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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  On the depressed section of I-44, KCI Construction continues work that will ultimately lead to the Park Over the Highway project near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
On the depressed section of I-44, KCI Construction continues work that will ultimately lead to the Park Over the Highway project near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
  Director Dave Nichols, Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger and the Commission present the final Commission-approved list of Amendment 7 projects. On Aug. 5th, Missouri voters will decide whether we build these projects.
Director Dave Nichols, Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger and the Commission present the final Commission-approved list of Amendment 7 projects. On Aug. 5th, Missouri voters will decide whether we build these projects.
   Sr. Maintc. Worker Chris West performs a scheduled replacement of a culvert on Rte. O in Lafayette County. It takes about 4-6 hours to complete this type of job using 3-4 workers.
Sr. Maintc. Worker Chris West performs a scheduled replacement of a culvert on Rte. O in Lafayette County. It takes about 4-6 hours to complete this type of job using 3-4 workers.
   Crews perform asphalt pavement repair work on Rte. Y highway on the Saline/Lafayette county line.
Crews perform asphalt pavement repair work on Rte. Y highway on the Saline/Lafayette county line.

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.

   Paving is starting on Rte. 364/Page Ave. Phase 3. Crews are working on the stretch from Rte. K to I-64.
Paving is starting on Rte. 364/Page Ave. Phase 3. Crews are working on the stretch from Rte. K to I-64.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late July, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 751.5, 98695 10. EPG 616, 144864
19. EPG 400, 99385 9. EPG 101, 170065
18. EPG 903.6, 100461 8. EPG 136.12, 177358
17. EPG 134, 104289 7. EPG 600, 177900
16. EPG 136.4, 106253 6. EPG 616.23, 178273
15. EPG 751.40, 110279 5. EPG 100, 218692
14. EPG 136.9, 110481 4. EPG 700, 225642
13. EPG 620.2, 112323 3. EPG 900, 244578
12. EPG 903, 124631 2. EPG 751, 273439
11. EPG 200, 141997 1. EPG Main Page, 1639523

Design Exception Process

7/21/14: In EPG 131.1.5.1 Safety Related Features, AASHTO's Highway Safety Manual analysis has been clarified.

Standard Detailing Note B3.33

7/21/14: In EPG 751.50, Note B3.33 was added stating the maximum actual weight of corrugated steel stay in place forms used for girder loading. The weight of stay in place corrugated forms was not included on plans before, but since the depth of these forms is to be designed by manufacturer, the assumed weight of these forms for girder loading is given as a limit.

EPG 236.3.7.3 Contents of Clearance Certification

7/16/14: The copy of the estimate captioned "Acquisition Complete" is no longer to be attached to the certification when the project is certified clear.

FY 2015 Contract Level Course and Seal Coat Projects

7/14/14: Updated guidance for FY 2015 Contract Level Course and Seal Coat projects is now available in EPG 409 Seal Coat and EPG 402 Bituminous Surface Leveling. Each district will need to submit a list of their FY15 Contract Level Course and Seal Coat projects to allow statewide review of the groupings. Also, the PS&E submittal date will be pushed back to July 21, 2014 for the Contract Level Course and Seal Coat projects in the September 19, 2014 bid opening, to allow for revisions to be incorporated.

Mechanical Bar Splices

7/10/16: In EPG 751.5.11.1, new guidance specifies the need for additional mechanical bar splices when required in the approach slabs because of stage construction. Also, new Standard Detailing Notes, A3.6 and B1.9.7 were added and C.3 Mechanical Bar Splices was deleted.

ROW Leases and Airspace License Agreements

7/8/14: Guidance has been clarified and figures updated in EPG 236.5.25.6 Security Assessment for Leased Areas Over or Under Highway Structures.

Updated QRGs

7/8/14: Two QRGs, Digital Signature for Adobe Pro 10 (Contractors) and Digital Signature for Adobe Pro 10 (MoDOT), have been updated in EPG 101 Standard Forms.

Contractor Performance Evaluation

7/2/14: EPG 102.2 Contractor Performance Rating System now presents the latest version of the Contractor Performance Evaluation Example Form.

PPE Posters

7/2/14: New PPE requirements are in effect for all MoDOT workers on MoDOT right of way with slightly different requirements for daytime workers, daytime flaggers, nighttime workers and nighttime flaggers. The most significant change is for nighttime flaggers (who shall wear highly visible and reflective hard hats). Contractors are also being held to the same standards as MoDOT employees.

EPG 104.13.2 Value Engineering Proposals, Concept Proposal

7/1/14: Guidance has been expanded to clarify for the resident engineers and any contractors of the minimum expectations for VECP and PDVECP submittal information.

Contractor's Affidavit Regarding Settlement of Claims (C-242)

7/1/14: New guidance has been provided, reflecting existing C-242 practice, that answers what the RE should do when contacted by suppliers or subcontractors claiming they have not been paid by the prime contractor.

New Request for Environmental Services (RES) Form

6/30/14: The new RES Form and the associated instructions for the RES Form are now available.

EPG 127.29 Storm Water

6/26/14: This article has been expanded to clarify existing policy.

EPG 110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records, Owner-Operator

6/25/14: Guidance was clarified about what is required before an RE can approve this owner-operator arrangement.

EPG 703.2.8 Concrete Placement

6/23/14: Guidance about pouring backwalls and the associated construction joints conforming with the roadway crown was clarified.

EPG 703.2.9 Curing

6/23/14: Additional guidance about laying sprinkler hoses and sprayers before the concrete on bridge decks has properly set has been provided.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, H. Superstructure Notes

6/20/14: In H10. Barrier Curbs and H11. Miscellaneous, the rustication requirements were removed and outdated or incorrect guidance on permissible alternate barrier curb reinforcing shapes were revised.

EPG 748.7.3 Preparation of Bridge Survey Report

6/17/14: The requirement for districts to calculate drainage area for bridge surveys was removed in EPG 748.7.3.1 Procedure. Also EPG 748.7.3.9.4 GEO File (Stream Crossings) was added.

EPG 110.3.1 Wage Interviews

6/17/14: The wage rate interview requirements were clarified to meet federal constraints. The primary change combines all the frequency rates into one rate (except for JOCs, which are being added). 

Bridge Survey Information

6/17/14: EPG 238.3.37.10 Centerline and Offset Profiles, EPG 238.3.37.11 Streambed Profiles, EPG 238.3.37.12 Valley Sections, EPG 238.3.37.13 Typical Channel Sections and EPG 238.3.37.14 Existing Bridges were updated to match survey needs for geo files.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

6/16/14: Additional guidance has been provided for both A1.2 and H1.3 standard detailing notes.

Updated QRG

6/16/14: Subcontracts has been updated in EPG 101 Standard Forms.

New article, EPG 150 Quality Management

6/13/14: EPG 105.23 Quality Management was updated and moved to EPG 150 Quality Management. This new article establishes file organization for Quality Management projects and increases efficiencies for users searching for files. New EPG 137.7 Close Out Procedure for Quality Management supports the new EPG 150 guidance.

EPG 748 Hydraulics and Drainage

6/11/14: Various changes to EPG 748 articles include:
EPG 748.2 Roadway Design Criteria was reorganized and re-titled for greater clarity. Terminology was clarified.
EPG 748.3 Freeboard was re-titled and reorganized article for clarity. Provided definitions and guidance to determine limits of freeboard for bridges on steep grades or vertical curve.
in EPG 748.4 Headwater and Backwater, the maximum headwater depth is now to be based on a ratio of the headwaters to the diameter of the culvert;
in EPG 748.5 Matching Existing Structures environmental requirements for culverts were added. Clarified that hydraulic performance is not actually matched in most cases, but is used as the design criteria for the new structure; and
EPG 748.6 High Water Surface Elevation was re-titled and definitions were added.

EPG Category:750 Hydraulic Analysis

6/11/14: Various changes to EPG 750 articles include:
in EPG 750.1 Open Channels, updated channel liner info to match new edition of HEC-15;
in EPG 750.2 Culverts, added hydraulic analysis criteria and updated culvert entrance loss table per FHWA HDS-5;
in EPG 750.3 Bridges, updated “Roadway Overtopping Design” to “Roadway Design Frequency” to match changes in EPG 748.2 and added definition for existing conditions;
EPG 750.4 Storm Sewers was updated to correspond to latest edition of HEC-22;
EPG 750.6 Erosion Control and Energy Dissipation was updated to correspond to latest edition of HEC-15; and
guidance in EPG 750.7 Non-Hydraulic Considerations was updated to reflect std plans changes, new table for standard box culvert sizes, new guardrail criteria based on bridge std library sheets and TRB Paper No. 03-4421, also guidance updated to correspond with HDS-5 and added environmental requirements info.  

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