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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.
4/4/18: The latest version of this form is now available.
4/3/18: This chart has been updated with current examples.
4/2/18: Clarified guidance about the legal title of opinion for excess property appraised for $25,000 or less that includes any references to right of way in the acquisition deed.
Light Bar Guidance
4/2/18: In EPG 616.8 Typical Applications, light bar policy in TA-35 and TAs 35a-d was clarified by highlighting in a note that the light bar is optional. Also, Light Bar guidance in EPG 616.27 Fleet Lighting was updated.
Obtaining DBE Concurrence Electronically in eAgreements
3/27/18: Wind pressure on vehicles, braking force and centrifugal force are assumed to act horizontally at the roadway surface, per AASHTO agenda.
3/27/18: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines, pdf files, as well as their respective JSP packages were updated.
3/20/18: Guidance was updated for ProjectWise.
3/16/18: EPG 237.14 has been completely rewritten and updated. Please carefully read and note the changes.
3/9/18: Guidance for minimum galvanized penetration (elevation) was added for piles for retaining walls supported on piles and bridge end bents on piles with embankments supported by MSE walls.
TMA Light Bar
3/8/18: In EPG 612.1.3 MoDOT Protective Vehicle/TMA Guidelines, the TMA Light Bar is now temporarily optional and not required to be purchased for use. In EPG 616.8 Typical Applications, TA-35 MT and TAs 35a-35d MT were also updated with this information.
Tack Coat Estimate Factors
2/22/18: Clarified guidance regarding overruns and underruns as they relate to DBE participation.
DBE Concurrence and Executing Consultant Contracts
2/16/18: Guidance in EPG 134.2.4 MoDOT MOU Execution Process, EPG 134.4 Contract Approval, Execution and Distribution, EPG 134.5.2 Supplemental Agreements and EPG 153.8 Design now directs that DBE Concurrence must be requested prior to executing consultant contracts.
D-15 Material List
2/9/18: In 237.7 Equipment and Materials List, designers are now required to include the D-15 in the Electronic Deliverables.
2/9/18: Expanded and updated guidance on the placement of the Radar Speed Advisory Assembly.
Revised Galvanized Pile Requirements
2/9/18: In EPG 702 Load-Bearing Piles, EPG 751.1.2 Bridges/Boxes, EPG 751.36 Driven Piles, EPG 751.50 E2, EPG 751.50 G, the revised galvanized pile requirements eliminate steel piling option AASHTO M 270, Gr 36 (ASTM A 709, Gr 36) and replace it with AASHTO M 270, Gr 50 (ASTM A709, Gr 50).
2/9/18: Guidance has been clarified and completely rewritten to be in accordance with pipe specifications. This includes the new articles EPG 724 Pipe Culverts and EPG 1041 Polypropylene Culvert Pipe and the re-titled EPG 730 Thermoplastic Pipe Culverts. EPG 732 Flared End Sections, EPG 750.7.2 Types, EPG 1028 Corrugated Polyvinyl Chloride Culvert Pipe and EPG 1047 Corrugated Polyethylene Culvert Pipe were also updated. EPG 728 Corrugated Polyvinyl Chloride Culvert Pipe was deleted since there is no longer a Sec 728.
Drainage relative to MSE Walls
2/9/18: Revised guidance in EPG 7188.8.131.52 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Systems, EPG 7184.108.40.206 Preliminary Cost Estimate, EPG 7220.127.116.11 Design Exceptions, EPG 718.104.22.168 MSE Walls, EPG 722.214.171.124 Type, Alignment and Spacing , EPG 7126.96.36.199 General Requirements for Location of Slab Drains, EPG 7188.8.131.52 Wall Type Selection, EPG 751.24.2 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls and EPG J1. General better defines where drainage/water can or cannot be discharged relative to the location of MSE walls and provides ways to divert the drainage/water in the design process.