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Evaluation of and Compensation for Non-Contiguous Entrance Shifts
4/29/16: Guidance in both EPG 941.2 Entrance Requests Within Controlled Access Right of Way and EPG 188.8.131.52 Compensation for Changes in Access for non-contiguous entrance shifts was updated to reflect current practices.
Prequalification of Bridge Consultants
4/29/16: The prequalification of bridge consultants in EPG 134.1.3 Consultant Qualification was clarified. All bridge plans are required to be signed and sealed by a professional engineer from a firm that is prequalified for bridge work.
4/25/16: This new QRG is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.
4/22/16: In EPG 7184.108.40.206.2 Content and EPG I1. General, guidance was clarified that the top of rock blanket shall be flush to the ground line when redecks or rock blanket elevations aren’t shown on bridge plans and where decreasing the bridge opening is unacceptable.
4/22/16: Guidance in EPG 236.13.13 Plan Submittal and Filing now shows how Design staff will provide DGN files to ROW staff to be uploaded in Spatial Editor.
Required Notices and Posters at the Jobsite
3/30/16: The listings of required notices and posters in EPG 110.2 were updated to align with the checklist.
3/29/16: EPG 403.1.2 Reclaimed Asphalt was re-written to reflect current practice.
3/18/16: EPG 407 Tack Coat and EPG 220.127.116.11 Bituminous Distributors were updated to achieve proper application and coverage of tack coat material to improve the bond strength between pavement layers and produce a longer pavement service life.
3/18/16: The ROW Director may now waive the requirement for legislative action for property sold above $100,000, rather than $25,000.
Signing and Striping Operations
3/9/16: This new guidance assists the Resident Engineer with the resolution of disputes.
Professional Services Committee Request Forms
3/4/15: In EPG 18.104.22.168, guidance was added to note a signature line for a division director has been added to the PSC request forms.
Typical Applications (TAs)
2/29/16: The TAs are now available in EPG 616.8 Typical Applications.
2/29/16: This new QRG is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.
Job Mix Formula
2/29/16: The revisions in EPG 403.1.4 Job Mix Formula and EPG 403.2.2 Mix Design Procedure to job mix formula info pertaining to aspahlt source will allow district Materials personnel to make speedier source switches.
2/29/16: AASHTO R 60 is now to be utilized when sampling concrete for MSE and sound wall system components.
2/29/16: Numerous revisions to EPG 616.6 include providing guidance for portable, post-mounted, vehicle-mounted and barrier-mounted signs. In EPG 616.6.61 Arrow Boards, guidance was added for sequential arrow and alternating diamond caution modes.
EPG 616.3 Temporary Traffic Control Elements
2/25/16: This new article provides details on each step and other important information needed to properly execute agreements. EPG 235.2.3 Municipal Agreements and County Agreements now provides specific instructions for municipal and county agreements not covered in EPG 153.
2/25/16: Revised to provide clearer guidance on the approval process for the Cost Share/Economic Development Program.
Bituminous Base and Pavement Gradation and Quality Assurance Testing
2/25/16: In EPG 401.2.4 Gradation Control,the density testing requirements were revised. In EPG 401.2.8 Quality Assurance, the quality assurance requirements for specific tests and requirements for a failed test were revised.
2/25/16: This new guidance establishes an application rate for UBAWS membrane based upon the surface to which the product is applied.
2/25/16: EPG 616.22 Advanced Work Zone Training and other articles now state that MoDOT employees working in the capacity of a Work Zone Specialist will be re-certified every 4 years.
Sizing and Spacing of Storm Water Inlets and Bridge Deck Slab Drains
2/25/16: Design gutter spreads in EPG 640.1.2 Design Controls were updated to more closely match AASHTO recommendations and bridge gutter spread requirements. Similarly, in EPG 722.214.171.124 the design frequency and duration and the design spread were updated.
Work Zone Capacity Analysis Update
2/25/16: In EPG 616.13 Work Zone Capacity, Queue and Travel Delay, the MoDOT Work Zone Impact Analysis Spreadsheet was updated.