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5/30/17: The number of disturbed acres when adding a project to the database, the prerequisite dates for the Inspection protocol and the "Date RE Assigned" were clarified on this QRG.
18 in. Embedment in Concrete
5/19/17: Guidance in EPG 751.32 Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents, EPG 751.34 Concrete Pile Cap Non-Integral End Bents, EPG 751.35.3 Dimensions, EPG 751.39 Seal Course and EPG 751.50 G7 for pile cap bent, end bent and seal course was revised to show 18 in. embedment in concrete for all piles.
5/12/17: The minimum offer of prompt offer of just compensation has been increased from $300 to $500.
5/10/17: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines as well as their respective JSP packages were updated.
5/1/17: Guidance was updated to reflect that project documents are now stored in eProjects.
4/25/17: New guidance has been provided for handling failing binder samples and for when additional testing may take place. Also, recommended penalties are provided for failing binders at the different levels.
Girder Chair Details
4/11/17: In EPG 7188.8.131.52 Girder/Beam Chairs, EPG 7184.108.40.206 Closed Intermediate Bent Diaphragms and EPG 751.35.3 Dimensions, girder chair details and end distances from center line of bearing to end of steel and prestressed girders were clarified.
New Corps of Engineers Regional Condition
4/10/17: EPG 750.7.3 Environmental Requirements was updated with the new Corps of Engineers Regional Condition, which affects culvert design.
4/6/17: The slab drain notes were correlated with all the slab drain standard drawings.
4/5/17: Guidance for classifying streams has been added.
Temporary Rumble Strips
3/29/17: Two location notes and the color of the rumbles in the legends of Fig. 6220.127.116.11 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations and Fig. 618.104.22.168 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway were revised to aid designers in completing temporary traffic control plans.
3/27/17: EPG 153.1 The Agreement Process and EPG 235.2.3 Municipal Agreements and County Agreements were updated to reflect the current eAgreement process. In EPG 153 Agreements and Contracts, the tables were updated to provide the current contract listings.
3/21/17: RW agreement guidance has been updated to current procedures.
3/20/17: Guidance about the grading limits was clarified when using MASH crashworthy end terminals for the exposed ends of all new runs of guardrail.
3/17/17: Guidance for WZ Transportation Management was clarified.
3/17/17: A new standard detailing note is available to show that it is not required for AASHTO’s design live load for ornamental pedestrian fencing to be applied simultaneously.
3/16/17: in EPG 22.214.171.124 Substantially Rebuilt Conforming Out of Standard Outdoor Advertising and EPG 126.96.36.199 Deteriorated or Damaged Nonconforming Outdoor Advertising, the process for sending ODA courtesy letter was revised.
3/16/17: Object Marker usage policy was clarified, including new figures showing standard installation details.
3/8/17: New guidance for aligning NU top flange, straight and harped prestressing strands, when possible, in NU prestressed girders to aid in fabricating flange blockouts.
Bridge Memo and Design Layout Requirements
Galvanized Steel Pipes
3/7/17: Guidance in several articles, including EPG 7188.8.131.52 Substructure Type , EPG 751.32.3 Details, EPG 751.36.2 Steel Pile and EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes E.2, has been updated to require all steel pile (HP, Closed end CIP, Opened end CIP) to be galvanized.
2/23/17: Guidance for products has been updated for 2017.
2/21/17: In EPG 104.7 Estimates, the Cost Estimate Guide for rural preliminary design was updated.
2/17/17: Guidance about the Partial Deed of Release has been updated to reflect current practices.