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5/15/15: In EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), the latest version of the CUF Determination Form has been provided.
5/14/15: Guidance has been added to EPG 134.1.3 Consultant Qualification to accommodate 2CFR 200’s requirements for both non-profit and governmental organizations.
Updating Box Culverts to LRFD Design
5/13/15: In EPG 750.2.11, added guidance that flow line elevations may be below natural stream bottom. In EPG 722.214.171.124 and EPG 751.8.1, updated Reference Guide SBC. In EPG 7126.96.36.199 and EPG 7188.8.131.52: clarified that the E1 bar mark is used in the toe walls both up- and downstream, clarified that J6 bars are used in flared wings in lieu of J1 bars, and added bending diagrams for R1 and R2 bars. In EPG 751.50, revised Notes A1.2 and A2.10.
EPG 643 Utility Procedures
5/12/15: Three of the EPG 643 articles were generally updated. EPG 643.1 Utilities - Status and Liability Acceptance also updated info on "no utility impact" projects and removed detail of liability acceptance. In EPG 643.2 Local Utility Adjustments - Public and Private, guidance for Change Orders was updated. EPG 643.3 Policy, Standards and Regulations was organized to better reflect the CSR. Online permitting info was added and some of the bridge attachment info. was updated.
5/11/15: This spreadsheet has been updated in EPG 616.13 Work Zone Capacity, Queue and Travel Delay.
4/23/15: This new article reflects current policy regarding the Highway Safety Manual.
4/22/15: The latest version of the ADA Checklist is now available at EPG 642.1 Sidewalk Design Criteria.
4/20/15: New guidance is available for materials supplier DBEs who are not performing any labor on the project. Instructions have been provided for completing and saving CUF verification forms strictly related to materials suppliers.
4/15/15: Archaic guidance was deleted to conform with changes made to the July 2014 Quality Management JSP. Also, MoDOT now provides a Corrective Action Request form for contractors to use.
4/9/16: Along with new verbiage for clarification, a table, Summary of COE Regional Condition Requirements, has been added.
4/8/15: In EPG 184.108.40.206 Adding Controlled Routes, routes reclassified as NHS should now be inventoried within 90 days of notification.
R315 Scrub Seals
4/1/15: Guidance was updated to current practice and info from other articles was consolidated here. The M-40a, M-40b and the Request for Soil Properties forms were replaced with one form: Request for Final Soundings of Structures Form. A new document for using this new form provides guidance for obtaining Northings and Eastings, guidance for identifying classifications of routes and bridges and includes example sounding layouts.
Consultant Contract Administration Supplemental Agreements
3/31/15: EPG 134.5.2 Supplemental Agreements was clarified to reflect that Supplemental Agreements are signed by the Division Director or delegated staff. Thus it is unnecessary to process these through the Professional Services Committee.
3/27/15: Guidance about dates and plans changes for addendums was clarified.
3/27/15: This revision eliminated the unnecessary numbering of payrolls received from contractors. MoDOT now identifies payrolls by date range.
Required Field Test Tables
3/26/15: The Inspection and Testing Plan (ITP) gives sampling requirements and Excel to Oracle sheets for reporting material. Thus the now-outdated Required Field Test tables were removed from EPG 1002.1 Procedure, EPG 1003.1 Procedure, EPG 1004.1 Procedure, EPG 1005.1 Procedure, EPG 1006.1 Procedure, EPG 1007.1 Procedure and EPG 1009.1 Procedure.
3/23/15: Three new bridge plan sheet files have been added to replace outdated example plans.
3/18/15: Signs and other markings depicting a city, community, or geographical name, seal, or nickname on the bridge abutment or MSE wall have been added to the listing of construction elements commonly treated for aesthetics.
3/17/15: The use of the non-standard Law Enforcement in the Work Zone JSP was clarified in EPG 616.16 Law Enforcement Services.