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G50 105734 0632-037-750, C501 2/18/2022
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Subject: Asphalt Buildup Type: Plan
Question Date: 2/18/2022 4:36:48 PM
The cross sections show considerable asphalt buildup along the eastern side of the project. For example cross section 210+00 on Fairground Road right shows 2.1 foot of BM25 asphalt buildup. The typical section shows the curb being installed on a variable depth 21B base stone. Is the intent to install the asphalt buildup against a vertical edge of 21B base stone? The curb will not be able to be installed until the BM25 buildup is complete. There is also underdrain shown at this location. Please clarify.  
Answer   Date: 2/21/2022 6:21:24 PM
The intent is the contractor will support the Aggregate 21B Stone under the curb and gutter by wedging, forms, or other means to maintain the integrity of the base material until the pavement can be built up in the latter phases.  
 
Subject: Center of Roundabout Construction Type: Plan
Question Date: 2/18/2022 4:28:21 PM
Plan sheet 4 shows a symbol for obscuring of pavement for the center of the roundabout that is to be grass. There is no pay item for obscuring of pavement. How will this work be paid? A note on sheet 1J(6) indicates the pavement within the roundabout will be broken into pieces and backfilled with a combination of 21B stone and topsoil. Please confirm this 21B stone will be paid under pay item 0350 Aggr. Base Matl. Ty. 1 No. 21B. If not where is this item paid? Please confirm this topsoil is to be paid under pay item 0610 Topsoil Class B. If not where is this item paid?  
Answer   Date: 2/21/2022 6:20:56 PM
Breaking up the asphalt within the center of the roundabout is included in line item 0590 Demolition of Pavement Flexible. 21B stone will be paid for in line item 0350 Aggr. Base Matl Ty 1 No. 21B. Topsoil will be paid for in line item 0610 Topsoil Class B.  
 
Subject: Structure 4-22 Type: Plan
Question Date: 2/18/2022 12:15:26 PM
Structure 4-22 appears to be in conflict with the existing electrical service line for the existing gas station light pole. Will this electrical line be relocated by others? If not, how does the department plan to pay for this work?  
Answer   Date: 2/22/2022 10:25:56 AM
If the electrical line needs to be moved, this will be handled as a change order during construction  
 
Subject: Payment of Manipulation Type: Proposal
Question Date: 2/9/2022 9:19:37 AM
Bid Item 340 - Manipulation 24" Depth is paid per SY. The contractor will need to excavate 12” of material, treat, then replace 12” of material and treat again to achieve VDOT Compaction standards. If the contractor has to treat and handle the material twice, will the SY only be paid after the second lift and 24" are in place?  
Answer   Date: 2/15/2022 11:56:29 AM
The manipulation pay item will be paid upon completion of the full 24" manipulation process.  
 
Question Date: 2/15/2022 4:05:08 PM
The Cross sections show type B manipulation at varying depths. Some cross sections show as little as 6" of Type B Manipulation at Sta 207+25 to 207+50 of Fairgrounds road. Would these areas only need to be treated to the depths shown?  
Answer   Date: 2/17/2022 7:50:24 AM
Contractor shall treat unsuitable soils within 24-inches of the subgrade as shown to the depths on the cross sections.  
 
Subject: Concrete Truck Apron Type: Specifications
Question Date: 2/8/2022 4:34:10 PM
Please confirm the concrete truck apron is not colored or stamped with a pattern. Concrete truck apron will be plain concrete, no color per 2A(4), and jointed per the layout on 2K(1).  
Answer   Date: 2/9/2022 10:54:04 AM
That is correct. The truck apron will not be colored nor stamped.  
 
Subject: Undercut for Structures Type: Plan
Question Date: 2/8/2022 8:27:07 AM
On drainage description sheets 2B(2) & 2B(3) there is a note referencing potential for suitable soil material for drainage structure foundations. Who is responsible for hiring the geotechnical engineer to monitor the foundation conditions at all drainage structure locations? If it is determined to be unsuitable and undercut excavation is recommended how is this additional excavation to be paid? How will the #57 stone replacement backfill be paid? How will the geotextile subgrade stabilization fabric be paid? How will the additional #26 bedding stone be paid? How will additional undercut or geogrid be paid?  
Answer   Date: 2/9/2022 5:12:19 PM
The contractor is responsible for foundation exploration in accordance with VDOT R&B Spec. 302.03(c); "The contractor shall report the findings of the foundation exploration to the Engineer for approval to proceed prior to placing the structure". Payment for removal of unsuitable material and undercut, including will be in accordance with VDOT R&B SPEC SECTION 302.04 & 303.06. Please refer to Road and Bridge Standards PB-1 for additional clarification regarding drainage structures in soft and yielding soils. The bid quantities reflect the estimated quantities to mitigate unsuitable soils. The following pay items were included in the schedule of items: #0070 Geotextile Subgrade Stabilization; #0080 Bedding Matl. Aggr. No. 25 or 26; #0090 Bedding Matl. Aggr. No. 57. The reference to geogrid on the plan note will be removed.  
 
Subject: Existing Field Poles Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 2/7/2022 2:00:46 PM
Bid items 1010 and 1020 are for removal of existing light poles and foundations around the ball field. There are 2 additional poles, for a total of 8. The 2 additional poles do not have any lights on them. They carry the electrical wires for the lights. they are located at the left and right outfield corners of the ballpark. Is the removal of these poles incidental to bid items 1010 and 1020?  
Answer   Date: 2/8/2022 9:51:55 PM
The quantities for Bid items 1010 and 1020 will be revised to 8 each. Addendum forthcoming with this change.  
 
Subject: Geotechnical Report Type: Proposal
Question Date: 2/4/2022 2:21:34 PM
Will the geotechnical report referenced in the specs be made available?  
Answer   Date: 2/8/2022 9:43:47 PM
The Geotechnical Report will be made available in ProjectWise.  
 
Subject: Parcel 5 Entrance Demolition Type: Plan
Question Date: 2/4/2022 10:45:13 AM
On Sheet 4, in the Northwest corner of the Roundabout is an existing gas station with two entrances onto Sandy Hook Road. The two entrances are separated by a small curb island which the new CG-6 ties into. The southern entrance is shown to be removed by the installation of structures 4-9, 4-8, and 4-22 and 15" concrete pipe as well as new curb and gutter CG-6.. What is the design intent for the removal of the curb island for the installation of 4-9 and the tie in of the new curb? Should the existing asphalt entrance be saw cut and patched for the installation of the 15" and 18" pipe as well as 4-8 and 4-22? Will any part of the existing lot be milled and overlaid behind the curb to tie it into the existing? The expectations of the restoration of the gas station property in this area is not clear, please provide additional direction. Thank you.  
Answer   Date: 2/8/2022 9:51:11 PM
The intent of the design is to tie the new curb into the existing island, maintaining the island curb on the gas station side. The trench area should be restored to existing surface per Spec Section 302. No, the parking lot is not intended to be milled and overlaid.  
 
Question Date: 2/18/2022 12:08:11 PM
The answer to the original question specifies incidental restoration for the pipe installation through the entrance. This conflicts with cross sections 304+25 & 304+50 showing some sort of backfill material to top of new curb. Incidental restoration would be an asphalt patch back to original grade. What is this backfill material shown on the cross section and how does it interact with the existing paved entrance? How is this backfill material to be paid? The intent of the construction in this area is not clear.  
Answer   Date: 2/18/2022 4:17:04 PM
The fill material behind the new curb shall be placed to the limits shown in the project cross sections. If the trench limits extend beyond the construction limits, the area shall be restored to the existing parking lot surface. The fill material is covered within 0050 BORROW EXCAVATION.  
 
Question Date: 2/18/2022 11:58:43 AM
Cross Section 304+75 addresses the intent for straight part of the existing curb island. However, it does not address where the island curbing on the southern side of the island wraps back around into the existing curb that will be demolished with the new construction. How is the southern most radial curb supposed to interact with the new construction? The drawings do not depict new curbing and the spec section above references incidental restoration in accordance with the pipe work. The existing curbing cannot be restored as it conflicts with proposed structure 4-9. There needs to be some sort of termination of that radial curbing. There also needs to be a delineation of where it is backfilled with dirt and where the restoration is intended to be asphalt.  
Answer   Date: 2/18/2022 4:15:06 PM
The southern radial curb is intended to be removed as impacted by construction. Any existing pavement impacted outside of the construction limits shown on the plans will be restored.  
 
Question Date: 2/4/2022 10:45:11 AM
On Sheet 4, in the Northwest corner of the Roundabout is an existing gas station with two entrances onto Sandy Hook Road. The two entrances are separated by a small curb island which the new CG-6 ties into. The southern entrance is shown to be removed by the installation of structures 4-9, 4-8, and 4-22 and 15" concrete pipe as well as new curb and gutter CG-6.. What is the design intent for the removal of the curb island for the installation of 4-9 and the tie in of the new curb? Should the existing asphalt entrance be saw cut and patched for the installation of the 15" and 18" pipe as well as 4-8 and 4-22? Will any part of the existing lot be milled and overlaid behind the curb to tie it into the existing? The expectations of the restoration of the gas station property in this area is not clear, please provide additional direction. Thank you.  
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Question Date: 2/18/2022 12:08:11 PM
The answer to the original question specifies incidental restoration for the pipe installation through the entrance. This conflicts with cross sections 304+25 & 304+50 showing some sort of backfill material to top of new curb. Incidental restoration would be an asphalt patch back to original grade. What is this backfill material shown on the cross section and how does it interact with the existing paved entrance? How is this backfill material to be paid? The intent of the construction in this area is not clear.  
Answer   Date: 2/18/2022 4:17:04 PM
The fill material behind the new curb shall be placed to the limits shown in the project cross sections. If the trench limits extend beyond the construction limits, the area shall be restored to the existing parking lot surface. The fill material is covered within 0050 BORROW EXCAVATION.  
 
Question Date: 2/18/2022 11:58:43 AM
Cross Section 304+75 addresses the intent for straight part of the existing curb island. However, it does not address where the island curbing on the southern side of the island wraps back around into the existing curb that will be demolished with the new construction. How is the southern most radial curb supposed to interact with the new construction? The drawings do not depict new curbing and the spec section above references incidental restoration in accordance with the pipe work. The existing curbing cannot be restored as it conflicts with proposed structure 4-9. There needs to be some sort of termination of that radial curbing. There also needs to be a delineation of where it is backfilled with dirt and where the restoration is intended to be asphalt.  
Answer   Date: 2/18/2022 4:15:06 PM
The southern radial curb is intended to be removed as impacted by construction. Any existing pavement impacted outside of the construction limits shown on the plans will be restored.  
 
Subject: 10" DI Waterline Materials Type: Plan
Question Date: 2/3/2022 2:51:52 PM
10" DI Waterline Material currently has a 28 week lead time. Can the completion date be extended to accommodate this timeline?  
Answer   Date: 2/8/2022 9:43:07 PM
An addendum will be forthcoming with a Special Provision adding a partial and full Notice to Proceed (NTP). The full NTP will be July 25, 2022. The final completion date will be October 25, 2023.  
 
Question Date: 2/10/2022 1:47:08 PM
Per Sheet 1J(1) the water is supposed to be constructed in Phase 1. Can the order of the phasing be changed to accommodate the water material lead times?  
Answer   Date: 2/15/2022 9:52:31 AM
The SOC may be modified by the Contractor upon approval from the VDOT Engineer.  
 

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