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|RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG|
Abbreviations used by Design
Bridge Contract Plans
9/4/19: The guidance in EPG 237.13.3 Bridge Contract Plans was moved to EPG 7188.8.131.52 Contract Plan File Name Convention. The guidance in EPG 751.1.4 was re-titled and moved to EPG 7184.108.40.206 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes.
8/30/19: Estimate guidance was clarified to reflect current practice. Updated titles include EPG 103.1.8 Final Engineer's Estimate, EPG 104.7 Scoping Estimates and EPG 237.6 Project Estimates. EPG 121.7 Program Estimates is a new article compiled of clarified guidance from other articles.
8/29/19: Guidance for determining the need for a Floodplain Development Permit was widely clarified. EPG 127.9 was re-titled "Floodplain Management" and EPG 748.8 re-titled "Development in Floodplains".
8/29/19: A sentence to be used that explains the reason for the final change order has been added to the guidance.
8/28/19: External Civil Rights has been added to the list of divisions that consultants must notify that the last invoice is the final invoice.
8/27/19: Guidance has been provided for the two sizes of the GO20-4a sign.
8/26/19: TA-38a is now available in the Listing of Typical Applications for Design and Construction and Materials.
8/26/19: The ROAD CLOSED AHEAD (WO20-3) sign was identified as also requiring the installation of AWRS and flags in long-term situations for both road work and full closures.
8/22/19: These figures, which provide examples of heights and lateral locations of signs for typical installations as well as locations for STOP and YIELD signs at intersections, have been updated to more strictly reflect MUTCD guidance.
8/13/19: Guidance about veterans’ hospital emergency rooms qualifying for hospital signing was clarified.
8/13/19: Guidance about MoDOT insurance requirements for road and bridge contracts was expanded and brought into compliance with the latest statutes.
8/9/19: Guidance has been rewritten for greater clarity and to remove archaic information. Also, a refresher course for the REs, Guidance for Assessment of Liquidated Damages, is now presented.
8/9/19: Information for Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) has been updated for PY20.
7/31/19: Guidance for the invoicing process has been updated.
7/31/19: Guidance pertaining to galvanizing requirements for scour area has been clarified.
7/30/19: Guidance was updated to match the MAP-21 and federal guidelines.
7/25/19: Guidance in EPG 6220.127.116.11.2 Flagging Operations and EPG 616.6.58 PILOT CAR FOLLOW ME and PILOT CAR IN USE WAIT & FOLLOW was updated along with Fig. 616.8.10g (TA-10g MT) Side Roads Entering Work Zones to present current pilot car signage usage.
7/24/19: New guidance identifies what is eligible for Major Bridge Asset Management funds.
7/23/19: Policy was updated to match the current FHWA agreement and clarify the procedure.
7/22/19: Expanded guidance about end terminal grading for both new roadway construction and for existing roadbeds.
7/22/19: Simplified guidance by removing guidance that was sufficiently covered in specifications.
7/22/19: Deleted guidance for LPA programs that are no longer in use. Also, guidance was updated to accommodate revisions in the FAST Act.
7/19/19: Guidance has been updated to refer 50-ft. lengths of galvanized pile.