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11/22/16: The shop drawing requirements in this note were clarified.
11/22/16: Hairpin guidance in EPG 722.214.171.124 Girder Haunch Reinforcement was expanded and clarified, especially that their location should be clearly shown and that these bars should be included in the bill of reinforcing steel.
11/22/16: In EPG 751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders, guidance for shear reinforcement was updated to current practice. Guidance for A1 reinforcement was revised to not use the WWR located in the flange of NU girders.
MoDOT and the Environment
11/10/16: Guidance in EPG 127.9 Floodplain Management and the Regulatory Floodway, EPG 127.11 Farmland Conversion and EPG 127.21 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Buyout Properties was updated to reflect new processes and forms.
11/9/16: The Land Disturbance QRG was replaced with three new Land Disturbance QRGs.
11/9/16: Guidance was updated to reflect current practices. "Scope of Assignment for Simple Assignment or Experienced Staff and Fee" was removed.
11/8/16: Guidance for handling drawings from suppliers was expanded.
11/1/16: Guidance has reverted to the previous, more relaxed, FHWA interpretation of Buy America.
Title Datum and Allied Services
11/1/16: Guidance in EPG 126.96.36.199 Agreements Between Commission and Abstractor or Title Companies and EPG 188.8.131.52 Procedure for Obtaining Title Services updated the agreements between Commission and abstractor or title companies to be current with business practices.
11/1/16: Guidance provided for incorporating law enforcement into contractor projects and maintenance operation work zones.
10/26/16: Guidance has been updated due to implementation of eAgreements.
10/25/16: Notes H3.29.1, H3.49.1 and I1.51 were revised.
9/29/16: The full disclosure clause was updated to reflect how MoDOT currently handles property conveyances.
9/29/16: Guidance for change orders to bridge plans has been revised.
9/28/16: The cast in place pipe pile wall thicknesses commonly available were clarified.
9/23/16: EPG 130.1 Discussion was updated to reflect the tracker identified goal. A new workbook is available for a district-led Value Analysis.
Preliminary Design of a Bridge
9/23/16: EPG 751.1.1 Overview has been updated to reflect current practice.
9/23/16: Guidance is now coordinated with MicroStation cells.
9/23/16: The note required to be placed on the title sheet has been expanded.
9/22/16: Guidance about measuring quantities was clarified.
9/15/16: Revisions have brought these articles' guidance into conformance with various recent standard plan and policy changes.
9/14/16: Guidance has been updated to comply with the e-Construction JSP. For instance, #6a now reminds payroll checkers to consider overtime rules and #7c clarifies how to handle subsistence withholdings made by contractors.
9/6/16: Federal rules have reduced the controlling criteria to 10, reducing the instances in which federal approval is required on federal involvement projects. The expectations for documentation have also been updated.
8/26/16: New guidance for safety funds is now available. Also, the article was generally restructured and clarified.
8/25/16: This article was updated and clarified, including the addition of new info on migratory birds.