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3/21/19: Guidance about the frequency for rice dry-back testing when sample results are very consistent was corrected to one every fourth sublot.
3/15/19: This new tutorial is now displayed in EPG 152 Contactor Bonding Responsibilities.
3/14/19: New types of DMSs are now referenced as a good portion of this article was updated.
3/12/19: Guidance in EPG 7184.108.40.206 Embedment Requirements was updated with a minor note stating the Corps of Engineers must validate whether a stream is "ephemeral".
3/6/19: Guidance was clarified to allow the minimum offer to be reduced if approved by the Asst. to State Design Engineer – Right of Way.
3/1/19: Guidelines were clarified to provide a more standardized process.
3/1/19: Several ODA policies were updated to current practice, especially in EPG 236.16.22 Monthly Reports.
2/27/19: Guidance has been revised to coordinate with current practice.
2/25/19: Guidance about providing a reason for extending the contract has been added.
2/22/19: Guidance about erosion control for temporary pipe and temporary construction crossings was clarified.
2/14/19: The new AWP MA Adding New Concrete Mix Design QRG is now available.
2/13/19: The Solicitation and Request letter has been updated.
2/8/19: Revision coordinates guidance with the FHWA requirement for new wearing surfaces.
1/28/19: EPG 147.3.9 was rewritten and retitled to provide new Change Order guidance for JOCs.
Asphalt Shoulder Surface Mix
1/25/19: Guidance in EPG Shoulder Surface was revised so that all shoulders 4 ft. and narrower, and when shoulder improvements are also anticipated as part of the scope of work, will be monolithically resurfaced with the same type of asphaltic mix used on the mainline roadway.
1/25/19: The UBAWS Treatment policy was clarified, including the identification of the proper thicknesses for UBAWS types.
1/11/19: Guidance about the spacing of steel intermediate diaphragms for PSI girders was revised to include NU girders.
1/11/19: A new note for uncoated steel coming in contact with galvanized piles is now available.
1/10/19: Guidance has been updated to current practice.
1/9/19: Guidance has been updated to current practices. New guidance for the use of the Sign Management System is now available.
1/8/19: Added guidance for the RW clearance process for projects programmed in the STIP with RW funding but that do not require RW to construct the project.
1/4/19: Guidance has been updated to current practice. EPG 121.2 The Planning Process and EPG 121.5 Prioritization Factors were both re-written and re-titled as EPG 121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making and EPG 121.5 Asset Management, respectively.
1/3/19: New guidance on completing a systems engineering analysis on all ITS projects is now available.
12/28/18: Guidance for the use of weathering steel has been added to EPG 7220.127.116.11 Girder Type Selection.
12/28/18: The district now completes an RES at each project development milestone, or at least at the Location/Conceptual state and final design.