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Attachments by Others to MoDOT's Drainage System
11/30/15: Guidance for connections to MoDOT's drainage, as it relates to the MS4 permit, was clarified in EPG 127.25.8.3.2 System Attachments by Others.
NOTICE Plaque (W16-18P)
11/30/15: In both EPG 903.6.59 NOTICE Plaque and EPG 903.5.36 Weight Limit Signs, guidance for the NOTICE plaque has been added for use on bridge weight limit changes as well as an option for other regulatory signs. The plaque helps to emphasize bridge postings that are being lowered.
11/25/15: The review and approval process was improved by revising when the categorical exclusion request will occur during the city "Welcome To" sign process.
11/25/15: Guidance was clarified for when full disclosure language is needed in quitclaim deeds.
NU Girder Reinforcement
11/24/15: Revised tables and images in EPG 722.214.171.124 Precast P/S Concrete Girders and Beams and EPG 7126.96.36.199 Girder Reinforcement to accommodate possible savings using a new NU reinforcement design.
11/24/15: The proper use of flags and warning lights on signs in a work zone has been clarified. For projects consisting of nighttime only work, the use of flags is prohibited. Flashing warning lights shall only be used on signs that are post-mounted. The use of flashing warning lights on signs with portable stands is prohibited.
11/24/15: Approved industry-standard band angles allow industry to use an engineered angle when it is financially beneficial.
Route Surveying of Stream Crossings
11/18/15: EPG 188.8.131.52.7 Valley Sections was updated to more closely reflect guidance in HEC-RAS user manual. Guidance for valley sections at stream junctions was also added. In EPG 184.108.40.206.17 Multiple Structures, guidance on Major Streams was replaced with guidance for Multiple Structures (in the same floodplain).
11/19/15: Proposed revisions to engineering policy are now submitted using the Engineering Policy Revision Request Form. The proposals will be categorized by the Innovation Engineer based on several guidelines.
11/17/15: Guidance has been updated to allow a concrete pipe manufacturer to use steel fibers in concrete flared end sections instead of standard reinforcing steel.
11/6/15: DBE Goals will now be set by project managers or contract administrators on on-call contracts. This replaces the statewide programmatic goal of 13.5% and provides a level playing field for all on-call consultants in the utilization of DBEs.
11/4/15: This article has been generally clarified.
10/28/15: Many links were updated along with numerous clarifications.
Alternative Location Proposals
10/27/15: In EPG 220.127.116.11 Alternative Location Proposals, EPG 235.3.4 Right of way as well as the Letter Advertising a Public Hearing, guidance for alternative location proposals has been clarified to reflect current statewide practices.
10/23/15: New EPA regulation, applying to 4 counties in SW Missouri, facilitates environmental cleanup.
10/22/15: The process to complete location survey plan was revised. A reminder mechanism was created to help avoid delays to recording the location survey plans.
10/16/15: Guidance for permanent utility easement clauses has been changed to allow the conveyance of utility easements to the utility prior to completion of the project.
Travel Safe Zones
10/15/15: In EPG 907.3.3 Procedure, the Travel Safe Zone procedure was clarified.
10/15/15: In EPG 18.104.22.168.7 Field Testing, guidance for the preparation of field test mixture samples was brought into conformance with AASHTO T287.
10/14/15: Guidance now reflects that information now collected is only what is currently needed by Motor Carriers and Bridge Divisions and clarifies when the info should be submitted. Also, the Bridge Clearance Report form was updated.
10/13/15: Guidance has been updated to eliminate the need to send a copy of the RW estimate when an A-date is requested. It also eliminates sending a copy of the approved RW plans with the requested A-date.
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.