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'''[[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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'''Early Acquisition and Advance Acquisition'''
  
4/7/20: The guidance for the Facility Runoff Control Plan form has been expanded.
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1/27/21: New [[127.14 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Classification and Documents#127.14.3.7 Early and Advanced Acquisition of Right of Way|EPG 127.14.3.7 Early and Advanced Acquisition of Right of Way]] and extensively updated [[236.3 Administration#236.3.4 Right of Way Acquisition Authority and Project Funding|EPG 236.3.4 Right of Way Acquisition Authority and Project Funding]] (especially [[236.3 Administration#236.3.4.4 Early and Advance Acquisition|EPG 236.3.4.4 Early and Advance Acquisition]]) now present guidance that match new FHWA requirements.
  
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising|EPG 236.16 Outdoor Advertising]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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1/26/21: Guidance about when to use flags on signs has been clarified.
  
'''[[:Category:113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims|EPG 113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims]]'''
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'''QRG, [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AWP CO Estimate Final|AWP CO Estimate Final]]'''
  
4/2/20: The procedures for handling contractor claims has been updated.
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1/22/21: A new QRG, [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CO_Estimate_Final.doc AASHTOWare Final Project Estimate], is available.  
  
'''[[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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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(I1.71) Use|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
  
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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1/22/21: A new Standard Detailing Note, I1.71, replaces a detail on Bridge Std. Dwg. REDECK01.
  
'''[[153.8 Design#DE62|Design Division eAgreement Contracts]]'''
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'''[[:Category:129 Public Involvement#If a virtual event|EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)]]'''
  
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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1/21/21: Additional guidance related to recording and posting virtual events is now available.
  
'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|Contract Leveling Course (CLC)]] and [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|Seal Coat]]'''  
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'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels|EPG 751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels]]'''
  
3/25/20: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines, as well as their pdf files, were updated.  
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1/20/21: Two levels used for internal editorial purposes were added to the list of Bridge CADD levels.  Also added were some basic instructions for printing editorial content in color on an otherwise black and white print drawing.
  
'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope Contracting]]'''
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'''[[:Category:107 Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public#107.12 Contractor's Responsibility for Work|EPG 107.12 Contractor's Responsibility for Work]]'''
  
3/25/20: This new article provides guidance for the new contracting method, FPVS Contracting.
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1/12/21: Several scenarios have been provided to clarify guidance.
  
'''[[153.19 Right of Way|EPG 153.19 Right of Way]]'''
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'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.12 Change Orders|EPG 109.12 Change Orders]]'''
  
3/24/20: New eAgreements, RW55 - RW60, has been added to the listings.
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1/7/21: Guidance has been clarified via a general re-write.
  
'''[[:Category:642 Pedestrian Facilities|EPG 642 Pedestrian Facilities]]'''
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'''[[:Category:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding|EPG 712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding]]'''
  
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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1/4/21: Guidance updated to clarify shear connector welding requirements.
  
'''[[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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'''[[231.8 Bridge Width|EPG 231.8 Bridge Width]]'''
  
3/16/20: Borrow practices have been clarified and new permit information has been provided.
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12/31/20: Guidance now reflects the latest practice of a 24 ft. minimum width.
  
'''[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:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.5.4 Bolt Testing and Verification|EPG 712.1.5.4 Bolt Testing and Verification]]'''
  
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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12/31/20: New guidance for bolt testing and verification is now available.
  
'''[[127.12 Air Quality|EPG 127.12 Air Quality]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(A1.4) Standard Plans:|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, A1.4 Standard Plans]]'''
  
3/13/20:  Guidance was clarified.
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12/30/20: A new Standard Detailing Note A1.4, listing applicable standard plans, is now available. In [[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.1.5 Order of Plan Sheets|EPG 751.5.1.5 Order of Plan Sheets]], updates to the order of plan sheets were made. In [[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.2.1.3 Information Blocks|EPG 751.5.2.1.3 Information Blocks]], references to standard plans in the title block was removed.  
  
'''[[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:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.4.1.4 Acceptable Field Welding Processes|EPG 712.1.4.1.4 Acceptable Field Welding Processes]]'''
  
3/13/20: This new guidance assists JOC administrators to identify high priority repairs for guardrail and guard cable.
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12/23/20: Clarified the field welding procedure that uses flux cored arc welding and shielded metal arc welding.
  
'''Preliminary Structure Guidance'''
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'''[[:Category:613 Pavement Repair#Description|EPG 613.1.2 Class A Partial Depth Pavement Repairs]]'''
  
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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12/22/20: New guidance for Hot Pour Polymer Modified Resin-Based Material is now available.
  
'''[[127.26 Environmental Classification|EPG 127.26 Environmental Classification]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#J. MSE Wall Notes (Notes for Bridge Standard Drawings)|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, J. MSE Wall Notes]]'''
  
3/4/20: The definitions of Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement were updated.
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12/18/20: Several MSE wall notes were clarified.
  
'''[[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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'''Pavement Type Selection Process'''
  
2/27/20: Two new categories (Environmental and Historic Preservation) have been added to the LPA on-call consultant guidance.
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12/18/20: [[:Category:235 Preliminary Plans#235.3.13 Pavement Type Selection|EPG 235.3.13 Pavement Type Selection]] was expanded to reflect current pavement type selection policies.  New [[:Category:242 Optional and Alternate Pavement Designs|EPG 242 Optional and Alternate Pavement Designs]] is guidance moved from [[Other Aspects of Pavement Design|EPG Other Aspects of Pavement Design]] and updated to current pavement type selection policies.
  
'''[[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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'''[[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)]]'''
  
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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12/16/20: Guidance about subcontracting on JOC contracts was clarified. C-220 submittals on JOCs are not to list any items due to the nature of the work.
  
'''[[607.1 Applications|EPG 607.1 Fencing Applications]]'''
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'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
  
2/14/20: Guidance for installing Interstate highway fencing was revised to current practice.
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12/15/20: This new article provides details on each step and other important information needed to properly execute agreements.
  
'''Deck rehabilitation'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H1.8) Include underline|EPG 751.50, H1.8]]'''
  
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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12/11/20: This standard detailing note and the guidance for the note were expanded to address non-standard faying surfaces in bolted splice connections.
  
'''[[: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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'''Integral End Bent Simple and Rigorous Pile Design'''
  
1/30/20: Guidance has been coordinated with established AWP/SM practices.
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11/30/20: Guidance in [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.22 Types of Piling|EPG 751.1.2.22 Types of Piling ]], [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.23 Estimating the Lengths of Piles|EPG 751.1.2.23 Estimating the Lengths of Piles]], [[751.35 Concrete Pile Cap Integral End Bents#751.35.2.4.2 Pile Design|EPG 751.35.2.4.2 Pile Design]], [[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.5.2 Structural Resistance Factor (ϕc and ϕf) for Strength Limit State|EPG 751.36.5.2 Structural Resistance Factor (ϕ<sub>c</sub> and ϕ<sub>f</sub>) for Strength Limit State]] and [[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.5.7 Design Values for Steel Pile|EPG 751.36.5.7 Design Values for Steel Pile]] was updated to implement and clarify integral end bent simple and rigorous pile design procedure.
  
'''[[751.6 General Quantities#751.6.2.17 Excavation|EPG 751.6.2.17 Excavation]]'''
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal#MO53|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
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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11/24/20: Information is now available for the new template, MO53 Preliminary Engineering Master Agreement.
  
'''Nominal Acquisition Payment (NAP)'''
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'''[[LPA:136.11 Local Public Agency Construction#136.11.13 Documentation Requirements|EPG 136.11.13 Documentation Requirements]]
  
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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11/23/20: MoDOT will no longer be approving specific software for use; the LPA must ensure the software chosen meets the outlined criteria.  Guidance about what should be documented in the construction diaries was clarified in [[LPA:136.11 Local Public Agency Construction#136.11.13.1 Project Diaries|EPG 136.11.13.1 Project Diaries]].
  
'''[[121.6 STIP Amendments|EPG 121.6 STIP Amendments]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#I4. Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Wrap - Bent Cap Shear Strengthening|EPG 751.50, I4. Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Wrap - Bent Cap Shear Strengthening]]'''
  
1/28/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practices.
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11/20/20: New standard notes for Standard Drawing RHB08 to clarify note regarding design force.
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts|EPG 147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts]]'''
  
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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11/12/20: Clarified that a Materials Summary is not needed for Job Order Contracts.
  
'''New QRG'''  
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'''Wing Lengths and C Bars'''
  
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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11/12/20: In [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.2 Wing Lengths|EPG 751.1.2.2 Wing Lengths]], guidance was added to consider making short turned-back wings sufficiently long so that the Type D barrier end section does not require extensive. In [[751.12 Barriers, Railings, Curbs and Fences#751.12.1.2.1 Slip Forming|EPG 751.12.1.2.1 Slip Forming]], replaced guidance about determining C bars lengths with actual length of C bars.

Latest revision as of 15:02, 27 January 2021

Early Acquisition and Advance Acquisition

1/27/21: New EPG 127.14.3.7 Early and Advanced Acquisition of Right of Way and extensively updated EPG 236.3.4 Right of Way Acquisition Authority and Project Funding (especially EPG 236.3.4.4 Early and Advance Acquisition) now present guidance that match new FHWA requirements.

EPG 616.6.2.2 Flags and Advance Warning Rail System on Signs

1/26/21: Guidance about when to use flags on signs has been clarified.

QRG, AWP CO Estimate Final

1/22/21: A new QRG, AASHTOWare Final Project Estimate, is available.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

1/22/21: A new Standard Detailing Note, I1.71, replaces a detail on Bridge Std. Dwg. REDECK01.

EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)

1/21/21: Additional guidance related to recording and posting virtual events is now available.

EPG 751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels

1/20/21: Two levels used for internal editorial purposes were added to the list of Bridge CADD levels. Also added were some basic instructions for printing editorial content in color on an otherwise black and white print drawing.

EPG 107.12 Contractor's Responsibility for Work

1/12/21: Several scenarios have been provided to clarify guidance.

EPG 109.12 Change Orders

1/7/21: Guidance has been clarified via a general re-write.

EPG 712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding

1/4/21: Guidance updated to clarify shear connector welding requirements.

EPG 231.8 Bridge Width

12/31/20: Guidance now reflects the latest practice of a 24 ft. minimum width.

EPG 712.1.5.4 Bolt Testing and Verification

12/31/20: New guidance for bolt testing and verification is now available.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, A1.4 Standard Plans

12/30/20: A new Standard Detailing Note A1.4, listing applicable standard plans, is now available. In EPG 751.5.1.5 Order of Plan Sheets, updates to the order of plan sheets were made. In EPG 751.5.2.1.3 Information Blocks, references to standard plans in the title block was removed.

EPG 712.1.4.1.4 Acceptable Field Welding Processes

12/23/20: Clarified the field welding procedure that uses flux cored arc welding and shielded metal arc welding.

EPG 613.1.2 Class A Partial Depth Pavement Repairs

12/22/20: New guidance for Hot Pour Polymer Modified Resin-Based Material is now available.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, J. MSE Wall Notes

12/18/20: Several MSE wall notes were clarified.

Pavement Type Selection Process

12/18/20: EPG 235.3.13 Pavement Type Selection was expanded to reflect current pavement type selection policies. New EPG 242 Optional and Alternate Pavement Designs is guidance moved from EPG Other Aspects of Pavement Design and updated to current pavement type selection policies.

EPG 147.3.11 Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)

12/16/20: Guidance about subcontracting on JOC contracts was clarified. C-220 submittals on JOCs are not to list any items due to the nature of the work.

EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office

12/15/20: This new article provides details on each step and other important information needed to properly execute agreements.

EPG 751.50, H1.8

12/11/20: This standard detailing note and the guidance for the note were expanded to address non-standard faying surfaces in bolted splice connections.

Integral End Bent Simple and Rigorous Pile Design

11/30/20: Guidance in EPG 751.1.2.22 Types of Piling , EPG 751.1.2.23 Estimating the Lengths of Piles, EPG 751.35.2.4.2 Pile Design, EPG 751.36.5.2 Structural Resistance Factor (ϕc and ϕf) for Strength Limit State and EPG 751.36.5.7 Design Values for Steel Pile was updated to implement and clarify integral end bent simple and rigorous pile design procedure.

EPG 153.18 Multimodal

11/24/20: Information is now available for the new template, MO53 Preliminary Engineering Master Agreement.

EPG 136.11.13 Documentation Requirements

11/23/20: MoDOT will no longer be approving specific software for use; the LPA must ensure the software chosen meets the outlined criteria. Guidance about what should be documented in the construction diaries was clarified in EPG 136.11.13.1 Project Diaries.

EPG 751.50, I4. Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Wrap - Bent Cap Shear Strengthening

11/20/20: New standard notes for Standard Drawing RHB08 to clarify note regarding design force.

EPG 147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts

11/12/20: Clarified that a Materials Summary is not needed for Job Order Contracts.

Wing Lengths and C Bars

11/12/20: In EPG 751.1.2.2 Wing Lengths, guidance was added to consider making short turned-back wings sufficiently long so that the Type D barrier end section does not require extensive. In EPG 751.12.1.2.1 Slip Forming, replaced guidance about determining C bars lengths with actual length of C bars.