Angles were welded to the top of the strip seal retainer rails to assist in alignment of the joint during concrete placement. Welding damages the metallization coating and the coating will have to be repaired once the angles are removed.
Structures Management will investigate alternative details for supporting retainer rails during concrete placement.
Grade issues resulted from actual buildups being less than what were detailed on the plans.
Construction will discuss potential corrective actions with the Resident Engineer and Contractor.
Construction will discuss providing guidance to instruct Contractors to notify the Engineer if buildups are anticipated to be less than plan buildups when precast deck panels are used and when negative buildups are anticipated when stay-in-place forms are used.