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9/6/16: Federal rules have reduced the controlling criteria to 10, reducing the instances in which federal approval is required on federal involvement projects. The expectations for documentation have also been updated.
8/26/16: New guidance for safety funds is now available. Also, the article was generally restructured and clarified.
8/25/16: This article was updated and clarified, including the addition of new info on migratory birds.
8/25/16: Guidance for the use of a vibratory screed was expanded and clarified.
8/24/16: In EPG 401.2.3, contractors are allowed flexibility in the field to make bin adjustments provided the specs are satisfied. In EPG 460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling, the collection of a third pint can of binder as the retained sample is the appropriate procedure.
8/24/16: Guidance was revised to reflect recent updates to Sec 401. Includes revisions to the TSR verbiage, plant setting adjustments by the contractor without prior approval, average core results for acceptance and the approach to Plasticity Index.
8/24/16: Incidental grading for Type A end terminals was deleted so that a separate pay item could be included for prime contractors to bid on projects.
8/24/16: Hydro Demolition updates to drawings and pay items.
8/24/16: This article was generally updated to reflect current practice.
8/24/16: Criteria for minimum bridge width was expanded to include National Bridge Inventory rating system requirements for bridge width.
8/24/16: New EPG 751.13.4 shows slab extensions at the ends of finger plate expansion devices and additional bars in extension. New guidance for barrier curb reinforcement at the ends of finger plate expansion devices in EPG 751.13.5.
Work Zone and Work Area Lighting Requirements
8/24/16: Guidance in EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616 now reflects the deletion of Pay Item 616.2010 WORK ZONE LIGHTING.
8/19/16: New guidance is available to address final plans paperwork requirements for contractors.
8/12/16: The different bases of payments for consultant contracts were clarified.
8/12/16: Text stating that MOUs are "..for the quick delivery of small projects that are limited in scope" was removed. Also, the MOU Checklist was clarified to better align with guidance.
7/29/16: This article has been generally revised to provide current guidance for the submission of plans and supporting documents for eProjects.
7/26/16: The Design Build Project A-Date process was updated.
7/26/16: Additional guidance has been provided on the distribution of ROW Clearance Certifications.
7/5/16: The $100,000 contract threshold was removed from the certification requirements for suspension and debarment to make guidance consistent with consultant contract language.
7/1/16: PASS WITH CARE signs no longer need to have a work zone plaque mounted above them.
6/28/16: Guidance was clarified that bridge rails on single lane bridges may be used in place if the grade is not raised.
6/28/16: Guidance involving an outdated JSP was revised.
EPG 751.9 LFD Seismic
6/28/16: The outdated Table 7188.8.131.52.1 Soil Property Correlations (which presented values to be used as rough values in absence of experimentally determined values) was removed.
Lap Length for Circular Stirrup/Tie Bars
6/22/16: Provided concrete column, drilled shaft/socket stirrups/ties and longitudinal reinforcement lap length requirements that meet AASHTO LRFD in EPG 7184.108.40.206 Column and EPG 7220.127.116.11 Reinforcement Design.
"Welcome To" Signs
6/17/16: Guidance for "Welcome To" signs was clarified in EPG 903.4.1 Overhead Sign Installations, EPG 903.9.13 Welcome To Signs for Cities, EPG 941.5 Request by a City to Construct a “Welcome To” Monument and EPG 241.4 Applications.