Recent Policy Changes in the EPG
5/21/20: In EPG 403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement, EPG 409 Seal Coat, EPG 413.3 Ultrathin Bonded Asphalt Wearing Surface and other articles, this document has been updated to include CMS signs for Seal Coat projects. In EPG 409, the Contract Seal Coat Guidelines were also updated for the CMS signs.
5/19/20: LRFD design specification notes were updated to reflect the required use of new or previous AASHTO releases.
5/15/20: The new AWP CO Contract Payment Estimate Exception Override is now available.
5/15/20: Guidance has been updated because flags now shall be used on the ROAD/BRIDGE WORK AHEAD signs during short durations projects in daytime hours. Revised the photo of the sign and AWRS assemble without the flags.
5/12/20: Numerous notes, especially H10 notes, have been revised to apply to all barriers.
Accessible Pedestrian Signals
5/7/20: EPG 642.4 Impact of the Project Category on ADA, EPG 902.4 Signal Installations and Equipment and EPG 902.5.9 Provisions for Pedestrians were updated for the installation of audible pedestrian signals at intersections of projects requiring ADA upgrades. This updated guidance also applies to new construction projects.
5/7/20: Guidance for single pass and double pass micro-surfacing was expanded. Guidance for micro-surfacing grade selection and surface preparation was also expanded. New guidance for post construction and the method of measurement and basis of payment is now available.
RAI and RWPA System Requirements
5/1/20: Guidance for RAI and RWPA data entry and media upload requirements was clarified or added in EPG 236.3 Administration, EPG 236.5 Property Management, EPG 220.127.116.11 Appraisal Reports Required, EPG 236.7 Negotiation and EPG 18.104.22.168 RWPA System Requirements for Condemnations.
4/30/20: Guidance about hairpin bar and projecting girder reinforcement height adjustment requirements for P/S girder excessive haunch has been clarified. The Standard Detailing Note H2c6.10 was also revised to reflect this clarification.
4/28/20: New guidance is now available for the relatively rare occurrence of professional service contract labor.
4/27/20: The "Contract Administrative Costs" table has been updated.
11/14/19: The new AWP CO Daily Work Report, Deleting DWR Postings and Acceptance Records QRG is now available.
4/22/20: Guidance has been clarified and updated.
4/17/20: The process for consultant agreements has been streamlined and other guidance has been clarified.
Reinforcement of Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents and Concrete Pile Cap Integral End Bents
4/17/20: Guidance was clarified about additional flexure reinforcement requirements between piles for pile cap intermediate bents and integral end bents and skin reinforcement spacing requirements. This guidance was updated primarily in EPG 722.214.171.124 Typical Pile Cap Bent and EPG 7126.96.36.199 Encased Pile Cap Bent as well as EPG 7188.8.131.52 Wide Flange Beams & Plate Girders and EPG 7184.108.40.206 Prestressed I-Girders, Bulb-Tee Girders and NU-Girders.
4/14/20: In Figures 6220.127.116.11 and 618.104.22.168, the short-term Rumble Strip Placement spacing was updated. For speed limits from 50-55 mph, the spacing is now 20 feet. For speed limits from 60-70 mph, the spacing is now 35 feet.
4/10/20: In EPG 239 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Final Plans, district construction staff can now easily access vital Bluebeam Revu resources to prepare final as-built plans. These resources include Creating Digital IDs in Bluebeam Revu, Preparing As-Built (Final) Plans in Construction Using Bluebeam Revu, Bluebeam Revu Training Manual (2015) and Where to Save Stamps.
Fracture Critical Member (FCM) Notes
4/7/20: The guidance for the Facility Runoff Control Plan form has been expanded.
4/6/20: Guidance was clarified and updated to current practice. Vegetation policies were updated to match traffic policies for work on right of way.
4/2/20: The procedures for handling contractor claims has been updated.
4/1/20: Guidance was clarified for where inadequate space exists to install a city limits sign at the standard location.
3/31/20: New guidance is available for DE62 Stream Wetland Credit Purchase Agreement and DE66 TCF Bat Habitat Credit Purchase Agreement.
3/25/20: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines, as well as their pdf files, were updated.
3/25/20: This new article provides guidance for the new contracting method, FPVS Contracting.