Recent Policy Changes in the EPG
1/22/21: A new QRG, AASHTOWare Final Project Estimate, is available.
1/22/21: A new Standard Detailing Note, I1.71, replaces a detail on Bridge Std. Dwg. REDECK01.
1/21/21: Additional guidance related to recording and posting virtual events is now available.
1/20/21: Two levels used for internal editorial purposes were added to the list of Bridge CADD levels. Also added were some basic instructions for printing editorial content in color on an otherwise black and white print drawing.
1/12/21: Several scenarios have been provided to clarify guidance.
1/7/21: Guidance has been clarified via a general re-write.
1/4/21: Guidance updated to clarify shear connector welding requirements.
12/31/20: Guidance now reflects the latest practice of a 24 ft. minimum width.
12/31/20: New guidance for bolt testing and verification is now available.
12/30/20: A new Standard Detailing Note A1.4, listing applicable standard plans, is now available. In EPG 7220.127.116.11 Order of Plan Sheets, updates to the order of plan sheets were made. In EPG 718.104.22.168.3 Information Blocks, references to standard plans in the title block was removed.
12/23/20: Clarified the field welding procedure that uses flux cored arc welding and shielded metal arc welding.
12/22/20: New guidance for Hot Pour Polymer Modified Resin-Based Material is now available.
12/18/20: Several MSE wall notes were clarified.
Pavement Type Selection Process
12/18/20: EPG 235.3.13 Pavement Type Selection was expanded to reflect current pavement type selection policies. New EPG 242 Optional and Alternate Pavement Designs is guidance moved from EPG Other Aspects of Pavement Design and updated to current pavement type selection policies.
12/16/20: Guidance about subcontracting on JOC contracts was clarified. C-220 submittals on JOCs are not to list any items due to the nature of the work.
12/15/20: This new article provides details on each step and other important information needed to properly execute agreements.
12/11/20: This standard detailing note and the guidance for the note were expanded to address non-standard faying surfaces in bolted splice connections.
Integral End Bent Simple and Rigorous Pile Design
11/30/20: Guidance in EPG 722.214.171.124 Types of Piling , EPG 7126.96.36.199 Estimating the Lengths of Piles, EPG 7188.8.131.52.2 Pile Design, EPG 7184.108.40.206 Structural Resistance Factor (ϕc and ϕf) for Strength Limit State and EPG 7220.127.116.11 Design Values for Steel Pile was updated to implement and clarify integral end bent simple and rigorous pile design procedure.
11/24/20: Information is now available for the new template, MO53 Preliminary Engineering Master Agreement.
11/23/20: MoDOT will no longer be approving specific software for use; the LPA must ensure the software chosen meets the outlined criteria. Guidance about what should be documented in the construction diaries was clarified in EPG 18.104.22.168 Project Diaries.
11/20/20: New standard notes for Standard Drawing RHB08 to clarify note regarding design force.
11/12/20: Clarified that a Materials Summary is not needed for Job Order Contracts.
Wing Lengths and C Bars
11/12/20: In EPG 722.214.171.124 Wing Lengths, guidance was added to consider making short turned-back wings sufficiently long so that the Type D barrier end section does not require extensive. In EPG 7126.96.36.199.1 Slip Forming, replaced guidance about determining C bars lengths with actual length of C bars.
11/10/20: Interim guidance for TMA flagger operations is now available in EPG 616.8 Typical Applications.
11/9/20: Guidance has been added (EPG 7188.8.131.52.1.1 Reinforcing Callouts, for example) to standardize the format for reinforcing callouts.