Recent Policy Changes in the EPG
4/30/21: Guidance about multiple title pages has been provided.
4/29/21: New guidance is available for crashworthy end terminals that are being installed in the vicinity of curb. Curb has not been tested with a CET and this guidance will help address questions and concerns about this.
4/29/21: For the convenience of readers, AWP QRG CUF Review Date Entry information has been added to EPG 101, AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs).
4/26/21: Presented in EPG 236 Right of Way, this timeline provides the sequence of activities required to acquire property rights needed for projects.
4/23/21: New clarification about when contractor ratings can be shared and when references can be made is now available.
4/8/21: Guidance for Fig. 220.127.116.11, Blank Consultant Invoice has been updated from the life of the contract to life of the invoicing period.
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 18.104.22.168 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 722.214.171.124 Skew Angle, EPG 7126.96.36.199 Structure Type Selection, EPG 7188.8.131.52 Girder and Beam Haunch Reinforcement, 7184.108.40.206 Geometric Dimensions, EPG 7220.127.116.11.2 Girder Length and Geometric Layout, EPG 718.104.22.168 Shear , EPG 722.214.171.124 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 7126.96.36.199 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 6188.8.131.52 General.
Buy America Requirements
2/25/21: Guidance in EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement and EPG 184.108.40.206 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