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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  The Gear Box Shaft Bit Attachment, submitted by Sr. Maintnc. Workers Lewis Trepanier and Juan Guillen and Sr. Materials Tech. Zach Honse, is a specially built drill bit that reverses a spreader gear box without using a pipe wrench, thus preventing gear box shaft damage.  The Gear Box Shaft Bit Attachment will be presented at the 2015 Innovations Challenge Showcase, April 27 and 28, at the Springfield Convention Center. All entries will be judged on efficiency, value (cost & quality), safety and organizational and environmental impact.
The Gear Box Shaft Bit Attachment, submitted by Sr. Maintnc. Workers Lewis Trepanier and Juan Guillen and Sr. Materials Tech. Zach Honse, is a specially built drill bit that reverses a spreader gear box without using a pipe wrench, thus preventing gear box shaft damage. The Gear Box Shaft Bit Attachment will be presented at the 2015 Innovations Challenge Showcase, April 27 and 28, at the Springfield Convention Center. All entries will be judged on efficiency, value (cost & quality), safety and organizational and environmental impact.
  Area Engineer Tom Evers explains an upcoming project to convert the I-64 South Outer Road at Rte. K in St. Charles County to one-way traffic.  The changes will help reduce congestion at two busy interchanges.
Area Engineer Tom Evers explains an upcoming project to convert the I-64 South Outer Road at Rte. K in St. Charles County to one-way traffic. The changes will help reduce congestion at two busy interchanges.
  Transportn. Proj. Manager Shirley Norris sits in her office that was adorned with a present of 85 bags of Cheetos to celebrate her 85th birthday.  Shirley, you are a professional, first-rate, class act.
Transportn. Proj. Manager Shirley Norris sits in her office that was adorned with a present of 85 bags of Cheetos to celebrate her 85th birthday. Shirley, you are a professional, first-rate, class act.

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.

  Maintc. Worker Reid McCord secures a chain to a backhoe to move a drain pipe into position on Rte. M west of Schell City.
Maintc. Worker Reid McCord secures a chain to a backhoe to move a drain pipe into position on Rte. M west of Schell City.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late February, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 751.50, 106940 10. EPG 616, 157474
19. EPG 903.6, 111622 9. EPG 600, 190699
18. EPG 134, 115116 8. EPG 616.23, 198250
17. EPG 136.4, 116703 7. EPG 101, 202374
16. EPG 751.40, 118411 6. EPG 136.12, 210506
15. EPG 751.5, 119382 5. EPG 100, 235771
14. EPG 620.2, 125940 4. EPG 700, 244682
13. EPG 136.9, 127775 3. EPG 900, 265250
12. EPG 903, 141213 2. EPG 751, 305577
11. EPG 200, 150544 1. EPG Main Page, 1866294

Pavement Marking

2/25/15: The various revisions to EPG 620 Pavement Marking, EPG 620.1 General, EPG 620.2 Pavement and Curb Markings, EPG 620.10 Operational Procedures and Safety, EPG 620.11 Guidelines for Using Water-Borne Traffic Paint, EPG 620.12 Construction Inspection for Sec 620 and EPG 620.13 Measurement of Retroreflectivity by Handheld Retroreflectometers eliminated the Memorial Day striping goal, the use of double dropped wet reflective elements, and grooving on construction projects if a durable pavement marking product is not being used. On divided major routes, 20 mils of waterborne paint will be applied on both edge lines and centerline skips with 12 lbs/gallon of Type L glass beads. Also, routes with pavement markings in good condition in the spring will be omitted from that year’s striping program.

EPG 628 High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST)

2/25/15: HFST is a cost-effective way to increase the safety of road segments where vehicles frequently depart the traveled way due to polishing of the existing pavement aggregate or by way of slightly substandard geometry. MoDOT has piloted this technology with excellent results and this new article will place it into more mainstream usage.

EPG 910.5 ITS Improvements Procurement

2/25/15: This new article provides guidance on federalizing ITS purchases whether they are standalone or a part of a construction project.

Minimum Lift Thickness

2/25/15: In EPG 450 Bituminous Pavement Design and EPG 402.1.2 Mix and Quantities, the minimum lift thickness for SP095 and BP-2 was clarified to be 1½ inches. Also, guidance emphasizing the importance of following the minimum thickness criteria was added.

Updated QRGs

2/23/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, both Digital Signature for Adobe Pro 10 (Contractors) and Sample Record General Information were updated.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

2/19/15: This new note, J1.26, clarifies the usage of permanent shims for small block MSE walls to maintain horizontal and vertical controls.

Updated QRG

2/19/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, the QRG Land Disturbance Project Information was updated because land disturbance info must now be tracked per project requiring a change in the way this info is entered in SiteManager.

EPG 236.10.7.3 Alternative Locations

2/19/15: This article was clarified by removing the non-statutory requirement to mail a public hearing notification 21 days prior to the hearing.

EPG 751.5.2.1.2.1 General Elevation View

2/18/15: Guidance has been clarified for the general elevation details of bridge plans.

Updated QRG

2/13/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, the QRG Change Orders – Mobilization and Contract Bond was updated to reflect how to process the no-cost change order.

EPG 103.2 Contract Bond for Sec 103.4

2/11/15: This article was completely updated to provide additional information on how to make payment for contract bond and railroad liability insurance.

New QRG

2/10/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, the new QRG CRE2O provides basic instruction for MoDOT employees on how to use the CRE2O system.

Tensile Strength Ratio

2/6/15: The procedure for reporting data was upated to maintain consistency with current standard practice.

Advanced Work Zone Training for Contractors

2/5/15: A list has been provided to help MoDOT CM inspectors recognize contractors that have had proper Advance Work Zone training.

EPG 110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records

2/2/15: Guidance for Item #5 was clarified on how to properly handle employee addresses and SSNs to comply with state law.

EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services

2/2/15: Guidance in this article has been brought into conformance with the new RES form.

Mixture Production Aggregate Properties

1/22/15: Consensus tests will be performed on material sampled from the cold feed of both drum-mix and batch plants.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

1/15/15: Numerous notes (B3.2, H2b2.10, H2c1.20, H2c1.25, H4.8, H7.3, H10.5) were clarified. Note H4.2.2 was updated to reference the correct anchor bolt.

Impact Fee Documentation

1/8/15: The yellow box in EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program was updated to clarify guidance about documenting impact fee calculations and impact fee waivers.

Updated QRG

1/7/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, the QRG Change Orders – Mobilization and Contract Bond was updated because our new agreement with FHWA eliminates the need to send any Level 1 or 2 change orders to FHWA for review. 

EPG 109.12 Change Orders

1/6/15: Guidance was revised to conform with the new change order approval criteria that reduces the number of change orders reviewed by FHWA and will improve the efficiency of the review process.

EPG 751.37.6.1 Reinforcement Design

1/2/15: The guidance for minimum rock socket length requirements and the commentary on this guidance have been clarified.

EPG 110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records

12/26/14: Guidance was revised to increase the number of payrolls that are checked for compliance.

Project Documentation

12/24/14: Guidance in EPG 150.1.1 Folder Structure and EPG 150.1.2 File Naming Convention was updated to accommodate SharePoint.

EPG 109.12 Change Orders

12/24/14: Recommended documentation for change orders and time adjustments has been added.

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