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Inquiry #1: Bid item 21(F) 560218 Furnish Sign Structure (Truss) - Detail on SD-1 does not show a walkway to be used however the CALTRANS standards still call for walkways unless noted. This structure also is using the Class XI reflective sheeting which lately CALTRANS has not wanted walkways on the majority of structures using this sheeting. Can you clarify if a walkway is required or not for this sign structure?
Inquiry submitted 01/24/2018
Response #1:The Furnish Sign structure plan and detail shown in S-1 and SD-1, is on the SB side of the freeway where there will be no pedestrians or walkways.
Response posted 01/24/2018
Inquiry #2: As it pertains to Inquiry #1 - Furnish Overhead Sign Structure - the question is if the sign structure itself requires a walkway - CALTRANS Standard Plans sheet S16 shows a walkway to be attached to sign structures however recently (last 1-2 years or so) since class XI reflective sign sheeting is now being used they have been removing the sign structure walkways on most of the jobs bidding.
Inquiry submitted 01/25/2018
Response #1:NO. THE SIGN STRUCTURE DOES NOT REQUIRE A WALKWAY.
Response posted 01/25/2018
Inquiry #3: PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING:
A) REFER TO PLAN SHEETS 34 AND 35. PLEASE CONFIRM VIDEO CAMERA (IMAGE SENSOR) IS TO BE RELOCATED PER CONSTRUCTION NOTE 6.
B) REFER TO SECTION 77-1.01B OF SPECIAL PROVISIONS. PLEASE CONFIRM THAT TYPE 3 CONDUIT IS ALLOWED TO BE INSTALLED IN ALL INSTANCES FOR WORK IN BID ITEM 37.
C) REFER TO PLAN SHEET 38. PLEASE CONFIRM THE DISTANCE OF CONDUIT RUN #1.
D) REFER TO PAGE 43 AS A TYPICAL EXAMPLE. CONFIRM THE CHARTS NAMED "MATERIAL LISTS: (THIS SHEET)" IS USED TO DETERMINE THE TYPE AND TOTAL QUANTITY OF MATERIALS TO BE INSTALLED FOR THAT SHEET ONLY.
Inquiry submitted 02/22/2018
Response #1:A) Video camera installed at temporary stage will be relocated to permanent pole. B) Use Type 1 Only. C) Run number 1 to be ignored. It is existing. D) Build per plan.
Response posted 02/23/2018
Inquiry #4: PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING:
A) REFER TO PLAN SHEETS 107 AND 108. PLEASE CONFIRM TEMPORARY STANDARDS AND EQUIPMENT CAN INSTALL USED OR EXISTING MATERIALS DURING STAGE CONSTRUCTION.
B) REFER TO PLAN SHEET 47. PLEASE CONFIRM VIDEO DETECTION CAMERA (IMAGE SENSOR) IS RELOCATED AND NOT NEW PER CONSTRUCTION NOTE 7.
C) REFER TO PLAN SHEET 58. PLEASE CONFIRM IF THE CONDUIT IS BEING RELOCATED OR REPLACED AND IT IS A SPLIT CONDUIT CURRENTLY. ALSO, PLEASE CLARIFY THE RELOCATION AND INSTALLATION PROCESS.
D) PLEASE PROVIDE THE CONTENTS INSIDE EACH OF THE CONDUIT SHOWN ON PLAN SHEET 58.
Inquiry submitted 02/23/2018
Response #1:Your inquiry has been received and is being reviewed. Thank You for your patience.
Response posted 02/23/2018
Inquiry #5: Refer to plan sheet 58. Please confirm there is any existing splices on the boxes/vaults at both ends of the bridge. Confirm we can have a planned outage of that line or not. If so, what are the times.
Inquiry submitted 02/27/2018
Response #1:1. There is one existing splice vault on the east end of the bridge, at left of NB Rte 5 Off-Ramp to Pasadena Ave.
There is one existing communication pull box near the west end of the bridge and in the shoulder of SB Rte 5 underneath.
2. There is NO planned outage because the existing conduits are to be split cut and removed, NOT THE INNER DUCTS OR COMMUNICATION CABLES. These will be lowered down/relocated with new split conduits and enclosure per plan.
All these are shown on the plan sheet E-26, sheet no. 58, of the contract plans.
Response posted 02/27/2018
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