2023 Specifications and Details Cases Under Consideration

Each year the MAG Standard Specifications and Details Committee reviews changes to the Uniform Standard Specifications and Details for Public Works Construction document. These changes are first reviewed in separate cases. This project page is designed to be a resource for committee members to access the most current versions of cases under consideration throughout the year. 

(Page last updated 09/21/23)

A summary of 2023 Cases with links to PDF working documents is shown in the table below:

Case 
Number

Description
of Case

Sponsor/
Agency

Date Submitted

Last Revision

Voting
Status

Comments/
Updates

Case 22-15:

Add new subsection 718.4 Solar Reflective Coatings. Add reference to it in Section 334.

Kelly Peterich, Phoenix

07/06/22

08/14/23
Updated

Approved
09/06/23

Phoenix/ASU Cool Pavement Report Exec. Summary

Case 23-01:

Miscellaneous Corrections
A. Section 401.5: Change “Arizona Highway Department” to “Arizona Department of Transportation”
B. Section 102.10: Delete “or by telegram” from this section.
C. Remove reference to manhole steps in Sections 605.4, 610.8 and Table 771-1.
D. Correct spelling error on Detail 552 – "BITMINOUS" should be "BITUMINOUS." Also change "GUAGE" TO "GAUGE."
E. Replace Section 107.4 “Archaeological Reports” title with “Reporting Archaeological Discoveries.”
F. Correction to references to the gradation of both coarse and fine aggregate grading table requirements in ASTM C33.

Ryan Nichols,
Mesa, 
Roy Herrington,
Scottsdale, David Fritz, MCDOT
Jeff Hearne, 
Concrete WG

01/04/23

08/07/23

Approved
09/06/23

Updated
Case 23-02: Revise Section 725 Portland Cement Concrete to allow the options of Portland Limestone (Type IL) and Ternary Blended (Type IT) Cements. Jeff Hearne,
Concrete WG
03/01/23 06/07/23 Approved
09/06/23
 
Case 23-03: Revise Section 710 Asphalt Concrete to allow that under certain conditions a volumetric check point may be completed in lieu of a new mix design. Jeff Hearne,
Asphalt WG
03/01/23 03/01/23 Approved
06/07/23
 
Case 23-04: Revise Sections 714 Microsurfacing and 715 Slurry Seal. Remove the “Production Tolerances” column from Tables 714-1 and 715-1 and update the note after each table. Jeff Hearne,
Asphalt WG
03/01/23 03/01/23 Approved
‚Äč06/07/23
 
Case 23-05: Revise Detail 212 Utility Pothole Repair. Remove ABC as a final backfill option for potholes, and strike Note 2 “Native Soil” for temporary potholes. Update the backfill section of Section 355 Utility Pothole Keyhole Method. Arvid Veidmark,
Water/Sewer WG
03/01/23 08/02/23 Approved
08/02/23
Final update
on 08/02/23
Case 23-06: Vegetated or Rock Bioswales. Proposes a new Bioswales Detail and related Specifications as the first sample case to be included in the Outside Right-of-Way document. Bashir Hassan,
Tempe
03/01/23 04/25/23 Carry Forward  
Case 23-07: Provide maximum width of concrete collar on Detail 422. Update text in Section 345.5 Portland Cement Concrete Collars. Matthew Bryan,
Phoenix
05/03/23 05/03/23 Withdrawn  
Case 23-08: Proposed Revision to Section 610.10 Gaskets Warren White,
Chandler
06/07/23 06/07/23 Approved
08/02/23
 
Case 23-09: Add new Section 632 for installation of tracer wire for water and sanitary sewer systems. In addition, revisions to Section 610, 615 & 616 will be needed to reference the new Section 632. New construction details for tracer wire trench, connections, and various services. Warren White,
Chandler
06/07/23 08/29/23 Carry Forward Updated
Case 23-10: New specifications and construction details for installation of Thermoplastic Bodied PVC Drain Basins for the “Outside Right-of-way” document. Integrated with the drain basins will be traffic rated frame and grate options, and a concrete collar option. Warren White,
Chandler
06/07/23 06/07/23 Carry Forward  
Case 23-11: Add definitions for coal ash and fly ash in Section 101. Replace "fly ash" with "coal ash" in the highlighted areas of Sections 220, 714, 715, 725 and 728. Jeff Hearne,
Concrete WG
06/07/23 06/07/23 Approved
09/06/23
 
Case 23-12: Adopt a standard format for future Outside Right of Way Supplemental Specifications and Details documents. Peter Kandaris,
Outside ROW WG
07/05/23 08/06/23 Approved
09/06/23
Updated