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Saw Cut Joints
8/31/18: Guidance in EPG 7188.8.131.52 Joint Details, EPG 7184.108.40.206 Plastic Waterstop and EPG H10. Barrier Curbs – Safety, Median, Type C and D was revised to allow saw cut joints for conventional-formed barrier curbs.
8/27/17: Guidelines related to MAP-21 have been provided to bring guidance up to current practice.
8/16/18: Guidance has been added to EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement clarifying when Buy America applies to manufactured items.
8/14/18: Clear zone guidance has been clarified and associated figures have been updated.
8/14/18: In EPG 756 Seismic Design, updated this flowchart to include, among other changes, new superstructure replacement guidance.
8/13/18: EPG 231.8 is now coordinated with Green Book guidance that clear bridge widths shall be the same as the approach roadway widths for collectors, arterials and freeways.
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 6220.127.116.11.1 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 618.104.22.168 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.