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'''[[:Category:113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims|EPG 113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims]]'''
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'''[[:Category:1048 Pavement Marking Material#1048.2.7.3 Acceptance|EPG 1048.2.7.3 Acceptance]]'''
  
4/2/20: The procedures for handling contractor claims has been updated.
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10/22/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect the current process for how acrylic waterborne and high build acrylic waterborne traffic marking are accepted.
  
'''[[903.9 General Information Signs#903.9.9 City/County Limit Signs (I4, I5, I6 Series)|EPG 903.9.9 City/County Limit Signs (I4, I5, I6 Series)]]'''
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'''Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils'''
  
4/1/20: Guidance was clarified for where inadequate space exists to install a city limits sign at the standard location.
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10/19/20: Guidance in [[751.36 Driven Piles|EPG 751.36 Driven Piles]] (particularly in [[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.2.2.2 Cast-In-Place (CIP) Pile|EPG 751.36.2.2.2 Cast-In-Place (CIP) Pile]], [[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.5.7.1 Design Values for Individual HP Pile|EPG 751.36.5.7.1 Design Values for Individual HP Pile]], and [[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.5.10 Pile Nominal Axial Compressive Resistance|EPG 751.36.5.10 Pile Nominal Axial Compressive Resistance]]) was updated to implement maximum axial loads in sands and clarified minimum nominal wall thickness requirements for CIP pile. Numerous standard detailing notes in [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#G. Substructure Notes|EPG 751.50, G. Substructure Notes]] for hooks of vertical bar requirements for column and CIP piles were also clarified.
  
'''[[153.8 Design#DE62|Design Division eAgreement Contracts]]'''
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'''[[236.7 Negotiation#236.7.4.4 Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate|EPG 236.7.4.4 Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate, When Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate is Used]]'''
  
3/31/20: New guidance is available for DE62 Stream Wetland Credit Purchase Agreement and DE66 TCF Bat Habitat Credit Purchase Agreement.
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10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.  
  
'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|Contract Leveling Course (CLC)]] and [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|Seal Coat]]'''  
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'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.16 Project Dates|EPG 108.16 Project Dates]]'''
  
3/25/20: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines, as well as their pdf files, were updated.  
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9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
  
'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope Contracting]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(J1.21a)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
3/25/20: This new article provides guidance for the new contracting method, FPVS Contracting.
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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.  
  
'''[[153.19 Right of Way|EPG 153.19 Right of Way]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H7.8.2) Use note|New Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
3/24/20: New eAgreements, RW55 - RW60, has been added to the listings.
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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:642 Pedestrian Facilities|EPG 642 Pedestrian Facilities]]'''
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'''[[237.5 Special Provisions|EPG 237.5 Special Provisions]]'''
  
3/20/20: Please closely read this article since most of the article has been re-written.  EPG 642.1 through EPG 642.5 have been slightly revised and renumbered as EPG 642.8 through EPG 642.12.
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9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
  
 
'''[[127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities|EPG 127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities]]'''
 
'''[[127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities|EPG 127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities]]'''
  
3/16/20: Borrow practices have been clarified and new permit information has been provided.
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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
  
'''[http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/DBE_and_non_DBE_Subcontractor_Reporting_Form.pdf DBE and Non-DBE Subcontractor Reporting Form]'''
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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]]'''
  
3/16/20: Guidance for this form is now available in [[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.1.3 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Subcontracting|EPG 108.1.3 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Subcontracting]].
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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.
  
'''[[127.12 Air Quality|EPG 127.12 Air Quality]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
3/13/20: Guidance was clarified.
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9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.
  
'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#147.3.10 Guardrail and Guard Cable Repair|EPG 147.3.10 Guardrail and Guard Cable Repair]]'''
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'''[[127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources|EPG 127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources]]'''
  
3/13/20: This new guidance assists JOC administrators to identify high priority repairs for guardrail and guard cable.
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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.
  
'''Preliminary Structure Guidance'''
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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)]]'''
  
3/9/20: Superstructure selection guidance has been updated throughout [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.7 Structure Type Selection|EPG 751.1.2.7 Structure Type Selection to EPG 751.1.2.17 Preliminary Cost Estimate]].  Pricing and bridge replacement information was updated.
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9/2/20: This new guidance provides clarification for the process.
  
'''[[127.26 Environmental Classification|EPG 127.26 Environmental Classification]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
3/4/20: The definitions of Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement were updated.
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8/20/20: Guidance has been updated to current Environmental Change Orders instructions.
  
'''[[LPA:136.4 Consultant Selection and Consultant Contract Management#Environmental.|EPG 136.4.2.4.3 Using the LPA On-Call Consultant List]]'''
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'''Bolt Specs and Welding Inspection'''
  
2/27/20: Two new categories (Environmental and Historic Preservation) have been added to the LPA on-call consultant guidance.
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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)]].
  
'''[[236.4 Description Writing and Titles#236.4.4 Title Services and Responsibility|EPG 236.4.4 Title Services and Responsibility]]'''
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'''[[153.5 Bridge|EPG 153.5 Bridge]]'''
  
2/26/20: Guidance now reflects the recent interim guidance for determining responsibilities for the ADA transition plan and other construction requirements. EPG 236.4.4 Title Datum and Allied Services was retitled "Title Services and Responsibility".
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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.
  
'''[[607.1 Applications|EPG 607.1 Fencing Applications]]'''
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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]]'''
  
2/14/20: Guidance for installing Interstate highway fencing was revised to current practice.
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8/13/20: Brief, new guidance has been added to make CFR requirements more apparent.
  
'''Deck rehabilitation'''
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'''[[153.7 Customer Relations|EPG 153.7 Customer Relations]] and [[153.22 Utility|EPG 153.22 Utility]]'''
  
2/6/20: Deck rehabilitation guidance has been updated to current methods.  Pay items in [[751.6 General Quantities#751.6.1 Index of Quantities|EPG 751.6.1 Index of Quantities]] were updated for supplementary wearing surface material.  Rehabilitation design guidance was expanded in [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.3 Wearing Surfaces/Rehabs/Redecks/Widenings|EPG 751.1.3 Wearing Surfaces/Rehabs/Redecks/Widenings]] and [[751.40 Widening and Repair (LFD and Not Updated)#751.40.2.2 Special Repair Zones|EPG 751.40.2.2 Special Repair Zones through EPG 751.40.3.1 Wearing Surfaces]] and added in [[:Category:216 Removals for Bridge Structures#216.1 Construction Inspection Guidance for Sec 216|EPG 216 Removals for Bridge Structures]]. Standard detailing notes were updated to reflect these revisions.  [[:Category:1039 Polymer Products|EPG 1039]] was re-titled as “Polymer Products”.
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8/12/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
  
'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.14 Price Adjustment for Fuel (for Sec 109.14)|EPG 109.14 Price Adjustment for Fuel]]'''
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'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#Digital Upgrade Request|EPG 236.16.12 Digital Sign Upgrade Process]]'''
  
1/30/20: Guidance has been coordinated with established AWP/SM practices.
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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.
  
'''[[751.6 General Quantities#751.6.2.17 Excavation|EPG 751.6.2.17 Excavation]]'''
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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]]'''
  
1/30/20: Excavation guidance has been updated to address Integral End Bents, remove Semi-Deep abutments and address effects of skew.  
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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.
  
'''Nominal Acquisition Payment (NAP)'''
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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]]'''
  
1/28/20: Guidance in [[236.6 Appraisal and Appraisal Review#D. Nominal Acquisition Payment (NAP)|EPG 236.6.3.3 Waiver Valuation]] was revised to state that NAP forms are now to be approved by the Asst. to the State Design Engineer prior to use.
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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.  
  
'''[[121.6 STIP Amendments|EPG 121.6 STIP Amendments]]'''
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
1/28/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practices.
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8/3/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits|EPG 153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits]]'''
  
1/22/20: The new [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_MA_Retroactively_Update_Materials_Conversion_Factor.docx AWP MA Retroactively Updating Materials Conversion Factor] QRG is now available in [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)|EPG 101 Standard Forms]].
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7/31/20: The signature requirements for 3 contracts have been updated.
  
'''New QRG'''  
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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]]'''
  
1/17/20: The new [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CM_Test_Equipment.doc AWP CM Test Equipment] QRG is now available in [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)|EPG 101 Standard Forms]].  
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7/30/20: Guidance about the renewal application process has been clarified.
  
'''[[media:110.2 Storm Water Permit 2020.pdf|Storm Water Permit Sign]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
1/17/20: This MoDNR stormwater permit sign has been updated in [[:Category:110 State and Federal Wage Rates and Other Requirements#Storm Water Permit|EPG 110.2 Additional Posters for Federal-Aid and State-Aid Projects]].
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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.
  
'''Partial Depth Pavement Repairs'''
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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]]'''
  
1/16/20: Guidance for the selection of different partial depth repairs has been clarified. [[:Category:613 Pavement Repair#613.1.2 Class A Partial Depth Pavement Repairs (Sec 613.20)|Class A]] and [[:Category:613 Pavement Repair#613.1.3 Class B Partial Depth Pavement Repairs (Sec 613.30)|Class B]] repair guidance was modified while new guidance for [[:Category:613 Pavement Repair#613.1.4 Class C Partial Depth Pavement Repairs (Sec 613.35)|Class C]] repairs was added.
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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.

Revision as of 14:17, 22 October 2020

EPG 1048.2.7.3 Acceptance

10/22/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect the current process for how acrylic waterborne and high build acrylic waterborne traffic marking are accepted.

Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils

10/19/20: Guidance in EPG 751.36 Driven Piles (particularly in EPG 751.36.2.2.2 Cast-In-Place (CIP) Pile, EPG 751.36.5.7.1 Design Values for Individual HP Pile, and EPG 751.36.5.10 Pile Nominal Axial Compressive Resistance) was updated to implement maximum axial loads in sands and clarified minimum nominal wall thickness requirements for CIP pile. Numerous standard detailing notes in EPG 751.50, G. Substructure Notes for hooks of vertical bar requirements for column and CIP piles were also clarified.

EPG 236.7.4.4 Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate, When Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate is Used

10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.

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.