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Clearance Transmittal : Due June 8, 2015; Step 1 Round 2 CT, Milled Bituminous Material Retained by the Department and Contractor (M-15-001)

The documents included in this Clearance Transmittal address the Department’s retention of bituminous millings and the amount to be given to the contractor.

Please note that only comments using MS Excel File titled “CT M-15-001 Milled Bituminous Material Retained by the Department and Contractor – 2nd Round” located in the review location below will be accepted.  Please download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename and return to c-ddyer@pa.gov along with a completed OS-329 Form.

File Location

FTP directory /public/Bureaus/BOMO/BOMO_Docs/Clearance%20Transmittals/Milled%20Bituminous%20Material%20Retained%20by%20the%20Department%20and%20Contractor/ at ftp.dot.state.pa.us


Clearance Transmittal: Due June 4, 2015; Step 1 CT, Publication 408, Section 409.3(b), Weather Limitations

Please review the Publication 408, Section 409.3(b), Weather Limitations Document.  Policy in Publication 408, Section 409.3(b) has been rewritten to revise weather limitations for bituminous paving and standardize extension requests and approvals.

Please provide your comments using the Microsoft Excel file entitled “CT Pub 408, Section 409.3(b) Comment Form” located in the reviewer location noted below.  Download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new file name and return to RA-PDBOMO-CT@pa.gov.

File Location
FTP directory /public/Bureaus/BOMO/BOMO_Docs/Clearance%20Transmittals/Publication%20408,%20Section%20409.3/ at ftp.dot.state.pa.us


Clearance Transmittal: Due June 1, 2015; Step 1 CT for the Proposed Revisions to the Standard Special Provision entitled "Item 1999-9999 - Trainees (Federal-aid Projects)" (H-15-013)

Proposed revisions to the SSP entitled "ITEM 1999-9999 - Trainees" are primarily intended to establish contract provisions whereby a trainee may be transferred to another project in order to complete hours of training that could not be completed on the originally assigned project and/or for enhanced skill development.  When finalized and approved, this updated SSP will be used in all applicable, Federal-aid and Non-Federal projects, and use of the SSP entitled "ITEM 1999-0000 - Trainees for Projects 100% State Funded" will be discontinued.

NOTE:  Please provide comments using the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that can be located using the hyperlinks below.  After being populated with comments, the Excel file should be saved under a new file name and returned to efuhrer@pa.gov.

PennDOT Reviewers can access the review documents using the following link: 
P:/penndot_shared/ClearanceTransmittals/H-15-013/Step_1_External/20150511

External Reviewers can access the review documents using the following link:
ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/H-15-013/Step_1_External/20150511

 

Clearance Transmittal S-14-048

This Step 1 External circulation supersedes the April 23 to May 15, 2015 circulation.  The April 23rd distribution is hereby rescinded.  Any comments already received will be taken under consideration under this distribution.

This clearance transmittal is being recirculated to include several documents to clarify the proposed changes.  They are:

·         Background information on the proposed changes,

·         Issues with mechanical foaming WMA at low temperatures,

·         Revisions to Publication 2, Project Office Manual, Section C.4.2 (Bituminous Pavement Weather Limitations), and

·         Revisions to Publication 2, Project Office Manual, Section C.4.3 (Bituminous Concrete Compaction During Late Season Paving)

The proposed WMA specification is being changed to reflect the differences associated with different categories of WMA technologies.  The specification will now focus on achieving the end result of satisfactory density and will allow the contractor to produce a mixture accordingly to achieve this result.  Higher WMA temperatures may be necessary for late season paving.  See the “Background to WMA Changes” and “Issues with Mechanical Foaming WMA Low Temps” documents in the linked review locations below for more information.

CT Tracking Number is S-14-048.

Please review the documents in the reviewer locations noted below.  Download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename, and return to Innovation and Support Services Division along with a completed OS-329 Form.  Please return all comments by May 29, 2015.

Internal Reviewers may access documents here:

P:\penndot shared\ClearanceTransmittals\S-14-048\Step_1_External\20150508

External Reviewers may access documents here:

ftp://ClearPartner:External_R7@ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/S-14-048/Step_1_External/20150508/

 

Clearance Transmittal S-15-012

Proposed Pub. 293 (Geotechnical Engineering Manual), Chapter 4 - Laboratory Testing (completely new content).  This chapter is part of the on-going effort to re-write Pub. 293, which is being implemented on a chapter by chapter basis.

CT Tracking Number is S-15-012.

Please review the documents in the reviewer locations noted below.  Download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename, and return to Innovation and Support Services Division along with a completed OS-329 Form.  Please return all comments by June 3, 2015

Internal Reviewers may access documents here:

P:\penndot shared\ClearanceTransmittals\S-15-012\Step_1_External\20150506

External Reviewers may access documents here:

ftp://ClearPartner:External_R7@ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/S-15-012/Step_1_External/20150506/

 

Clearance Transmittal S-13-023

This specification was developed with input from the Concrete Pavement Quality Improvement Committee and the Pennsylvania Concrete and Aggregate Association.

Roller Compacted Concrete is a dry concrete mix placed with an asphalt paver.  While in its unhardened state, RCC is stiff enough to hold the weight of a vibratory roller without breaking down during roller compaction.

Internal Reviewers: P:/penndot_shared/ClearanceTransmittals/S-13-023/Step_2/20150501

External Reviewers: ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/S-13-023/Step_2/20150501

Please also note that only comments provided using MS Excel file titled “S-13-023_Step_2_20150501_Comment_Form.xlsx" located in the reviewer locations noted above will be accepted.  Please download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename, and return to cordozier@pa.gov along with a completed OS-329 Form.

 

Clearance Transmittal B-14-005

This Step 2 Clearance Transmittal is being sent to address:

  • New Standard Special Provision: I-c10012-A; Item 1001-0970 Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

This standard special provision is for the use of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in closure pours for precast concrete bridge decks.  It was developed using specifications from NY, NJ, MT, and IA DOT's as well as FHWA guidance documents and manufacturer's product information.

DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL CAN VIEW AND PRINT THE SECTIONS AT:

P:/penndot shared/ClearanceTransmittals/B-14-005/Step_2/20150504

NON-PENNDOT PERSONNEL CAN VIEW AND PRINT THE SECTIONS AT:

ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/B-14-005/Step_2/20150504

CT Tracking Number is (B-14-005).

Please return all comments to klanger@pa.gov by May 20, 2015.


Clearance Transmmittal S-13-023 

This specification was developed with input from the Concrete Pavement Quality Improvement Committee and the Pennsylvania Concrete and Aggregate Association.

Roller Compacted Concrete is a dry concrete mix placed with an asphalt paver.  While in its unhardened state, RCC is stiff enough to hold the weight of a vibratory roller without breaking down during roller compaction.

Internal Reviewers: P:/penndot_shared/ClearanceTransmittals/S-13-023/Step_2/20150501 

External Reviewers: ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/S-13-023/Step_2/20150501

Please also note that only comments provided using MS Excel file titled “S-13-023_Step_2_20150501_Comment_Form.xlsx" located in the reviewer locations noted above will be accepted.  Please download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename, and return to cordozier@pa.gov along with a completed OS-329 Form.


Clearance Transmittal H-14-050

This Step 2 Clearance Transmittal is for the concurrence of the Step 1 Comments which were distributed to bring Pub 325 up to date. Since the Step 1 CT, 347 total comments were received from 12 reviewers. Most of the comments were editorial suggestions that improved the readability and understandability of the handbook.  Major structural or content changes can be summarized as follows: Hyperlinks to most referenced materials have been added to Appendix A, The definition of Single and Complete Project/Crossing has been clarified per the USACE and PennDOT OOC recommendations, Chapter 7 has been rewritten to more accurately reflect PennDOT's mitigation practices and the USACE application of the Mitigation Rule, and Portions of Chapter 8 have been revised to more clearly describe PA DEP Waivers & General Permits.

NOTICE: Please provide your comments using the Microsoft Excel file entitled “Step 2 CT Comment Form H-14-050” located in the reviewer locations noted below.  Please download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename and email to: bruhl@pa.gov.

Internal Reviewers: P:/penndot shared/ClearanceTransmittals/H-14-050/Step_2/20150429

External Reviewers:

ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/H-14-050/Step_2/20150429

 

Clearance Transmittal S-15-014

The proposed changes to the requirements for Rapid-Set Concrete Patching Materials were developed by the Concrete Pavement Quality Improvement Task Force (CPQITF).

CT Tracking Number is S-15-014.

Please review the documents in the reviewer locations noted below.  Download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename, and return to Innovation and Support Services Division along with a completed OS-329 Form.  Please return all comments by May 28, 2015. 

Internal Reviewers may access documents here:

P:\penndot shared\ClearanceTransmittals\S-15-014\Step_1_External\20150429

External Reviewers may access documents here:

ftp://ClearPartner:External_R7@ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/S-15-014/Step_1_External/20150429/

 

Clearance Transmittal S-15-002

Proposed changes to Pub 408, Sec 212 and 735 - Geotextiles and corresponding required changes to other Pub 408 sections, RC drawings, and other pubs based on the proposed revisions. These documents are being issued under one CT, as the changes are interrelated and cross referenced between these documents. Final values in Sec. 735 for Class 1 geotextiles are dependent on a study currently in progress (study supports current values). Changes to Class 4, Type A geotextile required to meet industry standard for 12 oz/sy material. Class 4, Type C geotextile is being repurposed for use with GRS IBS abutments.

Internal Reviewers: P:/penndot_shared/ClearanceTransmittals/S-15-002/Step_2/20150428

External Reviewers: ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/S-15-002/Step_2/20150428

NOTE: Only comments provided using the Microsoft Excel file entitled "S-15-002_Step_2_20150428_Comment_Form" located in the reviewer locations noted above will be accepted. Please download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename, and return to cordozier@pa.gov.


Clearance Transmittal S-14-009

The proposed special provision was developed from the ADE-Construction Warranty Group.  The purpose is to allow for a 48-month bridge warranty.

Please also not that only comments provided using Microsoft Excel file titled “S-14-009_Step_2_20150427_CT_Comment_Form” located in the reviewer locations noted below will be accepted.  Download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename and email to cordozier@pa.gov.

Department personnel may access the documents at:

P:\penndot shared\ClearanceTransmittals\S-14-009\Step_2\20150427

Non-Department Personnel can access the documents at:

ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/S-14-009/Step_2/20150427

 

Clearance Transmittal S-14-046

Proposed changes to Publication 408 Standard Specifications (new Section 2XX and revised Section 737), proposed new PTM XXX for geocell testing, and proposed new Selection and Use Guidelines for Geocell in Subgrade Stabilization Applications.  These documents are being issued under one clearance transmittal, as the changes are interrelated and cross referenced between these documents.  Selection and Use Guidelines will be issued via letter and attachment to the Districts until incorporation into Pub. 293.

NOTICE: Please provide your comments using the Microsoft Excel file entitled “S-14-046_Step_2_CT_Comment_Form” located in the reviewer locations noted below.  Please download the spreadsheet, populate it with your comments, save it with a new filename and email to cordozier@pa.gov.

Department personnel may access the documents at:

P:\penndot shared\ClearanceTransmittals\S-14-046\Step_2\20150424

Non-Department Personnel can access the documents at:

ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/Bureau_of_Project_Delivery/Clearance_Transmittals/S-14-046/Step_2/20150424


Clearance Transmittal: Step 1 Internal -  Traffic Signal Remote Communication Policy and Guidance Document (T-15-004)

Due Date: May 22, 2015

T-15-004 (1) Traffic Signal Remote Communication Policy and Guidance Document
T-15-004 (2) Remote Traffic Signal Communication Guidance Document 2015-04-20
T-15-004 (3) Step 1 CT Comment Form Traffic Signal Remote Communications

 

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