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18-2032306Casey
The proposal says to place a chip seal but the bid item is for a scrub seal.  Please advise. 
The Department intends to use the scrub seal emulsion without brooming the material.
1/9/2018 3:37 PM
18-2052310Harlan
The proposal says to place a chip seal but the bid item is for a scrub seal.  Please advise. 
The Department intends to use the scrub seal emulsion without brooming the material.
1/9/2018 3:37 PM
18-2052310Harlan
The proposal list three emulsions that may be used depending on if the road has been crack sealed.  Can the Department clarify if the roads are crack sealed and determine the grade(s) of emulsion to be used?
Projects will not be crack sealed prior to application.  Please use CMS-1P or CMS-1PC for the chip seal emulsion.
1/10/2018 9:31 AM
18-2048404Leslie
The proposal list three emulsions that may be used depending on if the road has been crack sealed.  Can the Department clarify if the roads are crack sealed and determine the grade(s) of emulsion to be used?
Projects will not be crack sealed prior to application.  Please use CMS-1P or CMS-1PC for the chip seal emulsion.
1/10/2018 9:31 AM
18-2018406Pendleton
The proposal list three emulsions that may be used depending on if the road has been crack sealed.  Can the Department clarify if the roads are crack sealed and determine the grade(s) of emulsion to be used?
Projects will not be crack sealed prior to application.  Please use CMS-1P or CMS-1PC for the chip seal emulsion.
1/10/2018 9:32 AM
18-1003100Perry
Can the material generated by the clearing and grubbing operation be burned on site?
Yes, however, all state and/or local regulations and ordinances must be followed.
1/10/2018 9:40 AM
18-1203101Jessamine
Can the material generated by the clearing and grubbing operation be burned on site?
Burning will be allowed if local fire code and regulations permit. All state and/or local ordinances must be followed.
1/10/2018 11:46 AM
18-1003100Perry
Will the Department provide the wall thickness to use for the 66” AND 72” steel casing?
Item 21661ES706 - 66 inch bore & jack pipe will require a wall thickness of 0.938 inches. Item 23127EN – 72 inch bore & jack pipe will require a wall thickness of 1.00 inches.
1/11/2018 1:51 PM
18-2032306Casey
Please clarify the intent of bid item 00103 Asphalt Seal Coat.
The bid item is incorrect.  An addendum will be posted to remove the bid item and add the correct item.
1/11/2018 1:52 PM
18-2053328Whitley
Do bid items 02676 MOBILIZATION FOR MILL & TEXT and 02677 ASPHALT PAVE MILLING & TEXTURING apply to both alternates?
No, an addendum will be posted to revise the bid items.
1/11/2018 3:19 PM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Since two independent projects have been grouped into one contract, would there be any items or quantities which will be eliminated or decreased?
If any work or quantity is altered, the payment for those bid items shall be based on Section 109 of the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.
1/11/2018 3:20 PM
18-2038407Perry
Page 10 of the proposal states removal of thermoplastic markings is incidental, however, there is a bid item to remove thermoplastic arrows. Please clarify how thermoplastic marking removal will be paid.
An addendum will be posted to remove the bid item.  Thermoplastic marking removal will be incidental to the new surface.
1/11/2018 3:20 PM
18-2052310Harlan
The project specifies an asphalt seal aggregate with a gradation size of 9-M. However, there are no local aggregate sources that produce the material. Would the Department also accept an aggregate with a gradation size of #8?
No.  The department will require an aggregate passing the 9-M gradation specifications.
1/11/2018 4:41 PM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Can the material generated by the clearing and grubbing operation be burned on site?
Prior to burning any debris on right of way, the contractor shall adhere to all state and local laws, secure appropriate permits, follow Section 107 of KY Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and obtain written approval from the Engineer for each specific location.
1/12/2018 10:52 AM
18-2016408Harrison
How long will should the chip seal application be open to traffic before the final surface is applied?
Once the chip/scrub seal surface is complete, the final riding surface shall be applied within 3-5 days.
1/12/2018 11:11 AM
18-2019320Pendleton
How long will should the chip seal application be open to traffic before the final surface is applied?
Once the chip/scrub seal surface is complete, the final riding surface shall be applied within 3-5 days.
1/12/2018 11:11 AM
18-2031322Robertson
How long will should the chip seal application be open to traffic before the final surface is applied?
Once the chip/scrub seal surface is complete, the final riding surface shall be applied within 3-5 days.
1/12/2018 11:11 AM
18-2014405Owen
How long will should the chip seal application be open to traffic before the final surface is applied?
Once the chip/scrub seal surface is complete, the final riding surface shall be applied within 3-5 days.
1/12/2018 11:11 AM
18-1003100Perry
Regarding Item 23791EC – “Pave Striping-Chevron Markings”, please clarify if this item is paint or thermoplastic.
The item will be thermoplastic.
1/16/2018 10:24 AM
18-1003100Perry
Will the cross-hatching that is indicated on the striping plans be included in the chevron markings or will there be a separate bid item issued?  Please clarify if paint or thermoplastic.
The cross hatching has been quantified in Item 6545 Pavement Striping-Thermo-8” Yellow.
1/16/2018 10:47 AM
18-1003100Perry
Regarding Items 06530 and 06533 – “Pave Striping Removal 4 In & 12 In, please clarify if paint or thermoplastic is to be removed and specify the method of removal.
The 4 Inch Pave Striping Removal item is for Paint and the 12 Inch Pave Striping Removal is for Thermoplastic.  Please see Plan Sheet R69 – Note 8. REMOVAL OF PAVEMENT MARKINGS for the removal methods.
1/16/2018 10:50 AM
18-1003100Perry
Please clarify what is intended with the electrical upgrades on the pump stations.
Upgrades include new control panels, generator hookups and double throw disconnects.  Meter bases and poles with service entrance and platforms should be in place and reusable.
1/16/2018 10:51 AM
18-1003100Perry
There is a note on Drawing No. 27767 stating shoring will be required to maintain the limits of the Commercial Drive/Parking Lot during construction of the retaining wall.  It appears there is very little room to install any type of shoring between the edge of the foundation and the back of the guardrail, not to mention an existing underground utility in the area as well.  It is unlikely that traditional shoring methods will work in this area.  Did the design engineer consider the cost impacts of this when typing the note?
The intent of the note is to require the Contractor to make every reasonable effort to maintain as much of the existing commercial parking and access along Willie’s Way as possible during all phases of construction.   Under no circumstances shall the Contractor impact the businesses above the wall to the degree that it prohibits their normal operations.   If the utility presents an issue, the Contractor can coordinate with the Utility Company concerning possible relocation.
1/16/2018 10:51 AM
18-1003100Perry
For Perry County's Sanitation District # 1 there are bid items that appear to be missing.  What are the 6 submersible sewer pumps for?
The bid items will be added by addendum. The six (6) submersible sewer pumps are replacement pumps for the Combs pump station (2), Cherokee Hills pump station (2) and Frogtown pump station (2).  These are in conjunction with the pump station rehab required for these pump stations due to the rerouting of the sewer lines for this project.
1/16/2018 10:52 AM
18-1003100Perry
Will the Deartment make the AGI 32 Files available?
Yes, they will be posted in Project Related Information.
1/17/2018 12:47 PM
18-1003100Perry
Are the Lighting Plan CAD files available?
Yes.  The CAD drawings are available for download at the KYTC digital planroom. They are located in the Supplemental File download.
1/17/2018 12:48 PM
18-1004300Bracken
Rideability Category A is specified on this project.  Due to the lengths of the individual sections and the piece-meal manner in which the base paving has to be constructed, should Category A Rideability apply to this work?
The Department will not require rideability for this project.
1/17/2018 12:48 PM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Will the Department consider removing the note calling for no joint gaps with HDPE pipe from the plans?
For HDPE pipes with a bell and spigot connection the Department will accept joint installation in accordance with manufacturer’s published recommended procedures up to a 2 inch separation.  Separations greater than 2 inches will require correction or lining of pipe string with suitable approved liner.
1/17/2018 12:49 PM
18-2026330Woodford
On Page 20 of the proposal under Changeable Message Signs, it state the department will furnish, operate and maintain Portable Changeable Message Signs.   There is, however, a bid item for 2 changeable message signs.   Will the department or contractor be providing the changeable message signs?
The contractor will provide the Changeable Message Signs.
1/17/2018 12:50 PM
18-2049311Jackson
The proposal states to microsurface the shoulders but there are rumble strips in the shoulders and no rumble strips are going back.  Is this correct?
Yes.
1/17/2018 12:51 PM
18-2026330Woodford
Multiple projects with the Department in a different district last year required the contractor to obtain railroad entry permits, railroad protective insurance, and pay for railroad flaggers on projects that work was to be performed within 50 foot of the rail crossing.  Will this project begin within 50 foot of the rail and will the contractor be required to obtain the same permits, insurance, and flaggers?
The Department will not be requiring the contractor to obtain permits, insurance, etc.
1/17/2018 12:52 PM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Will the Deartment make the AGI 32 Files available?
Yes, they will be posted in Project Related Information.
1/17/2018 12:53 PM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Are the Lighting Plan CAD files available?
Yes.  The CAD drawings are available for download at the KYTC digital planroom. They are located in the Supplemental File download.
1/17/2018 12:53 PM
18-1004300Bracken
There is no mention of the clearing restriction due to Indiana bat inhabitation.  Is this area clear of this restriction?
Tree clearing restrictions do not apply to this project.
1/17/2018 12:54 PM
18-2025319Montgomery
Is a scrub seal required for both the microsurfacing and thinlay alternates?
Yes.
1/17/2018 1:26 PM
18-2051302Bell
Do all the crossovers and turn lanes get treated with microsurfacing?
No. The crossovers and turn lanes will not be microsurfaced.
1/17/2018 3:38 PM
18-4002104Bell
The proposal states the second course of the seal coat aggregate is to be size #9M.  That size is not readily available from local producers and a size #8 has been acceptable in the past.  Will the #8’s be allowed in lieu of the #9M’s on this project?
No. Size 9Ms will be required.
1/18/2018 7:41 AM
18-2601410Breckinridge, Hardin, Larue
There are 340.2 linear feet of Eliminate Transverse Joints, however, there are NO details of that work.  Please advise.
An addendum will be posted to add the detail drawings.
1/18/2018 11:35 AM
18-2017305Campbell
Will there be Asphalt Pave Milling & Texturing needed along the slotted drains and around the catch basins in the center of the road?
Yes.  An addendum will be posted to revise the quantity.
1/18/2018 12:25 PM
18-2950411McCracken
In regards to the Transportation and Recycling section of proposal, is there a list of registered Hazmat transporters on your website?
No. The Department does not have a list of approved Hazmat transporters.  See Special Note for Waste Management and Special Note for Recyclable Surface Preparation Residue Management for all requirements concerning waste.
1/18/2018 1:26 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
Will the required 7% DBE participation apply to the total bid amount (including alternate pavement bid adjustment amounts), or the actual contract amount (bid amount NOT including alternate pavement bid adjustment amounts)?
The DBE participation will apply to the actual contract amount not including the pavement adjustment amounts.
1/18/2018 3:35 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
When hauling materials to/from the construction project, will the contractor be able to haul materials up to 80,000 LB gross weight without a permit in accordance with KRS 189.221(6), or will specifically posted weight limits on bridges through material haul routes be enforced?
Posted bridge weight limits will be enforced.
1/18/2018 3:35 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
Primary Completion Date on the front page of the proposal lists 11/30/2019 as primary completion date, while SPECIAL NOTE FOR COMPLETION DATE (page 24) lists fixed completion date of October 15, 2019.  Please clarify.
The correct completion date is November 30, 2019.  An addendum will be posted to revise the note on page 24 of the proposal.  
1/18/2018 3:36 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
Question:
The project utility notes mention that an existing six inch “AC” water main is located along and adjacent to Ky. 39 from approximate STA 21+50 to approximate STA 63+50, with the existing line to be abandoned and left in place.  There is only a vague statement that the “highway contractor should be aware of the possibility of encountering the material, and of the necessary disposal procedures”, but without any specific responsibility given for the contractor or others should the “AC” line be encountered during roadway construction.  Rather than requiring contractors to include considerable incidental guesswork/contingency quantities & costs to their bid (for work that may or may not actually be required), could the KYTC include as a prudent measure an added pay item with reasonable quantity for removal/disposal of “AC” pipe (typically 21655EN--REMOVE ASBESTOS PIPE)?
An addendum will be posted to add a bid item for the removal of asbestos pipe.
1/18/2018 3:37 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
Can additional design, materials, geotechnical, construction information be provided for the sound barrier wall (typically special notes and geotechnical information)?
Notes for the Wall will be added by addendum. As stated in the notes, the Department did not prepare a Geotechnical Report for the Sound Barrier Wall. The Contractor is responsible for obtaining adequate geotechnical  information for the design of the wall and drilled shafts.
1/18/2018 3:37 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
The bid quantities include 21,010 TONS of #2 stone identified for “SUBGRADE WORKING PLATFORMS”.  Understanding that subgrade is the surface on which pavement is to be placed, and with other project quantities for ROCK ROADBED, is it actually the KYTC’s intent for the 21,010 TONS of #2 stone to be used for embankment foundation stabilization platforms as referenced by note #10 of the geotechnical notes?  If so, can estimated project locations with quantities be provided for the embankment foundation stabilization platform work?
The geotechnical report issued 12/13/2017 recommended inclusion of contingency quantities for construction of a “subgrade working platform”.  The report recommended establishing quantities based on 1,500 linear feet of roadway.  This quantity will be in addition to any Aggregate that will be used for the rock roadbed and/or the top 1 foot of subgrade for KY 39.
1/18/2018 3:38 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
The bid quantities include 100 TONS of #2 stone identified for “ANTICIPATED SINKHOLE TREATMENT“, with 800 CY for GRANULAR EMBANKMENT for “ANTICIPATED SINKHOLE TREATMENT” also.  Would it be prudent for the Department to re-evaluate the need for both of these bid items/quantities?
This item was established as a contingency quantity if sinkholes are encountered. 
1/18/2018 3:38 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
Is a Material Transfer Vehicle required on this project?
Yes.
1/18/2018 3:39 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
Would it be prudent for the Department to re-evaluate the correctness of the various erosion control bid quantities?
Erosion Control items were estimated utilizing Department guidelines when this project was being developed.
1/18/2018 3:39 PM
18-4002104Crittenden
The Traffic Control Plan on page 63 of 280 of the proposal states that construction signs that remain in place for more than 3 days will be measured and paid.  No bid item for Temporary Signs exists.  Will a bid item for temporary signs be added?
Yes.  An addendum will be posted to add the bid item.
1/18/2018 3:40 PM
18-2003332Various
The heading on pages 32-36 of the proposal denotes Durable Paint Striping 4 Inch Lines. Will the 4 inch striping under this contract be durable striping?
No, the headings are incorrect.  The 4 inch lines will not be Durable striping.  See paint specifications on page 10 of the proposal.
1/18/2018 4:02 PM
18-4300103Various
It appears the quantity for line item 0090 Install LED BEACON-12 IN is incorrect.  Please verify the quantity.
An addendum will be posted to revise the quantity.
1/19/2018 1:15 PM
18-1004300Bracken
Page 120 of the proposal has a list of approved contractors for the Bracken County Water District relocation. It is stated that only contractors that have been pre-approved by the water district can perform the work. Do these contractors also have to be pre-qualified by the Department to work on this project?
No.
1/19/2018 1:19 PM
18-1004300Bracken
Is there a list of pre-approved contractors for the City of Brooksville Gas, and if so, do these contractors have to be pre-qualified by the Department?
There is not a list of pre-approved contractors for the City of Brooksville Gas.  The utility work can be completed by the prime contractor. If the prime contractor chooses to subcontract the work, the subcontractor shall be prequalified with the KYTC Division of Construction Procurement in the work type of “Utilities” (I33). 
1/19/2018 1:20 PM
18-2055339Taylor
Will the Department be supplying MASH guardrail materials for these projects or will they be supplying the typical Strong post materials as installed on previous projects?
The Department will furnish guardrail elements, radius rail, and steel posts in general conformance to Section 814 and the Sepia Drawings, but may vary in some respects, such as gage, pre-punched hole patterns, etc.   These will be recycled/regalvanized items from the Departments existing stock as installed on previous projects.  The contractor shall punch additional post bolt slots as required to erect the rail according to the new MASH Sepia Drawings and paint with 2 coats of zinc dust-zinc oxide paint conforming to Federal Specification TT-P641.  The Department will furnish new offset blocks conforming to the new MASH Sepia Drawings.  The Contractor shall erect the guardrail system according to the new MASH Sepia drawings.  The Department will not measure punching post slot holes in guardrail furnished by the Department for payment bur shall be incidental to Guardrail, Steel W Beam Single Face, Install.
1/19/2018 3:26 PM
18-2054338Scott
Will the Department be supplying MASH guardrail materials for these projects or will they be supplying the typical Strong post materials as installed on previous projects?
The Department will furnish guardrail elements, radius rail, and steel posts in general conformance to Section 814 and the Sepia Drawings, but may vary in some respects, such as gage, pre-punched hole patterns, etc.   These will be recycled/regalvanized items from the Departments existing stock as installed on previous projects.  The contractor shall punch additional post bolt slots as required to erect the rail according to the new MASH Sepia Drawings and paint with 2 coats of zinc dust-zinc oxide paint conforming to Federal Specification TT-P641.  The Department will furnish new offset blocks conforming to the new MASH Sepia Drawings.  The Contractor shall erect the guardrail system according to the new MASH Sepia drawings.  The Department will not measure punching post slot holes in guardrail furnished by the Department for payment bur shall be incidental to Guardrail, Steel W Beam Single Face, Install.
1/19/2018 3:27 PM
18-2059337Rowan
Will the Department be supplying MASH guardrail materials for these projects or will they be supplying the typical Strong post materials as installed on previous projects?
The Department will furnish guardrail elements, radius rail, and steel posts in general conformance to Section 814 and the Sepia Drawings, but may vary in some respects, such as gage, pre-punched hole patterns, etc.   These will be recycled/regalvanized items from the Departments existing stock as installed on previous projects.  The contractor shall punch additional post bolt slots as required to erect the rail according to the new MASH Sepia Drawings and paint with 2 coats of zinc dust-zinc oxide paint conforming to Federal Specification TT-P641.  The Department will furnish new offset blocks conforming to the new MASH Sepia Drawings.  The Contractor shall erect the guardrail system according to the new MASH Sepia drawings.  The Department will not measure punching post slot holes in guardrail furnished by the Department for payment bur shall be incidental to Guardrail, Steel W Beam Single Face, Install.
1/19/2018 3:27 PM
18-2018406Pendleton
There appears to be an error in the fog seal quantities. Please verify the quantities and application rate?
The quantity and application rate are incorrect.  An addendum has been posted with the correct information.
1/22/2018 9:46 AM
18-4002104Crittenden
The bid item Culvert Pipe-18" shows a bid quantity of 433 LF, but the plan sheets show a quantity of 133 LF. Which quantity is correct?
The correct quantity is 133 LF.  An addendum has been posted to correct the quantity.
1/22/2018 9:47 AM
18-2048404Leslie
Please clarify the application rate for the fog seal that is listed on page 13 of the proposal.
An addendum has been posted to revise the application rate.
1/22/2018 9:48 AM
18-2048404Leslie
The Asphalt Emulsion for Fog Seal bid quantity seems to be substantially overstated.  Is this quantity correct?
The quantity is incorrect.  An addendum has been posted to correct the quantity.
1/22/2018 9:48 AM
18-4200201Boyd, Greenup, Rowan
Should there be a remove signal equipment bid item for US23 at the KY 693 intersection in Greenup County or will the signal removal be incidental to the new signal head installation?
The signal head removal will be incidental to the installation of the new signal heads.  The existing signal heads shall remain the property of the Department and shall be delivered to the Fleming County Traffic Barn.
1/22/2018 9:49 AM
18-4200201Boyd, Greenup, Rowan
Regarding removing signal equipment for the Rowan Co. KY 32 @ Fraley & Pinecrest Drive intersection, the drawings state to remove the pedestrian detectors, pedestal poles, and heads.  Will the electrical contractor be responsible for the demolition of bases and/or wire?  Will re-installation be included?  Will the material removed be turned over to Department?
For the Rowan Co. KY 32 @ Fraley & Pinecrest Drive intersection, the contractor will be responsible for removing the ped signals, ped detectors, pedestrian pedestal poles, the wiring associated with the pedestrian signals, and the concrete pedestrian signal bases to 1 inch below the existing groundline.  Re-installation of the pedestrian signals is not included.  The pedestrian signals, pedestrian detectors, and pedestrian poles shall remain the property of the Department and shall be delivered to the Fleming County Traffic Barn.
1/22/2018 10:35 AM
18-4002104Crittenden
Some of the pipes designated for lining with the HDPE pipe liner have issues with misaligned or separated dropped joints. In order to maintain as much diameter and flow as possible, would it be acceptable to utilize bid items associated with PVC fold & form pipe liner as an alternative method? 
No, please bid according to the proposal.
1/22/2018 10:36 AM
18-2019320Pendleton
Should the Microsurfacing  alternate have a leveling course bid item?
Yes.  An addendum will be posted to add the quantity. 
1/22/2018 12:41 PM
18-2052310Harlan
A similar project in this letting has a Special Note for Pavement Striping which calls for a temporary stripe to be placed upon initial completion of surface treatment and a permanent stipe installed 2 weeks later.  Should the same note apply to this project in Harlan County?
No.
1/22/2018 12:42 PM
18-2018406Pendleton
A similar project in this letting has a Special Note for Pavement Striping which calls for a temporary stripe to be placed upon initial completion of surface treatment and a permanent stipe installed 2 weeks later.  Should the same note apply to this project in Pendleton County?
No.
1/22/2018 12:43 PM
18-1003100Perry
A Spectrashield coating for the interior of the manholes is specified for the Sanitary Sewer (Page 41 of the proposal). Will a Tnemec brand be considered equivalent and will it need to be applied before setting or after setting manholes?
This question pertains to the City of Hazard Sewer Specifications. The Tnemec Series 218 (min. DFT of 1/16") followed by two coats of Series 435 (min. DFT of 40 mils) would be satisfactory. All coatings shall be installed in the yard per manufacturer's recommendations.  After installation, any damage to the coating shall be repaired in accordance to the manufacturer's recommendations.
1/22/2018 1:32 PM
18-2059337Rowan
The bid item Fabric-Geotextile Type IV has a quantity of 7,820 square yards.  The quantity appears to be incorrect based on the quantity for cribbing that is being installed. Please advise.
An addendum will be posted to revise the quantity.
1/22/2018 3:52 PM
18-1003100Perry
Can you please provide or clarify missing page 1 of 28 on page 282 of 522 of the proposal book. The section seems to be in the middle of another spec section, and it is unclear as to what the section is about.  More information is needed on the Piezoelectric.
Page 1 is unnumbered and is page 282 of the proposal. This section runs from 281 to 315 and covers the quantities and specifications of installing a permanent traffic data acquisition station that will replace an existing station on the project. There are 5 piezoelectric sensors required and their approximate locations are shown on page 281. Specifications for the piezo sensors are listed in 2.17 (page 289). For details on the installation of the piezo sensors refer to section 3.17  (page 301). For details on the piezoelectric sensor bid item, please see 4.13 (page 308). A drawing detail of the piezoelectric sensor installation is shown on page 315.
1/22/2018 4:37 PM
18-1003100Perry
Can you provide section 09960 referred to on page 192 and in the Table of Contents? We could not find it in the Proposal book.
There are 2 erroneous references to this section in the specs. The first reference is in 02733-2 Section 2.02 Specialty Coatings. This section only applies to the last wetwell on the side road at N 3631720.94, E 5661303.81. The coating required is Perma-Shield H2S/Perma-Glaze or equivalent. Surface Preparation SSPC-SP 13/NACE 6 and ICRI Guideline 03732, CSP-5. Surface is Series 218 MortarClad and/or Series 219 MortarCast or equivalent. First coat is Series 434 Perma-Shield H2S or equivalent. Nominal DFT 125 mils. Finish coat is Series 435 Perma-Glaze or equivalent. DFT 15.0 to 20.0 mils. Total DFT over 140 mils. Finish color is 5021 Gray 5022 Beige. The second reference is 15100-1 Section 1.02. This section should read that All pumps and piping should be painted by the manufacturer.  Any touch-up painting required shall adhere to the manufacturer’s specifications.
1/22/2018 4:38 PM
18-1003100Perry
Several spec sections are not in order, for example: section 11310-11 is on page 253 when section 16135-6 is on page 252 and then section 15100 is on page 265. Please clarify if the proposal is correct.
Pages 225 to 252 and 253 to 280 are duplicate spec sections in the Proposal.
1/22/2018 4:38 PM
18-4002104Crittenden
On page 87 of the proposal, the chart lists sections 1-39, with an approximate Linear Footage per section.  The summation of quantities in each column for each size range of trees does not add up to the total line.  What are the units for each size range of trees in the chart?  What is the unit of the total line?
The bid code is 03270 – TREE AND BRUSH REMOVAL and the quantity is 4,300 LF.  The chart gives an idea of the size range and number of trees that are within the limits of the work.  Disregard the total summation for each individual tree size range.  The note at the bottom of the sheet states: “These approximate quantities and sizes are intended to provide a basic context of the level of effort required for the completion of the project. The Contractor will need to work with the Engineer to determine the limits for tree and brush removal within the project limits.”
1/23/2018 9:39 AM
18-2014405Owen
Is bid item Emulsified Asphalt SS-1H the correct bid item?  Is the quantity correct?
The bid item and quantity are not correct.  An addendum will be posted.
1/23/2018 9:51 AM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Note 22 of the geotechnical notes states that pneumatic backstowing shall be paid for at the bid unit price of backstowed material.  Will a bid item be added for this work?
An addendum will be issued to add a bid item and quantity for the pneumatic backstowing.
1/23/2018 2:01 PM
18-2029325Spencer
Will the Department require a minimum amount of time between the completion of the Scrub Seal and the construction of the CL2 Asph Surf No. 4B PG64-22?
Yes, there is a minimum of 3 days before the surface layer is to be applied.
1/23/2018 2:02 PM
18-4300103Various
Are the LED Beacons duplicated by the line item 0040 SIGNAL-12IN? 
Yes, an addendum will be posted to remove the bid item.
1/23/2018 2:03 PM
18-4300103Various
The proposal shows mounting the new signs on Type D slip bases.  There is not a bid item for these setup.  Will a bid item be added?
No, the Type D Slip Bases are incidental to sign installation.
1/23/2018 2:03 PM
18-1202301Harrison
Geotechnical Note 8 (on Sheet No. R27) indicates a fabric-wrapped Embankment Drainage Blanket will be required if conditions warrant. It is assumed the Geotextile Fabric Type IV will be paid via the unit price item in the contract.  How will the Embankment Drainage Blanket be paid?
If needed, Embankment Drainage Blanket will be paid with the bid item “Granular Embankment”.
1/24/2018 8:47 AM
18-2964341Owen
The SPECIAL NOTE FOR MAINTAIN AND CONTROL TRAFFIC on page 14 of the proposal has a measurement and payment section for Portable Changeable Message Sign.  There is no line item in the Proposal Bid Items.  Please clarify?
Contrary to the SPECIAL NOTE FOR MAINTAIN AND CONTROL TRAFFIC, there will be no Portable Changeable Message Signs required.
1/24/2018 8:48 AM
18-4002104Crittenden
Please specify whether material for for bid code 08150 Steel Reinforcement shall be plain steel or epoxy coated.
Epoxy coated steel is not required.
1/24/2018 8:49 AM
18-2031322Robertson
Page 16 of the proposal contains a SPECIAL NOTE FOR THERMOPLASTIC REMOVAL for No.4 thinlay asphalt mixtures.   This project receives a chipseal prior to placement of the asphalt mix.   Since the thermoplastic will not come in contact with the new mix does this note apply?
Yes.
1/24/2018 8:49 AM
18-4002104Crittenden
What is the width for the asphalt seal on the shoulder improvements?  Will asphalt seal be applied to both shoulders in the superelevation improvement areas?  What width will these be?
All locations that are to receive Asphalt Seal, the treatment width will be 2 feet where no guardrail is present and 6 feet where guardrail is present, but not to exceed the width of the installed Crushed Stone Base.  Seal will be applied to “high” side of Superelevation Improvement Sta. 208+30.  Seal will be applied to “high” side of Superelevation Improvement Sta. 238+87.  Seal will be applied to both sides of Superelevation improvement Sta. 328+39. 
1/24/2018 8:51 AM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Item 8-3.20 of this project on plan sheet R228 depicts some conflicting information.  There is a boring that shows a refusal depth of 26’ for a bore hole in the middle of the cut, but the face of the cut depicts limestone face.  There is a separate bore hole in that location that shows a more shallow refusal depth.  This appears to be a mud seam that in the middle of the cut that inaccurately depicts the correct rock elevation.  Based on the observation the information depicted on R228 of the geotechnical plans maybe conflicting and this is a unclassified excavation project, could the RDZ lines on the cross section plans for Ramp C may be higher or different than has been depicted and the volumes of common and rock may be inaccurate?
The geotechnical information at station 316+00 is correct for Ramp C.  The information does not however represent the depth to rock or the base of the RDZ throughout the cut slope. The limestone in this area is highly karst and depths to rock can vary due to fractures/solutioning.  Determining the depth of the RDZ through karst rock formations can be extremely difficult and unpredictable.  Bedrock on the existing ramp is exposed from the ditch up to 10-15’ from the top of the cut slope.  From the rock exposed on the existing slope, the RDZ is more likely be less than 10’-15’ below the surface with the exception of unforeseen locations where the limestone has been solutioned and created deeper pockets of soil, such as the location of the borings drilled at station 316+00.
1/24/2018 9:08 AM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Based on the balance of material in the median, there appears to be a need to provide a significant amount of borrow material from an offsite waste area during phase 1 when there is not access to soil within the disturbed limits.  Should offsite borrow material be required to establish grade in the median, what will the requirements be for the soil classification, plasticity index, etc.
Borrow material, if required for subgrade, shall meet the minimum CBR value of 3 and have a maximum plasticity index (PI) of 20.
1/24/2018 9:08 AM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Item No. 8-6.20 plan sheet 87 of the proposal for the above reference project, it is stated, “Temporary Barrier wall installation will NOT be allowed prior to March 1, 2018.  Engineer may allow prior installation based on District’s choosing.”  The date of March 1 appears to be due to concerns with snow removal activities on main line I75 during the winter months.  With the work on Ramp C being prohibited by notes on the Maintenance of Traffic from Memorial Day to Labor Day, will it be allow by the district to place barrier wall on the ramps and/or Mainline US25 prior to March 1st to expedite the excavation work during winter months?
Temporary Barrier Walls will be allowed to be installed on US 25 and the ramps prior to March 1, 2018, excluding ramp C.
1/24/2018 9:09 AM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Per line item 3510 Lighting Control Equipment, the plan drawing on sheet number T33 show a quantity of ten 10 AMP branch breakers. There is not a 10 AMP breaker.  Will the Department change from a 10 AMP breaker to a 15 AMP breaker and change the Circuit Breaker to 150 AMP and the Contactor to 150 AMP?
Yes, 15 AMP Breakers and 150 AMP Contactor and Circuit Breaker will be acceptable. 
1/24/2018 9:11 AM
18-1203101Jessamine
Will the Department provide contact information for the property owners of parcel  #6,  #12 and #15 for possible excess material disposal sites?
The information can be obtained from Stuart Goodpaster in the District 7 Office.  His contact information is email: stuart.goodpaster@ky.gov, Phone: 859-246-2355.
1/24/2018 9:19 AM
18-2018406Pendleton
Regarding bid item ASPHALT SEAL AGGREGATE – TYPE D (NO. 11), the area supplier does not produce TYPE NO. 11 STONE. Will the Department approve the use of TYPE No. 10 stone for use on the project in lieu of the NO. 11 stone or allow District personnel to provide approval?
No, Type D No. 11 aggregate SHALL be used.
1/24/2018 9:56 AM
18-2028321Pulaski
Can the Department provide more detail on what is to be done for bid item 24963ED Loop Test ( Traffic Loops ) other than what is in the proposal?
All information needed to perform the work can be found on pages 55 and 56 of the proposal and applicable sections of the Standard Specifications.
1/24/2018 9:56 AM
18-1202301Harrison
Would the Department allow the Contractor to alter cut slopes to obtain additional material for borrow operations? 
No, please bid accordingly.
1/24/2018 9:57 AM
18-2018406Pendleton
What is the time between applications of the two chip seal layers?
During the construction of a double chip seal, there is no minimum time lapse between the first layer and the second.  It can all be applied the same day.  The initial layer does require rolling prior to second application.
1/24/2018 11:30 AM
18-1203101Jessamine
SPECIAL NOTE FOR TREE REMOVAL (page 29) indicates trees 5 inches or larger must be cleared by April 1, or else wait until after October 14.  Given that a contract award for the project will be at least two months later than originally planned, will a contract time extension be granted or fees paid by KYTC should conditions not allow sufficient time to clear the trees?  
REVISED: An addendum will be posted to revise the Special Note for Tree Removal.
1/24/2018 1:45 PM
18-4002104Crittenden
Regarding the Special Note for Staking on page 35 of proposal, will the contractor be responsible for providing roadway design drawings to the Department for the 7.371 miles?  Do the drawings submitted for approval need to be certified and stamped by a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Kentucky or will the Department stamp the drawings for approval?
The Contractor will not be required to provide “stamped” plans.  The Contractor must perform the required work as outlined in the note and Section 201 of the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction.  In addition, they must provide the Engineer with information used to verify conformance to the proposed improvements. 
1/24/2018 2:55 PM
18-1202301Harrison
The Utilities and Rail Certification Note (on Page 2 of 4) indicates “Working days will not be charged for those days on which work on Harrison County Water Association, AT&T, and Blue Grass Energy facilities is delayed, as provided in the current edition of the KY SSRBC.”  As this is a fixed-completion date contract, how will contract time adjustments be handled if such delays occur?
Disregard the statement about working days; this is a fixed completion date contract. Contract time adjustments will be handled in accordance with the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction. 
1/24/2018 3:14 PM
18-2029325Spencer
Page 16 of the proposal calls for a 0.1 gal/sy application rate for tack coat on the scrub seal.  We have been told verbally that the rate required will be a “light” rate.  Please clarify.
If applying a thinlay surface over a chip seal layer, follow the general tack oil application rates for constructing a thinlay.  This application rate is 0.1 gal/sy of SS-1H.  If using a trackless tack oil, adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
1/24/2018 3:16 PM
18-4002104Crittenden
Will the Department add bid items for the KPDES permit, BMP plan and inspections?
No, these items will be incidental to other erosion control bid items.
1/24/2018 3:44 PM
18-4002104Crittenden
Will the barrel of the existing box culverts have to be cleaned according to Section 610.03.07 of the Standard Specifications?
Yes.
1/24/2018 3:45 PM
18-1004300Bracken
Upon completion of utility relocation, what coordinate system will be required - project coordinates or GPS?
The record drawings need to be in the project coordinates.  The coordinates are in Single Zone.
1/24/2018 3:59 PM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Would the Department confirm that both bid item 08904 CRASH CUSHION TYPE VI CLASS C - 2 EACH and bid item 23979EC CRASH CUSHION TYPE VI CLASS C TL3 – 1 EACH will be for permanent applications?
Bid item 08904 CRASH CUSHION TYPE VI CLASS C will be a permanent application.  Bid item 23979EC CRASH CUSHION TYPE VI CLASS C TL3 is for a temporary application. 
1/25/2018 9:18 AM
18-2044317Mason
ASPHALT SEAL AGGREGATE – TYPE D (NO. 9M) is bid by the square yard.  The proposal states an application rate of 10-25 lbs per square yard.  Can the Department provide a specific application rate in lieu of what’s in the proposal?  If not, will the Department consider bidding the asphalt seal aggregate by the ton?
No.  The Department will pay the item by the square yard.  The application rate can be estimated based on 17.5 lbs per square yard.
1/25/2018 9:19 AM
18-2019320Pendleton
ASPHALT SEAL AGGREGATE – TYPE D (NO. 9M) is bid by the square yard.  The proposal states an application rate of 10-25 lbs per square yard.  Can the Department provide a specific application rate in lieu of what’s in the proposal?  If not, will the Department consider bidding the asphalt seal aggregate by the ton?
No.  The Department will pay the item by the square yard.  The application rate can be estimated based on 17.5 lbs per square yard.
1/25/2018 9:20 AM
18-2031322Robertson
ASPHALT SEAL AGGREGATE – TYPE D (NO. 9M) is bid by the square yard.  The proposal states an application rate of 10-25 lbs per square yard.  Can the Department provide a specific application rate in lieu of what’s in the proposal?  If not, will the Department consider bidding the asphalt seal aggregate by the ton?
No.  The Department will pay the item by the square yard.  The application rate can be estimated based on 17.5 lbs per square yard.
1/25/2018 9:21 AM
18-2014405Owen
ASPHALT SEAL AGGREGATE – TYPE D (NO. 9M) is bid by the square yard.  The proposal states an application rate of 10-25 lbs per square yard.  Can the Department provide a specific application rate in lieu of what’s in the proposal?  If not, will the Department consider bidding the asphalt seal aggregate by the ton?
No.  The Department will pay the item by the square yard.  The application rate can be estimated based on 17.5 lbs per square yard.
1/25/2018 9:21 AM
18-4002105McCracken
The proposal has a line item for tree and stump removal which provides a quantity and location of 16 each. However, there is no line item for clearing and grubbing of trees within the road relocation limits, nor is there an item for removal of existing asphalt.  Will the Department incorporate a line item for these two items?  If not please clarify how this work will be paid.
All clearing and grubbing and pavement removal will be incidental to roadway excavation/embankment. 
1/25/2018 9:49 AM
18-1001200Rockcastle
For Item No. 8-06.20 plan sheet R76b the asymmetrical wall detail sheet depicts a cast-in-place design as opposed to a slip-form design. Will the Department delete these detail sheets from the plans and replace them with standard drawing RDB-241-02 CONCRETE MEDIAN BARRIER BOX INLET (50” TALL WALL SLIP-FORM)?
No. Both sections of I-75 under this contract (8-06.10 and 8-06.20) shall use sheets R76b and R76c from 8-06.20 for Concrete Median Barrier Box Inlet Asymmetrical Wall Details.
1/25/2018 9:49 AM
18-1001200Rockcastle
On plan sheet R54 and R96b, the note for Wrecker Service requires that the contractor be responsible for disabled vehicle removal.  This responsibility carries some significant penalties if timely reactions are not made by the contractor. Would the Department please consider removing this requirement for the contractor to be responsible to provide a wrecker service?   
No, please bid according to the plans.
1/25/2018 10:52 AM
18-1001200Rockcastle
This project consists of combined plans for Item No. 8-6.10 and Item No. 8-6.20.  Traffic control notes on Item No. 8-6.20 on sheet R96b state “Any striping removal (temp, perm) shall be removed by waterblasting.  Waterblasting and removal of the temporary tape will be incidental to the bid item “Maintain and Control Traffic.”  No such note has been found for Item No. 8-6.10 regarding removal of striping being required or incidental as part of the scope of the work.  Per the phasing on each section, waterblast stripe removal will be required for mainline phase 3, US 25 phases, transitions/tapers, and ramp phases.  Can this scope of work be added as a bid item instead of being made incidental to Maintain and Control Traffic to eliminate speculation between Department personnel and contractor personnel should additional work or changes be required to phasing during construction?
The following will apply to both sections of the project (8-6.10 and 8-6.20).  The Contractor will remove all pavement markings and the lenses of raised pavement markers that do not apply to the traffic operation in use.  In areas where the pavement markings will conform to the final marking scheme or for other reasons will not be removed, pavement markings shall be of a permanent type pavement marking material.  All temporary pavement markings, which must be subsequently removed, shall be an approved removable striping tape or temporary paint.  Removable striping tape-white, removable striping tape-yellow or removable striping tape-black will be measured in linear feet for payment at their respective contract unit price.  Estimated quantities for temporary paint and removable striping tape are included as bid items.  Any striping removal (temporary or permanent) shall be removed by waterblasting.  Waterblasting and removal of temporary tape will be incidental to bid item "Maintain and Control Traffic".  Place temporary striping in accordance with Section 112, except that: 1.) Temporary striping will be six (6) inches wide; 2.) Edge lines will be required for temporary striping except for short term durations approved by the Engineer. 3.) Existing, temporary, or permanent striping, will be in place before a lane is opened to traffic.
1/25/2018 12:08 PM
18-1001200Rockcastle
On Structure 27678 bid items have been included for mechanical couplers, however, on Structures 26371 & 26372 there are not bid items for the mechanical couplers.  Can these bid items be added?
No. For the bridges in Section 8-6.20 (Drawing Numbers 26371 & 26372) the last note on the General Notes (Sheet S3) indicate the mechanical couplers are to be incidental to the either Class A or Class AA Concrete, as applicable.  Please bid accordingly.
1/25/2018 12:09 PM
18-1203101Jessamine
Would the Department consider extending the completion date if a Corps of Engineers permit is required for a potential excess material site?
No, the completion date will not be extended.
1/25/2018 12:09 PM
18-1001200Rockcastle
Where can details and location for the bid item 21370ED Longitudinal Saw Cut  6-inch be found?  Note #6 on Typical Section reads 3.25 deep longitudinal saw cut at existing edge of pavement but details “G” and “H” appear to have 12-inch width referencing note #6.
For section 8-6.10, bid item 21370ED Longitudinal Saw Cut – 6 Inch will be used to pay for all edge keys regardless of width or depth. For section 8-6.20, edge keys will be paid by 21289ED Longitudinal Edge Key regardless of the width or depth of the edge key.         
1/25/2018 2:16 PM
18-2025319Montgomery
Do bid items 02676 MOBILIZATION FOR MILL & TEXT and 02677 ASPHALT PAVE MILLING & TEXTURING apply to both alternates?
Yes, the longitudinal milling applies to both alternates.
1/25/2018 3:23 PM
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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