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'''[[237.14 Electronic Design Data Delivery|EPG 237.14 Electronic Design Data Delivery]]'''
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'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting]]'''
  
12/13/19: Guidance has been updated to reflect the use of the latest design software version.
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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.
  
'''[[media:Form 806.8.2 dec 2019.pdf|Form 806.8.2, Project-Specific SWPPP Information]]'''  
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'''[[:Category:409 Seal Coat#Seal coats/chip seals|EPG 409 Seal Coat]]'''
  
12/13/19: This form (presented in [http://epg.modot.org/index.php/806.8_Storm_Water_Pollution_Prevention_Plan_(SWPPP)#806.8.1_Introduction_to_the_Storm_Water_Permit_and_Storm_Water_Polution_Prevention_Plan_.28SWPPP.29 EPG 806.8] and [http://epg.modot.org/index.php/Category:101_Standard_Forms#Design_Forms EPG 101]) now has a new page for REs/Inspectors to identify the BMPs that will be used on a project.
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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.
  
'''[[237.14 Electronic Design Data Delivery#237.14.1 MoDOT and Consultant Electronic Design Data Requirements|EPG 237.14.1 MoDOT and Consultant Electronic Design Data Requirements]]'''
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'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]]'''
  
12/12/19: Electronic Design Data guidance was clarified.
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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.
  
'''[[751.6 General Quantities#751.6.2.5 Concrete|EPG 751.6.2.5 Concrete]]'''
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'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#616.6.89 Radar Speed Advisory System (RSAS)|EPG 616.6.89 Radar Speed Advisory System (RSAS)]]'''
  
12/3/19: Guidance about rounding of concrete quantities for superstructure was clarified. Guidance was added to subtract concrete displaced by CIP piles.
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7/21/21: A link to the new nonstandard JSP, [https://spexternal.modot.mo.gov/sites/de/JSP/NJSP2106.docx?d=wec3fa9082eb645edbb9e979c1049b745 NJSP 21-06 Radar Speed Advisory System], is now available.
  
'''Reinforcement Details'''
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'''[[903.4 Overhead Sign Mounting#903.4.8 Bridge-Mounted Signs|EPG 903.4.8 Bridge-Mounted Signs]] and [[903.4 Overhead Sign Mounting#903.4.9 Bridge-Mounted Structure Designs|EPG 903.4.9 Bridge-Mounted Structure Designs]]'''
  
12/2/19: Reinforcement details were updated in [[751.9 LFD Seismic#751.9.3.1.7 T- Joint Connections|EPG 751.9.3.1.7 T-Joint Connections]], [[751.31 Open Concrete Intermediate Bents#751.31.1.2 Rigid Frame- No Tie or Web Beam|EPG 751.31.1 and EPG 751.31.3]] and [[751.32 Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents#751.32.4 Reinforcement|EPG 751.32.4 Reinforcement]] to be in accordance with new epoxy coated guidelines and with new development and splice length requirements. Alternate end bent reinforcement details for shallow structures were added in [[751.35 Concrete Pile Cap Integral End Bents#751.35.3.3 Prestressed Girder End Bent|EPG 751.35.3.3 through EPG 751.35.4.4]].      
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7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.  
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
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'''[[903.7 Conventional Road Guide Signs#903.7.49 Community Wayfinding Signs (MUTCD Section 2D.50)|EPG 903.7.49 Community Wayfinding Signs]]'''
  
11/21/19: Guidance about underlined portions of notes was added.
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7/16/21: As a convenience to cities, a simplified document, [[media:903.7.49 Key Wayfinding.pdf|Key Wayfinding Requirements]], is now available.
  
'''[[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)#When a DBE manufacturer|EPG 146.3.2.3 Commercially Useful Function (CUF)]]'''
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'''[[#236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)|EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)]]'''
  
11/19/19: The location for storing CUF documents was updated from the archaic V: drive to eProjects.
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7/15/21: Guidance about the determination and documentation of when tenant interest must be released has been expanded and clarified.
  
'''[[751.11 Bearings#Taper|EPG 751.11.2.1 Elastomeric Bearings Taper]]'''
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'''Material Supplier CUF Frequency'''
  
11/14/19: The illustrations have been revised to clarify the maximum allowed taper.
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7/15/21: In [[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)#146.3.2.3 Commercially Useful Function (CUF)|EPG 146.3.2.3 Commercially Useful Function (CUF)]], updated guidance about material supplier CUF frequency to every 30 days, regardless of DBE activity.
  
'''New QRG'''  
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'''[[:Category:1040 Guardrail, End Terminals, One-Strand Access Restraint Cable and Three-Strand Guard Cable Material#Table 1040.4 Qualified Plastic Guardrail Blocks|King MASH Composite Block]]'''
  
11/14/19: The new [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_MA_Sample_Record_Acceptance_By_Certification.docx AWP MA Sample Record Acceptance By Certification] QRG is now available.  
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7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.
  
'''[[:Category:105 Control of Work#The DWR shall be created|EPG 105.9.3 Daily Work Reports]]'''
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'''System I Structural Steel Coating'''
  
11/6/19: Guidance has been added for when Daily Work Reports in AASHTOWARE may be suspended.
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6/30/21: In [[751.6 General Quantities#When System I finish field coat|EPG 751.6.2.11 Structural Steel Protective Coatings (Nonweathering Steel)]], guidance about System I finish field coat was clarified. In [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#A4a1. Steel Structures- Nonweathering Steel|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]], additional options for System I structural steel protective coatings were provided.
  
'''[[236.5 Property Management#236.5.28.3 Compensation for Changes in Access|EPG 236.5.28.3 Compensation for Changes in Access]] and [[236.6 Appraisal and Appraisal Review#After the appraiser has been made aware|EPG 236.6.5.9 Non-Competitive Proposals for Contract Realty Appraisals]]'''
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'''[[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)|EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)]]'''
  
10/28/19: Guidance has been clarified to better reflect current practices.
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6/23/21: Guidance for project bid proposals that include DBE goals has been clarified and expanded.
  
'''AASHTOWare'''
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'''[[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts|EPG 751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts]]'''
  
10/25/19: Guidance in [[:Category:105 Control of Work#105.9 Authority and Duties of Resident Engineer (Sec 105.9)|EPG 105.9 Authority and Duties of Resident Engineer]] and [[:Category:105 Control of Work#105.9.3 Daily Work Reports|EPG 105.9.3 Daily Work Reports]] now allows for the expanded opportunities of the AWP.
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6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.
  
'''Drilled Shafts'''
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'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.10 Contract Assignment Process - Contract Reassignment to a New Contractor (for Sec 109.10)|EPG 109.10 Contract Assignment Process - Contract Reassignment to a New Contractor]]'''
  
10/23/19: Guidance in [[751.37 Drilled Shafts#751.37.1.6 Drilled Shaft General Detail Considerations|EPG 751.37.1.6 Drilled Shaft General Detail Considerations]] was expanded and clarified.
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6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
  
'''[[121.7 Program Estimates#The programming estimate must address|EPG 121.7 Program Estimates]]'''
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'''[[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)#616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications|EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications]]'''
  
10/21/19: District estimate documentation requirements must address the total project cost and include estimated costs for, at a minimum, PE, CE, Construction, RW, Utilities, and Bridge.  Program estimate documentation and supporting documentation must be stored in e-Projects.
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6/11/21: For greater convenience, a new "effective date" column has been added for each TA in these tables.
  
'''Estimating Guidance Updates'''
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'''Prestressed Girders and Beams'''
  
10/21/19: Estimating guidance in [[104.7 Scoping Estimates|EPG 104.7 Scoping Estimates]] and [[121.7 Program Estimates|EPG 121.7 Program Estimates]] was updated with optional spreadsheets to assist the districts with their scoping and estimating processes. The [[media:121.7 Project Scoping Form.xlsx|Project Scoping Form]] and [[media:104.7 Resurfacing.xlsx|Resurfacing Per Mile Scoping Form]] are now available.
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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. 
  
'''[[media:616.8.10d MT.pdf|TA-10d, Lane Closure on Two-Lane Highways with Edgelines Using Portable Signal Flagging Device]] and [[media:616.8.10e MT.pdf|Lane Closure on Two-Lane Highways without Edgelines Using Portable Signal Flagging Device]]'''  
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'''[[:Category:201 Clearing and Grubbing#201.2.5.1 Open Burning|EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning]]'''
  
10/21/19: These TAs have been updated in [[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)#Listing of Typical Applications for Maintenance|EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications for Maintenance]] to show that two Portable Signal Flagging Devices are always required.
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6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.
  
'''[[:Category:618 Mobilization#Additional Mobilization for Seeding|Additional Mobilization for Seeding]]'''
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'''[[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]]'''
  
10/17/19: Guidance for all jobs that contain the Additional Mobilization for Seeding pay item is now available.
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6/7/21: Guidance has been updated with current practices and terminology.
  
'''[[:Category:505 Bridge Deck Concrete Wearing Surface#505.1.4 Polyester Polymer Concrete (PPC)|EPG 505.1.4 Polyester Polymer Concrete (PPC)]]'''
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'''[[:Category:107 Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public#107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions|EPG 107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions]]'''
  
10/2/19: New guidance is now available for Polyester Polymer Concrete Overlay.
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5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.
  
'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.12.5 Change Order Time Extension for Extreme Events|EPG 109.12.5 Change Order Time Extension for Extreme Events]]'''
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'''[[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]]'''
  
9/26/19: This new guidance describes the latitude the State Construction and Materials Engineer has to grant time extensions for extreme events.
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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.
  
'''[[136.3 Federal Aid Basics#136.3.8.4 Bridge Engineering Assistance Program (BEAP)|EPG 136.3.8.4 Bridge Engineering Assistance Program (BEAP)]]'''
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'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office#CC11|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
  
9/18/19: Guidance has been updated to conform with the new BEAP contract.
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5/18/21: Guidance is now available for two new Amended Attorney Services Agreement contracts (CC11 and CC12).
  
'''Abbreviations used by Design'''
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'''[[media:146 CUF After Mar 2021.pdf|Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form]]'''
  
9/5/19: [[media:237 Design Abbreviations.docx|Design Abbreviations]] are now presented in [[:Category:237 Contract Plans#Design Abbreviations|EPG 237 Contract Plans]].
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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.  
  
'''Bridge Contract Plans'''
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'''[[237.2 Title Sheet|EPG 237.2 Title Sheet]]'''
  
9/4/19: The guidance in EPG 237.13.3 Bridge Contract Plans was moved to [[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.1.4 Contract Plan File Name Convention|EPG 751.5.1.4 Contract Plan File Name Convention]]. The guidance in EPG 751.1.4 was re-titled and moved to [[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.1.7 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes|EPG 751.5.1.7 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes]].  
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4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.
  
'''Estimate Policies'''
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'''[[606.1 Guardrail#606.1.3.2.1 Crashworthy End Terminals with Curb|EPG 606.1.3.2.1 Crashworthy End Terminals with Curb]]'''
  
8/30/19: Estimate guidance was clarified to reflect current practiceUpdated titles include [[103.1 Bid Opening and Award Process#103.1.8 Final Engineer's Estimate|EPG 103.1.8 Final Engineer's Estimate]], [[104.7 Scoping Estimates|EPG 104.7 Scoping Estimates]] and [[237.6 Project Estimates|EPG 237.6 Project Estimates]]. [[121.7 Program Estimates|EPG 121.7 Program Estimates]] is a new article compiled of clarified guidance from other articles.
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4/29/21: New guidance is available for crashworthy end terminals that are being installed in the vicinity of curbCurb has not been tested with a CET and this guidance will help address questions and concerns about this.
  
'''[[127.9 Floodplain Management|EPG 127.9 Floodplain Management]] and [[748.8 Development in Floodplains|EPG 748.8 Development in Floodplains]]'''
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'''[http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CO_CUF_Entry.doc AWP CO Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Review Date Entry]'''
  
8/29/19: Guidance for determining the need for a Floodplain Development Permit was widely clarified. EPG 127.9 was re-titled "Floodplain Management" and EPG 748.8 re-titled "Development in Floodplains".
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4/29/21: For the convenience of readers, AWP QRG CUF Review Date Entry information has been added to [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)|EPG 101, AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)]].
  
'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#Final Change Order.|EPG 147.3.9 Change Order Approvals]]'''
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'''[[media:236 ROW timeline.pdf|Right of Way Timeline]]'''
  
8/29/19: A sentence to be used that explains the reason for the final change order has been added to the guidance.
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4/26/21: Presented in [[:Category:236 Right of Way#Federal regulations|EPG 236 Right of Way]], this timeline provides the sequence of activities required to acquire property rights needed for projects.

Latest revision as of 15:06, 23 July 2021

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.

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 EPG 751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement, EPG 751.21.3 Details, EPG 751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions, EPG 751.22.2.4 Shear, EPG 751.22.3.2 MoDOT Standard Girder Strand Arrangements, EPG 751.22.3.3 NU Standard Girders, EPG 751.22.3.4.2 Shear Reinforcement, EPG 751.22.3.4.3 Anchorage Zone Reinforcement, and 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.

EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning

6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.

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.

EPG 107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions

5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.

CLC Contractor pdf Files and 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 EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling and 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.

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).

Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form

5/10/212: The CUF Determination Form, discussed in 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.

EPG 237.2 Title Sheet

4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.

EPG 606.1.3.2.1 Crashworthy End Terminals with Curb

4/29/21: New guidance is available for crashworthy end terminals that are being installed in the vicinity of curb. Curb has not been tested with a CET and this guidance will help address questions and concerns about this.

AWP CO Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Review Date Entry

4/29/21: For the convenience of readers, AWP QRG CUF Review Date Entry information has been added to EPG 101, AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs).

Right of Way Timeline

4/26/21: Presented in EPG 236 Right of Way, this timeline provides the sequence of activities required to acquire property rights needed for projects.