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MoDOT has made great strides to build a good transportation system and increase taxpayers' trust in its ability to deliver what was promised. Innovative concepts, such as Practical Design and design-build, were used to deliver those commitments and have made MoDOT a leader in the transportation industry.
These forward-thinking, innovative concepts are reflected in the ENGINEERING POLICY GUIDE (EPG). This document provides a single reference for all engineering and engineering-related guidance by combining the former Right of Way, Design, Bridge, Construction, Traffic and Maintenance manuals.
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Inspection of Bituminous Mixing Plants
11/25/14: In EPG 460.3.11 Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP), guidance was updated to replace outdated test method AASHTO TP58 with AASHTO T 327.
11/20/14: A new QRG, Land Disturbance Project Information, has been added to EPG 101 Standard Forms.
11/18/14: The definition of "Routine Adjustment" was revised in the Change Order Codes.
Standard Detailing Note for Epoxy Coated Reinforcing Steel
11/18/14: A note pertaining to C1.15 was deleted and Note C1.16 was deleted because the requirement for adding epoxy coated test bars to the bar bill for bridges has been rescinded.
Contract Leveling Course
11/18/14: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) Guidelines and JSPs have been updated in EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling. Primarily, the Modifications to Surface Level Mix Mixtures Containing RAP and RAS JSP and the Safety Plan JSP are no longer required.
Outdoor Advertising Permitting
11/14/14: Guidance was added in EPG 18.104.22.168 Indemnification to reflect that applicants for a vegetation permit must now inspect the property.
11/7/14: In EPG 102 Bidding Requirements and Conditions, references to Indox were removed.
11/7/14: In EPG 237.9.1 Final Design Plans Submittal, the Form D-12 was updated. Also, the Letter of Transmittal is no longer used.
Outdoor Advertising Personnel
11/6/14: EPG 236.16.2 Organization & Personnel has been updated to show the new boundaries of the six areas of Missouri served by the Outdoor Advertising Area Specialists.
Field Welder Qualification
10/31/14: EPG 712 Structural Steel Construction, especially EPG 712.1.4 Welding, EPG 712.1.5 High Strength Bolts and EPG 722.214.171.124 PAL Manufacturer Facilities Sampling, were updated to reflect current field welder qualification practices. Much of EPG 903.24.1 Procedure was deleted to removed archaic welder qualification info. Also, the Welder Qualification Form in EPG 101 was removed as it is no longer required.
10/22/14: This table, used to determine the quality and remaining life of new and existing pavement markings, has been updated and clarified.
"Additional Information" Box Provides Quick References for Guardrail, Guard Cable and More
10/22/14: The box at the top of EPG 606 Guardrail and Guard Cable has been expanded to include pdf files presenting useful info about roadside hardware.
10/17/14: By Dec. 31, 2019, Chevron Alignment signs are to be installed on curves with AADTs greater than 1000 that also have an advisory speed that is 15 mph or more below the road’s posted speed.
10/16/14: Verbiage about Hourly Rates was removed since they no longer apply to On-Call contracts.
10/16/14: Guidance was added about subcontractors signing the prevailing wage affidavit.
10/15/14: Additional guidance for existing practices is now available for this article, especially a Procurement Document Writing Guide.
10/15/14: Since the MO Dept. of Labor certified payroll form is no longer used by MoDOT, a sentence referencing it was removed.
10/1/14: Two new notes, H3.24 and H3.31, are now available for use on plan sheets.
9/24/14: Guidance about the Commission's project design approval for Design-Build projects was clarified.
9/23/14: The Maintenance Activity Planning Guidelines have been revised to accommodate changes in MoDOT operations and to provide consistency among districts.
9/23/14: In recent years, there have been a number of changes in best management practices to comply with the Clean Water Act. Regulatory agencies have also greatly increased their level of scrutiny in this area. This article was generally revised to allow MoDOT to remain good stewards of the environment by providing guidance on the proper methods and equipment with which to prevent storm water pollution.
9/23/14: Seal coat projects have been bid by combining asphalt emulsion and aggregate pay items. This article was revised to provide guidance for seal coat application types and to establish separate pay items for emulsion and aggregate.
Utility Agreement Maximum
9/23/14: In EPG 6126.96.36.199 Lump Sum Estimates and EPG 6188.8.131.52.3 Types of Cost Estimates for Agreements, the limit was raised on lump sum agreements for utilities, eliminating need for keeping and auditing detailed cost records. Lump sum agreements are now to be submitted with a clearly defined scope and cost estimate.
9/23/14: This new table allows a pavement thickness determination that should offset cost of early maintenance repairs.
VECP/PDVECP Approval/Rejection Process
9/23/14: The VECP/PDVECP had an evaluation process but provided no recourse for contractor if submittal is rejected. EPG 104.13.2 Value Engineering Proposal Support was added so that a request can be submitted to Construction & Materials.