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2/21/17: In EPG 104.7 Estimates, the Cost Estimate Guide for rural preliminary design was updated.
2/17/17: Guidance about the Partial Deed of Release has been updated to reflect current practices.
Epoxy Coated Reinforcing
2/15/17: Guidance in EPG 7220.127.116.11.2 Epoxy Coated Reinforcement Requirements has expanded the use of epoxy coated reinforcement in bridge structures.
Traffic Signal Maintenance
2/15/17: Signal-related preventive maintenance and inspection process guidance in EPG 902.4.2.1 Controller and Cabinet Replacement Program and EPG 902.5.8.3 Signal Maintenance was updated.
2/15/17: New and updated guidance provides permit requirements. Also, new EPG 129.13 Public Involvement for Stormwater guidance describes the public involvement process that allows input on new permits.
2/15/17: New guidance implements the Work Zone No Phone Zone signs. TA-50 was also updated.
2/10/17: Guidance about deflection fitting and expansion fitting requirements was clarified.
2/9/17: Guidance for formed and unformed repair areas was clarified.
Links to Maintenance Agreements
2/3/17: Several articles, such as EPG 171.1.1 Agreements, that have links to Maintenance Agreements, were updated due to the new eAgreements SharePoint site.
1/17/17: Guidance has been updated and expanded.
1/11/17: Due to a new MOU with MSHP, snow and ice removal will be performed for all paved surfaces immediately adjacent to weigh station facilities.
1/4/17: Guidance has been clarified that a firm is not required to submit a certificate of authority to become prequalified when the firm does work outside the jurisdiction of the MO Board for APEPLSPLA.
1/4/17: The Bridge Seismic Design Process Flowchart has been revised.
12/6/16: General guidance was added for rehabilitating existing bent cap using fiber reinforced polymer reinforcement for shear strengthening.
12/5/16: New guidance for submission of initial daily binder sample will ensure timely testing.
Right of Way Acquisition Authority
12/5/16: New guidance for federally funded early acquisition of a parcel is now available in EPG 18.104.22.168 Advance Acquisition - Hardship and Protective Buying.
Form Liner Requirements for Large Block Wall
12/5/16: Guidance in EPG 722.214.171.124 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Systems and EPG 751.24.2 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls was clarified for form liner requirements for large block walls.
11/22/16: The shop drawing requirements in this note were clarified.
11/22/16: Hairpin guidance in EPG 7126.96.36.199 Girder Haunch Reinforcement was expanded and clarified, especially that their location should be clearly shown and that these bars should be included in the bill of reinforcing steel.
11/22/16: In EPG 751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders, guidance for shear reinforcement was updated to current practice. Guidance for A1 reinforcement was revised to not use the WWR located in the flange of NU girders.
MoDOT and the Environment
11/10/16: Guidance in EPG 127.9 Floodplain Management and the Regulatory Floodway, EPG 127.11 Farmland Conversion and EPG 127.21 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Buyout Properties was updated to reflect new processes and forms.
11/9/16: The Land Disturbance QRG was replaced with three new Land Disturbance QRGs.
11/9/16: Guidance was updated to reflect current practices. "Scope of Assignment for Simple Assignment or Experienced Staff and Fee" was removed.
11/8/16: Guidance for handling drawings from suppliers was expanded.
11/1/16: Guidance has reverted to the previous, more relaxed, FHWA interpretation of Buy America.