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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.
8/25/16: Guidance for the use of a vibratory screed was expanded and clarified.
8/24/16: In EPG 401.2.3, contractors are allowed flexibility in the field to make bin adjustments provided the specs are satisfied. In EPG 460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling, the collection of a third pint can of binder as the retained sample is the appropriate procedure.
8/24/16: Guidance was revised to reflect recent updates to Sec 401. Includes revisions to the TSR verbiage, plant setting adjustments by the contractor without prior approval, average core results for acceptance and the approach to Plasticity Index.
8/24/16: Incidental grading for Type A end terminals was deleted so that a separate pay item could be included for prime contractors to bid on projects.
8/24/16: Hydro Demolition updates to drawings and pay items.
8/24/16: This article was generally updated to reflect current practice.
8/24/16: Criteria for minimum bridge width was expanded to include National Bridge Inventory rating system requirements for bridge width.
8/24/16: New EPG 718.104.22.168 shows slab extensions at the ends of finger plate expansion devices and additional bars in extension. New guidance for barrier curb reinforcement at the ends of finger plate expansion devices in EPG 722.214.171.124.
Work Zone and Work Area Lighting Requirements
8/24/16: Guidance in EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616 now reflects the deletion of Pay Item 616.2010 WORK ZONE LIGHTING.
8/19/16: New guidance is available to address final plans paperwork requirements for contractors.
8/12/16: The different bases of payments for consultant contracts were clarified.
8/12/16: Text stating that MOUs are "..for the quick delivery of small projects that are limited in scope" was removed. Also, the MOU Checklist was clarified to better align with guidance.
7/29/16: This article has been generally revised to provide current guidance for the submission of plans and supporting documents for eProjects.