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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
Rte. 65, the Rebuild, will reconstruct the outside two lanes, outside shoulders and ramps between Kearney and Sunshine Sts. in Springfield. To complete the $7.9 million project by Sept. 1st, Millstone Weber crews will close Rte. 65 in segments, between interchanges, one direction at a time.
  Clarkson Construction crews on the I-435/Rte 210 Interchange Project construct a new diverging diamond interchange and will also widen I-435 to provide three continuous lanes.  The project is to be completed in 2018.
Clarkson Construction crews on the I-435/Rte 210 Interchange Project construct a new diverging diamond interchange and will also widen I-435 to provide three continuous lanes. The project is to be completed in 2018.

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 40 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 161862  10. EPG 751.5 220037
19. EPG 751.40 164972  9. EPG 600 251080
18. EPG 134 165987  8. EPG 616.23 265347
17. EPG 136.4 174599  7. EPG 100 303091
16. EPG 620.2 182685  6. EPG 700 314758
15. EPG 751.50 183748  5. EPG 900 337216
14. EPG 903 187587  4. EPG 101 349049
13. EPG 200 187935  3. EPG 136.12 369743
12. EPG 136.9 204769  2. EPG 751 439084
11. EPG 616 210832  1. EPG Main Page 2869617

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

7/25/17: Notes H2c.1.10 and H2c.1.11 were combined and revised and H2c1.38 was revised to clarify the location of the coil tie being referenced.

EPG 643.1.2 Utility Status

7/24/17: Guidance has been updated to current practice.

EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process – Standard Solicitation Method for On-Call Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts

7/11/17: DocuSign instructions have been made available in the guidance.

EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process

7/5/17: Guidance reflects the new 2017-2020 on-call consultant categories and lists.

EPG 822 Roadside Vegetation Management

7/5/17: Guidance was updated to promote and enhance pollinator habitat on right of way while addressing traveler safety and noxious weeds.

Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments

6/23/17: The updated document "Guidance for Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments" has been added to various articles including EPG 402.1.1 Plan Preparation and EPG 403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement.

Longitudinal Beam Steps

6/19/17: Guidance about reinforcement details for longitudinal beam steps was clarified in EPG 751.31.3.1 Beam Cap and EPG 751.32.4.1 Typical Pile Cap Bent.

EPG 751.22.3.15 Dowel Bars

6/16/17: Guidance was clarified for the length requirements for prestressed girder bridges' dowel bars. "Dowel rods" were re-named "dowel bars".

Guardrail Length of Need Calculator

6/16/17: This new, useful spreadsheet is now available in EPG 606.1 Guardrail.

MSE Wall Plan Responsibilities

6/15/17: Different possible cases for MSE wall excavation were added in EPG 751.6.2.17 Excavation. Division responsibilities for preparing MSE wall plans, computing excavation quantities and locations were added in EPG 747.1.6.2 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Systems.

Pavement Marking Material

6/15/17: Guidance in EPG 620 Pavement Marking, EPG 620.1 General, EPG 620.12.2.5 and EPG 1048.2.1 Durable Intersection Marking Materials has been updated to reflect newly available materials. Retroreflectivity requirements for acceptance were also updated.

Additional Asphalt Quantities for Single Lift Overlays

6/9/17: Guidance in EPG 402.1.2 Mix and Quantities and EPG 450.3 Layer Design has been expanded to provide suggested additional quantities amounts for addressing the surface irregularities of existing pavement.

Expanding Pipe Types for Pipe Pile Spacers

6/9/17: The types of pipes permitted as pipe pile spacers behind MSE walls for driving piling during bridge construction was expanded in EPG 751.24.2.1 Design.

EPG 760.4 Vertical Clearance

6/9/17: Guidance was expanded and clarified for the measurement and reporting of vertical clearance.

Redeck Standard Notes

6/8/17: Standard Notes for steel as well as pouring and finishing concrete slabs were added.

EPG 134 Engineering Professional Services

6/8/17: Guidance for eAgreement (electronic vs wet signatures) workflow changes and for incorporating more-than-Taking Care of the System planning studies was updated.

EPG 903.15.3 Heroes Way Designation Program

6/7/17: Guidance was updated to reflect the latest version of the statute concerning this sign.

EPG 103.1 Bid Opening and Award Process

6/2/17: Guidance now reflects that the Bidding and Contract Group no longer allows Permitted Combination of Projects for lettings.

Consent Decree Initial Setup

5/30/17: The number of disturbed acres when adding a project to the database, the prerequisite dates for the Inspection protocol and the "Date RE Assigned" were clarified on this QRG.

18 in. Embedment in Concrete

5/19/17: Guidance in EPG 751.32 Concrete Pile Cap Intermediate Bents, EPG 751.34 Concrete Pile Cap Non-Integral End Bents, EPG 751.35.3 Dimensions, EPG 751.39 Seal Course and EPG 751.50 G7 for pile cap bent, end bent and seal course was revised to show 18 in. embedment in concrete for all piles.

EPG 236.7 Negotiation

5/12/17: The minimum offer of prompt offer of just compensation has been increased from $300 to $500.

Contract Leveling Course (CLC) and Seal Coat

5/10/17: The Contract Leveling Course and Seal Coat guidelines as well as their respective JSP packages were updated.

EPG 137 Construction Inspection Guidance for Records to be Maintained

5/1/17: Guidance was updated to reflect that project documents are now stored in eProjects.

EPG 460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling and Test Results

4/25/17: New guidance has been provided for handling failing binder samples and for when additional testing may take place. Also, recommended penalties are provided for failing binders at the different levels.

Girder Chair Details

4/11/17: In EPG 751.11.3.6 Girder/Beam Chairs, EPG 751.22.3.10 Closed Intermediate Bent Diaphragms and EPG 751.35.3 Dimensions, girder chair details and end distances from center line of bearing to end of steel and prestressed girders were clarified.

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