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3/6/15: This new land surveying guidance ensures that districts comply with state laws governing the destruction of boundary markers.
3/5/15: Guidance has been updated on how the SHARE THE ROAD sign is used in conjunction with HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE and BICYCLE signs.
3/4/15: This entire article has been re-written to meet current practice.
2/25/15: The various revisions to EPG 620 Pavement Marking, EPG 620.1 General, EPG 620.2 Pavement and Curb Markings, EPG 620.10 Operational Procedures and Safety, EPG 620.11 Guidelines for Using Water-Borne Traffic Paint, EPG 620.12 Construction Inspection for Sec 620 and EPG 620.13 Measurement of Retroreflectivity by Handheld Retroreflectometers eliminated the Memorial Day striping goal, the use of double dropped wet reflective elements, and grooving on construction projects if a durable pavement marking product is not being used. On divided major routes, 20 mils of waterborne paint will be applied on both edge lines and centerline skips with 12 lbs/gallon of Type L glass beads. Also, routes with pavement markings in good condition in the spring will be omitted from that year’s striping program.
2/25/15: HFST is a cost-effective way to increase the safety of road segments where vehicles frequently depart the traveled way due to polishing of the existing pavement aggregate or by way of slightly substandard geometry. MoDOT has piloted this technology with excellent results and this new article will place it into more mainstream usage.
2/25/15: This new article provides guidance on federalizing ITS purchases whether they are standalone or a part of a construction project.
Minimum Lift Thickness
2/25/15: In EPG 450 Bituminous Pavement Design and EPG 402.1.2 Mix and Quantities, the minimum lift thickness for SP095 and BP-2 was clarified to be 1½ inches. Also, guidance emphasizing the importance of following the minimum thickness criteria was added.
2/19/15: This new note, J1.26, clarifies the usage of permanent shims for small block MSE walls to maintain horizontal and vertical controls.
2/19/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, the QRG Land Disturbance Project Information was updated because land disturbance info must now be tracked per project requiring a change in the way this info is entered in SiteManager.
2/19/15: This article was clarified by removing the non-statutory requirement to mail a public hearing notification 21 days prior to the hearing.
2/18/15: Guidance has been clarified for the general elevation details of bridge plans.
2/11/15: This article was completely updated to provide additional information on how to make payment for contract bond and railroad liability insurance.
2/6/15: The procedure for reporting data was upated to maintain consistency with current standard practice.
2/5/15: A list has been provided to help MoDOT CM inspectors recognize contractors that have had proper Advance Work Zone training.
2/2/15: Guidance for Item #5 was clarified on how to properly handle employee addresses and SSNs to comply with state law.
2/2/15: Guidance in this article has been brought into conformance with the new RES form.
1/22/15: Consensus tests will be performed on material sampled from the cold feed of both drum-mix and batch plants.
EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes
1/15/15: Numerous notes (B3.2, H2b2.10, H2c1.20, H2c1.25, H4.8, H7.3, H10.5) were clarified. Note H4.2.2 was updated to reference the correct anchor bolt.
Impact Fee Documentation
1/8/15: The yellow box in EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program was updated to clarify guidance about documenting impact fee calculations and impact fee waivers.
1/7/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, the QRG Change Orders – Mobilization and Contract Bond was updated because our new agreement with FHWA eliminates the need to send any Level 1 or 2 change orders to FHWA for review.
1/6/15: Guidance was revised to conform with the new change order approval criteria that reduces the number of change orders reviewed by FHWA and will improve the efficiency of the review process.
1/2/15: The guidance for minimum rock socket length requirements and the commentary on this guidance have been clarified.