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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.
7/26/16: The Design Build Project A-Date process was updated.
7/26/16: Additional guidance has been provided on the distribution of ROW Clearance Certifications.
7/5/16: The $100,000 contract threshold was removed from the certification requirements for suspension and debarment to make guidance consistent with consultant contract language.
7/1/16: PASS WITH CARE signs no longer need to have a work zone plaque mounted above them.
6/28/16: Guidance was clarified that bridge rails on single lane bridges may be used in place if the grade is not raised.
6/28/16: Guidance involving an outdated JSP was revised.
EPG 751.9 LFD Seismic
6/28/16: The outdated Table 7184.108.40.206.1 Soil Property Correlations (which presented values to be used as rough values in absence of experimentally determined values) was removed.
Lap Length for Circular Stirrup/Tie Bars
6/22/16: Provided concrete column, drilled shaft/socket stirrups/ties and longitudinal reinforcement lap length requirements that meet AASHTO LRFD in EPG 7220.127.116.11 Column and EPG 718.104.22.168 Reinforcement Design.
"Welcome To" Signs
6/17/16: Guidance for "Welcome To" signs was clarified in EPG 903.4.1 Overhead Sign Installations, EPG 903.9.13 Welcome To Signs for Cities, EPG 941.5 Request by a City to Construct a “Welcome To” Monument and EPG 241.4 Applications.
6/15/16: Guidance for yield line triangles was clarified.
6/10/16: Guidance was clarified for religious, service, veteran and fraternal organizations' signs.
New Typical Application
6/2/16: TA-8a, Closure of Existing Bridges or Non-Traversable Roads is now available in EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications.
Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) and MASH Guardrail Requirements
5/31/16: EPG 606.1 Guardrail was largely re-written to incorporate new MGS, MASH and end terminal guardrail requirements as well as updating the closure of streets, roads, bridges and non-traversable roads. Related updates also impacted EPG 120.5.2 Guardrail, EPG 143.2.4 Roadside Hardware, EPG 171.11 Roadside Appurtenances, EPG Minor Routes Shouldering Project Guidelines.
5/31/16: Revisions address significant code changes for development and splicing of reinforcement from the 2015 Interim Revisions to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Additional significant revisions are in EPG 751.12.2 Safety Barrier Bridge Curbs (NJ Shape) and EPG 722.214.171.124 Transverse Reinforcement.
Performance-Based Material Inspection
5/31/16: In EPG 1040.2 Procedure, EPG 1043.2 Procedure and EPG 1044.2 Procedure, guidance for performance based material inspection was revised to be similar to that for reinforcing steel or pre-cast concrete.
5/31/16: A waiver may now be provided for the Welcome To sign.
5/31/16: Deleted "Open to Traffic Date", which is now deemed unnecessary.
5/31/16: This new guidance ensures environmental compliance with asbestos is maintained on bridges during maintenance.
5/31/16: Guidance was updated to show the necessary actions which should occur when human remains or significant artifacts are encountered during construction.
5/24/16: Guidance now provides concrete column and drilled shaft/socket stirrups lap length requirements that meet AASHTO LRFD.
5/23/16: New guidance for the Zipper Merge, including info pertaining to its new JSP, is now available in EPG 6126.96.36.199 Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems.