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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
   Sr. Maintc. Worker Chris Plaster (left) and Maintc. Worker Austin Davis of the Regional Bridge Crew help repair the Rte. 160 bridge west of Lamar. Because of deterioration, a 20-ton load limit was posted for the bridge in July. Once repairs are complete, the plan is to raise the load limit by Labor Day.
Sr. Maintc. Worker Chris Plaster (left) and Maintc. Worker Austin Davis of the Regional Bridge Crew help repair the Rte. 160 bridge west of Lamar. Because of deterioration, a 20-ton load limit was posted for the bridge in July. Once repairs are complete, the plan is to raise the load limit by Labor Day.
   Don Schnieders Excavating Company employees are in the process of replacing the Indian Camp Cr. Bridge on Warren County Rte. J.
Don Schnieders Excavating Company employees are in the process of replacing the Indian Camp Cr. Bridge on Warren County Rte. J.
   The contractor is making great progress on Rte. 51’s bridge over Little Whitewater Cr. near Patton in Bollinger County.
The contractor is making great progress on Rte. 51’s bridge over Little Whitewater Cr. near Patton in Bollinger County.

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.

   Crews temporarily closed the northbound I-635 off ramp, Horizons Parkway and Argosy Casino Parkway for the delivery of these massive girders.  These girders are 6.5 ft. tall and up to 168 ft. long, were fabricated in Kansas City, KS and will be shipped via tractor trailer. These girders will be the first to be set for the new U.S. 69 Highway Bridge over the Missouri River. The new structure will include multiple lanes and bike/pedestrian access and will be open to traffic in December 2016.
Crews temporarily closed the northbound I-635 off ramp, Horizons Parkway and Argosy Casino Parkway for the delivery of these massive girders. These girders are 6.5 ft. tall and up to 168 ft. long, were fabricated in Kansas City, KS and will be shipped via tractor trailer. These girders will be the first to be set for the new U.S. 69 Highway Bridge over the Missouri River. The new structure will include multiple lanes and bike/pedestrian access and will be open to traffic in December 2016.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late August, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 903.6, 119573 10. EPG 616, 169009
19. EPG 134, 122392 9. EPG 600, 202723
18. EPG 751.50, 124507 8. EPG 616.23, 216355
17. EPG 136.4, 129735 7. EPG 101, 232959
16. EPG 751.40, 129945 6. EPG 100, 250186
15. EPG 751.5, 136630 5. EPG 136.12, 256236
14. EPG 620.2, 139250 4. EPG 700, 257794
13. EPG 136.9, 147146 3. EPG 900, 279373
12. EPG 903, 150895 2. EPG 751, 326714
11. EPG 200, 158493 1. EPG Main Page, 2076674

Alternate Paving Minimal Thickness

8/27/15: Guidance was clarified to indicate the minimal thickness of pavement must be 7" for a Life Cycle Cost Adjustment to be applied.

EPG 129.4 Coordination with other Agencies

8/25/15: Guidance was clarified about the list of agencies with whom to coordinate the environmental process.

EPG 105.15 Acceptance

8/25/15: Guidance about contractor's surety has been clarified since contractor surety has not been necessary for some time.

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE) Fact Sheet

8/24/15: This helpful document is available at EPG 127.29.5 MCM 3: Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination.

EPG 550.1 Safety EdgeSM

8/19/15: This new subarticle updates EPG guidance to current practice for concrete design.

EPG 806.7.6 Pollution, Erosion and Sediment Control Basis of Payment

8/17/15: To maintain compliance with the Consent Decree's requirements, erosion control change order guidance has been provided.

Erosion Control Change Orders

8/11/15: Guidance was updated in EPG 109.12 Change Orders because the EPA is now mandating the Stormwater Compliance and Environmental Specialist be able to execute change orders up to $100,000 for erosion control items.

ET-Plus Policy

8/7/15: In EPG 606.1.3.1 3R/4R Projects, guidance now requires ET-Plus end treatment devices to be replaced during construction or repair, including anytime existing adjacent guardrail is raised or the end treatment modified.

Concrete Coring

8/6/15: In several locations in EPG 751 LRFD Bridge Design Guidelines, references to concrete coring of drilled shafts were removed because it is no longer specified on a set of bridge plans for integrity testing of drilled shafts. During construction, concrete coring may still be called for by the engineer when there is a dispute with the sonic logging testing.

Geometric Layout of a Diamond Interchange

7/31/15: In EPG 234.2.1.1 Ramp and Preliminary Plan Criteria, the 700 ft. dimension between ramp termini previously shown in this diagram was revised to 800 ft. to reflect recent USDOT/FHWA guidance.

EPG 236.3.7.5 Distribution of Clearance Certification

7/24/15: Guidance has been provided for loading documents into RWPA.

Work Zone Questions for the Core Team

7/23/15: This new list has been produced to aid PMs and the core team to develop the WZ JSP and to identify early on the WZ impacts. It is available in EPG 616.14.3.2.4 Project Core Team.

PCC and Superpave Smoothness

7/22/15: Guidance about PCC and Superpave concerning smoothness in EPG 403.1.17 Quality Control, EPG 403.1.21 Basis of Payment and EPG 502.1.8 Surface Test was revised to comply with Sec 610. 

Engineering Policy Group Ballot Cycles

7/17/15: The ballot cycle dates have been updated.

New RW Form

7/15/15: The new Property Owner Opinion Survey will help property owners show how MoDOT representatives performed their job of acquiring property rights and, perhaps, indicate possible future improvements.

Fatal Crash Reviews

7/15/15: Fatal crash reviews are now an optional regional council process. EPG 907.6 Fatal Crash Reviews has been removed.

Composite Design for Steel Superstructures

7/9/15: In EPG 751.10.2.1 Precast Prestressed Concrete Panel Forms - Design and especially in EPG 751.14.4 Composite Design, guidance and details about making steel girders and beams composite were added.

Construction Inspection Guidance for Temporary Stream Crossings

7/9/15: Guidance was updated to bring it into compliance with Sec 303.2.

Pavement Marking Guidelines

7/8/15: The types of paint available to contractors has been clarified in this table. A diagram, "Pavement Marking Material Decision Tree for Design Projects", was also added.

EPG 109.12 Change Orders

7/7/15: Under MoDOT's agreement with FHWA, Level 2 change orders will also be sent to FHWA for review. 

Custody of QA Cores

7/1/15: In EPG 403.1.19 Acceptance of Material and EPG 502.2 Material Inspection, guidance has been updated to show that tamper-proof bags will be used when the MoDOT project inspector could not maintain full-time possession.

EPG 143.2 Practical Design Concepts to Consider

6/30/15: This new guidance leads designers to consider typical items during project design to produce a practical application of radical cost control.

EPG 106.3.2.86 TM-86 Preparation of Samples for Surface Sealer Wet Track Abrasion

6/30/15: This is a new MoDOT Test Method.

Seal Coats and Contracting Level Coats

6/26/15: The CLC and Seal Coat guidelines and JSP packages were updated. Guidance in EPG 409.1 Design now provides contractor flexibility and increases the potential usage of seal coats.

Guardrail Height

6/25/15: Guardrail adjustment height requirements has been clarified. The minimum height after adjusting/replacing blocks is 27 ¾ inches.

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