2019 WISCONSIN ACT
An Act to create 84.06 (2) (c) of the statutes; relating to: bids proposing the use of alternate subbase materials.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
84.06 (2) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
84.06 (2) (c) 1. In its facilities development manual, the department shall at all times maintain a list of at least 7 subbase materials and associated thicknesses of the materials that the department determines will provide equivalent structural properties for the purpose of highway improvement.
2. The department shall allow all bidders to base their bids on the use of any equivalent subbase material included in the list under subd. 1.
3. Notwithstanding subd. 2., if the engineer of record for a highway improvement determines that the use of a subbase material included in the list under subd. 1. would be detrimental to the improvement for site-specific reasons, he or she may prohibit the use of that material as a subbase in the improvement. If the engineer of record prohibits the use of a subbase material under this subdivision, he or she shall provide that determination in writing.
(1) On the effective date of this subsection, the list of subbase materials contained in section 11-5-15 of the department of transportation's facilities development manual shall satisfy the requirement under s. 84.06 (2) (c) 1.