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'''New QRG'''
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'''[[:Category:1048 Pavement Marking Material#1048.2.7.3 Acceptance|EPG 1048.2.7.3 Acceptance]]'''
  
11/14/19: The new [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CO_DailyWorkReport_Deleting_Postings_and_Acceptance_Records.doc AWP CO Daily Work Report, Deleting DWR Postings and Acceptance Records QRG] is now available.  
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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.
  
'''[[236.17 Junkyards|EPG 236.17 Junkyards]]'''
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'''Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils'''
  
4/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated.
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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.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services|EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services]]'''
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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]]'''
  
4/17/20: The process for consultant agreements has been streamlined and other guidance has been clarified.
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10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.  
  
'''Reinforcement of Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents and Concrete Pile Cap Integral End Bents'''
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'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.16 Project Dates|EPG 108.16 Project Dates]]'''
  
4/17/20: Guidance was clarified about additional flexure reinforcement requirements between piles for pile cap intermediate bents and integral end bents and skin reinforcement spacing requirements.  This guidance was updated primarily in [[751.32 Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents#751.32.4.1 Typical Pile Cap Bent|EPG 751.32.4.1 Typical Pile Cap Bent and EPG 751.32.4.2 Encased Pile Cap Bent]] as well as [[751.35 Concrete Pile Cap Integral End Bents#751.35.4.1 Wide Flange Beams & Plate Girders|EPG 751.35.4.1 Wide Flange Beams & Plate Girders and EPG 751.35.4.2 Prestressed I-Girders, Bulb-Tee Girders and NU-Girders]].
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9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
  
'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#Fig. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations|EPG 616.6.87 Temporary Rumble Strips]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(J1.21a)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
4/14/20: In Figures 616.6.87.1 and 616.6.87.2, the short-term Rumble Strip Placement spacing was updated. For speed limits from 50-55 mph, the spacing is now 20 feet.  For speed limits from 60-70 mph, the spacing is now 30 feet.
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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.  
  
'''Bluebeam Revu'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H7.8.2) Use note|New Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
4/10/20: In [[:Category:239 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Final Plans|EPG 239 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Final Plans]], district construction staff can now easily access vital Bluebeam Revu resources to prepare final as-built plans. These resources include [[media:239 Creating Digital IDs in Bluebeam Revu.pdf|Creating Digital IDs in Bluebeam Revu]], [[media:239 Preparing As-Built Plans.pdf|Preparing As-Built (Final) Plans in Construction Using Bluebeam Revu]], [[media:239 Revu 2015 Training Manual.pdf|Bluebeam Revu Training Manual (2015)]] and [[media:239 Where to Save Stamps.pdf|Where to Save Stamps]].
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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.
  
'''Fracture Critical Member (FCM) Notes'''
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'''[[237.5 Special Provisions|EPG 237.5 Special Provisions]]'''
  
4/720Fracture Critical Member (FCM) notes have been revised and moved from [https://epg.modot.org/index.php/751.5_Structural_Detailing_Guidelines#751.5.9.3.3_Fracture_Control_Plan_.28FCP.29 EPG 751.5.9.3.3] to [https://epg.modot.org/index.php/751.50_Standard_Detailing_Notes#A5._Miscellaneous EPG 751.50 A5.1] and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H1.23)|EPG 751.50 H1.23]].
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9/22/20Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
  
'''[[127.29 Storm Water#127.29.8 MCM 6: Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping|EPG 127.29.8 MCM 6: Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping]]'''
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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]]'''
  
4/7/20: The guidance for the Facility Runoff Control Plan form has been expanded.
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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
  
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising|EPG 236.16 Outdoor Advertising]]'''
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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]]'''
  
4/6/20: Guidance was clarified and updated to current practice. Vegetation policies were updated to match traffic policies for work on right of way.
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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.
  
'''[[:Category:113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims|EPG 113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
4/2/20: The procedures for handling contractor claims has been updated.
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9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.
  
'''[[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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'''[[127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources|EPG 127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources]]'''
  
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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9/11/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect changes in the Section 106 processes that have incrementally occurred over the last few years.
  
'''[[153.8 Design#DE62|Design Division eAgreement Contracts]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
3/31/20: New guidance is available for DE62 Stream Wetland Credit Purchase Agreement and DE66 TCF Bat Habitat Credit Purchase Agreement.
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9/2/20: This new guidance provides clarification for the process.
  
'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|Contract Leveling Course (CLC)]] and [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|Seal Coat]]'''  
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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)]]'''
  
3/25/20: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines, as well as their pdf files, were updated.  
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8/20/20: Guidance has been updated to current Environmental Change Orders instructions.
  
'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope Contracting]]'''
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'''Bolt Specs and Welding Inspection'''
  
3/25/20: This new article provides guidance for the new contracting method, FPVS Contracting.
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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)]].
  
'''[[153.19 Right of Way|EPG 153.19 Right of Way]]'''
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'''[[153.5 Bridge|EPG 153.5 Bridge]]'''
  
3/24/20: New eAgreements, RW55 - RW60, has been added to the listings.
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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.
  
'''[[:Category:642 Pedestrian Facilities|EPG 642 Pedestrian Facilities]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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8/13/20: Brief, new guidance has been added to make CFR requirements more apparent.
  
'''[[127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities|EPG 127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities]]'''
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'''[[153.7 Customer Relations|EPG 153.7 Customer Relations]] and [[153.22 Utility|EPG 153.22 Utility]]'''
  
3/16/20: Borrow practices have been clarified and new permit information has been provided.
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8/12/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
  
'''[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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'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#Digital Upgrade Request|EPG 236.16.12 Digital Sign Upgrade Process]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[127.12 Air Quality|EPG 127.12 Air Quality]]'''
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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]]'''
  
3/13/20: Guidance was clarified.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[236.14 Change in Route Status Report#236.14.8 Change in Route Marking|EPG 236.14.8 Change in Route Marking]]'''
  
3/13/20: This new guidance assists JOC administrators to identify high priority repairs for guardrail and guard cable.
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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.  
  
'''Preliminary Structure Guidance'''
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
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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8/3/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
  
'''[[127.26 Environmental Classification|EPG 127.26 Environmental Classification]]'''
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'''[[153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits|EPG 153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits]]'''
  
3/4/20: The definitions of Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement were updated.
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7/31/20: The signature requirements for 3 contracts have been updated.
  
'''[[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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'''[[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]]'''
  
2/27/20: Two new categories (Environmental and Historic Preservation) have been added to the LPA on-call consultant guidance.
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7/30/20: Guidance about the renewal application process has been clarified.
  
'''[[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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'''[[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)]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[607.1 Applications|EPG 607.1 Fencing Applications]]'''
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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]]'''
  
2/14/20: Guidance for installing Interstate highway fencing was revised to current practice.
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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.