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'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.5.1.1 Workforce Diversity Verification|EPG 134.5.1.1 Workforce Diversity Verification]]'''
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'''[[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts|EPG 751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts]]'''
  
4/8/21: Guidance for [[media:134_5_1_1_2021.xlsx|Fig. 134.5.1.1, Blank Consultant Invoice]] has been updated from the life of the contract to life of the invoicing period.  
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6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.
  
'''[[751.1 Preliminary Design#Common Bridge Barrier and Railing (for Rehabilitations)|EPG 751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts]]'''
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'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.10 Contract Assignment Process - Contract Reassignment to a New Contractor (for Sec 109.10)|EPG 109.10 Contract Assignment Process - Contract Reassignment to a New Contractor]]'''
  
4/6/21: In the Thrie Beam notes of the Common Bridge Barrier and Railing (for Rehabilitations) table, guidance has been updated to restrict the use of MGS approach rail with non-blocked thrie beam bridge rail.
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6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
  
'''[[media:134.2.2.5.3 2021.docx|Fig. 134.2.2.5.3, Consultant Selection Approval Letter]]'''
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'''[[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)#616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications|EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications]]'''
  
4/2/21: The latest version of the Consultant Selection Approval Letter is available. Guidance for this letter has also been clarified in [[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#Each member of the selection team|EPG 134.2.2.5 Solicitation and Selection Step 5 – Selection of Consultant]].
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6/11/21: For greater convenience, a new "effective date" column has been added for each TA in these tables.
  
'''Prestressed Beams'''
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'''Prestressed Girders and Beams'''
  
4/2/21: New [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams|EPG 751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams]] is available to provide guidance for designing beams. [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.4 Skew Angle|EPG 751.1.2.4 Skew Angle]], [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.7 Structure Type Selection|EPG 751.1.2.7 Structure Type Selection]], [[751.10 General Superstructure#751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement|EPG 751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions|751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.1.4.2 Girder Length and Geometric Layout|EPG 751.22.1.4.2 Girder Length and Geometric Layout]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.2.4 Shear|EPG 751.22.2.4 Shear ]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.8 Camber, Haunching, and Stepping and Sloping of Top Flange Camber|EPG 751.22.3.8 Camber, Haunching, and Stepping and Sloping of Top Flange Camber]] and several notes in [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]] were updated to correspond to the new guidance in EPG 751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams. Also, retitled/re-numbered EPG 751.20 Continuous Concrete Slab Bridges as [[751.17 Concrete Slab Bridges|EPG 751.17 Concrete Slab Bridges]], EPG 751.21 Concrete Box Girders as [[751.18 Concrete Multicell Box Girder Bridges|EPG 751.18 Concrete Multicell Box Girder Bridges]], EPG 751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders as [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders|EPG 751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders]], EPG 751.23 P/S Concrete Double Tee as [[751.23 Prestressed Concrete Double Tee Girders|EPG 751.23 Prestressed Concrete Double Tee Girders]] and EPG 751.40 Widening and Repair (LFD and Not Updated) as [[751.40 LFD Widening and Repair|EPG 751.40 LFD Widening and Repair]].  
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6/10/21: In [[751.10 General Superstructure#751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement|EPG 751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement]], [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.3 Details|EPG 751.21.3 Details]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions|EPG 751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.2.4 Shear|EPG 751.22.2.4 Shear]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.2 MoDOT Standard Girder Strand Arrangements|EPG 751.22.3.2 MoDOT Standard Girder Strand Arrangements]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.3 NU Standard Girders|EPG 751.22.3.3 NU Standard Girders]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.4.2 Shear Reinforcement|EPG 751.22.3.4.2 Shear Reinforcement]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.4.3 Anchorage Zone Reinforcement|EPG 751.22.3.4.3 Anchorage Zone Reinforcement]], and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#H2c. Prestressed Girders and Beams|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]], guidance about end section reinforcement for NU girders was revised as was guidance on specifying debonding regions. The requirement for a lifting loop detail was removed as was the reference to the 5-inch projection of WWR. Notes were also revised or removed in accordance with spec book revisions.
  
'''[[:Category:501 Concrete#501.1.3.5 Compressive Strength|EPG 501.1.3.5 Compressive Strength]]'''
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'''[[:Category:201 Clearing and Grubbing#201.2.5.1 Open Burning|EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning]]'''
  
3/26/21: Guidance about curing and testing procedures for cores and cylinders in projects with paving and structures has been clarified.
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6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H5.7)|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
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'''[[616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616#Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects|EPG 616.18, Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects]]'''
  
3/25/21: This note was updated to clarify the procedure for making holes for a finger plate connection.
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6/7/21: Guidance has been updated with current practices and terminology.
  
'''[[:Category:129 Public Involvement#129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)|EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)]]'''
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'''[[:Category:107 Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public#107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions|EPG 107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions]]'''
  
3/24/21: Guidance has been placed in a box here and in [[:Category:129 Public Involvement#129.6 Public Hearing|EPG 129.6 Public Hearing]] stating that the FHWA will temporarily allow all public involvement activities previously conducted in person to exclusively use virtual techniques.
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5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.
  
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#If the cut area is located|EPG 236.16.15 Vegetation Removal]]'''
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'''[[media:402 CLC 2022 Plans.pdf|CLC Contractor pdf Files]] and [[media:409 FY 2022 Seal Coat Plans.pdf|Contract Seal Coat pdf Plan Sheets]]'''
  
3/24/21: Guidance has been updated to current practice.  
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5/25/21: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) contractor pdf files and Contract Seal Coat pdf plan sheets, in [[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]] and [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|EPG 409 Seal Coat]], respectively, were updated. Several revisions involved safety edge, flag assemblies and rumble strip spacing for CLC projects and flag assemblies for seal coat projects.
  
'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#Subletting Limitation|EPG 108.1.1 Review and Approval of a Subcontract Request]]'''
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'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office#CC11|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
  
3/23/21: New guidance is available about when subletting requirements can be adjusted.
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5/18/21: Guidance is now available for two new Amended Attorney Services Agreement contracts (CC11 and CC12).
  
'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.12.3.2 Description, Reason and Supporting Documentation|EPG 109.12.3.2 Description, Reason and Supporting Documentation]]'''
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'''[[media:146 CUF After Mar 2021.pdf|Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form]]'''
  
3/19/21: This new guidance is available for addressing time adjustment change orders as well as the supporting documentation.
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5/10/212: The CUF Determination Form, discussed in [[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)#146.3 Commercially Useful Function Verifications|EPG 146.3 Commercially Useful Function Verifications]], has been revised with more open ended questions that assist in determining whether a DBE is performing a Commercially Useful Function. The form now includes a field observation section for inspectors to note what they saw in the field.  
  
'''[[903.14 Memorial Signs#903.14.1 Memorial Designation Programs|EPG 903.14.1 Memorial Designation Programs]]'''
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'''[[237.2 Title Sheet|EPG 237.2 Title Sheet]]'''
  
3/17/21: New Memorial Designation Programs guidance is now available for statewide uniformity.
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4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.
  
'''Pier Protection'''
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'''[[606.1 Guardrail#606.1.3.2.1 Crashworthy End Terminals with Curb|EPG 606.1.3.2.1 Crashworthy End Terminals with Curb]]'''
  
3/15/21: In [[751.2 Loads#Vehicular Collision Force, CT|EPG 751.2.2.6 Other Loads]], [[751.31 Open Concrete Intermediate Bents#751.31.2.2 Loads|EPG 751.31.2.2 Loads]] and [[751.31 Open Concrete Intermediate Bents#751.31.3.2 Column|EPG 751.31.3.2 Column]], pier protection guidance was updated to reflect the latest AASHTO collision requirements and MoDOT exceptions.
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4/29/21: New guidance is available for crashworthy end terminals that are being installed in the vicinity of curb. Curb has not been tested with a CET and this guidance will help address questions and concerns about this.
  
'''[[751.10 General Superstructure|EPG 751.10 General Superstructure]]'''
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'''[http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CO_CUF_Entry.doc AWP CO Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Review Date Entry]'''
  
3/12/21: Deck cantilever design guidance for the MASH Type D and H barriers is now available in EPG 751.10, particularly in [[751.10 General Superstructure#751.10.1.3 Loads|EPG 751.10.1.3 Loads]].  
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4/29/21: For the convenience of readers, AWP QRG CUF Review Date Entry information has been added to [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)|EPG 101, AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)]].
  
'''[[#751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts|EPG 751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts]]'''
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'''[[media:236 ROW timeline.pdf|Right of Way Timeline]]'''
  
3/12/21: Guidance has been updated for the use of MASH and NCHRP 350 barrier and rail.  
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4/26/21: Presented in [[:Category:236 Right of Way#Federal regulations|EPG 236 Right of Way]], this timeline provides the sequence of activities required to acquire property rights needed for projects.
  
'''[http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_QRG_Revision_Dates.xlsx AWP QRG Revision Dates]'''
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'''[[102.2 Contractor Performance Rating System#102.2.8 Performance Rating Privacy|EPG 102.2.8 Performance Rating Privacy, EPG 102.2.9 Contractor Referrals and EPG 102.2.10 Contractor Endorsements]]'''
  
3/9/21: For the convenience of readers, AWP QRG Revision Dates information has been added to [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)|EPG 101, AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)]].
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4/23/21: New clarification about when contractor ratings can be shared and when references can be made is now available.
  
'''[[:Category:105 Control of Work#105.15.1 Partial Acceptance|EPG 105.15.1 Partial Acceptance]]'''
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'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.5.1.1 Workforce Diversity Verification|EPG 134.5.1.1 Workforce Diversity Verification]]'''
  
3/8/21: New, clarifying guidance is now available for partial acceptance.
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4/8/21: Guidance for [[media:134_5_1_1_2021.xlsx|Fig. 134.5.1.1, Blank Consultant Invoice]] has been updated from the life of the contract to life of the invoicing period.  
  
'''Public Involvement when Considering Roundabouts and J-Turns'''
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'''[[751.1 Preliminary Design#Common Bridge Barrier and Railing (for Rehabilitations)|EPG 751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts]]'''
  
3/5/21: Guidance was expanded in [[233.2 At-Grade Intersections with Stop and Yield Control#Public acceptance|EPG 233.2.6 Type 4: Directional Median Opening with Downstream U-Turns]] and [[233.3 Roundabouts#Public acceptance|EPG 233.3 Roundabouts]] to draw additional attention to the benefits of public involvement for J-Turn and roundabout designs.
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4/6/21: In the Thrie Beam notes of the Common Bridge Barrier and Railing (for Rehabilitations) table, guidance has been updated to restrict the use of MGS approach rail with non-blocked thrie beam bridge rail.
  
'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#Sign Display|EPG 616.6.61 Arrow Boards]]'''
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'''[[media:134.2.2.5.3 2021.docx|Fig. 134.2.2.5.3, Consultant Selection Approval Letter]]'''
  
3/4/21: The Sign Display table was revised to show that the Work Type for Flashing Double Arrows is both Stationary and Mobile Operations, not just Stationary.  
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4/2/21: The latest version of the Consultant Selection Approval Letter is available. Guidance for this letter has also been clarified in [[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#Each member of the selection team|EPG 134.2.2.5 Solicitation and Selection Step 5 – Selection of Consultant]].
  
'''[http://sp/sites/de/epg/Lists/EPGResponse/Attachments/1477/80013901-MoDOT-Dos%20and%20Donts%20in%20Construction%20Zones%20flier_11x17_FINAL.pdf Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices]'''
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'''Prestressed Beams'''
  
3/2/21: This new work zone flyer highlights the top deficiencies noticed in MoDOT work zones. Also, guidance for TTCD retroreflectivity has been expanded in [[616.19 Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices#616.19.2.1 General|EPG 616.19.2.1 General]].
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4/2/21: New [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams|EPG 751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams]] is available to provide guidance for designing beams. [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.4 Skew Angle|EPG 751.1.2.4 Skew Angle]], [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.7 Structure Type Selection|EPG 751.1.2.7 Structure Type Selection]], [[751.10 General Superstructure#751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement|EPG 751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions|751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.1.4.2 Girder Length and Geometric Layout|EPG 751.22.1.4.2 Girder Length and Geometric Layout]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.2.4 Shear|EPG 751.22.2.4 Shear ]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.8 Camber, Haunching, and Stepping and Sloping of Top Flange Camber|EPG 751.22.3.8 Camber, Haunching, and Stepping and Sloping of Top Flange Camber]] and several notes in [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]] were updated to correspond to the new guidance in EPG 751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams. Also, retitled/re-numbered EPG 751.20 Continuous Concrete Slab Bridges as [[751.17 Concrete Slab Bridges|EPG 751.17 Concrete Slab Bridges]], EPG 751.21 Concrete Box Girders as [[751.18 Concrete Multicell Box Girder Bridges|EPG 751.18 Concrete Multicell Box Girder Bridges]], EPG 751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders as [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders|EPG 751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders]], EPG 751.23 P/S Concrete Double Tee as [[751.23 Prestressed Concrete Double Tee Girders|EPG 751.23 Prestressed Concrete Double Tee Girders]] and EPG 751.40 Widening and Repair (LFD and Not Updated) as [[751.40 LFD Widening and Repair|EPG 751.40 LFD Widening and Repair]].  
  
'''Buy America Requirements'''
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'''[[:Category:501 Concrete#501.1.3.5 Compressive Strength|EPG 501.1.3.5 Compressive Strength]]'''
  
2/25/21: Guidance in [[106.9 Buy America Requirement#As of March 1, 2021|EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement]] and [[106.21 Summary of Materials Inspected#106.21.1.1 Summary Packet of Materials Inspected|EPG 106.21.1.1 Summary Packet of Materials Inspected]] was added to utilize NTPEP compliance that AASHTO already has in place for programmatic acceptance of Buy America.  It significantly reduces paperwork and effort from suppliers, contractors, MoDOT and FHWA.  
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3/26/21: Guidance about curing and testing procedures for cores and cylinders in projects with paving and structures has been clarified.
  
'''EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes'''
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'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H5.7)|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
  
2/23/21: Several [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#H3. Bearings|H3. Bearings]] notes were updated to clarify sole plate and anchor bolt coating requirements when superstructure is galvanized. Two notes, [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H3.29.2)|H3.29.2]] and [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H3.49.2)|H3.49.2]], were added.
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3/25/21: This note was updated to clarify the procedure for making holes for a finger plate connection.
  
'''School Speed Limit'''
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'''[[:Category:129 Public Involvement#129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)|EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)]]'''
  
2/22/21: Guidance for when to install a school speed limit flasher assembly was updated in [[902.12 Flashing Beacons (MUTCD Chapter 4L)#902.12.7 Procedures for Advance Beacon Installations by Outside Parties|EPG 902.12.7 Procedures for Advance Beacon Installations by Outside Parties]]. The guidance for the SPEED LIMIT XX WHEN FLASHING sign is now available in [[903.18 Signing for School Areas#903.18.14 School Speed Limit Flasher Assembly (S5-1) and END SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT Sign (S5-3) (MUTCD Section 7B.15)|EPG 903.18.14 School Speed Limit Flasher Assembly (S5-1) and END SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT Sign (S5-3)]].  New guidance about stopping for school buses loading or unloading children is available in [[903.18 Signing for School Areas#903.18.16 STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS LOADING OR UNLOADING CHILDREN STATE LAW (Special R0-1), ALL LANES (Special W0-1) Signing|EPG 903.18.16 STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS LOADING OR UNLOADING CHILDREN STATE LAW (Special R0-1), ALL LANES (Special W0-1) Signing]].
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3/24/21: Guidance has been placed in a box here and in [[:Category:129 Public Involvement#129.6 Public Hearing|EPG 129.6 Public Hearing]] stating that the FHWA will temporarily allow all public involvement activities previously conducted in person to exclusively use virtual techniques.
  
'''Accessible Pedestrian Signal'''
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'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#If the cut area is located|EPG 236.16.15 Vegetation Removal]]'''
  
2/22/21: In [[902.6 Pedestrian Control Features (MUTCD Chapter 4E)#902.6.9 Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Detectors – General (MUTCD Section 4E.09)|EPG 902.6.9 Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Detectors – General  through EPG 902.6.15 Post-installation Checklist of Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Maintenance]], guidance about Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) for the visually impaired has been expanded.  Standards and support are now provided for APS locations, walk indications, tactile arrows, locator tones, and extended pushbutton press features.  A [[media:902.6.15.1 checklist.xlsx|post-installation checklist]] has also been provided.  Pages 15 and 16 of the [[media:136.9.4 2021.docx|ADA Checklist]] was also updated in [[:Category:101 Standard Forms#Construction and Materials|EPG 101  Standard Forms]], [[LPA:136.9 Plans, Specs and Estimates (PSE)|EPG 136.9 Plans, Specs and Estimates (PSE)]], and [[642.8 Sidewalk Design Criteria|EPG 642.8 Sidewalk Design Criteria]].  
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3/24/21: Guidance has been updated to current practice.  
  
'''[[236.4 Description Writing and Titles#236.4.5.5 Right of Entry|EPG 236.4.5.5 Right of Entry]]'''
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'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#Subletting Limitation|EPG 108.1.1 Review and Approval of a Subcontract Request]]'''
  
2/19/21: New Right of Entry guidance is available for when and how this agreement (RW21) should be used.  
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3/23/21: New guidance is available about when subletting requirements can be adjusted.
  
'''[[238.2 Land Surveying#The signature and seal of the PLS|EPG 238.2.17 Professional Land Surveyor Review]]'''
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'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.12.3.2 Description, Reason and Supporting Documentation|EPG 109.12.3.2 Description, Reason and Supporting Documentation]]'''
  
2/19/21: Guidance was updated to reflect the legal requirement that permanent easements must be signed and sealed by the PLS.
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3/19/21: This new guidance is available for addressing time adjustment change orders as well as the supporting documentation.
 
 
'''[[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)|EPG 147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)]]'''
 
 
 
2/18/21: The opening paragraph has been updated because the FHWA has incorporated their Final Rule for ID/IQ projects into 23 CFR 635 Subpart F.  JOCs are a procurement means for delivering ID/IQ projects.
 

Latest revision as of 13:50, 16 June 2021

EPG 751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts

6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.

EPG 109.10 Contract Assignment Process - Contract Reassignment to a New Contractor

6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.

EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications

6/11/21: For greater convenience, a new "effective date" column has been added for each TA in these tables.

Prestressed Girders and Beams

6/10/21: In EPG 751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement, EPG 751.21.3 Details, EPG 751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions, EPG 751.22.2.4 Shear, EPG 751.22.3.2 MoDOT Standard Girder Strand Arrangements, EPG 751.22.3.3 NU Standard Girders, EPG 751.22.3.4.2 Shear Reinforcement, EPG 751.22.3.4.3 Anchorage Zone Reinforcement, and EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, guidance about end section reinforcement for NU girders was revised as was guidance on specifying debonding regions. The requirement for a lifting loop detail was removed as was the reference to the 5-inch projection of WWR. Notes were also revised or removed in accordance with spec book revisions.

EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning

6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.

EPG 616.18, Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects

6/7/21: Guidance has been updated with current practices and terminology.

EPG 107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions

5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.

CLC Contractor pdf Files and Contract Seal Coat pdf Plan Sheets

5/25/21: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) contractor pdf files and Contract Seal Coat pdf plan sheets, in EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling and EPG 409 Seal Coat, respectively, were updated. Several revisions involved safety edge, flag assemblies and rumble strip spacing for CLC projects and flag assemblies for seal coat projects.

EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office

5/18/21: Guidance is now available for two new Amended Attorney Services Agreement contracts (CC11 and CC12).

Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form

5/10/212: The CUF Determination Form, discussed in EPG 146.3 Commercially Useful Function Verifications, has been revised with more open ended questions that assist in determining whether a DBE is performing a Commercially Useful Function. The form now includes a field observation section for inspectors to note what they saw in the field.

EPG 237.2 Title Sheet

4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.

EPG 606.1.3.2.1 Crashworthy End Terminals with Curb

4/29/21: New guidance is available for crashworthy end terminals that are being installed in the vicinity of curb. Curb has not been tested with a CET and this guidance will help address questions and concerns about this.

AWP CO Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Review Date Entry

4/29/21: For the convenience of readers, AWP QRG CUF Review Date Entry information has been added to EPG 101, AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs).

Right of Way Timeline

4/26/21: Presented in EPG 236 Right of Way, this timeline provides the sequence of activities required to acquire property rights needed for projects.

EPG 102.2.8 Performance Rating Privacy, EPG 102.2.9 Contractor Referrals and EPG 102.2.10 Contractor Endorsements

4/23/21: New clarification about when contractor ratings can be shared and when references can be made is now available.

EPG 134.5.1.1 Workforce Diversity Verification

4/8/21: Guidance for Fig. 134.5.1.1, Blank Consultant Invoice has been updated from the life of the contract to life of the invoicing period.

EPG 751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts

4/6/21: In the Thrie Beam notes of the Common Bridge Barrier and Railing (for Rehabilitations) table, guidance has been updated to restrict the use of MGS approach rail with non-blocked thrie beam bridge rail.

Fig. 134.2.2.5.3, Consultant Selection Approval Letter

4/2/21: The latest version of the Consultant Selection Approval Letter is available. Guidance for this letter has also been clarified in EPG 134.2.2.5 Solicitation and Selection Step 5 – Selection of Consultant.

Prestressed Beams

4/2/21: New EPG 751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams is available to provide guidance for designing beams. EPG 751.1.2.4 Skew Angle, EPG 751.1.2.7 Structure Type Selection, EPG 751.10.1.14 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement, 751.22.1.2 Geometric Dimensions, EPG 751.22.1.4.2 Girder Length and Geometric Layout, EPG 751.22.2.4 Shear , EPG 751.22.3.8 Camber, Haunching, and Stepping and Sloping of Top Flange Camber and several notes in EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes were updated to correspond to the new guidance in EPG 751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams. Also, retitled/re-numbered EPG 751.20 Continuous Concrete Slab Bridges as EPG 751.17 Concrete Slab Bridges, EPG 751.21 Concrete Box Girders as EPG 751.18 Concrete Multicell Box Girder Bridges, EPG 751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders as EPG 751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders, EPG 751.23 P/S Concrete Double Tee as EPG 751.23 Prestressed Concrete Double Tee Girders and EPG 751.40 Widening and Repair (LFD and Not Updated) as EPG 751.40 LFD Widening and Repair.

EPG 501.1.3.5 Compressive Strength

3/26/21: Guidance about curing and testing procedures for cores and cylinders in projects with paving and structures has been clarified.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

3/25/21: This note was updated to clarify the procedure for making holes for a finger plate connection.

EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)

3/24/21: Guidance has been placed in a box here and in EPG 129.6 Public Hearing stating that the FHWA will temporarily allow all public involvement activities previously conducted in person to exclusively use virtual techniques.

EPG 236.16.15 Vegetation Removal

3/24/21: Guidance has been updated to current practice.

EPG 108.1.1 Review and Approval of a Subcontract Request

3/23/21: New guidance is available about when subletting requirements can be adjusted.

EPG 109.12.3.2 Description, Reason and Supporting Documentation

3/19/21: This new guidance is available for addressing time adjustment change orders as well as the supporting documentation.