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'''[[:Category:105 Control of Work#105.9.14 Project Diaries|EPG 105.9.14 Project Diaries]]'''
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal#MO53|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
6/19/20: Guidance has been updated to current AASHTOWARE procedures.
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11/24/20: Information is now available for the new template, MO53 Preliminary Engineering Master Agreement.
  
'''[[237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents#237.9.3.6 Finalizing the PS&E for Advertisement|EPG 237.9.3.6 Finalizing the PS&E for Advertisement]] and [[237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents#237.9.3.7 Posting Projects for Advertisement|EPG 237.9.3.7 Posting Projects for Advertisement]]'''
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'''[[LPA:136.11 Local Public Agency Construction#136.11.13 Documentation Requirements|EPG 136.11.13 Documentation Requirements]]
  
6/18/20: Guidance has been updated since proposals are not advertised anymore. The proposal is now split into a Bid Book, Roadway JSPs, and Bridge JSPs and each is advertised.   
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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]].   
  
'''[[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)#When a DBE is a prime|EPG 146.3.1 DBE Subcontract – Performing Work Onsite]]'''
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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]]'''
  
6/17/20: New guidance clarified that when a DBE is a prime contractor, a CUF should be performed on the DBE firm as well as any other DBE firms being utilized. The CUF review should be conducted on the prime DBE every 60 days until the project is completed.  
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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]]'''
  
6/11/20: The new [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_MA_IAS_Lab_Audit.doc AWP MA I.A.S. Lab Audit] is now available.
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11/12/20: Clarified that a Materials Summary is not needed for Job Order Contracts.
  
'''[[751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences|EPG 751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences]]'''
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'''Wing Lengths and C Bars'''
  
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 barrier.  Type D barrier is now the standard barrier for most bridges.
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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.
  
'''[[153.21 Transportation Planning|EPG 153.21 Transportation Planning]]'''  
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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]]'''
  
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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11/10/20: Interim guidance for TMA flagger operations is now available in [[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)|EPG 616.8 Typical Applications]].
  
'''[[:Category:174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)|EPG 174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)]]'''
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'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines|EPG 751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)|EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)]]'''
  
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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11/5/20: STIP information and the annual process to update the STIP were updated to current practice.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#Use for all LRFD bridge final designs initiated|LRFD Design Specifications Update]]'''  
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(A2.9)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
5/19/20: LRFD design specification notes were updated to reflect the required use of new or previous AASHTO releases.
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11/2/20: Verbiage in A2.9 was updated to match new Standard Plan wording.
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[:Category:129 Public Involvement|EPG 129 Public Involvement]] and [[127.14 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Classification and Documents#127.14.3.1 Categorical Exclusion|EPG 127.14.3.1 Categorical Exclusion]]'''
  
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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10/30/20: Updated Programmatic Categorical Exclusion (PCE) and “virtual” public involvement requirements to bring policy into compliance with the federal NEPA regulations. EPG 129 Public Involvement was generally re-written.
  
'''[[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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'''[[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.22 Types of Piling|EPG 751.1.2.22 Types of Piling]] and [[751.24 LFD Retaining Walls#MSE Wall Construction:|EPG 751.24.2.1 Design, MSE Wall Construction: Pipe Pile Spacers Guidance]]'''
  
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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10/30/20: Guidance clarified pile spacer embedment requirements when rock is anticipated within a 5 - 10 ft. zone below the MSE wall leveling pad.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
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'''Sand Barrel Impact Attenuator Arrays'''
  
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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10/29/20: Guidance in [[:Category:612 Impact Attenuators#612.2 Sand-Filled Impact Attenuators (Sand Barrels)|EPG 612.2 Sand-Filled Impact Attenuators (Sand Barrels)]] and [[:Category:612 Impact Attenuators#Sand-Filled Impact Attenuator Array|EPG 612.3 Construction Inspection Guidelines]] was updated to clarify how the sand barrel impact attenuator arrays are paid for and used in work zones.
  
'''Accessible Pedestrian Signals'''  
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'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process – Standard Solicitation Method for On-Call Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts|EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process – Standard Solicitation Method for On-Call Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts]]'''
  
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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10/28/20:  On-call consultant guidance has been updated.
  
'''[[413.1 Micro-Surfacing|EPG 413.1 Micro-Surfacing]]'''
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'''[[237.8 Contract Time#237.8.2 Liquidated Damages|EPG 237.8.2 Liquidated Damages]]'''
  
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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10/26/20: Guidance was clarified to provide justification for higher liquidated damages.
  
'''RAI and RWPA System Requirements'''
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'''[[:Category:1048 Pavement Marking Material#1048.2.7.3 Acceptance|EPG 1048.2.7.3 Acceptance]]'''
  
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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10/22/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect the current process for how acrylic waterborne and high build acrylic waterborne traffic marking are accepted.
  
'''[[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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'''Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils'''
  
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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10/19/20: Guidance in [[751.36 Driven Piles|EPG 751.36 Driven Piles]] (particularly in [[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.2.2.2 Cast-In-Place (CIP) Pile|EPG 751.36.2.2.2 Cast-In-Place (CIP) Pile]], [[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.5.7.1 Design Values for Individual HP Pile|EPG 751.36.5.7.1 Design Values for Individual HP Pile]], and [[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.5.10 Pile Nominal Axial Compressive Resistance|EPG 751.36.5.10 Pile Nominal Axial Compressive Resistance]]) was updated to implement maximum axial loads in sands and clarified minimum nominal wall thickness requirements for CIP pile. Numerous standard detailing notes in [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#G. Substructure Notes|EPG 751.50, G. Substructure Notes]] for hooks of vertical bar requirements for column and CIP piles were also clarified.
  
'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#Professional Service Contract Labor|EPG 108.1.4, Professional Service Contract Labor]]'''
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'''[[236.7 Negotiation#236.7.4.4 Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate|EPG 236.7.4.4 Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate, When Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate is Used]]'''
  
4/28/20: New guidance is now available for the relatively rare occurrence of professional service contract labor.
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10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.  
  
'''[[237.8 Contract Time#Contract Administrative Costs|EPG 237.8.2 Liquidation Damages]]'''
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'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.16 Project Dates|EPG 108.16 Project Dates]]'''
  
4/27/20: The "Contract Administrative Costs" table has been updated.
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9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(J1.21a)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
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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9/28/20: Dowel requirements for inverted U-shape precast coping for large block (panel) MSE walls in Standard Note J1.21a were clarified.  
  
'''[[236.17 Junkyards|EPG 236.17 Junkyards]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H7.8.2) Use note|New Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
4/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated.
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9/23/20: New Note H7.8.2 is available when requiring epoxy-mastic primer coating on galvanized drain support brackets that come in contact with weathering steel beams/girders.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services|EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services]]'''
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'''[[237.5 Special Provisions|EPG 237.5 Special Provisions]]'''
  
4/17/20: The process for consultant agreements has been streamlined and other guidance has been clarified.
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9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
  
'''Reinforcement of Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents and Concrete Pile Cap Integral End Bents'''
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'''[[127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities|EPG 127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities]]'''
  
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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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
  
'''[[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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'''[[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.5.8 Additional Provisions for Pile Cap Footings|EPG 751.36.5.8 Additional Provisions for Pile Cap Footings]]'''
  
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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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to clarify pile uplift design requirements for pile cap footing and to implement DSB-16-02 requirements.
  
'''Bluebeam Revu'''
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'''[[:Category:203 Roadway and Drainage Excavation, Embankment and Compaction#203.2.3.1.2 Embankment in Place (Contractor-Furnished Borrow)|EPG 203.2.3.1.2 Embankment in Place (Contractor-Furnished Borrow)]]'''
  
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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9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.
  
'''Fracture Critical Member (FCM) Notes'''
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'''[[127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources|EPG 127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources]]'''
  
4/7/20: 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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9/11/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect changes in the Section 106 processes that have incrementally occurred over the last few years.

Latest revision as of 14:29, 24 November 2020

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.

EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

11/5/20: STIP information and the annual process to update the STIP were updated to current practice.

Updated Standard Detailing Note

11/2/20: Verbiage in A2.9 was updated to match new Standard Plan wording.

EPG 129 Public Involvement and EPG 127.14.3.1 Categorical Exclusion

10/30/20: Updated Programmatic Categorical Exclusion (PCE) and “virtual” public involvement requirements to bring policy into compliance with the federal NEPA regulations. EPG 129 Public Involvement was generally re-written.

EPG 751.1.2.22 Types of Piling and EPG 751.24.2.1 Design, MSE Wall Construction: Pipe Pile Spacers Guidance

10/30/20: Guidance clarified pile spacer embedment requirements when rock is anticipated within a 5 - 10 ft. zone below the MSE wall leveling pad.

Sand Barrel Impact Attenuator Arrays

10/29/20: Guidance in EPG 612.2 Sand-Filled Impact Attenuators (Sand Barrels) and EPG 612.3 Construction Inspection Guidelines was updated to clarify how the sand barrel impact attenuator arrays are paid for and used in work zones.

EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process – Standard Solicitation Method for On-Call Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts

10/28/20: On-call consultant guidance has been updated.

EPG 237.8.2 Liquidated Damages

10/26/20: Guidance was clarified to provide justification for higher liquidated damages.

EPG 1048.2.7.3 Acceptance

10/22/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect the current process for how acrylic waterborne and high build acrylic waterborne traffic marking are accepted.

Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils

10/19/20: Guidance in EPG 751.36 Driven Piles (particularly in EPG 751.36.2.2.2 Cast-In-Place (CIP) Pile, EPG 751.36.5.7.1 Design Values for Individual HP Pile, and EPG 751.36.5.10 Pile Nominal Axial Compressive Resistance) was updated to implement maximum axial loads in sands and clarified minimum nominal wall thickness requirements for CIP pile. Numerous standard detailing notes in EPG 751.50, G. Substructure Notes for hooks of vertical bar requirements for column and CIP piles were also clarified.

EPG 236.7.4.4 Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate, When Agreement for Purchase of Real Estate is Used

10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.

EPG 108.16 Project Dates

9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.

Updated Standard Detailing Note

9/28/20: Dowel requirements for inverted U-shape precast coping for large block (panel) MSE walls in Standard Note J1.21a were clarified.

New Standard Detailing Note

9/23/20: New Note H7.8.2 is available when requiring epoxy-mastic primer coating on galvanized drain support brackets that come in contact with weathering steel beams/girders.

EPG 237.5 Special Provisions

9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.

EPG 127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities

9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.

EPG 751.36.5.8 Additional Provisions for Pile Cap Footings

9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to clarify pile uplift design requirements for pile cap footing and to implement DSB-16-02 requirements.

EPG 203.2.3.1.2 Embankment in Place (Contractor-Furnished Borrow)

9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.

EPG 127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources

9/11/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect changes in the Section 106 processes that have incrementally occurred over the last few years.