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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  Crews remove the Poplar Street Bridge (PSB) ramp from the depressed lanes to the eastbound PSB.  The foundations for the new ramp are taking shape in downtown St. Louis.
Crews remove the Poplar Street Bridge (PSB) ramp from the depressed lanes to the eastbound PSB. The foundations for the new ramp are taking shape in downtown St. Louis.
  The existing Fairfax Bridge (U.S. 69 bridges over the Missouri River at Riverside) end trusses have been demolished after two blast events. American Bridge Co. crews first blasted the south end of the bridge, then the north end truss was brought down. Crews are now working to remove the river span. Construction to replace the old bridges will begin this fall and the new bridge will be open to traffic in December 2016.
The existing Fairfax Bridge (U.S. 69 bridges over the Missouri River at Riverside) end trusses have been demolished after two blast events. American Bridge Co. crews first blasted the south end of the bridge, then the north end truss was brought down. Crews are now working to remove the river span. Construction to replace the old bridges will begin this fall and the new bridge will be open to traffic in December 2016.
  Director Dave Nichols shows commissioners a Saline County I-70 core sample from 2011 to illustrate the interstate’s significant deterioration. He described “Missouri’s 325 System” that will focus MoDOT’s expected 2017 construction budget of only $325 million onto 8,000 miles of primary roads.  The expected small income is sufficient to only keep the primary roads in the good condition they are currently in with maintenance and rehabilitation work such as overlays and bridge replacements.
Director Dave Nichols shows commissioners a Saline County I-70 core sample from 2011 to illustrate the interstate’s significant deterioration. He described “Missouri’s 325 System” that will focus MoDOT’s expected 2017 construction budget of only $325 million onto 8,000 miles of primary roads. The expected small income is sufficient to only keep the primary roads in the good condition they are currently in with maintenance and rehabilitation work such as overlays and bridge replacements.

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 Craig Hargus (left), Inter. Maintc. Worker Scott Oliver (center) and Seasonal Maintc. Worker Kory Noe of the Regional Bridge Crew rebuild a bridge wall after a multi-vehicle crash on an I-49 bridge south of Lamar.
Maintc. Worker Craig Hargus (left), Inter. Maintc. Worker Scott Oliver (center) and Seasonal Maintc. Worker Kory Noe of the Regional Bridge Crew rebuild a bridge wall after a multi-vehicle crash on an I-49 bridge south of Lamar.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late January, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 751.50, 105206 10. EPG 616, 155762
19. EPG 903.6, 110379 9. EPG 600, 189011
18. EPG 134, 114308 8. EPG 616.23, 195360
17. EPG 136.4, 115825 7. EPG 101, 198433
16. EPG 751.40, 116466 6. EPG 136.12, 205971
15. EPG 751.5, 117278 5. EPG 100, 233972
14. EPG 620.2, 123516 4. EPG 700, 242547
13. EPG 136.9, 126593 3. EPG 900, 261733
12. EPG 903, 139655 2. EPG 751, 301495
11. EPG 200, 149237 1. EPG Main Page, 1833136

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.

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.

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