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'''Bearing Pads at Int Bents'''
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'''Structural Steel Details'''
  
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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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.
  
'''Reporting Damaged Guardrail or Guard Cable'''
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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]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
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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10/18/21: Guidance for the accomplishment plaque program has been eliminated to align with upcoming MUTCD guidance.
  
'''[[:Category:409 Seal Coat#Seal coats/chip seals|EPG 409 Seal Coat]]'''
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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]]'''
  
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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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:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]]'''
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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)]]'''
  
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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9/23/21: Guidance for SHOULDER WORK, SHOULDER WORK AHEAD, and RIGHT/LEFT SHOULDER CLOSED signs has been updated.
  
'''[[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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'''[[127.14 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Classification and Documents#Major Traffic Disruption|Major Traffic Disruption (PCE agreement threshold)]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[media:616.18 Unit Price 2021.pdf|Unit Pricing Table]]'''
  
7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.  
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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.  
  
'''[[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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'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#If interviews and/or|EPG 134.2.2.5, Consultant Presentations and Interviews]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[#236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)|EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)]]'''
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'''[[media:127.1 Instructions 2021.pdf|How to Complete the Request for Environmental Services ]]'''
  
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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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]].
  
'''Material Supplier CUF Frequency'''
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'''[[127.25 Maintenance Environmental Policies#127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings|EPG 127.25.1.4 Street Sweepings]]'''
  
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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8/26/21: Established guidance about analyzing street sweepings prior to disposal is now available.  
  
'''[[: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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'''[[media:1081 Bridge Packet Memo a.pdf|Bridge Blasting and Painting Packet]]'''
  
7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.
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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]].
  
'''System I Structural Steel Coating'''
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'''Temporary Rumble Strips'''
  
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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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:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)|EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)]]'''
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'''Void Slab Calculations'''
  
6/23/21: Guidance for project bid proposals that include DBE goals has been clarified and expanded.
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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.  
  
'''[[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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'''Expanding the NTPEP Compliance for Buy America'''
  
6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.
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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.  
  
'''[[: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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'''Bearing Pads at Int Bents'''
  
6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''Reporting Damaged Guardrail or Guard Cable'''
  
6/11/21: For greater convenience, a new "effective date" column has been added for each TA in these tables.
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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.
  
'''Prestressed Girders and Beams'''
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'''[[147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting|EPG 147.4 Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[:Category:201 Clearing and Grubbing#201.2.5.1 Open Burning|EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning]]'''
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'''[[:Category:409 Seal Coat#Seal coats/chip seals|EPG 409 Seal Coat]]'''
  
6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]]'''
  
6/7/21: Guidance has been updated with current practices and terminology.
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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: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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'''[[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)]]'''
  
5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[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]]'''
  
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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7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.  
  
'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office#CC11|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
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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]]'''
  
5/18/21: Guidance is now available for two new Amended Attorney Services Agreement contracts (CC11 and CC12).
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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.
  
'''[[media:146 CUF After Mar 2021.pdf|Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form]]'''
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'''[[#236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)|EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)]]'''
  
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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7/15/21: Guidance about the determination and documentation of when tenant interest must be released has been expanded and clarified.
  
'''[[237.2 Title Sheet|EPG 237.2 Title Sheet]]'''
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'''Material Supplier CUF Frequency'''
  
4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.
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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.
  
'''[[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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'''[[: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]]'''
  
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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7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.

Latest revision as of 12:40, 20 October 2021

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.

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.