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State Aid E-Scene

Issue No.
Month/Year
Content
85
(PDF, 2 MB)
September
2018
  • Emergency Relief update
  • SRTS infrastructure solicitation coming soon
  • LPP saves you time, cost and requirements, while improving customer experiences
  • Additional SRTS funding from FHWA
  • Online State Aid trainings
  • New NPDES Construction Stormwater General Permit
  • PathWeb application
  • New State Aid Project Map
  • Minnesota back under Obama-Era WOTUS
  • Rusty Patched Bumble Bee map
  • IC & PMTP Quality HMA paving technologies
  • SRTS Planning Solicitation
  • Transportation Regional General Permits
  • Employee News
84
(PDF, 1 MB)
June
2018
  • BUILD Transportation Program
  • SAAS Report update
  • LRIP update
  • PIFs and certificates
  • Federal report reminder
  • Highway-Railroad Grade Crossing Program project selection
  • Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and Office of State Archaeologist review on local projects
  • Paving Quality Initiatives Assistance
  • OCR Update
  • Retainage & finaling projects when you can’t get an IC-134
  • Employee News
83
(PDF, 1 MB)
March
2018
  • Agreement news
  • If you don’t read anything else in this E-Scene, read this!
  • Contract changes in the 2018 Spec Book
  • New Minnesota Temporary Traffic Control Field Manual and training
  • Reinforcing contractors’ closeout responsibilities
  • What’s different in the 2018 specifications?
  • Tips for a smoother reimbursement on a federal funded project
  • Proprietary items - PIFs and Certificate
  • 2017 LRIP awarded projects
  • DBE Final Clearance Letters
  • New URLs for eAdvert Employee News
  • Federal FAIN number, know this for the auditors!
82
(PDF, 2 MB)
December
2017
  • ESAL Calculator Update
  • LRIP Solicitation Update
  • DCP Agreement Update
  • New MN/WI Section 404 RGPs
  • Online Technical Recertifications
  • Federal Project End Dates
  • Cooperative Agreement Projects
  • Employee News
  • Minnesota receives National Roadway Safety Award
  • Project Groups on Plans
  • 2018 Electronic Proposal Tool
81
(PDF, 1 MB)
September
2017
  • SP/SAP numbers on MnDOT plans
  • Safe Routes infrastructure solicitation is coming, is your community ready?
  • MnDOT launches new online crossing guard training
  • Employee News
  • Paver Mounted Thermal Profiling
  • New guidebook, webinar available on enhanced culver inspections
80
(PDF, 2 MB)
June
2017
  • ADA Transition Plans for Local Agencies—guidebook and training
  • New Programmatic Categorical Exclusion signed
  • Project work types and federal authorizations
  • Federal project end dates
  • NACE award recipients
  • Master Contract renewals
  • Minnesota Local Agency Asset Management Peer Exchange
  • Overview of upcoming MnDOT solicitations and funding sources
  • OCIC: What can we do for you?
  • Roadside safety on local roads and streets
  • Employee News
79
(PDF, 2 MB)
March
2017
  • If you’re doing work in MnDOT Right of Way
  • New funding opportunity - Safe Routes to Transit
  • The US Army Corps has reissued RGP-003-MN
  • State Aid construction webpage refresh
  • Don’t buy wetland credits until you’ve checked with BWSR
  • New Precast Concrete Box Culvert Length Calculator
  • Greater MN ePlans process – Federal Aid for locals
  • New Army Corps of Engineers liaison
  • Right of Way and Utility Certificate - streamlining the process for all
  • FYs 2018–2021 HSIP solicitation results
  • New online project map
  • Accessing the most recent documents
  • Minnesota local agency Asset Management Peer Exchange
  • State Aid Finance Website Redesign
  • Equal Pay Certificate: New for contracts >$500,000
  • 2018 Spec
  • Employee News

78

(PDF, 2.5 MB)

December
2016
  • County Bicycle Trail Maps
  • Contract Payment Reminder
  • Peer Exchange - Local Agency Asset Management
  • Local Transportation Bonds Check Box on Pay Request
  • Historic Bridge Legacy Grant Recipients
  • Right of Way/Minimum Damage Changes
  • $6.1 Million for Off-System Bridge Projects
  • Force Account Agreements on Federal Projects
  • Mapping Slope-Failure Susceptibility
  • Crashworthiness
  • More changes to Right of Way Certificate 1 & 1A
  • Bridge Academy II
  • Employee News
  • NPDES Closeouts

77

(PDF, 1 MB)

September
2016
  • BWSR - Wetland Credits for Road Re-placement Program
  • Summary on “Evaluation of Pavement Markings on Challenging Surfaces”
  • Alexandria Complete Streets Demo Project
  • SAF Roles and Responsibilities
  • Signal and Lighting Certification and Recertification
  • FLAP Round 3 to December 16, 2016
  • Master Partnerships
  • Changes coming to the Right of Way Certificate #1 document
  • Contract Payment Reminder
  • Changes Proposed to RGP-4
  • Reviews for USACE 404 Permits
  • Employee News

76

(PDF, 1.5 MB)

June
2016
  • Are your pay items clear to your bidders?
  • Federal Aid Construction Project Engineers: Don’t forget the Exhibit A’s
  • BridgeInfo3
  • ADA pedestrian inventory for cities and counties
  • Employee News
  • Don't let the bats drive you batty!
  • 2017-2020 Local HSIP Solicitation Results

75

(PDF, 1.5 MB)

March
2016
  • Numbering Districtwide Federal Projects
  • Kim DeLaRosa receives MCEA Special Service Award
  • Northern Long-Eared Bat Update
  • New State Bridge Engineer
  • Sign Maintenance/Management and Sign Retroreflectivity Training
  • Who makes a de minimis 4(f) Determination?
  • Addendum to Dodd Ford Bridge Rehabilitation article
  • New Threatened & Endangered Species - Section 7 Staff at OES
  • MnDOT Reclamation Inspector’s Guide
  • Use the Electronic Proposal Document Table
  • Plan Guidance for Projects on Trunk Highways
  • Employee News

74

(PDF, 2.5 MB)

December
2015
  • Safe Routes to School Update
  • Very Important Bridge Training Announcement
  • Dodd Ford Bridge Rehabilitation
  • Employee News
  • Roundabout Myths Videos
  • Year End Pay Request Deadline
  • SAAS Reports getting Facelift
  • Structural Rumble Strip Installation on Concrete Pavement Surfaces Clarification
  • Implementation of Concrete Contractor Mix Designs for All Ready-Mix Concrete
  • Multiple Stress Creep Recovery Specifications—AASHTO M332
  • State Aid Flatwork Spec - Please Wait to Use
  • SP versus SAP– what does this mean?
  • Federal Aid Payments
  • Section 7 Threatened and Engaged Species Determination Requests
  • Is the grass growing?
  • ADA Construction Training Coming Soon!

73

(PDF, 1 MB)

September
2015
  • Army Corps of Engineers Liaison for State Aid Projects
  • Public Involvement on Projects with Federal Funds
  • Employee News
  • MPCA 401 Certification
  • County Road Safety Plans Update
  • New Update to Pavement Information
  • PM Writer Tool
  • New Minnesota SRTS Resource Center

72

(PDF, 1 MB)

June
2015
  • Local Agency Pavement Preservation Chip Seal Study
  • Buy America
  • Northern Long-eared Bat Update
  • State Aid Rules Revision Process
  • Recent Additions to the DCP Forms
  • Plan Requirements for projects on MnDOT Right of Way
  • New Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineering Requirement
  • Revised Responsible Contractor Specifications and Verification/Certification
  • Safe Routes to School Update
  • MnDOT 2015 Noise Policy for Type I Federal Aid Projects

71

(PDF, 1.5 MB)

March
2015
  • Recent Federal Debarment Activity
  • Responsible Contractor Specifications and Certification
  • Employee News
  • Fund Exchanges
  • Ramifications of adding Nonfederal Projects to Federally Funded Projects
  • Updated version of PM Writer is now available
  • Emergency Relief
  • TZD Continues Driving Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths
  • Master Contracts
  • Contract Change Reminder
  • Structural Rumble Strip Installation on Concrete Pavement Surfaces Clarification
  • Army Corp of Engineers Liaison for State Aid Projects