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'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#616.6.37 Shoulder Work Signs (WO21-5b) (MUTCD 6F.37)|EPG 616.6.37 Shoulder Work Signs (WO21-5b)]]'''
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9/23/21: Guidance for SHOULDER WORK, SHOULDER WORK AHEAD, and RIGHT/LEFT SHOULDER CLOSED signs has been updated.
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'''[[127.14 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Classification and Documents#Major Traffic Disruption|Major Traffic Disruption (PCE agreement threshold)]]'''
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9/9/21: The definition of Major Traffic Disruption was updated to use the U.S. Census Bureau’s Urban Area Reference Maps since these maps more accurately depict a project area's rural or urban status.
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'''[[media:616.18 Unit Price 2021.pdf|Unit Pricing Table]]'''
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9/7/21: The Unit Price Table has been updated in [[616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616#4. The Resident|EPG 616.18, Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects]] to reflect the new MO Logos contract.
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'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#If interviews and/or|EPG 134.2.2.5, Consultant Presentations and Interviews]]'''
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9/1/21: [[media:134.2.2.5.4 2021.docx|Fig. 134.2.2.5.4, District/Division Approval of Short List]], and guidance for the consultant agreements short list process have been streamlined, clarified and brought to current, established practice.
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'''[[media:127.1 Instructions 2021.pdf|How to Complete the Request for Environmental Services ]]'''
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8/31/21: This updated document accommodates the new web-based system and is now available in [[127.1 Request for Environmental Services|EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services]].
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'''[[127.25 Maintenance Environmental Policies#127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings|EPG 127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings]]'''
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8/26/21:  Established guidance about analyzing street sweepings prior to disposal is now available.
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'''[[media:1081 Bridge Packet Memo a.pdf|Bridge Blasting and Painting Packet]]'''
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8/23/21:  Inspectors and REs may now access this information in [[237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents#237.9.3.2 Required Information for Submittal|EPG 237.9.3.2 Required Information for Submittal]] and [[:Category:1081 Coating of Structural Steel|EPG 1081 Coating of Structural Steel]].
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'''Temporary Rumble Strips'''
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8/13/21: [[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#Fig. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations|Fig. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations]] and [[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#Fig. 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway|Fig. 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway]] were updated and expanded to show the correct placement of both short-term and long-term rumble strips and associated signage.
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'''Void Slab Calculations'''
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8/12/21: In [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.1.3 Geometric Properties|EPG 751.21.1.3 Geometric Properties]], the geometry figures were revised with updated voided slab beam calculations.  In [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.3.2.2 End Blocks Lengths and Weights|EPG 751.21.3.2.2 End Blocks Lengths and Weights]], end block weights were adjusted to conform with the new void areas and in [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.3.8 Vent Pipes for Stream Crossings|EPG 751.21.3.8 Vent Pipes for Stream Crossings]] the 15" diaphragm weights were also adjusted to the new void areas.
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'''Expanding the NTPEP Compliance for Buy America'''
 
'''Expanding the NTPEP Compliance for Buy America'''
  
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6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
 
6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
 
'''[[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)#616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications|EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications]]'''
 
 
6/11/21: For greater convenience, a new "effective date" column has been added for each TA in these tables.
 
 
'''Prestressed Girders and Beams'''
 
 
6/10/21: In [[751.10 General Superstructure#751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement|EPG 751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement]], [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.3 Details|EPG 751.21.3 Details]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions|EPG 751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.2.4 Shear|EPG 751.22.2.4 Shear]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.2 MoDOT Standard Girder Strand Arrangements|EPG 751.22.3.2 MoDOT Standard Girder Strand Arrangements]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.3 NU Standard Girders|EPG 751.22.3.3 NU Standard Girders]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.4.2 Shear Reinforcement|EPG 751.22.3.4.2 Shear Reinforcement]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.4.3 Anchorage Zone Reinforcement|EPG 751.22.3.4.3 Anchorage Zone Reinforcement]], and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#H2c. Prestressed Girders and Beams|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]], guidance about end section reinforcement for NU girders was revised as was guidance on specifying debonding regions.  The requirement for a lifting loop detail was removed as was the reference to the 5-inch projection of WWR.  Notes were also revised or removed in accordance with spec book revisions. 
 
 
'''[[:Category:201 Clearing and Grubbing#201.2.5.1 Open Burning|EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning]]'''
 
 
6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.
 
 
'''[[616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616#Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects|EPG 616.18, Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects]]'''
 
 
6/7/21: Guidance has been updated with current practices and terminology.
 
 
'''[[:Category:107 Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public#107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions|EPG 107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions]]'''
 
 
5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.
 
 
'''[[media:402 CLC 2022 Plans.pdf|CLC Contractor pdf Files]] and [[media:409 FY 2022 Seal Coat Plans.pdf|Contract Seal Coat pdf Plan Sheets]]'''
 
 
5/25/21: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) contractor pdf files and Contract Seal Coat pdf plan sheets, in [[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]] and [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|EPG 409 Seal Coat]], respectively, were updated. Several revisions involved safety edge, flag assemblies and rumble strip spacing for CLC projects and flag assemblies for seal coat projects.
 
 
'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office#CC11|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
 
 
5/18/21: Guidance is now available for two new Amended Attorney Services Agreement contracts (CC11 and CC12).
 
 
'''[[media:146 CUF After Mar 2021.pdf|Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form]]'''
 
 
5/10/212: The CUF Determination Form, discussed in [[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)#146.3 Commercially Useful Function Verifications|EPG 146.3 Commercially Useful Function Verifications]], has been revised with more open ended questions that assist in determining whether a DBE is performing a Commercially Useful Function. The form now includes a field observation section for inspectors to note what they saw in the field.
 
 
'''[[237.2 Title Sheet|EPG 237.2 Title Sheet]]'''
 
 
4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.
 

Latest revision as of 10:22, 23 September 2021

EPG 616.6.37 Shoulder Work Signs (WO21-5b)

9/23/21: Guidance for SHOULDER WORK, SHOULDER WORK AHEAD, and RIGHT/LEFT SHOULDER CLOSED signs has been updated.

Major Traffic Disruption (PCE agreement threshold)

9/9/21: The definition of Major Traffic Disruption was updated to use the U.S. Census Bureau’s Urban Area Reference Maps since these maps more accurately depict a project area's rural or urban status.

Unit Pricing Table

9/7/21: The Unit Price Table has been updated in EPG 616.18, Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects to reflect the new MO Logos contract.

EPG 134.2.2.5, Consultant Presentations and Interviews

9/1/21: Fig. 134.2.2.5.4, District/Division Approval of Short List, and guidance for the consultant agreements short list process have been streamlined, clarified and brought to current, established practice.

How to Complete the Request for Environmental Services

8/31/21: This updated document accommodates the new web-based system and is now available in EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services.

EPG 127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings

8/26/21: Established guidance about analyzing street sweepings prior to disposal is now available.

Bridge Blasting and Painting Packet

8/23/21: Inspectors and REs may now access this information in EPG 237.9.3.2 Required Information for Submittal and EPG 1081 Coating of Structural Steel.

Temporary Rumble Strips

8/13/21: Fig. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations and Fig. 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway were updated and expanded to show the correct placement of both short-term and long-term rumble strips and associated signage.

Void Slab Calculations

8/12/21: In EPG 751.21.1.3 Geometric Properties, the geometry figures were revised with updated voided slab beam calculations. In EPG 751.21.3.2.2 End Blocks Lengths and Weights, end block weights were adjusted to conform with the new void areas and in EPG 751.21.3.8 Vent Pipes for Stream Crossings the 15" diaphragm weights were also adjusted to the new void areas.

Expanding the NTPEP Compliance for Buy America

7/29/21: EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement has been revised to make it easier for contractors and suppliers to comply with the Buy America policy.

Bearing Pads at Int Bents

7/28/21: In EPG 751.11.2.1 Elastomeric Bearings, guidance for bearing pads at intermediate bents has been clarified.

Reporting Damaged Guardrail or Guard Cable

7/27/21: In EPG 606 Guardrail and Guard Cable, a contact number for reporting damaged guardrail or guard cable is now presented.

EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting

7/23/21: This article provides guidance for the new contracting method, Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting, that has been approved by the FHWA.

EPG 409 Seal Coat

7/23/21: The Seal Coat Guidelines and JSP package were updated. New Seal Coat Book Job Guidelines and Seal Coat Book Job JSP Package were also added.

EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling

7/23/21: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) Guidelines and associated JSP package were updated. New CLC Book Job Guidelines and CLC Book Job JSP Package were also added.

EPG 616.6.89 Radar Speed Advisory System (RSAS)

7/21/21: A link to the new nonstandard JSP, NJSP 21-06 Radar Speed Advisory System, is now available.

EPG 903.4.8 Bridge-Mounted Signs and EPG 903.4.9 Bridge-Mounted Structure Designs

7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.

EPG 903.7.49 Community Wayfinding Signs

7/16/21: As a convenience to cities, a simplified document, Key Wayfinding Requirements, is now available.

EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)

7/15/21: Guidance about the determination and documentation of when tenant interest must be released has been expanded and clarified.

Material Supplier CUF Frequency

7/15/21: In EPG 146.3.2.3 Commercially Useful Function (CUF), updated guidance about material supplier CUF frequency to every 30 days, regardless of DBE activity.

King MASH Composite Block

7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.

System I Structural Steel Coating

6/30/21: In EPG 751.6.2.11 Structural Steel Protective Coatings (Nonweathering Steel), guidance about System I finish field coat was clarified. In EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, additional options for System I structural steel protective coatings were provided.

EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

6/23/21: Guidance for project bid proposals that include DBE goals has been clarified and expanded.

EPG 751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts

6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.

EPG 109.10 Contract Assignment Process - Contract Reassignment to a New Contractor

6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.