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'''[[236.6 Appraisal and Appraisal Review#Duration of Approval of Fee Appraisers on the Roster of Approved Appraisers/Reviewers|EPG 236.6.5.3, Duration of Approval of Fee Appraisers on the Roster of Approved Appraisers/Reviewers]]'''
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'''Integral End Bent Simple and Rigorous Pile Design'''
  
7/30/20: Guidance about the renewal application process has been clarified.
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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.
  
'''[[903.5 Regulatory Signs#903.5.21 WRONG WAY Sign (R5-1a) (MUTCD Section 2B.38)|EPG 903.5.21 WRONG WAY Sign (R5-1a)]]'''
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal#MO53|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
7/30/20: Fig. 903.5.21.1, Example of Application of Regulatory Signing and Pavement Markings at an Exit Ramp Termination to Deter Wrong-Way Entry, was updated to reflect current practice.
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11/24/20: Information is now available for the new template, MO53 Preliminary Engineering Master Agreement.
  
'''[[237.4 Plan-Profile Sheets#237.4.8 Reference Point Sheet|EPG 237.4.8 Reference Point Sheet]] and [[237.4 Plan-Profile Sheets#237.4.9 Coordinate Point Sheet|EPG 237.4.9 Coordinate Point Sheet]]'''
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'''[[LPA:136.11 Local Public Agency Construction#136.11.13 Documentation Requirements|EPG 136.11.13 Documentation Requirements]]
  
7/29/20: It is now permissible to not show the State Plane Coordinates on the Reference Point Sheet.
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11/23/20: MoDOT will no longer be approving specific software for use; the LPA must ensure the software chosen meets the outlined criteria.  Guidance about what should be documented in the construction diaries was clarified in [[LPA:136.11 Local Public Agency Construction#136.11.13.1 Project Diaries|EPG 136.11.13.1 Project Diaries]].
  
'''[[121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making|EPG 121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making]]'''
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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]]'''
  
7/29/20: A general re-write of this article has updated it to reflect current practice.  
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11/20/20: New standard notes for Standard Drawing RHB08 to clarify note regarding design force.
  
'''[[127.3 Community Impact Assessment|EPG 127.3 Community Impact Assessment]]'''
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'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts|EPG 147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts]]'''
  
7/24/20: Guidance was revised and updated to reflect current practice and law.
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11/12/20: Clarified that a Materials Summary is not needed for Job Order Contracts.
  
'''[[616.16 Law Enforcement Services#616.16.3 Guidelines for the Use of Law Enforcement Services|EPG 616.16.3 Guidelines for the Use of Law Enforcement Services]]'''
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'''Wing Lengths and C Bars'''
  
7/17/20: New guidance is now available to clarify goals and expectations for the use of law enforcement services.
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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.
  
'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.7.1.3 Progress Schedules|EPG 108.7.1.3 Progress Schedules]]'''
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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]]'''
  
7/16/20: Formerly entitled as EPG 108.7.1.3 Work Schedules, this guidance has been updated to current practice.
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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]].
  
'''[[617.1 Temporary Traffic Barriers#When traffic barrier is required to be moved|EPG 617.1, Relocating Temporary Traffic Barrier]]'''
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'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines|EPG 751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines]]'''
  
7/15/20: Guidance on how to properly use the Relocating Temporary Traffic Barrier pay item was added.
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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.
  
'''[[104.7 Scoping Estimates#Maintenance of Traffic Operations During Construction (Sec 104.7.3)|EPG 104.7, Maintenance of Traffic Operations During Construction]]'''
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'''[[121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)|EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)]]'''
  
7/15/20: New guidance, including best practices, 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.
  
'''[[106.20 Reporting#106.20.6 Material Transfer Reports|EPG 106.20.6 Material Transfer Reports]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(A2.9)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
7/14/20: Guidance was updated to reflect the change to AASHTOWare Project (AWP) from Sitemanager and further clarify the Material Transfer process.
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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]]'''
  
7/10/20: The new [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_MA_Sample_Record_Changing_Material_Code_Source_or_SampleType.docx AWP MA Sample Record Changing Material Code Source or Sample Type] is now available in [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)|EPG 101 Standard Forms, AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)]].
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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.
  
'''[[902.19 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 902#Signal Maintenance|EPG 902.19 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 902]]
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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]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[153.15 Maintenance|EPG 153.15 Maintenance]]'''
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'''Sand Barrel Impact Attenuator Arrays'''
  
7/2/20: The signature requirements for 7 contracts were updated.  Several archaic contracts were deleted.
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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.
  
'''Electronically Signed and Sealed Plan Sheets for Consultant Designed Projects'''
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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]]'''
  
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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10/28/20: On-call consultant guidance has been updated.
  
'''[[:Category:903 Highway Signing|EPG 903 Highway Signing]]'''
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'''[[237.8 Contract Time#237.8.2 Liquidated Damages|EPG 237.8.2 Liquidated Damages]]'''
  
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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10/26/20: Guidance was clarified to provide justification for higher liquidated damages.
  
'''[[153.14 Information Systems|EPG 153.14 Information Systems]]'''
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'''[[:Category:1048 Pavement Marking Material#1048.2.7.3 Acceptance|EPG 1048.2.7.3 Acceptance]]'''
  
7/1/20: The signature requirements for these agreements have been updated.
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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.
  
'''[[153.13 Human Resources|EPG 153.13 Human Resources]]'''
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'''Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils'''
  
7/1/20: The signature requirements for HR04 and HR05 have been updated and clarified.
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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.
  
'''[[153.12 Highway Safety|EPG 153.12 Highway Safety]]'''
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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]]'''
  
7/1/20: The drafting, review and signature requirements for these contracts have been updated and clarified.
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10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.  
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review|EPG 134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review]]'''
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'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.16 Project Dates|EPG 108.16 Project Dates]]'''
  
6/25/20: Clarified guidance about fixed fees and the on-call master agreements.
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9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#Consultant invoices for projects|EPG 134.5.1 Invoicing]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(J1.21a)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
6/24/20: Additional contact guidance 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.  
  
'''[[153.18 Multimodal|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H7.8.2) Use note|New 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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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.
  
'''[[media: 703.2.12 PODI Bridge Deck Pour Checklist.pdf|PODI Bridge Deck Pour Checklist]]'''
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'''[[237.5 Special Provisions|EPG 237.5 Special Provisions]]'''
  
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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9/22/20:  Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
  
'''[[:Category:105 Control of Work#105.9.14 Project Diaries|EPG 105.9.14 Project Diaries]]'''
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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]]'''
  
6/19/20: Guidance has been updated to current AASHTOWARE procedures.
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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
  
'''[[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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'''[[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]]'''
  
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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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to clarify pile uplift design requirements for pile cap footing and to implement DSB-16-02 requirements.
  
'''[[: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: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)]]'''
  
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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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.