Items: 410, 502, 614, 615, 616, 622 (portable concrete barrier only), 873, any additional items used specifically for M.O.T.
Item 614 11000 Maintaining Traffic
General - Existing rumble strips are removed or covered in order to run traffic on or beyond the shoulder but there is no pay item set up for this work.
Recommended Action: Designers should look for existing rumble strips when beginning a project. Also look for existing rumble strips during the required field check prior to submitting final plans as conditions may have changed since the project began. Ask survey to pick up rumble strips using the standard microstation level. Include rumble strips on M.O.T. typicals.
Include the following note in the plans:
ITEM 618 - RUMBLE STRIPS (ASPHALT CONCRETE), AS PER PLAN
THE CONTRACTOR SHALL MILL 2 INCHES BY 2 FEET WIDE OF THE EXISTING ASPHALT SHOULDER IN ORDER TO REMOVE THE EXISTING RUMBLE STRIPS ALONG I-75 IN THE AREA WHERE TRAFFIC IS SHIFTED. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL THEN COAT ALL MILLED SURFACES HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL WITH APPROVED AC LIQUID. NEXT THE CONTRACTOR SHALL PLACE 2 INCHES OF ITEM 448 ASPHALT CONCRETE SURFACE COURSE, TYPE 1, PG 64-28. ONCE THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE, THE CONTRACTOR SHALL INSTALL NEW RUMBLE STRIPS AS PER THE CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS SECTION 618. ALL COST ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMOVAL OF THE EXISTING PAVEMENT, PLACEMENT OF THE SURFACE COURSE AND INSTALLATION OF THE RUMBLE STRIPS SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE UNIT PRICE BID PER FOOT OF ITEM 618 - RUMBLE STRIPS (ASPHALT CONCRETE), AS PER PLAN.
AN ESTIMATED QUANTITY OF 3050 FEET HAS BEEN CARRIED TO THE MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC SUBSUMMARY.
Item 614 11000 Law Enforcement Officer with Patrol Car for Assistance
General - We are still receiving plans with the old code for 614 11100 LEO Officer with Patrol Car which is no longer available in the Item Master.
Recommended Action: Designers should check each item code in the current version of the Item Master prior to filing final TIFFs.
Item 622 40100 Portable Concrete Barrier, "Y" Connector
General - The PCB "Y" Connector may be detailed in the plans, but the pay item is often missing.
Recommended Action: Designers and reviewers should be aware of this error and use the proper pay item.
Item 615 Roads for Maintaining Traffic and Pavement for Maintaining Traffic
General - Designers are incorrectly using Item 615.
Recommended Action: Review the specifications and include the appropriate pay items.