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8/7/18: All of EPG 806 (except for EPG 806.8 SWPPP) has been completely rewritten to clarify land disturbance requirements and policies necessary to comply with MoDOT's current land disturbance practices.
8/7/18: Sand barrel impact attenuator setup will now be based on the manufacturer's recommendations instead of MoDOT's standard plans. Work zone durations have been revised. New guidance clarifies when the flashing arrow panel and lights on the TMA should be active.
Work Zone Duration and TA-35 Mobile Operation
8/7/18: Guidance was clarified in EPG 616.7.2 Work Duration and EPG 6126.96.36.199.1 Duration of Work about which traffic control devices are needed based on the work duration. TA-35 was updated to include an additional TMA with added guidance for which operations TA-35 can be used.
7/27/18: Information for Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) has been updated for FY19.
7/25/18: Guidance was updated to make bidding documents more easily accessible. Reference to archaic plan sheet dgn file procedures were deleted.
6/29/18: New guidance clarifies how REs should administer payment for mobilization.
6/28/18: Comments about MoDOT acquiring property from the Univ. of MO and Dept. of Conservation were added.
6/26/18: Guidance was clarified with current business practices.
6/5/18: ASTM F1554 Grade 105 anchor bolts may be used when Grade 55 is not adequate.
6/1/18: Note B3.2 was clarified.
5/24/18: Guidance now states the allowed slab drain color coatings.
5/22/18: Pre-Acceptance Identification Tag guidance was clarified to allow for identifying PAL material shipped to MoDOT projects.
5/17/18: The types of erosion control blankets were increased and guidance now includes a matrix for choosing blanket types based on the region, length of slope and the necessary blanket duration.
2-loop and 3-loop Concrete Barriers
5/17/18: In EPG 6188.8.131.52 Temporary Traffic Barriers and EPG 617.2 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 617, guidance was clarified for anchoring 2-loop and 3-loop concrete barriers on asphalt, composite and concrete pavements in work zones.
Design Agreements and Contracts
5/14/18: Those who need to review DE43, DE44 and DE46-49 prior to contractual execution has been updated.
5/11/18: Three new posters are required to be displayed on Federal-Aid project sites: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (English) and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (Spanish).
5/9/18: New guidance agreed to by the DOL is now available about the DOL's PW-2 form.
5/9/18: Guidance about guardrail placement from the edge of the shoulder was clarified.
5/3/18: New bridge preliminary design guidance for assessing asbestos and lead considerations for structure removal, rehabs and recoatings as well as how to address these considerations on the Bridge Memorandum.
5/2/18: Guidance about the initial request for the Construction files has been clarified.
4/30/18: Guidance in EPG 184.108.40.206 Vegetation Site Inspection, EPG 220.127.116.11 Cutting of Vegetation, EPG 18.104.22.168 Trimming of Trees and EPG 22.214.171.124 Releasing a Vegetation Permit have been impacted by Administrative Rule revisions.
4/27/18: Guidance for when certified mail is necessary for the Contractor Performance Rating has been updated.
4/25/18: A new standard detailing note about deviations in galvanized pile penetration is now available.
4/16/18: Guidance about drilled shaft footings has been clarified. MoDOT may be the designer of the footing and if not, others will have to submit signed and sealed drawings.
4/13/18: In EPG 751.50 D. Temporary Bridge, revisions include a new clarifying note D1.5 and replacing an archaic option in D1.21 with the current option. In EPG 751.50 H9. Thrie Beam and Other Rail Types, revisions include the new H9.29 for two thrie beam standard drawings.