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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG

EPG 941.4 Request to Perform Grading or Construct Geometric Improvements within Interstate Right of Way

7/23/19: Policy was updated to match the current FHWA agreement and clarify the procedure.

EPG 606.1.3.2 End Terminals, Crash Cushions and Anchors

7/22/19: Expanded guidance about end terminal grading for both new roadway construction and for existing roadbeds.

EPG 806.1.7.2 Construction Considerations

7/22/19: Simplified guidance by removing guidance that was sufficiently covered in specifications.

EPG 136.3.8 Programs

7/22/19: Deleted guidance for LPA programs that are no longer in use. Also, guidance was updated to accommodate revisions in the FAST Act.

EPG 751.1.2.21 Substructure Type

7/19/19: Guidance has been updated to refer 50-ft. lengths of galvanized pile.

EPG 903.6.22 Low Clearance Sign

7/12/19: Guidance has been clarified and generally re-written.

EPG Storm Water Database Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)

7/11/19: The storm water QRGs have been updated and collected under their own heading in EPG 101 Standard Forms. New storm water QRGs have also been added.

EPG 141.2.11 Terms of Loans

7/10/19: Guidance has been updated to reflect the changes the MTFC board recently approved.

EPG 236.16.12.1 Digital Upgrade Request

6/25/19: Guidance has been expanded about how MoDOT personnel may handle upgrade requests.

Pretensioned Anchorage Zones

6/21/19: Terminology about the prestress force at transfer was clarified to better match AASHTO code.

EPG 127.13 Noise

6/21/19: Several updates including the clarification of screening methodology. Also clarified that all benefitted receptors are to be included in the benefit cost reasonableness calculation and noise abatement voting.

EPG 127.25.1.7 Disposal of Animal Carcasses

6/14/19: Updated guidance to match current practice, which has been coordinated with MO Dept. of Conservation.

EPG 750.7.3 Environmental Requirements

6/14/19: Expanded guidance, especially in the new EPG 750.7.3.1 Stream Classifications, clarified our process to meet the Corps' requirements for their "Regional Condition".

EPG 236.7.2.9 Negotiation Procedures and EPG 236.7.7.3 Taxpayer Identification Numbers

6/4/19: Guidance has been updated to reflect that the IRS Form W-9 is no longer needed.

Standard Detailing Note

5/31/19: The commentary for Note E2.26 was clarified. In the note itself, additional options were provided for piling minimum nominal axial compressive resistance.

EPG 130 Value Engineering

5/28/19: New guidance is now available for Post-Award Value Engineering (PAVE) workshops, processes and project selections.

Figs. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging and 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway

5/28/19: The spacing between the long-term rumble strips was increased to "10 to 12 feet" for a greater area of effectiveness.

Median Crossover on a Divided Highway, TA-39

5/28/19: In EPG 616.8 Typical Applications, TA-39 for Design and Construction was revised to require Directional Indicator Barricades for tapers. The concrete barrier has been removed on sheet 2. Instead of the concrete barrier, an approved, temporary and crashworthy device can be used.

Costs for Non-Contractual Items

5/21/19: The most recent costs for non-contractual items is now presented in EPG 237.6 Estimates.

Pile Design

5/17/19: Guidance for pile design procedure was clarified in several articles including EPG 702 Load-Bearing Piles, EPG 751.1.2.23 Types of Piling, EPG 751.3 Structural Steel Design Properties and EPG 751.36 Driven Piles.

EPG 237.14.2.9 Proposed 3D Top Surface Linear Features

5/10/19: This new guidance is for districts to be able to provide consultants with needed technical information.

EPG 236.3.5 Right of Way Expenditures and EPG 236.7.7 1099 Reporting of Acquisitions

4/30/19: Guidance has been updated to current practice.

EPG 236.16.18.1 Informal Hearing

4/24/19: The membership constituting the ODA Informal Hearing Review Committee was updated.

EPG 751.22.2.5 Deformations

4/22/19: Guidance was clarified, particularly in "calculation of camber (upward)","calculations of deflections (downward)" and "creep coefficient".

EPG 106.3.2.90, Determination of Chemical Components in Asphalt and Non-Asphalt Rejuvenators

4/11/19: This new Test Method is now available.