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7/25/14: The extent of cut compaction has been extended to include unclassified material areas that fit the description of Class A material.
Design Exception Process
7/21/14: In EPG 184.108.40.206 Safety Related Features, AASHTO's Highway Safety Manual analysis has been clarified.
7/21/14: In EPG 751.50, Note B3.33 was added stating the maximum actual weight of corrugated steel stay in place forms used for girder loading. The weight of stay in place corrugated forms was not included on plans before, but since the depth of these forms is to be designed by manufacturer, the assumed weight of these forms for girder loading is given as a limit.
7/16/14: The copy of the estimate captioned "Acquisition Complete" is no longer to be attached to the certification when the project is certified clear.
FY 2015 Contract Level Course and Seal Coat Projects
7/14/14: Updated guidance for FY 2015 Contract Level Course and Seal Coat projects is now available in EPG 409 Seal Coat and EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling. Each district will need to submit a list of their FY15 Contract Level Course and Seal Coat projects to allow statewide review of the groupings. Also, the PS&E submittal date will be pushed back to July 21, 2014 for the Contract Level Course and Seal Coat projects in the September 19, 2014 bid opening, to allow for revisions to be incorporated.
7/10/16: In EPG 7220.127.116.11, new guidance specifies the need for additional mechanical bar splices when required in the approach slabs because of stage construction. Also, new Standard Detailing Notes, A3.6 and B1.9.7 were added and C.3 Mechanical Bar Splices was deleted.
ROW Leases and Airspace License Agreements
7/8/14: Guidance has been clarified and figures updated in EPG 18.104.22.168 Security Assessment for Leased Areas Over or Under Highway Structures.
Contractor Performance Evaluation
7/2/14: New PPE requirements are in effect for all MoDOT workers on MoDOT right of way with slightly different requirements for daytime workers, daytime flaggers, nighttime workers and nighttime flaggers. The most significant change is for nighttime flaggers (who shall wear highly visible and reflective hard hats). Contractors are also being held to the same standards as MoDOT employees.
7/1/14: Guidance has been expanded to clarify for the resident engineers and any contractors of the minimum expectations for VECP and PDVECP submittal information.
7/1/14: New guidance has been provided, reflecting existing C-242 practice, that answers what the RE should do when contacted by suppliers or subcontractors claiming they have not been paid by the prime contractor.
New Request for Environmental Services (RES) Form
6/26/14: This article has been expanded to clarify existing policy.
6/25/14: Guidance was clarified about what is required before an RE can approve this owner-operator arrangement.
6/23/14: Guidance about pouring backwalls and the associated construction joints conforming with the roadway crown was clarified.
6/23/14: Additional guidance about laying sprinkler hoses and sprayers before the concrete on bridge decks has properly set has been provided.
EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, H. Superstructure Notes
6/20/14: In H10. Barrier Curbs and H11. Miscellaneous, the rustication requirements were removed and outdated or incorrect guidance on permissible alternate barrier curb reinforcing shapes were revised.
6/17/14: The wage rate interview requirements were clarified to meet federal constraints. The primary change combines all the frequency rates into one rate (except for JOCs, which are being added).
Bridge Survey Information
6/17/14: EPG 22.214.171.124 Centerline and Offset Profiles, EPG 126.96.36.199 Streambed Profiles, EPG 188.8.131.52 Valley Sections, EPG 184.108.40.206 Typical Channel Sections and EPG 220.127.116.11 Existing Bridges were updated to match survey needs for geo files.
EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes
New article, EPG 150 Quality Management
6/13/14: EPG 105.23 Quality Management was updated and moved to EPG 150 Quality Management. This new article establishes file organization for Quality Management projects and increases efficiencies for users searching for files. New EPG 137.7 Close Out Procedure for Quality Management supports the new EPG 150 guidance.
6/11/14: Various changes to EPG 748 articles include: