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1/17/17: Guidance has been updated and expanded.
1/11/17: Due to a new MOU with MSHP, snow and ice removal will be performed for all paved surfaces immediately adjacent to weigh station facilities.
1/4/17: Guidance has been clarified that a firm is not required to submit a certificate of authority to become prequalified when the firm does work outside the jurisdiction of the MO Board for APEPLSPLA.
1/4/17: The Bridge Seismic Design Process Flowchart has been revised.
12/6/16: General guidance was added for rehabilitating existing bent cap using fiber reinforced polymer reinforcement for shear strengthening.
12/5/16: New guidance for submission of initial daily binder sample will ensure timely testing.
Right of Way Acquisition Authority
12/5/16: New guidance for federally funded early acquisition of a parcel is now available in EPG 22.214.171.124 Advance Acquisition - Hardship and Protective Buying.
Form Liner Requirements for Large Block Wall
12/5/16: Guidance in EPG 7126.96.36.199 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Systems and EPG 751.24.2 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls was clarified for form liner requirements for large block walls.
11/22/16: The shop drawing requirements in this note were clarified.
11/22/16: Hairpin guidance in EPG 7188.8.131.52 Girder Haunch Reinforcement was expanded and clarified, especially that their location should be clearly shown and that these bars should be included in the bill of reinforcing steel.
11/22/16: In EPG 751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders, guidance for shear reinforcement was updated to current practice. Guidance for A1 reinforcement was revised to not use the WWR located in the flange of NU girders.
MoDOT and the Environment
11/10/16: Guidance in EPG 127.9 Floodplain Management and the Regulatory Floodway, EPG 127.11 Farmland Conversion and EPG 127.21 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Buyout Properties was updated to reflect new processes and forms.
11/9/16: The Land Disturbance QRG was replaced with three new Land Disturbance QRGs.
11/9/16: Guidance was updated to reflect current practices. "Scope of Assignment for Simple Assignment or Experienced Staff and Fee" was removed.
11/8/16: Guidance for handling drawings from suppliers was expanded.
11/1/16: Guidance has reverted to the previous, more relaxed, FHWA interpretation of Buy America.
Title Datum and Allied Services
11/1/16: Guidance in EPG 184.108.40.206 Agreements Between Commission and Abstractor or Title Companies and EPG 220.127.116.11 Procedure for Obtaining Title Services updated the agreements between Commission and abstractor or title companies to be current with business practices.
11/1/16: Guidance provided for incorporating law enforcement into contractor projects and maintenance operation work zones.
10/26/16: Guidance has been updated due to implementation of eAgreements.
10/25/16: Notes H3.29.1, H3.49.1 and I1.51 were revised.
9/29/16: The full disclosure clause was updated to reflect how MoDOT currently handles property conveyances.
9/29/16: Guidance for change orders to bridge plans has been revised.
9/28/16: The cast in place pipe pile wall thicknesses commonly available were clarified.
9/23/16: EPG 130.1 Discussion was updated to reflect the tracker identified goal. A new workbook is available for a district-led Value Analysis.
Preliminary Design of a Bridge
9/23/16: EPG 751.1.1 Overview has been updated to reflect current practice.