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'''Expanding the NTPEP Compliance for Buy America'''
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'''Subcontractor Insurance'''
  
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.  
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1/14/22: Guidance has been updated in [[:Category:102 Bidding Requirements and Conditions#Doing Business with MoDOT Bidding|EPG 102 Bidding Requirements and Conditions]] and [[:Category:108 Prosecution and Progress#5.|EPG 108.1.1 Review and Approval of a Subcontract Request]] to reflect that, as of Jan 3, 2022, MoDOT no longer monitors subcontractor insurance.
  
'''Bearing Pads at Int Bents'''
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'''[[:Category:1036 Reinforcing Steel for Concrete#1036.2.1.1 Reinforcing Steel, Dowel Bars, Mechanical Bar Splices and Cold Drawn Wire|EPG 1036.2.1.1 Reinforcing Steel, Dowel Bars, Mechanical Bar Splices and Cold Drawn Wire]]'''
  
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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1/13/22: To decrease the risk of fracture in the jaws, a 30” minimum length for the #14 and #18 reinforcing steel tension test bars is now required.
  
'''Reporting Damaged Guardrail or Guard Cable'''
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'''[[:Category:173 Erosion Control for Maintenance Operations#173.1.6 Regulatory Conditions for Working in Streams/Wetlands: NWP, Section 401 Water Quality Certification General Conditions|EPG 173.1.6 Regulatory Conditions for Working in Streams/Wetlands: NWP, Section 401 Water Quality Certification General Conditions]]'''
  
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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1/10/22: Guidance has been expanded to align with the updated MoDOT/MDNR Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  
'''[[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#903.9.9 City/County Limit Signs (I4, I5, I6 Series)|EPG 903.9.9 City/County Limit Signs (I4, I5, I6 Series)]] and [[903.9 General Information Signs#903.9.11 Custom City Limit and Custom County Line Signs (I4-1a, I4-2b, I6-1a)|EPG 903.9.11 Custom City Limit and Custom County Line Signs (I4-1a, I4-2b, I6-1a)]]'''
  
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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12/30/21: Populations will no longer be included on city limit signs.  City limit and county line sign designs will be modified to match the MUTCD standard layout of jurisdictional boundary signs.  
  
'''[[:Category:409 Seal Coat#Seal coats/chip seals|EPG 409 Seal Coat]]'''
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'''[[127.1 Request for Environmental Services|EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services]]'''
  
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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12/28/21: Guidance for the process of Request for Environmental Services (RES) submittals, especially that of the electronic process, has been clarified. Associated guidance in [[147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)#All JOCs shall be reviewed|EPG 147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC)]] was also clarified.
  
'''[[:Category:402 Bituminous Surface Leveling|EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling]]'''
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'''Price Adjustment for Fuel'''
  
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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12/22/21: In [[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#The following table provides|EPG 109.14 Price Adjustment for Fuel]], guidance was clarified to explicitly exclude fixed-cost pay items in Job Order Contracts from qualifying for the Fuel Adjustment, per Sec. 109.14.
  
'''[[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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'''MSE Wall Construction: Pipe Pile Spacers Guidance'''
  
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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12/17/21: In [[751.24 LFD Retaining Walls#MSE Wall Construction:|EPG 751.24.2.1 Design]], guidance was revised so that, in lieu of using pipe pile spacers, the contractor will have the option to use pile jackets for bridges up to 200 feet long. Numerous revisions in [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes]] reflect this pile jacket revision.
  
'''[[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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'''[[:Category:909 Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)#909.2 Nonrecurring Congestion|EPG 909.2 Nonrecurring Congestion]]'''
  
7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.  
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12/14/21: "Work Zone Management Guidebook" and associated information has been added.
  
'''[[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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'''New Statewide Operating Permit Authorization'''
  
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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12/13/21: Guidance throughout much of [[127.29 Stormwater|EPG 127.29 Stormwater]] and in [[:Category:173 Erosion Control for Maintenance Operations#173.2.1 Governing Regulations|EPG 173.2.1 Governing Regulations, CWA Section 402 (Land Disturbance)]] has been updated and expanded to reflect the new permit cycle, particularly the obligations of the new comprehensive permit obligations of the TS4.  Generally, the changes to the permit do not alter MoDOT's overall stormwater or land disturbance program.  [[806.8 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)#806.8.4 Site Inspections and Reports|EPG 806.8.4 Site Inspections and Reports]] was revised so that a routine inspection may be delayed until the next business day if it falls on a holiday.  
  
'''[[#236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)|EPG 236.4.7.2 Quitclaim Deed (to the Commission)]]'''
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'''[[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]]'''
  
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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12/7/21: Guidance has been revised for which documents need to be submitted and how they are to be submitted when turning in PS&E to CO Design.
  
'''Material Supplier CUF Frequency'''
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'''[[236.6 Appraisal and Appraisal Review#236.6.3.3 Waiver Valuation|EPG 236.6.3.3 Waiver Valuation]]'''
  
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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12/6/21: The maximum threshold for waiver valuation reports was increased to $25,000 from $10,000.
  
'''[[: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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'''[[153.21 Traffic|EPG 153.21 Traffic]]'''
  
7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.
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12/6/21: Guidance is now available for contract TR62, Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas City Scout Bi-State Agreement.  
  
'''System I Structural Steel Coating'''
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'''[[153.21 Traffic|EPG 153.21 Traffic]]'''
  
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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11/23/21: Guidance is now available for two contracts (TR58, Transportation Data License Agreement and TR61, Motor Vehicle Crash Data License Agreement).  
  
'''[[:Category:146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)|EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)]]'''
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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]]'''
  
6/23/21: Guidance for project bid proposals that include DBE goals has been clarified and expanded.
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11/22/21: New guidance has been added to clarify culvert cleanout expectations.
  
'''[[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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'''[[606.2 Guard Cable|EPG 606.2 Guard Cable]]'''
  
6/16/21: Guidance for barrier and railing options on existing bridges has been simplified.
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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: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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'''Work Zone Crash Cushion'''
  
6/15/21: Expanded guidance is now available about how to assign a contract.
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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]].
  
'''[[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)#616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications|EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications]]'''
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'''[[905.3 Transportation Impact Analysis|EPG 905.3 Transportation Impact Analysis]]'''
  
6/11/21: For greater convenience, a new "effective date" column has been added for each TA in these tables.
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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.
  
'''Prestressed Girders and Beams'''
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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]]'''
  
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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11/15/21:  Information required to enter into RWPA for condemnation cases has been updated.
  
'''[[:Category:201 Clearing and Grubbing#201.2.5.1 Open Burning|EPG 201.2.5.1 Open Burning]]'''
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'''Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)'''
  
6/10/21: Guidance about open burning has been expanded.
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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).
  
'''[[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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'''Bond Breaker for Prestressed Members, Vent Locations for Box Beams'''
  
6/7/21: Guidance has been updated with current practices and terminology.
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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.
  
'''[[: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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'''[[:Category:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding|EPG 712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding]]'''
  
5/25/21: New guidance is available to clarify hard hat safety policy.
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11/12/21: Field weld testing requirements have been clarified.
  
'''[[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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'''Prestressed Beams and Girders'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[153.6 Chief Counsel's Office#CC11|EPG 153.6 Chief Counsel's Office]]'''
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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]]
  
5/18/21: Guidance is now available for two new Amended Attorney Services Agreement contracts (CC11 and CC12).
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11/4/21: Guidance for RFQ solicitation dates and calendar has been added.
  
'''[[media:146 CUF After Mar 2021.pdf|Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form]]'''
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'''[[751.13 Expansion Joint Systems#New and replacement bridges should|EPG 751.13.1 Expansion Joint Systems]]'''
  
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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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.
  
'''[[237.2 Title Sheet|EPG 237.2 Title Sheet]]'''
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'''Structural Steel Details'''
  
4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.
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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.

Latest revision as of 12:33, 14 January 2022

Subcontractor Insurance

1/14/22: Guidance has been updated in EPG 102 Bidding Requirements and Conditions and EPG 108.1.1 Review and Approval of a Subcontract Request to reflect that, as of Jan 3, 2022, MoDOT no longer monitors subcontractor insurance.

EPG 1036.2.1.1 Reinforcing Steel, Dowel Bars, Mechanical Bar Splices and Cold Drawn Wire

1/13/22: To decrease the risk of fracture in the jaws, a 30” minimum length for the #14 and #18 reinforcing steel tension test bars is now required.

EPG 173.1.6 Regulatory Conditions for Working in Streams/Wetlands: NWP, Section 401 Water Quality Certification General Conditions

1/10/22: Guidance has been expanded to align with the updated MoDOT/MDNR Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

EPG 903.9.9 City/County Limit Signs (I4, I5, I6 Series) and EPG 903.9.11 Custom City Limit and Custom County Line Signs (I4-1a, I4-2b, I6-1a)

12/30/21: Populations will no longer be included on city limit signs. City limit and county line sign designs will be modified to match the MUTCD standard layout of jurisdictional boundary signs.

EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services

12/28/21: Guidance for the process of Request for Environmental Services (RES) submittals, especially that of the electronic process, has been clarified. Associated guidance in EPG 147.3 Job Order Contracting (JOC) was also clarified.

Price Adjustment for Fuel

12/22/21: In EPG 109.14 Price Adjustment for Fuel, guidance was clarified to explicitly exclude fixed-cost pay items in Job Order Contracts from qualifying for the Fuel Adjustment, per Sec. 109.14.

MSE Wall Construction: Pipe Pile Spacers Guidance

12/17/21: In EPG 751.24.2.1 Design, guidance was revised so that, in lieu of using pipe pile spacers, the contractor will have the option to use pile jackets for bridges up to 200 feet long. Numerous revisions in EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes reflect this pile jacket revision.

EPG 909.2 Nonrecurring Congestion

12/14/21: "Work Zone Management Guidebook" and associated information has been added.

New Statewide Operating Permit Authorization

12/13/21: Guidance throughout much of EPG 127.29 Stormwater and in EPG 173.2.1 Governing Regulations, CWA Section 402 (Land Disturbance) has been updated and expanded to reflect the new permit cycle, particularly the obligations of the new comprehensive permit obligations of the TS4. Generally, the changes to the permit do not alter MoDOT's overall stormwater or land disturbance program. EPG 806.8.4 Site Inspections and Reports was revised so that a routine inspection may be delayed until the next business day if it falls on a holiday.

EPG 237.9.3.2 Required Information for Submittal

12/7/21: Guidance has been revised for which documents need to be submitted and how they are to be submitted when turning in PS&E to CO Design.

EPG 236.6.3.3 Waiver Valuation

12/6/21: The maximum threshold for waiver valuation reports was increased to $25,000 from $10,000.

EPG 153.21 Traffic

12/6/21: Guidance is now available for contract TR62, Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas City Scout Bi-State Agreement.

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.