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EPG 751.6.2 Computation of Estimated Quantities
5/16/13: Guidance for computing slab quantity for bridge plans has been added. Guidance for non-destructive testing to require checking only welds of terminal sections of cover plates in tension areas was amended.
Redefining Equations' Variable
5/16/13: The variable, ts, has been redefined to stand for the thickness of the full depth concrete slab in equations in both EPG 7184.108.40.206 Live Load Moment Distribution and EPG 7220.127.116.11 Live Load Shear Distribution.
Workforce Diversity Requirements
5/14/13: The SL District Signal Maintenance by Contractor Key Dates QRG is now available.
Placing Slab Drains near MSE Walls
5/6/13: New information has been added on how to document large block MSE sound wall shipments.
5/3/13: This revision changes who distributes consultant contract supplemental agreements.
5/2/13: The tables of liquidated damages were corrected to bring them into compliance with the JSP.
4/29/13: "Land Disturbance Training 2013", a small refresher PowerPoint course, has been added. The link to the 2012 workshop, a more complete training, remains available.
4/22/13: Liquidated damages (LD) guidance has been revised so that LD will not be assessed for road user costs if the roadway is available for use, even if other work is being performed on the project. Two tables (for liquidated damages and administrative costs) have also been added.
4/18/13: Two headings were clarified in this table.
Updated Required Notices and Posters to be Displayed on the Project
4/16/13: The guidance in most of the EPG 121 articles has been clarified and updated.
4/15/13: MoDOT’s engineering consultant solicitations now require the consultants to describe their company’s approach to promoting and developing a diverse workforce.
4/8/13: Traffic has clarified and updated EPG 903.19 Signing for School Areas, especially guidance for school assembly installation contracts.
Forms used in RW Negotiations
4/4/13: In EPG 18.104.22.168 Negotiation Procedures, Form 7-7.3 was replaced with Vendor Input Form MO 300-1489; in EPG 22.214.171.124 Taxpayer Identification Numbers, Form 7-7.3 was replaced with the IRS Form W-9.
4/2/13: A new PowerPoint for sign log inspection has been added to EPG 903 Highway Signing.
3/27/13: The guidance of this subarticle has been updated to comply with recent changes to Sec 805.4.
3/25/13: The guidance in this article has been generally clarified.
3/22/13: Form Br 105 R, the Bridge Survey Report, has been shortened to require only district information needed to design bridge.
3/22/13: Additional guidance has been provided for the RE to submit the new performance contract bond to CCO and CCO forwarding it to Construction and Materials.
3/21/13: This new article presents a brief summary of the accelerated bridge construction process, an innovative concept.
Typical Signing Applications For Pavement Transition
3/20/13: Figs. 903.17.21 and 903.17.22 were updated by replacing the upstream "Keep Right" sign with an optional "Do Not Pass" sign. This was done to comply with the MUTCD Section 2B.32 requirement that no "Keep Right" sign be placed where the driver passes to the left of the sign.
3/14/13: The guidance in EPG 806.4 Maintenance Activities has been updated and clarified.
3/12/13: Traffic Division has expanded the guidance for distribution of Highway Safety Improvement Program and “Open Container” transfer funds.