From DDOT press release
Within the next week, the District and Maryland departments of transportation will jointly re-advertise for contractor bids on constructing the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail with alternative design/construction criteria. All construction bids for the project received by August 6, 2013 were cancelled.
As part of the re-advertisement, contractors will have the option of bidding based on either the original design or their own proposals for modifying the design for the following project elements:
- Heavy duty boardwalk (outside AMTRAK right-of-way), which may include re-design of foundation system, railing and deck that meet pedestrian and HS-15 loading requirements,
- Sheet pile walls and cofferdams related to the heavy duty boardwalk and pedestrian bridges, and
- Geogrid reinforced trail for areas of potential contamination.
Special Provisions for these elements will be included in the re-advertised bid solicitation materials. Anticipated due date for bids will be 21 days after advertisement. Project construction is still expected to start in November 2013.
No questions from contractors will be addressed at this time, but will be considered once the new solicitation for bids is issued.
How this doesn't cause work to slip, I don't know...