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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  Ground was broken by state and local officials for the Lafayette St. interchange project on U.S. 50 in Jefferson City. Emery Sapp and Sons is the contractor on this project, which is the last major transportation improvement project scheduled for central Missouri due to the severe decline in state road and bridge projects funding.
Ground was broken by state and local officials for the Lafayette St. interchange project on U.S. 50 in Jefferson City. Emery Sapp and Sons is the contractor on this project, which is the last major transportation improvement project scheduled for central Missouri due to the severe decline in state road and bridge projects funding.
  Sr. Maintc. Workers Bryan Craig and Brennen Price take advantage of recent good weather to clean out a Harrison County Rte. O ditch.
Sr. Maintc. Workers Bryan Craig and Brennen Price take advantage of recent good weather to clean out a Harrison County Rte. O ditch.
  Maintc. Workers Mike Cash and Duane Ruscha put finishing touches on the installation of a new drainage pipe under Rte. K near Nevada.
Maintc. Workers Mike Cash and Duane Ruscha put finishing touches on the installation of a new drainage pipe under Rte. K near Nevada.

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.

  American Bridge Co. workers cut the steel deck to remove the Fairfax Bridge, the U.S. 69 bridge over the Missouri River built in 1935. The workers wear a body harness for fall protection since they are within 6 ft. of the free edge. Two blast events to demolish the bridge are tentatively scheduled for January 2015.
American Bridge Co. workers cut the steel deck to remove the Fairfax Bridge, the U.S. 69 bridge over the Missouri River built in 1935. The workers wear a body harness for fall protection since they are within 6 ft. of the free edge. Two blast events to demolish the bridge are tentatively scheduled for January 2015.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late December, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 400, 103565 10. EPG 616, 153908
19. EPG 903.6, 108966 9. EPG 600, 187388
18. EPG 134, 112660 8. EPG 616.23, 192443
17. EPG 751.5, 112845 7. EPG 101, 192912
16. EPG 751.40, 113389 6. EPG 136.12, 200637
15. EPG 136.4, 114949 5. EPG 100, 231827
14. EPG 136.9, 121840 4. EPG 700, 240219
13. EPG 620.2, 121880 3. EPG 900, 259146
12. EPG 903, 136085 2. EPG 751, 297370
11. EPG 200, 148234 1. EPG Main Page, 1802187

EPG 751.6.2.7 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for Cover Plates

12/22/14: NDT is required for all top cover plates when a bridge is to be redecked. Also, guidance is now provided for when bottom flange cover plates are present.

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Slab Drains

12/18/14: In EPG 751.10.3 Bridge Deck Drainage – Slab Drains, EPG 751.40.5 Drainage and EPG 751.50 H7 Slab Drains, Fiber Reinforced Polymer slab drain details and guidance was incorporated into the articles to provide another material option.

Cost Estimate Guide for Rural Preliminary Design

12/15/14: In EPG 104.7 Estimates, this document has been updated with figures reflecting new Maintenance Treatment per mile costs.

New QRG

12/10/14: A new QRG, Liquidated Damage Adjustments, has been added to EPG 101 Standard Forms.

EPG 747 Bridge Reports and Layouts

12/9/14: EPG 748.7 Bridge Reports and Layouts was moved to EPG 747. (The remaining EPG 748 articles were renumbered as needed.) EPG 747's guidance was generally rewritten. The Bridge Survey Report Form was revised to reflect its use for all structures instead of only stream crossings. A Bridge Survey Checklist was also developed for district use.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes A1 and A2

12/8/14: Notes A1 and A2 were simplified. Note A2.12 was deleted since it is no longer needed.

EPG 748.6 High Water Surface Elevation

12/5/14: The term "Design High Water" was revised to "Design Flood Elevation" or "Normal High Water" and the term "High Water" revised to "Base Flood Elevation".

EPG 170 Maintenance Activity Planning Guidelines

12/3/14: Updated the Work Scheduling Guide and Index of Printable Planning Guides. References to scrub seal and linseed oil treatments were removed. R328 Bridge Jt. Maintc. and R329 Bridge Cleaning & Flushing codes were added.

Job Order Contracting (JOC)

12/3/14: All of the JOC JSPs have been updated. Among the revisions, prices have been updated and some guard cable options have been added.

EPG 751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines

12/1/14: EPG 751.5 has been generally rewritten and retitled "Structural Detailing Guidelines".

EPG 751.10.1.10 Slab Offsets for Curved Bridges

12/1/14: Guidance was updated and "Profile Grade & Vertical Curve Data" was retitled as "Slab Offsets for Curved Bridges".

EPG 751.1 Preliminary Design

12/1/14: This article was updated to current practice. Moved "Vertical and Horizontal Clearance" from EPG 748.7 to EPG 751.1.2.5 and renumbered subsequent articles.

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.

New QRG

11/20/14: A new QRG, Land Disturbance Project Information, has been added to EPG 101 Standard Forms.

Change Order Codes

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 236.16.15.2 Indemnification to reflect that applicants for a vegetation permit must now inspect the property.

Bidding Documents

11/7/14: In EPG 102 Bidding Requirements and Conditions, references to Indox were removed.

District Final Plans Checklist, Form D-12

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 712.2.3.2 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.

Pavement Marking Acceptance Table

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.

EPG 903.6.11 Chevron Alignment Signs

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.

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