Recent Policy Changes in the EPG

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May 1, 2023

Updated Signpost Selection Guide to show "BREAKAWAY REQUIRED" note for applicable entries in the PSST tab.

Revised EPG 751.21.3.4 to always use regular-size and fully stressed prestressing strands for the top two prestressing strands for the purpose of supporting the reinforcement cage. The 3/8” support strands are not sufficiently supporting the reinforcement cage.

April 26, 2023

Due to a new code of federal regulations relating to bridge weight classifications, 903.5.36 has been updated to reflect the changes in signs which will be associated with the new classifications.

April 20, 2023

A revision to Sec 401.7.6 will clarify that the density requirement applies to only unconfined longitudinal joints. EPG 401.2.6 pertaining to this spec has been modified.

Updated EPG 751.10.4 and 751.50 to clarify allowed conduit size and junction box size in concrete barrier Type D, Type H, bridge abutment wing and slab.

Added the reasoning behind the 90 day camber for typical bridge projects in EPG 751.22 and consideration of line sag is necessary to retrieve accurate camber measurements in EPG 1029.2.13.

Updated EPG 750.6.3.3 clarifying that geotextile is required with Rock Blanket, and now requiring in all installations of Rock Ditch Liner.

Updated EPG 450 to reflect a change in policy to increase minimum lift thicknesses for Superpave and Bituminous Pavement mixes, as per "four times the nominal maximum aggregate size" as recommended by NCHRP study. Additionally, language was added to explain MSCR Graded binders.

Update to current sheeting types in EPG 616.6.

April 18, 2023

References to LRFD specifications for development lengths and splice lengths have been updated to those of the current version of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Articles 751.5 and 751.37.6.1 have been updated to reflect these changes.

April 12, 2023

Added verification of signature link and updating language addressing types of appraisals required during condemnations in EPG, EPG, and

March 8, 2023

Updated the terminology of divisional (formerly median) islands constructed with non-mountable curbs in EPG Articles 233.2.12 Islands, 643.4.1.14 Railroad Crossing Median Islands and 901.1.2 Basic Lighting and Intersections Including Ramp Terminals at Crossroads.

March 7, 2023

Archived 405 Processing Reclaimed Asphalt. The information in this Article is outdated and has been removed.

February 9, 2023

Updated EPG 401.2.3 and EPG 403.1.4 so that District Materials may approve mix transfers if the mix quantity per project is 250 tons or less provided the mix type and contract binder grade match what’s listed on the plan sheets or change order.

February 1, 2023

616.6.87 Temporary Rumble_Strips (MUTCD_6F.87) has been updated to discontinue short-term temporary rumble strips and continue the use of long-term temporary rumble strips.

Added FS37_Carbon_Reduction_Program_(CRP)_Funds to EPG 153.11 Financial Services

January 27, 2023

Updated EPG 139 Design-Build
This revision updates the Design-Build guidance and processes for invoice reviews, risk to identify auditing, and other minor revisions.

Updated EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services
Revisions to EPG 134 better emphasize how conflicts of interest are identified, better defines the solicitation and selection process, rating/scoring of consultants, and brings the entire process up to current practices.

January 19, 2023

Updated EPG 136.4

January 18, 2023

Revising various specs and EPG articles (EPG 751.1.2.9, 751.6, 751.14.5.8, 751.50, 1045) for updates to preferred paint systems. Adding organic zinc coatings and removing calcium sulfonate.

January 10, 2023

Update EPG 903.6.11 Chevron Alignment Sign (W1-8)

January 1, 2023

Updated 616.8_Typical_Applications_(MUTCD_6H)
Added new Typical Applications Effective January 1, 2023

December 12, 2022

Renamed and updated 127.28 Linking Planning and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to 127.28 Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The intent and definition of a PEL has changed since the EPG article was written. This update makes it current to practice.

December 6, 2022

910.5.1 - Added 2 CFR 200.216 reference on prohibited vendors

November 28, 2022

Added new EPG Article 153.4 Administrative in EPG 153 Agreements and Contracts

November 15, 2022

EPG 131.2 - Removed FHWA and CFR references due to the Changes in 2019 no longer requiring it.

November 10, 2022

Correcting language related to NEPA and plan development milestones in EPG, 235.1, 235.2, 235.6, 236.13

November 01, 2022

Modified EPG, EPG, and EPG Added clarification of the requirement to have LPA preliminary plans reviewed and approved prior to submitting ROW plans for review and approval and provide the approval on a specific memo.

October 24, 2022

EPG Section 403.1 has been revised primarily to incorporate a longstanding separate Word doc, which explained sampling, testing and acceptance procedures for projects with Superpave mixes. Additional revisions were made to update in accordance with current construction and materials specifications.

903.3.4.4 was updated to eliminate redundant 3" pipe post and update capacities.

October 21, 2022

EPG 712.1.5 updated to reflect modified testing requirements for high strength bolts.

September 13, 2022

Updated wording in EPG 806.1.7 Temporary Seeding, EPG 806.1.7.1 Design Considerations and EPG 806. Temporary Seeding and Mulching to be in sync with the July 2022 Revisions

September 8, 2022

Updated the guidance for EPG Category:129 Public Involvement

September 6, 2022

Updated Request for Environmental Services(RES) Instruction Manual in EPG Category:101 Standard Forms, EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services and EPG Category:128 Conceptual Studies

September 1, 2022

Updated figures 136.6.15 Example e106 Form and 136.6.16 LPA Project Checklist for Adverse Effects in EPG LPA:136.6 Environmental and Cultural Requirements

Updated the table in EPG 153.21 Traffic TR06 was modified and TR07 and TR30 were removed

August 31, 2022

Noise Ordinance Signing overhauled to EPG 903.5.43 Engine Brake Muffler Required Signing