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Bid Letting Dates:

February 25, 2021

February 26, 2021

March 11, 2021

March 23, 2021

May 5, 2021

Kalispell ADA Upgrades: Opening of bid price proposals. Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:00am. ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION
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201 - LAKESIDE N & S - February 25, 2021

Notifications

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Addendums

No Addendums available for this project.


Clarifications

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Submitted: 08-FEB-2021 12:15 PM
Loran Frazier has been appointed as the Chair of the Transportation Commission.  Award documents will be updated to reflect this change.


Questions

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Submitted: Sunday    21-FEB-2021 10:23 PM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Kurtis Paulson
Special Provision 27 states "The maximum size of salvaged cold millings is 2 inches. The aggregate size may be modified, with approval from the Project Manager and coordinated with Flathead County, if the existing asphalt is in poor condition." The need to mill and fill the road would suggest the asphalt is in poor condition. Will MDT pay for additional processing required beyond the capabilities of the rotomilling machine?

Answer
Submitted: Monday  22-FEB-2021 12:21PM
The contractor should bid to deliver cold millings at 2" maximum size.  Should, through agreement with the Project Manager, Flathead County, and the Contractor, a decision be made to deliver millings greater than 2", a price reduction will be required and negotiated.

202 - CHESTER - EAST - February 25, 2021

Notifications

No Notices available for this project.


Addendums

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Submitted: Monday 02-FEB-2021  03:05PM
An Addendum has been posted for this project: ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files, click here: BID FILES

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Submitted: Wednesday  24-FEB-2021 11:10AM
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: 08-FEB-2021 12:15 PM
Loran Frazier has been appointed as the Chair of the Transportation Commission.  Award documents will be updated to reflect this change.

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Submitted: Tuesday  23-FEB-2021  03:37PM
Final Sweep and Broom has been removed from plan sheet 7 since this project has Fog Seal.   UPDATED SHEET 7
An Addendum will be issued. 

Special Provision Fog Seal Over Seal and Cover is hereby made part of this contract.   LINK


Questions

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Submitted: Thursday  04-FEB-2021 07:02 AM
Company: HighMark Traffic Services, Inc.
Contact: Bradley Meyer
The interim paint quantities listed on the summary sheet in the plans will not cover the 11.6 miles. Will MDT review these quantities and clarify. Also there are no pavement marking quantities posted in the proposal.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday  04-FEB-2021 11:33AM

The interim paint quantities have been revised, please see Sheet 7.  The pavement quantities will be added to the Contract.    
SHEET 7 
See Clarification #2 for updated Sheet 7

An Addendum will be issued.

203 - SF 179 D1 SFTY SIGNS GUARDRAIL - February 25, 2021

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Addendums

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Clarifications

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Submitted: 08-FEB-2021 12:15 PM
Loran Frazier has been appointed as the Chair of the Transportation Commission.  Award documents will be updated to reflect this change.


Questions

No Questions available for this project.

204 - I-90 STRUCTURES - THREE FORKS - February 25, 2021

Notifications

No Notices available for this project.


Addendums

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Submitted: Monday  22-FEB-2021  03:12PM
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: 08-FEB-2021 12:15 PM
Loran Frazier has been appointed as the Chair of the Transportation Commission.  Award documents will be updated to reflect this change.

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Submitted: Tuesday  09-FEB-2021  07:44AM
On sheet 6 CROSSOVER DETAIL there was a quantity that was inadvertently left out.  MDT estimates that 586 yards of neat line embankment  will be required to construct the median crossover as shown in the plans.  This quantity is an unadjusted quantity with no allowance for shrink or swell. 
See Clarification #3

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Submitted: Wednesday 17-FEB-2021  01:15PM
The following sheets and special provisions are hereby added to the contract reference the links below:
 
Plan Sheets:
SHEET 4 (added temporary barrier and guardrail items)
SHEET 6 (updated and added embankment quantity to the detail from clarification #2)
 
Special Provisions:
Impact Attenuator – Temporary [606-3] (revised 1/21/2021)
Temporary Barrier Rail [618-11] (revised 12/07/2017)
 
Added Items:

606011503 Reset Temp Impact Attenuator 1 Each
606011518 Temporary Impact Attenuator Each
618190100 Temporary Barrier Rail 60 LNFT
618190110 Reset Temp Barrier Rail 20 LNFT
606010021 Temp GD Rail - STL/BR Apprty 1 1 Each
606010024 Temp Optional Term Sect 1 Each

An Addendum will be issued.


Questions

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Submitted: Monday    22-FEB-2021 08:18 AM 
Company: L & J Construction Group, LLC 
Contact: Estimating 
Plans sheet B2 calls for transverse tining of the bridge deck repair surface. This can not be achieved with any rapid set repair mortars. All rapid set materials are self leveling. This repair should be completed with Class Structure or Deck Concrete that takes 7 days on average to get 3,500 psi. This means that the project will have 7 days per bridge or 28 days of cure time. This job has 40 work days to complete. 1. Will the Department consider adding 15 contract days to this project?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 22-FEB-2021 03:10 PM
No time will be added to the contract. Cement based rapid setting concrete can be used if polymer based concrete cannot fulfill the contract requirements.

205 - WHITETAIL - NORTH - February 25, 2021

Notifications

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Addendums

No Addendums available for this project.


Clarifications

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Submitted: 08-FEB-2021 12:15 PM
Loran Frazier has been appointed as the Chair of the Transportation Commission.  Award documents will be updated to reflect this change.


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    29-JAN-2021 10:26 AM  
Company: Martin Construction, Inc.  
Contact: Logan McIsaac
Could the Department provide any geotechnical data that would pertain to the referenced project?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 17-FEB-2021 07:45 AM
The ground penetrating radar and soil survey results are attached.  GEOTECH DATA

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Submitted: Friday    29-JAN-2021 11:30 AM  
Company: Martin Construction, Inc.  
Contact: Logan McIsaac  
The third paragraph of Special Provision 20 states "...to assure a maximum 50 percent pulverized plant mix surfacing throughout the blend material sections." Yet the table shows the existing plant mix section at a 1-foot depth from STA 670+44.00 to the end of the project. Please clarify how it was intended to maintain the 50 percent or less blend with this thicker asphalt section.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 17-FEB-2021  6:39AM
The table in the Pulverization Special Provision does not accurately reflect the depth of plant mix for the last mile of the project.  There is no GPR information for this area, but based on the GPR that is available and how it correlates with the coring information for the majority of the project, it seems reasonable to assume the last mile of the project would have a similar pavement (varying between 5 and 7 inches) and gravel depth as the rest of the project.

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Submitted: Monday    08-FEB-2021 09:40 AM  
Company: K&K Aggregate  
Contact: Kim Opsahl  
The bridges along this project are rated at 8 tons, how does MDT suggest moving equipment along?
Answer
Submitted: Monday 08-FEB-2021 03:30 PM
The bridges will be open to legal loads with no other load limit restrictions.  The existing load limit signs are in the process of being removed.

206 - I-90 EROSION - W OF DRUMMOND - February 25, 2021

Notifications

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Addendums

No Addendums available for this project.


Clarifications

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Submitted: 08-FEB-2021 12:15 PM
Loran Frazier has been appointed as the Chair of the Transportation Commission.  Award documents will be updated to reflect this change.

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Submitted: Tuesday 23-FEB-2021 03:30 PM
Special Provision #20 Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit and Section 401 Certification is hereby replaced by a revised version of that special. REVISED CLEAN WATER ACT


Questions

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Submitted: Thursday  18-FEB-2021 10:39 AM
Company: Young Gun Construction LLC
Contact: Beth Kalisiak
Ma'am/Sir, -Does the contractor need to be prequalified for stream restoration through the MTDOT for this project?
-Is there an estimated cost range for this project? -Will there be more than 1AC of disturbance?
-Will one lane of traffic need to be closed on I-90 for the entire project or just as needed for access to the project?
-Can we please get additional information on the Red-Osier Dogwood please? The nurseries we have spoken to have 1 year bareroot seedlings or small seedlings in a #1 gallon size pot.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 18-FEB-2021 03:40 PM

Number 4 Updated: 19-FEB-2021
1) The contractor does not need to be prequalified for stream restoration on this project.
2) The engineers estimated cost for this project is not available until after the bid letting.
3) 1 acre of disturbance is anticipated for this project.
4) A single lane closure for westbound traffic will be allowed for mobilization of equipment and importing materials.  Restore traffic to normal configuration during non-working hours. Reset guardrail or provide positive protection to blunt ends per MUTCD requirements when traffic is restored to normal configuration. 
Cost associated with providing positive protection should be included in the bid price for Traffic Control - LS.
5) Per Special Provision 33 the minimum pot size is 100 cubic inches.  #1 gallon potted plants meet this requirement.  Bareroot plants are not allowed.

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Submitted: Friday    19-FEB-2021 08:29 AM 
Company: J & J Excavating and Trucking 
Contact: Trina R 
The area of the work between 679+00 and 680+00 includes an undercut bank at the upper extent of the washout. This condition does not appear in the cross sections given. Will the contractor be allowed to excavate that overhanging bank back to a 1.5 to 1 slope and will he be compensated for the additional materials required to achieve the design sections shown? In the event that excess soil is generated by the grading activities to achieve design line and grade can that excess be disposed of on-site? Will the contractor be given AutoCAD surfaces to grade to or will he have to generate them from design data information?
Answer
Submitted: Monday  22-FEB-2021  12:18PM 
1) Stabilize banks in their existing condition to accept permanent erosion control.  Payment will be made for actual quantities placed as measured by MDT's project manager.
 
2) Any additional material generated that cannot be used for other bid items may be wasted within the proposed berm area shown in the plans. Submit alternate design lines and grade to MDT's project manager for approval.
 
3) Land XML files for all proposed design lines and surfaces will be supplied upon request.  After receiving request the contractor will receive the files from MDT within two weeks. Contact: Nathaniel R. Walters, Missoula Design Supervisor,
nwalters@mt.gov, 406-523-5833.

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Submitted: Friday    19-FEB-2021 10:12 AM
Company: Glacier Excavating, Inc
Contact: Robert Cuffe
Allowing for the typical 6-week lag time to obtain temporary facilities permitting (cofferdams/diversions) from the US Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies, and considering the NTP of March 8th and Completion Date Contract deadline of April 16th (which seems late to beat spring runoff on the Clark Fork River), this project timeline seems unattainable. Does MDT believe that the the Corps will approve temporary facilities permitting within a 2-3 week period? Would MDT consider extending the completion date to the Fall of 2021 to allow for installation during low flow conditions?

Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  23-FEB-2021  03:22PM
The Department is optimistic that resource agencies will provide an expedited review of permit applications in light of the threat imposed on Interstate 90 by the Clark Fork river.  Due to the importance of the interstate system, the Department's goal is to mitigate the erosion by the completion date of April 16, 2021.  Submit all required permit applications for temporary facilities necessary to complete the work within 7 days after award, not including the day of award.  Assume a duration of 14 calendar days for the processing of temporary facilities permits after the submittal of a complete application. If the processing duration of a complete application exceeds 14 calendar days, this will be considered an excusable, non-compensable delay and is eligible for time extension.  If high flows prevent the installation of contract items, submit to the Project Manager a request for a time extension in accordance with Section 108.07.5 Extensions.  This contract includes an incentive to complete the contract bid items prior to spring runoff. The contractor will receive an incentive of $3,600 for each calendar day that all contract bid items are complete prior to April 16, 2021 up to a maximum of 10 calendar days.

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Submitted: Friday    19-FEB-2021 04:57 PM
Company: J & J Excavating and Trucking, Inc.
Contact: Trina Roe
For the 100 plants being installed it says to water them in then every 72 hours. For how long? Can we use the river to water?
Is there a warranty period?
 
Transplants of shrubs and trees:   How many to bid?   What size-Dictates spade Size for moving
    
Fabric for the erosion control fabric on top of the seeding. Exactly what type-Straw,Coconut, etc. Installed quantity to bid?
 
Seeding: If we provide a number to seed from the guardrail to the river...what quantity would you like bid? Also asked to bid additional 30ft wider. Quantity to bid?
 We would normally calculate some of these quantities but there is a lot of ambiguity in this one.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 23-FEB-2021 08:45 AM
1) Per the special provision each plant is to be watered two times. Once on the same day as planting and once 72 hours later.
2 ) River water may be used to water plants.        
3) There is no warranty period on the plants.


Transport of Shrubs and Trees
1) Transplanting shrubs is optional. Quantities will depend on shrubs available in the construction foodprint and the ability of the contractor to transplant them within the time constraints outlined in the special provision. There is no direct payment for this work.
2) Use Long Term Erosion Control Blanket from the Qualified Products list.
3) The area for Erosion Control Blanket is 776 square yards
4) The total area of disturbance is estimated to be approximately 1 acre.

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Submitted: Monday    22-FEB-2021 08:42 AM 
Company: Poteet Construction 
Contact: Estimating 
With the guardrail being removed, will the lane closure needed be set as a permanent lane closure for the duration of the project?

Answer
Submitted: Monday  22-FEB-2021 10:58AM
A single lane closure for westbound traffic will be allowed for mobilization of equipment and importing materials.  Restore traffic to normal configuration during non-working hours. Reset guardrail or provide positive protection to blunt ends per MUTCD requirements when traffic is restored to normal configuration. Cost associated with providing positive protection should be included in the bid price for Traffic Control - LS.

303 - KALISPELL ADA UPGRADES - February 26, 2021

Notifications

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Submitted: Wednesday 07-OCT-2020 02:40 PM
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 4, 2020.
Project Name:    Kalispell ADA Upgrades
Project No.:        CMDO 6799(52)
Control No.:       9834000
 
This project includes design and construction of ADA compliant sidewalk, ramps, and approaches along the following routes in Kalispell, Montana located in Flathead County.

  • U.S. 93 South between the intersections Kelly Road and 1st Ave E.
  • U.S. Highway 2/W Idaho St between the intersections of 8th Ave W N and US 93/Main St. 
  • U.S. HWY 2/E Idaho St between the intersections of 1st Ave E N and 7th Ave E N. 

The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link: 9834000_RFQ

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Submitted: Friday 20 NOV 2020 7:55AM
SOQ SHORT LIST:
Century Companies, INC.
Helena Sand & Gravel
Knife River

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Submitted: Wednesday 09-DEC-2020 03:23 PM
The City of Kalispell has requested Design-Build Firms use MDT’s Q/A Forum for information sharing.  Please do not contact the City directly regarding the Kalispell ADA Upgrades project.  Questions for the City must be submitted on the Q/A forum.

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Submitted: Wednesday 24-FEB-2021 03:51PM
Alternative Contracting will open bid price proposals for the Kalispell ADA Upgrades project and enter them into the best value calculator. The meeting will be conducted through Zoom on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:00am. ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION


Addendums

No Addendums available for this project.


Clarifications

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Submitted: Friday 04-DEC-2020
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING MINUTES

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Submitted: Friday 04-DEC-2020
The Following Special Provisions have been added to Attachment K – Special Provisions

  • 107-20 Storm Water Permitting Requirements Under the Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES)
  • 208-1 Protection of Storm Water Drainage System and Compliance with Local Permit Requirements
  • 9 Coordination with Others

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Submitted: Friday 04-DEC-2020
Pg 6:Traffic Control and Sequence of Construction, bullet 4.  Lane Closures on US Highway 2 and US 93 will not be allowed between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm.

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Submitted: Friday 04-DEC-2020
Pg 21: Contract Time, bullet 1: The Firm will establish the final substantial completion date for the project in the Technical Proposal.  The Final Completion date may not exceed October 31, 2021.

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Submitted: Wednesday 09-DEC-2020 04:00 PM
MDT and The City will consider full side street closures between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am for areas directly adjacent to active construction.  The contractor will be required to work with the City to obtain the appropriate encroachment permit for each full closure location.

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 Submitted: Monday  01-FEB-2021  10:40AM
Document Hierarchy on page 16 of the RFP has been rescinded and replaced with the following Document Hierarchy:
 
Document Hierarchy
All documents referred to in this RFP are an essential part of the Contract and a requirement occurring in one is binding as though occurring in all. The documents are complementary and describe and provide for a complete Contract. If a discrepancy exists, the governing ranking will be:

  1. Q&A Forum
  2. Bid Price Proposal
  3. Request for Proposals
  4. Released for Construction Special Provisions
  5. Table of Contractor Submittals
  6. Released for Construction Plans
  7. Technical Proposal
  8. Supplemental Specifications
  9. Standard Specifications
  10. Supplemental Detailed Drawings
  11. Detailed Drawings


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    30-OCT-2020 11:07 AM  
Company: WGM Group, Inc.  
Contact: Cody Thorson  
Would MDT please consider providing any locations/intersections listed in the RFP that will require design as part of the Technical Proposal, if any, to allow survey activities to be performed prior to winter weather.
Answer
Submitted: Monday 02-NOV-2020 02:55 PM
Preliminary Design for the following three locations will be a requirement for the Technical Proposal submittal.
        SE corner of Intersection US 2/E Idaho St and 3rd Ave E N
        SW corner of Intersection US 2/E Idaho St and 4 Ave E N
        SW corner of Intersection US 2/E Idaho St and 7th Ave E N
The above locations are called out "Design" in RFQ Attachment C(Draft) page 7 and 8.

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Submitted: Tuesday   08-DEC-2020 11:50 AM  
Company: Century Companies, Inc.  
Contact: Estimating  
Typically MDT does not allow for working on Sundays. Since it appears that the intention of MDT is for the firm to do the bulk of the work at night on this project, is it permissible for the firm to begin the work week on Sunday night after 7:00 PM when lane closures are allowed?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 09-DEC-2020 03:42 PM
One traffic lane in each direction may be closed during the following periods of time within the limits of the project except on holidays or other non-working days as indicated elsewhere in the contract. Contractors may submit a written request to the Project Manager for his approval to allow specific construction operations to take place outside of allowable times below.
 
1) U.S. Hwy 2 - One single lane closure in each direction (One lane Eastbound & One lane Westbound) is allowed during the following times:
            •Sunday evening through Friday morning between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am
2) U.S. Hwy 93 - One single lane closure in each direction (One lane Southbound & One lane Northbound) is allowed during the following times:
            • Sunday evening through Friday morning between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am
3) Public Approaches to U.S. Hwy 2 and U.S. Hwy 93 - One single lane closure in either direction is allowed during the following times:
            • Sunday evening through Friday morning between the hours of 7 pm and 7 am

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Submitted: Monday    14-DEC-2020 02:49 PM  
Company: WGM Group  
Contact: Cody Thorson
During site reviews it has been noted that several of the existing storm drain inlets within the project limits appear to be plugged. The NE and NW corners of the 7th Ave E/U.S. Hwy 2 intersection are an example. Is MDT planning to clean the storm drain system prior to project construction? If not, with the extents of the debris and plugged structures unknown, would MDT consider cleaning and jetting the existing storm drain as Miscellaneous Work?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 18-DEC-2020 10:16 AM
MDT Maintenance will clean existing storm drain inlets within the Kalispell ADA Upgrades project limits, prior to construction in 2021.

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Submitted: Friday    18-DEC-2020 11:40 AM  
Company: WGM Group  
Contact: Cody Thorson
Can MDT clarify the following regarding the existing features and comments column in the scope of work document: 1) Are the only additional pedestrian poles expected for APS and CD upgrades are at 3rd Ave E./Hwy 93 and Hwy 93/Main St intersections? 2) Where the scope of work indicates No APS existing, is the expectation to install new APS systems? For instance, the Hwy 93/Kelly Rd. comment reads No APS, No CD - Add/Update APS and CD to working condition. At US Hwy 2/3rd Ave E the comment state No APS, CD is working, but does not direct the teams to update the APS where other intersections have this direction. Are we correct in assuming the goal of the project is to provide working APS and CD upgrades at all signalized intersections that are deficient?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 22-DEC-2020 03:50 PM
1) As indicated in the Scope of Work spreadsheet, separate pedestrian poles and APS and/or CD upgrades are required to be constructed at a minimum at the following intersections:
            - 3rd Ave E./ U.S. 93 South
            - U.S. Highway 2 / U.S. Highway 93 (N Main St.)
    It is the Design-Build Teams responsibility to meet ADA, PROWAG, and MUTCD standards.
 
2) The notes "No APS, CD is working" are intended to provide Design-Build Teams information on existing site conditions when the scope was developed.  The goal for the project is to provide APS and CD at all signalized intersections within the project limits.
      It is the Design-Build Teams responsibility to meet ADA, PROWAG, and MUTCD standards.

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Submitted: Tuesday   22-DEC-2020 03:18 PM  
Company: DOWL  
Contact: Marissa Madsen
The Preproposal Meeting Minutes state that “proposers do not have to resubmit the Staffing and Coordination Plan,” but the RFP still requires a Coordination Plan (worth 50 points) as part of the Project Understanding and Approach. Please inform as to whether or not we are to submit a Coordination Plan in the Technical Proposal. If so, does the same Coordination Plan criteria from the SOQ apply to the Technical Proposal?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 23-DEC-2020 02:25 PM

The Coordination Plan criteria from the RFQ does not apply to the Technical Proposal.  Design development through the Technical Proposal phase should lead to a further developed Coordination Plan. Firms are required to submit a Coordination Plan with the Technical Proposal, worth 100 pts as stated in the RFP.

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Submitted: Wednesday 23-DEC-2020 08:47 AM
Company: DOWL
Contact: Marissa Madsen
Will liquidated damages be applied for work items that take place after the Final Completion Date stated in the firm's Schedule section of the Technical Proposal or the October 31st completion date stated in the RFP? Since curb paint and pavement markings require curing time before placement, will those items need to be completed before that date?

Answer
Submitted:  Friday  08-JAN-2021  2:22PM

Special Provision 3 (Contract Time) located in Attachment K has been rescinded and replaced with the following Special Provision: CONTRACT TIME

The intent of this revision is to allow the Firm 10 working days in 2022 to complete painting and final pavement markings.

UPDATED: Tuesday 12-JAN-2021 04:00 PM
The Contract Time Special Provision has been revised since Answer 6 was posted.  See Contract Time link in Answer 10 for the latest Contract Time Special Provision

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Submitted: Wednesday 23-DEC-2020 01:21 PM
Company: WGM Group
Contact: Cody Thorson
In performing initial R/W research, we have discovered multiple locations where it is not feasible to construct project improvements within the existing R/W. In some locations R/W does not exist to complete construction of a minimum width facility as defined in ADA, PROWAG, and the MUTCD. Is the intent of the project, as described within attachment N of the RFP, scenario 4, for the teams to acquire this R/W at all locations? If so, would MDT consider extending the completion date to October 2022, and clarify requirements for who would compensate the landowners for R/W purchase, and what would happen in situations where R/W cannot be acquired? This discovery will have a major impact on our Technical Proposal and Bid Price proposal submittal. Would MDT consider extending the Technical Proposal and Bid Price Proposal dates by a minimum of a few weeks for the teams to address MDT's response?
Answer
Submitted:   Monday 28-DEC-2020  03:25PM
It has come to our attention that existing R/W on US HWY 2 is limiting and may be impossible to build ADA compliant ramps within the existing R/W.  At multiple locations, existing sidewalk extends outside of existing R/W onto private property.  MDT Legal is currently determining whether sidewalk can be replaced in it's existing footprint outside of MDT R/W without purchasing new R/W.  We do not intend to purchase R/W for this project.  A clarification will be posted as soon as a decision has been made.  An email will be sent to the Project Manager and Design Manager notifying teams that the clarification has been posted.
 
The Technical Proposal due date and trailing activities is herewith rescheduled as follows:
February 5, 2021              Technical Proposal Due Date (11 AM)
February 19, 2021            Q/A Forum Closes
February 26, 2021            Bid Price Proposal Due Date
March 2, 2021                    Final Selection Date
March 23, 2021                 Award Date
April 6, 2021                       Notice to Proceed
 
MDT is reviewing the completion date requirement currently listed in the RFP.  A response will be posted to Question No. 6 on the Q&A forum.
UPDATED: Wednesday 06-JAN-2021 07:35 AM
Firms are authorized to replace sidewalk and ADA ramp facilities within the footprint of the existing facilities.  New construction cannot extend beyond the limits of the existing facility.  R/W will not be acquired with this project.

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Submitted: Wednesday 30-DEC-2020 12:57 PM
Company: Stahly Engineering
Contact: Dave Gates
Can MDT provide record as-built electrical plans for all signalized intersections within the project limits
.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 07-JAN-2021  10:35AM
Below are links to As-Built Electrical for all signalized intersections within the project limits.  All As-Builts should be used for informational purposes only.

 5th Ave W / US HWY 2
                5th Ave phases
                NH 1-2(158)120-full

 
US HWY 2/US HWY 93
                CM-NH 5-3(51)112 F-Main Street-Kalispell-Electrical
                HEW 1-2(55)121-full (1)

 
3rd Ave E / US HWY 2
                3rd Ave phases
                HES 1-2(53)121-full

 
(3rd Ave E and 4th Ave E) / US HWY 2
                M-U 6799(1)-full
                U-257(14)  U2-full

 
7th Ave E / US HWY 2
                7th Ave phases
                HES 1-2(54)122-full
                HHS 1-2(2)121-full

 
(Kelly Rd, 3rd Ave E, 18th St E ) / US HWY 93
                NH 5-3(66)109F-ASHLEY CREEK - KALISPELL-Electrical

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Submitted: Wednesday 30-DEC-2020 12:59 PM
Company: Stahly Engineering
Contact: Dave Gates
We understand how the RFP defines innovations and scoring of “design innovations”. Can MDT further define and clarify “potential alternatives or options” with respect to scoring, and confirm that we do not need to include costs associated with alternatives or options
.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 05-JAN-2021 08:00 AM
Proposed design innovations, including potential alternatives and options, will be scored collectively under the Design Innovations section of the Technical Proposal.  Costs for Alternatives and Options should not be included in the Bid Price proposal.  Further, costs associated with Innovations, Alternatives, and Options should not be identified in the Technical Proposal.

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Submitted: Monday    11-JAN-2021 12:57 PM  
Company: Century Companies, Inc.  
Contact: Estimating
We agree with your acessment for the additional 10 working days for striping cure time in 2022. However with the NTP being moved back an entire month we feel that more time will be needed to complete the actual concrete work itself. By the time submittals are complete we will loosing at least 20 valuable working days in the spring when the temperatures are conducive to placing concrete. Would the department please consider moving back the substantial completion date by a month also?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 12-JAN-2021 04:00 PM
The Contract Time Special Provision has been rescinded and replaced with the following Special Provision that includes a Substantial Completion date of November 30, 2021. CONTRACT TIME

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Submitted: Wednesday 20-JAN-2021 05:37 PM
Company: Stahly Engineering & Associates
Contact: Dave Gates
Can MDT provide final component plans and record as-builts for the Missoula ADA Upgrades, CMDO 8199(141) project
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Answer
Submitted: Friday 22-JAN-2021  02:17PM
As-Built Plans and 100% component plans for the Missoula ADA Upgrades project can be found at the following links:

AS BUILT PLANS
100% COMPONENT PLANS

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Submitted: Wednesday 20-JAN-2021 08:14 PM
Company: Stahly Engineering
Contact: Dave Gates
At several signalized intersections, the MDT provided as-built drawings do not match existing in-place electrical infrastructure. We cannot accurately confirm age, type, and condition of electrical service feeds, control cabinets including associated componentry, signal pull boxes and conduits. Therefore, we cannot reasonably determine the magnitude or feasibility of upgrades necessary. Please provide direction on how to proceed with planning for upgrades to the existing traffic signal components in order to achieve full ADA compliance. 1) Considering the condition and vintage of existing traffic signals, will placing new APS and countdown timers require updating entire signalized intersections? 2) Is it possible to plan for basic APS and countdown timer upgrades, and handle any required major enhancements to traffic signal components as extra work items?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 26-JAN-2021 07:05 AM
1) Upgrades to the electrical services, control cabinets with associated componentry, mast arms and vehicular signal heads are not anticipated.
2) If it is determined after project award that major enhancements (control cabinets, mast arms, vehicular signal heads, etc.) to the traffic signals are necessary to support new APS and Countdown Pedestrian Heads, this work will be considered extra work and will be handled under Standard Specification 104.03.

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Submitted: Thursday  28-JAN-2021 09:39 PM  
Company: WGM Group  
Contact: Cody Thorson  
Can MDT please clarify with the City of Kalispell what permits, if any, will be required by the City for the project. Additionally, if permits such as R/W permits are required, please confirm if one permit will be acceptable for the entire project.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday  28-JAN-2021 09:39 PM
Company: WGM Group
Contact: Cody Thorson
The City of Kalispell will require a Kalispell Construction Stormwater permit for this project.  If the Design-Build Team plans on closing City Streets, one R/W permit will be required for the project.
 
More information on City Permits can be found at this website:

https://www.kalispell.com/268/Permits

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Submitted: Thursday  11-FEB-2021 03:29 PM  
Company: Stahly Engineering & Associates  
Contact: Dave Gates
Will voice messaging be required for APS tactile pedestrian push buttons
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Answer
Submitted: Friday 12-FEB-2021 10:30 AM
Yes voice messaging will be required for APS tactile pedestrian push buttons.

101 - HUNGRY HORSE - WEST GLACIER (3 TIED) - March 11, 2021

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102 - TOWNSEND - NORTH (2 TIED) - March 11, 2021

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103 - D1 - SLOPE STABILITY (PHASE 3) - March 11, 2021

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Submitted: Tuesday   23-FEB-2021 07:01 AM  
Company: Meever USA  
Contact: Paul Jaquillard
The hot rolled PZ-27 steel sheet pile section is specified in the plans. Would an equivalent, domestic, cold rolled steel sheet pile section meeting properties of the PZ-27 and ASTM A572 GR50 be acceptable as an alternate?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 24-FEB-2021 09:05 AM
Yes, an equivalent, domestic, cold rolled steel sheet pile section meeting or exceeding properties of PZ-27 and ASTM A572 Grade 50 would be acceptable as an alternate.  (Reference Special #28).  Submit any other proposed alternatives to the Project Manager for consideration by the Geotech and Pavements Bureau 30 days before construction.

104 - SF 179 D1 SIGNS RUMBLE STRIPS - March 11, 2021

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301 - BOZEMAN REST AREA RELOCATION - March 23, 2021

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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 August 21, 2020.

Project Name:   Bozeman Rest Area Relocation
Project No.:        SF 90-6(156)245
Control No.:       9851000
 
The project includes the replacement of the existing North 19th Avenue Bozeman Rest Area at a new location along Interstate 90 west of the current facility. The 6.12-acre 5.48- acre existing Bozeman Rest Area facility was built in 1999. Due to the expanding limits of the City of Bozeman and the increased infrastructure needs in the area, a new location for a replacement facility is desirable. The project requires that the Design-Build Firm provide a property exchange in lieu of any other compensation or cost reimbursement.  In addition to procuring new property to relocate the existing rest area, the successful Firm is also required to design and construct a new single unit rest area facility along and adjacent to I- 90 which meets all MDT and FHWA requirements.

The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link:  9851000 RFQ

Updated: Monday 10-AUG-2020  8:49AM
The acreage has been changed from 6.12 to 5.48

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Submitted: Wednesday  09-SEPT-2020  8:00 AM
SOQ SHORT LIST:
Dick Anderson Construction
C.A. Rickert & Associates, Inc. & Diamond Construction, Inc.


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Clarifications

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Submitted: Tuesday 09-JUNE-2020 09:40 AM
A Pre-SOQ meeting will be conducted via SKYPE (link) at 3:00 PM MST on June 15, 2020. Attendees can alternatively use the referenced phone call-in number. This meeting is intended to provide an overview of the project requirements, schedule, SOQ/RFP scoring process, and award procedures. Prospective design-build firms will have the opportunity to ask questions. All comments will be documented and incorporated into the project Q&A Forum
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Submitted: Monday 22-JUNE-2020 09:35AM
PRE-SOQ Meeting Minutes

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Submitted: Monday 22-JUNE-2020 09:38AM
Page 11, Item K. Public Involvement, First Bullet – replace paragraph with:
The Firm is required to include an independent public involvement firm on the team.  Failure to include an independent public involvement firm will be reflected on the Firm’s Team Qualifications score.  The exception is that design firms who hold public involvement term contracts do not need an independent PI firm.  
Page 15, Fifth Bullet – replace sentence with:
Once the Bid Price Proposals have been received by MDT, the Technical Review Committee (TRC) will review the proposals, and using the scoring criteria described above, determine the Preliminary Best Value proposal.

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Submitted: Friday 07-AUG-2020 2:11PM
Page 2, PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK, first paragraph, replace the second sentence with the following:The approximate 5.48-acre existing Bozeman Rest Area facility was built in 1999.

Page 15, second bullet under REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – SELECTION CRITERIA, replace the first sentence with the following: The current MDT appraised value of the existing Bozeman Rest Area facility is $3,818,888.

MDT has identified the need for future highway widening along North 19th Avenue and the I-90 Interstate eastbound onramp.  A site plan is located at the following link SITE PLAN which illustrates the area MDT will reserve for the future widening.  Note that the reserved area is shown in relation to the existing access control fencing.  The 5.48-acre remainder is approximate and the final developable acreage deeded to the successful design-build firm may vary based on the final surveyed acreage.

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Submitted: Wednesday  09-SEPT-2020   8:01 AM
MDT no longer will be ranking the firms who have submitted responsive Statements of Qualifications and have met the criteria to be short listed to submit a Technical Proposal and Bid Price Proposal.

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Submitted Thursday 24-SEPT-2020 09:45 AM
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING MINUTES

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Submitted: Wednesday 27-JAN-2021  03:45PM
The City of Bozeman passed Resolution 5226 on December 15, 2020 related to the future vacation of street right-of-way at the existing Bozeman Rest Area.  The complete City Commission Memorandum and Resolution is located at the following link: LINK. The successful design-build firm will be responsible to amend the plat through a subdivision exemption to remove the city right-of-way.   State law requires certain procedures and processes for subdivision exemptions which the City code implements. The amendment has to be prepared by a licensed surveyor.   

The following Exhibit: LINK provides the approximate locations of known utilities on the existing Bozeman Rest Area site.  After the project award, it will be the responsibility of the successful design-build firm to verify all utility locations, determine the status of the facilities, and work with the appropriate utility owners to abandon, protect and/or relocate the utilities and establish necessary utility easements.  The City will require a condition of future subdivision approval to include a 30-foot wide utility easement centered on the City’s existing water main through the property. 

 


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    10-JUL-2020 01:56 PM
Company: DOWL
Contact: Doug Fischer
In the RFQ under Major Design Features, Section A. Rest Area Location, 3rd bullet: Would MDT consider extending the parameter of "2500 feet from the interchange ramps" to 3000 feet?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    14-JUL-2020 09:33 AM
The third paragraph under Item A. in the RFQ project scope is modified as follows: "The closest entrance cannot be located any further than 3000 feet from the interchange ramps".

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Submitted: Tuesday   14-JUL-2020 01:33 PM
Company: Diamond Construction Inc
Contact: Nicki Goettel
If the successful firm is to purchase the land in their name and complete a Rest Area under their ownership, who will the proposal guarantee be made to? In stating that the contracting firm must have a bonding capacity of at least 100 percent of the total projected combined cost of the new facility and property, is MDT stating the successful firm would be required to provide payment and performance bonds on a project they own through construction?
Answer:
Submitted: Friday 07-JULY-2020 02:10 PM
Response to 1st part of question:  In accordance with Standard Specification section 102.09, the Proposal guaranty will be unconditionally payable to the Department for no less than 10% of the Proposal.  For the purpose of this project, the Proposal amount equals the appraised value of the Bozeman Rest Area. 

 Response to 2nd part of question:  In accordance with Standard Specification sections 103.06 and 103.07, the successful firm must furnish an executed contract bond or bonds in a sum equal to the contract amount.   For this project the contract amount will equal the Proposal amount described above. The contract bond must remain in effect until the certificate of completion is accepted by the Commission.

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Submitted: Monday    10-AUG-2020 11:59 AM  
Company: CWG Architecture  
Contact: Tony Perpignano
While we appreciate the effort to streamline and trim down these proposals from past efforts, particularly in this first submittal phase, we are finding it incredibly confining and limiting to showcase and provide enough information about our teams and individuals experience. After all the point of this effort is to separate our team from our competition. If we could suggest that the page limits particularly on the resumes may want to be looked at and increased. Also is the a reason for the project approach to decrease from four pages to two?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 11-OCT-2020 02:25 PM

At the team's discretion, one page resumes meeting the size and font requirements for the SOQ can be added as an attachment to the Staffing and Coordination Plan section.  Limit the resumes to just the key personnel and critical support staff.  The stand-alone resumes will not be counted in the SOQ's 15 page limit.  Note that all of the Staffing and Coordination Plan requirements outlined in the RFQ still apply and will be scored accordingly.  
 
The Project Approach section in the RFQ was limited to 2 pages when originally posted, and it remains at 2 pages.

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Submitted: Friday   05-FEB-2021  12:15 PM
Company: WGM Group
Contact: Cody Thorson
As discussed during the project pre-proposal meetings, the appraisal firms have raised concerns about the ethics in performing an independent appraisal knowing it could have impacts related to the known value associated with MDT's North 19th property. While we intend to keep our appraisal firm on our team to assist with reviews during our design efforts, would it be acceptable to MDT to submit an independent appraiser, for MDT's approval, near the completion of project construction to perform the appraisal completely independent of knowing any information related to the property exchange?
Answer
Submitted: Monday  08-FEB-2021  11:52AM
MDT will allow the successful Design-Build Firm to submit a qualified licensed appraiser for review and approval in advance of the completion of the project construction.  All of the conditions outlined in the 10/9/20 Revised RFP will continue to apply to the final appraised project value of the future rest area.

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Submitted: Friday   05-FEB-2021  12:28 PM
Company: WGM Group
Contact: Cody Thorson
Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of this project, there is extensive information that must be conveyed about the new, unknown site as well as all aspects of the Phase 1a engineering. Given the extent of this non-standard content for a design-build technical proposal, we would like to request an additional 20 pages in the Understanding and Approach section. Similarly, would MDT consider allowing 11x17 page formats to convey larger graphical information about the new site?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  09-FEB-2021  08:30AM
The maximum allowable page limit for Technical Proposal Criteria #3 -Project Understanding and Approach, has been increased to 100 pages.  Further, in addition to plan sheets and schedules, the use of 11x17 size sheets will be allowed for oversized graphical representations.  

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Submitted: Thursday  18-FEB-2021 09:50 AM  
Company: WGM Group  
Contact: Cody Thorson
Within the RFP, Section I Introduction, paragraph C, Parking Area and Site, Bullet 4 states to provide a seal coat on the parking area and approaches. As clarified during the Quartz Flats Rest Area project, would MDT prefer the top treatment of the total surfacing section to be a minimum of 0.10' of 3/8" plant mix surfacing?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 18-FEB-2021 11:20 AM
Under RFP, Section I Introduction, paragraph C, Parking Area and Site, Item 4, the paragraph should be revised to read:  
Provide new surfacing meeting the requirements included in the MDT Pavement Design Manual for the parking areas. As a top treatment of the total surfacing section, provide a minimum of 0.10' of 3/8-inch plant mix surfacing.

401 - MT-200 BRIDGES - LEWISTOWN AREA - May 5, 2021

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Submitted: Wednesday  24-FEB-2021 07:24AM
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 identified below. Proposers are encouraged to submit an electronic copy of their Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) no later than 11:00 a.m., local time on March 17, 2021.

Project Name: MT-200 Bridges - Lewistown Area
Project No.: NHPB STWD(787)
Control No.: 9884000

 
This project includes preconstruction services, and the option for construction services, for replacement of ten structures in the Lewistown area on routes N-57 and N-61 through a CM/GC contract.  The project purpose is to replace aging and deteriorating structures in fair and poor condition with new bridges or culverts.  Rehabilitation is not practical due to the advanced deterioration of the structures and load posting restrictions. Work will include road and approach construction to tie the new structures into the existing alignment.
Structure Descriptions & Locations:
Route / RP / Feature Intersected
            N-57 / 95.57 / Drainage
            N-57 / 99.67 / Stockpass - Drainage
            N-57 / 100.88 / Drainage
            N-57 / 103.85 / Drainage
            N-57 / 105.38 / N. Fork McDonald Creek
            N-57 / 106.70 / Drainage
            N-57 / 107.46 / Drainage
            N-57 / 107.83 / Irrigation Reservoir
            N-57 / 120.01 / Briggs Coulee
            N-61 / 38.45 / Elk Creek
The project RFQ and attachments can be found at the following link: 9884000 RFQ


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