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3/5/14: The Payroll Cover Letter is no longer needed in the right of way expenditure accounting process. Also, this subarticle has been updated to reflect newer electronic accounting methods.
3/4/14: The requirements for nuts, bolts, and washers have been consolidated into EPG 1080.1. PAL sample sizes have been revised to 6 pieces (nuts, bolts or washers). AASHTO M298 has also been replaced with references to ASTM B695, the equivalent ASTM spec.
Bridge Standard Detailing Notes
3/4/14: Revisions to A1 standard notes include adjusting the design unit stresses of piles since typically contractors have a choice in grade of steel. G5 standard notes were clarified to show that closure plates are required and are included in the price of the pile. In the G6 standard notes, pile grade was added to the list of items to be included in the remarks column.
2/27/14: Change Orders was updated to clarify instruction for adding contingency items due to JSP or spec changes. Change Orders – Mobilization and Contract Bond was also updated to address how to handle mobilization and contract bond for contracts with multiple projects.
2/26/14: New guidance is now available to clarify accuracy and rounding of estimated quantities.
2/25/14: It is no longer required to send executed contracts to the Audits and Investigation Division.
Invoicing of Engineering Professional Services
2/24/14: EPG 134.5.1 Invoicing guidance was expanded.
2/21/14: New guidance has been provided for two-tube bridge rail. This type of bridge rail was used in the Safe and Sound bridge program and is now available for regular use.
2/19/14: This article was generally rewritten to improve the review and approval process as well as clarify roles and responsibilities by obtaining concurrence during the early stage of the process.
2/19/14: EPG 626.1 was revised to offer new options for urban areas: to offset the rumble strips and to limit their use.
2/19/14: EPG 127.13.9 was revised to reflect that the warrant for the inclusion of sound walls on a project will now use an area (sq. ft.) threshold. This area remains static regardless of market conditions.
Two New Consultant Contract Checklists
2/18/14: The Fig. 134.2.2 Processing Standard Consultant Contracts Checklist and Fig. 134.2.4 Processing On-Call/MOU Consultant Contracts Checklist are now available in EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services.
2/10/14: This article, previously EPG 751.12 Protective Barricades, was retitled to more accurately reflect its subject.
2/4/14: Moving Files from SharePoint to CIA details how the project office is to move quality management documentation from the external SharePoint to the appropriate folder on V:\Contract Information Archive.
1/31/14: This QRG has been clarified.
1/30/14: Mandatory Reasonableness Factor #3 was clarified to state that "Noise abatement measures must provide...a minimum of 7 dBA for 67 percent of benefitted first-row receptors."
EPG 751.10 General Superstructure
1/29/14: In order to provide a taller joint filler on various P/S girders to reduce costly girder steps: P/C P/S panel deck cantilever reinforcement details was added in EPG 7220.127.116.11.2; Deck joint guidance was expanded in EPG 718.104.22.168; and joint filler dimensions were revised in EPG 722.214.171.124.
1/29/14: This note was revised so that "to the nearest inch" is now underlined.
1/27/14: A note was added to remind project managers and contract administrators to get funds obligated prior to issuing a Notice to Proceed.
1/22/14: This QRG was updated to reflect previous spec and organization changes.
1/21/14: Guidance for the MOU process has been updated to reflect that all MOUs are now federally funded.
1/13/14: Best management practices (BMPs) have been both altered and removed. MoDOT will no longer utilize the nomenclature "Type I" and "Type II" ditch checks, but will utilize "Rock Ditch Check" and "Alternate Ditch Check". Please familiarize yourself with the newly revised SWPPP guidance.
1/10/14: There have been numerous clarifications in this article as well as the addition of new guidance for established practices (such as EPG 950.2.2 Automated Speed Enforcement by a Law Enforcement Officer).