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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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'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#616.6.37 Shoulder Work Signs (WO21-5b) (MUTCD 6F.37)|EPG 616.6.37 Shoulder Work Signs (WO21-5b)]]'''
  
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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9/23/21: Guidance for SHOULDER WORK, SHOULDER WORK AHEAD, and RIGHT/LEFT SHOULDER CLOSED signs has been updated.
  
'''[[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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'''[[127.14 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Classification and Documents#Major Traffic Disruption|Major Traffic Disruption (PCE agreement threshold)]]'''
  
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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9/9/21: The definition of Major Traffic Disruption was updated to use the U.S. Census Bureau’s Urban Area Reference Maps since these maps more accurately depict a project area's rural or urban status.
  
'''[[media:134.2.2.5.3 2021.docx|Fig. 134.2.2.5.3, Consultant Selection Approval Letter]]'''
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'''[[media:616.18 Unit Price 2021.pdf|Unit Pricing Table]]'''
  
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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9/7/21: The Unit Price Table has been updated in [[616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616#4. The Resident|EPG 616.18, Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects]] to reflect the new MO Logos contract.  
  
'''Prestressed Beams'''
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'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#If interviews and/or|EPG 134.2.2.5, Consultant Presentations and Interviews]]'''
  
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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9/1/21: [[media:134.2.2.5.4 2021.docx|Fig. 134.2.2.5.4, District/Division Approval of Short List]], and guidance for the consultant agreements short list process have been streamlined, clarified and brought to current, established practice.
  
'''[[:Category:501 Concrete#501.1.3.5 Compressive Strength|EPG 501.1.3.5 Compressive Strength]]'''
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'''[[media:127.1 Instructions 2021.pdf|How to Complete the Request for Environmental Services ]]'''
  
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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8/31/21: This updated document accommodates the new web-based system and is now available in [[127.1 Request for Environmental Services|EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services]].
  
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H5.7)|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]]'''
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'''[[127.25 Maintenance Environmental Policies#127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings|EPG 127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings]]'''
  
3/25/21: This note was updated to clarify the procedure for making holes for a finger plate connection.
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8/26/21: Established guidance about analyzing street sweepings prior to disposal is now available.  
  
'''[[:Category:129 Public Involvement#129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)|EPG 129.3 “Virtual” Public Involvement (VPI)]]'''
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'''[[media:1081 Bridge Packet Memo a.pdf|Bridge Blasting and Painting Packet]]'''
  
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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8/23/21: Inspectors and REs may now access this information in [[237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents#237.9.3.2 Required Information for Submittal|EPG 237.9.3.2 Required Information for Submittal]] and [[:Category:1081 Coating of Structural Steel|EPG 1081 Coating of Structural Steel]].
  
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#If the cut area is located|EPG 236.16.15 Vegetation Removal]]'''
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'''Temporary Rumble Strips'''
  
3/24/21: Guidance has been updated to current practice.  
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8/13/21: [[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#Fig. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations|Fig. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations]] and [[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#Fig. 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway|Fig. 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway]] were updated and expanded to show the correct placement of both short-term and long-term rumble strips and associated signage.
  
'''[[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#Subletting Limitation|EPG 108.1.1 Review and Approval of a Subcontract Request]]'''
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'''Void Slab Calculations'''
  
3/23/21: New guidance is available about when subletting requirements can be adjusted.
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8/12/21: In [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.1.3 Geometric Properties|EPG 751.21.1.3 Geometric Properties]], the geometry figures were revised with updated voided slab beam calculations.  In [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.3.2.2 End Blocks Lengths and Weights|EPG 751.21.3.2.2 End Blocks Lengths and Weights]], end block weights were adjusted to conform with the new void areas and in [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.3.8 Vent Pipes for Stream Crossings|EPG 751.21.3.8 Vent Pipes for Stream Crossings]] the 15" diaphragm weights were also adjusted to the new void areas.  
  
'''[[: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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'''Expanding the NTPEP Compliance for Buy America'''
  
3/19/21: This new guidance is available for addressing time adjustment change orders as well as the supporting documentation.
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7/29/21: [[106.9 Buy America Requirement#The “Certificate of Materials Origins” form|EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement]] has been revised to make it easier for contractors and suppliers to comply with the Buy America policy.  
  
'''[[903.14 Memorial Signs#903.14.1 Memorial Designation Programs|EPG 903.14.1 Memorial Designation Programs]]'''
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'''Bearing Pads at Int Bents'''
  
3/17/21: New Memorial Designation Programs guidance is now available for statewide uniformity.
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7/28/21: In [[751.11 Bearings#Plain elastomeric bearing pads|EPG 751.11.2.1 Elastomeric Bearings]], guidance for bearing pads at intermediate bents has been clarified.
  
'''Pier Protection'''
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'''Reporting Damaged Guardrail or Guard Cable'''
  
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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7/27/21: In [[:Category:606 Guardrail and Guard Cable|EPG 606 Guardrail and Guard Cable]], a contact number for reporting damaged guardrail or guard cable is now presented.
  
'''[[751.10 General Superstructure|EPG 751.10 General Superstructure]]'''
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'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting]]'''
  
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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7/23/21: This article provides guidance for the new contracting method, Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting, that has been approved by the FHWA.
  
'''[[#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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'''[[:Category:409 Seal Coat#Seal coats/chip seals|EPG 409 Seal Coat]]'''
  
3/12/21: Guidance has been updated for the use of MASH and NCHRP 350 barrier and rail.  
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7/23/21: The Seal Coat Guidelines and JSP package were updated.  New Seal Coat Book Job Guidelines and Seal Coat Book Job JSP Package were also added.
  
'''[http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_QRG_Revision_Dates.xlsx AWP QRG Revision Dates]'''
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'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]]'''
  
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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7/23/21: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) Guidelines and associated JSP package were updated.  New CLC Book Job Guidelines and CLC Book Job JSP Package were also added.
  
'''[[:Category:105 Control of Work#105.15.1 Partial Acceptance|EPG 105.15.1 Partial Acceptance]]'''
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'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#616.6.89 Radar Speed Advisory System (RSAS)|EPG 616.6.89 Radar Speed Advisory System (RSAS)]]'''
  
3/8/21: New, clarifying guidance is now available for partial acceptance.
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7/21/21: A link to the new nonstandard JSP, [https://spexternal.modot.mo.gov/sites/de/JSP/NJSP2106.docx?d=wec3fa9082eb645edbb9e979c1049b745 NJSP 21-06 Radar Speed Advisory System], is now available.
  
'''Public Involvement when Considering Roundabouts and J-Turns'''
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'''[[903.4 Overhead Sign Mounting#903.4.8 Bridge-Mounted Signs|EPG 903.4.8 Bridge-Mounted Signs]] and [[903.4 Overhead Sign Mounting#903.4.9 Bridge-Mounted Structure Designs|EPG 903.4.9 Bridge-Mounted Structure Designs]]'''
  
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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7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.  
  
'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#Sign Display|EPG 616.6.61 Arrow Boards]]'''
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'''[[903.7 Conventional Road Guide Signs#903.7.49 Community Wayfinding Signs (MUTCD Section 2D.50)|EPG 903.7.49 Community Wayfinding Signs]]'''
  
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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7/16/21: As a convenience to cities, a simplified document, [[media:903.7.49 Key Wayfinding.pdf|Key Wayfinding Requirements]], is now available.
  
'''[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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'''[[#236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)|EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)]]'''
  
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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7/15/21: Guidance about the determination and documentation of when tenant interest must be released has been expanded and clarified.
  
'''Buy America Requirements'''
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'''Material Supplier CUF Frequency'''
  
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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7/15/21: In [[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)#146.3.2.3 Commercially Useful Function (CUF)|EPG 146.3.2.3 Commercially Useful Function (CUF)]], updated guidance about material supplier CUF frequency to every 30 days, regardless of DBE activity.
  
'''EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes'''
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'''[[:Category:1040 Guardrail, End Terminals, One-Strand Access Restraint Cable and Three-Strand Guard Cable Material#Table 1040.4 Qualified Plastic Guardrail Blocks|King MASH Composite Block]]'''
  
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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7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.
  
'''School Speed Limit'''
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'''System I Structural Steel Coating'''
  
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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6/30/21: In [[751.6 General Quantities#When System I finish field coat|EPG 751.6.2.11 Structural Steel Protective Coatings (Nonweathering Steel)]], guidance about System I finish field coat was clarified. In [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#A4a1. Steel Structures- Nonweathering Steel|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]], additional options for System I structural steel protective coatings were provided.
  
'''Accessible Pedestrian Signal'''
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'''[[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)|EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)]]'''
  
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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6/23/21: Guidance for project bid proposals that include DBE goals has been clarified and expanded.
  
'''[[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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'''[[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]]'''
  
2/19/21: New Right of Entry guidance is available for when and how this agreement (RW21) should be used.  
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6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.
  
'''[[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#109.10 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]]'''
  
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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6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
 
 
'''[[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 10:22, 23 September 2021

EPG 616.6.37 Shoulder Work Signs (WO21-5b)

9/23/21: Guidance for SHOULDER WORK, SHOULDER WORK AHEAD, and RIGHT/LEFT SHOULDER CLOSED signs has been updated.

Major Traffic Disruption (PCE agreement threshold)

9/9/21: The definition of Major Traffic Disruption was updated to use the U.S. Census Bureau’s Urban Area Reference Maps since these maps more accurately depict a project area's rural or urban status.

Unit Pricing Table

9/7/21: The Unit Price Table has been updated in EPG 616.18, Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects to reflect the new MO Logos contract.

EPG 134.2.2.5, Consultant Presentations and Interviews

9/1/21: Fig. 134.2.2.5.4, District/Division Approval of Short List, and guidance for the consultant agreements short list process have been streamlined, clarified and brought to current, established practice.

How to Complete the Request for Environmental Services

8/31/21: This updated document accommodates the new web-based system and is now available in EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services.

EPG 127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings

8/26/21: Established guidance about analyzing street sweepings prior to disposal is now available.

Bridge Blasting and Painting Packet

8/23/21: Inspectors and REs may now access this information in EPG 237.9.3.2 Required Information for Submittal and EPG 1081 Coating of Structural Steel.

Temporary Rumble Strips

8/13/21: Fig. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations and Fig. 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway were updated and expanded to show the correct placement of both short-term and long-term rumble strips and associated signage.

Void Slab Calculations

8/12/21: In EPG 751.21.1.3 Geometric Properties, the geometry figures were revised with updated voided slab beam calculations. In EPG 751.21.3.2.2 End Blocks Lengths and Weights, end block weights were adjusted to conform with the new void areas and in EPG 751.21.3.8 Vent Pipes for Stream Crossings the 15" diaphragm weights were also adjusted to the new void areas.

Expanding the NTPEP Compliance for Buy America

7/29/21: EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement has been revised to make it easier for contractors and suppliers to comply with the Buy America policy.

Bearing Pads at Int Bents

7/28/21: In EPG 751.11.2.1 Elastomeric Bearings, guidance for bearing pads at intermediate bents has been clarified.

Reporting Damaged Guardrail or Guard Cable

7/27/21: In EPG 606 Guardrail and Guard Cable, a contact number for reporting damaged guardrail or guard cable is now presented.

EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting

7/23/21: This article provides guidance for the new contracting method, Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting, that has been approved by the FHWA.

EPG 409 Seal Coat

7/23/21: The Seal Coat Guidelines and JSP package were updated. New Seal Coat Book Job Guidelines and Seal Coat Book Job JSP Package were also added.

EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling

7/23/21: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) Guidelines and associated JSP package were updated. New CLC Book Job Guidelines and CLC Book Job JSP Package were also added.

EPG 616.6.89 Radar Speed Advisory System (RSAS)

7/21/21: A link to the new nonstandard JSP, NJSP 21-06 Radar Speed Advisory System, is now available.

EPG 903.4.8 Bridge-Mounted Signs and EPG 903.4.9 Bridge-Mounted Structure Designs

7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.

EPG 903.7.49 Community Wayfinding Signs

7/16/21: As a convenience to cities, a simplified document, Key Wayfinding Requirements, is now available.

EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)

7/15/21: Guidance about the determination and documentation of when tenant interest must be released has been expanded and clarified.

Material Supplier CUF Frequency

7/15/21: In EPG 146.3.2.3 Commercially Useful Function (CUF), updated guidance about material supplier CUF frequency to every 30 days, regardless of DBE activity.

King MASH Composite Block

7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.

System I Structural Steel Coating

6/30/21: In EPG 751.6.2.11 Structural Steel Protective Coatings (Nonweathering Steel), guidance about System I finish field coat was clarified. In EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, additional options for System I structural steel protective coatings were provided.

EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

6/23/21: Guidance for project bid proposals that include DBE goals has been clarified and expanded.

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.