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'''[[902.19 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 902#Signal Maintenance|EPG 902.19 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 902]]
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'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.16 Project Dates|EPG 108.16 Project Dates]]'''
  
7/10/20: New signal maintenance guidance provides more details on the intent of Sec 902.2 and helps ensure consistent administration of contract signal work.
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9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
  
'''[[153.15 Maintenance|EPG 153.15 Maintenance]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(J1.21a)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
7/2/20: The signature requirements for 7 contracts were updated. Several archaic contracts were deleted,
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9/28/20: Dowel requirements for inverted U-shape precast coping for large block (panel) MSE walls in Standard Note J1.21a were clarified.  
  
'''Electronically Signed and Sealed Plan Sheets for Consultant Designed Projects'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H7.8.2) Use note|New Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
7/2/20: Guidance in [[237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents#If choosing to electronically sign|EPG 237.9.6 Consultant Designed Projects]] was updated to show the new security requirements associated with the upgrade of ProjectWise to Version 10.
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9/23/20: New Note H7.8.2 is available when requiring epoxy-mastic primer coating on galvanized drain support brackets that come in contact with weathering steel beams/girders.
  
'''[[:Category:903 Highway Signing|EPG 903 Highway Signing]]'''
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'''[[237.5 Special Provisions|EPG 237.5 Special Provisions]]'''
  
7/2/20: A large number of updates to current practices, including new guidance for consumable inventory and operational updates, are now available in [[:Category:903 Highway Signing|EPG 903 Highway Signing]], [[903.2 Extent of Signing|EPG 903.2 Extent of Signing]] and the newly re-titled [[903.3 Ground-Mounted Sign Supports|EPG 903.3 Ground-Mounted Sign Supports]] (formerly EPG 903.3 Post-Mounted Signing).
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9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
  
'''[[153.14 Information Systems|EPG 153.14 Information Systems]]'''
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'''[[127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities|EPG 127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities]]'''
  
7/1/20: The signature requirements for these agreements have been updated.
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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
  
'''[[153.13 Human Resources|EPG 153.13 Human Resources]]'''
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'''[[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.5.8 Additional Provisions for Pile Cap Footings|EPG 751.36.5.8 Additional Provisions for Pile Cap Footings]]'''
  
7/1/20: The signature requirements for HR04 and HR05 have been updated and clarified.
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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to clarify pile uplift design requirements for pile cap footing and to implement DSB-16-02 requirements.
  
'''[[153.12 Highway Safety|EPG 153.12 Highway Safety]]'''
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'''[[:Category:203 Roadway and Drainage Excavation, Embankment and Compaction#203.2.3.1.2 Embankment in Place (Contractor-Furnished Borrow)|EPG 203.2.3.1.2 Embankment in Place (Contractor-Furnished Borrow)]]'''
  
7/1/20: The drafting, review and signature requirements for these contracts have been updated and clarified.
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9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review|EPG 134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review]]'''
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'''[[127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources|EPG 127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources]]'''
  
6/25/20: Clarified guidance about fixed fees and the on-call master agreements.
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9/11/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect changes in the Section 106 processes that have incrementally occurred over the last few years.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#Consultant invoices for projects|EPG 134.5.1 Invoicing]]'''
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'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#147.3.11 Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)|EPG 147.3.11 Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)]]'''
  
6/24/20: Additional contact guidance is now available.
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9/2/20: This new guidance provides clarification for the process.
  
'''[[153.18 Multimodal|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
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'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#Erosion Control Change Orders|EPG 109.12 Change Orders, Non-major change orders (Change Order level 2)]]'''
  
6/23/20: A new eAgreement, MO21 Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act Agreement, has been added to the listings.  
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8/20/20: Guidance has been updated to current Environmental Change Orders instructions.
  
'''[[media: 703.2.12 PODI Bridge Deck Pour Checklist.pdf|PODI Bridge Deck Pour Checklist]]'''
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'''Bolt Specs and Welding Inspection'''
  
6/23/20: The new, FHWA-based "PODI Bridfe Deck Pour Checklist" fillable form replaces the former textual guidance of [[:Category:703 Concrete Masonry Construction#703.2.12 Checklist|EPG 703.2.12 Checklist]]. The form is also available in [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#Construction and Materials|EPG 101 Standard Forms, Construction and Materials]].
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8/18/20: Bolt specs have been corrected to the latest ASTM and welding inspection procedures have been clarified in numerous articles including  [[:Category:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.5 High Strength Bolts (Sec 712.7)|EPG 712.1.5 High Strength Bolts]], [[751.14 Steel Superstructure|EPG 751.14 Steel Superstructure]] and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#H3f. Pot Bearing Pad Assembly|EPG 751.50, H3f. Pot Bearing Pad Assembly]] and new guidance in [[:Category:1080 Structural Steel Fabrication#1080.2 Fabrication Inspection Shipment Release (FISR)|EPG 1080.2 Fabrication Inspection Shipment Releases (FISRs)]].
  
'''[[:Category:105 Control of Work#105.9.14 Project Diaries|EPG 105.9.14 Project Diaries]]'''
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'''[[153.5 Bridge|EPG 153.5 Bridge]]'''
  
6/19/20:  Guidance has been updated to current AASHTOWARE procedures.
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8/13/20: The list of agreements were revised to include a column with applicable MHTC policies. Archaic contracts were deleted.
  
'''[[237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents#237.9.3.6 Finalizing the PS&E for Advertisement|EPG 237.9.3.6 Finalizing the PS&E for Advertisement]] and [[237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents#237.9.3.7 Posting Projects for Advertisement|EPG 237.9.3.7 Posting Projects for Advertisement]]'''
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'''[[127.9 Floodplain Management#127.9.3.4 Completing a Floodplain Development Permit Application and “No-Rise” Certification|EPG 127.9.3.4 Completing a Floodplain Development Permit Application and “No-Rise” Certification]]'''
  
6/18/20: Guidance has been updated since proposals are not advertised anymore.  The proposal is now split into a Bid Book, Roadway JSPs, and Bridge JSPs and each is advertised.
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8/13/20: Brief, new guidance has been added to make CFR requirements more apparent.
  
'''[[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)#When a DBE is a prime|EPG 146.3.1 DBE Subcontract – Performing Work Onsite]]'''
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'''[[153.7 Customer Relations|EPG 153.7 Customer Relations]] and [[153.22 Utility|EPG 153.22 Utility]]'''
  
6/17/20: New guidance clarified that when a DBE is a prime contractor, a CUF should be performed on the DBE firm as well as any other DBE firms being utilized. The CUF review should be conducted on the prime DBE every 60 days until the project is completed.  
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8/12/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#Digital Upgrade Request|EPG 236.16.12 Digital Sign Upgrade Process]]'''
  
6/11/20: The new [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_MA_IAS_Lab_Audit.doc AWP MA I.A.S. Lab Audit] is now available.
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8/12/20: Guidance for the request process was clarified. Owners were informed that the request may be denied if they do not provide the necessary documentation.
  
'''[[751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences|EPG 751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences]]'''
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'''[[:Category:503 Bridge Approach Slabs#Bridge Approach Slab (Minor Road) Sub-class Requirements|EPG 503.2 New and Replacement Bridges on Minor Roads]]'''
  
6/9/20: EPG 751.12 Protective Barriers was retitled EPG 751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences. Most of the article's contents was updated with guidance for new Type H barrier.  Type D barrier is now the standard barrier for most bridges.
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8/7/20: Guidance was updated to reflect current practice concerning asphalt type. Asphalt designation for minor roads is now shown on roadway plans.
  
'''[[153.21 Transportation Planning|EPG 153.21 Transportation Planning]]'''  
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'''[[236.14 Change in Route Status Report#236.14.8 Change in Route Marking|EPG 236.14.8 Change in Route Marking]]'''
  
6/5/20: New eAgreement, TP06 Planning Consolidated Grant and Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Agreement, has been added to the listings.  
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8/3/20: Guidance was updated to include the Change in Route Marking Report shall be submitted to Central Office Highway Safety and Traffic for processing.  
  
'''[[:Category:174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)|EPG 174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)]]'''
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
6/2/20: This new article is a high-level introduction to MMS and provides users with access to the web-based program.
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8/3/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
  
'''[[media:403 Guidance for Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments May 22 2020.docx|Guidance for Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments]], [[media:409 FY2021 Contract Seal Coat Guidelines b.docx|Contract Seal Coat Guidelines]] and [[media:409 FY May 21 2021 Seal Coat Plans.pdf|Contract Seal Coat pdf Plan Sheets]]'''
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'''[[153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits|EPG 153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits]]'''
  
5/21/20: In [[:Category:403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement|EPG 403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement]], [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|EPG 409 Seal Coat]], [[413.3 Ultrathin Bonded Asphalt Wearing Surface|EPG 413.3 Ultrathin Bonded Asphalt Wearing Surface]] and other articles, this document has been updated to include CMS signs for Seal Coat projects.  In EPG 409, the [[media:409 FY2021 Contract Seal Coat Guidelines b.docx|Contract Seal Coat Guidelines]] and [[media:409 FY May 21 2021 Seal Coat Plans.pdf|Contract Seal Coat pdf Plan Sheets]] were also updated for the CMS signs.
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7/31/20: The signature requirements for 3 contracts have been updated.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#Use for all LRFD bridge final designs initiated|LRFD Design Specifications Update]]'''  
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'''[[236.6 Appraisal and Appraisal Review#Duration of Approval of Fee Appraisers on the Roster of Approved Appraisers/Reviewers|EPG 236.6.5.3, Duration of Approval of Fee Appraisers on the Roster of Approved Appraisers/Reviewers]]'''
  
5/19/20: LRFD design specification notes were updated to reflect the required use of new or previous AASHTO releases.
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7/30/20: Guidance about the renewal application process has been clarified.
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[903.5 Regulatory Signs#903.5.21 WRONG WAY Sign (R5-1a) (MUTCD Section 2B.38)|EPG 903.5.21 WRONG WAY Sign (R5-1a)]]'''
  
5/15/20: The new [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CO_Contract_Payment_Estimate_Exception_Override.doc AWP CO Contract Payment Estimate Exception Override] is now available.
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7/30/20: Fig. 903.5.21.1, Example of Application of Regulatory Signing and Pavement Markings at an Exit Ramp Termination to Deter Wrong-Way Entry, was updated to reflect current practice.
  
'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#616.6.2.2 Flags and Advance Warning Rail System on Signs|EPG 616.6.2.2 Flags and Advance Warning Rail System on Signs]]'''
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'''[[237.4 Plan-Profile Sheets#237.4.8 Reference Point Sheet|EPG 237.4.8 Reference Point Sheet]] and [[237.4 Plan-Profile Sheets#237.4.9 Coordinate Point Sheet|EPG 237.4.9 Coordinate Point Sheet]]'''
  
5/15/20: Guidance has been updated because flags now shall be used on the ROAD/BRIDGE WORK AHEAD signs during short durations projects in daytime hours.  Revised the photo of the sign and AWRS assemble without the flags.
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7/29/20: It is now permissible to not show the State Plane Coordinates on the Coordinate Point Sheet and the Reference Point Sheet.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
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'''[[121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making|EPG 121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making]]'''
  
5/12/20: Numerous notes, especially [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#H10. Barriers – Type A, B, C, D and H|H10 notes]], have been revised to apply to all barriers.
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7/29/20: A general re-write of this article has updated it to reflect current practice.  
  
'''Accessible Pedestrian Signals'''  
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'''[[127.3 Community Impact Assessment|EPG 127.3 Community Impact Assessment]]'''
  
5/7/20: [[642.4 Impact of the Project Category on ADA|EPG 642.4 Impact of the Project Category on ADA]], [[902.4 Signal Installations and Equipment|EPG 902.4 Signal Installations and Equipment]] and [[902.5 Traffic Control Signal Features (MUTCD Chapter 4D)#902.5.9 Provisions for Pedestrians (MUTCD Section 4D.03)|EPG 902.5.9 Provisions for Pedestrians]] were updated for the installation of audible pedestrian signals at intersections of projects requiring ADA upgrades.  This updated guidance also applies to new construction projects.
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7/24/20: Guidance was revised and updated to reflect current practice and law.
  
'''[[413.1 Micro-Surfacing|EPG 413.1 Micro-Surfacing]]'''
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'''[[616.16 Law Enforcement Services#616.16.3 Guidelines for the Use of Law Enforcement Services|EPG 616.16.3 Guidelines for the Use of Law Enforcement Services]]'''
  
5/7/20: Guidance for single pass and double pass micro-surfacing was expanded. Guidance for micro-surfacing grade selection and surface preparation was also expanded.  New guidance for post construction and the method of measurement and basis of payment is now available.
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7/17/20: New guidance is now available to clarify goals and expectations for the use of law enforcement services.

Revision as of 13:40, 30 September 2020

EPG 108.16 Project Dates

9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.

Updated Standard Detailing Note

9/28/20: Dowel requirements for inverted U-shape precast coping for large block (panel) MSE walls in Standard Note J1.21a were clarified.

New Standard Detailing Note

9/23/20: New Note H7.8.2 is available when requiring epoxy-mastic primer coating on galvanized drain support brackets that come in contact with weathering steel beams/girders.

EPG 237.5 Special Provisions

9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.

EPG 127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities

9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.

EPG 751.36.5.8 Additional Provisions for Pile Cap Footings

9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to clarify pile uplift design requirements for pile cap footing and to implement DSB-16-02 requirements.

EPG 203.2.3.1.2 Embankment in Place (Contractor-Furnished Borrow)

9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.

EPG 127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources

9/11/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect changes in the Section 106 processes that have incrementally occurred over the last few years.

EPG 147.3.11 Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)

9/2/20: This new guidance provides clarification for the process.

EPG 109.12 Change Orders, Non-major change orders (Change Order level 2)

8/20/20: Guidance has been updated to current Environmental Change Orders instructions.

Bolt Specs and Welding Inspection

8/18/20: Bolt specs have been corrected to the latest ASTM and welding inspection procedures have been clarified in numerous articles including EPG 712.1.5 High Strength Bolts, EPG 751.14 Steel Superstructure and EPG 751.50, H3f. Pot Bearing Pad Assembly and new guidance in EPG 1080.2 Fabrication Inspection Shipment Releases (FISRs).

EPG 153.5 Bridge

8/13/20: The list of agreements were revised to include a column with applicable MHTC policies. Archaic contracts were deleted.

EPG 127.9.3.4 Completing a Floodplain Development Permit Application and “No-Rise” Certification

8/13/20: Brief, new guidance has been added to make CFR requirements more apparent.

EPG 153.7 Customer Relations and EPG 153.22 Utility

8/12/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.

EPG 236.16.12 Digital Sign Upgrade Process

8/12/20: Guidance for the request process was clarified. Owners were informed that the request may be denied if they do not provide the necessary documentation.

EPG 503.2 New and Replacement Bridges on Minor Roads

8/7/20: Guidance was updated to reflect current practice concerning asphalt type. Asphalt designation for minor roads is now shown on roadway plans.

EPG 236.14.8 Change in Route Marking

8/3/20: Guidance was updated to include the Change in Route Marking Report shall be submitted to Central Office Highway Safety and Traffic for processing.

EPG 153.18 Multimodal

8/3/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.

EPG 153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits

7/31/20: The signature requirements for 3 contracts have been updated.

EPG 236.6.5.3, Duration of Approval of Fee Appraisers on the Roster of Approved Appraisers/Reviewers

7/30/20: Guidance about the renewal application process has been clarified.

EPG 903.5.21 WRONG WAY Sign (R5-1a)

7/30/20: Fig. 903.5.21.1, Example of Application of Regulatory Signing and Pavement Markings at an Exit Ramp Termination to Deter Wrong-Way Entry, was updated to reflect current practice.

EPG 237.4.8 Reference Point Sheet and EPG 237.4.9 Coordinate Point Sheet

7/29/20: It is now permissible to not show the State Plane Coordinates on the Coordinate Point Sheet and the Reference Point Sheet.

EPG 121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making

7/29/20: A general re-write of this article has updated it to reflect current practice.

EPG 127.3 Community Impact Assessment

7/24/20: Guidance was revised and updated to reflect current practice and law.

EPG 616.16.3 Guidelines for the Use of Law Enforcement Services

7/17/20: New guidance is now available to clarify goals and expectations for the use of law enforcement services.