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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  At a recent open house meeting, Transp. Proj. Manager Kristi Bachman (center, closest to the display) answers citizens’ questions about a project to build a new bridge over I-44 at Rtes. N and T near Republic.
At a recent open house meeting, Transp. Proj. Manager Kristi Bachman (center, closest to the display) answers citizens’ questions about a project to build a new bridge over I-44 at Rtes. N and T near Republic.
  Crews work on the new ramp to eastbound I-44 and the new driving surface on the Congressman Clay Sr. Bridge (the Poplar Street Bridge) in St. Louis.
Crews work on the new ramp to eastbound I-44 and the new driving surface on the Congressman Clay Sr. Bridge (the Poplar Street Bridge) in St. Louis.
  Crews pour the final deck of the westbound I-70 Manchester Bridge. Also, the eastbound Hwy 40 on-ramp is now open.
Crews pour the final deck of the westbound I-70 Manchester Bridge. Also, the eastbound Hwy 40 on-ramp is now open.

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.

  Gov. Jay Nixon used the recently closed 66-year-old northbound Route 291 Bridge as a backdrop to speak about the need for transportation funding and the future of Missouri roads and bridges. He mentioned a proposed fuel tax, the possibility of a toll road and encouraged Missourians to reach out to their legislators.
Gov. Jay Nixon used the recently closed 66-year-old northbound Route 291 Bridge as a backdrop to speak about the need for transportation funding and the future of Missouri roads and bridges. He mentioned a proposed fuel tax, the possibility of a toll road and encouraged Missourians to reach out to their legislators.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late May, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 751.50, 113360 10. EPG 616, 162365
19. EPG 903.6, 115954 9. EPG 600, 196740
18. EPG 134, 118458 8. EPG 616.23, 207804
17. EPG 751.40, 120201 7. EPG 101, 217729
16. EPG 136.4, 124886 6. EPG 136.12, 231739
15. EPG 751.5, 129179 5. EPG 100, 241483
14. EPG 620.2, 132174 4. EPG 700, 251394
13. EPG 136.9, 132587 3. EPG 900, 272015
12. EPG 903, 146576 2. EPG 751, 315250
11. EPG 200, 153641 1. EPG Main Page, 1964733

Updated QRGs

5/15/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, Change Order Codes and Change Orders – Value Engineering were updated.

Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form

5/15/15: In EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), the latest version of the CUF Determination Form has been provided.

New QRG

5/14/15: How to Use Cognos Reports is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.

Non-Profit and Governmental Indirect Cost Rate Requirements

5/14/15: Guidance has been added to EPG 134.1.3 Consultant Qualification to accommodate 2CFR 200’s requirements for both non-profit and governmental organizations.

Updating Box Culverts to LRFD Design

5/13/15: In EPG 750.2.11, added guidance that flow line elevations may be below natural stream bottom. In EPG 750.7.4.1 and EPG 751.8.1, updated Reference Guide SBC. In EPG 751.8.3.2 and EPG 751.8.3.3: clarified that the E1 bar mark is used in the toe walls both up- and downstream, clarified that J6 bars are used in flared wings in lieu of J1 bars, and added bending diagrams for R1 and R2 bars. In EPG 751.50, revised Notes A1.2 and A2.10.

EPG 643 Utility Procedures

5/12/15: Three of the EPG 643 articles were generally updated. EPG 643.1 Utilities - Status and Liability Acceptance also updated info on "no utility impact" projects and removed detail of liability acceptance. In EPG 643.2 Local Utility Adjustments - Public and Private, guidance for Change Orders was updated. EPG 643.3 Policy, Standards and Regulations was organized to better reflect the CSR. Online permitting info was added and some of the bridge attachment info. was updated.

Change Order Codes

5/12/15: This QRG was clarified in both EPG 101 Standard Forms and EPG 109 Measurement and Payment to to better describe the reasons code should be used in any situation.

MoDOT Work Zone Impact Analysis Spreadsheet with HCM 2010 Program

5/11/15: This spreadsheet has been updated in EPG 616.13 Work Zone Capacity, Queue and Travel Delay.

EPG 907.7 Highway Safety Manual

4/23/15: This new article reflects current policy regarding the Highway Safety Manual.

ADA Checklist

4/22/15: The latest version of the ADA Checklist is now available at EPG 642.1 Sidewalk Design Criteria.

EPG 146.3.1 DBE Subcontract – Performing Work Onsite

4/20/15: New guidance is available for materials supplier DBEs who are not performing any labor on the project. Instructions have been provided for completing and saving CUF verification forms strictly related to materials suppliers.

EPG 150 Quality Management

4/15/15: Archaic guidance was deleted to conform with changes made to the July 2014 Quality Management JSP.  Also, MoDOT now provides a Corrective Action Request form for contractors to use.

EPG 750.7.3 Environmental Requirements

4/9/16: Along with new verbiage for clarification, a table, Summary of COE Regional Condition Requirements, has been added.

EPG 821 Herbicides and Roadsides

4/9/15: In EPG 821.11 Calibration, new guidance for Backpack Sprayer Calibrations has been added. Also, MoDOT herbicides for 2015 are listed in EPG 821.25 Products.

Outdoor Advertising

4/8/15: In EPG 236.16.10.1 Adding Controlled Routes, routes reclassified as NHS should now be inventoried within 90 days of notification.

R315 Scrub Seals

4/8/15: In EPG 170 Maintenance Activity Planning Guidelines, guidance for scrub seals has been added to R315 Pavement Preventative Maintenance (LM).

EPG 751.1.2.19 Soundings (Borings)

4/1/15: Guidance was updated to current practice and info from other articles was consolidated here. The M-40a, M-40b and the Request for Soil Properties forms were replaced with one form: Request for Final Soundings of Structures Form. A new document for using this new form provides guidance for obtaining Northings and Eastings, guidance for identifying classifications of routes and bridges and includes example sounding layouts.

Consultant Contract Administration Supplemental Agreements

3/31/15: EPG 134.5.2 Supplemental Agreements was clarified to reflect that Supplemental Agreements are signed by the Division Director or delegated staff. Thus it is unnecessary to process these through the Professional Services Committee. 

EPG 751.5.1.4 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes

3/27/15: Guidance about dates and plans changes for addendums was clarified.

Payroll Logs

3/27/15: This revision eliminated the unnecessary numbering of payrolls received from contractors. MoDOT now identifies payrolls by date range.

Required Field Test Tables

3/26/15: The Inspection and Testing Plan (ITP) gives sampling requirements and Excel to Oracle sheets for reporting material. Thus the now-outdated Required Field Test tables were removed from EPG 1002.1 Procedure, EPG 1003.1 Procedure, EPG 1004.1 Procedure, EPG 1005.1 Procedure, EPG 1006.1 Procedure, EPG 1007.1 Procedure and EPG 1009.1 Procedure.

EPG 751.5.1.6 Example Bridge Plan Sheets

3/23/15: Three new bridge plan sheet files have been added to replace outdated example plans.

Aesthetic Considerations for Bridges

3/18/15: Signs and other markings depicting a city, community, or geographical name, seal, or nickname on the bridge abutment or MSE wall have been added to the listing of construction elements commonly treated for aesthetics.

Updated QRGs

3/17/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, Cognos Access for SM, Subcontracts and Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Connection were updated.

Law Enforcement in the Work Zone JSP

3/17/15: The use of the non-standard Law Enforcement in the Work Zone JSP was clarified in EPG 616.16 Law Enforcement Services.

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