New Jersey

Department of Transportation

Standard Specifications

for Road and Bridge Construction

2007


  Division 150 – Contract Requirements
       
  Section 151 – Performance Bond and Payment Bond
    151.01 Description
    151.02 Materials
    151.03 Procedure
      151.03.01 Performance Bond and Payment Bond
    151.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 152 – Insurance
    152.01 Description
    152.02 Materials
    152.03 Procedure
      152.03.01 Owner’s and Contractor’s Protective Liability Insurance
      152.03.02 Railroad Protective Liability Insurance
      152.03.03 Pollution Liability Insurance
    152.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 153 – Progress Schedule
    153.01 Description
    153.02 Materials
    153.03 Procedure
      153.03.01 CPM Progress Schedule
      153.03.02 CPM Progress Schedule Updates
      153.03.03 Bar Chart Progress Schedule and Updates
    153.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 154 – Mobilization
    154.01 Description
    154.02 Materials
    154.03 Procedure
      154.03.01 Mobilization
    154.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 155 – Construction Field Office
    155.01 Description
    155.02 Materials
    155.03 Procedure
      155.03.01 Field Office
      155.03.02 Field Office Maintenance
      155.03.03 Telephone Service
    155.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 156 – Materials Field Laboratory and Curing facility
    156.01 Description
    156.02 Materials
    156.03 Procedure
      156.03.01 Materials Field Laboratory
      156.03.02 Materials Field Laboratory Maintenance
      156.03.03 Curing Facility
      156.03.04 Curing Facility Maintenance
      156.03.05 Nuclear Density Gauge
      156.03.06 Flexural Beam Testing Equipment
      156.03.07 Concrete Compression Testing Equipment
    156.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 157 – Construction Layout and Monuments
    157.01 Description
    157.02 Materials
    157.03 Procedure
      157.03.01 Construction Layout
      157.03.02 Monument
      157.03.03 Monument Box
    157.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 158 – Soil Erosion and Sediment Control and Water Quality Control
    158.01 Description
    158.02 Materials
    158.03 Construction
      158.03.01 Environmental Manager
      158.03.02 SESC Measures
      158.03.03 Erosion Control Sediment Removal
    158.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 159 – Traffic Control
    159.01 Description
    159.02 Materials & Equipment
    159.03 Procedure
      159.03.01 Traffic Control Coordinator
      159.03.02 Traffic Control Devices
      159.03.03 Removable Black Line Masking Tape
      159.03.04 Temporary Pavement Markers
      159.03.05 Temporary Pavement Marking Tape
      159.03.06 Temporary Traffic Stripes and Temporary Traffic Markings
      159.03.07 HMA Patch
      159.03.08 Traffic Direction
      159.03.09 Emergency Towing Service
    159.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 160 – Price Adjustments
    160.01 Description
    160.02 Materials
    160.03 Procedure
      160.03.01 Fuel Price Adjustment
      160.03.02 Asphalt Price Adjustment
    160.04 Measurement and Payment
  Section 161 – Final Cleanup
    161.01 Description
    161.02 Materials
    161.03 Procedure
      161.03.01 Final Cleanup
    161.04 Measurement and Payment

Division 150 – Contract Requirements

Section 151 – Performance Bond and Payment Bond

151.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for providing a performance bond and a payment bond.

151.02 Materials  back to top

(Intentionally Blank)

151.03 Procedure  back to top

151.03.01 Performance Bond and Payment Bond

Using bond forms issued by the Department, provide a performance bond and a payment bond to the Department within 15 days of the date of Award or Conditional Award. Ensure that the penal sum of the bond is equal to at least the Total Contract Price less the bid price for PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND. With the bond, provide a certification authorizing the attorney-in-fact to commit the Surety and a true and correct statement of the Surety’s financial condition. Submit the broker’s fees, the certified rate schedule, paid invoices and the report of execution for the bond to the RE.

Obtain bonds from sureties listed in the US Treasury Department Circular 570 and authorized to do business in the State. Reinsurance is prohibited as per N.J.A.C 16:44-6.1(b)6. If the Surety becomes insolvent before Acceptance, provide a performance bond and a payment bond issued by another surety to the Department.

The Department may adjust Contract Time, require extra work, or issue other changes authorized by the Contract without obtaining the consent of the surety of the bonds.

151.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND DOLLAR
 
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List

The Department will make payment for PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND as follows:

 
BIP = the lesser of BB and BI
 
BFP = the lesser of [BIP +R(CF − CO)] and BF
  Where:
  BB = Bid price of the PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND.
  BI = Actual price of the PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND at the start of Work.
  BF = Actual price of the PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND at Completion of Work.
  BIP = Initial payment for the PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND made by the Department at the start of Work.
  BFP = Final payment for the PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND made by the Department at the Completion of Work.
  R = Rate from the certified schedule.
  CO = Original Contract Price.
  CF = Final Contract Price.

The Department will make adjustments to PERFORMANCE BOND AND PAYMENT BOND in the final monthly Estimate. The Department will not make adjustments of less than $100.

Section 152 – Insurance

152.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for providing and maintaining insurance until Acceptance.

152.02 Materials  back to top

(Intentionally Blank)

152.03 Procedure  back to top

152.03.01 Owner’s and Contractor’s Protective Liability Insurance

  1. Policy Requirements. Procure and maintain insurance until Acceptance. The Department will not consider the Work or any portion as put to its intended use until Acceptance. The Contractor may only obtain insurance from companies that are licensed to provide insurance in the State. Ensure that policies are underwritten by companies with a current A.M. Best rating of A- with a Financial Size Category of VII or better. Before performing construction operations, provide the RE with certificates of insurance and policy declaration pages. The Department’s Insurance Certificate (Form DC-175) is the only acceptable form as evidence of insurance. Ensure that insurance policies are endorsed to provide written notice by certified mail to the Department 30 days before changes to and/or cancellation of the policy. Upon request, provide the RE with a certified copy of each policy.

    Submit documentation to identify all exclusions and deductible clauses. The limits of liability set forth below do not relieve the Contractor from liability in excess of such coverage. Deductibles for each policy are limited to $250,000 per occurrence. The Contractor is responsible for the deductible limit of the policy and all exclusions consistent with the risks it assumes under this Contract and as imposed by law.

  2. Types. At a minimum, provide the following insurances.

    1. Comprehensive General Liability Insurance. Procure Comprehensive General Liability insurance with a minimum limit of liability in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence as a combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage.

      Ensure the coverage for the policy is at least as broad as that provided by the standard basic, unamended, and unendorsed comprehensive general liability coverage forms currently in use in the State. Ensure the policy is endorsed to include:

      1. Personal injury.
      2. Contractual liability.
      3. Premises and operations.
      4. Products and completed operations.
      5. Independent contractors.
      6. Waiver of Subrogation for all claims and suits, including recovery of any applicable deductibles.
      7. Severability of Interest/Separation of Insureds.
      8. Per project aggregate.

      Ensure the policy is endorsed to delete any exclusions applying to property damage liability arising from:

      1. Explosions.
      2. Damage to underground utilities.
      3. Collapse of foundations.

      Ensure the policy names the State, its officers, employees, and agents as additional insured. On the Insurance Certificate, indicate the cost for providing the policy.

    2. Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance. Procure Comprehensive Automobile Liability insurance to cover owned, non-owned, and hired vehicles with a minimum limit of liability in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence as a combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage. Ensure the policy is endorsed to include a Waiver of Subrogation for all claims and suits, including recovery of any applicable deductibles. Ensure the policy is endorsed to include Severability of Interest/Separation of Insureds clause.

    3. Owner’s and Contractor’s Protective Liability Insurance. Procure a separate Owner’s and Contractor’s Protective Liability Insurance Policy with a minimum limit of liability in the amount of $4,000,000 per occurrence as a combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage.  Ensure the policy is endorsed to include Severability of Interest/Separation of Insureds clause.  Ensure the policy names the State, its officers, employees, and agents as additional insured.  Provide documentation from the insurance company that indicates the cost of the Owner’s and Contractor’s Protective Liability Insurance Policy.

      Ensure the policy is endorsed to include per project aggregate. 

    4. Workers Compensation and Employer’s Liability Insurance. Procure Workers Compensation Insurance according to the requirements of the laws of this State and include an all-states endorsement to extend coverage to any state that may be interpreted to have legal jurisdiction. Provide Employer’s Liability Insurance with the following minimum limits of liability:

      1. $100,000 each accident.
      2. $100,000 Disease each employee.
      3. $500,000 Disease aggregate limit.

      If construction operations requires marine operations, including working from a barge or ship, or unloading material from a barge or ship on a navigable waterway in the United States, ensure the policy is endorsed to include US Longshore and Harbor Workers coverage and Jones Act coverage.

    5. Excess Liability Insurance. Procure Excess Liability or Umbrella Liability insurance with limits in excess of the underlying policies for Comprehensive General Liability and Comprehensive Automobile Liability with minimum limits of liability of $10,000,000. Ensure the Excess Liability Insurance policy takes effect (drops down) if the primary coverage is impaired or exhausted. Ensure the excess or umbrella policy has the same terms and conditions as the primary underlying coverage.

    6. Marine Liability Insurance. If construction operations require the Contractor to use a boat, procure Marine Liability Insurance with a minimum limit of liability in the amount of $2,000,000 per occurrence. Ensure the policy is endorsed to include:

      1. Personal injury.
      2. Contractual liability.
      3. Waiver of Subrogation for all claims and suits, including recovery of any applicable deductibles.
      4. Per project aggregate.

      Ensure the policy names the State, its officers, employees, and agents as additional insured.

  3. Maintenance. Submit an updated DC-175, Insurance Certificate, to demonstrate continued renewal of insurance. During any period when the required insurance is not in effect, the RE may suspend the Work. The Department may refuse to make payments due under this Contract or any other contracts with the Department until the required insurance coverage is in effect. The Department may use monies withheld to renew the insurance for the periods and amounts referred to above. Alternatively, the Department may default the Contractor and direct the Surety to complete the Project.

152.03.02 Railroad Protective Liability Insurance

If required by the Special Provisions, procure railroad protective liability insurance according to 23 CFR 646, Subpart A, as a combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage with minimum limits of liability in the amounts of $2,000,000 per occurrence and $6,000,000 per annual aggregate. Ensure that the railroad protective liability insurance meets the policy requirements specified in 152.03.01.A. Ensure the policy is endorsed to include per project aggregate.

Additionally, ensure Comprehensive General Liability policy is endorsed to provide for independent contractors’ coverage and deletes any exclusions applying to liability arising out of operations in proximity to railroad property. Ensure that the railroad protective liability insurance policy is endorsed to provide written notice by certified mail to the railroad company 30 days before changes to and/or cancellation of the policy.

Ensure the policy is endorsed to include a Waiver of Subrogation for all claims and suits, including recovery of any applicable deductibles. Ensure the policy is endorsed to include Severability of Interest/ Separation of Insureds clause. Submit the policy for railroad protective liability insurance and endorsements to the Comprehensive General Liability Insurance to the railroad company for approval. The Department will list the name and address of the railroad company representative in the Special Provisions. Construction operations will not be permitted on railroad property before approval of insurance by the railroad company. Reconcile all policy requirements to the satisfaction of the railroad company and the RE.

The Special Provisions will contain an estimate of the percentage of the Contract cost located within or adjacent to the railroad ROW. The percentage is provided for informational purposes only and does not affect the amount of risk or coverage.

152.03.03 Pollution Liability Insurance

Procure Contractor’s Pollution Liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage with minimum limits of liability in the amounts of $5,000,000 per occurrence and $10,000,000 aggregate. Ensure that the pollution liability insurance meets the policy requirements specified in 152.03.01.A.

If the policy is written on an occurrence form, ensure it will remain in effect until Acceptance, and ensure that completed operations coverage is provided for a period of no less than 2 years after Acceptance. If the policy is written on a claims-made basis, ensure an Extended Reporting Provision coverage is maintained for a period of no less than 2 years after Acceptance.

Ensure the policy provides coverage for:

  1. Bodily injury and property damage to third parties.
  2. Natural resource damages.
  3. Environmental cleanup including restoration or replacement costs.
  4. Legal defense.
  5. Transportation of waste material by or on behalf of the Contractor away from the Project Limits.
  6. Disposal liability for pollution conditions on, at, under, or emanating from any disposal site, location or facility used by or on behalf of the Contractor for disposal of waste.
  7. Waiver of Subrogation for all claims and suits, including recovery of any applicable deductibles.
  8. Severability of Interest/Separation of Insureds.
  9. Per project aggregate.

Ensure the policy does not contain any exclusions or limitations for:

  1. Liabilities Assumed under an insured contract.
  2. Lead, silica, or asbestos.
  3. Underground storage tanks.
  4. Insured versus insured exclusion that restricts coverage to the State.

Ensure the policy names the State, its officers, employees, and agents as additional insured. Provide documentation from the insurance company indicating the coverage, limitation of coverage, term of coverage, and cost of the pollution liability insurance policy.

152.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  OWNER’S AND CONTRACTOR’S PROTECTIVE LIABILITY INSURANCE DOLLAR
  RAILROAD PROTECTIVE LIABILITY INSURANCE DOLLAR
  POLLUTION LIABILITY INSURANCE DOLLAR
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List

The Contractor shall provide all other insurance costs at the Contractor’s expense.

The Department will make initial payment for Owner’s AND Contractor’s Protective Liability Insurance, Railroad Protective Liability Insurance, and Pollution Liability Insurance at the lesser of the bid amount, or actual costs as documented from paid invoices.  If the Bid amount is greater than the amount indicated on the documented paid invoices, the Department will make payment for any remainder, up to the Bid amount, with the final monthly Estimate.

Section 153 – Progress Schedule

153.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for providing a progress schedule to monitor Contract progress and to evaluate impacts on Contract Time.

153.02 Materials  back to top

(Intentionally Blank)

153.03 Procedure  back to top

153.03.01 CPM Progress Schedule

Provide a detailed CPM schedule in XER format using the NJDOT Capital Program Management Construction Scheduling Standard Coding and Procedures for Designers and Contractors Manual, and the NJDOT Scheduling Template. The manual and template are available from the Department’s website.

Determine the most feasible work sequence that meets the Contract requirements. Ensure that the schedule includes ROW availability dates, permits, submittals, working drawings, procurement, fabrication, delivery of materials, construction, and other activities necessary to complete the Work. Schedule the Work according to the staging requirements specified by the Contract. The Contractor may simultaneously perform work designated as part of separate stages where allowed by the Contract or approved by the RE.

The Contractor may propose alternate staging.  Ensure that proposed alternate staging does not interfere with work done by Others without written concurrence from the affected Others.  The Department may reject the proposed alternate staging if it causes an increase to the cost of work done by Others.  The Contractor is responsible for the cost of changes or additional work required as a result of completing the work according to the proposed alternate staging.

If the Contractor proposes alternate staging, submit a plan detailing the proposed alternate. Submit a schedule showing the original staging and a schedule showing the proposed alternate staging. The RE may extend its review of the schedule submissions by a reasonable length of time. The Department will not grant time extensions or make payment for delays to construction resulting from extended review time of the proposed alternate staging by the RE, regardless of whether the Department accepts or rejects it. The RE may require the Contractor to submit the proposed alternate staging as a VE proposal as specified in 104.02.

Ensure that the schedule submission conforms to the following:

  1. Provide 1 activity for each discrete component of each Item scheduled in the Proposal. The RE may allow grouping of similar Items into 1 activity. For certain Items, the RE may require the Contractor to provide additional detail for each component to be included in the progress schedule.
  2. Provide activity descriptions to ensure that the start, completion, and intermediate status of the Work is readily identifiable. Do not use nonspecific activity descriptions like “Start,” “Continue,” “Complete,” “X percent,” “Y percent,” “Z percent,” or similar.
  3. Use activity codes to identify responsibility, class, type, and WBS. Use area activity codes to distinguish the location of work, such as stationing and structure number.
  4. For each activity, indicate the calendar used. Ensure that no activity has a duration of less than 1 workday.
  5. Ensure that no construction activity has a duration greater than 30 days, unless approved by the RE.
  6. Ensure that activity logic and durations are consistent with the Contract.
  7. Ensure that all activities, except the project start milestone and project completion milestone, have predecessors and successors. The start of an activity shall have a start-to-start or finish-to-start relationship with preceding activities. The completion of an activity shall have a finish-to-start or finish-to-finish relationship with a succeeding activity. Do not use start-to-finish relationships.
  8. Indicate time frames when work is restricted in sensitive areas, including wetlands, floodplains, waterbodies, and parklands, to ensure that appropriate staging and seasonal constraints are reflected.
  9. Ensure that seasonal constraints are reflected for Items of work such as stripping, seeding, and planting.
  10. Indicate time frames when work is restricted by work performed by Utilities or by Others.
  11. Indicate time frames, as specified in 105.05, for the Department to review working drawings.
  12. Identify the start and finish dates of stages with Finish Milestones.
  13. Identify the Completion and interim completion dates specified in 108.10 with Finish Milestones with a Late Finish Constraint.
  14. Use constraint dates only for Completion and interim completion milestones, unless approved by the RE.
  15. Calculate the CPM schedule in working days. Ensure that the working day to calendar date relationship is based upon the Contractors proposed work week with allowance for weekends, legal holidays and any special requirements of the Contract.
  16. Do not use resource loaded schedules.

The progress schedule does not constitute notice and does not satisfy the notice requirements as specified in 104.03.04. Approval of the schedule by the RE does not modify the Contract or constitute Acceptance of the feasibility of the Contractor’s logic, activity durations, or assumptions used in creating the schedule. If the schedule reflects a completion date different than that specified in 108.10, this does not change the specified completion date. If the RE approves a schedule that reflects a completion date earlier than that specified as the Contract Time, the Department will not accept claims for additional Contract Time or compensation as the result of failure to complete the Work by the earlier date shown on the CPM schedule. Float is the amount of time that an activity may be delayed from its early start without delaying Completion. Float belongs to the Project and is not for the exclusive use of the Contractor or the Department.

Submit the preliminary schedule and baseline schedule as follows:

  1. Preliminary Schedule Submission. Within 15 days after executing the Contract, submit 1 electronic copy of the preliminary schedule to the RE for review and approval. For contracts with a Total Contract Value of less than $40 million, provide the schedule for at least the first 90 days of the Project. For contracts with a Total Contract Value of more than $40 million, provide the schedule for at least the first 120 days of the Project. Provide a summary activity network for the remainder of Contract Time. Include a written narrative detailing the calendars, the use of multiple shifts per day, and the anticipated production rates.

    The RE may require 3 color paper copies of the preliminary schedule, Gantt Chart, as specified in 153.03.02.2.e, and a network diagram (PERT) printed on 36 x 22-inch plans detailing the activity relationships.

    Ensure that the preliminary schedule includes milestone activities expected to be completed or partially completed before submission and approval of the baseline schedule.

    Do not begin construction operations until the RE approves the preliminary schedule. Allow 14 days for the RE to review and approve or reject and return the preliminary schedule submission. If the preliminary schedule submission is rejected by the RE, revise and resubmit to the RE for approval within 7 days.

  2. Baseline Schedule Submission. Ensure that the baseline schedule depicts the work plan for the entire Contract Time. Submit, as specified in Table 153.03.01-1, 1 electronic copy of the baseline schedule to the RE for approval. The RE may require the Contractor to submit 3 color paper copies of the baseline schedule.
Table 153.03.01-1 Baseline Schedule Submission Timeline
  Project Construction Cost (PCC)
($ million)
Days to Submit Baseline Schedule
After Approval of Preliminary Schedule
  PCC < 5 14
  5 ≤ PCC < 15 21
  15 ≤ PCC < 40 28
  PCC ≥ 40 35
    Ensure that the baseline schedule submission includes the following:

    1. A written narrative explaining the schedule and the Contractor’s general approach for achieving Substantial Completion and Completion as specified in 108.10, including an explanation of calendars used in the schedule.
    2. A resource plan indicating the quantity and type of equipment that will be employed and the size and character of the proposed labor force for each operation.
    3. The RE may require 3 color paper copies of the tabular reports, as specified in 153.03.02.2, and a printed network diagram (PERT) on 36 x 22-inch sheets detailing the activity relationships.

      Within 14 days, the RE will review the baseline schedule and approve or reject the submission. If rejected, revise and resubmit the baseline schedule, within 7 days, to the RE for review and approval. The RE will review the revised baseline schedule submission and approve or reject the resubmission within 7 days.

153.03.02 CPM Progress Schedule Updates

The RE will designate the due date for the first schedule update when the baseline schedule is approved. The first update is due approximately 2 months following the baseline schedule approval. The RE will designate the data date to be used for each schedule update.

Schedule progress review meetings to be held approximately 14 days before the schedule update due date. Prepare activity progress in advance of each meeting. Revise the logic to reflect the actual sequence of work. Do not submit schedules showing work performed out of sequence. Provide the RE with a report detailing actual start and actual finish dates of activities in progress during the previous 2 months. At the progress review meeting, present and review the progress during the previous 2 months for incorporation into the schedule.

Within 14 days from the date of the progress review meeting, submit the schedule update to the RE for approval with the agreed upon changes. Within 14 days, the RE will review the update schedule and approve or reject the submission. If rejected, revise and resubmit the schedule update, within 14 days, to the RE for review and approval. The RE will review the revised schedule update submissions and approve or reject the resubmission within 14 days.

Update and submit the subsequent schedule update even if the RE has not approved the previous schedule update.

Provide 1 electronic copy for each schedule update. Ensure that each schedule update conforms to the scheduling requirements specified in 153.03.01, and that each schedule update submission includes the following:

  1. Progress Narrative. Provide 3 paper copies of the progress narrative. At a minimum include the following:

    1. A description of schedule status.
    2. A discussion of current and anticipated delaying problem areas and their estimated schedule effect.
    3. A discussion of intermediate milestones specified in the Contract that are behind schedule.
    4. A discussion of schedule slippage, pay revisions, and progress along the critical path in terms of days ahead or behind previously established dates.
    5. A listing of logic changes and an explanation for the revisions. Changes in duration, calendars, and revisions to activity relationships are considered logic revisions.
    6. A listing of revisions to scheduled activities not worked on during the update period.

  2. Tabular Reports. The RE may require 3 color paper copies of the longest path sort, total float sort, responsibility sort, area sort, and Gantt chart. Include the following information for each:

    1. Contract title.
    2. Data date.
    3. Activity ID.
    4. Activity description.
    5. Activity codes including responsibility, class, area, type, and WBS.
    6. Calendar used.
    7. Original activity duration and remaining activity duration in working days.
    8. Early start and early finish dates, and late start and late finish dates.
    9. Total float.
    10. Historical (actual) start and finish dates for activities completed or underway to replace calculated early and late dates.
  1. Longest Path Sort. Sort activities using the longest path filter.

  2. Near Critical Path Sort. Sort activities using the near critical path filter.

  3. Responsibility Sort. Group activities by responsibility, and then sort by early start.

  4. Area Sort. Group activities by WBS, area, and then sort by early start.

  5. Gantt Chart. Provide a precedence-type chart drawn using the early (or actual) start and finish dates. Ensure that the layout output is time-scaled and the size of each activity represented is proportional to the activity duration.

    Group the activities by WBS and sort by area. Ensure that the titles appear on the left-hand side of the plot. Show completed activities. Clearly identify the critical path. Use a vertical line to indicate the data date and the start of each month. Show Milestones using symbols. Provide a legend explaining symbols and their meanings.

If the project falls behind schedule for nonexcusable delays, so that the schedule indicates that the Work will not be completed by the Completion date, as specified in 108.10, take the necessary steps to improve progress. Under such circumstances, the RE may direct the Contractor to increase the number of shifts, begin overtime operations, work extra days including weekends and holidays, and supplement its construction plant. Furthermore, the RE may require the Contractor to submit for approval a recovery schedule showing how the Contractor proposes to meet the directed acceleration.

153.03.03 Bar Chart Progress Schedule and Updates

  1. Schedule. Determine the most feasible work sequence that meets the Contract requirements. Ensure that the schedule includes ROW availability dates, permits, submittals, working drawings, procurement, fabrication, delivery of materials, construction, and other activities necessary to complete the Work.

    Schedule the Work according to the staging requirements in the Contract. The Contractor may simultaneously perform work designated as part of separate stages where allowed by the Contract or approved by the RE.

    Approval of the schedule by the RE does not modify the Contract or constitute Acceptance of the feasibility of the Contractor’s logic, activity durations, or assumptions used in creating the schedule. The progress schedule does not constitute notice and does not satisfy the notice requirements as specified by 104.03.04. Provide 3 color paper copies of a bar chart progress schedule or similar type that is acceptable to the RE for approval as follows:

    1. Provide 1 activity for each discrete component of each Item scheduled in the Proposal. The RE may allow grouping of similar Items into 1 activity. For certain Items, the RE may require the Contractor to provide additional detail for each component to be included in the progress schedule.
    2. Provide activity descriptions to ensure that the start, completion, and intermediate status of the Work is readily identifiable. Do not use nonspecific activity descriptions like “Start,” “Continue,” “Complete,” “X percent,” “Y percent,” “Z percent,” or similar.
    3. Ensure that no construction activity has a duration greater than 30 days, unless approved by the RE.
    4. Include the planned start and completion dates for each activity, the duration of each activity, and the sequencing of the activities.
    5. Identify the quantity and the estimated daily production rate for critical activities.
    6. Indicate time frames when work is restricted in sensitive areas, such as wetlands, floodplains, waterbodies, and parklands, to ensure the appropriate incorporation of staging and seasonal constraints.
    7. Ensure that seasonal constraints are reflected for Items of work such as stripping, seeding, and planting.
    8. Ensure that the progress schedule is of suitable scale to clearly indicate the duration of each activity.
  2. Within 14 days, the RE will review the schedule and approve or reject the submission. If rejected, revise and resubmit the schedule, within 7 days, to the RE for review and approval. The RE will review the revised schedule submission and approve or reject the resubmission within 7 days.

    If the project falls behind schedule for nonexcusable delays, so that the schedule indicates that the Work will not be completed by the Completion date, as specified in 108.10, take the necessary steps to improve progress. Under such circumstances, the RE may direct the Contractor to increase the number of shifts, begin overtime operations, work extra days including weekends and holidays, and supplement its construction plant. Furthermore, the RE may require the Contractor to submit for approval a recovery schedule showing how the Contractor proposes to meet the directed acceleration.

  3. Updates. Update the progress schedule to reflect changing conditions. The RE will designate the due date for the first schedule update when the schedule is approved. The first update will be due approximately 2 months following the schedule approval. The RE will designate the data date to be used for each schedule update.

    Provide a progress narrative with each update submission that includes the following:

    1. A description of schedule status.
    2. A discussion of current and anticipated delaying problem areas and their estimated schedule effect.
    3. A discussion of all intermediate milestones specified in the Contract that are behind schedule.
    4. A discussion of schedule slippage, pay revisions, and progress along the critical path in terms of days ahead or behind previously established dates.

153.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  PROGRESS SCHEDULE LUMP SUM
  Progress Schedule Update UNIT
  Bar Chart Progress Schedule and Updates LUMP SUM
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List

The Department will make payment for PROGRESS SCHEDULE when the baseline schedule submission is approved by the RE.

If the Contractor’s CPM Progress Schedule update is not approved by the date of the progress meeting for the following update, the Department will assess liquidated damages to recover the Department’s increased administrative costs. The Department will assess damages for each delinquent update as follows:

Missed or Unapproved Update Liquidated Damage
First $5000
Second consecutive $10,000
Subsequent consecutive $15,000

If, liquidated damages for delinquent updates are applied, and the Contractor subsequently provides an acceptable update, the Department will assess liquidated damages for the next delinquent update at the first liquidated damage rate.

The Department will make payment for Bar Chart Progress Schedule and Updates as follows:

Schedule Submission Payment
Approval of baseline schedule 50% of the lump sum
Approval of each update 50% prorated over the duration of the Contract

Section 154 – Mobilization

154.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes requirements for mobilization.

154.02 Materials  back to top

(Intentionally Blank.)

154.03 Procedure  back to top 

154.03.01 Mobilization

Mobilization consists of the preparatory work and operations, including moving personnel, equipment, supplies, and incidentals to the Project Limits. It also includes all other work performed and costs incurred before beginning work on various Items in the Contract.

154.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top 


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  MOBILIZATION LUMP SUM
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List

The Department will make payment for MOBILIZATION on a lump sum basis, regardless of the number of times the Contractor shuts down and returns to the Project. The Department will make payment as follows:

Work Completed
Payment
5% of the Work1 Lesser of 25% of bid price or 2.5% of Total Contract Price
10% of the Work1 Lesser of 50% of bid price or 5% of Total Contract Price
15% of the Work1 Lesser of 75% of bid price or 7.5% of Total Contract Price
20% of the Work1 Lesser of 100% of bid price or 10% of Total Contract Price
100% of the Work Amount of bid price not previously paid

1 If the baseline schedule is not approved, the Department will not make payment for mobilization.

The Department will calculate the percentage of Work completed from the total of payments compared to the Total Contract Price. The total of payments excludes the amount paid for MOBILIZATION and the amount paid for materials furnished but not incorporated into the Work as specified in 109.06.

If MOBILIZATION is not included in the Proposal, include the costs in the various Items scheduled in the Proposal.

Section 155 – Construction Field Office

155.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for set up and maintenance of the Department’s construction field office.

155.02 Materials  back to top

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155.03 Procedure  back to top

155.03.01 Field Office

Provide and maintain a safe and secure field office for the exclusive use of the Department at a location within or in the immediate vicinity of the Project Limits and approved by the RE. Do not use any building scheduled for demolition under the Contract as a field office. If the field office is a temporary structure, secure necessary permits from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and remove the structure when directed by the RE.

Ensure that the field office is weatherproof with a minimum ceiling height of 7-1/2 feet and conforms to the requirements specified in Table 155.03.01-1. Ensure that 1 of the rooms of the field office has a minimum area of 288 square feet. Ensure that the other rooms have a minimum area of 144 square feet, except for conference rooms, which require a minimum area of 288 square feet. Ensure that the field office doors and windows have locks. Provide the keys to the RE. Ensure that the field office has one or more closets of sufficient capacity for the office’s size.

  1. Office Size Requirements. Provide the following, at a minimum, for the field office type specified:

  2. Table 155.03.01-1 Office Size Requirements
      Field Office Type
    Description A B C D E F
    Total Area (SF) 288 432 576 720 864 1008
    Number of Rooms1 1 2 3 4 4 5
    Conference Room 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Desks with Swivel Chairs 2 4 6 8 8 10
    Tables and chairs to seat 8 12 16 20 24 28
    File Cabinets2 2 4 4 4 4 8
    Plan Racks3 1 2 2 3 3 4
    Parking spaces4 4 5 6 8 8 10
    1 Including conference room.
    2 Having a UL rating of 350 °F – 1 hour, 4 drawers, legal-size with lock and 2 keys.
    3 Capable of holding 1200 plan sheets.
    4 Free parking on a paved or hard surfaced area adjacent to the building.

  3. Utilities and Lighting. Provide all utility services and connections including water, sewer, gas, electricity, telephone, and broadband internet. Provide a separate telephone line for each telephone, computer modem, and fax machine specified in 155.03.01.4. Provide a field office with sufficient natural and artificial light. Provide adequate insulation, heat, and air-conditioning to maintain an ambient temperature of 68 to 80 °F.

  4. Lavatory. Provide a separately enclosed and properly ventilated room with washing and toilet facilities suitable for use by male and female employees. Ensure that the facilities have hot and cold running water. Equip the doors and windows with locks.

  5. Communication Equipment. Provide the following communication systems:

    1. Telephones. Provide a phone system as specified in the Special Provisions. Ensure that each phone is connected to the answering system.

    2. Fax Machine. Provide a fax machine with built-in telephone, auto-dial, auto-re-dial, and auto-receive, and out-of-paper reception features.

    3. Cell Phones. Provide cell phones as specified in the Special Provisions.

    4. Computer System. Provide a computer system as specified in the Special Provisions.

  6. Do not procure the computer system until reviewing the system requirements with the RE. Ensure that the computer system is compatible with the Department’s construction management software and other specified software.

    When the computer system is no longer required by the RE, the Department will remove and destroy the hard drive, and return the computer system to the Contractor. The Department will retain other data storage media.

  7. Office Furnishings. Provide the following:

    1. Two book cases.
    2. A drafting table and stool.
    3. A supply cabinet.
    4. A water cooler having both hot and cold water dispensers, and bottled water service.
    5. A type ABC fire extinguisher having UL-approval.
    6. A 24-person first-aid kit according to ANSI Z308.1, 1 tick removal tweezers, and 4 aerosol cans of insect repellent containing DEET. Restock first aid supplies and insect repellant as needed.
    7. A wastepaper basket for each room.
    8. Two 3 × 4 foot bulletin boards.
    9. A 1.7 cubic foot refrigerator.

  8. Office Equipment. Provide the following:

    1. A copier with automatic document feed, 15 pages per minute copy speed, variable reduce/enlarge capability, and letter, legal, and ledger size capabilities. Erase the copier hard drive before removing the copier from the field office and provide the RE with a certification stating that the copier hard drive has been erased.
    2. A digital camera as specified in the Special Provisions.
    3. A video camcorder as specified in the Special Provisions.
    4. A printing adding machine.
    5. An electric typewriter, elite type, with 15-inch paper capacity.
    6. A paper shredder with a minimum throat of 8.75 inches, and a feed capacity of at least 10 sheets.

  9. Inspection Equipment. Provide as specified in the Special Provisions.

155.03.02 Field Office Maintenance

Maintain the field office including furnishings, equipment, lavatories including toiletries, and utilities for the duration of the Contract or until no longer required by the RE. Provide services for utilities specified in 155.03.01.2. Provide for utility disconnection when the field office is no longer required by the RE. Assume that the field office will be required for a minimum of 3 months after Completion. Provide weekly janitorial and waste disposal service, and snow removal service as needed. Provide 1 case of letter, legal, and ledger sized paper every 2 months.

Repair or replace inoperable or defective communication, office, and inspection equipment within 24 hours. The Contractor is not responsible for replacing or repairing Items that are lost or damaged due to misuse.

155.03.03 Telephone Service

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155.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  FIELD OFFICE TYPE ___ SET UP UNIT
  FIELD OFFICE TYPE ___ MAINTENANCE MONTH
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List

The Department will make payment for FIELD OFFICE TYPE ___ MAINTENANCE for each month or portion of a month that the field office is required, except that the Department will not make payment for any month or fraction of a month that the Contractor is assessed liquidated damages as specified in 108.20.

 

Section 156 – Materials Field Laboratory and Curing facility


156.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for set up and maintenance of the Department’s materials field laboratory and curing facility.

156.02 Materials  back to top

(Intentionally Blank)

156.03 Procedure  back to top

156.03.01 Materials Field Laboratory

Do not provide or procure the materials field laboratory or associated equipment until the RE notifies that this item is required.

Within 15 days of RE notification, provide and maintain a materials field laboratory for the exclusive use of the Department at a location approved by the ME. Do not use buildings scheduled for demolition under the Contract as a materials field laboratory. The ME will not conduct testing until the materials field laboratory is ready for use.

If the field laboratory is a temporary structure, secure the necessary permits from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and remove the structure as directed by the RE. Provide a Uniform Code Type Four Fire Permit according to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs regulations. The Contractor may obtain information concerning the permit fees and the permit application process from the Department’s Bureau of Materials.

Ensure that the materials field laboratory is weatherproof with a minimum ceiling height of 7-1/2 feet. Ensure that one of the rooms has a minimum area of 450 square feet. Ensure that there is an additional room or enclosure with a concrete floor with a minimum area of 600 square feet. Ensure that each room has at least four 3-prong electrical outlets, having a minimum of two 20-ampere, 120-volt circuits.

Ensure that the materials laboratory doors and windows have locks, and provide the keys to the ME. Ensure that the materials field laboratory has one or more closets of sufficient capacity for the office’s size. Provide the following for the materials field laboratory:

  1. Utilities and Lighting. Provide all utility services and connections including water, sewer, gas, electricity, telephone, and broadband internet. Provide a separate telephone line for each telephone, computer modem, and fax machine specified in 156.03.01.4. Provide a field office with sufficient natural and artificial light. Provide adequate insulation, heat, and air-conditioning to maintain an ambient temperature of 68 to 80 °F.

  2. Lavatory. Provide a lavatory as specified in 155.03.01.3.

  3. Parking. Provide 6 free parking spaces on a paved or hard surfaced area adjacent to the materials field laboratory.

  4. Communication Equipment. Provide the following communication systems:

    1. Telephones. Provide 2 cordless phones with auto-switching.
    2. Fax Machine. Provide 1 fax machine with built-in telephone, auto-dial, auto-re-dial, and auto-receive, and out-of-paper reception features.
    3. Cell Phones. Provide cell phones as specified in the Special Provisions.
    4. Computer System. Provide a computer system as specified in the Special Provisions.

      Do not procure the computer system until reviewing the system requirements with the ME. Ensure that the computer system is compatible with the Department’s construction management software and other specified software.

      When the computer system is no longer required by the ME, the Department will remove and destroy the hard drive, and return the computer system to the Contractor.  The Department will retain other data storage media.

  5. Office Furnishings. Provide furnishings, as specified in 155.03.01.5, and the following:

    1. Four desks with 4 desk chairs and 4 chairs.
    2. A work bench having a minimum area of 2-1/2 × 10 feet, and 2 stools.
    3. Shelving having a minimum area of 45 square feet.

  6. Office Equipment. Provide the following:

    1. A copier with automatic document feed, 15 pages per minute copy speed, variable reduce/enlarge capability, and letter, legal, and ledger size capabilities. Erase the copier hard drive before removing the copier from the field office and provide the RE with a certification stating that the copier hard drive has been erased.
    2. A printing calculator, with trigonometric function capability.
    3. A paper shredder with a minimum throat of 8.75 inches, and a minimum feed capacity of 10 sheets.

  7. Laboratory Equipment. Provide the following:

    1. Primary Laboratory Room. Equip the primary laboratory room with the following:

      1. A 12-inch diameter exhaust fan or alternative means for venting heat, dust, and fumes.
      2. Two gas stoves, each having at least 2 burners.
      3. Either commercially bottled gas service or gas supplied by a Utility with at least 2 connections to be located as directed by the ME.
      4. A sink with hot and cold running water, having adequate pressure, and equipped with 2 drain boards, and a drain-disposal system capable of handling elutriable material.
      5. A metal stand to hold sieves used in washing elutriable material.
      6. Two wheelbarrows.
      7. A light duty oil-less air compressor listed by UL with a 2.5-gallon storage tank, a start/stop switch −94 pounds per square inch/125 pounds per square inch, a 115-volt universal motor, an ASME safety valve, and a 25-foot air hose, equipped with a quick-change blow gun kit and nozzle kit consisting of a high-flow safety nozzle, a 6-inch extension safety nozzle, a rubber tip nozzle, a needle tip nozzle, and an air screen safety nozzle.
      8. An exhaust vent hood enclosed on 3 sides, top, and bottom, of such size to enclose the operations of drying and weighing a recycled concrete aggregate sample, and other operations in which a vapor or gas is emitted. Design and construct the hood so that any operation involving testing within the hood does not require the insertion of any portion of the tester’s body, other than hands and arms. Ensure that the exhaust system is capable of producing an air speed of 80 to 120 feet per minute at the face of the opening.
      9. Shovels and scoops for sampling soil aggregate and concrete.
      10. Provide a nomograph. Supply the instruments necessary to measure air temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed, including 2 battery operated psychrometers, 2 concrete thermometers, and 2 wind gauges. Obtain certification from an independent, ME-approved laboratory that all instruments are in good working order and have been calibrated as requested by the ME.

    2. Additional Room or Enclosure. Equip the additional room or enclosure with the following:

      1. Two 12-inch diameter exhaust fans or alternative means for venting heat, dust, and fumes.
      2. A 7-day spring-driven temperature recording device capable of producing a permanent record of the room temperature, with a supply of recording charts and pens.
      3. Install a concrete block weighing a minimum of 200 pounds and measuring approximately 10 × 10 × 24 inches with a 10 × 10 × 1 inch steel plate fastened to the top. Install the block on a firm foundation at a location directed by the ME.
      4. Two sound-dampened and dustproof cabinets constructed of at least 3/4-inch plywood or other suitable material and of sufficient size to house the mechanical sample shaker and the mechanical sieve shaker.
      5. A separate cabinet for the purpose of housing and storing a nuclear density gauge. Ensure that the cabinet is constructed of 3/4-inch plywood or particle board and lead sheathing, or any other acceptable materials, to ensure that a radiation reading of no higher than 2 nanorads per hour is obtained by contact measurement of the outside wall of the storage cabinet. This second cabinet must be securable and have a door equipped with a heavy-duty lock with 2 keys provided. Before this cabinet is constructed, obtain approval from the ME of the exact location, materials to be used for its construction, and locking system.
      6. Water tanks capable of storing three hundred 4 × 8-inch concrete cylinders fully submerged and in an upright position. Provide a 5/8-inch water hose at least 50 feet in length. Equip the water tank with a heater capable of maintaining a water temperature of 73 ± 3 °F.

  8. Laboratory Testing Equipment. Provide testing equipment and apparatus conforming to that listed in AASHTO T 11 (including a mechanical washing machine), T 23, T 27, T 99, T 119, T 121, T 141, T 152, T 248, and T-309. Provide 4 units or the number specified by the ME, of the testing apparatus to satisfy the inspection and testing frequency anticipated. In addition, ensure that scales are electronic, except for those required for AASHTO T 121. Ensure that scales are inspected and certified by an independent scale company accredited according to the International Organization of Standards/ International Electrotechnical Commission 17025, or a State or county Office of Weights and Measures. Provide the ME with a copy of the certification at the time of installation. Ensure that the scales are re-certified annually, or every 6 months if directed by the ME.

  9. Inspection Equipment.

    1. __ Hard hats - orange, reflectorized hard hats according to ANSI Z89.1.
    2. __ Safety garments – orange, reflectorized, 360º high visibility safety garments according to ANSI/ISEA Class 3, Level 2 standards. To be replaced yearly for the duration of the contract.
    3. __ Sets of rain gear with reflective sheeting
    4. __ Sets of hearing protection with a NRR rating of 22 dB
    5. __ Sets of eye protection according to ANSI Z87.1
    6. __ Lantern flashlight, 6V with monthly battery replacements

156.03.02 Materials Field Laboratory Maintenance

Maintain the materials field laboratory including furnishings, equipment, lavatories including toiletries, and utilities for the duration of the Contract or until no longer required by the ME. Provide services for the utilities specified in 156.03.01.1. Provide for utility disconnection when the field office is no longer required by the ME. Provide weekly janitorial and waste disposal service, and snow removal service as needed. Provide 1 case of letter, legal, and ledger sized paper every 2 months.

Repair or replace inoperable or defective communication equipment, office furnishings, office equipment, laboratory equipment, and laboratory testing equipment within 24 hours. The Contractor is not responsible for cost of replacing or repairing items that are lost or damaged due to misuse.

156.03.03 Curing Facility

Do not provide or procure the curing facility or associated equipment until the RE notifies that this item is required.

Within 15 days of RE notification, provide and maintain a curing facility for the exclusive use of the Department at a location approved by the ME. Do not use buildings scheduled for demolition under the Contract as a materials field laboratory. The ME will not conduct testing until the curing facility is ready for use.

Maintain the curing facility until no longer required by the ME. Assume that the curing facility will be required for a minimum of 1 month after Completion. If the curing facility is a temporary structure, secure the necessary permits from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and remove the structure as directed by the RE.

Ensure that the curing facility is weatherproof with a minimum ceiling height of 7-1/2 feet. Ensure that the curing facility has a concrete floor and a minimum area of 300 square feet. The room shall have a minimum of three 3-prong electrical outlets.

Ensure that the curing facility doors and windows have locks, and provide all keys to the ME. Provide the following for the curing facility:

  1. Utilities and Lighting. Provide all utility services and connections including water, sewer, gas, and electricity. Provide a curing facility with sufficient natural and artificial light. Provide adequate insulation, heat, and air-conditioning to maintain an ambient temperature of 68 to 80 °F.

  2. Furnishings. Provide the following:

    1. One work bench having a minimum area of 2-1/2 × 10 feet, and 2 stools.
    2. One type ABC, fire extinguisher having UL approval.
  3. Equipment. Provide the following:

    1. One sink with hot and cold running water.
    2. One wheelbarrow.
    3. One light duty oil-less air compressor listed by UL with a 2.5-gallon storage tank, a start/stop switch −94 pounds per square inch/125 pounds per square inch, a 115-volt universal motor, an ASME safety valve, and a 25-foot air hose, equipped with a Quick-Change Blow Gun Kit and Nozzle Kit consisting of a high-flow safety nozzle, a 6-inch extension safety nozzle, a rubber tip nozzle, a needle tip nozzle, and an air screen safety nozzle.
    4. One 7-day spring-driven temperature recording device capable of producing a permanent record of the room temperature.
    5. Two 12-inch diameter exhaust fan or alternative means for venting heat, dust, and fumes.
    6. Water tanks capable of storing 300, 4 × 8-inch concrete cylinders fully submerged and in an upright position. Provide a 5/8-inch water hose at least 50 feet in length. Equip the water tank with a heater capable of maintaining a water temperature of 73 ± 3 °F.

156.03.04 Curing Facility Maintenance

Maintain the curing facility including furnishings and curing facility equipment for the duration of the Contract or until no longer required by the ME. Provide services for utilities specified in 156.03.03.1. Provide for utility disconnection when the curing facility is no longer required by the ME. Provide weekly janitorial and waste disposal service and snow removal service as needed.

Repair or replace inoperable or defective furnishings and curing facility equipment within 24 hours. The Contractor is not responsible for cost of replacing or repairing items that are lost or damaged due to misuse.

156.03.05 Nuclear Density Gauge

Provide for the Department’s exclusive use and for the duration of the Project a nuclear density gauge calibrated to the manufacturer’s specifications, with the following minimum features and capabilities:

  1. Conformance to AASHTO T 310.
  2. Backscatter and direct transmission modes.
  3. 8-inch minimum length of probe.
  4. Automatic warm-up and self test.
  5. Automatic data storage and data transfer features, including an RS232 interface cable, specifically configured to transfer data from the density gauge to the microcomputer system and with data communication software.
  6. Count times of 0.25, 1.0, and 4.0 minutes.
  7. 0.25-pounds per cubic foot dry density precision in direct transmission at 120 pounds per cubic foot and at 1.0 minute, with ±0.3 percent accuracy.
  8. 0.32-pounds per cubic foot moisture precision at 1.0 minute, with ±2.0 percent accuracy.
  9. Type A certified package.

Provide a nuclear density gauge for the exclusive use of the ME using one of the following methods:

  1. Purchase a nuclear density gauge under the Contractor’s New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) License or the Contractors United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) license.
  2. Lease a nuclear density gauge from a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) or United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) licensed third party on the Department’s New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) License.

The Contractor is barred from purchasing gauges on the Department’s New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) license.  Perform calibration and servicing of the gauge, other than routine wipe tests, every 24 months.  The ME may direct additional calibrations, when necessary.  Supply a replacement gauge for the Department’s use during the calibration and servicing period.

156.03.06 Flexural Beam Testing Equipment

Provide the following testing equipment and apparatus:

  1. A Flexural Beam Tester according to AASHTO T 97.
  2. Twelve 6 × 6 × 21-inch reusable steel beam molds with handles according to AASHTO T 23.
  3. Leaf type feeler gauges and carpenter’s square.
  4. Calipers capable of measuring inside and outside dimensions ranging from 0 to 300 millimeters in maximal calibrations of 0.25 millimeters.
  5. A hand-held 180-millimeter Heavy-Duty Angle Grinder (120V, 15A, 6000 rpm) with an initial supply of 3 masonry grinding wheels. Provide additional grinding wheels within 48 hours of request.

Maintain and calibrate the testing equipment annually.

156.03.07 Concrete Compression Testing Equipment

Provide a Concrete Compression Tester according to AASHTO T 22. Ensure the testing equipment is maintained and calibrated annually.

156.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  MATERIALS FIELD LABORATORY SET-UP UNIT
  MATERIALS FIELD LABORATORY MAINTENANCE MONTH
  CURING FACILITY SET-UP UNIT
  CURING FACILITY MAINTENANCE MONTH
  NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE UNIT
  Flexural Beam Testing Equipment UNIT
  Concrete Compression Testing Equipment UNIT
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List

The Department will include the installation of telephone and cellular phone services in the MATERIALS FIELD LABORATORY SET-UP.

The Department will make payment for maintenance of the materials field laboratory for each month or portion of a month it is required, except that the Department will not make payment for any month or fraction of a month that the Contractor is assessed liquidated damages as specified in 108.20. The Department will include the monthly fixed charges for telephones and cellular phones in MATERIALS FIELD LABORATORY MAINTENANCE.

The Department will make payment for monthly toll call charges and non-fixed charges, including their related taxes, for all telephone lines and cellular phones under TELEPHONE SERVICE, as specified in 155.04.

The Department will make payment for CURING FACILITY MAINTENANCE for each month or portion of a month it is required, except that payment will not be made for any month or fraction of a month that the Contractor is assessed liquidated damages as specified in 108.20.

Section 157 – Construction Layout and Monuments


157.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for surveying and providing lines, grades, elevations, and reference marks as necessary to construct the elements of construction. This Section also describes the requirements for constructing monuments and monument boxes.

157.02 Materials  back to top

Provide materials as specified:
  Concrete 903.03
  Reinforcement Steel 905.01
  Sand 901.06.02

Provide monument markers according to ASTM B 19 and monument boxes according to AASHTO M 105, Class 20A or 20B.

157.03 Procedure  back to top

157.03.01 Construction Layout

Perform a site investigation within the Project Limits to locate existing property markers and monuments. Protect property markers and monuments from disturbance and destruction. Notify the RE of the location of property markers and monuments that are in danger of being removed or disturbed. Do not remove or disturb existing property markers and monuments until obtaining RE approval.

Before removing a monument that is not owned by the Department, notify the agency to which the monument belongs of the need to remove the monument. Provide the RE with copies of correspondence with the agency, as well as the agency’s written requirements or guidelines for setting monuments.

If a monument or marker is disturbed or removed without RE approval, the Contractor is responsible for reimbursing the Department for the cost to replace the monument.

Perform layout for the construction of the Contract using the control points and data shown on the Plans. Perform layout under the direct supervision of a land surveyor. Preserve control points throughout the duration of the Project. Reset control points that are damaged, lost, displaced, or removed.

Before beginning construction operations, verify the vertical and horizontal controls provided in the Plans using, at a minimum, third-order, Class I accuracy procedural standards and equipment. Notify the RE in writing of discrepancies or errors and obtain resolution before proceeding with the work. Upon request, provide the RE with survey notes and calculations related to the field control verification.

Before beginning construction operations, establish lines for ROW, easement, and other restrictions, such as boundaries for environmentally sensitive areas to define the limits of construction and temporary operations. Do not encroach on private property, except as allowed by easements.

Provide the Utilities with the layout needed to install relocated utility facilities and coordinate the Work.  Ensure that relocated facilities do not conflict with proposed construction, including High Voltage Proximity Act conflicts.

Establish the exact location of the Work from the control points. Reference the Work to baselines that are established from the control points. Maintain baselines until Completion.

Provide and maintain offset baseline stakes for roadways, ramps, jughandles, or turnarounds outside the limits of grading and construction. Set offset stakes at a maximum interval spacing of 50 feet. Where baselines have a radius of less than 475 feet, provide offset stakes at a maximum interval spacing of 25 feet. Identify and mark each stake to show the offset distance from the baseline, and provide grade sheets to the RE showing the cut or fill to the finished profile lines with reference to the offset stakes. Provide grade sheets for construction of subbase that include calculations to establish the typical cross-section from the profile grade stake. Provide adequate and accurate offset lines during construction that requires occupation of the baseline points by construction operations. Provide the RE with assistance as requested for verification of lines, grades, boundaries, dimensions, and elevations.

For each bridge and sign structure within the Project Limits, provide the RE as-built measurements of the vertical under clearance at each lane line, shoulder line, curb line and edge of pavement line under a structure to the nearest inch.  For each bridge structure, provide vertical under clearance measurements at each fascia beam. 

Upon request, provide the RE with survey notes and calculations related to the alignment and horizontal and vertical control, and field notes to document the ROW, including easements and monument locations. Maintain survey notes in a bound field notebook in a professional manner.

If the Department discovers survey errors, the Department will deduct the costs of checking and correcting these errors from any money due to the Contractor.

157.03.02 Monument

Comply with the Map Filing Law N.J.S.A. 46.23-9.10 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 13:40-5.1 et seq. Set non-Department monuments according to the requirements of the agency. Set Department monuments at the specified location and elevation, and ensure that the monuments are held firmly in place. Excavate so that concrete for the monument base and sides can be placed against undisturbed in-situ material, ensuring that the base is wider than the shaft. If rock is encountered, drill into the rock to provide a rock socket to the satisfaction of the RE. Reuse excess excavated material as specified in 202.03.07.A. Place concrete, as specified in 504.03.02.D, and set the reinforcement steel and the monument marker at the time of the concrete pour. Ensure that the top surface of the monument is level, and the disk is in the true position. After the concrete has attained strength, punch the disk.

After the monuments have been set, survey the monuments. Submit the survey, signed and sealed by the Land Surveyor, to the RE.

157.03.03 Monument Box

Excavate so that concrete can be placed against undisturbed in-situ material, except place a layer of felt or tar paper along with a layer of sand around the top of the monument. Set the monument box frame so that the top of the box is flush with the proposed finished grade. Place concrete as specified in 504.03.02.D. Backfill as needed. Reuse excess excavated material as specified in 202.03.07.A.

157.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT DOLLAR
  MONUMENT UNIT
  MONUMENT BOX UNIT
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List
Construction Details CD-157-1

The Department will adjust payment for CONSTRUCTION LAYOUT based on the final contract amount and will calculate as follows:

   CL  =  
CLB  x   (CF - EF )
CO - EO 
 
  Where:
 

CL = Adjusted payment for Construction Layout.

  CLB = Bid price for Construction Layout.
  CO = Original Contract Price.
  CF = Final Contract Price.
  EF = Total of CLB and the final cost for PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BOND, Incentive/Disincentives for completion/interim completion, and claim settlements.
  EO= Total of CLB, and PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT BOND.


Section 158 – Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
and Water Quality Control

158.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for: providing pollution control measures to maintain water quality; constructing and maintaining permanent SESC measures; and constructing, maintaining, and removing temporary SESC measures.

158.02 Materials  back to top


Provide materials as specified:
  Coarse Aggregate (No. 2 and No. 8) 901.03
  Temporary Riprap (6 to 9 inches) 901.08
  Soil Aggregate (I-14) 901.11
  Welded Wire Reinforcement 905.01.03
  Temporary Slope Drain Pipe 909.02.03
  Caution Fence 913.02.02
  Seed Mixtures 917.05
  Mulch 917.06
  Sod 917.09
  Miscellaneous Landscape Materials 917.11
  Geotextiles 919.01
  Inlet Filter, Type 1 919.01
  Inlet Filter, Type 2 919.01
  Sediment Control Bag 919.02
  Haybales 919.03
  Polyethylene Sheeting 919.12
  Floating Turbidity Barrier 919.13

Provide wood stakes and posts that are solid, reasonably knot-free and conform to the nominal size shown on the Plans.

For temporary slope drains, provide pipe with a minimum of 8 inches in diameter. Use end sections and elbows of the same material as the pipe to which they are joined.

Provide absorbent booms, towels, and blankets made from UV-resistant, spunbound polypropylene skin and filler.

158.03 Construction  back to top

158.03.01 Environmental Manager

Assign a supervisory-level employee experienced in all aspects of soil erosion and sediment control, water quality control, and work site waste control. Submit the name and applicable experience of this employee to the RE for approval at least 15 days before beginning any construction operations, except construction layout, on the Project. Submit written notification and obtain approval from the RE before changing the environmental manager.

The environmental manager shall have the responsibility and sufficient authority for implementing the approved SESC and water quality methods of operations. The environmental manager shall coordinate, oversee, and supervise SESC and water quality operations on the Project. This includes both on-site and off-site activities, including those involving subcontractors. The environmental manager shall oversee and supervise all site waste control operations for the Project.

The environmental manager shall attend SESC and water quality meetings. The environmental manager, with the RE, shall inspect SESC and site waste control measures at least weekly. Perform additional inspections immediately after precipitation and other weather events that may damage SESC measures or cause uncontrolled erosion to occur. During extended periods of precipitation, perform inspections every 24 hours until the precipitation has ended. Submit original Environmental Compliance Check List and Inspection Form to the RE the same day that the inspection is performed. Perform corrective actions, if required, within 24 hours of the inspection, and resubmit the Environmental Compliance Check List and Inspection Form to the RE within 2 days indicating that the corrective action has been completed.

158.03.02 SESC Measures

Construct SESC measures, as required, before starting construction operations. With the approval of the RE, the Contractor may fell trees or cut other vegetation using hand methods before constructing SESC measures. Coordinate temporary SESC measures with the permanent measures and with other construction operations to ensure effective and continuous erosion and sediment control. Construct temporary SESC measures to correct unforeseen conditions that develop during construction. If the Contractor fails to comply with SESC or site waste control provisions, the RE will suspend the Work as specified in 108.13.

Maintain SESC measures regardless of construction season or other times when the Project is closed down or suspended to ensure that the SESC measures function properly. Immediately correct or replace non-functioning SESC measures to meet the specified functionality. If the Contractor fails to maintain SESC or site waste control measures, the RE will suspend the Work as specified in 108.13.

Ensure that clearing and grubbing does not interfere with the construction of permanent SESC measures or other operations. When unstabilized areas caused by site development, grading, or other soil disturbing activities exist beyond 14 days, seed and mulch the disturbed areas. The RE may limit the size of unstabilized areas due to clearing, grubbing, grading, or other soil disturbing activities based on site conditions and the Contractor’s ability to install and maintain SESC measures. Upon completion of soil disturbing activities, permanently stabilize disturbed areas within 7 days as specified in 807.03.01. If seasonal limitations preclude permanent stabilization, provide temporary SESC measures as approved by the RE.

When excavation or embankment construction reaches the finished subgrade, areas where pavement is to be placed are exempt from the above stabilization requirements. Roadways and haul roads actively used for daily conveyance of equipment, as well as areas between temporary berms, except median areas, are also exempt.

Employ construction methods to minimize airborne dust and prevent soils and other materials from being deposited on existing roadways. Apply water or other RE approved materials to unpaved areas to control dust caused by hauling or other construction operations. Reuse, as specified in 202.03.07.A, dirt and other materials that have been spilled, washed, or tracked onto existing roadways by hauling or other construction operations.

Remove temporary SESC measures when necessary to allow for the installation of permanent measures, or as permanent measures become functional. Notify the RE 10 days before removing temporary SESC measures. Between Substantial Completion and Completion, remove temporary SESC measures unless the RE directs that specific Items remain in place.

Construct SESC measures as follows:

  1. Caution Fence. Install caution fence at locations shown on the plans to delineate wetlands and other environmentally sensitive areas. Space posts at least every 10 feet.

  2. Silt Fence. Install silt fence with geotextile buried securely in the existing soil. Join sections of the geotextile so that they work effectively as a continuous fence. The Contractor may install haybales instead of silt fence when approved by the RE.

  3. Heavy-Duty Silt Fence. Install heavy-duty silt fence with geotextile securely buried in the existing soil. Join sections of the geotextile so that they work effectively as a continuous fence. Install fence posts at a slight angle toward the anticipated runoff source. Install the color of heavy-duty silt fence in locations as shown in the Plans. Do not substitute orange for black or black for orange.

  4. Haybale. Embed haybales in the ground and place end to end to form a continuous line without gaps. Anchor haybales in place with wood stakes.

  5. Haybale Check Dams With Temporary Stone Outlets. Embed haybales into the ground and anchor in place with wood stakes. Place temporary riprap in the center of each flow line. Place temporary No. 2 coarse aggregate immediately upgrade of each stone outlet. Place temporary riprap and No. 2 coarse aggregate on geotextile. When joining sections of geotextile, overlap the sections a minimum of 18 inches in the direction of flow.

  6. Temporary Stone Check Dams. Construct temporary stone check dams in ditches to reduce flow velocity. Place No. 2 temporary coarse aggregate immediately upgrade of each check dam. Place temporary riprap and No. 2 coarse aggregate on the geotextile. When joining sections of the geotextile, overlap the sections a minimum of 18 inches in the direction of flow.

  7. Temporary Slope Drains. Install temporary slope drains on embankment slopes to intercept surface runoff where concentrated runoff will cause excessive erosion of the slope. Stake the drainpipe to the slope or secure it with temporary riprap to prevent movement or displacement. Attach a flared end section at each end of the pipe, and install elbows that conform with the existing changes in slopes.

    Construct a temporary berm using suitable material, and place haybales at the top of slope in the vicinity of the slope drain to intercept runoff and channel the runoff to the slope drain. Embed the haybales into the ground, and anchor them with wood stakes.

    Place temporary riprap loosely on geotextile at both ends of the pipe to prevent scour. Drape the geotextile over the top of the earth berm and anchor it as necessary. When joining sections of the geotextile, overlap the sections a minimum of 18 inches in the direction of flow.

  8. Inlet Filters. Provide Type 1 andType2 inlet filters as follows:

    1. Type 1. For a new inlet structure without a casting, mold welded steel wire fabric around the inlet walls. Extend the welded steel wire a minimum of 6 inches down each side of the structure. Secure geotextile to the welded wire fabric. Place No. 2 coarse aggregate against the inlet structure to hold the inlet filter in place.

      For an inlet structure with a casting and exposed exterior walls, place geotextile under the casting and extend it a minimum of 6 inches below the top of the exposed walls. Place No. 2 coarse aggregate around the drain hole opening.

      For an existing inlet structure without exposed exterior walls, place geotextile under the grate and extend the geotextile for a minimum of 6 inches beyond the grate.

      For an inlet with a curb piece and without exposed exterior walls, ensure that the opening in the curb piece has a height of 2 inches. If the opening is greater than 2 inches, achieve the 2 inch opening size by wrapping the geotextile around an appropriately sized piece of lumber. Place the lumber against the vertical opening.

    2. Type 2. Remove the inlet grate and place the inlet filter in the opening, holding out approximately 6 inches of the filter outside the frame. Replace the inlet grate to hold the filter in place. Empty the filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. When removing the filter, ensure that sediment does not enter into the drainage system. Clean out the filter, dispose of the sediment as specified in 202.03.07.B, rinse and return the filter to its original shape, and replace the filter inside the inlet.

  9. Temporary Inlet Sediment Traps. Construct temporary inlet sediment traps when the elevation of the surface runoff is lower than the inlet structure. Create a 6-inch diameter opening in the inlet and place a 3 × 3-foot piece of Type 1 inlet geotextile and No. 2 coarse aggregate over the opening to prevent sediment from entering the inlet. Place temporary inlet sediment traps in each flow line upgrade of the inlet structure.

    Before raising the elevation of the surface runoff, remove and dispose of the temporary inlet sediment trap and repair the opening in the inlet.

  10. Temporary Stone Outlet Sediment Traps. Construct temporary stone outlet sediment traps with temporary basins and riprap spillways, within existing, new, and temporary ditches. Place No. 2 coarse aggregate immediately upgrade of the spillways. Place the riprap stones and coarse aggregate on geotextile that is anchored in the soil. If sections of geotextile need to be joined, overlap the sections a minimum of 18 inches in the direction of flow.

  11. Floating Turbidity Barriers. At least 10 days before installation, submit floating turbidity barrier design and placement locations for Department approval. Install floating turbidity barrier in streams or other waterbodies to contain discharge from drainage pipes and construction operations before beginning work in that area. Install floating turbidity barriers radically from the point of discharge of drainage pipes, or from construction operations that could potentially impact the waterbody. Install floating turbidity barriers parallel and as close to the shore as possible while still enabling it to float. Ensure that at least 5 feet of each end of the floating turbidity barrier is anchored on shore.

    Clean out floating turbidity barriers and keep them free from debris. Ensure floating turbidity barriers remain in place until all of the work in the area is completed, the cofferdam is removed (if applicable), and the adjacent ground area has established a firm stand of vegetation (if applicable). Remove floating turbidity barriers in such a manner as to minimize the release of sediment and debris.

  12. Dewatering Basin. At least 10 days before installation, submit to the RE for approval a plan detailing the size, materials, and location for all dewatering basins. Size dewatering basins to contain the expected discharge of water and sediment based on the flow rate of the pump to be used and the volume of area to be dewatered. Contain the turbid discharge from dewatering activities in a dewatering basin to control sediment and provide water filtration. As specified in N.J.A.C 7:9B or other applicable jurisdictional regulations, provide filtration to release clean and clear water into adjacent streams or other waterbodies. Install floating turbidity barriers where the basin outfall flows into a receiving waterbody. Ensure that the outfall of the basin does not cause erosion to or scour of the area onto which the water is being discharged.

    At the end of dewatering operations, remove the dewatering basin. Restore the disturbed area to the original condition.

  13. Sediment Control Bag. At least 10 days before installation, submit to the RE for approval a plan detailing the size, location, details of aggregate base, anticipated discharge flow, and manufacturer’s catalog cuts. If the outfall of the sediment control bag flows into receiving waterbody, ensure that floating turbidity barriers are installed as specified in 158.03.02.11.

    Install and maintain sediment control bags according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Size sediment control bags to accommodate anticipated sediment and flow rates. Place the sediment control bag on the slope to allow water to flow downhill through the bag. Place the discharge hose into the neck of sediment control bag and fasten to ensure that water does not leak at the connection. To increase the efficiency of filtration, place the bag on an aggregate bed to maximize water flow through the surface area of the bag. Size aggregate to prevent puncture of sediment control bags. Ensure that the discharge from the sediment control bag does not cause erosion to, or scour of, the area onto which the water is being discharged.

    When the sediment control bag is 90 percent full, can no longer efficiently filter sediment, or does not allow water to pass at a reasonable rate, remove and replace.

    Remove sediment control bags according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and dispose as specified in 202.03.08. Restore the disturbed area to the original condition.

  14. Sediment Control Tank. At least 10 days before installation, submit sediment control tank design and proposed location for Department approval. Design sediment control tanks to contain or control the expected discharge of water and sediment based on the flow rate of the pump to be used, the volume of area to be dewatered, and the frequency of removal of water, sediment, or both. Provide a sediment control tank to capture sediment and floating debris from dewatering activities. Provide filtration to release clean and clear water into adjacent streams or other waterbodies. Relocate the tank as needed to dewater other locations. Inspect the tank daily for level of sediment, debris, and water. Remove tank contents before the tank reaches 50 percent of its capacity or when the tank no longer efficiently captures sediment or floating debris. Dispose of tank contents as specified in 202.03.07.B. If water from the tank is being discharged into a waterbody, install floating turbidity barriers to corral the discharge area. Protect the discharge area from erosion and scour.

  15. Construction Driveway. To minimize tracking of dirt and other materials onto existing roadways, provide a construction driveway at each location where vehicles exit the work site as approved by the RE. Construct driveways using No. 2 coarse aggregate placed on geotextile. Ensure that the driveway is at least 15 feet wide. The Contractor may make driveways wider if approved by RE. Maintain the driveway by top dressing or by excavating and top dressing, as directed by the RE, with additional No. 2 coarse aggregate. When the driveway is no longer required, remove the driveway, backfill to the adjacent ground elevation, and restore the disturbed area to the original condition.

  16. Concrete Washout System. At least 10 days before the first concrete placement, submit to the RE for approval a plan for the concrete washout system. Design the concrete washout system to fully contain the concrete washout needs, concrete slurry, and the Department’s concrete testing of the Work.

    Ensure that each concrete washout facility prevents discharge from concrete trucks and equipment cleaning from entering into inlets and into surface or groundwater. Ensure that the location of concrete washout facilities are no closer than 50 feet from environmentally sensitive areas such as streams, wetlands, or other areas shown on the Plans. Use signs to designate concrete washout areas. Ensure that concrete washout facilities are limited to the designated areas.

    Ensure that the concrete washout system is in place before delivery of concrete to the site. Ensure that a secure, non-collapsing, non-water collecting cover over each concrete washout facility is in place during precipitation so that precipitation does not accumulate and cause the washout areas to overflow. If the concrete washout facility becomes 50 percent full, discontinue pouring concrete until the concrete washout facility is cleaned out. Remove hardened concrete and reuse as specified in 202.03.07.A. Allow slurry to evaporate, or dispose of as specified in 202.03.07.B.

    If a lined basin is used, replace the liner if it becomes damaged or compromised. Remove concrete washout facilities when no longer needed. Restore the disturbed area to original condition.

  17. Absorbent Boom. Install the absorbent boom inside turbidity barrier or as shown on Plans to ensure that oil products do not escape the work site. If an oil spill occurs, remove absorbent boom after absorption of oil and dispose of as specified in 202.03.08. Replace as necessary to continually protect the waterbody.

  18. Oil-Water Separator. At least 10 days before beginning the work, submit to the RE for approval a plan detailing the size, location, anticipated discharge flow and manufacturer’s catalog cuts of the oil-water separator before installation. Provide an oil-water separator for removal of free product generated in dewatering excavations in each area of petroleum contaminated groundwater.

    Use a self-contained factory assembled oil-water separator meeting the following requirements:

    1. Capable of removing free petroleum product as required by Contractor-obtained discharge permits.
    2. Designed for intermittent, varied, or continuous flows of water, oil, or combinations of non-emulsified oil-water mixtures.
    3. Designed to minimize solids buildup in the separator’s oil-water collection chamber.
    4. Capable of being moved about within the Project Limits as needed.

  19. Dispose of oils and sediments collected in the oil-water separators as specified in 202.03.08.

  20. Oil-Only Emergency Spill Kit. Before start of construction operations, place oil-only emergency spill kits within the Project Limits, with each kit capable of cleaning up at least 95 gallons of spill. Include Oil-only Emergency Spill Kit, Type 1 consisting of the following:

    1. An instruction manual and emergency response guide.
    2. Ten 5-inch × 10-foot oil-only absorbent booms.
    3. Ten 3-inch × 10-foot oil-only absorbent booms.
    4. One hundred 20 × 16-inch oil-only absorbent pads.
    5. Twenty temporary disposal bags and ties.
    6. A 40 pound bag of loose absorbent pellets.
    7. A wheeled container for the above.

  21. If a spill occurs, immediately contain the spill and notify the NJDEP Hotline (1-877-927-6337) and the RE. Clean up and remediate the spill as directed by the NJDEP. Separately stockpile, as specified in 201.03.04.3, the contaminated material and dispose of the contaminated material as specified in 202.03.08. Submit an incident report to the RE within 10 days after clean-up that includes a summary of the incident, the clean-up and containment measures taken, the time and date of the incident, and the NJDEP case number.

    Replenish the kits to ensure that the specified number of complete kits are on-site at all times during construction operations.

158.03.03 Erosion Control Sediment Removal

Remove sediment from sediment traps and dewatering basins when they are 50 percent filled. Remove sediment from silt fences, stone outlet structures, dams, and haybales when the sediment reaches 50 percent of the height of the SESC measure. Remove the coarse aggregate and riprap from check dams when removing the sediment. Reuse the removed material as specified in 202.03.07.A. Replace the coarse aggregate and riprap removed from check dams.

158.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  CAUTION FENCE LINEAR FOOT
  SILT FENCE LINEAR FOOT
  HEAVY-DUTY SILT FENCE, ___ LINEAR FOOT
  HAYBALE UNIT
  HAYBALE CHECK DAM WITH TEMPORARY STONE OUTLET LINEAR FOOT
  TEMPORARY STONE CHECK DAM CUBIC yard
  TEMPORARY SLOPE DRAIN LINEAR FOOT
  INLET FILTER, TYPE 1 Square Foot
  INLET FILTER, TYPE 2, ___ ' x ___ ' UNIT
  TEMPORARY INLET SEDIMENT TRAP UNIT
  TEMPORARY STONE OUTLET SEDIMENT TRAP Square Foot
  FLOATING TURBIDITY BARRIER, Type ___ LINEAR FOOT
  DEWATERING BASIN UNIT
  Sediment Control Bag Square Foot
  Sediment Control Tank UNIT
  CONSTRUCTION DRIVEWAY ton
  Concrete Washout SYstem Lump Sum
  absorbent boom LINEAR FOOT
  oil-water separator UNIT
  oil-only emergency spill kit, Type ___ UNIT
  EROSION CONTROL Sediment Removal CUBIC yard
  TEMPORARY RIPRAP CUBIC yard
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List  
Construction Details CD-158-1, CD-158-2, CD-158-3, CD-158-4

The Department will measure INLET FILTER, TYPE 1 by the square foot based on the dimensions of the drainage structure opening.

The Department will calculate the square footage for each Sediment Control Bag from the nominal size of each bag as provided by the manufacturer.

The Department will make payment for top dressing of construction driveways with additional stone under CONSTRUCTION DRIVEWAY.

The Department will make payment for riprap for maintenance replacement for the various soil erosion and sediment controls Items under TEMPORARY RIPRAP.

The Department will make payment for floating turbidity barrier used in conjunction with DEWATERING BASIN, SEDIMENT CONTROL BAG, or SEDIMENT CONTROL TANK under FLOATING TURBIDITY BARRIER.

Section 159 – Traffic Control

159.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for implementing controls to protect vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Traffic control includes providing, installing, placing, relocating, maintaining, and removing traffic control devices.

159.02 Materials  back to top

159.02.01 Materials


Provide materials as specified:
  Tack Coat PG 64-22 902.01.01
  Tack Coat:
    Cut-Back Asphalt, Grade RC-70 902.01.02
    Emulsified Asphalt, Grade RS-1, SS-1, SS-1h, Grade CSS-1 or CSS-1h 902.01.03
  HMA (12.5M64) 902.02
  Construction Barrier 904.01
  Signs 911.01
  Sign Posts 911.02.01
  Timber Sign Supports 911.02.04
  Top and Side Mounted Delineators 911.03
  Latex Paint 912.04.01
  Temporary Pavement Marking Tape 912.04.02.A
  Removable Black Line Masking Tape 912.04.02.B
  Temporary Pavement Markers 912.04.03
  Polymerized Joint Adhesive 914.03

Provide temporary crash cushions, inertial barrier systems as specified in 611.02. Provide temporary compressive crash cushions as specified for compressive crash cushions in 611.02.

 

159.02.02 Equipment  back to top

Provide equipment as specified:
  Flashing Arrow Board 1001.01
  Portable Variable Message Sign 1001.02
  Traffic Control Truck with Mounted Impact Attenuators 1001.03
  Vibratory Drum Compactor 1003.06
  Bituminous Material Distributor 1003.07
  HMA Plant 1009.01
  HMA Trucks 1009.02

159.03 Procedure  back to top

159.03.01 Traffic Control Coordinator

Before starting Work, submit to the RE the name, training, work experience, and contact information of an employee assigned as the on-site Traffic Control Coordinator (TCC). The TCC must be certified as having successfully completed the Rutgers CAIT Traffic Control Coordinator Program, or an equivalent course as approved by the NJDOT Office of Capital Project Safety. The TCC must also successfully complete an approved Traffic Coordinator refresher course every 2 years. The TCC is a full-time position and the employee designated as TCC must be available on a 24-hour a day, 7-days a week basis. The TCC shall have the responsibility for and authority to implement and maintain all traffic operations for the Project on behalf of the Contractor. The TCC’s responsibilities and duties shall include the following:

  1. Overseeing traffic control operations, including those performed by subcontractors.
  2. Coordinating traffic control with subcontractors, other contractors, and Utilities.
  3. Ensuring that set-up and removal is performed according to the Contract.
  4. Performing daily traffic control inspections and providing written reports documenting the inspections, including detailed findings and corrections made.
  5. Performing inspections at night and on weekends to ensure compliance with the TCP.
  6. Ensuring that traffic control devices are correctly positioned and spaced.
  7. Ensuring that signs are properly covered or uncovered.
  8. Maintaining or replacing traffic control devices to ensure traffic control devices are in an acceptable condition and good working order. Maintenance also includes replacing lights bulbs and electrical components and refueling, recharging, or replacing batteries.
  9. Ensuring that excavations and lateral drop-offs greater than 2 inches in depth are eliminated or protected by barrier or emergency escape ramps during non-working periods.
  10. Ensuring that routine road maintenance is performed, including debris removal and road cleaning.
  11. Ensuring that construction operations do not create flooding or icing conditions for lanes open to traffic.
  12. Identify and correcting traffic control deficiencies immediately. Correct traffic control deficiencies directed by the RE within 2 hours of notification.
  13. Ensuring that vehicles, equipment, and material stored adjacent to the road are behind barriers or stored at least 30 feet from the traveled way.
  14. Ensuring that Contractor vehicles for material delivery enter or exit the traveled way in a safe manner.

Provide additional employees to assist the TCC as approved by the RE. The RE may request the TCC or additional employees to demonstrate their competency at any time. Notify the RE before performing daily inspections to provide the RE with the opportunity to observe the inspections.

159.03.02 Traffic Control Devices

Ensure that FHWA category 1, 2, 3, and 4 traffic control devices conform to the requirements of NCHRP 350. Ensure that traffic control devices meet or exceed an acceptable condition as described in the ATSSA guide Quality Standards for Work Zone Traffic Control Devices. Traffic control devices need not be new but must be in good condition. Provide traffic control devices according to MUTCD.

Erect traffic control devices before beginning construction operations. Trim vegetation that obscures the sight distance of traffic control devices. Keep the traffic control devices clean, and maintain in acceptable condition until no longer required. Relocate traffic devices as directed by the RE. Place traffic control devices as directed to provide traffic control for Department personnel doing inspections, sampling, testing, and taking measurements required for the Project.

  1. Construction Signs. Install anchor posts with soil anchor plates, except when installing in rock or in concrete.

    If construction signs are required for less than 3 days, the Contractor may place construction signs on portable sign stands instead of sign posts with the approval of the RE.

    When construction signs or existing signs do not reflect work zone traffic conditions, cover the signs with black polyethylene sheeting. Ensure that the cover is opaque under all lighting conditions and completely conceals the entire front of the sign panel. Securely attach the cover to the back side of the sign without damaging the reflective sheeting. Do not tape the cover to the face of the sign. Ensure that the cover remains secure in all weather conditions. Overhead signs and large guide signs with areas greater than 200 square feet do not need a cover over the entire sign, but require a cover over the conflicting information. Do not alter the face of a sign with revised messages. Remove construction signs when no longer required, and restore the post hole to match the surrounding conditions.

  2. Construction Barrier Curb. The Contractor may use Type 4, Alternate Design A or B construction barrier curb interchangeably in any location where Type 4 has been specified. Only use Alternate Design B, Joint Class D as bridge parapets. The Contractor may use construction barrier curb Type 4, Alternate B in any location where Type 1 has been specified. The Contractor may use construction barrier curb that is constructed using gray or white concrete. Do not place different types or colors of construction barrier curb in a continuous run. Do not use construction barrier curb having any of the following deficiencies:

    1. Exposed steel at the connector flangeway.
    2. Exposed reinforcement steel.
    3. Cracking through the cross section.
    4. An area of concrete missing larger than a 3-inch by 3-inch right triangle.
    5. Debris in the keyway.
    6. Non-functioning anchor bolt holes.
    7. Non-functioning anchor rod hole.
    8. Paint applied to the surface.
    9. Objects protruding from the surface.
    10. Previous repairs.

  3. At least 30 days before delivering construction barrier curb to the Project Limit, provide the RE notice that the barrier curb is available for inspection. The RE will inspect the barrier curb and approve individual pieces for delivery to the Project Limits.

    When installing construction barrier curb, ensure that the barrier curb is pulled taut. Remove slack from the connection key. Anchor the barrier curb, and grout the joints as required for the joint class. If required, ensure that anchor pins and anchor bolts do not project above the plane of the barrier curb. Before bolting barrier curb to a bridge deck, provide the proposed method of layout and drilling to the RE for approval.

    Replace construction barrier curb that does not meet the specified requirements. Do not patch or repair construction barrier curb.

    Provide top and side mounted flexible delineators on the construction barrier curb.  For delineators located on the right side when facing in the direction of traffic, ensure that the retroreflective sheeting is white.  For delineators located on the left side when facing in the direction of traffic, ensure that the retroreflective sheeting is yellow.  Attach flexible delineators according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

    Starting at the beginning of the construction barrier curb section mount top delineators at 100-foot intervals on tangent sections, curves of radii greater than 1,910 feet, and at 50-foot intervals on curves of radii of 1,910 feet or less.

    Mount side delineators at the lead end of each barrier segment with the top of the delineator 3 inches from the top of the barrier.

  4. Flashing Arrow Board. Provide a flashing arrow board as specified in 1001.01.

  5. Portable Variable Message Sign (PVMS). Place the PVMS at the locations directed by the RE. Ensure that a designated representative familiar with the operation and programming of the unit is available on the Project. Only display messages authorized by the Department for the Project. Repair or replace malfunctioning PVMS within 12 hours of notification by the RE.

  6. Temporary Crash Cushion. Install inertial barrier systems as specified in 611.03.01. Install temporary compressive crash cushions as specified for compressive crash cushions in 611.03.02. Immediately repair or replace crash cushions that become damaged or become inoperable. Maintain an adequate number of replacement parts to repair damaged units at all times. Keep the areas in front, atop, and around the crash cushions clear of snow accumulation of more than 4 inches in depth.

  7. Traffic Control Truck with Mounted Crash Cushions. Provide the RE with a copy of the crash cushion manufacturer’s recommendations. Position the traffic control truck to ensure that there is adequate stopping distance after impact and to prevent errant vehicles from traveling around the truck and endangering workers. When used in a fixed position, place manual transmission vehicles in second gear and place automatic transmission vehicles in park. Ensure that the parking brake is set, and the wheels are turned to avoid rolling into active traffic lanes. Do not use traffic control trucks in place of other temporary impact attenuators for more than 24 hours. Relocate the traffic control truck as specified by the TCP, or as directed by the RE. Do not use the truck to carry additional equipment, materials, or debris. When using ballast, ensure that it is secured to the truck. Submit drawings to the RE detailing the manner of securing the ballast, signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer, certifying that it is capable of withstanding the impact forces for which the impact attenuator is rated.

  8. Channelizing Guide Posts. Prepare the pavement surface to provide a clean, sound area to affix the post. Apply an epoxy or butyl adhesive according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and bond the base of the post to the pavement surface. Provide only 4-inch diameter tubular channelizing markers. Remove when no longer required.

  9. Portable Variable Message Sign w/Remote Communication (PVMSRC). Place the PVMSRC at the location directed by the RE. Ensure that a designated representative familiar with the operation and programming of the unit is available on the Project for On-Site Configuration. Only display messages authorized by the Department for the Project and make the signs available for use remotely from the Traffic Operation Center (TOC) specified in 105.07.01.B. If the PVMSRC fails to function, repair the equipment within 48 hours of receiving notice from the Department that the PVMSRC is not functioning.

    Integrate the PVMSRC for remote operation from TOC using Vanguard DMS software or the Department’s central DMS control software at the time of installation as directed by the RE.

    Provide for one week of testing by the TOC for remotely operating the PVMSRC before the start of construction operations that require lane or shoulder closures, or other impacts to traffic. At least 10 days before testing, submit to the RE for approval a plan for any work to be completed in the TOC. Submit a request to the RE at least 4 days in advance to access the TOC for any work.

  10. Portable Trailer Mounted CCTV Camera Assembly (PTMCCA). Place the PTMCCA at the location directed by the RE. Ensure that a designated representative familiar with the operation and programming of the unit is available on the Project for initial installation. If the PTMCCA fails to function, repair the equipment within 48 hours of receiving notice from the Department that the PTMCCA is not functioning.
    Provide a system that includes a robotic network camera remotely controllable, including Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ). Provide broadband internet service connection and On-Site Camera Configuration for remote operation and control of the camera via the Department’s existing Head-End Camera Control System, Genetec. No other Head-End Camera Control System substitution is permitted. A Management user system is also to be provided for remote system programming to the camera sites. This includes a website that is to be provided and hosted by the vendor. This website is to have secure authentication and is to show the current devices with their location, status, and display links for each device. Provide continuous viewable image at a minimum of 320H x 240V resolution and 1 frame per sec (fps) through the web site. As directed by the Traffic Operation Center (TOC) specified in 105.07.01.B, establish password level designations, camera presets, and camera image displays. Provide all incidental equipment and material required for successful remote operation and communications.
    Provide for one week of testing by the TOC for remotely operating the PTMCCA before the start of construction operations that require lane or shoulder closures, or other impacts to traffic.


159.03.03 Removable Black Line Masking Tape

Apply black line masking tape over existing traffic stripes according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and when the weather is favorable, as determined by the RE. Ensure that the black line masking tape completely covers existing stripes. Replace black line masking tape that becomes loose after placement within 2 hours. When black line masking tape is no longer required, carefully and completely remove without using heat, solvents, grinding, sanding, or water.

159.03.04 Temporary Pavement Markers

Apply temporary pavement markers with butyl adhesive pads to clean, dry pavement surfaces free of cracking, checking, or spalling. If the layout locates a marker at a joint or defect, relocate the marker longitudinally at least 2 inches beyond the joint or defect. Replace lost or damaged temporary pavement markers.

Only remove temporary pavement markers that will be replaced by striping in the same day. If striping cannot be finished in the same day, reinstall temporary pavement markers before opening the road to traffic.

159.03.05 Temporary Pavement Marking Tape

Install tape according to the manufacturer’s recommendations when the weather is favorable as determined by the RE. Immediately before marking the pavement surface, clean the surface of dirt, oil, grease, and foreign material, including curing compound on new concrete. Clean the surface 2 inches beyond the perimeter of the marking to be placed.

Install tape on dry surfaces having a surface temperature between 50 °F and 150 °F, when the ambient temperature is at least 50 °F and rising. When splicing is required, install the tape using butt splices. Do not overlap the tape.

Tamp the tape for initial adhesion and then apply pressure by driving a truck slowly over the tape several times. Maintain tape by replacing loose or damaged tape within 2 hours. Remove tape when no longer required.

159.03.06 Temporary Traffic Stripes and Temporary Traffic Markings

Apply temporary traffic stripes and markings when the ambient and surface temperatures are at least 45 °F and rising and the surface temperature is no more than 140 °F. Apply the traffic paint in a wet film thickness of 6 ± 1 mil. Apply glass beads to the wet paint in a uniform pattern and at the rate of 12 pounds per gallon of paint. Ensure TRAFFIC STRIPES, LONG LIFE, EPOXY RESIN and TRAFFIC MARKINGS, THERMOPLASTIC are applied within 14 days of placing temporary traffic stripes and markings unless directed by the RE.

159.03.07 HMA Patch

The RE may direct the Contractor to sawcut existing HMA pavement to the depth of the area to be repaired. Sawcut lines parallel and perpendicular to the roadway baseline and 3 inches away, at the closest point, from the damaged area to be repaired. Remove loose material within the boundary of the repair, and clean the area. Reuse removed material as specified in 202.03.07.A. Ensure that the remaining pavement is not damaged.

Apply polymerized joint adhesive or tack coat to the vertical surfaces of the openings. Ensure that the temperature of the HMA when placed is at least 250 °F. Place HMA in 4-inch maximum lifts, and compact with a vibratory drum. For small areas, the RE may approve hand compacting methods. Compact until the top of the patch is flush with the adjacent pavement surface.

159.03.08 Traffic Direction

  1. Flagger. Provide a flagger that has received formal training in flagging operations and the proper use of the STOP/SLOW paddle. The flagger must meet MUTCD qualifications and, when requested, demonstrate competency to the RE. Immediately replace flaggers who fail to demonstrate competency with a competent flagger. Ensure that flaggers wear a 360° high-visibility retroreflective orange safety garment meeting ANSI/ISEA Class 3, Level 2 standards. Ensure that the flagger is equipped with a STOP/SLOW paddle and follows MUTCD flagging procedures.

  2. Police. Unless designated as local police at the preconstruction conference, police will be on-duty New Jersey State Police. Police are either provided by the RE as employees of the State, or by the local government as a vendor to the State. The use of police services by the RE does not relinquish or diminish the Contractor’s responsibilities for work zone safety.

    Submit a request for police services to the RE 72 hours before beginning construction operations that require police services. Activities requiring police services include:

    1. Traffic direction through signalized intersections, where the integrity of the existing traffic signal system is impacted or where an override of the signal is required.
    2. Rolling slow-down or temporary closure of all lanes on state highways and interstates.

  3. Emergency situations may prevent police from arriving at the scheduled date or time. The RE will not permit construction operations that, by law, require police services if police are unavailable. The Department will not accept claims for interruptions or delays resulting from any failure of police to arrive as requested.

    The RE must notify State and local police of cancellations 24 hours in advance. At least 24 hours before the scheduled start of work, notify the RE of any work cancellation for which police services were requested.

159.03.09 Emergency Towing Service

At least 30 days before the start of construction operations, submit to the RE for approval an emergency towing service plan for removing abandoned vehicles and vehicles that are disabled but not as the result of an accident. The police will arrange for towing services to remove vehicles that are disabled due to traffic accidents. Indicate in the plan the proposed manner of providing towing service, including the type, quantity, and location of towing equipment to be used.

Provide towing service to remove disabled and abandoned vehicles from the construction zone to the nearest location where the vehicle can be legally parked. Ensure that the towing service responds immediately upon notice of a disabled vehicle by the RE or Contractor personnel.

159.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  BREAKAWAY BARRICADE UNIT
  DRUM  UNIT
  TRAFFIC CONE UNIT
  CONSTRUCTION SIGNS SQUARE FOOT
  CONSTRUCTION IDENTIFICATION SIGN, ___' X ___' UNIT
  CONSTRUCTION BARRIER Curb LINEAR FOOT
  FLASHING ARROW Board, ___' X ___' UNIT
  Portable VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGN UNIT
  TEMPORARY CRASH CUSHION, INERTIAL BARRIER SYSTEM, ___ MODULES UNIT
  TEMPORARY CRASH CUSHION, COMPRESSIVE BARRIER, TYPE___, WIDTH___    

unit

 

TEMPORARY CRASH CUSHION, LOW MAINTENANCE COMPRESSIVE BARRIER, TYPE___, WIDTH___

unit

  TRAFFIC CONTROL TRUCK WITH MOUNTED CRASH CUSHION UNIT
  channelizing Guide post UNIT
  REMOVABLE BLACK LINE MASKING TAPE, ___" LINEAR FOOT
  Temporary Pavement Markers UNIT
  Temporary PAVEMENT MARKING TAPE, ____" LINEAR FOOT
  Temporary TRAFFIC STRIPES, ___" LINEAR FOOT
  Temporary Traffic MARKINGs SQUARE FOOT
  HMA Patch Ton
  TRAFFIC DIRECTOR, FLAGGER HOUR
  EMERGENCY TOWING SERVICE UNIT
  Portable Variable Message Sign w/Remote Communication UNIT
  Portable Trailer Mounted CCTV Camera Assembly UNIT
  PORTABLE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGN WITH REMOTE COMMUNICATION UNIT
  PORTABLE TRAILER MOUNTED CCTV CAMERA ASSEMBLY UNIT
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List
Construction Details CD-159-1, CD-159-2, CD-159-3, CD-159-4, CD-159-5, CD-159-6, CD-159-7, CD-159-8, CD-159-9
Traffic Control Details TCD-1, TCD-2, TCD-3, TCD-4, TCD-5, TCD-6, TCD-7, TCD-8, TCD-9, TCD-10, TCD-11, TCD-12, TCD-13, TCD-14, TCD-15, TCD-16, TCD-17, TCD-18, TCD-19, TCD-20, TCD-21, TCD-22

For traffic control devices measured by the linear foot or unit basis that are specified in 159.03.02, the Department will make payment for the maximum quantity in service at one time as required by the Contract. For CONSTRUCTION SIGNS, the Department will make payment for the maximum quantity of specific sign types in service at one time as required by the Contract. If a particular sign type has more than one unique text, each sign with a unique text will be considered to be a specific sign type. The Department will make payment for 50 percent of the Contract bid price for traffic control devices specified in 159.03.02 that are measured on a linear foot, square foot or unit basis upon approved placement. The Department will prorate the balance of payment over the duration of the Contract.

The Department will measure TEMPORARY PAVEMENT MARKING TAPE by the linear foot of 4-inch wide strips.

The Department will measure REMOVABLE BLACK LINE MASKING TAPE by the linear foot for each 4-inch width of existing stripe that is to be covered. The Department will not measure replacement temporary pavement stripes and markers for payment.

Except for unforeseen weather conditions, if the Contractor cancels work without providing at least 24-hour notice, the Department will deduct the cost of police services (4 hours for each police officer scheduled) from the Contract.

If after being notified by the Department that the PORTABLE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGN WITH REMOTE COMMUNICATION or PORTABLE TRAILER MOUNTED CCTV CAMERA ASSEMBLY has failed to function and the equipment has not been restored to good working order within 48 hours, the Department will make payment reductions as follows:

For each occasion the equipment was not restored within 48 hours the Department will assess a liquidated damage of $250 for every 48 hours period the equipment is not functioning.

The Department will make payment for TRAFFIC STRIPES, LONG LIFE, EPOXY RESIN and TRAFFIC MARKINGS, THERMOPLASTIC as specified in 610.04

Section 160 – Price Adjustments

160.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for price adjustments for fuel and asphalt usage.

160.02 Materials  back to top

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160.03 Procedure  back to top

160.03.01 Fuel Price Adjustment

The Department will make monthly price adjustments for fuel usage for Items listed in Table 160.03.01-1. The Department will calculate fuel price adjustments based on the monthly pay quantities of listed Items using the fuel usage factors listed in Table 160.03.01-1.

Price adjustments may result in an increased payment to the Contractor for increases in the price index and may result in a reduction in payment for decreases in the price index.

If the as-built quantity of an Item listed in Table 160.03.01-1 differs from the sum of the quantities in the monthly Estimates, and the as-built quantity cannot be readily distributed among the months that the Item listed in Table 160.03.01-1 was constructed, then the Department will determine fuel price adjustment by distributing the difference in the same proportion as the Item’s monthly Estimate quantity is to the total of the item’s monthly estimates.

TABLE 160.03.01-1 Fuel Price Adjustments
Items Fuel Usage Factor
EXCAVATION, UNCLASSIFIED 0.5 Gallons per Cubic Yard
EXCAVATION, REGULATED MATERIAL 0.5 Gallons per Cubic Yard
EXCAVATION, ACID PRODUCING SOIL 0.5 Gallons per Cubic Yard
REMOVAL OF PAVEMENT 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
HMA MILLING, 3" OR LESS 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
HMA MILLING, MORE THAN 3" TO 6" 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
CONCRETE MILLING, 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
HMA PROFILE MILLING 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
BREAKING PAVEMENT 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
RUBBLIZATION 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
SUBBASE 1 Gallon per Cubic Yard
I-___ SOIL AGGREGATE 1 Gallon per Cubic Yard
SOIL AGGREGATE BASE COURSE, ___ " THICK 1 Gallon per Cubic Yard
SOIL AGGREGATE BASE COURSE, VARIABLE THICKNESS 1 Gallon per Cubic Yard
DENSE-GRADED AGGREGATE BASE COURSE, ___ " THICK 1 Gallon per Cubic Yard
DENSE-GRADED AGGREGATE BASE COURSE, VARIABLE THICKNESS 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE BASE COURSE, ___ " THICK 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
CONCRETE BASE COURSE, REINFORCED ___ " THICK 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
ASPHALT STABILIZED DRAINAGE COURSE 2.50 Gallons per Ton
OPEN-GRADED ___ FRICTION COURSE 2.50 Gallons per Ton
MODIFIED OPEN-GRADED ___ FRICTION COURSE ___ 2.50 Gallons per Ton
ULTRA-THIN FRICTION COURSE 2.50 Gallons per Ton
HOT MIX ASPHALT ___ ___ ___ SURFACE COURSE 2.50 Gallons per Ton
HOT MIX ASPHALT ___ ___ ___ INTERMEDIATE COURSE 2.50 Gallons per Ton
HOT MIX ASPHALT ___ ___ ___ BASE COURSE 2.50 Gallons per Ton
STONE MATRIX ASPHALT ___ SURFACE COURSE 2.50 Gallons per Ton
CONCRETE SURFACE COURSE, ___ " THICK 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
DIAMOND GRINDING OF CONCRETE SURFACE COURSE 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
DIAMOND GRINDING EXISTING CONCRETE PAVEMENT 0.25 Gallons per Square Yard
CONCRETE BRIDGE APPROACH 0.50 Gallons per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE CULVERT 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE FOOTING 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE WING WALL 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE PIER COLUMN Protection, HPC 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE PIER COLUMNS AND CAP 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE ABUTMENT WALL 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE PIER SHAFT 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE Bridge DECK 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE Bridge DECK, HPC 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE BRIDGE SIDEWALK 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE BRIDGE SIDEWALK HPC 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE Bridge PARAPET 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CONCRETE Bridge PARAPET HPC 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE PILES, DRIVEN ___ " DIAMETER 1.00 Gallon per Cubic Yard
RETAINING WALL, LOCATION NO.___ ___ 0.10 Gallon per Square Foot
NON-VEGETATIVE SURFACE, HOT MIX ASPHALT 2.50 Gallons per Ton
COLOR-COATED NON-VEGETATIVE SURFACE, HOT MIX ASPHALT 2.50 Gallons per Ton

If an item listed in Table 160.03.01-1 has a payment unit which differs from that listed in Table 160.03.01-1, the Department will apply an appropriate conversion factor to determine the number of gallons of fuel used.

The Department will calculate fuel price adjustment on a monthly basis using the following formula:

 
F = (MF − BF) x G
  Where:
  F = Fuel Price Adjustment
  MF = Monthly Fuel Price Index
  BF = Basic Fuel Price Index
  G = Gallons of Fuel for Price Adjustment

The Department will post the monthly fuel price index every month on the Department’s website.

The basic fuel price index is the previous month’s fuel price index before receipt of bids. The Department will use the fuel price index for the month before the regular monthly estimate cut off date as the Monthly Fuel Price Index. If the Monthly Fuel Price Index increases by 50 percent or more over the Basic Fuel Price Index, do not perform any work involving Items listed in Table 160.03.01-1 without written approval from the RE.

160.03.02 Asphalt Price Adjustment

The Department will make monthly price adjustments for asphalt binder usage. The Department will calculate asphalt price adjustments based on the quantities of Items containing asphalt binder constructed during a given month.

Price adjustments may result in an increased payment to the Contractor for increases in the price index and may result in a reduction in payment for decreases in the price index.

The Department will calculate the asphalt price adjustment by the following formula:

    A = (MA − BA) x T
  Where:
  A = Asphalt Price Adjustment
  MA = Monthly Asphalt Price Index
  BA = Basic Asphalt Price Index
  T = Tons of New Asphalt Binder1
  1 The Department will determine the weight of asphalt binder for price adjustment by multiplying the percentage of new asphalt binder in the approved job mix formula by the weight of the item containing asphalt binder.  If a Hot Mix Asphalt item has a payment unit other than ton, the Department will apply an appropriate conversion factor to determine the number of tons used

For Tack Coat and Prime Coat, the Department will calculate asphalt price adjustments by the following formula:

    A  =   (B) x
(MA − BA) 

 x (C) x (M) x (G)
BA 
 
  Where:  
  A = Asphalt Price Adjustment
  B = Bid Price for Tack Coat/ Prime Coat
  MA = Monthly Asphalt Price Index
  BA = Basic Asphalt Price Index
  C = Petroleum Content of the Tack Coat and Prime Coat in Percent by Volume:
    Use 100% for cutbacks and Tack Coat 64-22
    60% for Polymer Modified Tack Coat
    60% for RS or similar type emulsions
  M = Percentage of Bid Price Applicable to Materials Only: Use 82%
  G = Gallons of Tack Coat and Prime Coat Furnished and Applied

The monthly asphalt price index, as determined by the Department, will be the average of quotations from suppliers serving the area in which the Project is located, and will be determined by the Department each month. The Department will post the monthly asphalt price index every month on the Department’s web site.

The basic asphalt rice index is the asphalt price index for the month before the opening of bids. The Department will use the asphalt price index for the month before the regular monthly estimate cut off date as the monthly asphalt price index.

If the monthly asphalt price index increases 50 percent or more over the basic asphalt price index, do not perform work on Items containing asphalt binder without written approval from the RE.

160.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  FUEL PRICE ADJUSTMENT DOLLAR
  ASPHALT PRICE ADJUSTMENT DOLLAR
Additional Reference Material
Item Number List

Section 161 – Final Cleanup

161.01 Description  back to top

This Section describes the requirements for performing final cleanup.

161.02 Materials  back to top

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161.03 Procedure  back to top

161.03.01 Final Cleanup

Clean the Project Limits, to the RE’s satisfaction, of rubbish, excess materials, temporary structures, and equipment. Include borrow source areas, and equipment and material staging areas occupied in connection with the Work.

161.04 Measurement and Payment  back to top


 
The Department will measure and make payment for Items as follows:
  Item Pay Unit
  FINAL CLEANUP

LUMP SUM

Additional Reference Material
Item Number List
                                                                                                                  
Last Document Correction:
December 16, 2013