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'''Bearing Pads at Int Bents'''
 
  
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.
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'''Reporting Damaged Guardrail or Guard Cable'''
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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.
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Updated wording in [[806.1 Erosion Control Measures#806.1.7 Temporary Seeding|EPG 806.1.7 Temporary Seeding]], [[806.1 Erosion Control Measures#806.1.7.1 Design Considerations|EPG 806.1.7.1 Design Considerations]] and [[806.8 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)|EPG 806.8.6.3.7.1 Temporary Seeding and Mulching ]]to be in sync with the July 2022 Revisions
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'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting]]'''
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Updated the guidance for [[:Category:129 Public Involvement|EPG Category:129 Public Involvement]]
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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.
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Updated [[Media:2022-08-31_RES_Instruction_Manual.pdf|Request for Environmental Services(RES) Instruction Manual]] in [[:Category:101 Standard Forms|EPG Category:101 Standard Forms]], [[127.1 Request for Environmental Services|EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services]] and [[:Category:128 Conceptual Studies|EPG Category:128 Conceptual Studies]]
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'''[[:Category:409 Seal Coat#Seal coats/chip seals|EPG 409 Seal Coat]]'''
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<div style="margin: 15px; border:1px solid black; width:97%; background-color:white; padding:5px; border-radius:5px; box-shadow:10px 10px 5px #888888">September 1, 2022
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Updated figures  [[Media:136.6.15_e106_Example_2022.pdf|136.6.15 Example e106 Form]] and [[Media:136.6.16 2022.pdf|136.6.16 LPA Project Checklist for Adverse Effects]] in [[LPA:136.6 Environmental and Cultural Requirements|EPG LPA:136.6 Environmental and Cultural Requirements]]
  
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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Updated the table in [[153.21 Traffic|EPG 153.21 Traffic]] TR06 was modified and TR07 and TR30 were removed
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'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]]'''
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<div style="margin: 15px; border:1px solid black; width:97%; background-color:white; padding:5px; border-radius:5px; box-shadow:10px 10px 5px #888888">August 31, 2022
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Noise Ordinance Signing overhauled to [[903.5 Regulatory Signs#903.5.43 Engine Brake Muffler Required Signing|EPG 903.5.43 Engine Brake Muffler Required Signing]]
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7/23/21: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) Guidelines and associated JSP package were updatedNew CLC Book Job Guidelines and CLC Book Job JSP Package were also added.
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Update to [[:616.14 Work Zone Safety and Mobility Policy#616.14.3.4_Work_Zone_Review_Team|EPG 616.14.3.4 Work Zone Review Team]] - During work zone reviews, video recording is used to help viewing work zone after the formal review if there is questions of the work zoneThe video recording allows to retain up to 5 buisiness days and then shall be deleted
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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)]]'''
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The [[:Category:753 Bridge Inspection Rating|Bridge Inspection Rating Manual]] has been updated
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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.
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<div style="margin: 15px; border:1px solid black; width:97%; background-color:white; padding:5px; border-radius:5px; box-shadow:10px 10px 5px #888888">July 20, 2022
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Removed Warning lights from [[616.19 Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices|EPG 616.19 Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices]], [[616.23 Traffic Control for Field Operations|EPG 616.23 Traffic Control for Field Operations]], [[616.4 Pedestrian and Worker Safety (MUTCD Chapter 6D)|EPG 616.4 Pedestrian and Worker Safety (MUTCD Chapter 6D)]], [[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)|EPG 616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)]] and [[616.7 Type of Temporary Traffic Control Zone Activities (MUTCD 6G)|EPG 616.7 Type of Temporary Traffic Control Zone Activities (MUTCD 6G)]]
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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]]'''
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[[620.6 Colored Pavements#620.6.1 School Logo Pavement Markings|EPG 620.6.1 School Logo Pavement Markings]] - This new guidance clarifies that these markings are not permitted
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7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.  
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File Naming Convention for all eProject Documents - New guidelines are available in [[237.13 Contract Plan File Name Convention#237.13.1 Design Contract Plans|EPG 237.13.1 Design Contract Plans]] for a filing convention that is searchable without bringing undue pressure or constraint upon the districts
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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]]'''
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[[751.14 Steel Superstructure|EPG 751.14 Steel Superstructure]] - Guidance for tension flanges with holes was clarified in [[751.14 Steel Superstructure#Tension Flanges with Holes|EPG 751.14.2.2 Analysis Methods]], [[751.14 Steel Superstructure#Holes in the tension flange1|EPG 751.14.5.1 Bearing Stiffeners]] and [[751.14 Steel Superstructure#Holes in the tension flange2|EPG 751.14.5.2 Int. Diaphragms and Cross Frames]]
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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.
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Pushbutton Locations - In [[902.6 Pedestrian Control Features (MUTCD Chapter 4E)#902.6.8 Pedestrian Detectors (MUTCD Section 4E.08)|EPG 902.6.8 Pedestrian Detectors]] and in the [https://epg.modot.org/forms/CM/ADA_Checklist.pdf ADA Checklist], guidance has been updated to reflect the minimum distance of pushbuttons from the curb line has been returned to 30 inches
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'''[[#236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)|EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)]]'''
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[[236.5 Property Management#236.5.25.5 Risk Assessment|EPG 236.5.25.5 Risk Assessment]] - Sovereign immunity limits increased in January 2022 and MoDOT's per occurrence coverage increased from $3.0 M to $3.5 M
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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.
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<div style="margin: 15px; border:1px solid black; width:97%; background-color:white; padding:5px; border-radius:5px; box-shadow:10px 10px 5px #888888">June 1, 2022
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In [[751.11 Bearings#751.11.3.6 Girder/Beam Chairs|EPG 751.11.3.6 Girder/Beam Chairs]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.5 Strands at Girder Ends|EPG 751.22.3.5 Strands at Girder Ends]] and [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.7 Closed Concrete Intermediate Diaphragms|EPG 751.22.3.7 Closed Concrete Intermediate Diaphragms through EPG 751.22.3.11 Steel Intermediate Diaphragms]], guidance was revised to decrease the footprint of girder/beam chairs, clarify and expand concrete diaphragm details to incorporate larger girders, and remove web coil ties in bulb-tees and NU girders to reflect the recent change to standard drawings
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'''Material Supplier CUF Frequency'''
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[[907.8 Speed Trailers Deployed by Others|EPG 907.8 Speed Trailers Deployed by Others]] - This new article provides guidance for speed trailer deployment to aid local law enforcement in the proper use of these devices
  
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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[[: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]] - Guidance for the License Plate Reader (LPR) was clarified and expanded for proper LPR installations as identified through processing initial requests
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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]]'''
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<div style="margin: 15px; border:1px solid black; width:97%; background-color:white; padding:5px; border-radius:5px; box-shadow:10px 10px 5px #888888">May 19, 2022
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[[:Category:747 Bridge Reports and Layouts#747.2.2.4 HEC-RAS GEO Files for Stream Crossings|EPG 747.2.2.4 HEC-RAS GEO Files for Stream Crossings]] - This subarticle was retitled and its guidance updated to reflect the current use of the "HEC-RAS Convertor for Open Roads Designer" spreadsheet
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7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.
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The guidelines, book job guidelines, JSP packages, book job JSP packages and contractor pdf files were updated in [[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]] and [[:Category:409 Seal Coat|EPG 409 Seal Coat]]
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'''System I Structural Steel Coating'''
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<div style="margin: 15px; border:1px solid black; width:97%; background-color:white; padding:5px; border-radius:5px; box-shadow:10px 10px 5px #888888">May 11, 2022
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[[751.9 LFD Seismic#751.9.3.1.1 Anchor Bolts|EPG 751.9.3.1.1 Anchor Bolts through EPG 751.9.3.1.4 Concrete Shear Blocks]], [[751.11 Bearings#Anchor Bolts|EPG 751.11.2.1 Elastomeric Bearings]], [[751.11 Bearings#751.11.3.5 Anchor Bolts|EPG 751.11.3.5 Anchor Bolts]], [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.2.7 Dowel Bars|EPG 751.22.2.7 Dowel Bars]] and [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.14 Concrete Shear Blocks|EPG 751.22.3.14 Concrete Shear Blocks]] - Guidance for the design of bearing anchor bolt, dowel bar and shear block has been expanded and clarified
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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.
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[[:Category:105 Control of Work#105.15 Project Acceptance|EPG 105.15 Project Acceptance]] - Guidance for project acceptance has been clarified and updated to current practice in EPG 105.15, [[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#8. Date of Final Inspection|EPG 108.16.1 Informational Dates]] and [[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.8 Final Acceptance and Payment (for Sec 109.8)|EPG 109.8 Final Acceptance and Payment]]
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'''[[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)|EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)]]'''
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[[:Category:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding|EPG 712.1.4 Welding]] - Guidance for stud welding has been updated to align with Sec 712.6.3. Also, outdated references to field welder cards has been removed
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6/23/21: Guidance for project bid proposals that include DBE goals has been clarified and expanded.
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Construction Inspection Guidance for Records to be Maintained - [[:Category:137 Construction Inspection Guidance for Records to be Maintained#137.1 Location|EPG 137.1 Location]] and [[:Category:137 Construction Inspection Guidance for Records to be Maintained#137.6 Close Out Procedure for External CM SharePoint Quality Management Documents|EPG 137.6 Close Out Procedure for External CM SharePoint Quality Management Documents]] now present updated information about how CM Division stores electronic contract documents
  
'''[[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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Guidance for PSST anchor installations has been updated and clarified. [[903.3 Ground-Mounted Sign Supports#903.3.4.3 Perforated Square Steel Tube Posts (PSST)|EPG 903.3.4.3 Perforated Square Steel Tube Posts (PSST)]]
  
6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.
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Seeding, Mulching and Temporary Seeding - Guidance in [[:Category:802 Mulching|EPG 802 Mulching]], [[:Category:805 Seeding|EPG 805 Seeding]], [[806.1 Erosion Control Measures|EPG 806.1 Erosion Control Measures]] and [[806.8 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)#806.8.6.3.7.1 Temporary Seeding and Mulching (MO Specifications Sec 802 and Sec 805)|EPG 806.8.6.3.7.1 Temporary Seeding and Mulching]] reflects the new standard seed mixes, fertilizer, and lime rates (as shown in the new [https://www.modot.org/media/37677 Standard Plan 805.00 Seeding]) to promote a more effective vegetative establishment, allowing for quicker project  finalization.  MoDOT is obligated to stabilize disturbed areas with permanent building materials or perennial vegetative cover to minimize erosion and sedimentation of disturbed areas. New guidance for cool season and warm season grasses is available. Mulching will not be required for final seeded areas where temporary seeding is planned for temporary stabilization of areas to receive warm season grasses.  A new [[media:Table 805.2.4a.docx|Guide for Grass Species]] is available in [[:Category:805 Seeding#805.2.4 Acceptance (Sec 805.4)|EPG 805.2.4 Acceptance]] to assist with general inspection and acceptance of vegetative covers.
  
'''[[: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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Pre-MASH 2016 Temporary Traffic Control Device Sunset Dates - Guidance in [[:Category:612 Impact Attenuators|EPG 612 Impact Attenuators]], [[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#616.6.1 Types of Devices (MUTCD 6F.01)|EPG 616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices]], [[616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616#For Sec. 616.3.2|EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616]], [[616.19 Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices#https://epg.modot.org/index.php?title=616.6_Temporary_Traffic_Control_Zone_Devices_%28MUTCD_6F%29#616.6.84_Temporary_Traffic_Control_Signals_.28MUTCD_6F.84.29|EPG 616.19 Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices]], [[616.23 Traffic Control for Field Operations#616.23.2.5 Temporary Traffic Control Devices|EPG 616.23 Traffic Control for Field Operations]], [[617.1 Temporary Traffic Barriers|EPG 617.1 Temporary Traffic Barriers]], [[617.2 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 617|EPG 617.2 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 617]], [[:Category:1063 Temporary Traffic Control Devices#1063.2 Procedure|EPG 1063 Temporary Traffic Control Devices]] and [[:Category:1064 Temporary Concrete Traffic Barrier|EPG 1064 Temporary Concrete Traffic Barrier]] now reflects that all temporary traffic control devices on a project must be NCHRP 350 or MASH 2016 Test Level 3 compliant. The use of two-loop temporary Type F concrete traffic barrier shall not be allowed after January 1, 2023.
  
6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
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[[:Category:403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement#Lots|EPG 403.1.19 Acceptance of Material]] - The maximum number of contractor QC sublots that can be used for one lot of superpave asphalt pavement is 28. Regardless of lot size, QA testing will always be at a frequency of one per four sublots. Any remaining quantity less than 4000 tons, that cannot be treated as a separate lot, will be combined with the previous full lot and the pay factors will be determined on the combined lot.
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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]]'''
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Guidance Documents Needed for Property Closings - In [[236.7 Negotiation#236.7.1.13 Pre-Negotiation Preparation|EPG 236.7.1.13 Pre-Negotiation Preparation]] and [[236.7 Negotiation#236.7.4.1 Purpose|EPG 236.7.4.1 Purpose]], additional guidance is available for greater clarity about what is needed from property owners to close on the properties either with MoDOT or a title company.
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6/11/21: For greater convenience, a new "effective date" column has been added for each TA in these tables.
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<div style="margin: 15px; border:1px solid black; width:97%; background-color:white; padding:5px; border-radius:5px; box-shadow:10px 10px 5px #888888">April 11, 2022
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In [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.2.5 Pretensioned Anchorage Zones|EPG 751.22.2.5 Pretensioned Anchorage Zones]], the bursting resistance guidance now allows a larger number of bonded strands for many of these girders, effectively increasing the span limits for the girders. Guidance was expanded in [[751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders#751.22.3.2.1 Type 2 Girder|EPG 751.22.3.2.1 through 751.22.3.2.6]] to eliminate or reduce conflict between the lowest middle two strands and the B bars.
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'''Prestressed Girders and Beams'''
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Guidance about the timelines for completing the Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act review process has been clarified in [[127.2 Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources#127.2.5 Approximate Timelines for Section 106 Compliance|EPG 127.2.5 Approximate Timelines for Section 106 Compliance]]
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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.
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Coil Ties in Prestressed Girder Webs in several [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(G1.9.1)|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]], references to web coil ties in bulb-tee and NU girders have been removed since these are now no longer being used.
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'''[[:Category:201 Clearing and Grubbing#201.2.5.1 Open Burning|EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning]]'''
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Guidance has been expanded to produce more uniform administration of delay claims. - [[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.11 Compensation for Project Delays (for Sec 109.11)|EPG 109.11 Compensation for Project Delays]]
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6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.
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The recommended replacement age for signal cabinets was updated to 25 years from 20 years in [[902.4 Signal Installations and Equipment#902.4.2.1 Controller and Cabinet Replacement Program|EPG 902.4.2.1 Controller and Cabinet Replacement Program]].
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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]]'''
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6/7/21: Guidance has been updated with current practices and terminology.
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Right of Way Mediation in [[236.7 Negotiation#Prior to offering mediation|EPG 236.7.2.19 Acquisition by Mediation]] and [[236.11 Mediation#Prior to offering mediation|EPG 236.11.1.3 Purpose]], guidance has been updated to reflect current process and procedures, including the MoDOT Impasse Letter.
 
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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]]'''
 
 
 
5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.
 
 
 
'''[[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]]'''
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office#CC11|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).
 
 
 
'''[[media:146 CUF After Mar 2021.pdf|Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form]]'''
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
'''[[237.2 Title Sheet|EPG 237.2 Title Sheet]]'''
 
 
 
4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.
 
 
 
'''[[606.1 Guardrail#606.1.3.2.1 Crashworthy End Terminals with Curb|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.
 

Latest revision as of 11:56, 29 September 2022

September 13, 2022

Updated wording in EPG 806.1.7 Temporary Seeding, EPG 806.1.7.1 Design Considerations and EPG 806.8.6.3.7.1 Temporary Seeding and Mulching to be in sync with the July 2022 Revisions

September 8, 2022

Updated the guidance for EPG Category:129 Public Involvement

September 1, 2022

Updated figures 136.6.15 Example e106 Form and 136.6.16 LPA Project Checklist for Adverse Effects in EPG LPA:136.6 Environmental and Cultural Requirements

Updated the table in EPG 153.21 Traffic TR06 was modified and TR07 and TR30 were removed

August 31, 2022

Noise Ordinance Signing overhauled to EPG 903.5.43 Engine Brake Muffler Required Signing

July 28, 2022

Update to EPG 616.14.3.4 Work Zone Review Team - During work zone reviews, video recording is used to help viewing work zone after the formal review if there is questions of the work zone. The video recording allows to retain up to 5 buisiness days and then shall be deleted

July 25, 2022

The Bridge Inspection Rating Manual has been updated

June 29, 2022

EPG 620.6.1 School Logo Pavement Markings - This new guidance clarifies that these markings are not permitted

June 27, 2022

File Naming Convention for all eProject Documents - New guidelines are available in EPG 237.13.1 Design Contract Plans for a filing convention that is searchable without bringing undue pressure or constraint upon the districts

June 21, 2022

Pushbutton Locations - In EPG 902.6.8 Pedestrian Detectors and in the ADA Checklist, guidance has been updated to reflect the minimum distance of pushbuttons from the curb line has been returned to 30 inches

June 3, 2022

EPG 236.5.25.5 Risk Assessment - Sovereign immunity limits increased in January 2022 and MoDOT's per occurrence coverage increased from $3.0 M to $3.5 M

June 1, 2022

In EPG 751.11.3.6 Girder/Beam Chairs, EPG 751.22.3.5 Strands at Girder Ends and EPG 751.22.3.7 Closed Concrete Intermediate Diaphragms through EPG 751.22.3.11 Steel Intermediate Diaphragms, guidance was revised to decrease the footprint of girder/beam chairs, clarify and expand concrete diaphragm details to incorporate larger girders, and remove web coil ties in bulb-tees and NU girders to reflect the recent change to standard drawings

May 20, 2022

EPG 907.8 Speed Trailers Deployed by Others - This new article provides guidance for speed trailer deployment to aid local law enforcement in the proper use of these devices

EPG 941.10 Automated License Plate Readers and Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras - Guidance for the License Plate Reader (LPR) was clarified and expanded for proper LPR installations as identified through processing initial requests

May 19, 2022

EPG 747.2.2.4 HEC-RAS GEO Files for Stream Crossings - This subarticle was retitled and its guidance updated to reflect the current use of the "HEC-RAS Convertor for Open Roads Designer" spreadsheet

May 16, 2022

The guidelines, book job guidelines, JSP packages, book job JSP packages and contractor pdf files were updated in EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling and EPG 409 Seal Coat

May 11, 2022

EPG 751.9.3.1.1 Anchor Bolts through EPG 751.9.3.1.4 Concrete Shear Blocks, EPG 751.11.2.1 Elastomeric Bearings, EPG 751.11.3.5 Anchor Bolts, EPG 751.22.2.7 Dowel Bars and EPG 751.22.3.14 Concrete Shear Blocks - Guidance for the design of bearing anchor bolt, dowel bar and shear block has been expanded and clarified

April 29, 2022

EPG 105.15 Project Acceptance - Guidance for project acceptance has been clarified and updated to current practice in EPG 105.15, EPG 108.16.1 Informational Dates and EPG 109.8 Final Acceptance and Payment

April 21, 2022

EPG 712.1.4 Welding - Guidance for stud welding has been updated to align with Sec 712.6.3. Also, outdated references to field welder cards has been removed

April 20, 2022

Construction Inspection Guidance for Records to be Maintained - EPG 137.1 Location and EPG 137.6 Close Out Procedure for External CM SharePoint Quality Management Documents now present updated information about how CM Division stores electronic contract documents

Guidance for PSST anchor installations has been updated and clarified. EPG 903.3.4.3 Perforated Square Steel Tube Posts (PSST)

Seeding, Mulching and Temporary Seeding - Guidance in EPG 802 Mulching, EPG 805 Seeding, EPG 806.1 Erosion Control Measures and EPG 806.8.6.3.7.1 Temporary Seeding and Mulching reflects the new standard seed mixes, fertilizer, and lime rates (as shown in the new Standard Plan 805.00 Seeding) to promote a more effective vegetative establishment, allowing for quicker project finalization. MoDOT is obligated to stabilize disturbed areas with permanent building materials or perennial vegetative cover to minimize erosion and sedimentation of disturbed areas. New guidance for cool season and warm season grasses is available. Mulching will not be required for final seeded areas where temporary seeding is planned for temporary stabilization of areas to receive warm season grasses. A new Guide for Grass Species is available in EPG 805.2.4 Acceptance to assist with general inspection and acceptance of vegetative covers.

Pre-MASH 2016 Temporary Traffic Control Device Sunset Dates - Guidance in EPG 612 Impact Attenuators, EPG 616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices, EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616, EPG 616.19 Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices, EPG 616.23 Traffic Control for Field Operations, EPG 617.1 Temporary Traffic Barriers, EPG 617.2 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 617, EPG 1063 Temporary Traffic Control Devices and EPG 1064 Temporary Concrete Traffic Barrier now reflects that all temporary traffic control devices on a project must be NCHRP 350 or MASH 2016 Test Level 3 compliant. The use of two-loop temporary Type F concrete traffic barrier shall not be allowed after January 1, 2023.

EPG 403.1.19 Acceptance of Material - The maximum number of contractor QC sublots that can be used for one lot of superpave asphalt pavement is 28. Regardless of lot size, QA testing will always be at a frequency of one per four sublots. Any remaining quantity less than 4000 tons, that cannot be treated as a separate lot, will be combined with the previous full lot and the pay factors will be determined on the combined lot.

April 18, 2022

Guidance Documents Needed for Property Closings - In EPG 236.7.1.13 Pre-Negotiation Preparation and EPG 236.7.4.1 Purpose, additional guidance is available for greater clarity about what is needed from property owners to close on the properties either with MoDOT or a title company.

April 11, 2022

In EPG 751.22.2.5 Pretensioned Anchorage Zones, the bursting resistance guidance now allows a larger number of bonded strands for many of these girders, effectively increasing the span limits for the girders. Guidance was expanded in EPG 751.22.3.2.1 through 751.22.3.2.6 to eliminate or reduce conflict between the lowest middle two strands and the B bars.

April 5, 2022

Guidance about the timelines for completing the Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act review process has been clarified in EPG 127.2.5 Approximate Timelines for Section 106 Compliance

March 28, 2022

Coil Ties in Prestressed Girder Webs in several EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, references to web coil ties in bulb-tee and NU girders have been removed since these are now no longer being used.

March 16, 2022

Guidance has been expanded to produce more uniform administration of delay claims. - EPG 109.11 Compensation for Project Delays

March 16, 2022

The recommended replacement age for signal cabinets was updated to 25 years from 20 years in EPG 902.4.2.1 Controller and Cabinet Replacement Program.

Feb 15, 2022

Right of Way Mediation in EPG 236.7.2.19 Acquisition by Mediation and EPG 236.11.1.3 Purpose, guidance has been updated to reflect current process and procedures, including the MoDOT Impasse Letter.