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9/22/15: The requirements to process payments for temporary or permanent easements was clarified.
9/22/15: Guidance has been updated to conform with new BEAP contract.
Mobilization Cost Estimates
9/18/15: Guidance has been added to EPG 618 Mobilization to help districts with project estimates.
9/14/15: Guidance has been provided for the revised approval process for the "WELCOME TO" Monument.
9/10/15: New references to prestressed truncated end deck panels have been added.
9/9/15: Guidance for Temporary Concrete Traffic Barrier Standard Drawings now reflects recent crash studies. Of particular note, the Midwest State's Regional Pooled Fund Research Program Report TRP-03-113-03 (revised) recommends the design deflection limit for free standing (unpinned) temporary traffic barrier be set at 2 feet. This would reduce instances in which temporary traffic barrier would require pinning.
9/9/15: Previously, a contractor would typically choose the cheapest end treatment from the approved list and provide that unit whether it was the best solution or not. For that reason, end treatments are now further subdivided to more closely match the hardware to its intended use, performance, reusability and cost of repair.
9/9/15: Guidance now codifies the intent that no filters may be used to distort the true road profile measurement with an inertial profiler.
9/9/15: Guidance in EPG 235.8 Airports now details the requirements for Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis that ensure that FAA filing requirements are met when MoDOT operations impact FAA airspace.
9/8/15: Guidance for non-continuous operations routes and plowing was clarified. It has never been intended to meet objectives on the non-continuous treatment routes "as soon as possible". Rather, operations on these routes may be suspended overnight and at times when progress is not being made.
9/8/15: Clarified numerous notes and revised the Bridge Approach Slab Notes to match the recent release of new Bridge Approach Slab std. drawings.
Series I Protective Coating
8/28/15: Guidance in EPG 7126.96.36.199 Protective Coating Requirements and EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes A4. Protective Coatings was revised to conform to Sec 1081, clarifying when to use System I.
8/27/15: Guidance was clarified to indicate the minimal thickness of pavement must be 7" for a Life Cycle Cost Adjustment to be applied.
8/25/15: Guidance was clarified about the list of agencies with whom to coordinate the environmental process.
8/25/15: Guidance about contractor's surety has been clarified since contractor surety has not been necessary for some time.
8/24/15: This helpful document is available at EPG 127.29.5 MCM 3: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination.
8/19/15: This new subarticle updates EPG guidance to current practice for concrete design.
8/17/15: To maintain compliance with the Consent Decree's requirements, erosion control change order guidance has been provided.
8/11/15: Guidance was updated in EPG 109.12 Change Orders because the EPA is now mandating the Stormwater Compliance and Environmental Specialist be able to execute change orders up to $100,000 for erosion control items.
8/7/15: In EPG 606.1.3.1 3R/4R Projects, guidance now requires ET-Plus end treatment devices to be replaced during construction or repair, including anytime existing adjacent guardrail is raised or the end treatment modified.
8/6/15: In several locations in EPG 751 LRFD Bridge Design Guidelines, references to concrete coring of drilled shafts were removed because it is no longer specified on a set of bridge plans for integrity testing of drilled shafts. During construction, concrete coring may still be called for by the engineer when there is a dispute with the sonic logging testing.
7/31/15: In EPG 188.8.131.52 Ramp and Preliminary Plan Criteria, the 700 ft. dimension between ramp termini previously shown in this diagram was revised to 800 ft. to reflect recent USDOT/FHWA guidance.
7/24/15: Guidance has been provided for loading documents into RWPA.
7/23/15: This new list has been produced to aid PMs and the core team to develop the WZ JSP and to identify early on the WZ impacts. It is available in EPG 6184.108.40.206.4 Project Core Team.
PCC and Superpave Smoothness
7/17/15: The ballot cycle dates have been updated.