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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  Chester Bross Construction makes progress on the new roundabout on Rte. 412 in Kennett.
Chester Bross Construction makes progress on the new roundabout on Rte. 412 in Kennett.
  Fronabarger Conveying and Pumping Inc. employees pour concrete for the roundabout at the intersection of Rte. 61/Hope St. and Main St. in Jackson.
Fronabarger Conveying and Pumping Inc. employees pour concrete for the roundabout at the intersection of Rte. 61/Hope St. and Main St. in Jackson.
  Dignitaries make the dirt fly at the Rte. 141 Design Build project ground-breaking in Valley Park. The project will reduce congestion and increase safety by eliminating some of the Rte. 141 stop-and-go traffic.
Dignitaries make the dirt fly at the Rte. 141 Design Build project ground-breaking in Valley Park. The project will reduce congestion and increase safety by eliminating some of the Rte. 141 stop-and-go traffic.

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 July, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136, 138183 10. EPG 616, 189582
19. EPG 751.40, 141596 9. EPG 600, 223621
18. EPG 134, 141967 8. EPG 616.23, 246021
17. EPG 751.50, 152765 7. EPG 100, 274061
16. EPG 136.4, 156322 6. EPG 700, 280824
15. EPG 620.2, 160183 5. EPG 101, 288773
14. EPG 903, 167309 4. EPG 900, 307303
13. EPG 200, 171418 3. EPG 136.12, 328284
12. EPG 751.5, 172124 2. EPG 751, 370097
11. EPG 136.9, 175046 1. EPG Main Page, 2428255

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.

EPG 236.16.4 Types of Outdoor Advertising

6/10/16: Guidance was clarified for religious, service, veteran and fraternal organizations' signs.

New Typical Application

6/2/16: TA-8a, Closure of Existing Bridges or Non-Traversable Roads is now available in EPG 616.8.1 Listing of Typical Applications.

Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) and MASH Guardrail Requirements

5/31/16: EPG 606.1 Guardrail was largely re-written to incorporate new MGS, MASH and end terminal guardrail requirements as well as updating the closure of streets, roads, bridges and non-traversable roads. Related updates also impacted EPG 120.5.2 Guardrail, EPG 143.2.4 Roadside Hardware, EPG 171.11 Roadside Appurtenances, EPG Minor Routes Shouldering Project Guidelines.

EPG 751.5.9.2.7 Development and Lap Splices

5/31/16: Revisions address significant code changes for development and splicing of reinforcement from the 2015 Interim Revisions to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Additional significant revisions are in EPG 751.12.2 Safety Barrier Bridge Curbs (NJ Shape) and EPG 751.37.6.4 Transverse Reinforcement.

Performance-Based Material Inspection

5/31/16: In EPG 1040.2 Procedure, EPG 1043.2 Procedure and EPG 1044.2 Procedure, guidance for performance based material inspection was revised to be similar to that for reinforcing steel or pre-cast concrete.

EPG 903.9.13 Welcome To Signs for Cities

5/31/16: A waiver may now be provided for the Welcome To sign.

EPG 108.16.1 Project Critical Dates

5/31/16: Deleted "Open to Traffic Date", which is now deemed unnecessary.

EPG 127.25.1.1.1 Asbestos and Bridge Maintenance

5/31/16: This new guidance ensures environmental compliance with asbestos is maintained on bridges during maintenance.

EPG 127.2.11 Construction Inspection Guidance

5/31/16: Guidance was updated to show the necessary actions which should occur when human remains or significant artifacts are encountered during construction.

EPG 751.31.3.2 Column Reinforcement

5/24/16: Guidance now provides concrete column and drilled shaft/socket stirrups lap length requirements that meet AASHTO LRFD.

Zipper Merge

5/23/16: New guidance for the Zipper Merge, including info pertaining to its new JSP, is now available in EPG 616.13.6.3 Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems.

EPG 501.1.3.5.2 Testing Requirements, Structures

5/20/16: Added "for every 100 cubic yards" to harmonize with the Federal-Aid Acceptance Sampling and testing table.

Milestones

5/19/16: Info was added to this QRG about setting up administrative and road user costs Liquidated Damages.

EPG 238.3.36.3.6 Streambed Profiles

5/13/16: Guidance regarding the required length of the streambed profile, elevation intervals along that length, and location of tie station at the survey centerline was clarified.

Contract Leveling Course (CLC) and Seal Coat

5/3/16: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines as well as their respective JSP packages were updated.

Evaluation of and Compensation for Non-Contiguous Entrance Shifts

4/29/16: Guidance in both EPG 941.2 Entrance Requests Within Controlled Access Right of Way and EPG 236.5.28.3 Compensation for Changes in Access for non-contiguous entrance shifts was updated to reflect current practices.

Prequalification of Bridge Consultants

4/29/16: The prequalification of bridge consultants in EPG 134.1.3 Consultant Qualification was clarified. All bridge plans are required to be signed and sealed by a professional engineer from a firm that is prequalified for bridge work.

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