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'''[[153.5 Bridge|EPG 153.5 Bridge]]'''
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'''Integral End Bent Simple and Rigorous Pile Design'''
  
8/13/20: The list of agreements were revised to include a column with applicable MHTC policies.  Archaic contracts were deleted.
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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.
  
'''[[127.9 Floodplain Management#127.9.3.4 Completing a Floodplain Development Permit Application and “No-Rise” Certification|EPG 127.9.3.4 Completing a Floodplain Development Permit Application and “No-Rise” Certification]]'''
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'''[[153.18 Multimodal#MO53|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
  
8/13/20: Brief, new guidance has been added to make CFR requirements more apparent.
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11/24/20: Information is now available for the new template, MO53 Preliminary Engineering Master Agreement.
  
'''[[153.7 Customer Relations|EPG 153.7 Customer Relations]] and [[153.22 Utility|EPG 153.22 Utility]]'''
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'''[[LPA:136.11 Local Public Agency Construction#136.11.13 Documentation Requirements|EPG 136.11.13 Documentation Requirements]]
  
8/12/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
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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]]. 
  
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#Digital Upgrade Request|EPG 236.16.12 Digital Sign Upgrade Process]]'''
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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]]'''
  
8/12/20: Guidance for the request process was clarified.  Owners were informed that the request may be denied if they do not provide the necessary documentation.
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11/20/20: New standard notes for Standard Drawing RHB08 to clarify note regarding design force.
  
'''[[:Category:503 Bridge Approach Slabs#Bridge Approach Slab (Minor Road) Sub-class Requirements|EPG 503.2 New and Replacement Bridges on Minor Roads]]'''
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'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts|EPG 147.3.6 Closing JOC Contracts]]'''
  
8/7/20: Guidance was updated to reflect current practice concerning asphalt type. Asphalt designation for minor roads is now shown on roadway plans.
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11/12/20: Clarified that a Materials Summary is not needed for Job Order Contracts.
  
'''[[236.14 Change in Route Status Report#236.14.8 Change in Route Marking|EPG 236.14.8 Change in Route Marking]]'''
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'''Wing Lengths and C Bars'''
  
8/3/20: Guidance was updated to include the Change in Route Marking Report shall be submitted to Central Office Highway Safety and Traffic for processing.  
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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.
  
'''[[153.18 Multimodal|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
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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]]'''
  
8/3/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
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11/10/20: Interim guidance for TMA flagger operations is now available in [[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)|EPG 616.8 Typical Applications]].
  
'''[[153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits|EPG 153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits]]'''
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'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines|EPG 751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines]]'''
  
7/31/20: The signature requirements for 3 contracts have been updated.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)|EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)]]'''
  
7/30/20: Guidance about the renewal application process has been clarified.
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11/5/20: STIP information and the annual process to update the STIP were updated to current practice.
  
'''[[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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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(A2.9)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
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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11/2/20: Verbiage in A2.9 was updated to match new Standard Plan wording.
  
'''[[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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'''[[: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]]'''
  
7/29/20: It is now permissible to not show the State Plane Coordinates on the Coordinate Point Sheet and the Reference Point Sheet.
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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.
  
'''[[121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making|EPG 121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making]]'''
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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]]'''
  
7/29/20: A general re-write of this article has updated it to reflect current practice.  
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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.
  
'''[[127.3 Community Impact Assessment|EPG 127.3 Community Impact Assessment]]'''
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'''Sand Barrel Impact Attenuator Arrays'''
  
7/24/20: Guidance was revised and updated to reflect current practice and law.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[: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]]'''
  
7/17/20: New guidance is now available to clarify goals and expectations for the use of law enforcement services.
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10/28/20: On-call consultant guidance has been updated.
  
'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.7.1.3 Progress Schedules|EPG 108.7.1.3 Progress Schedules]]'''
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'''[[237.8 Contract Time#237.8.2 Liquidated Damages|EPG 237.8.2 Liquidated Damages]]'''
  
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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10/26/20: Guidance was clarified to provide justification for higher liquidated damages.
  
'''[[617.1 Temporary Traffic Barriers#When traffic barrier is required to be moved|EPG 617.1, Relocating Temporary Traffic Barrier]]'''
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'''[[:Category:1048 Pavement Marking Material#1048.2.7.3 Acceptance|EPG 1048.2.7.3 Acceptance]]'''
  
7/15/20: Guidance on how to properly use the Relocating Temporary Traffic Barrier pay item was added.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''Minimum Wall Thickness for CIP Piles and Limited Nominal Axial Resistance of CIP Piles Embedded and Tipped in Cohesionless Soils'''
  
7/15/20: New guidance, including best practices, is now available.
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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.
  
'''[[106.20 Reporting#106.20.6 Material Transfer Reports|EPG 106.20.6 Material Transfer Reports]]'''
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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]]'''
  
7/14/20: Guidance was updated to reflect the change to AASHTOWare Project (AWP) from Sitemanager and further clarify the Material Transfer process.
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10/9/20: To reflect legal requirements, Tax Lien guidance was added.  
  
'''New QRG'''
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'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.16 Project Dates|EPG 108.16 Project Dates]]'''
  
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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9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
  
'''[[902.19 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 902#Signal Maintenance|EPG 902.19 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 902]]
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(J1.21a)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
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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9/28/20: Dowel requirements for inverted U-shape precast coping for large block (panel) MSE walls in Standard Note J1.21a were clarified.  
  
'''[[153.15 Maintenance|EPG 153.15 Maintenance]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H7.8.2) Use note|New Standard Detailing Note]]'''
  
7/2/20: The signature requirements for 7 contracts were updated. Several archaic contracts were deleted.
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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.
  
'''Electronically Signed and Sealed Plan Sheets for Consultant Designed Projects'''
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'''[[237.5 Special Provisions|EPG 237.5 Special Provisions]]'''
  
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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9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
  
'''[[:Category:903 Highway Signing|EPG 903 Highway Signing]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
  
'''[[153.14 Information Systems|EPG 153.14 Information Systems]]'''
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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]]'''
  
7/1/20: The signature requirements for these agreements have been updated.
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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.
  
'''[[153.13 Human Resources|EPG 153.13 Human Resources]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
7/1/20: The signature requirements for HR04 and HR05 have been updated and clarified.
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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.