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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 6126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52 Vegetation Site Inspection, EPG 184.108.40.206 Cutting of Vegetation, EPG 220.127.116.11 Trimming of Trees and EPG 18.104.22.168 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.
4/11/18: New guidance for culvert wing walls on rock is now available.
Inclusion of DOL Wage Rates In Contracts
4/10/2018: In EPG 110.1 Wage Rates, guidance about including the correct wage rate order from the Dept. of Labor on MoDOT projects was updated.
4/9/18: Guidance to go with the MDNR permit agreement has been added.
4/5/18: The bulletin board inspection rate was revised from every two months to every three months.
4/5/18: Time of Concentration guidance was revised by providing an optional combination of Kirby-Hathaway and Kirpich equations and adding the optional low slope factor presented in new research.