Recent Policy Changes in the EPG

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EPG 620.6.1 School Logo Pavement Markings

6/29/22: This new guidance clarifies that these markings are not permitted.

File Naming Convention for all eProject Documents

6/27/22: 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.

EPG 751.14 Steel Superstructure

6/24/22: Guidance for tension flanges with holes was clarified in EPG 751.14.2.2 Analysis Methods, EPG 751.14.5.1 Bearing Stiffeners and EPG 751.14.5.2 Int. Diaphragms and Cross Frames.

Pushbutton Locations

6/21/22: 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.

EPG 236.5.25.5 Risk Assessment

6/3/22: Sovereign immunity limits increased in January 2022 and MoDOT's per occurrence coverage increased from $3.0 M to $3.5 M.

Concrete Diaphragms on Bridges

6/1/22: 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.

EPG 907.8 Speed Trailers Deployed by Others

5/20/22: 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

5/20/22: Guidance for the License Plate Reader (LPR) was clarified and expanded for proper LPR installations as identified through processing initial requests.

EPG 747.2.2.4 HEC-RAS GEO Files for Stream Crossings

5/19/22: This subarticle was retitled and its guidance updated to reflect the current use of the "HEC-RAS Convertor for Open Roads Designer" spreadsheet.

Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat Guidelines and Book Job Guidelines

5/16/22: 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.

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

5/11/22: Guidance for the design of bearing anchor bolt, dowel bar and shear block has been expanded and clarified.

EPG 105.15 Project Acceptance

4/29/22: 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.

EPG 712.1.4 Welding

4/21/22: Guidance for stud welding has been updated to align with Sec 712.6.3. Also, outdated references to field welder cards has been removed.

Construction Inspection Guidance for Records to be Maintained

4/20/22: 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.

EPG 903.3.4.3 Perforated Square Steel Tube Posts (PSST)

4/20/22: Guidance for PSST anchor installations has been updated and clarified.

Seeding, Mulching and Temporary Seeding

4/20/22: 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

4/20/22: 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

4/20/22: 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.

Guidance Documents Needed for Property Closings

4/18/22: 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.

Prestressed Concrete I Girders

4/11/22: 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.

EPG 127.2.5 Approximate Timelines for Section 106 Compliance

4/5/22: Guidance about the timelines for completing the Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act review process has been clarified.

Coil Ties in Prestressed Girder Webs

3/28/22: 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.

EPG 109.11 Compensation for Project Delays

3/16/22: Guidance has been expanded to produce more uniform administration of delay claims.

EPG 902.4.2.1 Controller and Cabinet Replacement Program

2/16/22: The recommended replacement age for signal cabinets was updated to 25 years from 20 years.

Right of Way Mediation

2/15/22: 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.