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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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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.
4/9/16: Along with new verbiage for clarification, a table, Summary of COE Regional Condition Requirements, has been added.
4/8/15: In EPG 18.104.22.168 Adding Controlled Routes, routes reclassified as NHS should now be inventoried within 90 days of notification.
R315 Scrub Seals
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.
3/27/15: Guidance about dates and plans changes for addendums was clarified.
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 Thus the now-outdated Required Field Test tables were removed from EPG 1002.1 Procedure, EPG 1003.1 Procedure, EPG 1004.1 Procedure, EPG 1005.1 Procedure, EPG 1006.1 Procedure, EPG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.
3/23/15: Three new bridge plan sheet files have been added to replace outdated example plans.
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.
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.
EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes
3/16/15: Note E2.22, used when pile point reinforcement is required, has been clarified.
3/9/15: The general rule was clarified to completely check (100% of the payroll) at least half of all payroll submittals on each project as a sufficient frequency to screen for errors.
3/6/15: This new land surveying guidance ensures that districts comply with state laws governing the destruction of boundary markers.
3/5/15: Guidance has been updated on how the SHARE THE ROAD sign is used in conjunction with HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE and BICYCLE signs.
3/4/15: This entire article has been re-written to meet current practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.