Recent Policy Changes in the EPG
4/6/21: In the Thrie Beam notes of the Common Bridge Barrier and Railing (for Rehabilitations) table, guidance has been updated to restrict the use of MGS approach rail with non-blocked thrie beam bridge rail.
4/2/21: The latest version of the Consultant Selection Approval Letter is available. Guidance for this letter has also been clarified in EPG 126.96.36.199 Solicitation and Selection Step 5 – Selection of Consultant.
4/2/21: New EPG 751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams is available to provide guidance for designing beams. EPG 7188.8.131.52 Skew Angle, EPG 7184.108.40.206 Structure Type Selection, EPG 7220.127.116.11 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement, 718.104.22.168 Geometric Dimensions, EPG 722.214.171.124.2 Girder Length and Geometric Layout, EPG 7126.96.36.199 Shear , EPG 7188.8.131.52 Camber, Haunching, and Stepping and Sloping of Top Flange Camber and several notes in EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes were updated to correspond to the new guidance in EPG 751.21 Prestressed Concrete Slab and Box Beams. Also, retitled/re-numbered EPG 751.20 Continuous Concrete Slab Bridges as EPG 751.17 Concrete Slab Bridges, EPG 751.21 Concrete Box Girders as EPG 751.18 Concrete Multicell Box Girder Bridges, EPG 751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders as EPG 751.22 Prestressed Concrete I Girders, EPG 751.23 P/S Concrete Double Tee as EPG 751.23 Prestressed Concrete Double Tee Girders and EPG 751.40 Widening and Repair (LFD and Not Updated) as EPG 751.40 LFD Widening and Repair.
3/26/21: Guidance about curing and testing procedures for cores and cylinders in projects with paving and structures has been clarified.
3/25/21: This note was updated to clarify the procedure for making holes for a finger plate connection.
3/24/21: Guidance has been placed in a box here and in EPG 129.6 Public Hearing stating that the FHWA will temporarily allow all public involvement activities previously conducted in person to exclusively use virtual techniques.
3/24/21: Guidance has been updated to current practice.
3/23/21: New guidance is available about when subletting requirements can be adjusted.
3/19/21: This new guidance is available for addressing time adjustment change orders as well as the supporting documentation.
3/17/21: New Memorial Designation Programs guidance is now available for statewide uniformity.
3/12/21: Deck cantilever design guidance for the MASH Type D and H barriers is now available in EPG 751.10, particularly in EPG 7184.108.40.206 Loads.
3/12/21: Guidance has been updated for the use of MASH and NCHRP 350 barrier and rail.
3/9/21: For the convenience of readers, AWP QRG Revision Dates information has been added to EPG 101, AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs).
3/8/21: New, clarifying guidance is now available for partial acceptance.
Public Involvement when Considering Roundabouts and J-Turns
3/5/21: Guidance was expanded in EPG 233.2.6 Type 4: Directional Median Opening with Downstream U-Turns and EPG 233.3 Roundabouts to draw additional attention to the benefits of public involvement for J-Turn and roundabout designs.
3/4/21: The Sign Display table was revised to show that the Work Type for Flashing Double Arrows is both Stationary and Mobile Operations, not just Stationary.
3/2/21: This new work zone flyer highlights the top deficiencies noticed in MoDOT work zones. Also, guidance for TTCD retroreflectivity has been expanded in EPG 6220.127.116.11 General.
Buy America Requirements
2/25/21: Guidance in EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement and EPG 18.104.22.168 Summary Packet of Materials Inspected was added to utilize NTPEP compliance that AASHTO already has in place for programmatic acceptance of Buy America. It significantly reduces paperwork and effort from suppliers, contractors, MoDOT and FHWA.
EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes
School Speed Limit
2/22/21: Guidance for when to install a school speed limit flasher assembly was updated in EPG 902.12.7 Procedures for Advance Beacon Installations by Outside Parties. The guidance for the SPEED LIMIT XX WHEN FLASHING sign is now available in EPG 903.18.14 School Speed Limit Flasher Assembly (S5-1) and END SCHOOL SPEED LIMIT Sign (S5-3). New guidance about stopping for school buses loading or unloading children is available in EPG 903.18.16 STOP FOR SCHOOL BUS LOADING OR UNLOADING CHILDREN STATE LAW (Special R0-1), ALL LANES (Special W0-1) Signing.
Accessible Pedestrian Signal
2/22/21: In EPG 902.6.9 Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Detectors – General through EPG 902.6.15 Post-installation Checklist of Accessible Pedestrian Signals and Maintenance, guidance about Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) for the visually impaired has been expanded. Standards and support are now provided for APS locations, walk indications, tactile arrows, locator tones, and extended pushbutton press features. A post-installation checklist has also been provided. Pages 15 and 16 of the ADA Checklist was also updated in EPG 101 Standard Forms, EPG 136.9 Plans, Specs and Estimates (PSE), and EPG 642.8 Sidewalk Design Criteria.
2/19/21: New Right of Entry guidance is available for when and how this agreement (RW21) should be used.
2/19/21: Guidance was updated to reflect the legal requirement that permanent easements must be signed and sealed by the PLS.
2/18/21: The opening paragraph has been updated because the FHWA has incorporated their Final Rule for ID/IQ projects into 23 CFR 635 Subpart F. JOCs are a procurement means for delivering ID/IQ projects.