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Series I Protective Coating
8/28/15: Guidance in EPG 718.104.22.168 Protective Coating Requirements and EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes A4. Protective Coatings was revised to conform to Sec 1081, clarifying when to use System I.
8/27/15: Guidance was clarified to indicate the minimal thickness of pavement must be 7" for a Life Cycle Cost Adjustment to be applied.
8/25/15: Guidance was clarified about the list of agencies with whom to coordinate the environmental process.
8/25/15: Guidance about contractor's surety has been clarified since contractor surety has not been necessary for some time.
8/24/15: This helpful document is available at EPG 127.29.5 MCM 3: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination.
8/19/15: This new subarticle updates EPG guidance to current practice for concrete design.
8/17/15: To maintain compliance with the Consent Decree's requirements, erosion control change order guidance has been provided.
8/11/15: Guidance was updated in EPG 109.12 Change Orders because the EPA is now mandating the Stormwater Compliance and Environmental Specialist be able to execute change orders up to $100,000 for erosion control items.
8/7/15: In EPG 606.1.3.1 3R/4R Projects, guidance now requires ET-Plus end treatment devices to be replaced during construction or repair, including anytime existing adjacent guardrail is raised or the end treatment modified.
8/6/15: In several locations in EPG 751 LRFD Bridge Design Guidelines, references to concrete coring of drilled shafts were removed because it is no longer specified on a set of bridge plans for integrity testing of drilled shafts. During construction, concrete coring may still be called for by the engineer when there is a dispute with the sonic logging testing.
7/31/15: In EPG 22.214.171.124 Ramp and Preliminary Plan Criteria, the 700 ft. dimension between ramp termini previously shown in this diagram was revised to 800 ft. to reflect recent USDOT/FHWA guidance.
7/24/15: Guidance has been provided for loading documents into RWPA.
7/23/15: This new list has been produced to aid PMs and the core team to develop the WZ JSP and to identify early on the WZ impacts. It is available in EPG 6126.96.36.199.4 Project Core Team.
PCC and Superpave Smoothness
7/17/15: The ballot cycle dates have been updated.
New RW Form
7/15/15: The new Property Owner Opinion Survey will help property owners show how MoDOT representatives performed their job of acquiring property rights and, perhaps, indicate possible future improvements.
Fatal Crash Reviews
7/15/15: Fatal crash reviews are now an optional regional council process. EPG 907.6 Fatal Crash Reviews has been removed.
Composite Design for Steel Superstructures
7/9/15: In EPG 7188.8.131.52 Precast Prestressed Concrete Panel Forms - Design and especially in EPG 751.14.4 Composite Design, guidance and details about making steel girders and beams composite were added.
7/9/15: Guidance was updated to bring it into compliance with Sec 303.2.
7/8/15: The types of paint available to contractors has been clarified in this table. A diagram, "Pavement Marking Material Decision Tree for Design Projects", was also added.
7/7/15: Under MoDOT's agreement with FHWA, Level 2 change orders will also be sent to FHWA for review.
Custody of QA Cores
7/1/15: In EPG 403.1.19 Acceptance of Material and EPG 502.2 Material Inspection, guidance has been updated to show that tamper-proof bags will be used when the MoDOT project inspector could not maintain full-time possession.
6/30/15: This new guidance leads designers to consider typical items during project design to produce a practical application of radical cost control.
6/30/15: This is a new MoDOT Test Method.
6/26/15: The CLC and Seal Coat guidelines and JSP packages were updated. Guidance in EPG 409.1 Design now provides contractor flexibility and increases the potential usage of seal coats.