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'''[[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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'''[[:Category:1048 Pavement Marking Material#1048.2.7.3 Acceptance|EPG 1048.2.7.3 Acceptance]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
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'''Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils'''
  
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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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.
  
'''Accessible Pedestrian Signals'''  
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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]]'''
  
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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10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.  
  
'''[[413.1 Micro-Surfacing|EPG 413.1 Micro-Surfacing]]'''
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'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.16 Project Dates|EPG 108.16 Project Dates]]'''
  
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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9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
  
'''RAI and RWPA System Requirements'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(J1.21a)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
5/1/20: Guidance for RAI and RWPA data entry and media upload requirements was clarified or added in [[236.3 Administration|EPG 236.3 Administration]], [[236.5 Property Management|EPG 236.5 Property Management]], [[236.6 Appraisal and Appraisal Review#236.6.1.1 Appraisal Reports Required|EPG 236.6.1.1 Appraisal Reports Required]], [[236.7 Negotiation|EPG 236.7 Negotiation]] and [[236.10 Right Of Way Condemnation#236.10.7.11 RWPA System Requirements for Condemnations|EPG 236.10.7.11 RWPA System Requirements for Condemnations]].
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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.  
  
'''[[751.10 General Superstructure#751.10.1.14 Girder Haunch Reinforcement|EPG 751.10.1.14 Girder Haunch Reinforcement]] and [[751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.6.1 Reinforcing Steel Details|EPG 751.22.3.6.1 Reinforcing Steel Details]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H7.8.2) Use note|New Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
4/30/20: Guidance about hairpin bar and projecting girder reinforcement height adjustment requirements for P/S girder excessive haunch has been clarified. The [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#Place notes H2c6.10 thru H2c6.14|Standard Detailing Note H2c6.10]] was also revised to reflect this clarification.  
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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:108 Prosecution and Progress#Professional Service Contract Labor|EPG 108.1.4, Professional Service Contract Labor]]'''
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'''[[237.5 Special Provisions|EPG 237.5 Special Provisions]]'''
  
4/28/20: New guidance is now available for the relatively rare occurrence of professional service contract labor.
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9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
  
'''[[237.8 Contract Time#Contract Administrative Costs|EPG 237.8.2 Liquidation Damages]]'''
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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]]'''
  
4/27/20: The "Contract Administrative Costs" table has been updated.
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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
  
'''New QRG'''
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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]]'''
  
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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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to clarify pile uplift design requirements for pile cap footing and to implement DSB-16-02 requirements.
  
'''[[236.17 Junkyards|EPG 236.17 Junkyards]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
4/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated.
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9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services|EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services]]'''
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'''[[127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources|EPG 127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources]]'''
  
4/17/20: The process for consultant agreements has been streamlined and other guidance has been clarified.
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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.
  
'''Reinforcement of Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents and Concrete Pile Cap Integral End Bents'''
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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)]]'''
  
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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9/2/20: This new guidance provides clarification for the process.
  
'''[[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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'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#Erosion Control Change Orders|EPG 109.12 Change Orders, Non-major change orders (Change Order level 2)]]'''
  
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 35 feet.
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8/20/20: Guidance has been updated to current Environmental Change Orders instructions.
  
'''Bluebeam Revu'''
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'''Bolt Specs and Welding Inspection'''
  
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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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)]].
  
'''Fracture Critical Member (FCM) Notes'''
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'''[[153.5 Bridge|EPG 153.5 Bridge]]'''
  
4/720: Fracture 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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8/13/20: The list of agreements were revised to include a column with applicable MHTC policies. Archaic contracts were deleted.
  
'''[[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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'''[[127.9 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]]'''
  
4/7/20: The guidance for the Facility Runoff Control Plan form has been expanded.
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8/13/20: Brief, new guidance has been added to make CFR requirements more apparent.
  
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising|EPG 236.16 Outdoor Advertising]]'''
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'''[[153.7 Customer Relations|EPG 153.7 Customer Relations]] and [[153.22 Utility|EPG 153.22 Utility]]'''
  
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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8/12/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
  
'''[[:Category:113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims|EPG 113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims]]'''
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'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#Digital Upgrade Request|EPG 236.16.12 Digital Sign Upgrade Process]]'''
  
4/2/20: The procedures for handling contractor claims has been updated.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[:Category:503 Bridge Approach Slabs#Bridge Approach Slab (Minor Road) Sub-class Requirements|EPG 503.2 New and Replacement Bridges on Minor Roads]]'''
  
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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8/7/20: Guidance was updated to reflect current practice concerning asphalt type. Asphalt designation for minor roads is now shown on roadway plans.
  
'''[[153.8 Design#DE62|Design Division eAgreement Contracts]]'''
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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]]'''
  
3/31/20: New guidance is available for DE62 Stream Wetland Credit Purchase Agreement and DE66 TCF Bat Habitat Credit Purchase Agreement.
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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:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|Contract Leveling Course (CLC)]] and [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|Seal Coat]]'''  
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
3/25/20: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines, as well as their pdf files, were updated.  
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8/3/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
  
'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope Contracting]]'''
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'''[[153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits|EPG 153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits]]'''
  
3/25/20: This new article provides guidance for the new contracting method, FPVS Contracting.
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7/31/20: The signature requirements for 3 contracts have been updated.
  
'''[[153.19 Right of Way|EPG 153.19 Right of Way]]'''
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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]]'''
  
3/24/20: New eAgreements, RW55 - RW60, has been added to the listings.
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7/30/20: Guidance about the renewal application process has been clarified.
  
'''[[:Category:642 Pedestrian Facilities|EPG 642 Pedestrian Facilities]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[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]]'''
  
3/16/20: Borrow practices have been clarified and new permit information has been provided.
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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.