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12/3/13: The new Guardrail and Guard Cable JSP templates are now available in the template listing.
12/3/13: Guidance in several locations of this article was updated to reflect that pre-audits are no longer conducted for consultant or utility contracts.
12/2/13: References to limestone and other rock were clarified. Compressive strengths were identified in the guidance.
12/2/13: Six QRGs (Change Order Reports, Change Orders - Zero Dollar, Change Orders, Change Orders – Mobilization and Contract Bond, Change Orders – Time Adjustment, Change Orders – Value Engineering) were updated. An additional QRG was retitled Cognos Access for SM.
11/26/13: Guidance now outlines when an appraisal is required for a break in access and a noncontiguous access shift. An appraisal is required only when there is a change in the highest and best use of the property receiving the access. Flexibility is now provided when negotiating the amount charged for a break in access and noncontiguous access shift.
11/26/13: Four JOC JSPs have been updated. The Guardrail and Guard Cable JSPs were temporarily removed and will be made available in the near future.
11/25/13: EPG 941 Permitting Process for Access Management was re-titled, re-organized and almost completely re-written to reflect updated Commission Policies. Be sure to refer to the summarization of these revisions.
11/21/13: Guidance for retroreflectivity readings following seal coats (as opposed to readings following UBAWS or other treatments) has been clarified.
11/21/13: This new guidance provides an optional procedure for districts and Bridge to produce a Bridge Survey aerial overlay. The guidance describes existing practice.
EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services
11/19/13: In EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process, the ceiling of the Memorandum of Understanding, whereby a consultant is approved to provide professional services, has been raised to $200,000. In EPG 134.5.2 Supplemental Agreements, the requirement has been removed for AI to review supplemental agreements.
Definition of "Continuous Paving"
11/18/13: In EPG Other Aspects of Pavement Design, the definition of continuous paving for alternate pavement determination is now available.
11/15/13: Guidance about the allowance of U-turns at signals has been clarified in EPG 902.15.1 Preparation of Plans and in several locations in EPG 902.5 Traffic Control Signal Features. Also, some references to U-turn signs were added.
11/12/13: Safety money “pots” have been combined; districts should now reserve money to help counties implement County Strategic Highway Safety Plans; each district is now recommended to have a 3-5 year safety plan; and signing and striping retroreflectivity maintenance activities are now eligible for safety funding with Central Office coordination.
11/8/13: EPG 238.1 Photogrammetric Surveying has been re-titled and almost entirely rewritten to reflect changes from the new LiDAR technology.
11/8/13: Equation 7184.108.40.206 was clarified. This equation identifies who provides the reduction factor for Bridge Division's use.
11/6/13: In EPG 127.13.10, a ballot has been provided for statewide use in noise wall public meetings.
11/6/13: Guidance in EPG 642 now reflects MoDOT's position on ADA. Readers are encouraged to read this article closely as it could significantly impact scoping.
11/5/13: This new training resource for Maintenance has been added to EPG 806 Pollution, Erosion and Sediment Control.
11/4/13: Guidance has been added for Dynamic Message signs. Most of the new guidance is for winter weather messages.
TMAs and Updated TAs for Stationary and Mobile Operations
10/31/13: Updated and new TAs, available at EPG 616.23 TCFO and EPG 616.8 Typical Applications, provide guidance for operations on roadways with and without edgelines. Also, EPG 612 Impact Attenuators has been updated to provide additional guidance for stationary and mobile operations, hauling criteria and operator's training.
10/31/13: A 12" rock base option has been provided in EPG 303 Rock Base and EPG 350 Design for Bases and Aggregate Surfaces to bring guidance into compliance with current practice on particle dimensions, material placement, placement for the final surface and the basis of payment.
10/29/13: In EPG 123.1.1 FHWA Oversight - National Highway System, the current guidelines for FHWA oversight were replaced with a list, per the new oversight agreement with the FHWA.
10/28/13: This new guidance shows details on thrie beam end treatment attached to old concrete parapet curbs. Also, a new standard detailing note for this is now available at EPG 751.50 (H9.13).
Pavement Markings in the Roundabout
10/28/13: Guidance in EPG 620.3.6 Word, Symbol and Arrow Pavement Markings for Roundabouts was clarified to show that fishhook arrows are to be used in the approaches to roundabouts.