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'''[[751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences|EPG 751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences]]'''
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'''Buy America Requirements'''
  
6/9/20: EPG 751.12 Protective Barriers was retitled EPG 751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences. Most of the article's contents was updated with guidance for new Type H barrierType D barrier is now the standard barrier for most bridges.
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2/25/21: Guidance in [[106.9 Buy America Requirement#As of March 1, 2021|EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement]] and [[106.21 Summary of Materials Inspected#106.21.1.1 Summary Packet of Materials Inspected|EPG 106.21.1.1 Summary Packet of Materials Inspected]] was added to utilize NTPEP compliance that AASHTO already has in place for programmatic acceptance of Buy AmericaIt significantly reduces paperwork and effort from suppliers, contractors, MoDOT and FHWA.  
  
'''[[153.21 Transportation Planning|EPG 153.21 Transportation Planning]]'''  
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'''EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes'''
  
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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2/23/21: Several [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#H3. Bearings|H3. Bearings]] notes were updated to clarify sole plate and anchor bolt coating requirements when superstructure is galvanized. Two notes, [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H3.29.2)|H3.29.2]] and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H3.49.2)|H3.49.2]], were added.
  
'''[[:Category:174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)|EPG 174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)]]'''
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'''School Speed Limit'''
  
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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2/22/21: Guidance for when to install a school speed limit flasher assembly was updated in [[902.12 Flashing Beacons (MUTCD Chapter 4L)#902.12.7 Procedures for Advance Beacon Installations by Outside Parties|EPG 902.12.7 Procedures for Advance Beacon Installations by Outside Parties]]. The guidance for the SPEED LIMIT XX WHEN FLASHING sign is now available in [[903.18 Signing for School Areas#903.18.14 School Speed Limit Flasher Assembly (S5-1) and END SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT Sign (S5-3) (MUTCD Section 7B.15)|EPG 903.18.14 School Speed Limit Flasher Assembly (S5-1) and END SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT Sign (S5-3)]]New guidance about stopping for school buses loading or unloading children is available in [[903.18 Signing for School Areas#903.18.16 STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS LOADING OR UNLOADING CHILDREN STATE LAW (Special R0-1), ALL LANES (Special W0-1) Signing|EPG 903.18.16 STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS LOADING OR UNLOADING CHILDREN STATE LAW (Special R0-1), ALL LANES (Special W0-1) Signing]].
  
'''[[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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'''Accessible Pedestrian Signal'''
  
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 projectsIn 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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2/22/21: In [[902.6 Pedestrian Control Features (MUTCD Chapter 4E)#902.6.9 Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Detectors – General (MUTCD Section 4E.09)|EPG 902.6.9 Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Detectors – General  through EPG 902.6.15 Post-installation Checklist of Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Maintenance]], guidance about Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) for the visually impaired has been expanded.  Standards and support are now provided for APS locations, walk indications, tactile arrows, locator tones, and extended pushbutton press features.  A [[media:902.6.15.1 checklist.xlsx|post-installation checklist]] has also been providedPages 15 and 16 of the [[media:136.9.4 2021.docx|ADA Checklist]] was also updated in [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#Construction and Materials|EPG 101  Standard Forms]], [[LPA:136.9 Plans, Specs and Estimates (PSE)|EPG 136.9 Plans, Specs and Estimates (PSE)]], and [[642.8 Sidewalk Design Criteria|EPG 642.8 Sidewalk Design Criteria]].  
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#Use for all LRFD bridge final designs initiated|LRFD Design Specifications Update]]'''  
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'''[[236.4 Description Writing and Titles#236.4.5.5 Right of Entry|EPG 236.4.5.5 Right of Entry]]'''
  
5/19/20: LRFD design specification notes were updated to reflect the required use of new or previous AASHTO releases.
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2/19/21: New Right of Entry guidance is available for when and how this agreement (RW21) should be used.  
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[238.2 Land Surveying#The signature and seal of the PLS|EPG 238.2.17 Professional Land Surveyor Review]]'''
  
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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2/19/21: Guidance was updated to reflect the legal requirement that permanent easements must be signed and sealed by the PLS.
  
'''[[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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'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)|EPG 147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)]]'''
  
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 hoursRevised the photo of the sign and AWRS assemble without the flags.
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2/18/21: The opening paragraph has been updated because the FHWA has incorporated their Final Rule for ID/IQ projects into 23 CFR 635 Subpart FJOCs are a procurement means for delivering ID/IQ projects.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
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'''[[media:902.5.8.3.1 checklist.xlsx|Statewide Signal/Lighting/Flasher Preventive Maintenance Checklist]]'''
  
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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2/17/21: This new Highway Safety/Traffic checklist is available at [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#Highway Safety/Traffic|EPG 101 Standard Forms]] and [[902.5 Traffic Control Signal Features (MUTCD Chapter 4D)#5. Preventive Maintenance|EPG 902.5.8.4 Record Keeping]].
  
'''Accessible Pedestrian Signals'''  
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'''[[237.13 Contract Plan File Name Convention#237.13.1 Design Contract Plans|EPG 237.13.1 Design Contract Plans]]'''
  
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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2/17/21: Clarified guidance about how to name contract plan files when typical sections are not included in the plans.
  
'''[[413.1 Micro-Surfacing|EPG 413.1 Micro-Surfacing]]'''
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'''[[127.1 Request for Environmental Services#127.1.2.1 Location/Conceptual Plan Stage|EPG 127.1.2.1 Location/Conceptual Plan Stage]]'''
  
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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2/11/21: Guidance was clarified that NEPA can be approved at location/conceptual plan stage for simple projects but occurs later for more complicated projects.
  
'''RAI and RWPA System Requirements'''
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'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review|EPG 134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review]]'''
  
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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2/9/10: Guidance has been clarified (for instance, Facilities Capital Cost of Money Rate is not included in the fixed fee calculation).
  
'''[[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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'''Open Cell Foam Joint and Preformed Compression Joint'''
  
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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2/8/21: Guidance for open cell foam joint seal and updated preformed compression seal for revised manufacturer data was implemented in [[751.13 Expansion Joint Systems#751.13.1.1.12 Expansion Type Selection Table|EPG 751.13.1.1.12 Expansion Type Selection Table]], [[751.13 Expansion Joint Systems#751.13.2 Preformed Silicone, EPDM, and Open Cell Foam Joint Seals|EPG 751.13.2 Preformed Silicone, EPDM, and Open Cell Foam Joint Seals]], [[751.13 Expansion Joint Systems#751.13.3 Preformed Compression Seal Expansion Joint System|EPG 751.13.3 Preformed Compression Seal Expansion Joint System]]. In [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#H5. Expansion Joint Systems|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, H5. Expansion Joint Systems]], preformed compression joint notes were updated and in [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#H5f. Open Cell Foam Joint Seal (Notes for Bridge Standard Drawings)|H5f. Open Cell Foam Joint Seal]], new notes for Bridge Standard Drawings were added.
  
'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#Professional Service Contract Labor|EPG 108.1.4, Professional Service Contract Labor]]'''
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'''[[751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders#751.22.1.4 Span and Structure Lengths|EPG 751.22.1.4 Span and Structure Lengths]]'''
  
4/28/20: New guidance is now available for the relatively rare occurrence of professional service contract labor.
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2/4/21: Guidance has been added that limits span lengths to 105 ft. for Type 6 girders due to stability issues arising from lengths greater than this length.
  
'''[[237.8 Contract Time#Contract Administrative Costs|EPG 237.8.2 Liquidation Damages]]'''
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'''EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes'''
  
4/27/20: The "Contract Administrative Costs" table has been updated.
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2/2/21: The coating requirements for Grade 50 W steel sole plate were clarified in the [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#Use the following note when ASTM A709 Grade 50W steel|notes associated with Standard Detailing H3.29.1]] and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H3.49.1) Use when ASTM A709 Grade 50W steel|H3.49.1]] as well as the Standard Detailing Notes H3.29.1 and H2.49.1 themselves.
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[231.4 Shoulder Width#231.4.2 Pavement Resurfacing and Rehabilitation Projects|EPG 231.4.2 Pavement Resurfacing and Rehabilitation Projects]] and [[231.4 Shoulder Width#231.4.3 Shoulder Widening Projects|EPG 231.4.3 Shoulder Widening Projects]]'''
  
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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2/1/21: Guidance has been revised to standardize the construction of shoulder widening projects across all the districts.  This revision also establishes that Type A2 and Type A3 shoulders are used only in conjunction with the construction of new pavement. [[231.4 Shoulder Width#231.4.3 Shoulder Widening Projects|EPG 231.4.3 Shoulder Widening Projects]] replaces the former non-numbered article, [[:Category:Minor Routes Shouldering Project Guidelines|EPG Minor Routes Shouldering Project Guidelines]].
  
'''[[236.17 Junkyards|EPG 236.17 Junkyards]]'''
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'''[[231.2 Clear Zones|EPG 231.2 Clear Zones]]'''
  
4/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated.
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2/1/21: Guidance now incorporates additional ''Roadside Design Guide'' (RDG) verbiage, RDG tables, and recommends a safety analysis as a means of documenting decisions for safety strategies.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services|EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services]]'''
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'''Early Acquisition and Advance Acquisition'''
  
4/17/20: The process for consultant agreements has been streamlined and other guidance has been clarified.
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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.
  
'''Reinforcement of Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents and Concrete Pile Cap Integral End Bents'''
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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]]'''
  
4/17/20: 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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1/26/21: Guidance about when to use flags on signs has been clarified.
  
'''[[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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'''QRG, [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AWP CO Estimate Final|AWP CO Estimate Final]]'''
  
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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1/22/21: A new QRG, [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CO_Estimate_Final.doc AASHTOWare Final Project Estimate], is available.  
  
'''Bluebeam Revu'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(I1.71)  Use|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
  
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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1/22/21: A new Standard Detailing Note, I1.71, replaces a detail on Bridge Std. Dwg. REDECK01.
  
'''Fracture Critical Member (FCM) Notes'''
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'''[[:Category:129 Public Involvement#If a virtual event|EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)]]'''
  
4/720:  Fracture Critical Member (FCM) notes have been revised and moved from [https://epg.modot.org/index.php/751.5_Structural_Detailing_Guidelines#751.5.9.3.3_Fracture_Control_Plan_.28FCP.29 EPG 751.5.9.3.3] to [https://epg.modot.org/index.php/751.50_Standard_Detailing_Notes#A5._Miscellaneous EPG 751.50 A5.1] and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H1.23)|EPG 751.50 H1.23]].
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1/21/21: Additional guidance related to recording and posting virtual events is now available.
  
'''[[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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'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels|EPG 751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels]]'''
  
4/7/20: The guidance for the Facility Runoff Control Plan form has been expanded.
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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.
  
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising|EPG 236.16 Outdoor Advertising]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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1/12/21: Several scenarios have been provided to clarify guidance.
  
'''[[:Category:113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims|EPG 113 Construction Inspection Guidance for Contractor's Claims]]'''
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'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.12 Change Orders|EPG 109.12 Change Orders]]'''
  
4/2/20: The procedures for handling contractor claims has been updated.
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1/7/21: Guidance has been clarified via a general re-write.
  
'''[[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:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding|EPG 712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding]]'''
  
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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1/4/21: Guidance updated to clarify shear connector welding requirements.

Latest revision as of 10:59, 25 February 2021

Buy America Requirements

2/25/21: Guidance in EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement and EPG 106.21.1.1 Summary Packet of Materials Inspected was added to utilize NTPEP compliance that AASHTO already has in place for programmatic acceptance of Buy America. It significantly reduces paperwork and effort from suppliers, contractors, MoDOT and FHWA.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

2/23/21: Several H3. Bearings notes were updated to clarify sole plate and anchor bolt coating requirements when superstructure is galvanized. Two notes, H3.29.2 and H3.49.2, were added.

School Speed Limit

2/22/21: Guidance for when to install a school speed limit flasher assembly was updated in EPG 902.12.7 Procedures for Advance Beacon Installations by Outside Parties. The guidance for the SPEED LIMIT XX WHEN FLASHING sign is now available in EPG 903.18.14 School Speed Limit Flasher Assembly (S5-1) and END SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT Sign (S5-3). New guidance about stopping for school buses loading or unloading children is available in EPG 903.18.16 STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS LOADING OR UNLOADING CHILDREN STATE LAW (Special R0-1), ALL LANES (Special W0-1) Signing.

Accessible Pedestrian Signal

2/22/21: In EPG 902.6.9 Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Detectors – General through EPG 902.6.15 Post-installation Checklist of Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Maintenance, guidance about Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) for the visually impaired has been expanded. Standards and support are now provided for APS locations, walk indications, tactile arrows, locator tones, and extended pushbutton press features. A post-installation checklist has also been provided. Pages 15 and 16 of the ADA Checklist was also updated in EPG 101 Standard Forms, EPG 136.9 Plans, Specs and Estimates (PSE), and EPG 642.8 Sidewalk Design Criteria.

EPG 236.4.5.5 Right of Entry

2/19/21: New Right of Entry guidance is available for when and how this agreement (RW21) should be used.

EPG 238.2.17 Professional Land Surveyor Review

2/19/21: Guidance was updated to reflect the legal requirement that permanent easements must be signed and sealed by the PLS.

EPG 147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)

2/18/21: The opening paragraph has been updated because the FHWA has incorporated their Final Rule for ID/IQ projects into 23 CFR 635 Subpart F. JOCs are a procurement means for delivering ID/IQ projects.

Statewide Signal/Lighting/Flasher Preventive Maintenance Checklist

2/17/21: This new Highway Safety/Traffic checklist is available at EPG 101 Standard Forms and EPG 902.5.8.4 Record Keeping.

EPG 237.13.1 Design Contract Plans

2/17/21: Clarified guidance about how to name contract plan files when typical sections are not included in the plans.

EPG 127.1.2.1 Location/Conceptual Plan Stage

2/11/21: Guidance was clarified that NEPA can be approved at location/conceptual plan stage for simple projects but occurs later for more complicated projects.

EPG 134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review

2/9/10: Guidance has been clarified (for instance, Facilities Capital Cost of Money Rate is not included in the fixed fee calculation).

Open Cell Foam Joint and Preformed Compression Joint

2/8/21: Guidance for open cell foam joint seal and updated preformed compression seal for revised manufacturer data was implemented in EPG 751.13.1.1.12 Expansion Type Selection Table, EPG 751.13.2 Preformed Silicone, EPDM, and Open Cell Foam Joint Seals, EPG 751.13.3 Preformed Compression Seal Expansion Joint System. In EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, H5. Expansion Joint Systems, preformed compression joint notes were updated and in H5f. Open Cell Foam Joint Seal, new notes for Bridge Standard Drawings were added.

EPG 751.22.1.4 Span and Structure Lengths

2/4/21: Guidance has been added that limits span lengths to 105 ft. for Type 6 girders due to stability issues arising from lengths greater than this length.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

2/2/21: The coating requirements for Grade 50 W steel sole plate were clarified in the notes associated with Standard Detailing H3.29.1 and H3.49.1 as well as the Standard Detailing Notes H3.29.1 and H2.49.1 themselves.

EPG 231.4.2 Pavement Resurfacing and Rehabilitation Projects and EPG 231.4.3 Shoulder Widening Projects

2/1/21: Guidance has been revised to standardize the construction of shoulder widening projects across all the districts. This revision also establishes that Type A2 and Type A3 shoulders are used only in conjunction with the construction of new pavement. EPG 231.4.3 Shoulder Widening Projects replaces the former non-numbered article, EPG Minor Routes Shouldering Project Guidelines.

EPG 231.2 Clear Zones

2/1/21: Guidance now incorporates additional Roadside Design Guide (RDG) verbiage, RDG tables, and recommends a safety analysis as a means of documenting decisions for safety strategies.

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.