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1/4/19: Guidance has been updated to current practice. EPG 121.2 The Planning Process and EPG 121.5 Prioritization Factors were both re-written and re-titled as EPG 121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making and EPG 121.5 Asset Management, respectively.
1/3/19: New guidance on completing a systems engineering analysis on all ITS projects is now available.
12/28/18: Guidance for the use of weathering steel has been added to EPG 718.104.22.168 Girder Type Selection.
12/28/18: The district now completes an RES at each project development milestone, or at least at the Location/Conceptual state and final design.
The “DBE Termination, Substitution or Additional Request” Form
12/18/18: Guidance in EPG 108.1.1 Review and Approval of a Subcontract Request and EPG 108.1.3 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Subcontracting was clarified on the use of this form when a prime contractor proposes to terminate, substitute or add an additional DBE.
12/12/18: Guidance regarding submittals of a final RES and the requirement of only 1 RES for some projects has been updated.
TMA Light Bar
12/11/18: Guidance in EPG 612.1.2 MoDOT Protective Vehicle/TMA Marking and Lighting and EPG 622.214.171.124 Fleet Lighting Levels, Level 5 has been updated to state that the Light Bar may be used and the Emergency Alert lights should be used on the Rear Advanced Warning Truck for striping and sweeping operations. TA-35 MT and TA-35a-d MT were also updated.
12/10/18: The latest version of the Engineering Factors Report, providing SFY 2016 to SFY 2018 info, is now presented in EPG 104.7 Estimates.
12/10/18: Scrub seal treatment guidance is now available.
AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides
12/10/18: AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides are now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.
12/4/18: Guidance to adhere to CFR 650.111 was added to the bottom of EPG 127.9.2.
11/30/18: Re-evaluations are required for all NEPA approvals that are more than 3 years old.
11/29/18: A new glossary of NEPA terms is now available in EPG 127.14 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Classification and Documents.
11/20/18: Guidance in EPG 141.1 Cost Share Program has been updated as approved by the Commission. The revisions will impact the program statewide.
11/19/18: In EPG 126.96.36.199 Types of Realty Acquired and Clauses to be Used in Property Descriptions, a permanent sidewalk easement clause is now available for districts' use.
11/15:18: Subjects to be discussed at this conference now include review of the process to request any DBE termination, substitution or addition.
11/7/18: Guidance has been added about a required e-mail for re-let or moved projects.
10/30/18: When approached with alternative products on a job as part of a change order or VE, this new guidance states that the RE should initially determine suitability and also consult the Field Office and New Products Coordinator to ensure value, uniformity and tracking.
10/25/18: In EPG 703.2.8 Concrete Placement, this new presentation explains a MoDOT best practice.
10/23/18: Clarified the location of the rumbles strips and pavement markings for differing shoulder and pavement conditions. The minimum pavement thickness was revised from from 1 3/4" to 1".
10/23/18: This new test method corresponds to the spec change in Sec 613 that allows this alternate test method.
Prestressed Concrete I Girders
10/23/18: NU 78 details were placed back into EPG 7188.8.131.52 Geometric Dimensions, EPG 7184.108.40.206 Open Intermediate Bent Diaphragms and EPG 7220.127.116.11 Closed Intermediate Bent Diaphragms. NU flange blockout guidance was also added and concrete diaphragm details were clarified.
10/16/18: In EPG 718.104.22.168 End Bent Reinforcement, the bending diagrams were revised to accommodate safety barrier reinforcement. A reinforcing clearance note in H10a. Conventional-Formed Barrier standard notes was added to avoid possible confusion when placing barrier reinforcement at end bents.