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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
   District Bridge Engineer Dave O’Connor reviews a form used to record his inspection of one of many culverts in Hickory County.
District Bridge Engineer Dave O’Connor reviews a form used to record his inspection of one of many culverts in Hickory County.
   Emery Sapp & Sons employees install girders on the northbound half of the new Crossroads Interchange bridge over I-44/I-49 near ‎Joplin. Traffic is now moving in both directions in all lanes.
Emery Sapp & Sons employees install girders on the northbound half of the new Crossroads Interchange bridge over I-44/I-49 near ‎Joplin. Traffic is now moving in both directions in all lanes.
An excavator equipped with a demolition claw eats up chunks of I-35 concrete over Poe St in Claycomo, MO for a bridge widening and pavement replacement project.

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.

  The piling for the new Rte. 62/53 bridge in Campbell is finished. The contractor is currently excavating for the MSE Wall that will support the fills at the bridge ends. This bridge spans the Union Pacific railroad and will reopen Aug. 1.
The piling for the new Rte. 62/53 bridge in Campbell is finished. The contractor is currently excavating for the MSE Wall that will support the fills at the bridge ends. This bridge spans the Union Pacific railroad and will reopen Aug. 1.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late June, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 751.50, 116451 10. EPG 616, 164536
19. EPG 903.6, 117223 9. EPG 600, 198950
18. EPG 134, 120211 8. EPG 616.23, 211061
17. EPG 751.40, 120979 7. EPG 101, 226291
16. EPG 136.4, 126863 6. EPG 136.12, 242490
15. EPG 751.5, 131846 5. EPG 100, 244976
14. EPG 620.2, 134300 4. EPG 700, 253710
13. EPG 136.9, 135832 3. EPG 900, 274954
12. EPG 903, 148394 2. EPG 751, 319120
11. EPG 200, 154963 1. EPG Main Page, 2006705

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.

Bridge Approach Slab

6/22/15: In EPG 503 Bridge Approach Slabs, EPG 611.1.1 Design, EPG 748.7 Bridge Deck and Bridge End Drainage, EPG 751.1 Preliminary Design and EPG 806 Bridge End Drainage, two new designs of bridge approach slabs were implemented. The new designs reduce construction costs while maintaining current performance. Significant clarifications and drawing maintenance are also included in this change.

EPG 751.22.3.13 Intermediate Diaphragms

6/22/15: Guidance has been brought into compliance with the standard drawings.

EPG 152 Contactor Bonding Responsibilities

6/19/15: This new article provides guidance about bid, performance and payment bonds and how surety companies are involved with these bonds on road and bridge contracts.

J. MSE Wall Notes (Notes for Bridge Standard Drawings)

6/17/15: These general notes were revised to clarify wedge requirements for the area behind soil reinforced zone. Also, design options were given to designers to achieve more economical results.

EPG 749 Hydrologic Analysis

6/16/15: Guidance for USGS Regression Equations and IDF Curves has been updated in numerous locations in this article. A procedure for determining stream flows at confluences was also added.

Adjusting Low Guardrail

6/16/15: This new guidance reflects the innovation challenge- and VECP-submitted practice of raising wooden blocks as a method of adjusting guardrail height.

Box Culvert Concrete Type

6/12/15: In EPG 750.7.4.6 Concrete Type, guidance has been added for the updated Class B-1 Concrete pay item.

Off-Systems Guide Schedule for Federal-Aid Acceptance Sampling and Testing (FAST)

6/12/15: This table has been updated with the latest information.

EPG 907.3 Travel Safe Zones

6/11/15: This article was clarified and expanded, including a step-by-step description of the Travel Safe Zone process, was added to better explain where and why TSZs are needed.

Concrete Bridge Deck Sealers

6/10/15: Several EPG 771 Bridge Preventative Maintenance Guidelines articles have been removed or revised. The new listing for the concrete bridge deck sealer articles is available at EPG 771.15 Concrete Bridge Deck Sealer Selection Matrix.

EPG 131.2.2.1 Requests for use of a Proprietary Item

6/9/15: The submittal process has been updated.

Mechanical Bar Splice Samples

6/9/15: In EPG 1036.2.1.1 Reinforcing Steel, Dowel Bars, Mechanical Bar Splices and Cold Drawn Wire, new guidance for sampling mechanical bar splices was added so that the guidance now matches current practice.

EPG 236.16.12.1 Digital Upgrade Request

5/29/15: In the digital sign upgrade process, upon receiving a written upgrade request from the permit owner, the trait “COS DIGITAL REQUEST” should now be updated to “YES” and the written upgrade request attached in TMS.

Pre-Acceptance Lists and Summary of Materials Inspected

5/28/15: PAL guidance in EPG 106.12.1.2 District Responsibility was clarified to allow districts to review PAL facilities on a quarterly basis. In EPG 106.21.1.1 Summary Packet of Materials Inspected, guidance was clarified to make the Summary of Concrete Component Testing portion of the summary report optional.

EPG 108.1 Subletting of Contract

5/27/15: Guidance for the contract subletting was clarified and the approval process was streamlined. Guidance on how to handle second tier subcontracting was added. The requirement for subcontract requests to be digitally signed and submitted electronically will be phased in.

Updated QRGs

5/15/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, Change Order Codes and Change Orders – Value Engineering were updated.

Commercially Useful Function (CUF) Determination Form

5/15/15: In EPG 146 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), the latest version of the CUF Determination Form has been provided.

New QRG

5/14/15: How to Use Cognos Reports is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.

Non-Profit and Governmental Indirect Cost Rate Requirements

5/14/15: Guidance has been added to EPG 134.1.3 Consultant Qualification to accommodate 2CFR 200’s requirements for both non-profit and governmental organizations.

Updating Box Culverts to LRFD Design

5/13/15: In EPG 750.2.11, added guidance that flow line elevations may be below natural stream bottom. In EPG 750.7.4.1 and EPG 751.8.1, updated Reference Guide SBC. In EPG 751.8.3.2 and EPG 751.8.3.3: clarified that the E1 bar mark is used in the toe walls both up- and downstream, clarified that J6 bars are used in flared wings in lieu of J1 bars, and added bending diagrams for R1 and R2 bars. In EPG 751.50, revised Notes A1.2 and A2.10.

EPG 643 Utility Procedures

5/12/15: Three of the EPG 643 articles were generally updated. EPG 643.1 Utilities - Status and Liability Acceptance also updated info on "no utility impact" projects and removed detail of liability acceptance. In EPG 643.2 Local Utility Adjustments - Public and Private, guidance for Change Orders was updated. EPG 643.3 Policy, Standards and Regulations was organized to better reflect the CSR. Online permitting info was added and some of the bridge attachment info. was updated.

Change Order Codes

5/12/15: This QRG was clarified in both EPG 101 Standard Forms and EPG 109 Measurement and Payment to to better describe the reasons code should be used in any situation.

MoDOT Work Zone Impact Analysis Spreadsheet with HCM 2010 Program

5/11/15: This spreadsheet has been updated in EPG 616.13 Work Zone Capacity, Queue and Travel Delay.

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