Recent Policy Changes in the EPG

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EPG 503.2 New and Replacement Bridges on Minor Roads

8/7/20: Guidance was updated to reflect current practice concerning asphalt type. Asphalt designation for minor roads is now shown on roadway plans.

EPG 236.14.8 Change in Route Marking

8/3/20: Guidance was updated to include the Change in Route Marking Report shall be submitted to Central Office Highway Safety and Traffic for processing.

EPG 153.18 Multimodal

8/3/20: The signature requirements for contracts have been updated.

EPG 153.16 Medical Board Employee Benefits

7/31/20: The signature requirements for 3 contracts have been updated.

EPG 236.6.5.3, Duration of Approval of Fee Appraisers on the Roster of Approved Appraisers/Reviewers

7/30/20: Guidance about the renewal application process has been clarified.

EPG 903.5.21 WRONG WAY Sign (R5-1a)

7/30/20: Fig. 903.5.21.1, Example of Application of Regulatory Signing and Pavement Markings at an Exit Ramp Termination to Deter Wrong-Way Entry, was updated to reflect current practice.

EPG 237.4.8 Reference Point Sheet and EPG 237.4.9 Coordinate Point Sheet

7/29/20: It is now permissible to not show the State Plane Coordinates on the Coordinate Point Sheet and the Reference Point Sheet.

EPG 121.2 The Planning Framework for Transportation Decision-Making

7/29/20: A general re-write of this article has updated it to reflect current practice.

EPG 127.3 Community Impact Assessment

7/24/20: Guidance was revised and updated to reflect current practice and law.

EPG 616.16.3 Guidelines for the Use of Law Enforcement Services

7/17/20: New guidance is now available to clarify goals and expectations for the use of law enforcement services.

EPG 108.7.1.3 Progress Schedules

7/16/20: Formerly entitled as EPG 108.7.1.3 Work Schedules, this guidance has been updated to current practice.

EPG 617.1, Relocating Temporary Traffic Barrier

7/15/20: Guidance on how to properly use the Relocating Temporary Traffic Barrier pay item was added.

EPG 104.7, Maintenance of Traffic Operations During Construction

7/15/20: New guidance, including best practices, is now available.

EPG 106.20.6 Material Transfer Reports

7/14/20: Guidance was updated to reflect the change to AASHTOWare Project (AWP) from Sitemanager and further clarify the Material Transfer process.

New QRG

7/10/20: The new AWP MA Sample Record Changing Material Code Source or Sample Type is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms, AASHTOWare Project Quick Reference Guides (QRGs).

EPG 902.19 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 902

7/10/20: New signal maintenance guidance provides more details on the intent of Sec 902.2 and helps ensure consistent administration of contract signal work.

EPG 153.15 Maintenance

7/2/20: The signature requirements for 7 contracts were updated. Several archaic contracts were deleted.

Electronically Signed and Sealed Plan Sheets for Consultant Designed Projects

7/2/20: Guidance in EPG 237.9.6 Consultant Designed Projects was updated to show the new security requirements associated with the upgrade of ProjectWise to Version 10.

EPG 903 Highway Signing

7/2/20: A large number of updates to current practices, including new guidance for consumable inventory and operational updates, are now available in EPG 903 Highway Signing, EPG 903.2 Extent of Signing and the newly re-titled EPG 903.3 Ground-Mounted Sign Supports (formerly EPG 903.3 Post-Mounted Signing).

EPG 153.14 Information Systems

7/1/20: The signature requirements for these agreements have been updated.

EPG 153.13 Human Resources

7/1/20: The signature requirements for HR04 and HR05 have been updated and clarified.

EPG 153.12 Highway Safety

7/1/20: The drafting, review and signature requirements for these contracts have been updated and clarified.

EPG 134.3.2 Fixed Fee Review

6/25/20: Clarified guidance about fixed fees and the on-call master agreements.

EPG 134.5.1 Invoicing

6/24/20: Additional contact guidance is now available.

EPG 153.18 Multimodal

6/23/20: A new eAgreement, MO21 Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act Agreement, has been added to the listings.