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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  Dignitaries including Gov. Nixon, MoDOT Commission Chair Gregg Smith, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna, MoDOT Chief Financial Officer Roberta Broeker and St. Louis Distr. Engineer Gregory Horn make the dirt fly in the groundbreaking for the new Rte. 47 Missouri River Bridge in Washington.
Dignitaries including Gov. Nixon, MoDOT Commission Chair Gregg Smith, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna, MoDOT Chief Financial Officer Roberta Broeker and St. Louis Distr. Engineer Gregory Horn make the dirt fly in the groundbreaking for the new Rte. 47 Missouri River Bridge in Washington.
  American Bridge crews make progress working on the new U.S. 69 bridge over the Missouri River between Riverside, MO and Kansas.
American Bridge crews make progress working on the new U.S. 69 bridge over the Missouri River between Riverside, MO and Kansas.

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 30 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 August, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136, 140546 10. EPG 616, 192064
19. EPG 751.40, 142563 9. EPG 600, 225863
18. EPG 134, 144047 8. EPG 616.23, 247990
17. EPG 751.50, 154426 7. EPG 100, 276429
16. EPG 136.4, 157171 6. EPG 700, 283734
15. EPG 620.2, 162233 5. EPG 101, 292505
14. EPG 903, 168770 4. EPG 900, 309977
13. EPG 200, 173035 3. EPG 136.12, 332241
12. EPG 751.5, 174426 2. EPG 751, 377042
11. EPG 136.9, 176551 1. EPG Main Page, 2468009

EPG 907.1 Safety Program Guidelines

8/26/16: New guidance for safety funds is now available. Also, the article was generally restructured and clarified.

EPG 127.7 Threatened and Endangered Species

8/25/16: This article was updated and clarified, including the addition of new info on migratory birds.

EPG 703.2.7 Machine Finishing

8/25/16: Guidance for the use of a vibratory screed was expanded and clarified.

EPG 401.2.3 Job Mix Formula and EPG 460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling

8/24/16: In EPG 401.2.3, contractors are allowed flexibility in the field to make bin adjustments provided the specs are satisfied. In EPG 460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling, the collection of a third pint can of binder as the retained sample is the appropriate procedure.

EPG 401.2.8 Quality Assurance

8/24/16: Guidance was revised to reflect recent updates to Sec 401. Includes revisions to the TSR verbiage, plant setting adjustments by the contractor without prior approval, average core results for acceptance and the approach to Plasticity Index.

EPG 606.1.3 Guardrail Systems

8/24/16: Incidental grading for Type A end terminals was deleted so that a separate pay item could be included for prime contractors to bid on projects.

EPG 751.40.2.4 Deck Repair and Filled Joints and EPG 751.6.1 Index of Quantities

8/24/16: Hydro Demolition updates to drawings and pay items.

EPG 643.2 Local Utility Adjustments - Public and Private

8/24/16: This article was generally updated to reflect current practice.

EPG 231.8 Bridge Width

8/24/16: Criteria for minimum bridge width was expanded to include National Bridge Inventory rating system requirements for bridge width.

EPG 751.13.6.4 Slab Details and EPG 751.13.6.5 Barrier Curb Details

8/24/16: New EPG 751.13.4 shows slab extensions at the ends of finger plate expansion devices and additional bars in extension. New guidance for barrier curb reinforcement at the ends of finger plate expansion devices in EPG 751.13.5.

Work Zone and Work Area Lighting Requirements

8/24/16: Guidance in EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616 now reflects the deletion of Pay Item 616.2010 WORK ZONE LIGHTING.

EPG 110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records

8/19/16: New guidance is available to address final plans paperwork requirements for contractors.

EPG 134.3.4 Basis of Payment

8/12/16: The different bases of payments for consultant contracts were clarified.

EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process – Standard Solicitation Method for On-Call Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts

8/12/16: Text stating that MOUs are "..for the quick delivery of small projects that are limited in scope" was removed. Also, the MOU Checklist was clarified to better align with guidance.

EPG 237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents

7/29/16: This article has been generally revised to provide current guidance for the submission of plans and supporting documents for eProjects.

EPG 236.3.4.3 Acquisition Authority and Project Funding for Design-Build Projects

7/26/16: The Design Build Project A-Date process was updated.

EPG 236.3.7.5 Distribution of Clearance Certification

7/26/16: Additional guidance has been provided on the distribution of ROW Clearance Certifications.

EPG 134.1.5 Suspension/Debarment

7/5/16: The $100,000 contract threshold was removed from the certification requirements for suspension and debarment to make guidance consistent with consultant contract language.

EPG 616.6.12 Work Zone and Higher Fines Signs and Plaques and EPG 616.12.1 WORK ZONE FINE Sign

7/1/16: PASS WITH CARE signs no longer need to have a work zone plaque mounted above them.

EPG 751.1.3.4 Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts

6/28/16: Guidance was clarified that bridge rails on single lane bridges may be used in place if the grade is not raised.

EPG 450.9 Safety Edge and EPG 550.1 Safety Edge

6/28/16: Guidance involving an outdated JSP was revised.

EPG 751.9 LFD Seismic

6/28/16: The outdated Table 751.9.2.4.1 Soil Property Correlations (which presented values to be used as rough values in absence of experimentally determined values) was removed.

Lap Length for Circular Stirrup/Tie Bars

6/22/16: Provided concrete column, drilled shaft/socket stirrups/ties and longitudinal reinforcement lap length requirements that meet AASHTO LRFD in EPG 751.31.3.2 Column and EPG 751.37.6.1 Reinforcement Design.

"Welcome To" Signs

6/17/16: Guidance for "Welcome To" signs was clarified in EPG 903.4.1 Overhead Sign Installations, EPG 903.9.13 Welcome To Signs for Cities, EPG 941.5 Request by a City to Construct a “Welcome To” Monument and EPG 241.4 Applications.

EPG 620.2.16 Stop and Yield Lines

6/15/16: Guidance for yield line triangles was clarified.

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