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The Circle-Terry ADA Upgrades Design-Build project was advertised on October 13, 2022.  One Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) was received on November 3, 2022.  A Request for Proposal (RFP) was not issued for the previous advertisement.  The project will likely be re-advertised in January 2023. The past Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Attachments can be found here (RFQ AND ATTACHMENTS) and is being provided for informational purposes only.  For more information on the project, please email Brandon Graff and Clancy Williams   
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101 - GRANITE CREEK 3 M NW OF VIRGINIA CITY - December 08, 2022

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Clarifications

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Submitted: Thursday 10-NOV-2022 02:50 PM
This project is being re-advertised. Changes may have been made to the prior bid package. If you submitted a question when this project was previously advertised and believe your question is still applicable, please ask the question on the Q&A forum again. By doing so, your question and MDT’s corresponding answer will become part of the contract.

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Submitted: Wednesday 07-DEC-2022 11:55 AM
Special Provision #25 Coordination with Adjacent Stream Restoration Project and Work Sequence and Special Provision #26 Bioengineered Bank are hereby replaced with the following Special Provisions: UPDATED SPECIAL PROVISIONS 25 & 26


Questions

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Submitted: Friday 18-NOV-2022 10:36 AM
Company: SK Geotechnical
Contact: Dustin Hutzenbiler
Our firm performed the geotechnical evaluation for the project. Would it be acceptable for us to quote the contractors for dynamic load testing?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 18-NOV-2022 10:55 AM
Yes, it is acceptable.

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Submitted: Tuesday 22-NOV-2022 03:51 PM
Company: True North Steel
Contact: Amanda McCulloch
For Bid Item 603 010 080 - 66in CMP - Can 5x1 corrugation be used?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 23-NOV-2022 07:40 AM
If the cover requirements outlined in the Road Design Manual are satisfied, the substitution of the 5x1 corrugation for the 2 2/3 x ½ corrugations is acceptable.

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Submitted: Wednesday 30-NOV-2022 05:03 PM
Company: Rinker
Contact: Mike Meredith
Can the NTP be extended to allow for production schedules of bridge beams similar to Belfry project?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 02-DEC-2022 01:05 PM
The NTP will remain as advertised due to the timing and coordination requirements of the contract. Alternate prestressed beam sections may be provided as outlined in Special Provision #39.

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Submitted: Friday 02-DEC-2022 09:15 AM
Company: Helena Sand & Gravel
Contact: Loren Blossom
Special provision #47 says "Both lanes of Highway 287 must remain open to public traffic during completion of the contract."
Does this only apply when no work is taking place? When work is being done can the work zone be flagged and single traffic allowed?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 02-DEC-2022 01:45 PM
Single lane traffic will be allowed for all work taking place at the roadway connections and placing the temporary concrete barrier rail. The concrete barrier rail is being placed to provide positive protection allowing two-way traffic to remain on the PTW for the duration of the project. The newly constructed roadway slopes behind the temporary barrier rail will be completed after all traffic is placed on the new roadway and bridge after temporary barrier rail is removed. Single lane traffic will be allowed during construction as approved by the Project Manager.

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Submitted: Friday 02-DEC-2022 03:33 PM
Company: Missouri River Contractors
Contact: Kris Anderson
Plan sheet B8 shows 28' spacing between beams 2&3 and 4&5. Is this accurate?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 07:46 AM
Spacings shown on Plan Sheet B8 between beams 2&3 and 4&5 is incorrect. The correct spacing is 7’-0”.  UPDATED PLAN SHEET B8

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:09 AM
Company: Helena Sand & Gravel
Contact: Loren Blossom
It appears that the bridge girders will not be available until late fall of 2023. Contract time will nearly be gone by this time. Once the girders are received there will be months of work to complete the project. Can time be added to the project to allow for completion in summer of 2024?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 06-DEC-2022 04:50 PM
Additional time will not be added.

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:10 AM
Company: Dick Anderson Construction
Contact: Ashley Davis
Regarding MDT's reply to question #3 and Special Provision #39’s reference - would steel plated girders or steel rolled shapes be allowed or will only prestressed beam sections that do not increase the superstructures depth be considered?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 07-DEC-2022 11:10 AM
Weathering steel girders would be an acceptable alternative. Special Provision #39 Alternate Prestressed Beam Sections is hereby replaced with the following Special Provision:
UPDATED SPECIAL PROVISION 39

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:30 AM
Company: Helena Sand & Gravel
Contact: Loren Blossom
The PI specification for A-1-a material is 6 max. Much of the local material available for use for special borrow has a PI greater than 6. Can the PI specification for special borrow be waved or increased to 10?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 06-DEC-2022 07:25 AM
The requirement will not be waived. Provide the material specified in the Contract.

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:38 AM
Company: Frontier West
Contact: Craig Lien
General Layout and Foundation Plan lengths note 70'-0" sloped distance and 69'-11 1/2" horizontal distance. Both dimensions appear to be horizontal distances with one being a ground distance and one being grid/ state plane. The curve adds the confusion. Are both dimensions ground per the State Plan Coordinates plan note, with one of them measuring the sloping distance and one horizontal as noted on the plans?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 07-DEC-2022 08:45 AM

69'-11 1/2" is a grid distance. A revised sheet B2 is provided for clarification. UPDATED PLAN SHEET B2

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:33 AM
Company: Frontier West
Contact: Craig Lien
Assuming dimensions D in the transverse section on sheet B8 is measured from top of deck to top of beam, there is not adequate haunch to keep the beam flange out of deck because of camber. Please confirm 2" or so of flange projection into deck is acceptable. If flange embedment is not acceptable, please clarify approach for adjustments.
Answer
Submitted: Wedesday 07-DEC-2022 08:55 AM
Camber estimates during design were based on preliminary prestressed girder design and preliminary verifications with beam suppliers. Once the final prestressed girder design is completed by the beam supplier and an estimated camber is produced, verification of beam embed allowances will be conveyed to the contractor. 

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:39 AM
Company: Frontier West
Contact: Craig Lien
Please provide the rationale for the 4'-2" deck overhang. We have concerns this will overload the beam line and cause subsequent constructability issues.
Answer
Submitted: Wedesday 07-DEC-2022 08:55 AM
Preliminary prestressed girder design and verifications with prestressed girder suppliers during the preliminary design indicated that the proposed cross-section was acceptable from a girder loading perspective. The 4'-2" deck overhang and the deck top transverse reinforcement complies with LRFD deck overhang design guidelines and has been used successfully on other MDT projects.

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:41 AM
Company: Frontier West
Contact: Craig Lien
Would a weathering steel girder be an acceptable alternate girder section provided it meets the requirements of the Alternate Prestressed Beam special provision? If acceptable, is it allowable for the steel details to be shown on the shop drawings, similar to the prestressed concrete details and/ or a premanufactured steel truss? If acceptable, please confirm girder beam end painting is not required if abutment details remain unchanged from the MT-28. Deck reinforcing will be updated for the longer deck design span.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 07-DEC-2022 10:57 AM
Refer to response to Question #7. Girder end painting is not required.

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:43 AM
Company: Frontier West
Contact: Craig Lien
Sheet B2 section A: We typically see 1'  below the top of cap to the ground and a berm. Please verify the grading at the wingwall end to the contours a couple feet in front of the wingwall and confirm no berm and the grading is acceptable. Sheet 18 of the details shows a berm in front of the abutment, but the Elevation view and Section A of the General Layout does not. Which is correct?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 07-DEC-2022 09:00 AM
Section A of the Bridge General Layout sheet is a generic detail meant to convey the riprap toe elevation and does not accurately portray the grading at the cap interface. Refer to the road plans for riprap grading details.

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:44 AM
Company: Frontier West
Contact: Craig Lien
Note on sheet B4 states that beam seats should be finished to match superelevation of the roadway and the elevations listed in the table. Is it intended that the beam seats be finished level or on the slope?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 07-DEC-2022 09:05 AM
The beam seats should be level while the superelevation slope results in the haunch depth varying along the haunch width. A revised sheet B4 is provided with the beam seat finishing note deleted.
UPDATED PLAN SHEET B4

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Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 09:35 AM
Company: Frontier West
Contact: Craig Lien
There is no abutment centerline bearing angle to the long chord or bearing appears obvious on the general layout or foundation plan. Clarify for bridge layout.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 07-DEC-2022 09:15 AM
The bridge is square - i.e., no skew angle. The angle between the long chord and the abutment centerline bearing is 90 degrees.
 

102 - CLARKS FORK 9 M SOUTH BELFRY - December 08, 2022

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Addendums

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Submitted: Wednesday 07-DEC-2022 02:35 PM
An Addendum has been posted for this project: ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files:  Bid Express™ Secure Internet Bidding


Clarifications

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Submitted: Thursday 10-NOV-2022 02:50 PM
This project is being re-advertised. Changes may have been made to the prior bid package. If you submitted a question when this project was previously advertised and believe your question is still applicable, please ask the question on the Q&A forum again. By doing so, your question and MDT’s corresponding answer will become part of the contract.


Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-NOV-2022 01:10 PM
Company: Knife River - Billings
Contact: Van Hildreth
1. Sheet 6 - Surfacing Summary. Mainline quantity of plant mix surfacing appears to be the cubic yard quantity instead of ton. 2. Special 38 - Settlement Waiting Period. Is the spec waiting period intended to be between the finished placement of Bridge End Backfill and starting placement of CAC?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 18-NOV-2022 11:00 AM
1.) The plan quantity of Commercial Mix-PG 64-28 is 186 ton.
2.) The settlement period begins at the completion of subgrade. Yes, between finish placement of Bridge End Backfill and CAC.

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Submitted: Friday 18-NOV-2022 10:36 AM
Company: SK Geotechnical
Contact: Dustin Hutzenbiler
Our firm performed the geotechnical evaluation for the project. Would it be acceptable for us to quote the contractors for dynamic load testing and TIP testing?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 22-NOV-2022 10:14 AM
Yes, SK Geotechnical can give quotes for dynamic load testing and TIP Testing.

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Submitted: Wednesday 23-NOV-2022 09:00 AM
Company: Knife River - Billings
Contact: Van Hildreth
Sheet 6 - Surfacing summary. Plant mix Bit. Surf Comm PG 64-28 - mainline quantities, example: Sta 15+73.68 to Sta 16+72.96 = 99.28' x 29.6' (avg width) x .3' = 32.7 CY = quantity in plans shows 32. Item is to be in tons, 32cy x 3855 #/CY = 62 ton. All mainline quantities (not additional surf) are cy quantity, can you update to ton quantity and update bid quantity?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 01-DEC-2022 02:46 PM
The quantity for Commercial Mix – PG 64-28 (401 020 022) has been updated to 256 tons. An addendum will be issued. UPDATED SHEET 6

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Submitted: Friday 02-DEC-2022 01:22 PM
Company: wharton asphalt
Contact: Russell Wharton
Where is the detail of the curb 4" concrete?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 05-DEC-2022 03:36 PM
Refer to detailed drawing 609-05 for 4” curb section as indicated on project road plan sheet 12.

103 - RESERVE DRIVE - NORTH (KAL) & SF 189 US 93 ALT SAFETY IMPRV - December 08, 2022

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Questions

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Submitted: Friday 11-NOV-2022 03:04 PM
Company: Coral Sales Company
Contact: Ryan Lowe
This project is specifying the SCI-100GM Impact Attenuator. We would like to offer two other Low Maintenance impact attenuators to be considered as approved equals. Both of these safety devices are potentially self-restoring systems, creating added safety in the event of a secondary hit. The QuadGuard Elite M10
https://www.valtir.com/product/quadguard-elite-m10/ and the REACT-M
https://www.valtir.com/product/react-m/. Will the MDT approve either the QuadGuard Elite M10 or the React M as approved equal on this project?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 18-NOV-2022 12:35 PM
Please bid the project as advertised. Alternate low maintenance impact attenuators may be considered after award in accordance with section 104.08 Value Engineering Proposals.

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Submitted: Tuesday 29-NOV-2022 04:15 PM
Company: LHC
Contact: Estimating
There is and has been multiple active construction projects and other activity with in 1/2 mile of reference post 116.5. Will MDT waive the June 1st requirement for milling/paving per SP # 20.C.2?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 30-NOV-2022 02:45 PM
MDT will not waive the requirements in Special Provision #20.

104 - WINSTON - NORTH & SOUTH - December 08, 2022

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Questions

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105 - PATH PRESERVATION - KALISPELL - December 08, 2022

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Clarifications

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Submitted: Thursday 10-NOV-2022 02:45 PM
This project is being re-advertised. Changes may have been made to the prior bid package. If you submitted a question when this project was previously advertised and believe your question is still applicable, please ask the question on the Q&A forum again. By doing so, your question and MDT’s corresponding answer will become part of the contract.


Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday 29-NOV-2022 12:48 PM
Company: Hardrives Construction Inc.
Contact: Jody Teske
In some sections grass is growing through the asphalt, how will this need to be addressed?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 30-NOV-2022 02:50 PM
Please refer to Special Provision # 5 and standard specification 403.03.3.

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Submitted: Friday 02-DEC-2022 10:10 AM
Company: Hardrives Construction Inc.
Contact: Jody Teske
The grass is growing through the asphalt with no cracks around this section. What will need to be done to fix this section?
Answer
Submitted: 06-DEC-2022 07:45 AM
Areas of the project that have overgrown grass coming up through the asphalt, and not within the scope of crack sealing and mastic, will be dealt with in accordance with section 109.04 of the standard specifications as determined by the project manager.

301 - I-90 BR REHAB - ALBERTON & FLATHEAD RIVER-1 M E PERMA (TIED) - January 26, 2023

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Submitted: Wednesday 21-SEP-2022 09:30 AM
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is soliciting design and construction services for the Design-Build project identified below. Contractor and consultant teams (Firms) are encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) response electronically by 11:00 a.m., local time on October 18, 2022.


Project Name:    I-90 BR REHAB – ALBERTON & FLATHEAD RIVER-1 M E PERMA
Project No.:        NHPB 90-1(237)80 & STPB 382-1(20)0
Control No.:        9787000 & 9808000


The I-90 Br Rehab – Alberton and Flathead River-1M E Perma projects are being tied together and delivered through this single Design-Build solicitation and award.  The project includes design and construction of preservation and rehabilitation work to preserve and extend the useful life of two structures on Interstate 90 and one structure on Secondary 382. The I-90 Br Rehab-Alberton project includes two structures:  Structure 01390 (NBI # I00090080+03412) at RP 80.34 and 01391 (NBI # I00090081+08401) at RP 81.84.  Structure 01389, which carries eastbound traffic and is parallel to 01390, is not included in this project.  The Flathead River-1 M E Perma project includes structure 06742 (NBI # S00382000+01001) which spans the Flathead River on S-382 at RP 0.10, approximately 1 mile east of Perma.  Structure 06742 is within the Flathead Reservation and Indian Preference Contracting (IPC) will apply.  

The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link: RFQ AND ATTACHMENTS

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Submitted: Monday 07-NOV-2022 09:40 AM
Short-Listed Firms:
Frontier West/Morrison-Maierle
Lawrence/KLJ

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Submitted: Friday 18-NOV-2022 07:15 AM
Meeting minutes from the Pre-proposal meeting on 11/15/2022 can be found at this link: PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING MINUTES


Addendums

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Clarifications

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Submitted: Friday 07-OCT-2022 02:35 PM
The Design-Build Firm is not required to provide a NACE 2 certified inspector on their Team. MDT will provide a NACE 2 certified inspector for paint removal and painting operations. The Design-Build Firm must notify MDT’s project manager a minimum of 4 weeks prior to beginning paint removal and painting operations, so arrangements can be made to have the certified inspector on site.

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Submitted: Monday 21-NOV-2022 10:42 AM
Answer to Question #3 in the Pre-proposal meeting minutes:
The existing bridge rail on the 06741 railroad overpass bridge will be left in place and not replaced. Provide a Bridge Approach Section Type 2 off of the northern two corners of the 06741 railroad overpass bridge. Connect the new Bridge Approach Section Type 2 guardrail to the existing bridge barrier rail. Firms do not need to provide connection sleeves for future bridge approach guardrail connections.

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Submitted: Monday 21-NOV-2022 03:15 PM
Eagle nest locations, referenced on page 21, bullet 10 of the RFP, can be found at this link: EAGLE NEST LOCATIONS EXHIBIT

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Submitted: Tuesday 22-NOV-2022 02:23 PM
Answer to Question 5  in the Pre-proposal meeting minutes:
Contractor’s means and methods will result in differing consultation timelines.  If all work is performed from the existing bridge or bank surfaces, 30 to 45 calendar days is anticipated for consultation determination from the USFWS.  If a work bridge with driven pile is proposed, it could require 90 calendar days or more for final determination from USFWS.  A work barge would likely be between 45-90 days for consultation determination.  MDT will need to reevaluate the Biological Assessment which will take approximately 21 calendar days prior to sending consultation to USFWS.  All timelines in this response are approximate and provided for informational purposes only, actual durations for consultation determination will be based upon the contractor’s proposed means and methods and will not be subject for additional compensation or contract time extension.

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Submitted: Tuesday 22-NOV-2022 02:27 PM
Answer to Question #4 in the Pre-proposal meeting minutes:
The bearings at bent 10 of structure 01391 are being replaced due to the condition of the existing steel plates and the need to replace the existing steel plates with a proper fixed bearing.  The Design-Builder will replace the bearings at bent 10 based on current conditions assuming no elevation change of the super structure.  MDT owns the bridge and is responsible for the bridge’s current condition.  Any change of conditions will be addressed in accordance with the Standard Specifications.


Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-NOV-2022 03:39 PM
Company: Frontier West LLC
Contact: Kris Anderson
The RFP states, "Complete the construction of structure 01391 first." With contract NTP not expected until late February, to design, permit, secure supplies, and complete construction at the 01391 structure first with the uncertainties of bridge rehabilitation work, there is a significant risk that interstate traffic will be on crossovers through the winter months. Would the Department allow proposers to develop an alternate construction sequencing approach that minimizes the risk of winter crossovers?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 23-NOV-2022 10:39 AM
The statement “Complete the construction of structure 01391 first.” is rescinded from the RFP but still remains a goal for MDT if possible. The intent of this project is to extend the service life of the bridges and replace the seized bearings as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the steel bridge girders. Firms must, at a minimum, construct the scope items listed below in the 2023 construction season. Callouts below correspond to scope items found in the RFP beginning on page 16.
                Structure 01391: 
                      b. Bearings
                      d. Girders (except for iv. – Firms do not need to complete a full repaint of the entire structure in the 2023 construction season)
                Structure 06742:
                      b. Bearings
                      d. Girders
To minimize the use of winter crossovers, the Department is considering the inclusion of an incentive/disincentive for crossover traffic on Interstate 90 which may be posted as a clarification prior to the close of the Q&A forum.

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Submitted: Thursday 01-DEC-2022 02:55 AM
Company: Frontier West
Contact: Kris Anderson
Please confirm the scope of painting work at the 01391 structure. Is it intended that the DB Firm repaint both the westbound and eastbound superstructure?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 01-DEC-2022 09:00 AM
Yes. The scope for structure 01391 includes repainting the westbound and eastbound superstructure.

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Submitted: Tuesday 06-DEC-2022 03:45 PM
Company: Lawrence Construction
Contact: Robert Kompel
Regarding the deck removal on structure 1391; can the existing deck be cut over the center line of the first existing girder in the east bound lane, thus allowing 2'-5" of existing deck to remain in place between the face of the median barrier rail and the cut point, or is MDT expecting the existing deck to be removed right up to the lower face of the existing median barrier rail?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 07-DEC-2022 08:22 AM
Removal of the eastbound deck up to the face of the existing barrier rail is not required and was not anticipated during preliminary review.  MDT anticipates the eastbound deck will be cut near the centerline of the girder which is located approximately 2’-5” from the face of the median barrier rail.