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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.
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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]]'''
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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.
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Added new EPG Article [[153.4 Administrative|153.4 Administrative]] in [[:Category:153 Agreements and Contracts|EPG 153 Agreements and Contracts]]
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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]]'''
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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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1/10/22: Guidance has been expanded to align with the updated MoDOT/MDNR Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
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Updated the guidance for [[:Category:129 Public Involvement|EPG Category:129 Public Involvement]]
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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)]]'''
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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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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.  
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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]]
  
'''[[127.1 Request for Environmental Services|EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services]]'''
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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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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.
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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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'''Price Adjustment for Fuel'''
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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 zone.  The video recording allows to retain up to 5 buisiness days and then shall be deleted
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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.
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The [[:Category:753 Bridge Inspection Rating|Bridge Inspection Rating Manual]] has been updated
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'''MSE Wall Construction: Pipe Pile Spacers Guidance'''
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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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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.
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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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'''[[:Category:909 Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)#909.2 Nonrecurring Congestion|EPG 909.2 Nonrecurring Congestion]]'''
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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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12/14/21: "Work Zone Management Guidebook" and associated information has been added.
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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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'''New Statewide Operating Permit Authorization'''
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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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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.  
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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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'''[[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]]'''
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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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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.
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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
  
'''[[236.6 Appraisal and Appraisal Review#236.6.3.3 Waiver Valuation|EPG 236.6.3.3 Waiver Valuation]]'''
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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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12/6/21: The maximum threshold for waiver valuation reports was increased to $25,000 from $10,000.
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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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'''[[153.21 Traffic|EPG 153.21 Traffic]]'''
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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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12/6/21: Guidance is now available for contract TR62, Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas City Scout Bi-State Agreement.
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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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'''[[153.21 Traffic|EPG 153.21 Traffic]]'''
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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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11/23/21: Guidance is now available for two contracts (TR58, Transportation Data License Agreement and TR61, Motor Vehicle Crash Data License Agreement).
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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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'''[[:Category:206 Excavation for Structures#Culvert Cleanout (for Sec 206.6.10).|EPG 206.4 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 206]]'''
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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
  
11/22/21: New guidance has been added to clarify culvert cleanout expectations.
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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)]]
  
'''[[606.2 Guard Cable|EPG 606.2 Guard Cable]]'''
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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.
  
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]].
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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.
  
'''Work Zone Crash Cushion'''
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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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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]].
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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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'''[[905.3 Transportation Impact Analysis|EPG 905.3 Transportation Impact Analysis]]'''
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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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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.
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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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'''[[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]]'''
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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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11/15/21: Information required to enter into RWPA for condemnation cases has been updated.
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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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'''Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)'''
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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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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).
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'''Bond Breaker for Prestressed Members, Vent Locations for Box Beams'''
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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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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:712 Structural Steel Construction#712.1.4.1.3 Shear Connector Welding|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 [[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.
 
 
 
'''[[: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]]
 
 
 
11/4/21: Guidance for RFQ solicitation dates and calendar has been added.
 
 
 
'''[[751.13 Expansion Joint Systems#New and replacement bridges should|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 [[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 15:08, 28 November 2022

November 28, 2022

Added new EPG Article 153.4 Administrative in EPG 153 Agreements and Contracts

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.