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201 - RUSSELL ST-BROADWAY TO IDAHO & RUSSELL ST-IDAHO TO DAKOTA - September 21, 2017

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Clarifications

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Submitted: Tuedday 05-SEP-2017 03:42 PM
Special Provision No. 64, WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, Paragraph B. Coordination, 1) and 2) - The City of Missoula contact for water inspection is Dennis Bowman, phone (406) 552-6376.

Special Provision No. 66, SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEM, Paragraph B. Coordination, 1) and 2) - The City of Missoula contact for sanitary sewer inspection is Pat Brooke, phone (406) 552-6610.

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Submitted:  Friday 15-SEP-2017 2:34 PM
Special Provision No. 3, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT FIRM is hereby replaced with the attached.   PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT FIRM SPECIAL

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Submitted:  Monday 18-SEP-2017 01:24 PM
The following is a clarification for the cantilevered sign design requirements on Sheets S4 and S5: 
Design and inspect structure in accordance with the 2015 AASHTO LRFD Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals.
Design Parameters:
Design Wind: 700 MRI Basic Wind Speed
Design Area: Design area with respect to maximum wind load is perpendicular to the structure.
Design Weight: Dead Load and Ice
Fatigue Category: 1
Include Galloping, Truck Induced Gusts (Use posted speed limit) and Natural Wind Gusts.
The above information replace all design parameters listed on Sheets S4 and S5 of the contract.


Questions

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Submitted: Monday    28-AUG-2017 02:34 PM  
Company: Penhall Company  
Contact: Penhall Company
Requesting as-built drawings of existing structure.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 29-AUG-2017 08:25 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 Thus, some of the information contained in these documents may be out of date or not applicable with regard to the advertised project.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: Thursday  31-AUG-2017 04:32 PM  
Company: Contech Engineered Solutions  
Contact: Dennis Dirks  
Our company was wondering if our A2000 would be allowed as an option to item numbers 603013522 and 603013523. Contech A2000 meets 708.05.4 in the MDT supplemental specifications and is also in the MPW specifications in section 2730 classified as ASTM F949. 1904' of 24" and 2856' of 36" A2000 were installed on the MDT Custer Interchange project in 2011-2012 used as sanitary sewer pipe for the City of Helena.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 06-SEP-2017 02:38 PM
Bid the project as specified.  A-2000 is not acceptable on this project.

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Submitted: Thursday  07-SEP-2017 10:57 AM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Mike Eichner
Can 35% RAP be used in the 0.35' section of 1/2" HMA below the 0.10' lift of 3/8" HMA. Also can 35% RAP be used in the 0.15' section of 1/2" HMA below the 0.75' PCCP.
Answer
Submitted: Friday  15-SEP-2017 02:38 PM

If RAP is used, comply with Supplemental Specification 401.02.5

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Submitted: Monday    11-SEP-2017 11:14 AM
Company: NORTHERN ROCKIES AGENCY
Contact: KIT
1)  Are the anchor bolts, sleeves and plate for mounting the cantilever on the bridge being supplied by the bridge contractors?  See sheet B53 (bridge mounting).
2)  Are the anchor bolts, sleeves and plate for mounting the decorative poles on the bridge being supplied by the bridge contractors?  See sheet B53 (bridge mounting).
3)  On the cantilever sign brackets, are the brackets supplied by the sign company?  Broadway to Idaho sheets S4 and S5
4)  Is there a length restriction on the anchor bolts on the retaining wall decorative fixtures?  It just says they need to be at least 12 inches long,  I believe some of the bolts will be 24 inches. see drawing S41 on both Broadway to Idaho and Idaho to Dakota
5)  Mounting decorative poles on the bridge deck - I did NOT see a vibration pad required.  I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss this information.  Some bridge structures have them and some do not.
6)  Can you confirm that all the poles being reset are the Type 2 or Type 3 - see drawings E13 and E4 for Broadway to Idaho.  They are listed as Path Luminaires.
Answer
Submitted: Monday    18-SEP-2017 12:09 PM
1)  Payment for the bolts, sleeves and mounting hardware is called out in the Notes on Sheet B53. Who supplies these materials is up to the contractor.
2)  Payment for the bolts, sleeves and mounting hardware is called out in the Notes on Sheet B53. Who supplies these materials is up to the contractor.
3)  The notes on sheets S4 & S5 state "Include mounting hardware in the unit bid price for sign structure".  Who supplies this hardware and where this price is included and by whom is a supply & pricing coordination question for the bidding firms.
4)  Anchor bolts are to be supplied per the manufacturer’s recommendations with 12” minimum embedment. Embedment depths greater than 12” is acceptable.
5)  Vibration pads are not specified in the contract.
6)  The poles listed in the Path Luminaire Pole Schedule on Sheet E13 are Type 2 or Type 3.

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Submitted: Monday    11-SEP-2017 04:28 PM
Company: White Resources Group, Inc.
Contact: Jason Bargman
Sheet 86; curb and gutter joint detail:
1)  Would pouring the curb and gutter separately be allowed?
2)  This is a different reinforcement detail than in past projects, is it the Department's intention to have #5 deformed tie bar 18" in length on 12" centers? (These have been 24" #5 on 30" centers in the past) Sheet 87; NE corner of Russell and West Broadway:
3)  SE of the ADA there is a longitudinal construction joint (B) called for in an area that seems to be a transverse contraction joint (E) typ. If this is a longitudinal construction joint, where does it terminate?  Would the surrounding similar joints be the transvers contraction joints (E) typ.?
Answer
Submitted: Monday    18-SEP-2017 12:03 PM
1)  Yes.  Payment will be made as integral curb under the PCCP 9 inch bid item.
2)  Yes, the reinforcement as shown is correct.
3)  Yes, the “B” label should be an “E” label type joint for the radial joints around the corner.  The same change applies to the opposite corner as well.

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Submitted: Monday    11-SEP-2017 04:35 PM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Mike Eichner
Are City of Missoula permits going to be needed for this project, such as sidewalk, curb, water and so on?  If so, how will these be paid?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    19-SEP-2017 08:51 AM
The contractor is responsible for all permits and fees as detailed under Standard Specification 107.02.  MDT will pay Miscellaneous Work (Standard Specification 104.04) only for permits required by the City of Missoula for permanent work incorporated into the project.

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Submitted: Tuesday   12-SEP-2017 03:06 PM
Company: DAC
Contact: DAC
The special provision state that utility relocation will not be completed as of the letting or contract award dates:
1)  Are relocates scheduled to me completed by the end of the 2018 Winter Shutdown?
2)  If there are not complete by the end of the 2018 Winter Shutdown will MDT grant no work days until relocation is complete?
3)  Is a utility relocation map available to verify their relocation provides sufficient room to facilitate new construction/demolition?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday   19-SEP-2017 09:31 AM
1)  MDT does not have a schedule for the completion of all utility relocates. 
2) The contractor is expected to coordinate their work with the Utility companies.  It is likely that there will be meaningful work that can be performed prior to the completion of all utility work.  Contract time regarding utilities will be assessed in accordance with Standard Specification 108 as supplemented and Special Provisions 32 & 33 - STATUS OF UTILITIES.
3)  See maps at the following link for PRELIMINARY designs submitted by the utility companies.  These designs are posted for informational purposes only.
  PRELIMINARY UTILITY EXHIBITS

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Submitted: Tuesday   12-SEP-2017 04:52 PM  
Company: Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.  
Contact: Bill Binnig  
Plans and Specifications are not clear as to where Item 555010400 Line 0450 Reinforcing Steel – Seismic is to be used. Please clarify.
Answer
Submitted: Friday   15-SEP-2017 04:08 PM  

ASTM A706 seismic reinforcing is denoted with the suffix W.

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Submitted: Tuesday   12-SEP-2017 04:59 PM  
Company: Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.  
Contact: Bill Binnig
Thermal Integrity Profiler Test are shown at 10 each shafts on Drawing B6. Are CSL tube and testing also required at these locations?
Answer
Submitted: Friday   15-SEP-2017 04:10 PM  
Yes, CSL testing is required on all drilled shafts including the shafts that have been identified for Thermal Integrity Profiler Tests. 

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Submitted: Tuesday   12-SEP-2017 05:33 PM  
Company: Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.  
Contact: Bill Binnig  
Are there any Archeological, Environmental or Historical areas requiring preservation within the project limits? If so please provide description, limits, maps, etc.
Answer
Submitted:  Monday 18-SEP-2017 03:15 PM
No.

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Submitted: Tuesday   12-SEP-2017 05:24 PM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Mike Eichner

Will the bedding gradation found on page 83 of the special provision #68 for water and sewer backfill work for the bedding material pay item used in the irrigation summary?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 19-SEP-2017 03:48 PM
No.  The bedding for the irrigation lines must meet the requirements of the pipe bedding as called out in the landscape plans.  The only exception to this is that the water and sewer bedding must be used when crossing under roadway surfaces.

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Submitted: Tuesday   12-SEP-2017 05:25 PM
Company: Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.  
Contact: Bill Binnig  
Drawing B21 shows 6'-0" dia. shafts 80' long. Are construction joints in the concrete and welded joint in the casing permitted?Answer
Submitted:  Monday 18-SEP-2017 03:08 PM
A construction joint in the concrete is not allowed.  Welding of the casing is allowed per the standard specifications.

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Submitted: Wednesday 13-SEP-2017 02:29 PM
Company: Poteet Construction Inc.
Contact: Gary Pfister
Could the Department provide more information on Special Provision 90. Traffic Actuated Temporary Signals. Does the Department have a supplier in mind for such a system? The requirements and the design of the system required is very specific and has not been commonly used on MDT projects. Please provide any information as to the availability of this type of signal system, and if multiple sources exist. This SP also requires that flagging and pilot car costs be included in the daily price for the signal system. Can the Department provide more information as to how many flaggers and pilot cars will be required, and for how many hours per day? This requirement seems to be inappropriate when there is a pay item for these hours.

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Submitted: Thursday  14-SEP-2017 09:35 AM
Company: Sletten Construction
Contact: Russ Robertson
Would it be acceptable to use ABS plastic (10 use) material in lieu of the High Strength Urethane? The ABS has been accepted on other MDT projects.
Answer
Submitted: Friday 15-SEP-2017 08:08 AM
Yes.

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Submitted: Friday    15-SEP-2017 11:24 AM
Company: Sletten Construction
Contact: Russ Robertson
With regards to Special Provision 60, what are MDT's expectations for the closure pour? Does the spec still apply to this portion of the work? How will we run the thermocouples into the the pour?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 19-SEP-2017 04:43 PM
Special Provision No. 60, MODIFIED BRIDGE DECK CONCRETE WATER CURE applies to the entire bridge deck, including the closure pour.  It is up to the contractor to provide the necessary materials and methods to comply with all applicable specifications.

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Submitted: Friday    15-SEP-2017 03:04 PM
Company: TrueNorth Steel
Contact: Juel Berg
I do not see a coating requirement on the trash guards.  Will a red oxide primer and two coats of aluminum paint be acceptable as it is for the trash guards on the Huson - East project?
Answer
Submitted: Monday    18-SEP-2017 12:01 PM

Coatings for trash guards must meet the requirements shown on Detailed Drawing DWG NO 615-02.

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Submitted: Friday    15-SEP-2017 04:26 PM
Company: White Resources Group, Inc.
Contact: Jason Bargmann
Sheet 87: Would the department clarify the reinforcement in the turn lanes on Liberty lane and West Broadway? Which are Longitudinal Contraction joints (C) or Transverse Contraction joints (E)?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    19-SEP-2017 10:40 AM
On Liberty Lane - from the construction joint connecting to Russell, longitudinal vs transverse is normal to the centerline of Liberty Lane.
On West Broadway, the determination will be based on normal to the centerline of Russell.  For the radial lines, continue as determined in the tangent section.

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Submitted: Monday    18-SEP-2017 09:12 AM  
Company: Sletten Construction  
Contact: Sletten Construction  
In reviewing the soils boring and reading section 50, we estimate it will require 15 working days to complete one concrete drilled shaft. Remaining shafts are 25 each X 15 shifts = 375 working days. Another view, if we estimate 10 working days X 25 shafts = 250 working days plus 20 days for the test shaft = 270 working days. We still believe 15 days per shaft due to boulders and cobbles size mentioned in Section 50. This leaves 50 working days to complete the remaining substructure concrete, erect structural steel, form, pour and cure the deck, and place the concrete bridge rail. Plus remove the existing bridge and all other contract items. Granted we can double shift and work in other areas at one time but cannot work from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. per Special Provision #15. Regardless, the 320 working days is not sufficient to perform all the work on this project. We are requesting additional contract time be added to the project.
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 19-SEP-2017 01:27 PM
Additional contract time will not be added.  Work in multiple locations concurrently is anticipated to be necessary to meet the aggressive contract schedule requirements.  Please review how contract time is assessed in Standard Specification 108, as supplemented.

202 - HUSON-EAST - September 21, 2017

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Clarifications

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Submitted:  Friday 15-SEP-2017 2:35 PM
Special Provision No. 19, PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT FIRM is hereby replaced with the attached.  PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT FIRM SPECIAL


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    25-AUG-2017 04:28 PM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
Please post the design files for the project, as well as, any additional geotechnical information that is available.
Answer
Updated:
Monday 28-AUG-2017 12:30 PM
Submitted: Monday 28-AUG-2017 09:30 AM
 Attached are PDF Files of the available project alignment and/or structures geotechnical report(s), geotechnical report supplements, and geotechnical laboratory summaries. There is remaining geotechnical information that is voluminous and very difficult to compile in a concise manner. Contractors are welcome to come to MDT Headquarters to inspect rock samples taken for the project that are stored here or to look through the complete set of Geotechnical field investigation notes, laboratory testing, analytical, or other data in our project files. It should be noted that the project may have undergone significant changes during the design process after the original geotechnical report and supplements were issued. Thus, some of the information contained in these documents may be out of date or not applicable with regard to the advertised project. Some of the changes include, but are not limited to: Project splits (for funding, ROW issues, etc.); alignment and grade changes; and changes due to environmental factors (sensitive areas, etc.). The documents can be found at:
  GEOTECHNICAL REPORTS

An additional file labeled “Summary” has been added to this link.

The design files for the requested project are posted on the MDT FTP site for your use at:  DESIGN FILES
The requested files do not represent the staked project, but are only design files. The Department cannot guarantee the accuracy of the electronic data, particularly as it may be called up by your computer, nor does any data in these files supersede the data in the contract documents. In addition, the Department will not make any revisions to the electronic files pertaining to the staked project, change ordered work, or changes that are made during construction to fit field conditions.

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Submitted: Wednesday 06-SEP-2017 08:59 AM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Van Hildreth
There is no special provision requiring staging of construction on this 10.4 mile reconstruction project other than the work in front of the school. Given that, standard specification 108.04, Limit of Operations says: Conduct the work to minimize interfering with traffic and work already started. Finish a section of roadway before starting work on any additional sections if it is essential to public convenience.
1)  Would standard specification 108.04 be applicable to this project?
2)  If 108.04 applies, what distance would constitute a section?
3)  Does a finished section include plant mix paving?
Answer
Submitted: Friday 15-SEP-2017 02:54 PM
1)  Yes.
2)  Standard Specifications cover various construction limitations ("sections"), such as but not limited to sections 203.03.5, 203.03.7, 301.03.7, 301.03.8, 401.03.18, 603.03.5 and 618.
3)  A finished section would be a two-way gravel surface meeting all applicable specifications.  This does not apply to the area from station 211+00 to station 224+00 as discussed in Special Provision 22 - paving is included in this section.  At no time will traffic be on more than 5 miles of gravel surfacing, unless otherwise approved by the EPM.

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Submitted: Monday    18-SEP-2017 10:55 AM
Company: Riverside Contracting, Inc.
Contact: Estimating
The contractor is allowed by specification to utilize the existing plant mix surfacing for traffic gravel or blended base on the Huson-East project.  Utilization of the plant mix surfacing will reduce the embankment materials available on the project, resulting in the increase of Unclassified Borrow for the project.  If the contractor elects to utilize the plant mix surfacing as traffic gravel or blended base, will the State of Montana pay for the increase Unclassified Borrow required, or will the contractor be required to cover this cost?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 19-SEP-2017 12:58 PM
The contractor may elect to utilize plant mix material in accordance with Section 301.03.7 and/or in accordance with Special Provision No. 30 – OPTIONAL BLENDED BASE COURSE.  MDT will measure as specified in Section 301.04.  MDT will not pay for an increase in unclassified borrow.

203 - SF 139-TURN LANES NW OF POLSON - September 21, 2017

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Questions

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Submitted: Thursday  14-SEP-2017 09:56 AM
Company: TrueNorth Steel
Contact: Juel Berg
Can you verify the quantities on the CSP and Drainage bid items?
603-010-048
603-010-532
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 19-SEP-2017 01:05 PM
The plan quantities and bid schedule have been checked and verified for the items requested.

204 - DIVISION STREET-BILLINGS & 6TH AVE N-27TH TO 32ND (BLGS) - September 21, 2017

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Questions

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Submitted: Monday    28-AUG-2017 08:52 AM
Company: Brock White Co
Contact: Kevin Ageton
Reinforcing Fibers in Plant Mix Asphalts Plans call for 2.1 ounces of pure aramid(with fibrillated or wax coating) to ensure proper distribution in mix.  Is the correct pay item by the Ton Equivalent (T.E.) or pound?  Under the special provisions I see a pay item of 601.8 tons which is very confusing.
Answer
Submitted: Monday    28-AUG-2017 01:38 PM

Reinforcing fiber in plant mix asphalt is measured by the pound and paid for at the contract unit price per pound of High Tensile Strength Reinforcing Fiber.

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Submitted: Friday    08-SEP-2017 11:52 AM
Company: Knife River
Contact: Todd McKeever
Does the plant mix used for the digouts require the aramid fiber admixture?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 12-SEP-2017 08:02 AM
The aramid fiber admixture is required for the digouts and additional 0.2' mill/fill areas.  It is shown in the additional surfacing summary frames for both projects.

205 - 1ST ST-7TH AVE (LEWISTOWN) & CASINO CREEK DRIVE (LEWISTOWN) - September 21, 2017

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206 - SF 109-GR NE OF BOZEMAN - September 21, 2017

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101 - HWY 2 PED BRIDGE-MALTA - October 12, 2017

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102 - SF 149 DUCK LK FENCING - October 12, 2017

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Clarifications

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Submitted: Tuesday 19-SEP-2017 03:10 PM
Special Provision No. 21, CLEARING AND FENCE PREPARATION is hereby replaced with the attached.  Revisions were made to Paragraphs A.1) and B.3).  CLEARING AND FENCE PREPARATION


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103 - SF 149 STOCKETT SFTY IMPRV - October 12, 2017

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104 - OVERLOOK DR PATH-GTF - October 12, 2017

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Submitted: Tuesday 19-SEP-2017 08:18 AM

The attached special provision, CLEAN WATER ACT SECTION 404 PERMIT AND SECTION 401 CERTIFICATION, is hereby made part of this contract.  CLEAN WATER ACT SECTION 404 PERMIT AND SECTION 401 CERTIFICATION


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105 - CEDAR STREET-ANACONDA - October 12, 2017

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106 - SF 149 S OF HOT SPRINGS SLP FL - October 12, 2017

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Questions

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Submitted: Tuesday   19-SEP-2017 10:17 AM
Company: Cutting Edge Excavation
Contact: Marc Blanden
Special Provision 2. Contract Time states "The NTP will be issued with and effective date of December 11, 2017. Does this mean that that the work is anticipated to start on December 11, 2017 or will the work start in the spring of 2018?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday 19-SEP-2017 01:02 PM
 Since the normal Notice to Proceed for this contract occurs during Winter Shutdown, the 25 Working Days allowed for this contract will not begin to be assessed against the contractor until April 16, 2018.  Please review Section 101 - Definitions and Terms in general, paying particular attention to definitions of "WINTER SHUTDOWN", "CONTRACT TIME" and "WORKING DAYS" for further information.

301 - I-90 BRIDGES - BONNER - November 14, 2017

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Submitted: Friday    30-JUN-2017 10:20 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 August 3, 2017.

I-90 Bridges - Bonner
IMIP 90-2(149)110
This project includes design and construction activities to replace the two interstate bridges over the Blackfoot River near Bonner, MT. The project is located on Interstate 90 at milepost 110.19 approximately 0.46 miles southeast of the Bonner I-90 Interchange in Missoula County. This project includes removal of the existing structures, grading of the abutment slopes, and installation of the new structures on the current alignment.

The project RFQ is at the following link:  RFQ

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Submitted: Thursday 17-AUG-2017 8:30 AM
SOQ Ranked Short List

1       Kiewit Infrastructure West Co./WGM Group/Shannon & Wilson
2 Frontier West, LLC/Morrison Maierle Inc.
3 Sletten Construction Company/HDR Engineering, Inc.


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Clarifications

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Submitted: Tuesday 05-SEP-2017 03:05 PM
The following questions were asked prior to the Pre-Proposal Meeting:
1)  The survey file appears to only contain terrain data, will the planimetric information be made available?   Linked is the Map file showing terrain and existing bridges.
2)  Is the SUCON mapping file available to complete the control traverse?
Linked is the TIN file from Survey
MAP AND SURVEY
If these are not the requested files, please provide additional clarification with a follow-up question.

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Submitted: Wednesday 06-SEP-2017 09:45 AM
All related MDT Headquarters files for the I-90 Bridges – Bonner DB Project have been compiled and are in the Geotechnical Section Office. These files are available for review by appointment at (406)444-6281 or email

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Submitted: Wednesday 06-SEP-2017 12:00 PM
Linked are the Letter of Map Revision Files:  LETTER OF MAP REVISION FILES

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Submitted: Wednesday 06-SEP-2017 12:08 PM
Linked are the Pre-Proposal Meeting Minutes:  PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING MINUTES

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Submitted:  Friday 15-SEP-2017 2:15 PM
Linked is the updated Public Involvement Firm Special Provision:  PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT FIRM SPECIAL


Questions

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Submitted: Friday    28-JUL-2017 08:07 AM  
Company: Frontier West, LLC  
Contact: Mike Murphy
Can electronic copies of the existing structures as-builts, including the plans for the seismic retrofit and slope stability mitigation be provided?  The I-90 Bridge Stabilization Design and Construction Summary Report indicates two major reports consisting of a Milltown Bridge Infrastructure Mitigation Hydraulics Report, October 2006 and a Geotechnical Report for the Milltown Reservoir Bridge Mitigation Projects, December 2006 were prepared.  Can electronic copies be provided?
Answer:
Submitted: Friday 28-JUL-2017 01:14 PM
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:


The As-built plans for the original construction, the 1994 widening and the 1999 retrofit are at the following link:  AS-BUILT PLANS

The plans attached in the I-90 Bridge Summary Report Final (linked with the RFQ) for the seismic retrofit and the slope stability mitigation are the only plans.  There are no as-built plans for this work.

 

The 2006 Hydraulics Report is at the following link:  HYDRAULIC REPORT
Updated:
Submitted: Tuesday 01-AUG-2017 10:51 AM

The 2006 Geotechnical Report for the Milltown Reservoir Bridge Mitigation Projects is not available. The 2007 Milltown Bridge Infrastructure Mitigation Slope Stabilization Summary Report includes relevant information and can be found at the following link:  SUMMARY REPORT

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Submitted: Monday    28-AUG-2017 11:15 AM  
Company: WGM Group  
Contact: WGM Group  

After reviewing the reports, could MDT please see the below for a list of additional documents and provide them if possible?
Geotechnical Report for the Milltown Reservoir Bridge Mitigation Project, CH2M, December 2006.
Milltown Bridge Infrastructure Mitigation, Inclinometer Installation and Survey Technical Memorandum, CH2M, April 5, 2007.
Milltown Bridge Infrastructure Mitigation, Jet Grout Test Column Evaluation, CH2M, 2007.
Independent review of jet grout approach and design, Donald A. Bruce/Geosystems LP, February 1, 2007.
Milltown Bridge Infrastructure Mitigation, Slope Stabilization Package, CH2M, March 2, 2007
Micropile Modification to the Milltown Bridge Infrastructure Mitigation, Slope Stabilization Package, CHM.
Any slope stability design calculations.

In addition, can you request monitoring data at the existing bridges for:
Inclinometers
Piezometers
In-place inclinometers

Current traffic volumes and data for the project area?
Answer

Submitted: Thursday    31-AUG-2017 04:00 PM  
Reports and Additional Documents:
Linked is the December 2006 Geotechnical Report for the Milltown Reservoir Bridge Mitigation Project.
December 2006 Geotechnical Report. 
MDT is compiling all other available information on the I-90 Bridges Bonner project into one location for the Firms to access and review the information. A location and time will be provided for Firms to view the information.

Traffic Volumes and Data:
2016 traffic volumes are available on MDT’s traffic web page.  The data can be access on the interactive web map: 
TRAFFIC DATA MAP
In the interactive web map, there are 3 layers and you can click on those features in the map and a pop up box will open with additional attributes – like traffic AADT’s.  Use your mouse to zoom in and out or use the zoom tools in the upper left corner or use the search bar to query Bonner, MT.  Zoom all the way in past the orange county layer until the points and lines start to show up.  You can zoom in all the way to street level.  The points are the actual traffic collection points and at the end of the year all the point data is applied to segments of road to make a complete traffic network.

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Submitted: Monday    11-SEP-2017 08:53 AM
Company: Kiewit
Contact: Kevin Rozendaal
Will the EB I-90 loop area formed at entrance/exit ramp #109 just west of the railroad bridges be available as a contractor staging area during construction?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    12-SEP-2017 09:20 AM
Yes, but the contractor must secure a written agreement with MDT Maintenance.  In addition, access must be detailed in the traffic control plan for approval prior to use.

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Submitted: Monday    11-SEP-2017 08:57 AM
Company: Kiewit
Contact: Kevin Rozendaal
Existing guardrail doesn't appear to meet current standards. Is it acceptable to leave existing guardrail that is undisturbed?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    12-SEP-2017 10:04 AM
Yes. Transition sections must be included to connect existing rail to the new rail.

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Submitted: Monday    11-SEP-2017 09:01 AM
Company: Kiewit
Contact: Kevin Rozendaal
RFP page 33 of 42, section IV, requires bidders to submit three different graphic representation options that are large scale and suitable for display at a public meeting. Will electronic files satisfy this requirement for the proposal, and then the selected proposer can provide actual large scale samples? If samples are to be provided, please establish the minimum size.
Answer
Submitted: Wednesday 13-SEP-2017 09:07 AM
Submit three different graphic representation options showing proposed aesthetic treatment for the new structures.  The representations should be 24" x 36" and suitable for mounting and display at a public meeting.  It is acceptable to provide 11" x 17" with each three ring binder as long as at least one copy of each aesthetic treatment on 24" x 36" is submitted with the proposals.

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Submitted: Monday    11-SEP-2017 03:30 PM  
Company: Frontier West, LLC  
Contact: Mike Murphy
Clarifying our request on the request for survey data: The provided files do not contain the line work, ie topographic breaklines such as edge of pavement, end of bridge etc.  Is this information available?  The survey does not include control diagram or control abstract for the survey to allow us to match MDT survey control.  Is this additional information available?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    12-SEP-2017 02:35 PM  
No, all available line work has been provided.  

There are additional survey files included in the attached link. The two .txt files explain the various .zip files.

SURVEY FILES

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Submitted: Friday    15-SEP-2017 03:06 PM
Company: Kiewit
Contact: Kevin Rozendaal
The original Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks plans for the Milltown State Park showed lighting for the proposed trail that included lights at both edges of the I-90 Structures. During Milltown State Park bidding, addendum #1 deleted the lighting in the MDT right-of-way between Milltown State Park and the Railroad bridge.  Does MDT intent to provide trail lighting under the I-90 Bridges under the I-90 Bonner Bridges contract?  If so, will those lights be connected to the trail lighting circuit installed by the Milltown State Park project?
Answer
Submitted: Tuesday    19-SEP-2017 09:34 AM

Yes, provide trail lighting under the I-90 bridges. Connect to the trail lighting circuit installed with the Milltown State Park project. Coordinate the design of the lighting and the circuit connection with Jon Maxwell, FWP Project Manager, at 406-841-4002.

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Submitted: Tuesday   19-SEP-2017 11:44 AM
Company: Kiewit
Contact: Kevin Rozendaal
Has the US Army Corps of Engineers provided a Jurisdiction Determination (JD) and/or wetland boundary verification for the wetland delineation performed on September 8-9, 2014 as described in DOWL’s March 4, 2015 Biological Resources Report and Biological Assessment (Activity 182)? If so, will MDT provide a copy of that documentation?  If not, will MDT pursue the Corps of Engineers verification prior to Notice to Proceed to help expedite permitting?

302 - MISSOULA ADA UPGRADES - November 29, 2017

Notifications

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Submitted: Monday    28-AUG-2017 11:00 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 September 22, 2017.

Missoula ADA Upgrades
CMDO 8199(141)
This project includes design and construction of ADA compliant sidewalk and ramps along the following routes:  
Higgins Ave ADA – Brooks St to E Main
Broadway St ADA – Owen St to Van Buren St
Higgins Ave ADA – W Front St North side
Orange St ADA – N 2nd St W to Broadway St
Orange St ADA – S 1st St W to S 6th St W
5th & 6th St ADA – Higgins Ave to Arthur Ave on both streets
Stephens Ave ADA – S 6th St W to Mt Ave.

Not all intersections will be included in this project, a spreadsheet with the estimated sidewalk quantity and the number and location for ADA ramps and approaches will be developed for the RFP.

The project RFQ is at the following link:  RFQ


Addendums

No Addendums available for this project.


Clarifications

No Clarifications available for this project.


Questions

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Submitted: Thursday  31-AUG-2017 09:11 AM  
Company: Construct Connect  
Contact: Stacey Mighton  
Are there any union requirements?
Answer
Submitted:  Fridayday  01-SEP-2017 08:27 AM  
MDT does not have any union requirements for this project.