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Fiber Reinforced Polymer Slab Drains
12/18/14: In EPG 751.10.3 Bridge Deck Drainage – Slab Drains, EPG 751.40.5 Drainage and EPG 751.50 H7 Slab Drains, Fiber Reinforced Polymer slab drain details and guidance was incorporated into the articles to provide another material option.
12/15/14: In EPG 104.7 Estimates, this document has been updated with figures reflecting new Maintenance Treatment per mile costs.
12/9/14: EPG 748.7 Bridge Reports and Layouts was moved to EPG 747. (The remaining EPG 748 articles were renumbered as needed.) EPG 747's guidance was generally rewritten. The Bridge Survey Report Form was revised to reflect its use for all structures instead of only stream crossings. A Bridge Survey Checklist was also developed for district use.
12/8/14: Notes A1 and A2 were simplified. Note A2.12 was deleted since it is no longer needed.
12/5/14: The term "Design High Water" was revised to "Design Flood Elevation" or "Normal High Water" and the term "High Water" revised to "Base Flood Elevation".
12/3/14: Updated the Work Scheduling Guide and Index of Printable Planning Guides. References to scrub seal and linseed oil treatments were removed. R328 Bridge Jt. Maintc. and R329 Bridge Cleaning & Flushing codes were added.
12/3/14: All of the JOC JSPs have been updated. Among the revisions, prices have been updated and some guard cable options have been added.
12/1/14: EPG 751.5 has been generally rewritten and retitled "Structural Detailing Guidelines".
12/1/14: Guidance was updated and "Profile Grade & Vertical Curve Data" was retitled as "Slab Offsets for Curved Bridges".
12/1/14: This article was updated to current practice. Moved "Vertical and Horizontal Clearance" from EPG 748.7 to EPG 7126.96.36.199 and renumbered subsequent articles.
Inspection of Bituminous Mixing Plants
11/25/14: In EPG 460.3.11 Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP), guidance was updated to replace outdated test method AASHTO TP58 with AASHTO T 327.
11/20/14: A new QRG, Land Disturbance Project Information, has been added to EPG 101 Standard Forms.
11/18/14: The definition of "Routine Adjustment" was revised in the Change Order Codes.
Standard Detailing Note for Epoxy Coated Reinforcing Steel
11/18/14: A note pertaining to C1.15 was deleted and Note C1.16 was deleted because the requirement for adding epoxy coated test bars to the bar bill for bridges has been rescinded.
Contract Leveling Course
11/18/14: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) Guidelines and JSPs have been updated in EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling. Primarily, the Modifications to Surface Level Mix Mixtures Containing RAP and RAS JSP and the Safety Plan JSP are no longer required.
Outdoor Advertising Permitting
11/14/14: Guidance was added in EPG 188.8.131.52 Indemnification to reflect that applicants for a vegetation permit must now inspect the property.
11/7/14: In EPG 102 Bidding Requirements and Conditions, references to Indox were removed.
11/7/14: In EPG 237.9.1 Final Design Plans Submittal, the Form D-12 was updated. Also, the Letter of Transmittal is no longer used.
Outdoor Advertising Personnel
11/6/14: EPG 236.16.2 Organization & Personnel has been updated to show the new boundaries of the six areas of Missouri served by the Outdoor Advertising Area Specialists.
Field Welder Qualification
10/31/14: EPG 712 Structural Steel Construction, especially EPG 712.1.4 Welding, EPG 712.1.5 High Strength Bolts and EPG 7184.108.40.206 PAL Manufacturer Facilities Sampling, were updated to reflect current field welder qualification practices. Much of EPG 903.24.1 Procedure was deleted to removed archaic welder qualification info. Also, the Welder Qualification Form in EPG 101 was removed as it is no longer required.
10/22/14: This table, used to determine the quality and remaining life of new and existing pavement markings, has been updated and clarified.
"Additional Information" Box Provides Quick References for Guardrail, Guard Cable and More
10/22/14: The box at the top of EPG 606 Guardrail and Guard Cable has been expanded to include pdf files presenting useful info about roadside hardware.
10/17/14: By Dec. 31, 2019, Chevron Alignment signs are to be installed on curves with AADTs greater than 1000 that also have an advisory speed that is 15 mph or more below the road’s posted speed.
10/16/14: Verbiage about Hourly Rates was removed since they no longer apply to On-Call contracts.