Recent Policy Changes in the EPG
12/2/19: Reinforcement details were updated in EPG 7188.8.131.52.7 T-Joint Connections, EPG 751.31.1 and EPG 751.31.3 and EPG 751.32.4 Reinforcement to be in accordance with new epoxy coated guidelines and with new development and splice length requirements. Alternate end bent reinforcement details for shallow structures were added in EPG 7184.108.40.206 through EPG 7220.127.116.11.
11/21/19: Guidance about underlined portions of notes was added.
11/19/19: The location for storing CUF documents was updated from the archaic V: drive to eProjects.
11/14/19: The illustrations have been revised to clarify the maximum allowed taper.
11/14/19: The new AWP MA Sample Record Acceptance By Certification QRG is now available.
11/6/19: Guidance has been added for when Daily Work Reports in AASHTOWARE may be suspended.
10/28/19: Guidance has been clarified to better reflect current practices.
10/25/19: Guidance in EPG 105.9 Authority and Duties of Resident Engineer and EPG 105.9.3 Daily Work Reports now allows for the expanded opportunities of the AWP.
10/23/19: Guidance in EPG 718.104.22.168 Drilled Shaft General Detail Considerations was expanded and clarified.
10/21/19: District estimate documentation requirements must address the total project cost and include estimated costs for, at a minimum, PE, CE, Construction, RW, Utilities, and Bridge. Program estimate documentation and supporting documentation must be stored in e-Projects.
Estimating Guidance Updates
10/21/19: Estimating guidance in EPG 104.7 Scoping Estimates and EPG 121.7 Program Estimates was updated with optional spreadsheets to assist the districts with their scoping and estimating processes. The Project Scoping Form and Resurfacing Per Mile Scoping Form are now available.
10/21/19: These TAs have been updated in EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications for Maintenance to show that two Portable Signal Flagging Devices are always required.
10/17/19: Guidance for all jobs that contain the Additional Mobilization for Seeding pay item is now available.
10/2/19: New guidance is now available for Polyester Polymer Concrete Overlay.
9/26/19: This new guidance describes the latitude the State Construction and Materials Engineer has to grant time extensions for extreme events.
9/18/19: Guidance has been updated to conform with the new BEAP contract.
Abbreviations used by Design
Bridge Contract Plans
9/4/19: The guidance in EPG 237.13.3 Bridge Contract Plans was moved to EPG 722.214.171.124 Contract Plan File Name Convention. The guidance in EPG 751.1.4 was re-titled and moved to EPG 7126.96.36.199 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes.
8/30/19: Estimate guidance was clarified to reflect current practice. Updated titles include EPG 103.1.8 Final Engineer's Estimate, EPG 104.7 Scoping Estimates and EPG 237.6 Project Estimates. EPG 121.7 Program Estimates is a new article compiled of clarified guidance from other articles.
8/29/19: Guidance for determining the need for a Floodplain Development Permit was widely clarified. EPG 127.9 was re-titled "Floodplain Management" and EPG 748.8 re-titled "Development in Floodplains".
8/29/19: A sentence to be used that explains the reason for the final change order has been added to the guidance.
8/28/19: External Civil Rights has been added to the list of divisions that consultants must notify that the last invoice is the final invoice.
8/27/19: Guidance has been provided for the two sizes of the GO20-4a sign.
8/26/19: TA-38a is now available in the Listing of Typical Applications for Design and Construction and Materials.
8/26/19: The ROAD CLOSED AHEAD (WO20-3) sign was identified as also requiring the installation of AWRS and flags in long-term situations for both road work and full closures.