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Bid Letting Dates:

December 12, 2019

March 6, 2020

STPS 540-1(28)9 - East River Road Slide (S-540):  MDT is developing a contract for letting in January 2020 (actual date yet to be determined) to address a road closure on Secondary Highway 540 south of Emigrant.  Two spot improvements within the road closure are being designed and permitted.  The work will consist of roadway excavation, pavement/road patch millings disposal, culvert replacements, temporary gravel surfacing, plant mix surfacing, geosynthetics, subsurface drains, ditch grading, and revegetation.  Project advertisement is planned in early January with a shortened advertisement period.  An expedited notice to proceed will be included in the contract and is expected to have a NTP of two weeks after award .  It is MDT’s intent to repair the roadway during winter shutdown, reopen the highway, and complete paving in the spring.  Preliminary plans will be posted on MDT’s website when completed toward the end of December.

MDT will read final Guaranteed Maximum Price information for the Clark Fork – 1M NW Trout Creek Construction Manager/General Contractor project at 8:30 am MST December 12, 2019 in the MDT Helena Second Floor Conference Rooms  Updated to: Auditorium West Conference Room

NH 15(132) – KBP-Foys Lake Rd Interchange:  MDT is developing the Design-Build request for qualifications (RFQ) for the design and construction of a new grade separated interchange at the Foys Lake Road and Kalispell Bypass intersection.  The project includes widening approximately 1.9 miles of the Kalispell Bypass from the existing two-lane roadway to the “full build” four-lane facility.  Formal RFQ advertisement is planned to commence in late December 2019.  A copy of the draft RFQ and attachments can be found at UPCOMING ALTERNATIVE CONTRACTING INFO.


101 - WESTBY-WEST - December 12, 2019

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Questions

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Submitted: Monday    18-NOV-2019 01:58 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Please post the Geopak files and any other additional geotechnical information available for the project.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  19-NOV-2019  1:37 PM
The design files for the requested project are posted on the MDT FTP site for your use at:
WESTBY_WEST_GEOPAK
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.
 
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:
WESTBY_WEST_GEOTECH

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Submitted: Tuesday   19-NOV-2019 10:28 AM  
Company: YEC LLC  
Contact: Zac Mader  
Will MDT allow the use of Metal Staples for installation of the TRM?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday  20-NOV-2019 10:35 AM

Install Rolled Erosion Control Products in accordance with the MDT 2016 BMP Manual.
Do not use metal staples in streams and wetlands.

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Submitted: Monday    25-NOV-2019 11:20 AM
Company: True North Steel
Contact: Rick Jones
Station 1062+51 ...is 5x1 CSP corrugation acceptable?
Answer
Submitted: Monday   25-NOV-2019   2:12 PM
Yes.

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Submitted: Tuesday   26-NOV-2019 09:54 AM
Company: Mike Coleman Construction, Inc
Contact: Jenea Prestridge
On sheet W7 of the plans, there is noted BH1 on the South side of the RR tracks and BH2 on the North side of the RR tracks. I have only been able to find ST-33 that is in the vicinity. Will you please direct me to where I can find the bore logs for BH1 and BH2?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  26-NOV-19  03:45 PM

Borings BH1 & BH2 in the Water Main plans are numbered as ST-116 and ST-115 respectively, in the Logs of Boring located in Section II of the Proposal.  A supplemental report dated 6-18-19 regarding these borings has been included with other Geotechnical reports here:   WESTBY_WEST_GEOTECH
 

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Submitted: Wednesday 04-DEC-2019 08:11 AM 
Company: Western Municipal Construction, Inc. 
Contact: Chad Hasler 
Section 603.03.3 of the project specifications states that "Bedding material is measured by the cubic yard (m^3) in place for pipes greater than 48-inch (1.2 m) diameter, and for all sizes of storm drain trunklines and laterals. Include the cost of bedding material for pipes 48-inch (1.2 m) diameter or less in the cost of the pipe." The bid schedule quantities indicate that bedding material will only be paid for pipes 48-inch diameter and not for storm drain trunklines and laterals as is normally witnessed. Please clarify that bedding material will only be paid under the associated bedding material bid item for pipes 48-inch and larger regardless of delineation.

Answer
Submitted: Friay 06-DEC-2019 01:03 PM
Yes, we are only paying for the granular bedding material for pipes larger than 48" per special provision no. 48, Storm Drain Pipe."

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Submitted: Wednesday 04-DEC-2019 09:25 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting Inc.
Contact: Dennis Devous
Special Provision No 18 precludes one from running 2 shifts. Given the amount of work that must be done under single shift operations, and the all the subcontracted work that must be completed within the project limits the Department needs to add more Contract days. Riverside is requesting 90 days be added to the Contract time.
Answer
Submitted:  Tuesday   10-DEC-2019  11:14 AM
Contract time will remain the same. 
Special # 18 - Noise Impact - will only apply to the area within a 1/4 mile of town of Westby.
Special # 51 - Traffic Control & Sequence of Operations - the water line, storm drain, sidewalk and related work in Westby will not be considered in the stage requirements for the rest of the project.

102 - HIGGINS AVE BRIDGE REHAB - MISSOULA - December 12, 2019

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Clarifications

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Submitted: Friday  06-DEC-20019  11:51 AM
The following special provision is hereby added to the Contract:
PAVEMENT MARKING REMOVAL _ WATER BLASTING [620] (added 1-23-20)
Furnish a self-contained, truck mounted ultra-high pressure removal system capable of delivering a minimum pressure of 30,000 psi and a minimum volume of 9 gpm to water jet nozzles.  Provide a vacuum recovery system capable of containing waste water and debris without a secondary cleanup operation and to provide a clean, damp-dry surface.
Do not water blast when the ambient air temperature is forecasted to be below 32°F (0°C) for 3 or more consecutive days.  Equipment must be capable of controlling water pressure to ensure full line removal with minimal surface damage.
Include the cost of Pavement Marking Removal in the cost for new epoxy.


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    15-NOV-2019 11:36 AM
Company: Diamond Drilling and Sawing Co.
Contact: Eric Blackburn
Requesting asbuilt drawings of existing bridge.
Answer
Submitted: Monday    18-NOV-2019  8:01 AM
The files linked below represent the as-built drawings for the structures.  MDT provides them for informational purposes only. They do not include drawings for modifications to the structures, such as joint replacements and guardrail revisions and may not completely represent current conditions.  Thus, some of the information contained in these documents may be out of date or not applicable with regard to the advertised project.  The contractor should not rely solely on the as-built drawings provided for bidding purposes nor does any data in these files supersede the data in the contract documents.
 AS-BUILT DRAWINGS 

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Submitted: Friday    15-NOV-2019 12:08 PM  
Company: Diamond Drilling and Sawing Co.  
Contact: Eric Blackburn  
It appears Sheet B12 maybe be incorrectly identifying the Removal Sections per span type. Currently the headings describe "Removal Section Spans No.1 thru No.7". Span 7 contains prestressed concrete beams, which appears only the deck is to be removed, leaving all prestressed beams. Are the headings supposed to be "Removal Section Spans No. 1 thru No. 6" and "Removal Sections Spans No. 7 thru No. 13"? Remove Deck and Stringers only at span(s) 1,2, & 6?
Answer
Submitted: Monday  25-NOV-2019 10:36 AM
The elevation views on sheet B12 are mislabeled. They should read: Removal Section Spans No. 1 Thru No. 6 and Removal Section Spans No. 7 Thru No. 13.
Yes, removal of the deck and steel stringers applies to Spans 1, 2, and 6 only.

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Submitted: Friday    22-NOV-2019 03:10 PM  
Company: Scougal Rubber  
Contact: Scott Nelson  
Please clarify the Elastomeric Bearing Device quantities/locations: Bent 1: quantity 9 shown on sheet B42 - none listed on sheet B3. Expansion Bearing for existing Type A Beam: quantity 30 shows on sheet B45, but it appears there are 4 locations required with 8 each bearings.  Expansion Bearing for new Type A Beam: quantity 5 shows on sheet B45, but it appears there are 4 locations required with 1 each bearing.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday   27-NOV-2019   10:17 AM
Q1.) Bearings at Bent No. 1 are fixed bearings which are measured and paid for differently.
Q2.) A quantity of 31 (not 30) should be shown in parenthesis under the “EXPANSION BEARING FOR EXISTING TYPE A BEAM”. There are 31 locations for existing Type A beams and 5 locations for new Type A beams that require new expansion elastomeric bearings.
Q3.) See response above. There are 5 locations where the new Type A beams require expansion bearings as detailed on Sheet B45.

Summary of Type A Beam (Existing or New) Elastomeric Bearing Quantities

Bent No. 7: 8 existing beam and 1 new beam locations

Bent No. 10: 16 existing beam and 2 new beam locations

Bent No. 13: 7 existing beam and 2 new beam locations

For a total of 31 existing beam and 5 new beam locations and a grand total of 36 elastomeric bearings.

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Submitted: Monday    25-NOV-2019 01:30 PM  
Company: Diamond Drilling and Sawing Co.  
Contact: Eric Blackburn
Which standard specification reference is to be used for pay item(s) 202 020 041 Remove Structure and 202 020 115 Remove Deck in regards to the timing of the removal plan submittal? In the Special Provision "Table of Contractor Submittals" Spec reference 202.03(B) calls out 20 Business Days and 208.03.3(C) calls out 45 business days. There is not 20 business days nor 45 business days between contract award Dec 24, 2019 and NTP Jan 6, 2020. The bridge removal scope will need to begin immediately in order to meet the project schedule requirements.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday   04-DEC-2019  1:17 PM
Both Sections 202.03(B) and208.03.3(C) of the Standard Specifications apply. Longer review time is requested by MDT for Section 208.03.3(C) as it is specifically related to water and stream pollution control. Develop a schedule that accommodates the required review times.

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Submitted: Wednesday 04-DEC-2019 11:55 AM 
Company: Macon Supply

Contact: Jeff Monaco  
Regarding the scuppers shown on Sheet No. B93 for the Shared Use Path. In the notes it calls out a 36" scupper for both types from ACO Infrastructure. I talked with ACO and they only make one 36" scupper like the one called out for the Type 1. They don't make one that is configured like the Type 2. What should be used for the Type 2 Scupper?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday  05-DEC-2019 7:43 AM
The second to last note on the upper right hand side of sheet B93 should read: "Provide a custom scupper drain with ACO FG200 longitudinal ductile Iron ADA compatible grate (or approved equal) for Shared Use Path Scupper Type 2. See Special Provisions for additional requirements. Provide a minimum intake area of 117 in2.”

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Submitted: Wednesday 04-DEC-2019 02:30 PM
Company: Poteet Construction
Contact: Gary Pfister
Special Provisions 25, 26, 27, 28 and 52 require traffic control to be performed that is normally covered and paid for under the Traffic Control Rate Schedule. Why is MDT changing this to "incidental and not paid for"? Much of this work is not readily defined at bid time, and is not practical to price. Would MDT consider revising these items to be paid for per the Traffic Control Rate Schedule and avoid unduly injuring the contractors?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday 05-DEC-2019 1:30 PM
Special #25 Traffic Control Plan - Traffic control devices and business access signs will be paid as units according to the Traffic Control Rate Schedule as approved by the Project Manager. All other items such as the written traffic control plans, written notices to business owners, written notices to the City of Missoula and the Project Manager, businesses access coordination, and coordination with emergency services is considered as incidental to and absorbed in the various bid items of the contract and no separate payment will be made. 
Special #26 Traffic Control-Bridge Deck Closure Pour -  Traffic control devices will be paid as units according to the Traffic Control Rate Schedule as approved by the Project Manager.
Special #27 Sequence of Operations - Traffic control devices will be paid as units according to the Traffic Control Rate Schedule as approved by the Project Manager. All other work required by this provision is measured and paid for at the unit quantities and prices bid for the respective items of the contract. Where work is specified and not distinctly covered by a unit quantity and price, that work is considered incidental to the Contract and no separate payment will be made.
Special #28 Trail Access -  Pedestrian traffic control and temporary traffic control used to facilitate or detour pedestrian traffic will be paid as units according to the Traffic Control Rate Schedule as approved by the Project Manager.  All other items are not measured for payment and considered incidental to other items. 
Special #52 Protection of Existing Roadways Under Structure - Include all costs associated with this provision in the costs of other items.

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Submitted: Thursday  05-DEC-2019 10:44 AM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Estimating
Special Provision 43.C.2 states: "The maximum size of the cold millings is 2 inches." Can this spec be waived and the millings be accepted as they are produced from the mill or will the state be willing to pay for additional processing to meet this specification.
Answer
Submitted: Friday  06-DEC-2019 12:53 PM
Provide millings directly from the milling machine that are as close as practicable to 2” minus as approved by the project manager.  The mill will be required to operate at an acceptable speed and depth to achieve the desired size of cold millings.   If secondary processing is required by the EPM it will be compensated based on 109.04.

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Submitted: Monday    09-DEC-2019 09:38 AM  
Company: Frontier West, LLC  
Contact: Estimating  
It appears that more contract time is needed for shop drawings, submittal time, and material procurement. Please advise.
Answer
Submitted:  Tuesday   10-DEC-2019   9:50 AM
No changes will be made to the dates in the contract. Contractor should bid the project to complete the work in the time provided.

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Submitted: Monday    09-DEC-2019 09:53 AM  
Company: Diamond Drilling and Sawing Co.  
Contact: Eric Blackburn
Question #1: In reference to Sheet 46, Note "Remove and Salvage Existing Steel Staircase". According to the contact listed in the note, Brian Hensel from the City of Missoula is unaware of what the plan is for the salvaged staircase. Please advise.
Answer
Submitted:  Tuesday   10-DEC-2019  1:25 PM
The existing stairs are to be salvaged. Contact Brian Hensel (406-240-2742) a minimum of 2-weeks prior to beginning removal operations to arrange for pickup. Neatly stockpile the salvaged materials onsite at a location where the City can access and load the materials, or they may be loaded during disassembly onto a flatbed trailer provided by the City.

103 - SOUTH OF BOULDER - SOUTH - December 12, 2019

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Clarifications

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Questions

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Submitted: Friday    15-NOV-2019 12:33 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Will MDT please post the Mass Diagram for this project.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday  21-NOV-2019 11:34 AM

The Mass Diagram provided represents one possible way to construct the project.  It is provided for informational purposes only and may not represent final grading quantities as shown in the advertised plans and cross sections.  PLANS MASS DIAGRAM

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Submitted: Friday    15-NOV-2019 03:17 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Please post any additional geotechnical information for this project.
Answer
Submitted: Monday   18-NOV-2019  12:49 PM
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:
SOUTH_OF_BOULDER_SOUTH_GEOTECH

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Submitted: Monday    18-NOV-2019 03:26 PM  
Company: YEC LLC  
Contact: Zac Mader  
Will MDT allow Metal Staples to be used when installing the ECB High Performance in areas that are not environmentally sensitive?
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday  20_NOV_2019 10:33 AM
Install Rolled Erosion Control Products in accordance with the
MDT 2016 BMP Manual
Do not use metal staples in streams and wetlands.

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Submitted: Tuesday   19-NOV-2019 01:47 PM  
Company: LHC, Inc.  
Contact: Estimating  
Per Std. Specification 203.03.1.C - Excavate rock that is ripped, 6" below the roadway section subgrade, replace and re-embank. With the "highly decomposed" nature of the granite shown in the borings, will the contractor be required to anticipate performing said work in their pricing? In addition, the geo-tec reports provided do not contain any seismic velocities. Were any additional investigative efforts or analysis performed other than the borings regarding the rock cuts and slopes?
Answer
Submitted: Thursday   21-NOV-2019  08:11 AM

There is rock present in the subgrade that will need to be ripped and replaced with compacted embankment material.  Ripping should be anticipated.   A seismic survey was not conducted and no further information is available

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Submitted: Tuesday   19-NOV-2019 02:00 PM
Company: Xylem Inc.
Contact: Dalton Oyler
In regards to the Rocky Canyon Creek and Little Boulder River bypasses, do we need to size bypass pumps to meet the design flows (73.70 and 503.30 CFM respectively), or can we use a USGS data logger of some sort to get more precise flows?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  03-DEC-2019 3:28 PM

Bypass pumps should be sized according to the design flows from the hydraulic analysis.  MDT is not aware of a USGS data logger in this location.

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Submitted: Wednesday 20-NOV-2019 01:59 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting Inc.
Contact: Dennis Devous
It appears the 40 mesh screen band is to narrow on the 3/4" modified surfacing. Raising the PI level we will need to add a filler to change the materials from non plastic to Plastic. Please raise the band to 13-40 percent passing on the 40 mesh screen to allow for modifying the CTS.

Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  03-DEC-2019 08:40 AM

Specification requirements for Crushed Top Surfacing (Modified) will not be changed.

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Submitted: Monday    25-NOV-2019 09:31 AM  
Company: YEC LLC  
Contact: Zac Mader  
Will MDT allow the substitution of Rip Rap Chutes with Flexamat?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  03-DEC-2019 03:30 PM

Riprap Chutes will be required on this project.

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Submitted: Thursday  05-DEC-2019 10:40 AM
Company: Jim Gilman Excavating, Inc.
Contact: Paul Thompson
The paving bid item on this project is "Commercial Mix-1/2 inch-PG 64-28". Most mixes in this area have been with 3/4 inch aggregate, and 3/4 inch mix designs are already available. This project specifies 0.25 feet of plant mix over gravel, and we feel that the 3/4 inch mix would be stronger, and would perform better on the Hamburg Rut Test in this situation. This project also includes a seal & cover, so moisture infiltration of the mix should not be a concern. We request that MDT change the bid item to "Commercial Mix-PG 64-28" and allow either 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch aggregate in the mix.
Answer
Submitted: Monday   09-DEC-2019  9:49 AM
Commercial Mix-1/2 Inch-PG 64-28 is required for this project.

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Submitted: Monday    09-DEC-2019 09:55 AM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
There is no Concrete Class General quantity shown for the headwalls on the irrigation culverts showing headwalls for end sections. Are the headwalls incidental to the culvert?
Answer
Submitted:  Wednesday  11-DEC-2019  12:30 PM
The following are informational quantities for Concrete Class – General:

  • RCP IRR 30 IN pipe at Sta. 267+24 is 2.56 CUYD. 
  • RCPA 36 IN pipe at Sta. 808+04 is 3.27 CUYD.
  • RCP IRR 24 IN pipe at Sta. 876+22 is 1.86 CUYD.

Include the cost of the additional 7.69 CUYD of Concrete Class – General and the associated rebar in the unit price bid for the associated pipe.

104 - BRADY - NORTH & SOUTH - December 12, 2019

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Addendums

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Submitted: Tuesday  10-DEC-2019  1:44 PM
An Addendum has been posted for this project: ADDENDUM
To download the addendum bid files, click here: BID FILES


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 20-NOV-2019 01:02 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Dwayne Rehbein
It appears that the time required to perform each of the 3 alternatives is substantially different. Would MDT add a Lump Sum traffic control and daily lane closure fee item to each alternative? This would better represent the true cost of the alternatives.

Answer
Submitted:  Monday  25-NOV-2019  08:28 AM

MDT has considered Lump Sum Traffic Control and lane closure fees instead of Traffic Control CB units for the project.  Traffic Control for the project will remain as Traffic Control Devices CB (units).

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Submitted: Wednesday 20-NOV-2019 01:03 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Dwayne Rehbein
I believe the Asphalt Cement quantity specified in Alternative 3 is overstated, therefore, making this alternative less competitive. Would MDT consider making the Asphalt Cement item Lump Sum, thereby allowing the contractor to bid only the required amount of Asphalt Cement?
Answer
Submitted: Monday   25-NOV-19  2:22 PM
The Asphalt Cement PG 70-28 (1313 TON) bid item for Alternate 3 is hereby changed to Asphalt Cement – Lump Sum.

 
Revised Plan Sheets
 
Revised Special Provisions

  • Binder Replacement Incentive [401] (Revised 11-16-17) does not apply to the Asphalt Cement (Asphalt Cement – Lump Sum) in the High RAP Plant mix Surf Gr S – 3/4 IN in Alternate 3.
  • QA will be evaluated on the Asphalt Cement in the High RAP Plant Mix at a price of $600.00/TON. 
  • Special Provision 24. E. Revise Basis of Payment: Asphalt Cement is paid LUMP SUM

Schedule of Items
Section 0004 (Alternate 3)
Add 402020000 Asphalt Cement – Lump Sum
Delete 402020095 Asphalt Cement PG-70-28
 
An Addendum will be issued.

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Submitted: Tuesday   03-DEC-2019 03:00 PM
Company: Allstates Pavement Recycling
Contact: bryan ray
Bid Item Number 401-020-325 (Alt 2 cold recycle mix) SP-30 COLD IN-PLACE RECYCLING (PARTIAL DEPTH) Pg 25 section 2, paragraph b) Would MDT accept the following specification change: Single Train Crushing and Mixing Unit. In lieu of meeting the equipment requirements, the contractor may choose to use a single milling, crushing, sizing, and mixing unit with the following characteristics: 1)The mill must operate in a down-cut mode, with proven safety device(s), such as a down-pressure monitoring system to ensure the recycler stays in the cut. 2)The recycler must to able to crush and size the RAP to the gradation requirements of 1.25-inches. 3)The recycler must be able to thoroughly mix RAP while injecting compaction water and bituminous material for mixture and automatically meter the material within 0.1. 4)The recycler must have a speed display. 5)The recycler can either: Drop the cold mic on the ground, allowing the material to be picked up by a material transfer machine and placed into a paver. Load material on conveyors and place the recycling material directly into he hopper of a paver reducing the risk of material segregation and the premature curing of bituminous material.     This specification is taken directly from the Minnesota DOT. Cal-Trans, Illinois DOT, Iowa DOT, Indiana DOT, etc all have similar specifications.
Answer
Submitted: Monday   09-DEC-2019   9:58 AM
MDT has considered the proposed change to Special Provision 30 – COLD IN-PLACE RECYCLING.  The Special Provision will not be changed.  Please bid the project in accordance with the contract.

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Submitted: Friday    06-DEC-2019 08:11 AM
Company: Midstate Reclamation
Contact: Dan Schellhammer
Would MDT accept a change to the COLD IN-PLACE RECYCLING (PARTIAL DEPTH)[405] special provision, item B.3 on sheet 24 to 100% passing the maximum sieve size of 1.00-inch. This change would lower the void percentage, increase stability, and follow the recent change to Caltrans cold in-place recycling specification, 30-5.01D(3), item 5.
Answer
Submitted: Friday   06-DEC-2020  9:50 AM
MDT has reviewed this request and determined that the gradation specified in Special Provision 30-3)B will remain as shown. 100% passing the 1.25 inch sieve.

105 - HOT SPRINGS - N & S, TROUT CREEK - SE - December 12, 2019

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Clarifications

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Submitted: Thursday  21-NOV-2019  11:42 AM
The attached Special Provision is hereby made part of the advertised project. COORDINATION WITH OTHER CONTRACTORS


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    15-NOV-2019 03:00 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Would MDT please confirm that the Hot Springs - N&S project is tied with the Trout Creek - SE project. It seems if the Hot Springs - N&S project is to be tied with another project it should be Elmo - West since they're closer in proximity and both are on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Answer
Submitted: Monday   18-NOV-2019  12:41 PM
Hot Springs - N & S and Trout Creek - SE Are tied projects.  Both projects are part of the Consultant Inspection program, and will remain tied projects.

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Submitted: Friday    15-NOV-2019 03:51 PM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
The Preliminary Special Provisions for this project had a provision for Pre-Bid Meeting. The Advertised Special Provisions has no provision for a Pre-Bid Meeting. Please confirm there is no Pre-Bid Meeting for this project.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday   21-NOV-2019  08:11 AM

There will not be a Pre-Bid Meeting on this project.  Please refer to the Project Specific Agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and MDT in Section II of the Proposal.

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Submitted: Wednesday 27-NOV-2019 10:23 AM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Estimating
Bid Item 401 020 046 Plant Mix Bit Surf Gr S -Misc. Is the 64-28 oil and lime included in this item or will these be paid in their respected items.

Answer
Submitted: Wednesday   27-NOV-2019  2:17 PM

Hydrated Lime and Asphalt Cement are paid for separately in the Misc Plant Mix.  Hydrated Lime has been updated to 178 tons to reflect the correct quantity.  The updated plan sheet is attached.  Revised_Sheet_5
An Addendum will be issued.    
No addendum will be issued for this bid item.  The bid file already reflects the correct quantity.

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Submitted: Friday    06-DEC-2019 10:28 AM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
With Hot Springs N&S being on the Indian Reservation and Trout Creek SE not being on the Indian Reservation how will the IPC (TERO Fee) be assessed for this contract?

Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 11-DEC-2019 10:18 AM
The IPC (TERO Fee) will be assessed per the MOU and PSA included in Section II of the Proposal for the Hot Springs-N&S project only.

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Submitted: Friday    06-DEC-2019 11:45 AM
Company: Schellinger Construction Company
Contact: Estimating
Since this job is primarily paving and chipseal work with 70 working days, will MDT consider making this a flex-time project with possibly a mid-May NTP date? This is especially important with the Clark Fork Bridge being closed during June and July.
Answer
Submitted:  Tuesday   10-DEC-2019  10:48 AM
Special Provision #2,Contract Time, is hereby replaced with the following Special Provision.

    1. CONTRACT TIME – FLEX TIME PROCEED DATE [108] (Revised 1-21-16)

    A. General.  This provision modifies Subsection 108.02 of the Specifications.

    B. Notice to Proceed.  The notice to proceed will be issued with an effective date of May 11, 2020.  The Contractor may change the notice to proceed date to an earlier date if written notification is received at least ten calendar days in advance of the date selected and the selected date is approved by the Project Manager.  Include an updated schedule with the notification.

    C. Contract Time.  Contract time assessment will begin on the notice to proceed date issued by the Department or as changed by the Contractor, whichever is earlier.  Work is to be completed in 70 working days.

106 - NORTH FORK ROAD (COLUMBIA FALLS) - December 12, 2019

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Questions

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Submitted: Friday    06-DEC-2019 08:29 AM  
Company: LHC, Inc  
Contact: David Steely  
In SP 25 for "Cold Millings", it is stated that "Approximately 105 cubic yards of cold millings will be generated."? If you have 42,436 SY of 0.2' milling, shouldn't you be more like approximately 2,800 CY? Please clarify. Thanks!
Answer
Submitted: Monday    09-DEC-2019  12:15 PM
The correct quantity is 2830 cubic yards.

107 - THOMPSON PASS - EAST, ELMO - WEST - December 12, 2019

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Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 27-NOV-2019 09:18 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.

Contact: Cale Fisher
Will the MDT site near the Junction of Hwy 28 and Hyw 93 be made available to the contractor for stockpiling?

Answer
Submitted: Friday   06-DEC-2019  11:45 AM

Yes. Areas are required to be kept orderly and non-obstructive to MDT operations. Stockpile areas used by the contractor are to be cleaned up and work completed at the sites within 30 days after project completion.  Coordination with maintenance superintendent for the area will be required prior to staging or stockpiling any material.

108 - SUPERIOR - SOUTHEAST, ALBERTON - EAST - December 12, 2019

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Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 27-NOV-2019 09:23 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Cale Fisher
Will MDT sites located in Alberton on South Frontage Road and Superior off Diamond Road be made available to the contractor for stockpiling?

Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 03-DEC-2019 01:53 PM

Yes. Areas are required to be kept orderly and non-obstructive to MDT operations. Stockpile areas used by the contractor are to be cleaned up and work completed at the sites within 30 days after project completion. Coordination with the Maintenance Superintendent for the area will be required prior to staging or stockpiling any material.

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Submitted: Wednesday 27-NOV-2019 10:48 AM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Mike Eichner
Will the Department be providing Erosion Control plans for this project

Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  03-DEC-19  10:57 AM

No.  Plans are not required for ground disturbances of less than an acre.  Refer to special provision no. 15.  Storm Water Permitting Requirements under the Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES).

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Submitted: Friday    06-DEC-2019 04:06 PM  
Company: MWHC  
Contact: Chris Connors  
Plan page 07, under the guardrail summary, there is a note stating that the bridge rail may need to be modified to connect to the New Bridge Approach Sections. Once the MDT provides the requirements of those modifications, how will they be paid? Without knowing if the modifications will be simple connection alterations vs MASH compliant revisions, it would be difficult for the contractor to determine costs.
Answer
Submitted:  Tuesat   10-DEC-2019  11:01 AM
The 6.25' long transition section from thrie beam to w-beam rail that ties into the existing bridge approach section will need to be removed and replaced with a section of std. thrie beam rail to allow for a proper connection to the MASH thrie beam bridge approach section.  Costs to furnish and install the bridge rail modification will be compensated under 109.04 and paid under Miscellaneous Work.

 

301 - BUTTE DISTRICT ADA UPGRADES - March 6, 2020

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Submitted: Wednesay 08-NOV-2019 10:50 AM
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is soliciting construction and design services for the design-build project identified below. Contractor and consultant teams (Firms) are encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) response electronically to the email address in the RFQ or in hard copy to the Montana Department of Transportation – Engineering Division, Contract Plans Bureau, Room 101, 2701 Prospect, Helena, Montana by 11:00 a.m., local time on December 6, 2019
Butte District ADA Upgrades
CMDO STWD(712)

This project includes design and construction of ADA compliant sidewalk, ramps, and approaches along the following routes:

- In Whitehall, the intersection upgrades are located along Legion Avenue (P-69/N-55) beginning at Bowman Lane proceeding east past the A Street intersection; and Whitehall Street (N-55) beginning at 1ST Street and proceed north to the I-90 On-Off Ramp in Jefferson County.

- In Manhattan beginning at the intersection of S Broadway Street (S-288) and Wooden Shoe Lane and going in a northerly direction along Broadway to Railroad Ave, turn right and proceed east to Fifth Street, turn left and proceed north on Fifth/Dry Creek to Bridger Ridge Run. On Main Street (S-205) starting at Second and proceed southeast to Eighth Street in Gallatin County.

- In Townsend beginning at the intersection of Front Street (N-8/US 287) and 7th and heading southeasterly on Front Street to E Street. And beginning at the intersection of Broadway (P-14) and Pine Street travel northeasterly along Broadway (P-14) to Harrison in Broadwater County.

Not all intersections along the described routes are automatically included in this project. Reference maps and an inventory spreadsheet with estimated sidewalk, curb and gutter, and number and locations for ADA/PROWAG ramps and alleys are included in Attachment B herein.
The project RFQ is at the following link: RFQ

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Submitted: Tuesday 26-NOV-2019  04:50 PM
The previously posted Notification is hereby revised as follows:
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is soliciting construction and design services for the design-build project identified below. Contractor and consultant teams (Firms) are encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) response electronically to the email address in the RFQ or in hard copy to the Montana Department of Transportation – Engineering Division, Contract Plans Bureau, Room 101, 2701 Prospect, Helena, Montana by 11:00 a.m., local time on December 6, 2019  December 3, 2019.


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Questions

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Submitted: Wednesday 13-NOV-2019 03:06 PM 
Company: Stahly Engineering 
Contact: Byron Stahly  
It appears Attachment B, scope of work, only contains information for Manhattan.
Answer
Submitted: Thursday    14-NOV-2019  9:07 AM
Attached is the correct
Attachment B - Scope of Work.

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Submitted: Tuesday   03-DEC-2019 12:44 PM  
Company: DOWL  
Contact: Doug Fischer  
Weather conditions can be unpredictable during the December/January timeframe that the Technical Proposals will be composed. We would like to make sure that our surveyors can collect accurate data for the plan sheets that will accompany the technical proposal. Would MDT please consider providing the locations of the intersections listed in the Request for Proposal, if applicable, that the teams will be required to design for the Technical Proposal?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday  03-DEC-2019 01:54 PM

The future Request For Proposal will require the Firm's to provide the detailed design in their Technical Proposal of the intersection ramps and incidental construction at the following intersection:  Town of Whitehall - Division Street and Legion Avenue.