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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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'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting]]'''
  
4/2/20: The procedures for handling contractor claims has been updated.
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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.
  
'''[[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:409 Seal Coat#Seal coats/chip seals|EPG 409 Seal Coat]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[153.8 Design#DE62|Design Division eAgreement Contracts]]'''
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'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|Contract Leveling Course (CLC)]] and [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|Seal Coat]]'''  
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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)]]'''
  
3/25/20: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines, as well as their pdf files, were updated.  
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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.
  
'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope Contracting]]'''
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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]]'''
  
3/25/20: This new article provides guidance for the new contracting method, FPVS Contracting.
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7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.  
  
'''[[153.19 Right of Way|EPG 153.19 Right of Way]]'''
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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]]'''
  
3/24/20: New eAgreements, RW55 - RW60, has been added to the listings.
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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:642 Pedestrian Facilities|EPG 642 Pedestrian Facilities]]'''
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'''[[#236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)|EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)]]'''
  
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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7/15/21: Guidance about the determination and documentation of when tenant interest must be released has been expanded and clarified.
  
'''[[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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'''Material Supplier CUF Frequency'''
  
3/16/20: Borrow practices have been clarified and new permit information has been provided.
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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.
  
'''[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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'''[[: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]]'''
  
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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7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.
  
'''[[127.12 Air Quality|EPG 127.12 Air Quality]]'''
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'''System I Structural Steel Coating'''
  
3/13/20: Guidance was clarified.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)|EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)]]'''
  
3/13/20: This new guidance assists JOC administrators to identify high priority repairs for guardrail and guard cable.
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6/23/21: Guidance for project bid proposals that include DBE goals has been clarified and expanded.
  
'''Preliminary Structure Guidance'''
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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]]'''
  
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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6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.
  
'''[[127.26 Environmental Classification|EPG 127.26 Environmental Classification]]'''
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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]]'''
  
3/4/20: The definitions of Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement were updated.
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6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
  
'''[[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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'''[[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)#616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications|EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications]]'''
  
2/27/20: Two new categories (Environmental and Historic Preservation) have been added to the LPA on-call consultant guidance.
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6/11/21: For greater convenience, a new "effective date" column has been added for each TA in these tables.
  
'''[[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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'''Prestressed Girders and Beams'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[607.1 Applications|EPG 607.1 Fencing Applications]]'''
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'''[[:Category:201 Clearing and Grubbing#201.2.5.1 Open Burning|EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning]]'''
  
2/14/20: Guidance for installing Interstate highway fencing was revised to current practice.
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6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.
  
'''Deck rehabilitation'''
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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]]'''
  
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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6/7/21: Guidance has been updated with current practices and terminology.
  
'''[[: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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'''[[:Category:107 Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public#107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions|EPG 107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions]]'''
  
1/30/20: Guidance has been coordinated with established AWP/SM practices.
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5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.
  
'''[[751.6 General Quantities#751.6.2.17 Excavation|EPG 751.6.2.17 Excavation]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''Nominal Acquisition Payment (NAP)'''
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'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office#CC11|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
  
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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5/18/21: Guidance is now available for two new Amended Attorney Services Agreement contracts (CC11 and CC12).
  
'''[[121.6 STIP Amendments|EPG 121.6 STIP Amendments]]'''
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'''[[media:146 CUF After Mar 2021.pdf|Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form]]'''
  
1/28/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practices.
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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.  
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[237.2 Title Sheet|EPG 237.2 Title Sheet]]'''
  
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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4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.
  
'''New QRG'''  
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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]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[media:110.2 Storm Water Permit 2020.pdf|Storm Water Permit Sign]]'''
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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]'''
  
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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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)]].
  
'''Partial Depth Pavement Repairs'''
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'''[[media:236 ROW timeline.pdf|Right of Way Timeline]]'''
  
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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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.