop and Recycle Center as specified in Note 4 of the revised Guardrail Summary.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
On page 72, of the proposal it states a MTV will be required to place asphalt mixtures. Will this only be required on the top lift of base & the surface for driving lanes?
The MTV will be required for all asphalt mixtures in the driving lanes per the Special Note for Material Transfer Vehicle.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1046102JEFFERSON
Can you please clarify the work time restrictions?
No lane closures will be permitted between 6 am and 10 pm Monday through Friday, all other dates listed in the proposal and any other times as directed by the Engineer. A single lane closure will be permitted at all other times, meaning the four lane sections can be reduced to three lanes and the three lanes sections can be reduced to two lanes. The four lane sections can be reduced to two lanes from Monday through Friday night at 10:00 pm until 6 am the following morning.  The four lane sections can be reduced to two lanes from 10:00 pm Saturday until 6:00 am Monday on all weekends except those listed in the proposal or as directed by the Engineer.  The four lane sections can be reduced to two lanes from 10:00 pm on Friday until 6:00 am on Monday for a total of three weekends in each direction.   The three lane sections can be reduced to two lane from 10:00 pm on Friday until 6:00 am on Monday for a total of three weekends in each direction.  (during this time period, the three lane sections  
can be reduced to one lane from 10:00 pm on Friday until 6:00 am on Monday for two weekends eastbound and one weekend westbound.)
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1049201HARDIN
On item 03171 Temporary Concrete Barrier type 9T,  will TL-3/TL-4 temporary steel barrier be an acceptable alternative?
No.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
Concerning the underdrain installation, on page R2, Detail “A “of the plans the underdrain is shown being installed one foot inside of the inlay.  Is it possible to install the underdrain at the edge of the inlay?
The new underdrain on Sheet R2 may be installed at the outside edge of the pavement inlay.  However, if the drain is moved, the bondbreaker/drainage layer should still extend fully over the trench.  The contractor should also be advised that any damage to the existing pavement to remain in place from the trenching operation will be at his or her expense.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
Concerning the Bid Item line number 1050 PIER REPAIR, it is noted on proposal page 355 and 372 of 616 (Quantity of 700 sf & 800 sf are given).  The only instructions are “As Directed by Engineer”.  Please give more detail about what it might entail.
The Special Note for Structural Concrete Repairs Using Epoxy Mortar (pg. 336) applies to this work which includes all deteriorated areas on the pier caps and columns designated in the plans.  The Engineer will determine the exact limits of the areas to be repaired.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
Can the existing right of area inside the ramps be used to place the inlay material?
The existing Right of Way inside the ramps will be available to the contractor.  The contractor shall refrain from using the areas planted in wildflowers for operations.  The limits of these 3 beds will be marked prior to the pre-construction meeting.  The beds are located in the southwest and northeast quadrants of WKP and the northeast quadrant of US 62.  The contractor will be responsible to repair and reseed any disturbed areas.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
On item 03171 Temporary Concrete Barrier type 9T,  will TL-3/TL-4 temporary steel barrier be an acceptable alternative?
No.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
Does the "Special Note For Unsealed JPC Pavement And Shoulder Joints" also apply to longitudinal sawed joints? The note specifically addresses contraction and construction joints but does not mention longitudinal sawed joints.
All transverse and longitudinal contraction or construction joints would be covered by this note.  Any expansion joints would need material as specified by the Standard Drawings and Specifications.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
On proposal page 350 of 616  and others, there is the note “Remove 6’ of Roadway pavement …….(see roadway plans)”.  How is this removal paid for?  Assuming it is “put back/replaced”, how is it paid for?
Removal is paid for as bid item 2058 Remove PCC Pavement.  Replacement of the pavement is paid for as bid item 2086 JPC Pavement – 13 IN and bid item 2087 JPC Pavement – 13 IN Shoulder.  The quantities for these items are shown in the various paving summaries shown on pages 121 thru 125 of the Proposal in the I-275 East and I-275 West columns.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1049201HARDIN
Concerning item code 08905,  “Crash Cushion Type VI Class CT”, can a Type VI Class BT Crash Cushion be used in lieu of the Class CT?
Yes
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
On page R2A, Overlay section, Detail A shows the underdrain being installed at the bottom of the trench, which is 9 inches deep.  What is to be done with the balance of the existing underdrain system material (57’s, fabric, and pipe) that is beneath the new installation?
The typical sections for the edge drain will be revised.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
On proposal pages 394,395,406,407,418,419,420 of 616 , the “total Weight” of Rebar is noted on each sheet.  Is this the total for the whole project? OR some sort of subtotal?  Also, proposal pages 419 &  420 appear to have exact information excepting the “TOTAL WEIGHT” is different?
Total weight shown on “Barrier Retrofit Detail” is the total for both barriers on the bridge.  Total weight shown on “Barrier Retrofit Detail @ Wing” is the total for all four wings of the bridge.  On bridge number 019B00047N (Ramp B over KY 9), the total weight on “Barrier Retrofit Detail @ Wing Abut. 1” is the total for the two wings at abutment 1.  The “Barrier Retrofit Detail @ Wing End Bent 2” has been revised to account for longer wings and the total weight is for the two wings at end bent 2.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
Can more detail be provided as to what will be expected of contractor for surveying in reference to note on page R2s?
Survey activities relating to transitions and drainage will include locating drainage inlets to ensure positive drainage and transition areas to ensure smooth transitions.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
There's Conduit—2 Inch Bid Item in Signalization Section of work and Conduit—2 and –3-1/2 Inch Bid Items in Lighting.  There are Trench And Backfill Bid Items for both Sections. Will Trenching & Backfill across Ramp and Road Surfaces permitted for this lighting and signalization conduit?
This work will be paid for by the “Trenching and Backfilling” bid item.  All proposed installation of conduits are under ramps whose pavement is being replaced full depth.  The conduits are to be installed after the existing pavement is removed and prior to installation of the new JPC pavement.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
Reference is made to special note for Subgrade Stabilization (pgs. 102 and 103).  The note is requiring a 48 hour curing period for this item with the potential for it to be even greater (up to 7 days) if there is still rutting after this initial cure period.  The Traffic Control notes only provide for 9 days to remove the concrete, stabilize the grade, placing the PCCP on the ramp and shoulders (two separate operations) seal the joints, place the point, chip and seal the shoulder (after cure of the shoulder) stripe the pavement, install guardrail and open the ramp to traffic.  To use two days to wait on cure of the cement stabilization will make the likelihood of meeting the 9 day opening extremely difficult, if not impossible.  During Phase 2 of the westbound lanes, Ramps C1, C2, E & G at US 25 and KY 1303 have to all  be completed at same time.  This represents almost 12,000 SY of pavement and shoulder.  Can the 48 hour cure period be waived?
Yes, the 48 hour cure time can be waived per the revised Special Note for Subgrade Stabilization.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
On proposal pages 365 and 379 of 616, there is a note,  “NOTE Electrical Conduit in the encasement area may need to be relocated. If needed, this work will be incidental to bid item Eliminate Expansion Joint….”.  Please provide information as to who to call, How to get an estimate of cost, etc…
This note has been removed from these pages.  No electrical conduits are involved with this work. (Pages 365 and 379 will be revised accordingly).  An addendum will be posted on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
On proposal pages 346, 356, 376, 386, 398, 410 of 616, there is a note, “NOTE: Seal top of cap……INCIDENTAL to …….….”  The description(s) are not very exact on limits of where this is to be applied.  Typically this sealant is a bid item, Can this be added?  Otherwise can some quantity be provided?
This sealant is to be placed on pier caps, abutment caps or end bent caps which have expansion joints above them after construction.  The area to be sealed on piers is the top and all sides of the cap.  The area to be sealed on abutment or end bent caps is the top of the cap and the exposed portion of the front face and sides of the cap below the top of the cap. This item is incidental to “Joint Seal Replacement” or “Expansion Joint Replacement” as specified for each bridge in the Proposal.  Estimated quantities for the areas to be sealed for each bridge are as follows:  B1 – 115 SQ. YDS, B2 – None, B3 – 666 SQ. YDS, B4 – 619 SQ. YDS, B5 – 417 SQ. YDS, B6 – 478 SQ. YDS, B7 – 175 SQ. YDS.  The quantities are estimates only.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
What are the correct sq yds for the Epoxy Sand Slurry on this project? The bid documents do not add up to the advertised sq yds on this project.
The quantity will be corrected.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1046102JEFFERSON
When working Westbound in a 3 lane section, does all work (JPC patching, diamond grinding, joint saw/seal) in lane #2 have to be completed in one weekend (when you are allowed to shut down to one lane)?  Also, does all work Eastbound (JPC patching, diamond grinding, joint saw/seal) in lane #2 have to be completed in two weekends(when you are allowed to shut down to one lane)?
No, all JPC patching will need to be completed during the subject weekends.  The diamond grinding and joint saw/seal in Lane #2 may be completed by reducing the three lane section to one lane from 11 pm – 5 am on Sunday night through Thursday night when lane closures are not prohibited by the proposal or the Engineer.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1342104HARDIN
Should the bid item, Cement Stabilized Roadbed, be included on this project?
Yes, the bid item, Cement Stabilized Roadbed, will be added.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1055103JEFFERSON
Can the bridge embankment/abutment work shown as Phase 5 be performed concurrently with phases 1 thru 4?
Yes, as long as the traffic control is in place.  The abutment construction and bridge placement were included in the final phase in order to give the bridge/abutment designer enough time to produce plans and have those plans reviewed by the Cabinet’s Structures Division.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1055103JEFFERSON
Where can a detail for the wood plank fence be found?
An addendum with the fence details will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1055103JEFFERSON
Does the 9 AM to 3PM work time restriction apply to the bridge/embankment work?
The 9 am to 3pm work hours are to apply to lane encroachment and shoulder closure; which are shown in every phase.  Phase 5 (embankment, bridge & abutment construction) hours could be extended (6am to 10pm) as long as the equipment is neither entering nor exiting the road during peak hours (7am to 9am and 3pm to 7pm.)
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1055103JEFFERSON
What is the typical pavement section for bid #0200, item no. 03240, Base Failure Repair?
A Special Note for Base Failure Repair will be added and it includes the materials and their depths.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1046102JEFFERSON
How is traffic to be maintained in a three lane section when you diamond grind / saw and seal in lane #2 for a 3 lane section of roadway?
The diamond grinding and joint saw/seal in Lane #2 may be completed by reducing the three lane section to one lane from 11 pm – 5 am on Sunday night through Thursday night when lane closures are not prohibited by the proposal or the Engineer
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1055103JEFFERSON
Can the concrete median barrier be precast?
No, the concrete median barrier is to be cast-in-place and constructed as shown in KYTC Standard Drawing No. RBM-050 Concrete Median Barrier Fixed-form or Slip-form (Permanent) (50” Tall Wall) and section 508 of Kentucky 2008 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2954203KENTON
Will the Special Provisions for Each Railroad (CSX and Norfolk Southern) be made available under Project Related Information or will they be included in the Contract Proposal?
The Special Provisions including Summary Cover Sheet for each railroad will be included in the Contract Proposal.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
On proposal sheet 29- Note 9 says Pavement markers are not to be removed on IR 275. Is the area where the lane lines are to be ground?
The narrow strips ( approx 4”  in width) where the raised pavement markers are located, is not to be ground.  This area however is included in the quantities so the plan quantities are slightly larger than what will be ground.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1050202KENTON, CAMPBELL
The special notes call for pavement to be removed by the saw and lift out method for all the pavement to be replaced on this project.  The 13 inch pavement is spot patching and this removal method seems reasonable in this area.  The 11 inch pavement is for the replacement of the ramps and has cement stabilization for the subgrade beneath the 11 inch pavement.  Since there is not a requirement to keep the existing DGA and subgrade intact beneath the 11 inch pavement that is being replaced, would the Department permit the use pavement breakers to facilitate the removal of this pavement?
Yes, pavement breakers would be permitted where cement stabilization is to be used.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2954203KENTON
Was the Special Note for Inspection Instruments in information notes provided at the Pre-bid meeting on 10/25/2010 removed?
Yes, the Special Note was removed.  The contractor will not be required to provide the inspection instruments for this contract.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1339307WARREN
Line Item 1430 - Item No. 21333ED:  Asphalt Pavement Replacement:  Per plan details, there is a detail for Heavy Duty and Light Duty Paving.  The bid item reflects 1,724 LF of paving to replace, but does not breakdown heavy duty vs. light duty footage.  Please advise how many feet, or where on the plans, each type of paving is wanted.  Reason for question is Heavy Duty requires concrete sub base with 1.5” of asphalt and Light Duty only requires 1.5” of asphalt total.  Please clarify.
The specifications discuss heavy duty to be used when in a state road - See specs sections 02510, paragraph 3.08; 2530, paragraph 3.09; and 02531 paragraphs 3.08. This would apply to areas such as the sewer open cut crossings at Stations 480+70 & 481+15; the water main from station 477+80 to 478+65 and other areas where the state road is being disturbed by utility construction.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1339307WARREN
Line Item 1190 - Item No. 02220: Flowable Fill:  Where is this material planned to be used?  The reason for the question is because if the flowable fill is planned to be placed in asphalt roadways or parking lots, we will not need to include stone refill in our bid as an incidental item to the pipe install.
Flowable fill is to be used for backfill of trenches under pavement located inside State right of way.  See specs sections 02510, paragraph 3.05, item D; 2530, paragraph 3.06, item D; and 02531 paragraphs 3.05, item D.  This is also detailed on drawing sheet U18 in the “Typical Backfilling and Bedding Methods” Detail.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1339307WARREN
May the  40 ft of 18" bore and jack at 454+59, 43 ft of 30"  bore and jack at 465+65, 50 ft of 30"  bore and jack at 471+72, 40 ft of 15"  bore and jack at 489+40 & 40 ft of 15" bore and jack at 496+80 be used as the carrier for the storm water or is a larger encasement pipe required in addition ?
The pipe used for boring and jacking may be used as the carrier pipe in these areas.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1339307WARREN
Does Special Note 11E apply to the Bore and Jack bid items on these projects.
Yes
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1339307WARREN
Line Item 1320 - Item No. 03551:  Tapping Sleeve and Valve:  What size is the tapping sleeve and valve?  Is this for water line or sewer line?  Reason for question is there are three (3) other bid items that indicate the size of tapping sleeve and valve wanted, but this item does not.
Please see quantity sheet U26.  For bid item 3551, the size is 10”x10”x4” tapping sleeve, 4” valve and valve box.  All the sewer force main connections are dry connections.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1339307WARREN
There will be a need for some concrete paving replacement in parking lots.  There is currently no pay item for this item.  Are we to assume this is an incidental to the pipe pay item?
There is only 1 concrete entrance and the utility relocation does not impact that area.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
The waterline relocations need to take place before the drainage and north side roadway(Phase 1) can be constructed. The 20” and 30” casing pipe will require rock removal and the plans call for open cut for installation. It doesn’t seem practical to install the southern portion of these casing pipes in rock under traffic. Shouldn’t the southern portion of these casing pipes be bored and jacked?
The work is to be done a night.  A note will be added to sheet R28 to address this.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
At Sta. 82+15, the Pipe Drainage Summary indicates 128.4 sy of geotextile fabric Ty IV for pipe.  If this pipe is to be Bored and Jacked why the need for fabric?
Fabric will not be necessary for the pipe that is bored and jacked.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2909316HOPKINS
Is the quantity for concrete overlay—latex correct?
The quantity for concrete overlay-latex was checked and the Department is satisfied with the quantity.  Please note according to the notes on page 6 of 65 of the proposal that the partial depth slab repair is included in the quantity for concrete overlay-latex.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1343312MEADE
Will the contractor be responsible for the removal of the building at parcel 46?
Yes, payment will be incidental to clearing and grubbing.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
Concerning Supplementary Specification-Water Main Replacement-Page SS-2, the note "Bagging and disposal of asbestos cement pipe will be completed under a separate contract with the Louisville Water Company." Will the contractor be responsible for the cost of the separate contract for removal or will Louisville Water Company? If the contractor is responsible, does Louisville Water Company have an estimated cost?
Bid according to the contract documents.  This item will be addressed during construction.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
May the 67.3 ft of 24" bore and jack at 82+15 be used as the carrier for the storm water or is a larger encasement pipe required in addition ?
The pipe used for boring and jacking may be used as the carrier pipe in this location.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
Does Special Note 11E apply to the Bore and Jack bid items on these projects.
Yes
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2909316HOPKINS
There is no bid item for approach pavement.  Could this be added?
This project requires removal of an existing overlay before the new overlay.  Thus, a change in elevation is not anticipated.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2351315BOONE
Page #7 of the proposal shows an area that #2 Stone is required. Is this incidental?
No, a bid item for Crushed Aggregate Size No 2 will be added.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1343312MEADE
Has the building at parcel 46 been checked for asbestos?
Yes, it has been checked and cleared.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
Can a profile be given from for the 4" Force Main?  What is the average depth?
A profile is not available. The minimum depth and typical depth is 42 inches, 18 inch clearance for utility crossings, and 36 inches at creek crossings.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
Removal of portions of the existing structure is required for construction. Should a bid item be added for the removal of concrete masonry?
The removal is to be incidental as per the Completion of the Structure note on sheet S2.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
Concerning item code 08905,  “Crash Cushion Type VI Class CT”, can a Type VI Class BT Crash Cushion be used in lieu of the Class CT?
Yes
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
The 16" casing for water line is required at sta. 103+40 but there is no bid item.
The 30” Casing Pipe quantity will be reduced to 160 LF and 63 Lf of 16” Casing Pipe will be added. An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
On plan sheet R2a Detail B shows 18" Keyway - should this be a bid item?
The 18” keyway is considered edge key and will be paid under bid code 02585, Edge Key.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
Is flowable fill required where water and sanitary sewers cross the existing roadway?
An addendum adding flowable fill will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
On plan sheet R18, the storm pipe labels are shown but not the pipelines.
An addendum with the labels will be posted to the website
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
On plan sheet R2d, item code 2599, lists 161,712 SQYD. This is 79,366 SQYD more than the quantity on plan R2e. Where is the additional geotextile required?
The quantity on R2d will be corrected and will match the quantity on R2e. The quantity of geotextile fabric will be adjusted. An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
Bore and jack 24" pipe is required at sta. 82+15 but there is no bid item.
An addendum adding the bid item will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1309311BULLITT
On plan sheet R28 under REMOVAL OF PAVEMENT MARKINGS shows that temp markings on ultimate pavement should be "Removable Lane Tape".  There is some of this to be used in Phase 2 so should there be a bid item for removable tape?
This item will be incidental to the item Maintain and Control Traffic.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2909316HOPKINS
On item 03171 Temporary Concrete Barrier type 9T,  will TL-3/TL-4 temporary steel barrier be an acceptable alternative?
No.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2909316HOPKINS
Due to the potential of full depth over the railroad, will a catch platform be required and to what specs?  Who will be responsible for railroad flaggers?  Will railroad insurance be required?
The Contractor is responsible for any and all payment to the Railroad for flagmen and any other requirements that P&L may have.  P&L will charge the contractor $63.72/hour for the flagman.  At a minimum, a flagman will be required during the removal of the existing overlay and partial depth removal areas in the center span of the bridge.  Insurance requirements for Railroad Involvement are described on page 63/65 of the proposal.  The contact for the railroad is G.F. Gupton at P&L Railroad (270) 444-4300.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2974400GRAYSON
The existing pavement is not wide enough to run traffic on as you approach the bridge (10’ Minimum Lane) due to a “drop off” on a couple of the corners.  How is this to be handled?
The Department will construct tapers on the bridge corners where the “drop offs” exist prior to work on the contract.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2974400GRAYSON
The note on page 8 of 59 states the approach and departure wedge is incidental to the armored edge.  What is line no. 0120, Cl 2 Asph Surf 0.38D PG 64-22, to be used for?
The Cl 2 Asph Surf 0.38D PG 64-22 bid item is for the approach and departure wedge. An addendum with a revised Special Note for Bridge Restoration and Waterproofing with Concrete Overlays will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1330100CRITTENDEN
How many recovery act signs will be needed for this project?
One recovery sign will be needed.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2991319HOPKINS
Is the quantity for concrete overlay—latex correct?
The quantity for concrete overlay-latex was checked and the Department is satisfied with the quantity.  Please note according to the notes on page 6 of 65 of the proposal that the partial depth slab repair is included in the quantity for concrete overlay-latex.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-2909316HOPKINS
Is a wedge required ONLY if “the contractor …damages the approach & departure pavement due to his construction”?
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1042101PIKE
The Q/A #6 within the Pre Bid minutes states that this is  a union job. The proposal does not include a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). Please clarify whether or not this is a mandatory union project or whether an open shop contractor can bid/construct this project.
This is not a mandatory union project.  The minutes will be updated.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1336106BUTLER
Can the Type VI Class BT attenuators be substituted for the Type VI, Class CT impact attenuators?
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1042101PIKE
On page 9 of 34 of the Special Note for Retaining Walls, Table 1 - MSE Wall Design Criteria & Parameters.For the Minimum Reinforcement Length - What is the definition of "Main walls"?
In Table 1 of the "Special Note for Retaining Walls", the minimum reinforcement lengths for the "main walls" refer to MSE reinforcement connected to panels that are in the portions of the MSE Walls where the wall facing is parallel to "Ramp B".
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1336106BUTLER
There are  4 “Permanent” Type VI Class C impact attenuators that are tying in to guardrail.  Is this correct?
No, those bid items are incorrect.  The correct bid item is Crash Cushion Ty VI Class CT.  An addendum will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1333103JEFFERSON
Due to the lane restrictions and time allowed to complete the project a railroad flagman may be needed on a day by day or a weekend basis. If flagging is suspended it may take up to 10 days to obtain a flagman. ( See page 221 scheduling and notification) Is the railroad aware of this schedule?
It is the contractor's responsibility to contact the railroad and submit a work plan and required flagging schedule as soon as possible after the project is awarded. It is the contractors responsibility to work out any details with the rail company with contingencies built in to avoid conflicts during construction.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1333103JEFFERSON
Where are the specifications for joint sealants?
Those specifications are in Section 807.03.01 of the Kentucky 2008 Standard Specifications.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1336106BUTLER
Items 110 Special Header Curb has been changed to Asphalt Wedge Curb but the pay item says concrete.  Is the curb to be asphalt or concrete?
The wedge curb is asphalt.  The supplemental description, concrete, was inadvertently left when the addendum was issued.  Please disregard.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1042101PIKE
Line number 0300, bid Item 02622 Riffle Structure-Gabion is listed as 76 Each.  There is a typical detail on plan sheet R44A for this item that also lists the pay as Each. The "DITCH CONSTRUCTION CHART" on sheet R22 lists the units for gabions as CY and the quantity as 213.  What is the correct bid item, Unit of Measure, and Quantity?
The bid item 02622, Riffle Structure-Gabion with a quantity of 76 Each is correct.  The Ditch Construction Chart on sheet R22 will be corrected.  An addendum will be posted on the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1045111HARRISON
The proposal (page 4 of 109) has 80 working days.  The plans (sheet R13) have 90 calendar days beginning when the local schools close for summer.  Which is correct?
Revised Answer:  The completion date will be revised to 9/30/2011.  An addendum will be posted to the website.  The road closure of KY 356 will be limited to 90 calendar days as detailed on sheet R13.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1336106BUTLER
This project has one large cut at M.P. 30 for the Excavation Item for this project.  This cut area is within 20' of the paved shoulder this material in the cut will need to be drilled and shot.  Will this area need temporary concrete barrier wall?
An addendum adding additional “Install Temp Con Med Barr” and crash cushion for the cut area will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1333103JEFFERSON
Would the transportation cabinet consider paying the costs of the railroad flagman on this project?
The contract between KYTC and the railroad was set up for the contractor to pay for the flagging and that cannot be changed now.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-4030112BARREN
The project number on the proposal is HSIP 9010 (031) and the EBS file has HSIP 9010 (028).  Which is correct?
The correct number is HSIP 9010 (028).
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1336106BUTLER
In the proposal, Cross Sections View of the special concrete header curb shows guardrail post installed through the existing pavement. Is this correct? Will the existing pavement need to be drilled for post installation?
Guardrail will actually be installed into DGA shoulders.  No drilling for post installation is anticipated.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1042101PIKE
The “Special Note for Culvert Foundations” in Addendum 1 specifies a concrete bottom in the precast concrete arch culvert alternate and a bearing capacity of 10 ksf.  Will the Cabinet accept concrete strip foundations designed to accommodate a 10 ksf bearing capacity and a tolerate a differential settlement up to 2”?
No, the Department will not accept that.  Please bid according to the Special Note for Culvert Foundations.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1042101PIKE
Will there be a minimum time to include in the CPM for monitoring of the MSE wall?  What if the time for monitoring exceeds the amount in the CPM?
The CPM needs to have a minimum of 90 days built in for the monitoring of the MSE wall.  The contract time may be amended if the monitoring time exceeds the time scheduled in the initial CPM, and the contractor’s design was adequate and contract requirements were met.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1333103JEFFERSON
Is the 4’ minimum grinding pass on the shoulder included in the job quantities or is it incidental to the grinding?
The 4’ minimum grinding pass on the shoulder is included in the job quantities.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1042101PIKE
Plan Cross Sections show that embankment is to be placed at approximately  Sta 365+00 to 370+00 Rt. Is this Embankment required, or can contractor elect not to place material in this area to the grades shown on the cross sections?
The contractor may chose not to place material in this area, as long as the area is graded for proper drainage.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1333103JEFFERSON
Please clarify who is responsible to pay for Railroad Flagging.  Also, who is responsible for the "Preliminary Engineering, Construction Engineering, etc." fees listed on page 211?
KYTC has two separate Railroad contracts on this project. CSX has an agreement with the Cabinet for preliminary and construction engineering(pages 210-214) and the Cabinet pays these charges (inclusion of these pages was not necessary as it refers to specifics of the Cabinet’s agreement with CSX). The cost of the flagging and invoicing administrative charges as shown on Page 215 is the responsibility of the contractor. RJ Corman has a similar agreement as shown on page 230 (this page shows both engineering and flagging costs and should be included, though engineering costs can be disregarded since they are not applicable to the road contractor). The Cabinet pays for all preliminary and construction engineering (and associated administrative charges) while the contractor is responsible for any flagging and administrative charges associated with invoicing for flagging.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1042101PIKE
The Shop Branch Bridge Pier Stems are shown in the drawings to be constructed with construction joints every 18 feet.  The Gardiner Fork Pier Columns are shown in the drawings to be constructed with construction joints every 16 feet with the exact location dependent on the actual heights. Can the contractor eliminate construction joints provided capabilities are shown to construct the unit in larger segments?
Yes, but the contractor is required to maintain splice lengths for reinforcement shown in the plans.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1333103JEFFERSON
Due to this project being scheduled during “cold weather” concreting conditions, will KYTC allow the use of special concrete mix designs to facilitate the required strengths in the allotted timeframe? The current prescription mixes in the specifications will most likely not provided opening strengths within the allotted closure time.
The department will require that the contractor meet the strength requirements and completion dates that are specified in the contract/bid items.  Any additional means and methods anticipated to meet temperature  requirements to obtain strength should be considered when bidding.  Any additional cost incurred to modify the mixes will be considered incidental to the bid item  JPC Pavement-10 In/24.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1333103JEFFERSON
Could you please clarify the phasing/completion date.  Page 68 (and 101) states completion of project from beginning to Old Henry Rd is April 1, 2011 then the remainder is September 1, 2011 yet the phasing on page 71-73 seems to be going from the beginning of the project to the end of the project.  If the completion of April 1 is correct, does that just include the pavement repairs and diamond grinding in the winter months or "ALL" work including bridges, saw and seal, striping, etc.. up to Old Henry Rd?
ALL work including bridges, saw and seal, striping, etc should be complete from beginning of project to Old Henry by April 1, 2011.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1333103JEFFERSON
Could you please tell me if there is existing bridge plans
Please contact Richard Powell in the Division of Structural Design at (502) 564-4560.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1333103JEFFERSON
Will the contractor be allowed to use pavement breakers and dig out the larger patches instead of pulling the slabs?
No, the contractor will not be allowed to use a pavement breaker to remove the larger patches.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1334203KENTON
Special Notes for JPC Pavement Diamond Grinding Rehabilitation Section III. C. (Concrete Pavement Removal and Replacement) on sheet 46 of 258 requires the removal for full depth repairs using the saw cut and lift method so as not to disturb the underlying base.  Would the cabinet consider allowing the contractor to break the pavement in place and dig out where cement stabilization is required?  The base course will not need to be left undisturbed as the cement stabilization will mix cement into the existing base to a depth of 12  inches and the reshape the base once compaction is achieved.
Yes.  In areas where the subgrade will be stabilized the contractor may elect to remove the existing concrete by breaking the pavement.  Saw cuts around the perimeter should still be made to minimize damage to adjacent concrete pavement that will not be replaced.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1334203KENTON
Note 12 on sheet 53 of the proposal calls out “A partial depth patch to repair the pavement at the removal locations  shall be considered incidental to “ remove Pavement Marker TY V.. Partial Depth Concrete Pavement Repairs refers us to the Division of Materials List of Approved Materials for Rapid or Very Rapid Hardening Repair Patch, is this acceptable?
Materials used to repair areas that are disturbed from Type V Pavement Marker Removal should come from the Division of Materials List of Approved Materials.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1334203KENTON
Concerning bid item no. 23394EC  "Crash Cushion Type VI Class C  TL3-1"  and bid item no. 23979EC  "Crash Cushion Type VI Class C  TL3" .  Are these permanent crash cushions that stay in place when the job is over or are they intended to be temporary crash cushions that are removed and remain the property of the contractor at the end of the job?  What does the designation "  -1"  mean?
Yes, these are permanent crash cushions. The “-1” means the backup system is connected to something other than concrete.  See RBC-110 for details.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1335204HART, LARUE
Can the Type VI Class BT attenuators be substituted for the Type VI, Class CT impact attenuators?
Yes.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1334203KENTON
Due to the hot mix asphalt quantities being greater than 3,000 tons along with a completion date of 2011, will there be an asphalt and fuel adjustment set up for this project?
Standard Specification 109.07 will apply.  The adjustment bid items will be included by supplemental agreement, if necessary.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1334203KENTON
There are 3 bid items for clean culvert and only 1 location in the bid documents.  Where are the other 2 locations?
There is only 1 culvert to be cleaned (8’ X 6’ as shown on sheet 38 of 258 in the proposal).  An addendum removing 2 of the clean culvert bid items will be posted to the website.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1335204HART, LARUE
The item 760 bid code 23394EC calls for 4 “Permanent” Type VI Class C impact attenuators that are tying into guardrail, with 4 relocates and 5 Remove Crash Cushions.  Is this correct?
No, the bid item code 23394EC is incorrect. The correct bid item is Crash Cushion Ty VI Class CT. An addendum will be posted to the website. Also, the quantity of "remove crash cushion" is for the removal of the crash cushions in the median at bridge piers at underpasses as shown on the guardrail summary.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1334203KENTON
On page 45, section II, Item F of the proposal, the note states (PAVEMENT MARKINGS – 6 INCH TAPE.), then proceeds to reference HD-21 6 inch paint for permanent striping. Please clarify whether the striping will be tape or paint.
The permanent striping will be HD-21 paint.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1335204HART, LARUE
In the proposal, Cross Sections View of the special concrete header curb shows guardrail post installed through the existing pavement. Is this correct? Will the existing pavement need to be drilled for post installation?
Guardrail will actually be installed into DGA shoulders.  No drilling for post installation is anticipated.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
10-1334203KENTON
Where are the specifications for joint sealants?
Those specifications are in Section 807.03.01 of the Kentucky 2008 Standard Specifications.
1/22/2014 8:45 AM
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