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The Department is currently developing the following Exigency Projects for Letting (schedule updates will be posted as the projects are developed):

1. US 2 CULVERTS – SW OF MARION tentative schedule:  Preliminary Plans-11/12/21, Advertisement-11/25/21, Letting-12/09/21, Award 12/21/21, NTP-1/03/21
The US-2 Culverts-SW of Marion project will repair/replace up to 8 failing culverts that carry Kelly Creek and/or highway drainage under US-2 southwest of Marion (from reference post 93.2-95.0).

2. WOLF CREEK AREA FIRE REPAIRS: tentative schedule: Preliminary Plans-10/10/21, Advertising-10/21/21, Letting-11/18/21, Award-11/31/21, NTP-12/14/21
Expedited project to repair roadway elements (mainly fencing) damaged by wildfires near Wolf Creek. At this time, damage has been identified on Interstate 15 (I-15) from RP 230.1 to RP 233.33 and on US-287 (P-9) from RP 1.6 to RP 2.4
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201 - LIVINGSTON - SOUTH - October 28, 2021

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Addendums

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Submitted: Tuesday 26-OCT-2021 04:00 PM
An Addendum has been posted for this project: ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files, click here: BID FILES


Clarifications

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Submitted: Monday  18-NOV-2021  08:04AM
The linked detail is being added to the plans to correspond with the Sinusoidal Rumble Strip bid item already included in the schedule of items.  This detail will be incorporated into the project awarded plans. DETAIL SHEET 27 is needed to properly bid the sinusoidal rumble strips and this addition does not require an addendum to the project.


Questions

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Submitted: Thursday  21-OCT-2021 03:14 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Can the MDT please provide a dirt run for this project? Also, any additional geotechnical information that is available.Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  26-OCT-2021  2:25 PM
Linked is the requested geotechnical and earthwork information.  The earthwork is unadjusted and no shrink or swell factors have been applied to the earthwork.  The add grading quantities are also not included in the earthwork log or the linked mass diagram, however the subexcavation quantities are included as excavation in the mass diagram and earthwork log.  The grading quantities  have changed, an updated plan sheet 13 is also linked to address the grading quantity change for item 203 020 375 (Embankment in Place), as well as a clerical error on the special borrow frame (no quantity change).  An addendum will be issued for the change in quantities.
 
UPDATED PLAN PAGE # 13
MASS DIAGRAM
EARTHWORK LOG & TEXT FILES
SUB EXCAVATION CALCULATION

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 are:
460 Report
Geotech Field Investigation Report
Geotech Engineering Alignment Report
Geotech Engineering Supplemental Report
Geotech Engineering Alignment Report
Soil Index Property Summary

202 - BROCKTON - WEST - October 28, 2021

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Questions

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Submitted: Friday    22-OCT-2021 10:29 AM  
Company: Prince, Inc.  
Contact: Mike Sharp
Special provision 33 requires milled sections to be covered with new plant mix within 24 hours. This is excessively restrictive (short sections, lots of joints, improperly constructed meet lines, weather impacts, breakdowns, etc.) and will ultimately adversely impact the final product. Basically it negates the intent of special 34. At least 4 days production would allow for the freedom to pave it in a way that will assist in netting the best end result. Will MDT be receptive to proposals that will allow us opportunity to construct the best end product?
Answer
Submitted: Monday  25-OCT-2021 09:24AM
Special Provision 33 Cold Milling is hereby rescinded. Please refer to Standard Specification 411.03.2.

203 - SF 129 - ROUNDABOUT KING 56TH - October 28, 2021

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Addendums

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Submitted: Tuesday 26-OCT-2021 04:30 PM
 An Addendum has been posted for this project: ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files, click here: BID FILES

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Submitted: Tuesday 26-OCT-2021 04:10 PM
An Addendum has been posted for this project: ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files, click here: BID FILES


Clarifications

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Questions

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Submitted: Thursday  07-OCT-2021 04:16 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting
Contact: Clint Habel
Please review SP 2 contract days and work associated with this project. The previous roundabout at 56th and Central had 85 working days with 8,049 CUYD of Unclassified Excavation, 745 CUYD of Special Borrow, and 1,922 feet (culvert summary recap) of pipe to install. This project has 10,471 CUYD more of Unclassified Excavation, 15,294 CUYD more of Special Borrow, and 2,295 feet more of pipe. As you can see this roundabout has more quantity and will need more time to complete. Please consider 60 more working days to the contract due to the quantity of work.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  12-OCT-2021  12:59PM
15 days will be added by addendum.  Total contract time is 100 Working Days.

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Submitted: Monday    11-OCT-2021 10:05 AM  
Company: Knife River  
Contact: Grant Clingingsmith
Please provide Geopak files, .xml files for existing and design surface, and any other electronic data available for this project.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  12-OCT-2021  09:18AM
The design files for the requested project are posted here:
DESIGN FILES
The requested files do not represent the staked project, but are only design files. The Department cannot guarantee the accuracy of the electronic data, particularly as it may be called up by your computer, nor does any data in these files supersede the data in the contract documents. In addition, the Department will not make any revisions to the electronic files pertaining to the staked project, change ordered work, or changes that are made during construction to fit field conditions.

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Submitted: Monday    18-OCT-2021 02:20 PM  
Company: Knife River  
Contact: Grant Clingingsmith
Is there any existing surface information of the actual roundabout? It appears the cross sections have skipped the entire round about.
Answer
Submitted: Monday 25-OCT-2021  12:50PM
The requested information is linked as a .tin files and has been added to the link in the answer for question #2.

204 - GRANDVIEW DR - RESERVE DR (KAL) - October 28, 2021

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Addendums

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Submitted: Tuesday 26-OCT-2021 04:30 PM
 An Addendum has been posted for this project: ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files, click here: BID FILES


Clarifications

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Questions

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Submitted: Saturday  02-OCT-2021 01:23 PM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Kurtis Paulson
If reference to special provision 19, will the Notice to Proceed date be extended if the Treeline Road intersection radar detection system is not functional by that time?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 15-OCT-2021 09:45 AM
Project UPN 9035000 is no longer anticipated to coincide with this project.  Special Provision 19 is hereby rescinded.
Remove, or abandon in place, existing loops.  Include the cost for this work in other items.
Install new radar presence detection as described in attached special provision and attached plan sheet.
Bid Item 617 763 500 DETECTOR-RADAR/PRESENCE 4 EACH is hereby added to this contract.  An addendum will be issued.
ELECTRICAL PLAN SHEET E1
SPECIAL PROVISION DETECTOR RADAR PRESENCE

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Submitted: Wednesday 20-OCT-2021 08:08 PM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Kurtis Paulson
Special Provision #31 states: "The milled pavement surfacing will be required to be paved as stated in plans at the end of each day or approved by Project Manager." Will the department allow traffic on the milled surface outside of the mainline, in turn lanes and connections to the side streets?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 22-OCT-2021 09:55 AM
The provisions in standard specification 411.03.2 will apply to milling and paving operations outside of the mainline, in turn lanes, and connections to the side streets.

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Submitted: Wednesday 20-OCT-2021 08:27 PM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Kurtis Paulson
Please clarify what is required for bid item #20. The bid item description is "Adjust Monument Box". The summary in the plans has a remark stating "New Survey Monument Box for Existing 1/4 Section Corner." There is a note below the summary that states "Re-Monumentation of Survey Monuments will be Done Under the Direction of the MDT District Land Surveyor." Will a new monument box be required? Will the existing monument require re-monumentation? If so, will the Contractor be required to utilize a PLS if it is done under the direction of the MDT District Land Surveyor?

Answer
Submitted: Friday  22-OCT-2021  02:34PM
A new monument box will be required to be set by the contractor under MDT supervision.  MDT will set the new monument inside the box and file the necessary paperwork with the county.  A PLS will not be required of the contractor for this item of work.

205 - SF 179 PIPE CREEK ROAD CURVES - October 28, 2021

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Submitted: Thursday  14-OCT-2021 02:59 PM
Company: Noble Excavating
Contact: Zach Schad
What is the action to be taken once the unclassified material is labeled hot or not? Is it the landfills responsibility to move the 1,000 CY stockpiles once they are placed at the Lincoln County Landfill by by the contractor and tested. Is the contractor responsible for the testing of the unclassified material? Will the Lincoln County Landfill be charging the contractor to dispose of this material?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday  20-OCT-2021  02:48PM
Include the cost for transporting, dumping and stockpiling the excess material from the project site to Lincoln County Landfill, 501 Pipe Creek Road, in the bid item for Excavation - Unclassified.  Sampling and laboratory fees associated with the excess material will be provided and paid for by MDT.  Please contact Aaron Anderson(406 444 0872) one week prior to the excess material being stockpiled at the landfill.  The landfill will retain all of the clean material.  Final disposal of contaminated material will be delivered to the repository at the landfill by the contractor.  Payment for transporting, dumping and stockpiling this material to the repository, and any associated fees, will be measured and paid for in accordance with Subsection 109.04. 

206 - GODFREY CREEK - 12 MILES SOUTH MANHATTAN - October 28, 2021

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Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 20-OCT-2021 04:02 PM
Company: Forterra
Contact: Brian Jenner
Is (1) wingwall section required or (2) per location? The detail side view in the upper right corner of sheet 10 of the road plans shows one wall section with an end height of 5'-2" and piece length of 8'-0". The isometric detail and the profile detail show (2) pieces per run of wingwall. If (2) are required, what are the lengths of each of the (2) pieces?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 21-OCT-2021 11:00 AM
The total length required is 8'-0" feet with the end height of 5'-2".  The manufacturer decides if they want to complete in one or two sections.  The manufacturer will decide the lengths if built in two sections.

207 - SF 179 I-15 CURVE SFTY DILLON - October 28, 2021

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101 - JCT SEC 462 - EAST & WEST - November 18, 2021

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Questions

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Submitted: Friday    22-OCT-2021 08:18 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Can MDT please post the design files for the project and provide them in a cross section report file in either an .xsr or .gen format?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 26-OCT-2021 03:30 PM
The linked design files are provided as information only.  
The requested files do not represent the staked project,  but are only design files.  The Department cannot guarantee the accuracy of the electronic data, particularly as it may be called up by your computer, nor does any data in these files supersede the data in the contract documents.  In addition, the Department will not make any revisions to the electronic files pertaining to the staked project, change ordered work, or changes that are made during construction to fit field conditions. DESIGN FILES 

102 - EAST OF EAST HELENA - EAST - November 18, 2021

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103 - SF 119-SLOPE FLATTEN S-206 & S-206 US 2 TO MT-35 - November 18, 2021

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Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday   26-OCT-2021 09:52 AM  
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.  
Contact: Grant Roberts
Will Clearing and Grubbing limits be to R/W or to the staked construction limits?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 27-OCT-2021 06:40 AM
Clearing and Grubbing will be performed in accordance with Subsection 201.03.4.

104 - I-90 QUINN CREEK ROAD STRUCTURES - November 18, 2021

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Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday   26-OCT-2021 03:30 PM  
Company: Ralph L Wadsworth Construction  
Contact: Brian Amann
Are As-builts available for the existing structures to be demolished?

105 - WOLF CREEK AREA FIRE REPAIRS - November 18, 2021

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301 - TIMBER BRIDGES - GLASGOW AREA - April 7, 2022

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Submitted: Monday  25-OCT-2021  08:31AM
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 November 15, 2021.

Project Name:   Timber Bridges – Glasgow Area
Project No.:        STPB STWD(789)
Control No.:       9885000
 
This project includes design-build services required to design and reconstruct fifteen (15) existing timber bridges in northeast Montana, impacting US 2 between Hinsdale and Glasgow, MT 24 between Glasgow and Opheim, MT 248 between Opheim and Scobey, and MT 251 between Poplar and Flaxville.  The project involves replacing all the aging and deteriorating timber bridges with new structures and will reconstruct the adjacent roadways as necessary.
 
The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link: RFQ AND ATTACHMENTS

Click the following link for more information: ADVERTISED BID PACKAGES


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