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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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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.
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.
10/16/14: Verbiage about Hourly Rates was removed since they no longer apply to On-Call contracts.
10/16/14: Guidance was added about subcontractors signing the prevailing wage affidavit.
10/15/14: Additional guidance for existing practices is now available for this article, especially a Procurement Document Writing Guide.
10/15/14: Since the MO Dept. of Labor certified payroll form is no longer used by MoDOT, a sentence referencing it was removed.
10/1/14: Two new notes, H3.24 and H3.31, are now available for use on plan sheets.
9/24/14: Guidance about the Commission's project design approval for Design-Build projects was clarified.
9/23/14: The Maintenance Activity Planning Guidelines have been revised to accommodate changes in MoDOT operations and to provide consistency among districts.
9/23/14: In recent years, there have been a number of changes in best management practices to comply with the Clean Water Act. Regulatory agencies have also greatly increased their level of scrutiny in this area. This article was generally revised to allow MoDOT to remain good stewards of the environment by providing guidance on the proper methods and equipment with which to prevent storm water pollution.
9/23/14: Seal coat projects have been bid by combining asphalt emulsion and aggregate pay items. This article was revised to provide guidance for seal coat application types and to establish separate pay items for emulsion and aggregate.
Utility Agreement Maximum
9/23/14: In EPG 618.104.22.168 Lump Sum Estimates and EPG 622.214.171.124.3 Types of Cost Estimates for Agreements, the limit was raised on lump sum agreements for utilities, eliminating need for keeping and auditing detailed cost records. Lump sum agreements are now to be submitted with a clearly defined scope and cost estimate.
9/23/14: This new table allows a pavement thickness determination that should offset cost of early maintenance repairs.
VECP/PDVECP Approval/Rejection Process
9/23/14: The VECP/PDVECP had an evaluation process but provided no recourse for contractor if submittal is rejected. EPG 104.13.2 Value Engineering Proposal Support was added so that a request can be submitted to Construction & Materials.
9/11/14: General guidance was recently added about the assessment of an impact fee to fund future maintenance and operation of system expansion projects completely funded by other entities. The info is located in a yellow box at the top of EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
9/9/14: Guidance in EPG 616.4.3 Worker Safety Considerations, EPG 616.5.2 High-Visibility Safety Apparel, EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616 and EPG 616.20 Flagger Training was brought into line with current PPE requirements.
9/8/14: Guidance was updated to reflect the new Online Evaluation of the consultant’s performance.
9/5/14: This new article outlines the process to create or modify administrative rules. It especially applies to divisional leaders and is based upon new Missouri legislation.
Pilot Vehicle Brochure
9/3/14: In EPG 6126.96.36.199 Pilot Vehicle information about the Pilot Vehicle brochure has been added.
9/2/14: Existing policy was clarified as well as the District Hazardous Material Coordinator info was updated.
8/29/14: Guidance about the considerations for guardrails in 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R work was clarified.
8/29/14: Guidance was added to clarify why CSL pipes must be filled with water and plugger or capped, as required by Sec 701.4.17.2.1.
8/29/14: This new subarticle further clarifies and gives additional info for this topic. As a result of this new info, the wording used in Master Reimbursable Utility Agreements (MRUA) has been slightly revised to reference Engineering Policy Guide 6188.8.131.52 (instead of 6184.108.40.206).
"Phased" Section 106 Process
8/28/14: EPG 135.2 The Section 106 Process for MoDOT Projects was revised to reflect a new agreement with FHWA and others allowing MoDOT to use a “phased” approach to achieve Section 106 compliance.