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'''Reporting Damaged Guardrail or Guard Cable'''
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'''[[153.21 Traffic|EPG 153.21 Traffic]]'''
  
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.
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11/23/21: Guidance is now available for two contracts (TR58, Transportation Data License Agreement and TR61, Motor Vehicle Crash Data License Agreement).  
  
'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting]]'''
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'''[[:Category:206 Excavation for Structures#Culvert Cleanout (for Sec 206.6.10).|EPG 206.4 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 206]]'''
  
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.
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11/22/21: New guidance has been added to clarify culvert cleanout expectations.
  
'''[[:Category:409 Seal Coat#Seal coats/chip seals|EPG 409 Seal Coat]]'''
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'''[[606.2 Guard Cable|EPG 606.2 Guard Cable]]'''
  
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.
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11/18/21: Revisions provide a distinction between the roles for contractors and maintenance when replacing and/or repairing guard cable.  A new [https://epg.modot.org/forms/CM/Tension_Log_Form.xlsx Tension Log Form] is to be used when repairing guard cable.  [[606.2 Guard Cable#606.2.2 Warrants|Warrants for guard cable implementation]] have also been updated.  Guidance for maintenance of crashworthy end terminals, guardrail, guard cable and fixed impact attenuators has been removed from [[171.11 Roadside Appurtenances|EPG 171.11 Roadside Appurtenances]].
  
'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]]'''
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'''Work Zone Crash Cushion'''
  
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.
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11/17/21: EPG 612 Impact Attenuators was revised to provide guidance on [[:Category:612 Impact Attenuators#Work Zone Crash Cushions|when WZ crash cushions are to be used]] and clarifies [[:Category:612 Impact Attenuators#A crash cushion will be required|when sand barrels are to be used]].
  
'''[[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)]]'''
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'''[[905.3 Transportation Impact Analysis|EPG 905.3 Transportation Impact Analysis]]'''
  
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.
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11/15/21: This new article is largely expected to be utilized by contractors.  It is a compilation of best practices for Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA), a study that evaluates the potential adverse effects of proposed projects on surrounding and supporting transportation infrastructure and services. Revisions in [[905.1 Traffic Data Collection|EPG 905.1 Traffic Data Collection]] support the new TIA guidance.
  
'''[[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]]'''
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'''[[236.10 Right Of Way Condemnation#236.10.7.11 RWPA System Requirements for Condemnations|EPG 236.10.7.11 RWPA System Requirements for Condemnations]]'''
  
7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.  
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11/15/21: Information required to enter into RWPA for condemnation cases has been updated.
  
'''[[903.7 Conventional Road Guide Signs#903.7.49 Community Wayfinding Signs (MUTCD Section 2D.50)|EPG 903.7.49 Community Wayfinding Signs]]'''
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'''Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)'''
  
7/16/21: As a convenience to cities, a simplified document, [[media:903.7.49 Key Wayfinding.pdf|Key Wayfinding Requirements]], is now available.
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11/15/21: The new [[:Category:909 Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)|EPG 909 Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)]] presents strategies to cost-effectively optimize the safety, reliability and capacity of the transportation system and are generally categorized to address either recurring or non-recurring congestion. Guidance related to (TSMO) that has been added or updated include [[:Category:235 Preliminary Plans#235.6 Approval of Preliminary Plan|EPG 235.6 Approval of Preliminary Plan]] and [[:Category:948 Incident Response Plan and Emergency Response Management#MoDOT Traffic Incident Management Training Program|EPG 948 Incident Response Plan and Emergency Response Management]]. [[616.13 Work Zone Capacity, Queue and Travel Delay#616.13.6.3 Smart Work Zone (SWZ) Strategy Selection|EPG 616.13.6.3 Smart Work Zone (SWZ) Strategy Selection]] has been revised to provide tools to access the traffic impact of the proposed project design(s).
  
'''[[#236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)|EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)]]'''
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'''Bond Breaker for Prestressed Members, Vent Locations for Box Beams'''
  
7/15/21: Guidance about the determination and documentation of when tenant interest must be released has been expanded and clarified.
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11/12/21: In [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#For NU girders and spread beams|EPG 751.22.2.4, Girder-Slab Interface]], reverted the field-applied two-layer roofing felt bond breaker to the previous fabricator applied bond breaker. In [[:Category:1029 Fabricating Prestressed Concrete Members for Bridges#1029.2.15 Bond Breaker|EPG 1029.2.15 Bond Breaker]], new guidance is available for inspecting bond breakers. In [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.3.4.1 Arrangements|EPG 751.21.3.4.1 Arrangements]] and [[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]], added guidance that some strand locations are not available when a vent pipe is required and revised locations of vent pipes.
  
'''Material Supplier CUF Frequency'''
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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]]'''
  
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.
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11/12/21: Field weld testing requirements have been clarified.
  
'''[[: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]]'''
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'''Prestressed Beams and Girders'''
  
7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.
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11/10/21: In [[751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams#751.21.1.2 Material Properties|EPG 751.21.1.2 Material Properties]] and especially in [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders|EPG 751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders]], limited ''f’<sub>c</sub>'' to 10 ksi and ''f’<sub>ci</sub>'' to 7.0 ksi. Guidance was added for the maximum number of bonded strands to be used with the standard bursting and spalling reinforcement for I girders. Strands in excess of the maximum allowed shall be debonded at girder ends.
  
'''System I Structural Steel Coating'''
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'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.2.2.3 Solicitation and Selection Step 3 – Central Office Review of Solicitation Request|EPG 134.2.2.3 Solicitation and Selection Step 3 – Central Office Review of Solicitation Request]]
  
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.
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11/4/21: Guidance for RFQ solicitation dates and calendar has been added.
  
'''[[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)|EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)]]'''
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'''[[751.13 Expansion Joint Systems#New and replacement bridges should|EPG 751.13.1 Expansion Joint Systems]]'''
  
6/23/21: Guidance for project bid proposals that include DBE goals has been clarified and expanded.
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11/3/21: Guidance was clarified to restrict the use of bridge longitudinal expansion joints by requiring the Assistant State Bridge Engineer's prior approval.
  
'''[[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]]'''
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'''Structural Steel Details'''
  
6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.
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10/20/21: Guidance for stiffener attachments to steel superstructures has been clarified in [[751.14 Steel Superstructure#751.14.5.1 Bearing Stiffeners|EPG 751.14.5.1 Bearing Stiffeners]], [[751.14 Steel Superstructure#751.14.5.2 Int. Diaphragms and Cross Frames|EPG 751.14.5.2 Int. Diaphragms and Cross Frames]] and [[751.14 Steel Superstructure#751.14.5.5 Transverse Stiffeners|EPG 751.14.5.5 Transverse Stiffeners]]. An [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(H1.2)|associated standard detailing note]] was updated in EPG 751.50.
  
'''[[: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]]'''
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'''[[:Category:613 Pavement Repair#Hot Pour Polymer-Modified Resin-Based Material Alternate|EPG 613.1.2, Hot Pour Polymer-Modified Resin-Based Material Alternate]]'''
  
6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
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10/19/21: Guidance has been clarified that hot pour, polymer-modified, resin-based material should not be used as a typical Class A material option.
  
'''[[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)#616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications|EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications]]'''
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'''[[903.9 General Information Signs#903.9.12 City and County Accomplishment Plaques (I4-1P, I4-2P, I5-1P, I6-1P)|EPG 903.9.12 City and County Accomplishment Plaques (I4-1P, I4-2P, I5-1P, I6-1P)]]'''
  
6/11/21: For greater convenience, a new "effective date" column has been added for each TA in these tables.
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10/18/21: Guidance for the accomplishment plaque program has been eliminated to align with upcoming MUTCD guidance.
  
'''Prestressed Girders and Beams'''
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'''[[:Category:941 Permits and Access Requests#941.10 Automated License Plate Readers and Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras|EPG 941.10 Automated License Plate Readers and Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras]]'''
  
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.
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10/1/21: New guidance is available for License Plate Readers and PTZ Cameras. It informs requesting agencies of the process to request license plate readers on MoDOT right of way and informs our staff about where these devices may be permitted.
  
'''[[:Category:201 Clearing and Grubbing#201.2.5.1 Open Burning|EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.
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9/23/21: Guidance for SHOULDER WORK, SHOULDER WORK AHEAD, and RIGHT/LEFT SHOULDER CLOSED signs has been updated.
  
'''[[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]]'''
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'''[[127.14 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Classification and Documents#Major Traffic Disruption|Major Traffic Disruption (PCE agreement threshold)]]'''
  
6/7/21: Guidance has been updated with current practices and terminology.
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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.
  
'''[[:Category:107 Legal Relations and Responsibility to the Public#107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions|EPG 107.4 Safety and Sanitary Provisions]]'''
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'''[[media:616.18 Unit Price 2021.pdf|Unit Pricing Table]]'''
  
5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.
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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.  
  
'''[[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]]'''
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'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#If interviews and/or|EPG 134.2.2.5, Consultant Presentations and Interviews]]'''
  
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.
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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.
  
'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office#CC11|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
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'''[[media:127.1 Instructions 2021.pdf|How to Complete the Request for Environmental Services ]]'''
  
5/18/21: Guidance is now available for two new Amended Attorney Services Agreement contracts (CC11 and CC12).
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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]].
  
'''[[media:146 CUF After Mar 2021.pdf|Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form]]'''
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'''[[127.25 Maintenance Environmental Policies#127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings|EPG 127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings]]'''
  
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.  
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8/26/21: Established guidance about analyzing street sweepings prior to disposal is now available.  
  
'''[[237.2 Title Sheet|EPG 237.2 Title Sheet]]'''
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'''[[media:1081 Bridge Packet Memo a.pdf|Bridge Blasting and Painting Packet]]'''
  
4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.
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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]].
  
'''[[606.1 Guardrail#606.1.3.2.1 Crashworthy End Terminals with Curb|EPG 606.1.3.2.1 Crashworthy End Terminals with Curb]]'''
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'''Temporary Rumble Strips'''
  
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.
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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.
  
'''[http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/AWP_CO_CUF_Entry.doc AWP CO Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Review Date Entry]'''
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'''Void Slab Calculations'''
  
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)]].
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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.

Latest revision as of 12:53, 23 November 2021

EPG 153.21 Traffic

11/23/21: Guidance is now available for two contracts (TR58, Transportation Data License Agreement and TR61, Motor Vehicle Crash Data License Agreement).

EPG 206.4 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 206

11/22/21: New guidance has been added to clarify culvert cleanout expectations.

EPG 606.2 Guard Cable

11/18/21: Revisions provide a distinction between the roles for contractors and maintenance when replacing and/or repairing guard cable. A new Tension Log Form is to be used when repairing guard cable. Warrants for guard cable implementation have also been updated. Guidance for maintenance of crashworthy end terminals, guardrail, guard cable and fixed impact attenuators has been removed from EPG 171.11 Roadside Appurtenances.

Work Zone Crash Cushion

11/17/21: EPG 612 Impact Attenuators was revised to provide guidance on when WZ crash cushions are to be used and clarifies when sand barrels are to be used.

EPG 905.3 Transportation Impact Analysis

11/15/21: This new article is largely expected to be utilized by contractors. It is a compilation of best practices for Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA), a study that evaluates the potential adverse effects of proposed projects on surrounding and supporting transportation infrastructure and services. Revisions in EPG 905.1 Traffic Data Collection support the new TIA guidance.

EPG 236.10.7.11 RWPA System Requirements for Condemnations

11/15/21: Information required to enter into RWPA for condemnation cases has been updated.

Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)

11/15/21: The new EPG 909 Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) presents strategies to cost-effectively optimize the safety, reliability and capacity of the transportation system and are generally categorized to address either recurring or non-recurring congestion. Guidance related to (TSMO) that has been added or updated include EPG 235.6 Approval of Preliminary Plan and EPG 948 Incident Response Plan and Emergency Response Management. EPG 616.13.6.3 Smart Work Zone (SWZ) Strategy Selection has been revised to provide tools to access the traffic impact of the proposed project design(s).

Bond Breaker for Prestressed Members, Vent Locations for Box Beams

11/12/21: In EPG 751.22.2.4, Girder-Slab Interface, reverted the field-applied two-layer roofing felt bond breaker to the previous fabricator applied bond breaker. In EPG 1029.2.15 Bond Breaker, new guidance is available for inspecting bond breakers. In EPG 751.21.3.4.1 Arrangements and EPG 751.21.3.8 Vent Pipes for Stream Crossings, added guidance that some strand locations are not available when a vent pipe is required and revised locations of vent pipes.

EPG 712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding

11/12/21: Field weld testing requirements have been clarified.

Prestressed Beams and Girders

11/10/21: In EPG 751.21.1.2 Material Properties and especially in EPG 751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders, limited f’c to 10 ksi and f’ci to 7.0 ksi. Guidance was added for the maximum number of bonded strands to be used with the standard bursting and spalling reinforcement for I girders. Strands in excess of the maximum allowed shall be debonded at girder ends.

EPG 134.2.2.3 Solicitation and Selection Step 3 – Central Office Review of Solicitation Request

11/4/21: Guidance for RFQ solicitation dates and calendar has been added.

EPG 751.13.1 Expansion Joint Systems

11/3/21: Guidance was clarified to restrict the use of bridge longitudinal expansion joints by requiring the Assistant State Bridge Engineer's prior approval.

Structural Steel Details

10/20/21: Guidance for stiffener attachments to steel superstructures has been clarified in EPG 751.14.5.1 Bearing Stiffeners, EPG 751.14.5.2 Int. Diaphragms and Cross Frames and EPG 751.14.5.5 Transverse Stiffeners. An associated standard detailing note was updated in EPG 751.50.

EPG 613.1.2, Hot Pour Polymer-Modified Resin-Based Material Alternate

10/19/21: Guidance has been clarified that hot pour, polymer-modified, resin-based material should not be used as a typical Class A material option.

EPG 903.9.12 City and County Accomplishment Plaques (I4-1P, I4-2P, I5-1P, I6-1P)

10/18/21: Guidance for the accomplishment plaque program has been eliminated to align with upcoming MUTCD guidance.

EPG 941.10 Automated License Plate Readers and Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras

10/1/21: New guidance is available for License Plate Readers and PTZ Cameras. It informs requesting agencies of the process to request license plate readers on MoDOT right of way and informs our staff about where these devices may be permitted.

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.