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'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#108.16 Project Dates|EPG 108.16 Project Dates]]'''
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'''Early Acquisition and Advance Acquisition'''
  
9/30/20: EPG 108.16 has been rewritten to reflect the move to AWP.
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1/27/21: New [[127.14 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Classification and Documents#127.14.3.7 Early and Advanced Acquisition of Right of Way|EPG 127.14.3.7 Early and Advanced Acquisition of Right of Way]] and extensively updated [[236.3 Administration#236.3.4 Right of Way Acquisition Authority and Project Funding|EPG 236.3.4 Right of Way Acquisition Authority and Project Funding]] (especially [[236.3 Administration#236.3.4.4 Early and Advance Acquisition|EPG 236.3.4.4 Early and Advance Acquisition]]) now present guidance that match new FHWA requirements.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(J1.21a)|Updated Standard Detailing Note]]'''
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'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#616.6.2.2 Flags and Advance Warning Rail System on Signs|EPG 616.6.2.2 Flags and Advance Warning Rail System on Signs]]'''
  
9/28/20: Dowel requirements for inverted U-shape precast coping for large block (panel) MSE walls in Standard Note J1.21a were clarified.  
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1/26/21: Guidance about when to use flags on signs has been clarified.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H7.8.2) Use note|New Standard Detailing Note]]'''
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'''QRG, [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AWP CO Estimate Final|AWP CO Estimate Final]]'''
  
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.
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1/22/21: A new QRG, [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CO_Estimate_Final.doc AASHTOWare Final Project Estimate], is available.  
  
'''[[237.5 Special Provisions|EPG 237.5 Special Provisions]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(I1.71)  Use|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
  
9/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated to current practice.
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1/22/21: A new Standard Detailing Note, I1.71, replaces a detail on Bridge Std. Dwg. REDECK01.
  
'''[[127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities|EPG 127.27 Guidelines for Obtaining Environmental Clearance for Off-Site Activities]]'''
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'''[[:Category:129 Public Involvement#If a virtual event|EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)]]'''
  
9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practice.
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1/21/21: Additional guidance related to recording and posting virtual events is now available.
  
'''[[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]]'''
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'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels|EPG 751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels]]'''
  
9/16/20: Guidance has been updated to clarify pile uplift design requirements for pile cap footing and to implement DSB-16-02 requirements.
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1/20/21: Two levels used for internal editorial purposes were added to the list of Bridge CADD levels.  Also added were some basic instructions for printing editorial content in color on an otherwise black and white print drawing.
  
'''[[: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)]]'''
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'''[[:Category:107 Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public#107.12 Contractor's Responsibility for Work|EPG 107.12 Contractor's Responsibility for Work]]'''
  
9/16/20: Contractor-furnished borrow guidance has been updated to current practice.
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1/12/21: Several scenarios have been provided to clarify guidance.
  
'''[[127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources|EPG 127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources]]'''
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'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.12 Change Orders|EPG 109.12 Change Orders]]'''
  
9/11/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect changes in the Section 106 processes that have incrementally occurred over the last few years.
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1/7/21: Guidance has been clarified via a general re-write.
  
'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#147.3.11 Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)|EPG 147.3.11 Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)]]'''
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'''[[:Category:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding|EPG 712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding]]'''
  
9/2/20: This new guidance provides clarification for the process.
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1/4/21: Guidance updated to clarify shear connector welding requirements.
  
'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#Erosion Control Change Orders|EPG 109.12 Change Orders, Non-major change orders (Change Order level 2)]]'''
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'''[[231.8 Bridge Width|EPG 231.8 Bridge Width]]'''
  
8/20/20: Guidance has been updated to current Environmental Change Orders instructions.
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12/31/20: Guidance now reflects the latest practice of a 24 ft. minimum width.
  
'''Bolt Specs and Welding Inspection'''
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'''[[:Category:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.5.4 Bolt Testing and Verification|EPG 712.1.5.4 Bolt Testing and Verification]]'''
  
8/18/20: Bolt specs have been corrected to the latest ASTM and welding inspection procedures have been clarified in numerous articles including  [[:Category:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.5 High Strength Bolts (Sec 712.7)|EPG 712.1.5 High Strength Bolts]], [[751.14 Steel Superstructure|EPG 751.14 Steel Superstructure]] and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#H3f. Pot Bearing Pad Assembly|EPG 751.50, H3f. Pot Bearing Pad Assembly]] and new guidance in [[:Category:1080 Structural Steel Fabrication#1080.2 Fabrication Inspection Shipment Release (FISR)|EPG 1080.2 Fabrication Inspection Shipment Releases (FISRs)]].
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12/31/20: New guidance for bolt testing and verification is now available.
  
'''[[153.5 Bridge|EPG 153.5 Bridge]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(A1.4) Standard Plans:|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, A1.4 Standard Plans]]'''
  
8/13/20: The list of agreements were revised to include a column with applicable MHTC policiesArchaic contracts were deleted.
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12/30/20: A new Standard Detailing Note A1.4, listing applicable standard plans, is now available. In [[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.1.5 Order of Plan Sheets|EPG 751.5.1.5 Order of Plan Sheets]], updates to the order of plan sheets were madeIn [[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.2.1.3 Information Blocks|EPG 751.5.2.1.3 Information Blocks]], references to standard plans in the title block was removed.  
  
'''[[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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'''[[:Category:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.4.1.4 Acceptable Field Welding Processes|EPG 712.1.4.1.4 Acceptable Field Welding Processes]]'''
  
8/13/20: Brief, new guidance has been added to make CFR requirements more apparent.
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12/23/20: Clarified the field welding procedure that uses flux cored arc welding and shielded metal arc welding.
  
'''[[153.7 Customer Relations|EPG 153.7 Customer Relations]] and [[153.22 Utility|EPG 153.22 Utility]]'''
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'''[[:Category:613 Pavement Repair#Description|EPG 613.1.2 Class A Partial Depth Pavement Repairs]]'''
  
8/12/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
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12/22/20: New guidance for Hot Pour Polymer Modified Resin-Based Material is now available.
  
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#Digital Upgrade Request|EPG 236.16.12 Digital Sign Upgrade Process]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#J. MSE Wall Notes (Notes for Bridge Standard Drawings)|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, J. MSE Wall Notes]]'''
  
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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12/18/20: Several MSE wall notes were clarified.
  
'''[[: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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'''Pavement Type Selection Process'''
  
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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12/18/20: [[:Category:235 Preliminary Plans#235.3.13 Pavement Type Selection|EPG 235.3.13 Pavement Type Selection]] was expanded to reflect current pavement type selection policies. New [[:Category:242 Optional and Alternate Pavement Designs|EPG 242 Optional and Alternate Pavement Designs]] is guidance moved from [[Other Aspects of Pavement Design|EPG Other Aspects of Pavement Design]] and updated to current pavement type selection policies.
  
'''[[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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'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#147.3.11 Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)|EPG 147.3.11 Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)]]'''
  
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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12/16/20: Guidance about subcontracting on JOC contracts was clarified. C-220 submittals on JOCs are not to list any items due to the nature of the work.
  
'''[[153.18 Multimodal|EPG 153.18 Multimodal]]'''
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'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
  
8/3/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.
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12/15/20: This new article provides details on each step and other important information needed to properly execute agreements.
  
'''[[153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits|EPG 153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits]]'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H1.8) Include underline|EPG 751.50, H1.8]]'''
  
7/31/20: The signature requirements for 3 contracts have been updated.
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12/11/20: This standard detailing note and the guidance for the note were expanded to address non-standard faying surfaces in bolted splice connections.
  
'''[[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 Coordinate Point Sheet and 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.

Latest revision as of 15:02, 27 January 2021

Early Acquisition and Advance Acquisition

1/27/21: New EPG 127.14.3.7 Early and Advanced Acquisition of Right of Way and extensively updated EPG 236.3.4 Right of Way Acquisition Authority and Project Funding (especially EPG 236.3.4.4 Early and Advance Acquisition) now present guidance that match new FHWA requirements.

EPG 616.6.2.2 Flags and Advance Warning Rail System on Signs

1/26/21: Guidance about when to use flags on signs has been clarified.

QRG, AWP CO Estimate Final

1/22/21: A new QRG, AASHTOWare Final Project Estimate, is available.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

1/22/21: A new Standard Detailing Note, I1.71, replaces a detail on Bridge Std. Dwg. REDECK01.

EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)

1/21/21: Additional guidance related to recording and posting virtual events is now available.

EPG 751.5.1.1.1 CAD Levels

1/20/21: Two levels used for internal editorial purposes were added to the list of Bridge CADD levels. Also added were some basic instructions for printing editorial content in color on an otherwise black and white print drawing.

EPG 107.12 Contractor's Responsibility for Work

1/12/21: Several scenarios have been provided to clarify guidance.

EPG 109.12 Change Orders

1/7/21: Guidance has been clarified via a general re-write.

EPG 712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding

1/4/21: Guidance updated to clarify shear connector welding requirements.

EPG 231.8 Bridge Width

12/31/20: Guidance now reflects the latest practice of a 24 ft. minimum width.

EPG 712.1.5.4 Bolt Testing and Verification

12/31/20: New guidance for bolt testing and verification is now available.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, A1.4 Standard Plans

12/30/20: A new Standard Detailing Note A1.4, listing applicable standard plans, is now available. In EPG 751.5.1.5 Order of Plan Sheets, updates to the order of plan sheets were made. In EPG 751.5.2.1.3 Information Blocks, references to standard plans in the title block was removed.

EPG 712.1.4.1.4 Acceptable Field Welding Processes

12/23/20: Clarified the field welding procedure that uses flux cored arc welding and shielded metal arc welding.

EPG 613.1.2 Class A Partial Depth Pavement Repairs

12/22/20: New guidance for Hot Pour Polymer Modified Resin-Based Material is now available.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, J. MSE Wall Notes

12/18/20: Several MSE wall notes were clarified.

Pavement Type Selection Process

12/18/20: EPG 235.3.13 Pavement Type Selection was expanded to reflect current pavement type selection policies. New EPG 242 Optional and Alternate Pavement Designs is guidance moved from EPG Other Aspects of Pavement Design and updated to current pavement type selection policies.

EPG 147.3.11 Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)

12/16/20: Guidance about subcontracting on JOC contracts was clarified. C-220 submittals on JOCs are not to list any items due to the nature of the work.

EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office

12/15/20: This new article provides details on each step and other important information needed to properly execute agreements.

EPG 751.50, H1.8

12/11/20: This standard detailing note and the guidance for the note were expanded to address non-standard faying surfaces in bolted splice connections.

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.