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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
    Lehman Construction Company progresses in its construction of the Chestnut Expressway Railroad Bridge over the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe tracks in Springfield.  The $14.8 million project is expected to be completed in late 2017.
Lehman Construction Company progresses in its construction of the Chestnut Expressway Railroad Bridge over the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe tracks in Springfield. The $14.8 million project is expected to be completed in late 2017.
    Area Engineer Beth Schaller talks to Monett area residents about replacing an old Bus. 60 bridge over the BNSF railroad, east of town, with a higher and wider structure.  The $3.7 million project is scheduled to begin the week of June 19 and Hartman & Company, Inc. crews expect to reopen Bus. 60 by the fall.
Area Engineer Beth Schaller talks to Monett area residents about replacing an old Bus. 60 bridge over the BNSF railroad, east of town, with a higher and wider structure. The $3.7 million project is scheduled to begin the week of June 19 and Hartman & Company, Inc. crews expect to reopen Bus. 60 by the fall.

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 40 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.


Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late June, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136 159974  10. EPG 751.5 217832
19. EPG 134 162708  9. EPG 600 247753
18. EPG 751.40 164222  8. EPG 616.23 263836
17. EPG 136.4 171030  7. EPG 100 299889
16. EPG 620.2 180936  6. EPG 700 311952
15. EPG 751.50 180987  5. EPG 900 333143
14. EPG 903 185851  4. EPG 101 344018
13. EPG 200 186511  3. EPG 136.12 365721
12. EPG 136.9 203787  2. EPG 751 432691
11. EPG 616 208548  1. EPG Main Page 2825552

Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments

6/23/17: The updated document "Guidance for Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments" has been added to various articles including EPG 402.1.1 Plan Preparation and EPG 403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement.

Longitudinal Beam Steps

6/19/17: Guidance about reinforcement details for longitudinal beam steps was clarified in EPG 751.31.3.1 Beam Cap and EPG 751.32.4.1 Typical Pile Cap Bent.

EPG 751.22.3.15 Dowel Bars

6/16/17: Guidance was clarified for the length requirements for prestressed girder bridges' dowel bars. "Dowel rods" were re-named "dowel bars".

Guardrail Length of Need Calculator

6/16/17: This new, useful spreadsheet is now available in EPG 606.1 Guardrail.

MSE Wall Plan Responsibilities

6/15/17: Different possible cases for MSE wall excavation were added in EPG 751.6.2.17 Excavation. Division responsibilities for preparing MSE wall plans, computing excavation quantities and locations were added in EPG 747.1.6.2 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Systems.

Pavement Marking Material

6/15/17: Guidance in EPG 620 Pavement Marking, EPG 620.1 General, EPG 620.12.2.5 and EPG 1048.2.1 Durable Intersection Marking Materials has been updated to reflect newly available materials. Retroreflectivity requirements for acceptance were also updated.

Additional Asphalt Quantities for Single Lift Overlays

6/9/17: Guidance in EPG 402.1.2 Mix and Quantities and EPG 450.3 Layer Design has been expanded to provide suggested additional quantities amounts for addressing the surface irregularities of existing pavement.

Expanding Pipe Types for Pipe Pile Spacers

6/9/17: The types of pipes permitted as pipe pile spacers behind MSE walls for driving piling during bridge construction was expanded in EPG 751.24.2.1 Design.

EPG 760.4 Vertical Clearance

6/9/17: Guidance was expanded and clarified for the measurement and reporting of vertical clearance.

Redeck Standard Notes

6/8/17: Standard Notes for steel as well as pouring and finishing concrete slabs were added.

EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services

6/8/17: Guidance for eAgreement (electronic vs wet signatures) workflow changes and for incorporating more-than-Taking Care of the System planning studies was updated.

EPG 903.15.3 Heroes Way Designation Program

6/7/17: Guidance was updated to reflect the latest version of the statute concerning this sign.

EPG 103.1 Bid Opening and Award Process

6/2/17: Guidance now reflects that the Bidding and Contract Group no longer allows Permitted Combination of Projects for lettings.

Consent Decree Initial Setup

5/30/17: The number of disturbed acres when adding a project to the database, the prerequisite dates for the Inspection protocol and the "Date RE Assigned" were clarified on this QRG.

18 in. Embedment in Concrete

5/19/17: Guidance in EPG 751.32 Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents, EPG 751.34 Concrete Pile Cap Non-Integral End Bents, EPG 751.35.3 Dimensions, EPG 751.39 Seal Course and EPG 751.50 G7 for pile cap bent, end bent and seal course was revised to show 18 in. embedment in concrete for all piles.

EPG 236.7 Negotiation

5/12/17: The minimum offer of prompt offer of just compensation has been increased from $300 to $500.

Contract Leveling Course (CLC) and Seal Coat

5/10/17: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines as well as their respective JSP packages were updated.

EPG 137 Construction Inspection Guidance for Records to be Maintained

5/1/17: Guidance was updated to reflect that project documents are now stored in eProjects.

EPG 460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling and Test Results

4/25/17: New guidance has been provided for handling failing binder samples and for when additional testing may take place. Also, recommended penalties are provided for failing binders at the different levels.

Girder Chair Details

4/11/17: In EPG 751.11.3.6 Girder/Beam Chairs, EPG 751.22.3.10 Closed Intermediate Bent Diaphragms and EPG 751.35.3 Dimensions, girder chair details and end distances from center line of bearing to end of steel and prestressed girders were clarified.

New Corps of Engineers Regional Condition

4/10/17: EPG 750.7.3 Environmental Requirements was updated with the new Corps of Engineers Regional Condition, which affects culvert design.

Slab Drain Standard Detailing Notes

4/6/17: The slab drain notes were correlated with all the slab drain standard drawings.

EPG 127.4 Wetlands and Streams

4/5/17: Guidance for classifying streams has been added.

Temporary Rumble Strips

3/29/17: Two location notes and the color of the rumbles in the legends of Fig. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations and Fig. 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway were revised to aid designers in completing temporary traffic control plans.

eAgreements

3/27/17: EPG 153.1 The Agreement Process and EPG 235.2.3 Municipal Agreements and County Agreements were updated to reflect the current eAgreement process. In EPG 153 Agreements and Contracts, the tables were updated to provide the current contract listings.

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