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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  The Carthage  Press videoed Clarkson Construction employees demolishing the Rte. 96 bridges to be replaced over the Spring River overflow east of Carthage.
The Carthage Press videoed Clarkson Construction employees demolishing the Rte. 96 bridges to be replaced over the Spring River overflow east of Carthage.
  At Washington, MO, Alberici employees construct the new Rte. 47 Missouri River Bridge just upstream (to the west) of the existing bridge, which opened in 1936. The new bridge project was awarded for about $63 million and will have two 12-ft. lanes and 10-ft. shoulders on the inside and outside. The aesthetics of the bridge will include decorative lighting, railing details and decorative columns.
At Washington, MO, Alberici employees construct the new Rte. 47 Missouri River Bridge just upstream (to the west) of the existing bridge, which opened in 1936. The new bridge project was awarded for about $63 million and will have two 12-ft. lanes and 10-ft. shoulders on the inside and outside. The aesthetics of the bridge will include decorative lighting, railing details and decorative columns.
  Lehman Construction Company is beginning to construct the Chestnut Expressway Railroad Bridge over the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe tracks in Springfield.  The expressway traffic has been shifted to a temporary bypass. The project is expected to be completed in late 2017.
Lehman Construction Company is beginning to construct the Chestnut Expressway Railroad Bridge over the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe tracks in Springfield. The expressway traffic has been shifted to a temporary bypass. The project is expected to be completed in late 2017.

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 March, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136 154501 10. EPG 751.5 209466
19. EPG 134 156279 9. EPG 600 241152
18. EPG 751.40 161907 8. EPG 616.23 259188
17. EPG 136.4 166666 7. EPG 100 292545
16. EPG 751.50 172046 6. EPG 700 303527
15. EPG 620.2 175003 5. EPG 900 325644
14. EPG 903 181663 4. EPG 101 326053
13. EPG 200 182519 3. EPG 136.12 354528
12. EPG 136.9 196240 2. EPG 751 415364
11. EPG 616 203282 1. EPG Main Page 2708203

EPG 153.19 Right of Way

3/21/17: RW agreement guidance has been updated to current procedures.

EPG 606.1.3.2 End Terminals, Crash Cushions and Anchors

3/20/17: Guidance about the grading limits was clarified when using MASH crashworthy end terminals for the exposed ends of all new runs of guardrail.

EPG 616.14.10 Work Zone Transportation Management Plan

3/17/17: Guidance for WZ Transportation Management was clarified.

Ornamental Pedestrian Fencing

3/17/17: A new standard detailing note is available to show that it is not required for AASHTO’s design live load for ornamental pedestrian fencing to be applied simultaneously.

Outdoor Advertising

3/16/17: in EPG 236.16.9.1 Substantially Rebuilt Conforming Out of Standard Outdoor Advertising and EPG 236.16.9.2 Deteriorated or Damaged Nonconforming Outdoor Advertising, the process for sending ODA courtesy letter was revised.

EPG 903.18.4 Object Markers for Obstructions Adjacent to the Roadway

3/16/17: Object Marker usage policy was clarified, including new figures showing standard installation details.

EPG 751.22.2.2 Prestressing Strands; Strand Arrangement Optimizing

3/8/17: New guidance for aligning NU top flange, straight and harped prestressing strands, when possible, in NU prestressed girders to aid in fabricating flange blockouts.

Bridge Memo and Design Layout Requirements

3/8/17: Guidance in EPG 751.1.2.18.2 Content and EPG 751.1.2.31 Finishing Up Design Layout for bridge approach slabs requirements for Bridge Memo and the Design Layout was expanded and clarified.

Galvanized Steel Pipes

3/7/17: Guidance in several articles, including EPG 751.1.2.20 Substructure Type , EPG 751.32.3 Details, EPG 751.36.2 Steel Pile and EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes E.2, has been updated to require all steel pile (HP, Closed end CIP, Opened end CIP) to be galvanized.

EPG 821 Herbicides and Roadsides

2/23/17: Guidance for products has been updated for 2017.

Cost Estimate Guide for Rural Preliminary Design

2/21/17: In EPG 104.7 Estimates, the Cost Estimate Guide for rural preliminary design was updated.

EPG 236.7.4.5 Subordination of Mortgage Liens

2/17/17: Guidance about the Partial Deed of Release has been updated to reflect current practices.

Epoxy Coated Reinforcing

2/15/17: Guidance in EPG 751.5.9.2.2 Epoxy Coated Reinforcement Requirements has expanded the use of epoxy coated reinforcement in bridge structures.

Traffic Signal Maintenance

2/15/17: Signal-related preventive maintenance and inspection process guidance in EPG 902.4.2.1 Controller and Cabinet Replacement Program and EPG 902.5.8.3 Signal Maintenance was updated.

EPG 127.29 Storm Water

2/15/17: New and updated guidance provides permit requirements. Also, new EPG 129.13 Public Involvement for Stormwater guidance describes the public involvement process that allows input on new permits.

WORK ZONE NO PHONE ZONE Sign

2/15/17: New guidance implements the Work Zone No Phone Zone signs. TA-50 was also updated.

EPG 751.10.4 Conduit Systems

2/10/17: Guidance about deflection fitting and expansion fitting requirements was clarified.

EPG 751.40.2.3 Substructure Repair

2/9/17: Guidance for formed and unformed repair areas was clarified.

Links to Maintenance Agreements

2/3/17: Several articles, such as EPG 171.1.1 Agreements, that have links to Maintenance Agreements, were updated due to the new eAgreements SharePoint site.

EPG 616.6.87 Temporary Rumble Strips

1/17/17: Guidance has been updated and expanded.

EPG 171.2, B&G(D2) Weigh Station Obligations

1/11/17: Due to a new MOU with MSHP, snow and ice removal will be performed for all paved surfaces immediately adjacent to weigh station facilities.

EPG 134.1.3 Consultant Qualification

1/4/17: Guidance has been clarified that a firm is not required to submit a certificate of authority to become prequalified when the firm does work outside the jurisdiction of the MO Board for APEPLSPLA.

EPG 756 Seismic Design

1/4/17: The Bridge Seismic Design Process Flowchart has been revised.

EPG 751.40.2.3 Substructure Repair

12/6/16: General guidance was added for rehabilitating existing bent cap using fiber reinforced polymer reinforcement for shear strengthening.

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