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K61 118375 0058-133-459,C501,B616 5/17/2024
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Subject: Substitution/Alternative to Geofoam Lightweight Fill Type: Specifications
Question Date: 5/10/2024 11:45:32 AM
Would the owner be willing to consider low density cellular concrete that meets and exceeds the minimum compressive strength requirements stated in the project specifications as an alternative to the specified EPS Block Fill? Although cellular concrete is heavier than EPS, it does not require a percentage of material compression to achieve strength. It is also lighter than traditional flowable fill, soil and stone structural fills, which could induce additional loading and settlement of onsite soils. Additional benefits to cellular concrete are: Does not dissolve if exposed to petroleum products. Self-leveling and can fit any shape without being trimmed. Once cured, it becomes a self-supporting mass within a few hours of pour. Self-consolidating, so no voids between blocks which could induce future settlement. Can be placed in larger lifts and does not require compaction testing like soil and imported stone fills. Does not require large laydown or stockpile areas as it’s mixed and produced on site using a mobile batch plant. Can be pumped up to several thousand feet at very low pressures. Can exhibit coefficients of permeability similar to that of onsite soils. The provided 25 pcf mix design is on the order of 1.5 cm/second. The permeability can be adjusted by changing the wet cast density and preformed foam. Reduction in uplift potential since the cellular concrete is heavier than the EPS blocks. Can be excavated with conventional earth moving equipment.  
Answer   Date: 5/10/2024 2:53:34 PM
The proposed change to low density cellular concrete would likely result in increased settlements beyond those assumed in the current design and will not be considered at this time. After award, the contractor may submit a Value Engineering Proposal per the VDOT Road and Bridge Specifications Section 104.02 c.  
 
Subject: SWaM Goal Type: Proposal
Question Date: 5/3/2024 12:34:14 PM
The .EBSX bid file associated with this project in AASHTOWare Project Bids does not have a location for the prime contractor to select SWaM subcontractors as part of the prime contractors bid. Could you please clarify how the prime contractor is to submit their bid in order to meet the SWaM goal set for this project.  
Answer   Date: 5/6/2024 3:10:44 PM
BidX has not yet been updated to receive SWAM Goal information. The achievement of SWAM goals can only be measured via submission of the C-111S/C-112S.  
 
Question Date: 5/14/2024 9:58:13 AM
Just to confirm with 100% certainty; for this bid K61, we are to submit the C-111S form that was included in the project specification to VDOTContracts@vdot.virgina.gov prior to the bid date and time? We are a little confused because there is a blanket document ("All_Inclusive_SP107-001510-03_acc.pdf") that is circulating for the entire May 22, 2024 and June 26, 2024 letting that gives a C-111 (no S suffix) form to submit to the aforementioned email. Do we submit both the C-111 and the C-111S to that email for this bid, or just the C-111S?  
Answer   Date: 5/14/2024 10:24:23 AM
Just the C-111s. The blanket document only applies to projects with a federal FHWA project number.  
 
Question Date: 5/14/2024 9:58:09 AM
Just to confirm with 100% certainty; for this bid K61, we are to submit the C-111S form that was included in the project specification to VDOTContracts@vdot.virgina.gov prior to the bid date and time? We are a little confused because there is a blanket document ("All_Inclusive_SP107-001510-03_acc.pdf") that is circulating for the entire May 22, 2024 and June 26, 2024 letting that gives a C-111 (no S suffix) form to submit to the aforementioned email. Do we submit both the C-111 and the C-111S to that email for this bid, or just the C-111S?  
Answer   Date: 5/14/2024 10:28:25 AM
Just the C-111s. The blanket document only applies to projects with a federal FHWA project number.  
 
Subject: Bridge Plan Sheet 41 of 78 - Tooth Expansion Joint Type: Plan
Question Date: 5/2/2024 3:33:12 PM
The first note states Structural Steel ... and thermal spray coated in accordance with Section 411 of the Specifications. Does this mean that all tooth joint surfaces or only the exposed surfaces not embedded in concrete will be required to be thermal coated (metalized)?  
Answer   Date: 5/3/2024 2:42:16 PM
All tooth joint surfaces shall be coated.  
 
Subject: PLAN SHEET 2, NOTE I-16, UNDERGROUND UTILITIES Type: Plan
Question Date: 5/2/2024 11:36:37 AM
Please provide pdf copies of the "Underground Utilities" survey that has been provided by the Consultant with copies available from the Department  
Answer   Date: 5/2/2024 5:27:27 PM
The SUE information is provided in the dgn files (su118375.dgn and suth118375_master.dgn).  
 
Subject: Bid Item 1020 and 1220 Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 5/2/2024 9:33:03 AM
Bid item 1020 - Install Valve & Box 36" Butterfly Valve & Box and bid item 1220 - 54" Steel Jacked Encasement Pipe are bid items pertaining to utilities. Per plan sheet 1B - Index of Sheets, the utility plans sheets have not been included in the plan set. Will these plan sheets be made available?  
Answer   Date: 5/2/2024 11:44:21 AM
The 9 series plan sheets will be included in an upcoming addendum.  
 
Subject: Onsite burning Type: Permits
Question Date: 4/30/2024 5:05:47 PM
Is burning allowed onsite for clearing and grubbing, or does the material have to be hauled offsite?  
Answer   Date: 5/1/2024 8:50:56 AM
Burning would be allowed if in accordance with the contract documents as stated in, but not limited to, VDOT specifications sections 106 and 107.  
 
Subject: Bid Item 390 - Cover Matl. Aggr. No. 8 Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 4/30/2024 4:08:48 PM
This item can not be located in the plans or specifications related to this project. Please describe where this bid item is to be used.  
Answer   Date: 5/1/2024 8:08:31 AM
This pay item is shown on Plan Sheet 2A(2). It is between the Std. MB-7F and the F-Shaped parapet with moment slab from STA. 24+15 to STA 24+75.  
 
Subject: Item #1640 concrete foundation Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 4/19/2024 2:24:14 PM
The pay item is listed as1each, ssuming this would be for the new OH Sign structure which is typically paid by the CY. Please clarify  
Answer   Date: 4/22/2024 10:19:50 AM
The concrete foundation will be measured in units of each and will be paid for at the contract unit price per each. The concrete foundations will be in accordance with Specification Section 700.  
 
Question Date: 4/23/2024 2:03:01 PM
This is not a standard foundation and without approved drawings the concrete could be anywhere from 25cy up to 100cy. Concrete items 0540, 0550 and 0580 are priced per cy why would this item be different?  
Answer   Date: 4/24/2024 8:35:37 AM
The pay item will be revised to 10.2 CY in an upcoming addendum.  
 
Subject: item #1620 Remove existing OH sign structure Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 4/19/2024 2:13:50 PM
This item does not appear to be in the plan sheets.  
Answer   Date: 4/19/2024 3:12:30 PM
This item is for the removal of the existing overhead structure shown on Plan Sheet 6(6) at approximately Sta. 55+27.  
 
Subject: Bid Items 1130 and 1140 Type: Bid Sheet
Question Date: 4/16/2024 4:09:29 PM
Bid item 1130 is for Eradicate Linear Pvmt Mrkg and has a quantity of 555 LF. Bid item 1140 has the same description and has a quantity of 400 LF. Please advise on which bid item is correct and remove the incorrect bid item.  
Answer   Date: 4/17/2024 2:43:19 PM
Bid Item 1130 Eradicate Linear Pavement marking is under the Signing and Pavement Marking summary and Bid Item 1140 Eradicate Linear Pavement Marking is under the Temporary Traffic Summary. Both bid items are required.  
 

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