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Lap Length for Circular Stirrup/Tie Bars
6/22/16: Provided concrete column, drilled shaft/socket stirrups/ties and longitudinal reinforcement lap length requirements that meet AASHTO LRFD in EPG 7188.8.131.52 Column and EPG 7184.108.40.206 Reinforcement Design.
"Welcome To" Signs
6/17/16: Guidance for "Welcome To" signs was clarified in EPG 903.4.1 Overhead Sign Installations, EPG 903.9.13 Welcome To Signs for Cities, EPG 941.5 Request by a City to Construct a “Welcome To” Monument and EPG 241.4 Applications.
6/15/16: Guidance for yield line triangles was clarified.
6/10/16: Guidance was clarified for religious, service, veteran and fraternal organizations' signs.
New Typical Application
6/2/16: TA-8a, Closure of Existing Bridges or Non-Traversable Roads is now available in EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications.
Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) and MASH Guardrail Requirements
5/31/16: EPG 606.1 Guardrail was largely re-written to incorporate new MGS, MASH and end terminal guardrail requirements as well as updating the closure of streets, roads, bridges and non-traversable roads. Related updates also impacted EPG 120.5.2 Guardrail, EPG 143.2.4 Roadside Hardware, EPG 171.11 Roadside Appurtenances, EPG Minor Routes Shouldering Project Guidelines.
5/31/16: Revisions address significant code changes for development and splicing of reinforcement from the 2015 Interim Revisions to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Additional significant revisions are in EPG 751.12.2 Safety Barrier Bridge Curbs (NJ Shape) and EPG 7220.127.116.11 Transverse Reinforcement.
Performance-Based Material Inspection
5/31/16: In EPG 1040.2 Procedure, EPG 1043.2 Procedure and EPG 1044.2 Procedure, guidance for performance based material inspection was revised to be similar to that for reinforcing steel or pre-cast concrete.
5/31/16: A waiver may now be provided for the Welcome To sign.
5/31/16: Deleted "Open to Traffic Date", which is now deemed unnecessary.
5/31/16: This new guidance ensures environmental compliance with asbestos is maintained on bridges during maintenance.
5/31/16: Guidance was updated to show the necessary actions which should occur when human remains or significant artifacts are encountered during construction.
5/24/16: Guidance now provides concrete column and drilled shaft/socket stirrups lap length requirements that meet AASHTO LRFD.
5/23/16: New guidance for the Zipper Merge, including info pertaining to its new JSP, is now available in EPG 618.104.22.168 Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems.
5/20/16: Added "for every 100 cubic yards" to harmonize with the Federal-Aid Acceptance Sampling and testing table.
5/19/16: Info was added to this QRG about setting up administrative and road user costs Liquidated Damages.
5/13/16: Guidance regarding the required length of the streambed profile, elevation intervals along that length, and location of tie station at the survey centerline was clarified.
5/3/16: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines as well as their respective JSP packages were updated.
Evaluation of and Compensation for Non-Contiguous Entrance Shifts
4/29/16: Guidance in both EPG 941.2 Entrance Requests Within Controlled Access Right of Way and EPG 22.214.171.124 Compensation for Changes in Access for non-contiguous entrance shifts was updated to reflect current practices.
Prequalification of Bridge Consultants
4/29/16: The prequalification of bridge consultants in EPG 134.1.3 Consultant Qualification was clarified. All bridge plans are required to be signed and sealed by a professional engineer from a firm that is prequalified for bridge work.
4/25/16: This new QRG is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.
4/22/16: In EPG 7126.96.36.199.2 Content and EPG I1. General, guidance was clarified that the top of rock blanket shall be flush to the ground line when redecks or rock blanket elevations aren’t shown on bridge plans and where decreasing the bridge opening is unacceptable.
4/22/16: Guidance in EPG 236.13.13 Plan Submittal and Filing now shows how Design staff will provide DGN files to ROW staff to be uploaded in Spatial Editor.
Required Notices and Posters at the Jobsite
3/30/16: The listings of required notices and posters in EPG 110.2 were updated to align with the checklist.
3/29/16: EPG 403.1.2 Reclaimed Asphalt was re-written to reflect current practice.