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October 24, 2019

November 14, 2019

December 6, 2019

The Supplemental Specification for Subsection 106.09 Domestic Materials incorrectly references 23 CFR 635.10.  The correct reference is 23 CFR 635.410.


201 - YELLOWSTONE PARK RAINBOW POINT TURN LANE - October 24, 2019

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Submitted: Monday    30-SEP-2019 09:26 AM  
Company: natina products, llc  
Contact: Ryan Morey  
In the specifications for this project, under the guardrail staining section, I have some questions/changes that I would recommend. Our product meets the specification requirements for this work. - Section D says “Apply the coating by dipping the steel products in weathering agent in order to fully coat the steel and produce a mottled dark staining on all exposed surfaces.” We only dip hardware, fencing, and cable typically. Most other items are sprayed so our specs usually would say something like “dip or spray components based on manufacturer’s recommendation” - Section F says “Once stained, protect the steel from abrasion that removes the darkened coloring.” While we do put rubber hoses between rows of guardrails and take other precautions to protect the metal, fully protecting the steel is impossible. There are buckets of hardware for example and lots of components simply need to be stacked up and banded together. That said, this product creates a rustic/weathered look and the overall look is not going to be affected by tiny scratches. The solution is not a paint or coating that, if damaged, needs fixed so that the coating doesn’t start to peel off. It just changes the surface color and is not a coating at all. We have been doing this for 10 years on guardrail all over the US and do package things as best we can but full protection is not feasible without greatly impacting price and we have no complaints to date about the finished product. - Which brings us to sections 2A which says “Handle and store the stained steel products in such a manner as to avoid damage and corrosion of the stain and the steel. Damaged stained steel products as a result of abrasion, cuts, nicks, welds, and weld splatter will be rejected.” I don’t know if you are talking about the metal itself being damaged which, I would totally understand would need to be fixed. But, abrasion or nicks in the stained finish itself is going to occur as mentioned above but would not affect the performance or overall aesthetic of the treated surfaces.

Answer
Submitted: Wednesday    09-OCT-2019
1)   Apply coating in accordance with manufacturer's recommendation. 
 
2)  The intent is to protect the product and coloring post treatment application.  Small scratches that does not visually impact the overall rustic/weathered look will not require re-treatment, however major or obvious defects identified at any point post treatment will require re-application refer to SP 43, part C.g through i of the contract for retreatment when required.  Alternative methods of re-treatment or field application must be submitted to the Project Manager for review.  Do not use alternative methods without written approval from the Project Manager. 
 
3)   Handle and store the stained steel products in a manner to avoid gross and negligent removal of the applied coloring and/or damage to the corrosion protection or base metal.  Visual inspection by the Project Manager or representative will be the method of approval.  The damage in the special referred to the applied stain/treatment. 

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Submitted: Monday    21-OCT-2019 08:07 AM
Company: L & J Construction Group LLC
Contact: Estimating
Special Provision 41, Construction Engineering Design.
1. How will the Temporary Shoring be paid?
2. Will the Miscellaneous Item Lump Sum be paid if Temp Shoring is used in lieu of section C.1 thru 4?
3. Has the MDOT acquired all permits required to install Temp Shoring in the Creek?
4. Please post the complete set of as builts for the structure.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday  23-OCT-2019  09:23 AM

1.  If temporary shoring is anticipated, include in the cost of Miscellaneous Items – LS.
2.  Miscellaneous Items – LS will be paid if there are design calculations submitted for approval that are a result of the “Construction Engineering Design” special provision. PE stamped temporary shoring included. This item will not be paid if the overlay is pumped and construction loads are limited to 2500 lbs on the milled deck. Include these costs in the other items of work. 
3.  MDT has not acquired any permits for this project.  Obtain temporary facility permits as needed for work potentially affecting aquatic resources including streams and wetlands. 
4. 
AS-BUILTS  

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Submitted: Monday    21-OCT-2019 09:44 AM
Company: Helena Sand & Gravel
Contact: Loren
Special Provision # 2 says "Completion Date is October 17, 2020. Is it required that all chip sealing be completed in 2020, or will time be stopped once all other work is complete and chip sealing be allowed in 2021?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 23-OCT-2019 09:18 AM

All work is to be completed including seal and cover operations by Oct 17, 2020.
 

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Submitted: Monday    21-OCT-2019 09:49 AM
Company: Helena Sand & Gravel
Contact: Estimating
Special Provision # 19 says "Do not sweep or broom any millings or chips off the roadway onto adjacent slopes" Does this apply to the entire project? If not, please clarify which locations this applies to.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 23-OCT-2019  09:19 AM

This condition applies to the entire project.
 

202 - US-191 SLIDE-N OF DY JUNCTION - October 24, 2019

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Submitted: Tuesday   15-OCT-2019 11:47 AM
Company: Knife River Yellowstone
Contact: Van Hildreth
In the Additional Grading frame, it shows 9,878 cy of additional unclassified excavation from the slide repair area. A note below the frame indicates that this material is unsuitable for embankment. Can this material be wasted within the right of way or does the contractor have to dispose of it off site?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 23-OCT-2019  09:29 AM

The contractor is responsible for disposing the 9,878 CY of material offsite.
 

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Submitted: Tuesday   15-OCT-2019 02:01 PM
Company: Knife River Yellowstone
Contact: Van Hildreth
1.) Special provision 32 describes the excavation & embankment construction sequence. Under item B.2.e, it states regarding the shear key excavation:" Do not excavate more than 25 ft. parallel to the existing roadway without completely backfilling shear key excavation with special borrow material. Use temporary shoring to excavate to the lines and grades shown on the plans".
2.) Does this mean to essentially excavate multiple 25' wide trenches parallel to the roadway full depth and backfill each before starting the next?
3.) Is the intent to install temporary shoring along the sides of each of the trenches?
Answer
Submitted: Monday   21-OCT-2019 10:45 AM

1)  Use temporary shoring to excavate to the lines and grades shown on the plans. 
2)  Yes.
3)  Refer to Special Provision No. 37 - Temporary Shoring, Section B, for construction requirements.

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Submitted: Wednesday    16-OCT-2019 02:30 PM
Company: Contech ES
Contact: DENNIS DIRKS
This appears to be a reline project using PVC as the liner pipe. The 24" PVC spec is for PS 46 pipe which would have an elevated bell which could require some special treatment during install or grouting due to the bells. Would MDT be acceptable to allowing A2 liner in the liner application and A2000 in the non liner application? A2000 is in the MDT standard as 708.05.4. I would also propose that it be allowed in the locations where 12" HDPE regular and 18" HDPE perforated is specified to allow uniformity if the pricing is correct. I can submit literature if needed.

Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 23-OCT-2019 08:40 AM

The use of the A2 liner and A-2000 pipe for this project is acceptable.  This substitution must have watertight connections and accommodate all fittings and subsurface drain accesses as shown in the plans.  A-2000 perforated pipe will need to meet openings requirements similar to the pipe type specified.
 

203 - LYNDALE & MT AVE - SIDEWALKS - October 24, 2019

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Submitted: Friday    18-OCT-2019 08:52 AM
Company: white resources group
Contact: estimating
Sheet 77 Drop Inlet Detail: Please clarify that an "Expansion Joint" is now required at the corners of the DI Grate in lieu of reinforcement and a contraction joint. (Detailed Drawing 609-07 Drop Inlet Aprons)
Answer
Submitted: Monday  21-OCT-2019 01:10 PM

Disregard the expansion joint at the corners of the drop inlet per plan sheet 77. Construct reinforcement and a contraction joint as per MDT Standard Detail 609-07. Sheet 77 has been revised.

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Submitted: Friday    18-OCT-2019 11:16 AM
Company: white resources group
Contact: estimating
609 010 200 CURB AND GUTTER-CONC: In the instance that curb and gutter to be removed and replaced is adjacent to PCCP: (1) Would standard curb and gutter be installed or a Special Design Curb and Gutter 9"? (2) With reinforcement? Please clarify what reinforcement, if any.
Answer
Submitted: Monday  21-OCT-2019 01:25 PM

Install standard curb without reinforcing where new curb is adjacent to PCCP
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Submitted: Sunday    20-OCT-2019 03:33 PM  
Company: Montana Lines, Inc.  
Contact: Trevor Livesay  
There are numerous mentions in the electrical plans to remove and salvage existing video detection cameras and dispose of existing video cable, but no reference to this work in SP #39 REMOVE AND SALVAGE. Please clarify this work and how it is to be measured and paid.
Answer
Submitted: Monday  21-OCT-2019 01:00 PM

Special Provision No. 29, REMOVE AND SALVAGE is replaced with the following:  
29. REMOVE AND SALVAGE

    Remove and salvage the existing signal poles, signal heads, push buttons, pedestrian signal heads, and electrical service  assembly, and video detectors as called out in the plans. Take care not to damage equipment. Securely attach all miscellaneous parts associated with salvaged equipment (e.g., nuts, bolts, washers, caps, hand-hole covers) to the equipment to prevent loss or damage. Remove and dispose of existing video cable as part of this bid item.
    Give two working days advance notice to Maintenance before delivery of salvaged equipment. Deliver salvaged traffic signal equipment and hardware to the MDT in Helena. Contact Rick Jensen in the Helena office at 444-6392 to prearrange date and location to deliver.
    Neatly stack poles at a prearranged location.
    Payment will be lump sum, which includes removing and salvaging equipment and delivering it to the MDT yard.

204 - D5 CULVERTS - LEWISTOWN AREA - October 24, 2019

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Submitted: Thursday 03-OCT-2019 2:32PM

The contract refers to the terms “Bioengineered Bank,” “Inlet Ditch Grading,” and “Duval Creek Culvert Grading Details.”  A “Bioengineered Bank” Special Provision is referred to in the Stream Protection Act 124 Special Provision (#19).  This is referring to the “Inlet Ditch Grading” Special Provision (#22).  Additionally, this work is detailed on Sheet 14 of the plans (Duval Creek Culvert Grading Details).  In summary, the terms “Bioengineered Bank,” “Inlet Ditch Grading,” and “Duval Creek Culvert Grading Details” are used in different places in the contract and all refer to the same work.


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    04-OCT-2019 09:41 AM
Company: True North Steel
Contact: Rick Jones
Item Number 603 010 714-CSP 96", can the corrugations be 5x1?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 15-OCT-2019 10:59 AM
No, the corrugations must be 3"x1".

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Submitted: Thursday  17-OCT-2019 12:57 PM
Company: True North Steel
Contact: Rick Jones
What's the purpose or location of the rub rail? Is it being used as a spacer when the pipe is being grouted or as a skid plate of some sort?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday   22-OCT-2019  9:13 AM

The rub rails can be comprised of various materials including channel iron or wood boards (2x4) or a material approved by the Project Manager. 
They are typically used as spacers to hold the drainage insert in place during pressure grout and are then encased with the grout process.

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Submitted: Friday 18-OCT-2019 2:25 PM
Company: True North Steel
Contract: Sarah Morgen
Questions:
1. Is the below sequence correct or is the center section of the 120” sspp already relined?

    Go into the center section of the existing 120” dia. plate structure and fill in voids in the invert with concrete.
    Place the new 96” into the center section of 120” plate structure and grout the void.
    Extend outlet 52.7’ plus 10.2’ but it only shows paving the 10.2’ section.
    Extend inlet 32.8’ plus 12.2’ but it only shows paving the 12.2’ section.

2. Is it the intent to just pave the inverts of the 10.2’ and 12.2’ or do they want to pave the entire 96” insert and extensions?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    22-OCT-2019  12:25 PM

    1.Yes, the center section of the 120” SSPP is already lined.
    2.The concrete invert lining is only for the 10.1’ and 12.2’ sections.

205 - MISSOURI RIVER - BANK STABILIZATION - October 24, 2019

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Type: Submitted: Wednesday 2-OCT-2019 08:31AM

1) Attached are PDF Files of the available project alignment and/or structures geotechnical report(s), geotechnical report supplements, and geotechnical laboratory summaries.  There is remaining geotechnical information that is voluminous and very difficult to compile in a concise manner. 

 Contractors are welcome to come to MDT Headquarters to inspect rock samples taken for the project that are stored here or to look through the complete set of Geotechnical field investigation notes, laboratory testing, analytical, or other data in our project files. 

It should be noted that the project may have undergone significant changes during the design process after the original geotechnical report and supplements were issued.  Thus, some of the information contained in these documents may be out of date or not applicable with regard to the advertised project. Some of the changes include, but are not limited to: Project splits (for funding, ROW issues, etc.); alignment and grade changes; and changes due to environmental factors (sensitive areas, etc.). 

The documents can be found at:  Geotechnical Engineering Structure Report
 

2)  Clarification to Special Provision #29 DESIGN CONSTRUCT REINFORCED ABUTEMENT SLOPE, STA. 5005+70 ‘AUX.’ to STA. 5006+35 ‘AUX.’, LT. SLOPE STABILIZATION AREA ‘A’

 

“The Designer/Engineer attending the pre-bid conference is not required to be currently licensed as a professional engineer in the state of Montana.  However,  all other provisions of the contract requiring professional engineering licensure in the state of Montana are still valid.”

 

3)  The rock samples from the subsurface investigation will be taken to Billings and made available for viewing one hour prior to, and one hour after, the mandatory pre-bid conference on October 9th.    

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Submitted: Monday    07-OCT-2019 8:44 AM
Special provision #30 SOIL NAIL RETAINING WALL, STA 5006+12 ‘AUX’ TO STA 5006+45 ’AUX’, LT SLOPE STABILIZATION AREA “B” is in the proposal but was inadvertently left off the Table of Contents.

 


Questions

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Submitted: Thursday  10-OCT-2019 07:47 AM  
Company: GeoStabilization International  
Contact: Bryan Wavra  
Please clarify how "working days" will or will not be accrued during the project. Do the working days start accumulating for every day subsequent to the first day of construction that impacts traffic, regardless of whether subsequent days impact traffic or not? Specifically speaking, if a contractor begins work in April, then shuts down due to the working restriction associated with sturgeon habitat from May 1 through July 31, will the contractor continue to accrue working days whether on site performing work or not?

Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 15-OCT-2019 07:53 AM\
Working Days will be assessed in accordance with Standard Specification 108.07 and 108.07.3.
As specified in Special Provision 16. ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT COMPLIANCE, the days between May 1st and July 31st, inclusive, are No Work Days under this contract.  If the Contractor obtains approval to work on stabilization areas B and C during this period, contract time will be assessed for days work is performed.

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Submitted: Thursday  10-OCT-2019 07:50 AM  
Company: GeoStabilization International  
Contact: Bryan Wavra  
Can a dry mix shotcrete, defined as gunite, be substituted for the wet mix shotcrete in the special provisions provided the gunite achieves the same design compressive strength? The gunite would have a slight different mix design but would still contain fibers to mitigate cracking.
Answer:
Submitted: Tuesday 15-OCT-2019 07:49 AM\
Special Provision 33 addresses the use of wet and dry-mix shotcrete, follow the language in the provision for the mix design.

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-OCT-2019 10:38 AM 
Company: Syblon Reid
Contact: Adam Simmons 

Please provide all available river flow data including flood stage analyses and scour analyses. Also, what are the scour assumptions to be used in the design? What amount of undermining of the rock slope below the slope repair should be considered in the design?
Answer
Submitted: Friday
    18-OCT-2019 1:05 PM
Design the reinforced abutment slope to resist the Extreme Scour Event.  The Extreme Scour Event is defined as the uniform loss of 12-ft. of slope material at the slope face, below Q100 Elev. = 2279.4’.  The 12-ft described herein is measured from the existing slope face (August 2018 survey), at the centerline of the right footing of Bent. No. 6 (critical section), and at the OHW elevation.  Ensure the reinforced abutment slope design meets a minimum factor of safety for local, intermediate, and global stability ≥ 1.3 for the Extreme Scour Event.
 
For the purposes of defining Contractor design requirements, no additional undermining is assumed to occur beyond the Extreme Scour Event; however, localized, variable, and limited (< 1-ft.) scour can be expected to occur beyond the 12-ft. limit of slope material loss described herein due to differing rates of scouring/weathering of the rock strata.
 
The Project Geotechnical Report dated June 26, 2019, Section 4.1.2 Slope Stability, Local Slope Stability, Critical Design Section, Reinforcement provides additional discussion regarding scour considerations.
 
MDT has evaluated the stability of the preliminary reinforced abutment slope design at the Extreme Scour Event.  A plot of the Slope/W model that was used by MDT is attached for reference.
 
River data from hydraulic report dated January 11, 2016:
 
                              Flow                  WSE    
Flood Event       ft3/ sec                NAVD88 (ft)  
1.5-year             20, 300                2262.53           
2.33-year           29,300                2264.85           
15-yr                  74,800                2274.81
25-yr                  82,500                2275.46
50-year              104,000              2277.16            
100-year            126,000              2279.42            
200-year            152,000              2281.64


Slope with Scour Detail

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-OCT-2019 03:17 PM
Company: Syblon Reid
Contact: Adam Simmons
Due to the nature of this proposal and the engineering component, it would be of great benefit to postpone the bid date by 1 week, will MDT grant an extension on the bid date?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday   22-OCT-2019 9:05 AM
The project will remain in the October 24, 2019 Bid Letting

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-OCT-2019 04:19 PM
Company: GeoStabilization International
Contact: BRYAN WAVRA
Bid item 0320 "Design/Construct Reinforced Slope" is a lump sum but the production soil nails, post tensioned anchors, anchor blocks, shotcrete, permanent shotcrete, strip drain, verification testing, and proof testing are itemized bid items as well. These components essentially make up the components of Stabilization Area A. Given that all of the components are already itemized, is bid item 0320 meant to cover design costs as a lump sum?
Answer
Submitted: FRIDAY 18-OCT-2019 10:40 AM

The itemized bid items Post Tensioned Anchors, Performance Test, Production Soil Nails, Verification Test, Shotcrete, Permanent Shotcrete Facing, Strip Drain, and Concrete Anchor Blocks are intended to be used for the construction of the Reinforced Abutment Slope (Stabilization Area A).  Each of these itemized bid items will be measured and paid for separately.  Bid item 0320 "Design/Construct Reinforced Slope" is intended to cover the design and all additional materials, labor, and equipment necessary to construct the reinforced abutment slope.

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-OCT-2019 04:22 PM
Company: GeoStabilization International
Contact: Bryan Wavra
Please clarify whether bid item 0290 "Production Soil Nails" will be used for payment in both Areas A and B or if the the production soil nails in area B are supposed to be included in bid item 0270 "Soil Nail Retaining Wall".

Answer
Submitted: FRIDAY 18-OCT-2019 10:40 AM

The itemized bid item 0290 “Production Soil Nails” is intended to be used for the construction of the Reinforced Abutment Slope (Stabilization Area A) only.  Soil nails required for the Soil Nail Retaining Wall (Stabilization Area B) will be paid for under the itemized bid item 0270 “Soil Nail Retaining Wall”.

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-OCT-2019 04:25 PM
Company: GeoStabilization International
Contact: Bryan Wavra
Please clarify whether bid item 0300 "Shotcrete" will be paid by the cubic yard for Area B or if it will be paid as part of the bid item 0270 "Soil Nail Retaining Wall".
Answer
Submitted: FRIDAY 18-OCT-2019 10:38 AM
The itemized bid item 0300 “Shotcrete” will be measured and paid for separately, by the cubic yard, for Stabilization Area B.

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-OCT-2019 05:49 PM
Company: Condon-Johnson
Contact: Ty Jahn
How will the contract "work days" accrue or be counted due to delays in the permits? What is the Contractor to assume for a time frame for permits to be reviewed and responded to after they have been submitted?

Answer
Submitted: Tuesday   22-OCT-2019  9:54 AM

Working Days will be assessed in accordance with Standard Specification 108.07 and 108.07.3.  Specification 108.07.5 details the process for requesting a time extension due to conditions beyond the control of and not the fault of the contractor.

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Submitted: Thursday  17-OCT-2019 04:41 PM  
Company: Condon-Johnson  
Contact: Ty Jahn  
Due to the nature of this proposal and the engineering component (especially since the Contractors don't even know how much hillside scour to account for at this period of time), please postpone the bid date by 1-2 weeks. Please confirm that the bid date will be extended and what the new bid date is.

Answer
Submitted: Tuesday   22-OCT-2019 9:05 AM
The project will remain in the October 24, 2019 Bid Letting

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Submitted: Friday    18-OCT-2019 03:17 PM  
Company: GeoStabilization International  
Contact: Bryan Wavra  
Special Provision 28, "Construction Sequence for Slope Stabilization Work", indicates that Stage 1 is to construct the reinforced abutment slope. Can the contractor perform temporary shoring activities in order to access the reinforced abutment slope prior to the activities outlined in Stage 1? Temporary shoring activities may include excavation, drilling, and/or shotcrete. These activities would not include vibratory or driven installations.
Answer
Submitted: Monday   21-OCT-2019  10:51 AM
Temporary shoring activities prior to Stage 1 will be considered as part of the design submittal process.  See Section H and Section I of Special Provision DESIGN, CONSTRUCT REINFORCED ABUTMENT SLOPE, STA. 5005+70 ‘AUX.’, TO STA. 5006+35 ‘AUX.’, LT SLOPE STABILIZATION AREA ‘A’.

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Submitted: Friday    18-OCT-2019 03:19 PM  
Company: GeoStabilization International  
Contact: Bryan Wavra  
Can you provide the 2018 lidar data point clouds or contours?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday   22-OCT-2019 8:08 AM
The zip file provided contains survey data for the project.  File 8542000DIDTM003.TIN was used to develop the 2018 existing ground surface for the Department’s preliminary reinforced abutment slope design.

SURVEY & LIDAR FILE INDEX
SURVEY & LIDAR FILES

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Submitted: Saturday  19-OCT-2019 12:29 PM  
Company: GeoStabilization International  
Contact: Bryan Wavra  
Please clarify if the verification test bid item 0280 will be paid in all areas of stabilization. Specifically, we are trying to determine whether or not to include verification testing costs in the Soil Nail Retaining Wall 0270 bid item.
Answer
Submitted: Monday 21-OCT-2019 12:45PM

Verification Testing is incidental to 0270 bid item 614010015 Soil Nail Retaining Wall.

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Submitted: Saturday  19-OCT-2019 12:31 PM  
Company: GeoStabilization International  
Contact: Bryan Wavra
Please confirm that Proof Testing was intentionally left out as an individual bid item and is intended to be incidental to other bid items.
Answer
Submitted: Monday 21-OCT-2019 01:00 PM

Proof Testing is incidental to bid items 614100018 Design, Construct Reinforced Slope and 614010015 Soil Nail Retaining Wall. 

 

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Submitted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019  11:19am
Company: Great West Engineering
Contact: Jonathan Weaver
1. Did MDT obtain a Section 408 permit for the permanent project features?
2. If not, please describe the Section 408 consultation that MDT went through for the permanent features.
3. Did the USACE Section 10/404 permitting staff facilitate the consultation?
4. How long did the Section 408 consultation take for the permanent features?
5. Is the USACE project that may be affected the Fort Peck Project?
6. Are there fees associated with Section 408 consultation?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 22-OCT-2019 02:03 PM
1. No.  MDT went through USACE’s streamlined 408 review process and a “Not Applicable” determination for the permanent 
facilities was returned by USACE.
2. MDT provided a copy of the Joint Application and supplemental materials via postal mail to the Fort Peck Station concurrently
 with the hand delivery of the Joint Application and supplemental materials to USACE’s Helena office for 10/404 permitting.
3. Yes, however MDT provided information to the 408 staff concurrently in order to accelerate the review process and after 
discussions with the 10/404 staff.  For the temporary facilities, it is anticipated that the 10/404 staff will initiate 408 consultation after the temporary facilities application is submitted.
4. MDT provided the Joint Application and supplemental materials to USACE (hand delivered to Helena and mailed to the Fort
 Peck Station) on April 15, 2019, and received a determination on May 30, 2019.  This process was streamlined as MDT did not have any permanent facilities that required an in-depth (USASCE District or Headquarters) 408 review.
5. Yes
6. MDT did not have any fees for the permanent facilities.  MDT is not responsible for any fees associated with the temporary 
facilities permits required by the resource agencies.

.


 

206 - 3RD ST NW - GREAT FALLS - October 24, 2019

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Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 16-OCT-2019 09:11 AM
Company: United Materials
Contact: Estimating
The quantity of concrete curb and gutter does not match what is shown on the plan sheets for the following corners: SE Corner of 3rd ST. NW & 14th Ave. NW, NW Corner of Smelter Ave & 8th St. NE, NE Corner of Smelter Ave & 8th St. NE. Please clarify if the curb and gutter on these corners is incidental to the valley gutter, or the plan quantity needs correction.

Answer
Submitted: THURSDAY 17-OCT-19 08:54 AM
The appropriate plan sheets have been updated to show sections of curb and gutter that are included in the price of the concrete valley gutter
.  Revised sheets 13,14, 23, 24: 

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Submitted: Thursday  17-OCT-2019 03:05 PM
Company: United Materials
Contact: Estimating
Plan Sheet 7 shows conflicting stationing at the beginning of the median removal and new median cap. Stationing listed for new median cap does not match the length shown on plan view. Please clarify distance and stationing of new median cap.
Answer
Submitted: Monday  21-OCT-2019 04:26 PM
Plan sheets 4 and 7 have been updated to clarify the stationing of the median curb and decorative median cap.

Revised Sheets 4 & 7

 

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Submitted: Monday    21-OCT-2019 09:55 AM  
Company: PEC  
Contact: Estimating  
Is the YAGI antenna and coax to be replaced or reset from pole 1 listed to be demolished at 6th St. NE?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 22-OCT-2019 07:08 AM

The following special is hereby added to the contract:
Remove and Reset Misc Items
Remove and reset Yagi Antenna and emergency pre-emption head from the existing signal pole to the new signal pole at the 6th St. NE intersection.  Include the cost of the new cable-copper coaxial cable for the Yagi antenna as part of this bid item.  The emergency pre-emption detection cable is state furnished.  Pick up the emergency pre-emption detection cable and install it


 

207 - LEWIS & KING ST WALKS - E HELENA - October 24, 2019

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Submitted: Wednesday    02-OCT-2019 1:03 PM
The following special provision is added to the contract:
Adjustment of Gas Valve Pipe
A. Description.  A Northwestern Energy gas valve vertical pipe is located at Station 425+80.4, 2.5’ RT.
B. Construction Requirements.
    1.) Coordinate vertical adjustment of this pipe with Northwestern Energy to finished elevation of sidewalk.
    2.) All Construction Requirements under Special Provision 20. PROTECTION OF NORTHWESTERN ENERGY’S GAS FACILITIY apply.
C. Method of Measurement and Basis of Payment. Work described in this provision is not measured for payment. Consider all costs associated with this provision incidental to performance of the work. Include the cost in the cost of other items.


Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 02-OCT-2019 04:39 PM

Company: white resources group
Contact: estimating
Sheet 11 Miscellaneous details-Sidewalk Drain Detail- Please clarify the following: (1) 3 in Diamond pattern floor plate; please explain (3" thick diamond plate?)
Answer
Submitted: Friday    04-OCT-2019 2:01 PM

Revised: Wednesday
    09-OCT-2019 2:52 PM
The Sidewalk Drain Detail will be updated to clarify that the Diamond Floor Plate is to be 3/8" diamond plate steel. Plan Sheet 11 has been revised. REVISED_SHEET_11

208 - SIDEWALKS - TWIN BRIDGES - October 24, 2019

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209 - PERITSA CREEK - 6M W OF HARDIN - October 24, 2019

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Questions

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Submitted: Thursday  10-OCT-2019 02:39 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
With no provisions to detour traffic, it appears that the existing road needs to be closed to traffic to be able to install the new box culvert. Please confirm that this is a correct assumption.
Answer
Submitted: Friday  11-OCT-2019 11:43 AM
Full closure of the roadway is allowed with an approved Traffic Control Plan.

Edit Special Provision 2 as follows: 

2. CONTRACT TIME [108]

The work begins on the effective date stated in the Notice to Proceed (NTP) and is to be completed in 30 Working Days. The NTP will be issued with an effective date of June 15, 2020.

101 - MT 200 - FAIRVIEW - November 14, 2019

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102 - BBP-FIVE MILE ROAD - November 14, 2019

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103 - MT-21 BRIDGES (SIMMS-AUGUSTA) - November 14, 2019

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104 - WEST OF MALTA - WEST - November 14, 2019

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105 - MOUNT HIGHLAND DR - BUTTE - November 14, 2019

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106 - NO NAME DITCH BRIDGE - 4 MILES SE VALIER - November 14, 2019

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Clarifications

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Submitted: Monday  12-OCT-2019 01:42 PM
Special provision #14 Clean water act section 404 permit and section 401 certification is in the proposal but was inadvertently left off the Table of Contents.


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107 - HARDIN RD-BILLINGS, SHILOH ROAD-BILLINGS, KING AVE-BILLINGS - November 14, 2019

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302 - MT-81 BRIDGES - December 6, 2019

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Submitted: Thursday    29-AUG-2019 2:34 PM
Revised: Monday
    16-SEPT-2019 12:26 PM
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is accepting Statement of Qualifications (SOQs) from entities (Proposers) interested in providing Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC) services for the project soliciting design and construction services for the design-build project identified below. Proposers Contractor and consultant teams (Firms) are encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) response electronically to STATE OF MONTANA FILE TRANSFER SERVICE, the email addresses listed in the RFQ or in hard copy. Responses are due to the Montana Department of Transportation – Engineering Division, Engineering Construction Contracting Bureau, Room 101, 2701 Prospect Avenue, Helena, Montana by 11:00 a.m., local time on September 20, 2019. Electronic submittals must be one single pdf file

MT81 Bridges 
STPB 81-1(33)23
The intent of this project is to replace three existing On System Bridges along MT-81 with new structures designed to meet current design standards and future anticipated needs at the sites. Due to drifting issues along this roadway, an open-rail bridge rail system is requested by Maintenance.

The bridges are listed below:

• Judith River Bridge – Bridge ID P00081024+09621 (MDT Structure ID #06211)

• Warm Springs Creek - Bridge ID P00081032+04251 (MDT Structure ID #06213)
• Irrigation Canal - Bridge ID P00081034+00551 (MDT Structure ID #06215)

The project RFQ is at the following link: RFQ

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Submitted: Thursday 03-OCT-2019 2:02PM
SOQ RANKED SHORT LIST

  1. Frontier West, LLC / Morrison-Maierle
  2. Dick Anderson Construction / LHC Construction / Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. / KLJ Engineering and Planning / Terracon Consultants
  3. Sletten Construction Company / TD&H Engineering


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Clarifications

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Submitted: Wednesday 04-SEP-2019 10:00 AM
The Draft Preliminary Field Review Report provided for this project is for information only.  Refer to the RFQ and RFP for the anticipated scope of work.

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Submitted: Thursday 05-SEP-2019 04:510PM
The geotechnical information listed as Attachment C to the RFQ can be found at the following link:  DRAFT BORING LOGS

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Submitted: Tuesday    08-OCT-2019 2:21 PM
On page 41 of the RFP, the equation descriptions should read as follows:
    1. 75 points – Technical Proposal
    2. 25 points – Bid Price Proposal

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Submitted: Tuesday   22-OCT-2019  9:39 AM
Linked below is additional survey from another MDT project that may overlap with the MT-81 Bridges project.  Note that this survey is on the NAD83/1992 adjustment datum.  Use this information at your own risk.  The Department of Transportation does not guarantee the accuracy of this information and makes no warranties, express or implied, regarding the information provided.
4693_SURVEY

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Submitted: Wednesday    23-OCT-2019  2:35 PM
Pre-Proposal Meeting Agenda
Pre-Proposal Meeting Minutes
Pre-Proposal Meeting Sign-in


Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 04-SEP-2019 07:47 AM
Company: Jacobs
Contact: Ed Toavs
On page 7 of the RFQ, Insurance Requirements, the last sentence indicates that Project Specific insurance is required. Is a contractors general policy that included $1,000,000 in Professional Liability & errors and omissions acceptable, or does a project specific policy need to be purchased?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    10-SEPT-2019 10:12 AM
Project specific insurance is not required with the Statement of Qualifications or Technical Proposal, only evidence of the Firm's ability to obtain the required insurance. Project specific insurance will be required prior to signing a contract with MDT.

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Submitted: Wednesday 04-SEP-2019 03:53 PM
Company: Jacobs
Contact: Ed Toavs
What is MDT’s expectation for the Environmental Engineer regarding roles, responsibilities, duties, etc., and does this person need to be a licensed engineer in Montana?

Answer
Submitted: Friday
    06-SEPT-2019 10:35 AM
The Environmental Engineer, identified as part of the key personnel for this project, is responsible for ensuring compliance with all environmental commitments, regulations, and permitting requirements.  This individual must be a licensed professional engineer in the state of Montana.

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Submitted: Tuesday   10-SEP-2019 03:29 PM  
Company: Jacobs  
Contact: Ed Toavs  
Are 11"x17" pages acceptable for presenting charts, graphs, tables, or other graphics that do not fit on an 8 1/2"x 11" page? If so, will each 11"X17" page count as one page in the page count of the proposal?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday    11-SEPT-2019 10.25 AM
As stated on page 5 of the RFQ, SOQ submittal pages must be 8 1/2" x 11" in size.
 

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Submitted: Tuesday   08-OCT-2019 11:46 AM
Company: TD&H Engineering
Contact: Loran Frazier
It is my understanding that the survey data supplied with the RFP only contains control point information. Is this correct or is there additional survey information available for the projects that I am not finding?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday    10-OCT-2019 7:02 AM
The control survey information included as an attachment to the RFP represents all the survey data MDT has collected for this project. 
 
The USGS completed topographic and hydrographic survey of the Judith River crossing in 2016.  Data associated with that survey can be found at the following webpage:
https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/58cac9bce4b0849ce97c8a68

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Submitted: Thursday  10-OCT-2019 02:20 PM  
Company: Jacobs  
Contact: Ed Toavs  
What is the process for requesting permission to perform core drilling activities in the state right-of-way for this project? Once an application is completed by a firm and submitted to MDT, what length of time can be expected for a response?
Answer
Submitted: THURSDAY 17-OCT-19 08:37 AM

Permission to enter state right of way to perform geotechnical subsurface investigations is obtained through the encroachment permit process.   The time required to obtain environmental permits (if applicable) for the subsurface investigation is dependent upon the site specific conditions and the proposed drilling methods, which are not known to the Department.  Assuming environmental permits (if applicable) are obtained and submitted in conjunction with the encroachment permit, a response would be provided within two weeks.

 

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Submitted: Friday    11-OCT-2019 04:10 PM  
Company: Jacobs  
Contact: Ed Toavs  
Does MDT have laboratory data for shear strength, unconfined compressive strength, or rock/soil chemistry (PH, resistivity, sulfate content) that is available for review? Actual laboratory plates would be helpful as well in reference to the bore log data.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 15-OCT-2019 11:49 AM
Data can be found at the following link:
Core Laboratory Data

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Submitted: Friday    11-OCT-2019 04:12 PM  
Company: Jacobs  
Contact: Ed Toavs
Does MDT have core photos available for review of the samples recovered?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 15-OCT-2019 11:06 AM
Photos can be found at the following link:
Core Photos

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Submitted: Friday    11-OCT-2019 04:17 PM  
Company: Jacobs  
Contact: Ed Toavs  
Is it allowable to draw drilling water from the Judith River and Warms Springs Creek for rock coring operations to obtain additional borings? If it is allowable, what requirements, permits, and permissions are needed?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 17-OCT-19 8:06 AM

No permits have been obtained for this project.  The Design-Build Firm is responsible for obtaining the necessary permits for all temporary and permanent activities related to the project in accordance with the Standard Specifications and the appropriate resource and regulatory agencies.

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Submitted: Friday    11-OCT-2019 04:46 PM  
Company: Jacobs  
Contact: Ed Toavs  
With the potential of three firms requiring right-of-entry with adjacent landowners, does each firm simply follow the process for right-of-entry? Has MDT made any contact with the landowners in the area regarding this project and the potential for right-of-entry by multiple firms?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday   22-OCT-2019  9:48 AM
The Design-Build Firm is responsible for all coordination activities associated with gathering additional project information.