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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  MoDOT and local officials broke ground for a new I-49/Rte. 291 diverging diamond project in Harrisonville.  Rte. 291 will be widened to 5 lanes and Cantrell Rd., Commercial St. and Rock Haven Rd. will be improved. The project will greatly improve the traffic flow and safety. Missouri leads the nation on using this progressive interchange design.
MoDOT and local officials broke ground for a new I-49/Rte. 291 diverging diamond project in Harrisonville. Rte. 291 will be widened to 5 lanes and Cantrell Rd., Commercial St. and Rock Haven Rd. will be improved. The project will greatly improve the traffic flow and safety. Missouri leads the nation on using this progressive interchange design.
  Map of Phase 3 of the Page Ave. Extension The public is invited to ride their bike, walk or run on the first section of Rte. 364/Page Phase 3 before it opens to traffic.  The new Rte. 364 will be open to the public between I-64 and Rte. K on Saturday, October 4 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Access to the road will be free, but people are asked to bring canned food donations for Operation Food Search to be used in the St. Charles County area.
Map of Phase 3 of the Page Ave. Extension
The public is invited to ride their bike, walk or run on the first section of Rte. 364/Page Phase 3 before it opens to traffic. The new Rte. 364 will be open to the public between I-64 and Rte. K on Saturday, October 4 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Access to the road will be free, but people are asked to bring canned food donations for Operation Food Search to be used in the St. Charles County area.
  Maintc. Crew Leader Travis Wilfong (left) and Maintc. Worker Matt Morgan clear debris along Rte. 86 near Reddings Mill after a September thunderstorm.
Maintc. Crew Leader Travis Wilfong (left) and Maintc. Worker Matt Morgan clear debris along Rte. 86 near Reddings Mill after a September thunderstorm.

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.

MediaWiki, the engine behind the Wikipedia on the World Wide Web, is the software delivering the EPG. Over 20 million hits on the EPG endorse this format to be easy to navigate and pleasing to read. A small HELP ARTICLE is included to assist with helpful hints on how to use the EPG as well as other points of interest.

  Clarkson Construction Co. crews pour concrete at sunrise on the Manchester Bridge project. There are 457,000 lbs. of reinforcing steel in the deck and barrier walls and about 1,500 cubic yards of concrete to be poured in the deck and diaphragms alone. By the end of 2015, the $65 million project will replace the I-70 bridges over Manchester Trafficway, the Blue River and the adjacent rail yard as well as the historic through-tied arch Rte. 40 bridge over the Blue River.
Clarkson Construction Co. crews pour concrete at sunrise on the Manchester Bridge project. There are 457,000 lbs. of reinforcing steel in the deck and barrier walls and about 1,500 cubic yards of concrete to be poured in the deck and diaphragms alone. By the end of 2015, the $65 million project will replace the I-70 bridges over Manchester Trafficway, the Blue River and the adjacent rail yard as well as the historic through-tied arch Rte. 40 bridge over the Blue River.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of mid-September, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 400, 101025 10. EPG 616, 148268
19. EPG 751.5, 103669 9. EPG 101, 179306
18. EPG 903.6, 103821 8. EPG 600, 181707
17. EPG 134, 106074 7. EPG 616.23, 183749
16. EPG 136.4, 109313 6. EPG 136.12, 189233
15. EPG 751.40, 111367 5. EPG 100, 224207
14. EPG 620.2, 115620 4. EPG 700, 231713
13. EPG 136.9, 117087 3. EPG 900, 250581
12. EPG 903, 129307 2. EPG 751, 281811
11. EPG 200, 144433 1. EPG Main Page, 1702314

Impact Fee

9/11/14: General guidance was recently added about the assessment of an impact fee to fund future maintenance and operation of system expansion projects completely funded by other entities. The info is located in a yellow box at the top of EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

9/9/14: Guidance in EPG 616.4.3 Worker Safety Considerations, EPG 616.5.2 High-Visibility Safety Apparel, EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616 and EPG 616.20 Flagger Training was brought into line with current PPE requirements.

EPG 134.5.4 Consultant Performance Appraisals

9/8/14: Guidance was updated to reflect the new Online Evaluation of the consultant’s performance.

EPG 151 Administrative Rule Creation or Modification Process

9/5/14: This new article outlines the process to create or modify administrative rules. It especially applies to divisional leaders and is based upon new Missouri legislation.

Pilot Vehicle Brochure

9/3/14: In EPG 616.5.3.7 Pilot Vehicle information about the Pilot Vehicle brochure has been added.

EPG 127.25.2.1 Hazardous Material Spills (Roadway) by Others

9/2/14: Existing policy was clarified as well as the District Hazardous Material Coordinator info was updated.

EPG 606.1.3.1 3R/4R Projects

8/29/14: Guidance about the considerations for guardrails in 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R work was clarified.

EPG 701 Drilled Shafts

8/29/14: Guidance was added to clarify why CSL pipes must be filled with water and plugger or capped, as required by Sec 701.4.17.2.1.

EPG 643.2.1.13 Federal Cost Participation for Reimbursable Utility Relocations

8/29/14: This new subarticle further clarifies and gives additional info for this topic. As a result of this new info, the wording used in Master Reimbursable Utility Agreements (MRUA) has been slightly revised to reference Engineering Policy Guide 643.2.1.44 (instead of 643.2.1.43).

"Phased" Section 106 Process

8/28/14: EPG 135.2 The Section 106 Process for MoDOT Projects was revised to reflect a new agreement with FHWA and others allowing MoDOT to use a “phased” approach to achieve Section 106 compliance.

Outdoor Advertising

8/26/14: Clarifying guidance about grandfathering an extension was added to EPG 236.16.11 Cutout and Extension Process.

Engineering Judgment

8/26/14: A paragraph was added to EPG 900.1.9 Engineering Study and Engineering Judgment's "Guidance" and a sentence removed from EPG 900.1.13 Definitions' "A. Standard" to reflect that FHWA now permits MoDOT to use engineering judgment to modify "shall" conditions.

Standard Detailing Notes

8/25/14: Note I1.67 was updated for greater clarity.

The Professional Land Surveyor's Signature and Seal on Legal Descriptions

8/21/14: Guidance for the PLS signature and seal was clarified in EPG 238.2.17 Professional Land Surveyor Review as well as EPG 236.4.6.2 Methods of Legally Describing the Fee or Portion Thereof.

Box Culvert Quantity Program

8/20/14: This program is now presented in EPG 751.8 LRFD Concrete Box Culverts.

EPG 751.1.2.6.3.3 Roadway Fill

8/18/14: Guidance for the minimum fill over box culverts under roadway has been added.

EPG 903.10.1 Sizes of General Service Signs

8/13/14: General Service Signs have been discontinued. They shall be left in place until they reach the end of their service life.

Land Disturbance Training 2014 and Land Disturbance Tablet Training 2014

8/13/14: In EPG 806.8 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), the Land Disturbance Training 2014, a summarized refresher presentation, was updated. Also, a video, Land Disturbance Tablet Training 2014, is now available for ipad and tablet users.

EPG 750.7.11.1 Minimum Fill Heights

8/12/14: Guidance has been added for minimum fill heights over box culverts. Also, guidance for minimum fill heights over pipes was updated.

Standard Detailing Notes

8/8/14: Note A1.1 was updated for LRFD Seismic Design.

EPG 751.5.3 Hydraulics

8/8/14: Guidance and flood data tables were updated to be consistent with practical design.

EPG 622.2.1 Construction Inspection for Diamond Grinding of Existing Portland Cement Concrete Pavement

8/7/14: MoDOT and MDNR have agreed to a sixth precaution involving dispersal of diamond grinding residue.

EPG 236.5.14 Release of Temporary Easements and Retention Clauses

8/6/14: A fourth method is now available to release temporary easements or retention clauses.

Sidewalks

8/5/14: A new paragraph at the bottom of Maintenance Responsibility clarifies existing policy. Guidance in EPG 642.1.1 Sidewalk Location and Width was revised to reflect the 4 ft. minimum width allowed after approval through the Design Exception process.

Updated QRGs

8/4/14: Two QRGs, Emergency Contacts and Line Item Adjustments, have been updated in EPG 101 Standard Forms.

EPG 902.15 Designing a Traffic Signal

8/1/14: The Signal Design Worksheets spreadsheet is now available.

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