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'''[[902.19 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 902#Signal Maintenance|EPG 902.19 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 902]]
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'''Integral End Bent Simple and Rigorous Pile Design'''
  
7/10/20: New signal maintenance guidance provides more details on the intent of Sec 902.2 and helps ensure consistent administration of contract signal work.
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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.
  
'''[[153.15 Maintenance|EPG 153.15 Maintenance]]'''
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal#MO53|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
7/2/20: The signature requirements for 7 contracts were updated. Several archaic contracts were deleted,
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11/24/20: Information is now available for the new template, MO53 Preliminary Engineering Master Agreement.
  
'''Electronically Signed and Sealed Plan Sheets for Consultant Designed Projects'''
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'''[[LPA:136.11 Local Public Agency Construction#136.11.13 Documentation Requirements|EPG 136.11.13 Documentation Requirements]]
  
7/2/20: Guidance in [[237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents#If choosing to electronically sign|EPG 237.9.6 Consultant Designed Projects]] was updated to show the new security requirements associated with the upgrade of ProjectWise to Version 10.
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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:903 Highway Signing|EPG 903 Highway Signing]]'''
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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]]'''
  
7/2/20: A large number of updates to current practices, including new guidance for consumable inventory and operational updates, are now available in [[:Category:903 Highway Signing|EPG 903 Highway Signing]], [[903.2 Extent of Signing|EPG 903.2 Extent of Signing]] and the newly re-titled [[903.3 Ground-Mounted Sign Supports|EPG 903.3 Ground-Mounted Sign Supports]] (formerly EPG 903.3 Post-Mounted Signing).
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11/20/20: New standard notes for Standard Drawing RHB08 to clarify note regarding design force.
  
'''[[153.14 Information Systems|EPG 153.14 Information Systems]]'''
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'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts|EPG 147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts]]'''
  
7/1/20: The signature requirements for these agreements have been updated.
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11/12/20: Clarified that a Materials Summary is not needed for Job Order Contracts.
  
'''[[153.13 Human Resources|EPG 153.13 Human Resources]]'''
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'''Wing Lengths and C Bars'''
  
7/1/20: The signature requirements for HR04 and HR05 have been updated and clarified.
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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.
  
'''[[153.12 Highway Safety|EPG 153.12 Highway Safety]]'''
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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]]'''
  
7/1/20: The drafting, review and signature requirements for these contracts have been updated and clarified.
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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:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review|EPG 134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review]]'''
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'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines|EPG 751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines]]'''
  
6/25/20: Clarified guidance about fixed fees and the on-call master agreements.
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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.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#Consultant invoices for projects|EPG 134.5.1 Invoicing]]'''
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'''[[121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)|EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)]]'''
  
6/24/20: Additional contact guidance is now available.
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11/5/20: STIP information and the annual process to update the STIP were updated to current practice.
  
'''[[153.18 Multimodal|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(A2.9)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
6/23/20: A new eAgreement, MO21 Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act Agreement, has been added to the listings.  
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11/2/20: Verbiage in A2.9 was updated to match new Standard Plan wording.
  
'''[[media: 703.2.12 PODI Bridge Deck Pour Checklist.pdf|PODI Bridge Deck Pour Checklist]]'''
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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]]'''
  
6/23/20: The new, FHWA-based "PODI Bridfe Deck Pour Checklist" fillable form replaces the former textual guidance of [[:Category:703 Concrete Masonry Construction#703.2.12 Checklist|EPG 703.2.12 Checklist]].  The form is also available in [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#Construction and Materials|EPG 101 Standard Forms, Construction and Materials]].
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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.
  
'''[[:Category:105 Control of Work#105.9.14 Project Diaries|EPG 105.9.14 Project Diaries]]'''
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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]]'''
  
6/19/20: Guidance has been updated to current AASHTOWARE procedures.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''Sand Barrel Impact Attenuator Arrays'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[: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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'''[[: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]]'''
  
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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10/28/20: On-call consultant guidance has been updated.
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[237.8 Contract Time#237.8.2 Liquidated Damages|EPG 237.8.2 Liquidated Damages]]'''
  
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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10/26/20: Guidance was clarified to provide justification for higher liquidated damages.
  
'''[[751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences|EPG 751.12 Barriers, Curbs and Fences]]'''
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'''[[:Category:1048 Pavement Marking Material#1048.2.7.3 Acceptance|EPG 1048.2.7.3 Acceptance]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[153.21 Transportation Planning|EPG 153.21 Transportation Planning]]'''  
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'''Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils'''
  
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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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:174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)|EPG 174 Maintenance Management System (MMS)]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.  
  
'''[[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:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.16 Project Dates|EPG 108.16 Project Dates]]'''
  
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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9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
  
'''[[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#(J1.21a)|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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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 QRG'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H7.8.2) Use note|New Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[237.5 Special Provisions|EPG 237.5 Special Provisions]]'''
  
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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9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
  
'''Accessible Pedestrian Signals'''  
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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]]'''
  
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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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to clarify pile uplift design requirements for pile cap footing and to implement DSB-16-02 requirements.
  
'''[[413.1 Micro-Surfacing|EPG 413.1 Micro-Surfacing]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
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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9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.

Latest revision as of 13:00, 30 November 2020

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.

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.