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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
    Rangeline St. near the I-70 bridge project in Columbia will be reduced to one lane each direction for 30 days beginning Feb. 8 so that the contractor, Emery Sapp and Sons, can install new drainage systems. The $18 million design-build project is running slightly ahead of schedule and is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 1, 2016. For more information and to sign up to receive weekly e-mail updates on the project, visit www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges.
Rangeline St. near the I-70 bridge project in Columbia will be reduced to one lane each direction for 30 days beginning Feb. 8 so that the contractor, Emery Sapp and Sons, can install new drainage systems. The $18 million design-build project is running slightly ahead of schedule and is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 1, 2016. For more information and to sign up to receive weekly e-mail updates on the project, visit www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges.
    New girders are delivered for the new U.S. 69 bridge over the Missouri River at Riverside, MO.  The new bridge will be open to traffic in December.
New girders are delivered for the new U.S. 69 bridge over the Missouri River at Riverside, MO. The new bridge will be open to traffic in December.

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 mid-February, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136, 128119 10. EPG 616, 176548
19. EPG 134, 129701 9. EPG 600, 211509
18. EPG 751.40, 134475 8. EPG 616.23, 230479
17. EPG 751.50, 139396 7. EPG 101, 260449
16. EPG 136.4, 145687 6. EPG 100, 261319
15. EPG 620.2, 148696 5. EPG 700, 268753
14. EPG 751.5, 151965 4. EPG 900, 294033
13. EPG 903, 159308 3. EPG 136.12, 296133
12. EPG 136.9, 163233 2. EPG 751, 346312
11. EPG 200, 165285 1. EPG Main Page, 2253789

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 236.3.7.8 Design-Build Right of Way Clearance.

Standard Detailing Note for Integral End Bents

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 751.35.3.3 Prestressed Girder End Bent through EPG 751.35.4.4 Skewed Bents was clarified.

New Standard Detailing Note

1/25/16: New note, B3.34, prevents direct contact between different materials.

EPG 236.5 Property Management

1/21/16: Numerous revisions were made so that this article now reflects current practice.

Appraisal Considerations for Manufactured Homes

1/13/16: Guidance was updated to current practice pertaining to how a mobile home is determined to be real or not real property.

EPG 712.1.5.3 Rotational-Capacity Testing and Installation of A325 Type 3 High Strength Bolts

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.

EPG 771.2 Bridge Cleaning and Flushing

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.

EPG 643.4 Railroads

12/30/15: Much of this article was revised to reflect current practices and to clarify coordination with the Multimodal Railroad group.

Potential Storm Water Controls Table

12/30/15: This table was clarified and expanded.

TMS Maps User Guide

12/23/15: This new guide explains TMS and assists with the various tools available when mapping.

EPG 131.2 Proprietary Items and Public Interest Findings

12/17/15: Guidance was revised to align with the MoDOT/FHWA oversight and partnering agreements. Revision ensures submitted items receive appropriate approvals.

Required Notices and Posters

12/11/15: Several required posters and notices have been updated, including FHWA Form 1022, OSHA 3165, WH-1420 and the Unemployment Benefit Law.

Job Order Contracting (JOC)

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.

Federal Involvement

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").

Cost Estimate Guide

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.

EPG 941.5 Request by a City to Construct a “WELCOME TO” Monument

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.

When the Commission holds less than fee simple interest in property

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 751.5.4.1 Precast P/S Concrete Girders and Beams and EPG 751.22.3.6 Girder Reinforcement to accommodate possible savings using a new NU reinforcement design.

EPG 616.6.2.2 Flags, Advance Warning Rail System and Warning Lights on Signs

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.

Band Angles

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 238.3.36.3.7 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 238.3.36.3.17 Multiple Structures, guidance on Major Streams was replaced with guidance for Multiple Structures (in the same floodplain).

How EPG Guidance is Revised

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.

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