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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  (Rt. to left) Mntc. Worker Darren Freidank (top), Sr. Mntc. Worker Tim Inman, Mntc. Worker Jesse Ewert and Sr. Mntc. Worker John Moore (finishing the concrete) work on U.S. 36 in Hannibal at the Country Club overpass.  Nearby is Mntc. Supervisor Kirk Youngblood while Mntc. Worker Mike Evans is in the auger truck.
(Rt. to left) Mntc. Worker Darren Freidank (top), Sr. Mntc. Worker Tim Inman, Mntc. Worker Jesse Ewert and Sr. Mntc. Worker John Moore (finishing the concrete) work on U.S. 36 in Hannibal at the Country Club overpass. Nearby is Mntc. Supervisor Kirk Youngblood while Mntc. Worker Mike Evans is in the auger truck.
 To all those in the armed forces who gave their tomorrows so we can enjoy freedom today.
To all those in the armed forces who gave their tomorrows so we can enjoy freedom today.
Emery Sapp & Sons employees use high-tension steel rods, hydraulic jacks and 15 bottles of dish detergent to slide the new 800,000-pound westbound I-70 bridge into place over Garth Ave. in Columbia. This is the second time this technique has been used in Missouri.
    Saffo Contractors employees perform prep work for maintenance of the Missouri River Bridge at Jefferson City.  For about 4 months, the westbound bridge will be closed for painting and repairs.
Saffo Contractors employees perform prep work for maintenance of the Missouri River Bridge at Jefferson City. For about 4 months, the westbound bridge will be closed for painting and repairs.

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 May, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136, 134693 10. EPG 616, 185974
19. EPG 751.40, 137003 9. EPG 600, 219155
18. EPG 134, 138404 8. EPG 616.23, 242612
17. EPG 751.50, 147092 7. EPG 100, 270553
16. EPG 136.4, 153192 6. EPG 700, 276597
15. EPG 620.2, 155908 5. EPG 101, 280346
14. EPG 903, 163649 4. EPG 900, 301778
13. EPG 751.5, 164119 3. EPG 136.12, 320741
12. EPG 136.9, 169134 2. EPG 751, 360900
11. EPG 200, 169293 1. EPG Main Page, 2366814

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.

Digital Signature for Adobe Reader DC or Pro DC

4/25/16: This new QRG is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.

Rock Blanket

4/22/16: In EPG 751.1.2.18.2 Content and EPG I1. General, guidance was clarified that the top of rock blanket shall be flush to the ground line when redecks or rock blanket elevations aren’t shown on bridge plans and where decreasing the bridge opening is unacceptable.

DGN Merger

4/22/16: Guidance in EPG 236.13.13 Plan Submittal and Filing now shows how Design staff will provide DGN files to ROW staff to be uploaded in Spatial Editor.

Required Notices and Posters at the Jobsite

3/30/16: The listings of required notices and posters in EPG 110.2 were updated to align with the checklist.

Reclaimed Asphalt

3/29/16: EPG 403.1.2 Reclaimed Asphalt was re-written to reflect current practice.

Tack Coat

3/18/16: EPG 407 Tack Coat and EPG 106.4.2.6 Bituminous Distributors were updated to achieve proper application and coverage of tack coat material to improve the bond strength between pavement layers and produce a longer pavement service life.

EPG 236.5 Property Management

3/18/16: The ROW Director may now waive the requirement for legislative action for property sold above $100,000, rather than $25,000.

Signing and Striping Operations

3/17/16: Guidance in EPG 144.2 Signing Operations Changes and EPG 144.3 Striping Operations Changes now reflects current policy.

EPG 113.5 Contractor Claim and Dispute Resolution

3/9/16: This new guidance assists the Resident Engineer with the resolution of disputes.

Professional Services Committee Request Forms

3/4/15: In EPG 134.2.2.2, guidance was added to note a signature line for a division director has been added to the PSC request forms.

Typical Applications (TAs)

2/29/16: The TAs are now available in EPG 616.8 Typical Applications.

CRE2O QA Asphalt Guide

2/29/16: This new QRG is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.

Job Mix Formula

2/29/16: The revisions in EPG 403.1.4 Job Mix Formula and EPG 403.2.2 Mix Design Procedure to job mix formula info pertaining to aspahlt source will allow district Materials personnel to make speedier source switches.

EPG 1052.2.3.6 Compressive Strength Test

2/29/16: AASHTO R 60 is now to be utilized when sampling concrete for MSE and sound wall system components.

EPG 616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices

2/29/16: Numerous revisions to EPG 616.6 include providing guidance for portable, post-mounted, vehicle-mounted and barrier-mounted signs. In EPG 616.6.61 Arrow Boards, guidance was added for sequential arrow and alternating diamond caution modes.

EPG 616.3 Temporary Traffic Control Elements

2/29/16: Updated the buffer/work area channelizing spacings in Table 616.3.5 and the recommended lengths of longitudinal buffer spaces in Table 616.3.6.

EPG 153 Agreements and Contracts

2/25/16: This new article provides details on each step and other important information needed to properly execute agreements. EPG 235.2.3 Municipal Agreements and County Agreements now provides specific instructions for municipal and county agreements not covered in EPG 153.

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