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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 18.104.22.168 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 722.214.171.124 Geometric Dimensions, EPG 7126.96.36.199 Open Intermediate Bent Diaphragms and EPG 7188.8.131.52 Closed Intermediate Bent Diaphragms. NU flange blockout guidance was also added and concrete diaphragm details were clarified.
10/16/18: In EPG 7184.108.40.206 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.
10/11/18: This article has been extensively revised to reflect current procedures.
10/10/18: This new Test Method is now available.
10/10/18: This article has been re-titled. Also, the requirement for the formed underseal access hole for the concrete bridge approach slabs has been eliminated.
9/25/18: Guidance about which certified payrolls are required for rental equipment operators was clarified.
Bridge Survey Checklist
9/24/18: Guidance about the Bridge Survey Checklist was clarified in EPG 238.3.36 Bridge Surveys, EPG 7220.127.116.11 Bridge Survey Report, EPG 747.2.3 Bridge Survey Sheet Data, EPG 718.104.22.168 Profile Sheets and EPG 722.214.171.124.2.6 Other Bridges.
9/20/18: Additional guidance is now available for district staff on when to include a Change in Route Marking Report.
9/20/18: Guidance has been added to permit a new clause in the lease.
Saw Cut Joints
8/31/18: Guidance in EPG 7126.96.36.199 Joint Details, EPG 7188.8.131.52 Plastic Waterstop and EPG H10. Barrier Curbs – Safety, Median, Type C and D was revised to allow saw cut joints for conventional-formed barrier curbs.
8/27/17: Guidelines related to MAP-21 have been provided to bring guidance up to current practice.
8/16/18: Guidance has been added to EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement clarifying when Buy America applies to manufactured items.
8/14/18: Clear zone guidance has been clarified and associated figures have been updated.
8/14/18: In EPG 756 Seismic Design, updated this flowchart to include, among other changes, new superstructure replacement guidance.