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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.
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The Professional Land Surveyor's Signature and Seal on Legal Descriptions
8/21/14: Guidance for the PLS signature and seal was clarified in EPG 238.2.17 Professional Land Surveyor Review as well as EPG 184.108.40.206 Methods of Legally Describing the Fee or Portion Thereof.
8/20/14: This program is now presented in EPG 751.8 LRFD Concrete Box Culverts.
8/18/14: Guidance for the minimum fill over box culverts under roadway has been added.
8/13/14: General Service Signs have been discontinued. They shall be left in place until they reach the end of their service life.
8/13/14: In EPG 806.8 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), the Land Disturbance Training 2014, a summarized refresher presentation, was updated. Also, a video, Land Disturbance Tablet Training 2014, is now available for ipad and tablet users.
8/12/14: Guidance has been added for minimum fill heights over box culverts. Also, guidance for minimum fill heights over pipes was updated.
Standard Detailing Notes
8/8/14: Note A1.1 was updated for LRFD Seismic Design.
8/8/14: Guidance and flood data tables were updated to be consistent with practical design.
8/7/14: MoDOT and MDNR have agreed to a sixth precaution involving dispersal of diamond grinding residue.
8/6/14: A fourth method is now available to release temporary easements or retention clauses.
8/5/14: A new paragraph at the bottom of Maintenance Responsibility clarifies existing policy. Guidance in EPG 642.1.1 Sidewalk Location and Width was revised to reflect the 4 ft. minimum width allowed after approval through the Design Exception process.
EPG 902.15 Designing a Traffic Signal
8/1/14: The Signal Design Worksheets spreadsheet is now available.
Standard Detailing Note
7/29/14: The new note, A5.6, will be used for all concrete superstructures where precast panels are used.
7/29/14: This revison reflects the decision to move sign truss inspection responsibility to Bridge. There is no approved inspection frequency at this time.
7/25/14: The extent of cut compaction has been extended to include unclassified material areas that fit the description of Class A material.
Design Exception Process
7/21/14: In EPG 220.127.116.11 Safety Related Features, AASHTO's Highway Safety Manual analysis has been clarified.
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.
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.
7/10/16: In EPG 718.104.22.168, 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 22.214.171.124 Security Assessment for Leased Areas Over or Under Highway Structures.
Contractor Performance Evaluation
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.