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'''[[153.21 Transportation Planning|EPG 153.21 Transportation Planning]]'''  
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'''QRG, [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AWP CO Estimate Final|AWP CO Estimate Final]]'''
  
6/5/20: New eAgreement, TP06 Planning Consolidated Grant and Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Agreement, has been added to the listings.  
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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.  
  
'''[[:Category:174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)|EPG 174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(I1.71) Use|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
  
6/2/20: This new article is a high-level introduction to MMS and provides users with access to the web-based program.
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1/22/21: A new Standard Detailing Note, I1.71, replaces a detail on Bridge Std. Dwg. REDECK01.
  
'''[[media:403 Guidance for Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments May 22 2020.docx|Guidance for Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments]], [[media:409 FY2021 Contract Seal Coat Guidelines b.docx|Contract Seal Coat Guidelines]] and [[media:409 FY May 21 2021 Seal Coat Plans.pdf|Contract Seal Coat pdf Plan Sheets]]'''
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'''[[:Category:129 Public Involvement#If a virtual event|EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)]]'''
  
5/21/20: In [[:Category:403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement|EPG 403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement]], [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|EPG 409 Seal Coat]], [[413.3 Ultrathin Bonded Asphalt Wearing Surface|EPG 413.3 Ultrathin Bonded Asphalt Wearing Surface]] and other articles, this document has been updated to include CMS signs for Seal Coat projects.  In EPG 409, the [[media:409 FY2021 Contract Seal Coat Guidelines b.docx|Contract Seal Coat Guidelines]] and [[media:409 FY May 21 2021 Seal Coat Plans.pdf|Contract Seal Coat pdf Plan Sheets]] were also updated for the CMS signs.
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1/21/21: Additional guidance related to recording and posting virtual events is now available.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#Use for all LRFD bridge final designs initiated|LRFD Design Specifications Update]]'''  
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'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels|EPG 751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels]]'''
  
5/19/20: LRFD design specification notes were updated to reflect the required use of new or previous AASHTO releases.
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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.
  
'''New QRG'''
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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]]'''
  
5/15/20: The new [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CO_Contract_Payment_Estimate_Exception_Override.doc AWP CO Contract Payment Estimate Exception Override] is now available.
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1/12/21: Several scenarios have been provided to clarify guidance.
  
'''[[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:109 Measurement and Payment#109.12 Change Orders|EPG 109.12 Change Orders]]'''
  
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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1/7/21: Guidance has been clarified via a general re-write.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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1/4/21: Guidance updated to clarify shear connector welding requirements.
  
'''Accessible Pedestrian Signals'''  
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'''[[231.8 Bridge Width|EPG 231.8 Bridge Width]]'''
  
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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12/31/20: Guidance now reflects the latest practice of a 24 ft. minimum width.
  
'''[[413.1 Micro-Surfacing|EPG 413.1 Micro-Surfacing]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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12/31/20: New guidance for bolt testing and verification is now available.
  
'''RAI and RWPA System Requirements'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(A1.4) Standard Plans:|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, A1.4 Standard Plans]]'''
  
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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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.  
  
'''[[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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'''[[:Category:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.4.1.4 Acceptable Field Welding Processes|EPG 712.1.4.1.4 Acceptable Field Welding Processes]]'''
  
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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12/23/20: Clarified the field welding procedure that uses flux cored arc welding and shielded metal arc welding.
  
'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#Professional Service Contract Labor|EPG 108.1.4, Professional Service Contract Labor]]'''
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'''[[:Category:613 Pavement Repair#Description|EPG 613.1.2 Class A Partial Depth Pavement Repairs]]'''
  
4/28/20: New guidance is now available for the relatively rare occurrence of professional service contract labor.
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12/22/20: New guidance for Hot Pour Polymer Modified Resin-Based Material is now available.
  
'''[[237.8 Contract Time#Contract Administrative Costs|EPG 237.8.2 Liquidation Damages]]'''
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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]]'''
  
4/27/20: The "Contract Administrative Costs" table has been updated.
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12/18/20: Several MSE wall notes were clarified.
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''Pavement Type Selection Process'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[236.17 Junkyards|EPG 236.17 Junkyards]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
4/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated.
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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.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services|EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services]]'''
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'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
  
4/17/20: The process for consultant agreements has been streamlined and other guidance has been clarified.
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12/15/20: This new article provides details on each step and other important information needed to properly execute agreements.
  
'''Reinforcement of Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents and Concrete Pile Cap Integral End Bents'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H1.8) Include underline|EPG 751.50, H1.8]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[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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'''Integral End Bent Simple and Rigorous Pile Design'''
  
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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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.
  
'''Bluebeam Revu'''
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal#MO53|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
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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11/24/20: Information is now available for the new template, MO53 Preliminary Engineering Master Agreement.
  
'''Fracture Critical Member (FCM) Notes'''
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'''[[LPA:136.11 Local Public Agency Construction#136.11.13 Documentation Requirements|EPG 136.11.13 Documentation Requirements]]
  
4/720Fracture Critical Member (FCM) notes have been revised and moved from [https://epg.modot.org/index.php/751.5_Structural_Detailing_Guidelines#751.5.9.3.3_Fracture_Control_Plan_.28FCP.29 EPG 751.5.9.3.3] to [https://epg.modot.org/index.php/751.50_Standard_Detailing_Notes#A5._Miscellaneous EPG 751.50 A5.1] and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H1.23)|EPG 751.50 H1.23]].
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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]].
  
'''[[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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'''[[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]]'''
  
4/7/20: The guidance for the Facility Runoff Control Plan form has been expanded.
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11/20/20: New standard notes for Standard Drawing RHB08 to clarify note regarding design force.
  
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising|EPG 236.16 Outdoor Advertising]]'''
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'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts|EPG 147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts]]'''
  
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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11/12/20: Clarified that a Materials Summary is not needed for Job Order Contracts.
  
'''[[:Category:113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims|EPG 113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims]]'''
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'''Wing Lengths and C Bars'''
  
4/2/20: The procedures for handling contractor claims has been updated.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[media:616.8.10 interim.pdf|Fig. 616.8.10 - TMA Flagger - Lane Closure on Two-Lane Highways Using TMA Flaggers - DE/CM/MT]]'''
  
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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11/10/20: Interim guidance for TMA flagger operations is now available in [[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)|EPG 616.8 Typical Applications]].
  
'''[[153.8 Design#DE62|Design Division eAgreement Contracts]]'''
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'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines|EPG 751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines]]'''
  
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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11/9/20: Guidance has been added ([[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.9.2.1.1 Reinforcing Callouts|EPG 751.5.9.2.1.1 Reinforcing Callouts]], for example) to standardize the format for reinforcing callouts.

Latest revision as of 12:36, 22 January 2021

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.

Fig. 616.8.10 - TMA Flagger - Lane Closure on Two-Lane Highways Using TMA Flaggers - DE/CM/MT

11/10/20: Interim guidance for TMA flagger operations is now available in EPG 616.8 Typical Applications.

EPG 751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines

11/9/20: Guidance has been added (EPG 751.5.9.2.1.1 Reinforcing Callouts, for example) to standardize the format for reinforcing callouts.