||MASH Compliant Permanent Impact Attenuators
||Requires that new installations of Permanent Impact Attenuators on MassDOT projects or MassDOT-owned facilities be MASH compliant. Projects advertised prior to January 1, 2019 may continue to install Permanent Impact Attenuators in accordance with the relevant contract documents for each contract.
||Protection of Bridge Piers and Abutments
||Establishes new guidelines for the protection of bridge piers and abutments, based on NCHRP Report 892, Guidelines for Shielding Bridge Piers. These guidelines and associated drawings will be incorporated into the MassDOT Bridge Manual.
||Inspection of Structural Members for Design of Bridge Preservation Project
||Establishes a new procedure that requires designers of bridge preservation projects to conduct "quantity verification" level inspections of structural elements at the start of design and prior to advertising, and to ensure that the results of the inspections are reflected in the final contract bid documents.
||Bluebeam for Design Submission Reviews
||Formalizes the use of Bluebeam software as the primary review platform for MassDOT Highway Division design projects.
||Tunnel Inspection and Testing Protocol for Roadways Covered by Air Rights Developments
||Provides a uniform protocol for the inspection and testing of portions of I-90 and the Central Artery covered by air rights developments, consistent with P-18-002. Supersedes P-13-004.
||Tunnel Inspection and Testing Program
||Provides a uniform policy for tunnel inspection and life safety system testing for all tunnels under the jurisdiction of MassDOT. Supersedes P-13-003.
||Bridge and Tunnel Inspection Standards and Procedures
||Identifies the bridge and tunnel inspection standards and procedures of the MassDOT Highway Division. Supersedes P-13-002.
||F Shape Concrete Barrier for Permanent Use
||Formally declares that the MassDOT standard details for F Shape Concrete Barrier now apply to Precast Concrete Barrier only, and no longer apply to Cast-in-Place Concrete Barrier. New installations of Cast-in-Place Concrete Barrier must conform to MASH performance requirements.
||October 2017 Construction Standard Details
||Formally issues the October 2017 edition of the Construction Standard Details for use on all projects advertised after 10/21/17. Supersedes the December 2016 edition of the Construction Standard Details issued under E-16-005.
||Updated Standards for Guardrail and Guardrail End Terminals
||Formally issues new standard detail drawings for w-beam guardrail and guardrail end terminals that conform to MASH performance requirements. Supersedes previous standard detail drawings for w-beam and thrie-beam guardrail systems. Also supersedes E-95-008, E-02-001 and E-05-002.
||Temporary Concrete Barrier Retrofitted to MASH TL-3
||Formally issues new standard detail drawings for retrofitting Temporary Concrete Barrier to meet MASH TL-3 performance requirements. Also revises existing standard detail drawings for Temporary Concrete Barrier to allow for use in appropriate MASH TL-2 locations.
||Manholes and Catch Basins
||Establishes new procedures for the installation of bolt-down manhole cover assemblies on roadways with posted speeds of 45 MPH or greater. Reinforces E-09-003, dated 6/18/09. Supersedes E-07-003.
||Temporary Barrier Systems for Construction and Maintenance Operations
||Establishes new procedures for the use of temporary barrier systems that meet MASH performance requirements.
||Overhead Signal Structure Standard Drawings
||Introduces new standard drawings dated December 2015 that supersede drawings previously issued in 2011 and 1985. The new drawings must be used on all projects that have not been submitted for design review at the 75% submission stage as of 1/29/16. Supersedes E-11-007.
||2015 MassDOT Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide
||Formally issues the Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide for immediate use on all MassDOT Highway Division projects.
||Massachusetts Bicycle Route Signing Requirements
||Provides guidance for the establishment of named or numbered bicycle routes and for the design and installation of bicycle route signs, in accordance with the MUTCD. Supersedes P-98-003.
||Design Criteria for MassDOT Highway Division Projects
||Updates and supersedes E-14-001, dated 2/4/14. Removes the "Interim" status of this directive. Supports Healthy Transportation Policy Directive P-13-0001.
||ET-Plus System Guardrail End Treatment
||Places a moratorium on new installations of the ET-Plus System guardrail end treatment and requires this system to be removed from MassDOT lists of qualified traffic attenuators, effective immediately. Allows existing, undamaged installations of the ET-Plus System to remain in place.
||State Highway Access Permits for Murals and Artwork
||Identifies procedures for MassDOT to consider and allow the installation of murals and artwork on state bridges, buildings and other structures, for the sole purpose of aesthetic enhancement to the community.
||Measures to Enhance Highway Safety
||Identifies physical measures to be used on road and bridge projects to enhance safety for roadway users and work crews. Includes guidance for proper placement of Milled Rumble Strips. Supersedes P-04-001.
||Minimum Length of Horizontal Curves
||Corrects a portion of Section 4.2 in the Project Development and Design Guide. The changes create consistency with the AASHTO Green Book.
||Healthy Transportation Policy Directive
||Formalizes MassDOT's commitment to the implementation and maintenance of transportation networks that serve all mode choices, to further the goals established by MassDOT's GreenDOT Implementation Plan, the state's Healthy Transportation Compact and the state's Mode Shift Goal.
||Role of District Bridge Engineers
||Supplements E-11-004, to further define the division of responsibility for bridge designs/reviews between the District Bridge Sections and the Boston Bridge Section.
||Policy for Tree Cutting or Landscaping Permit Requests
||Identifies procedures for MassDOT to consider and allow tree cutting and other landscaping modifications by private parties in the state highway layout.
||Contract Requirements for Bridge Projects Involving the Use of Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs)
||Ensures that requirements are included in construction contracts to ensure the stability of SPMTs during installation and/or removal of bridge structures. Includes special provision language and drawings (Figures 1-4).
||Section 850, Traffic Controls for Construction and Maintenance Operations
||Introduces key revisions to Section 850 included in Division II of the Supplemental Specifications to the Standard Specifications for Highways and Bridges. Supersedes E-02-003.
||Accessible Pedestrian Signal Installation Policy
||Announces MassDOT adoption of a new policy regarding the installation of Accessible Pedestrian Signals, effective 6/1/12.
||Walks and Wheelchair Ramps
||Provides guidance to designers and construction engineers for the proper design and construction of curb ramps. Includes a new series of "Notes" to supplement the Construction Standard Details, and 9 new or revised drawings for the Construction Standard Details.
||Environmental Permitting Policy for Utility Relocations within MassDOT Projects
||Reiterates that the environmental permits for MassDOT projects shall include consideration for all utility relocations necessitated by each project. Requires the utility owner to obtain necessary environmental permits if they change their utility relocation after the project is advertised for construction bids.
||Use of Stay-in-Place Forms for Bridge Deck Construction
||Provides guidelines for the use of Stay-in-Place (SIP) Forms for the construction of bridge decks on MassDOT highway bridge projects. Includes specific locations where SIP forms shall not be used because these forms block the underside of the deck from view and hinder condition inspections.
||MassDOT Highway Division CAD Standards
||Formally issues the MassDOT Highway Division CAD Standards for use on all projects beginning after 12/31/11. The standards include MassDOT's migration from using Autodesk Land Development Desktop software to using AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
||National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Preliminary Design Requirements for Federally Funded Transportation Projects
||Clarifies FHWA requirements under NEPA regarding evaluating and mitigating the potential environmental effects of transportation projects. Defines activities that may be advanced under preliminary design prior to completion of the NEPA review process. Directs that MassDOT not take any action that will prejudice selection of a preferred alternative.
||MassDOT Utility Reimbursement Policy
||Defines the Utility Reimbursement Policy for all projects advertised after 9/30/12. Provides for 100% reimbursement to municipally-owned utilities and 50% incentive-based reimbursement to privately-owned utilities.
||Proposed Utility Relocation Durations within MassDOT Construction Contracts
||Requires MassDOT to include the time necessary to perform all utility relocation work associated with a construction project in the contract duration for the project, effective immediately.
||Right-of-Way Policy for Utility Relocations within MassDOT Projects
||Requires MassDOT to acquire all necessary ROW for the accommodation, removal and relocation of utilities as part of the ROW process for all projects advertised after 9/30/12.
||Responsibility and Authorized Signatories for Bridge and Other Structural Design Approvals
||Supersedes E-09-004. Defines the division of responsibility between the Districts and the Boston Bridge Section for approval of bridge and other structural designs. Also identifies persons authorized to sign Bridge Sketch Plans and Bridge Construction Drawings. Supplemented by E-13-002.
||Electronic Utility Plan Submissions
||Supersedes E-10-003. Modifies the procedure for Designers to submit Utility Plans to MassDOT in electronic format. Provides updated guidelines for preparing AutoCAD drawing layers and for submitting materials for review.
||Traffic and Safety Engineering 25% Design Submission Guidelines
||Introduces and adopts new design submission guidelines that supersede the 1/6/04 version of the same. Includes guidance for the preparation of the Functional Design Report. Must be used on all projects that have not been submitted for review at the 25% design stage as of 3/1/11.
||Deep Foundation Construction Records and Procedures - Additional Submittal in Electronic Format
||Requires submittal of certain deep foundation records in electronic PDF format to the Geotechnical Engineer. Requirement is in addition to other requirements for paper submittals, as per the Bridge Manual and Construction Standard Operating Procedures.
||Submission of Questions from Bidders
||Establishes guidelines for acceptance of questions from bidders on MassDOT Highway Division projects. Also provides guidelines for responding to such questions.
||Design Consultant Performance Evaluations
||Establishes a formal procedure for evaluating the performance of consultant design firms on MassDOT Highway Division projects. Replaces all previous procedures used for this purpose. Includes a new standard performance evaluation form.
||Procedures for the Use of Concrete Produced by Volumetric (Mobile) Concrete Mixers
||Establishes procedures and provides guidance for the use of Volumetric (Mobile) Concrete Mixers on MassDOT Highway Division projects and facilities. Includes a prequalification process and quality control procedures.
||Project Development and Design Standards and Guidelines
||Formally identified the design standards of the MassDOT Highway Division in May 2010. These standards are modified periodically, as necessary.
||Contractor Performance Reports
||Implements new Contractor Performance Reports for general contractors and subcontractors. The new reports shall be used for all current and future construction contracts.
||Guidance for the Use of Adhesive Anchors
||Provides guidance and procedures for each potential use of adhesive anchors on MassDOT Highway Division facilities or on MassDOT Highway Division projects. The use of adhesive anchors in any application is not permitted if the procedures in this Directive are not followed.
||Mechanical Reinforcing Bar Splicer
||Modifies various physical requirements for Mechanical Reinforcing Bar Splicers.
||Air Content Tolerance for Cement Concrete
||Modifies the Air Content tolerance for Cement Concrete to plus or minus 1.5% of the percentages required in the contract documents.
||Hook Lock Grates for Catch Basins
||Supersedes and replaces E-09-002. Introduces technical corrections to previous drawings. Application is essentially the same as in E-09-002. Still requires Hook Lock Grates to be used as the standard catch basin grates on MassDOT roadways. Drawings superseded by E-10-007.
||Revised Procedure for Determining the Monthly Price Adjustment for Hot Mix Asphalt Mixtures
||Establishes a new procedure for determining price adjustments for hot mix asphalt used on construction contracts, effective 12/15/08. Provides Special Provisions to be inserted into all affected contracts.
||Work Zone Safety and OSHA Work Site Checklists
||Reinforces commitment to overall safety on construction and maintenance projects. Provides safety checklists to be posted in all field offices and to be used to aid field personnel with daily work site inspections.
||Field Quality Control Procedures for Signs and Messages
||Reinforces procedures for inspecting all signs and messages prior to installation or activation. Includes detailed quality control procedures for field personnel.
||Reinforces MassHighway guidance and policies regarding the design, construction and maintenance of drainage structures and roadway drainage systems. Prohibits the installation of drainage structure risers on all MassHighway roadways and facilities.
||Proposed Utility Relocations Within MassHighway Design Projects
||Reinforces existing policy and protocol relative to public and private utility relocations on MassHighway projects. Provides guidance to designers for utility locations and for coordinating with all affected parties during the design process.
||Massachusetts Highway Department Drainage Connection Policy
||Formally prohibits the connection of unauthorized and/or illicit discharges to the state highway drainage system and requires the disconnection, or permitting, of all such existing connections.
||Standard Drawings and Details for the Development of Traffic Management Plans
||Establishes the Standard Drawings and Details for the Development of Traffic Management Plans as the basis for the preparation of all Traffic Management Plans, effective 3/15/06.
||Massachusetts Highway Department Project Development and Design Guidebook, 2006 Edition
||Establishes the 2006 Project Development and Design Guidebook as the standard for use on all projects, replacing the 1997 Highway Design Manual, effective 1/30/06. Supplemented by E-09-005. Incorporates and makes obsolete Engineering Directives E-93-007, E-93-011, E-98-003, E-99-004 and E-02-005.
||Acceptance Criteria for Ready-Mixed Cement Concrete
||Modifies the acceptance criteria for ready-mixed cement concrete to more closely reflect the standards set forth in AASHTO, ACE and ASTM. Specifies test cylinder and coring requirements.
||Pavement Markings on Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC)
||Requires the use of Epoxy Pavement Markings and Reflectorized Pavement Markers (Slotted in Pavement) on OGFC and OGFC-P wearing surfaces. Prohibits the use of Thermoplastic Pavement Markings and Snowplowable Raised Reflectorized Pavement Markers on OGFC and OGFC-P wearing surfaces.
||Jobsite Concrete Slump Adjustment
||Supersedes E-03-001. Changes the maximum allowable amount of hold-back water under this alternative procedure to adjust concrete slump at the jobsite.
||Detectable Warning Panels - Revised
||Modified E-04-003 by revising 2 standard drawings for the placement of detectable warning panels on wheelchair ramps, as required by the FHWA and in accordance with ADA and AAB regulations. Drawings superseded by E-10-007. Guidance text is still valid.
||Cantilever Retaining Walls
||Introduced 7 new standard drawings for cantilever retaining walls. Included suggested text for related contract special provisions. Drawings superseded by E-10-007. Guidance text is still valid.
||Guidance for Designers to Minimize Travel Delays During Construction Operations
||Provides guidance for designers regarding the establishment of appropriate construction work hours and other Traffic Management Plan requirements to minimize travel delays and inconveniences during construction.
||Use of the English System of Measurements
||Formally declares that MassHighway will use the English System of Measurements for all new work, effective 10/1/03. Supersedes E-95-004 and E-95-005, which previously instituted use of the Metric System.
||Measures to Limit Motorist Travel Delays Through Construction Workzones
||Supersedes E-93-005. Reinforces procedures necessary to limit travel delays during construction operations. Contains guidance on the "12-Minute Rule".
||Directs that Item 748. Mobilization shall be included in all projects advertised after 7/1/02.
||Polymer Modified Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC-P)
||Directs that Polymer Modified Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC-P) must be used in place of Open-Graded Friction Course (OGFC) on all contracts where OGFC would normally be used as a wearing surface.
||MassHighway Requirements for Blasting Adjacent to State Highways
||Provides formal procedures and requirements for proponents to conduct blasting operations within or adjacent to state highway layouts.
||Certification of Design Exception Reports
||Directs that all Design Exception Reports be stamped and signed by the designer prior to being submitted for review and approval by the Chief Engineer.
||Slope Paving Under Bridges
||Directs that Reinforced Concrete Slab Special Slope Paving Under Bridges must be used in place of granite block slope paving in new applications. Also provides direction regarding maintenance applications.
||Permit Requirements for the Use of Controlled Density Fill in Trench Cuts Under Pavement
||Supersedes E-93-006. Clarifies requirements for the use of Controlled Density Fill and contains minimum conditions which must be met by permit applicants who choose not to use this type of backfill material.
||Acceptable bridge deck overlay thicknesses on state highway resurfacing projects
||Formally notifies personnel of the requirements to establish the maximum permissible bituminous concrete overlay thickness on all State or Interstate highway bridges for resurfacing projects.
||Project File Numbers
||Mandates that all project-related inter-departmental correspondence shall contain the assigned Project File Number in the heading.
||Standardization of Crosswalk Markings
||Provides specific requirements for the installation of crosswalk markings on state highways. The directive clarifies information contained in the MUTCD.
||Temporary Precast Concrete Median Barriers
||Establishes a policy that precludes the use of "permanent" concrete median barriers for traffic control and protection of work zones during construction operations. Only "temporary" concrete median barriers may be used for these applications.
||Bridge Posting Sign Policy
||Provides direction on rescinding bridge postings when bridges are replaced, reconstructed, or rehabilitated.
||Policy for proprietary wall systems
||Provides a systematic policy that enables MassDOT to better utilize proprietary wall systems. Based on FHWA guidelines. Provides information for the consistent selection, review and acceptance of proprietary walls.
||Restricting Access to Dangerous Areas
||Declares that all areas under Department jurisdiction judged dangerous for either pedestrian or vehicular traffic shall be barricaded with Concrete Barriers or other suitable devices to prevent access to such areas.
||Direct Expense Payments to Consultants
||Provides further guidance for making direct expense payments to consultants. Supplements information contained in E-93-009.
||Direct Cost Payments to Subconsultants
||Establishes a new policy to pay consultants for all appropriate charges billed by direct cost subconsultants without requiring them to pay their subconsultants first.
||Final Reviews - New Procedure for Verifying Final Quantities
||Identifies a new procedure for verifying final quantities. Outlines a procedure for conducting a statistical audit of final quantities, based on random sampling.
||Non-NHS Bridge R&R Policy
||"Footprint" Bridge R&R Policy. Provides uniform guidelines for the replacement and rehabilitation of any Non-NHS bridge. Also supersedes all previous guidance on the replacement and rehabilitation of Non-NHS, Secondary and Off-System bridges.
||Payment for all Underground Electric, Telephone or Cable TV Service Connections that Require Adjustment on Account of the Department's Construction and Maintenance Projects
||Declares that MassDOT will assume all costs for adjusting private underground electric, telephone or cable TV service connections that are necessitated by MassDOT construction and maintenance projects.