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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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Right of Way Duties to Provide A-Date and Clearance on Design-Build Projects
2/8/16: New guidance was provided at EPG Acquisition Authority and Project Funding for Design-Build Projects and EPG 220.127.116.11 Design-Build Right of Way Clearance.
2/3/16: Guidance in this note pertaining to #5-H (L shaped) approach slab anchorage bars, end of slab and fill face of end bent as well as in EPG 718.104.22.168 Prestressed Girder End Bent through EPG 722.214.171.124 Skewed Bents was clarified.
1/25/16: New note, B3.34, prevents direct contact between different materials.
1/21/16: Numerous revisions were made so that this article now reflects current practice.
1/13/16: Guidance was updated to current practice pertaining to how a mobile home is determined to be real or not real property.
1/11/16: This new subarticle provides best practices for bolt up testing. Guidance will provide a better quality product and reduce conflicts on acceptance criteria.
1/5/16: This article was revised to comply with the MDNR permit. Also, Guidance on Aquatic Invasive Species Control BMPs was added.
Deadline for Submitting Proposals to the Engineering Policy Group
1/5/16: The submittal deadlines have been moved up about a week in EPG Ballot Cycles.
12/30/15: Much of this article was revised to reflect current practices and to clarify coordination with the Multimodal Railroad group.
12/30/15: This table was clarified and expanded.
12/23/15: This new guide explains TMS and assists with the various tools available when mapping.
12/17/15: Guidance was revised to align with the MoDOT/FHWA oversight and partnering agreements. Revision ensures submitted items receive appropriate approvals.
12/11/15: Several required posters and notices have been updated, including FHWA Form 1022, OSHA 3165, WH-1420 and the Unemployment Benefit Law.
12/10/15: Five of the JOC JSPs have been updated. Among the revisions, the unit costs have been fixed for 2016 and storm water compliance and new guardrail requirements have been added.
12/8/15: In a number of articles including EPG 128.10 Conceptual Study Report Approval and Submittal and EPG 131.1.3 Projects of Divisional Interest, terminology has been clarified to the current "federal involvement" (instead of "Full Oversight").
12/3/15: The latest Cost Estimate Guide for rural preliminary design is available in EPG 104.7 Estimates.
Attachments by Others to MoDOT's Drainage System
11/30/15: Guidance for connections to MoDOT's drainage, as it relates to the MS4 permit, was clarified in EPG 127.25.8.3.2 System Attachments by Others.
NOTICE Plaque (W16-18P)
11/30/15: In both EPG 903.6.59 NOTICE Plaque and EPG 903.5.36 Weight Limit Signs, guidance for the NOTICE plaque has been added for use on bridge weight limit changes as well as an option for other regulatory signs. The plaque helps to emphasize bridge postings that are being lowered.
11/25/15: The review and approval process was improved by revising when the categorical exclusion request will occur during the city "Welcome To" sign process.
11/25/15: Guidance was clarified for when full disclosure language is needed in quitclaim deeds.
NU Girder Reinforcement
11/24/15: Revised tables and images in EPG 7126.96.36.199 Precast P/S Concrete Girders and Beams and EPG 7188.8.131.52 Girder Reinforcement to accommodate possible savings using a new NU reinforcement design.
11/24/15: The proper use of flags and warning lights on signs in a work zone has been clarified. For projects consisting of nighttime only work, the use of flags is prohibited. Flashing warning lights shall only be used on signs that are post-mounted. The use of flashing warning lights on signs with portable stands is prohibited.
11/24/15: Approved industry-standard band angles allow industry to use an engineered angle when it is financially beneficial.
Route Surveying of Stream Crossings
11/18/15: EPG 184.108.40.206.7 Valley Sections was updated to more closely reflect guidance in HEC-RAS user manual. Guidance for valley sections at stream junctions was also added. In EPG 220.127.116.11.17 Multiple Structures, guidance on Major Streams was replaced with guidance for Multiple Structures (in the same floodplain).
11/19/15: Proposed revisions to engineering policy are now submitted using the Engineering Policy Revision Request Form. The proposals will be categorized by the Innovation Engineer based on several guidelines.