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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  During the Southwest District’s kickoff of National Work Zone Awareness Week, Sr. Maintc. Worker Charles Wilson tells a reporter of a motorist crashing into the back of his truck in a work zone.
During the Southwest District’s kickoff of National Work Zone Awareness Week, Sr. Maintc. Worker Charles Wilson tells a reporter of a motorist crashing into the back of his truck in a work zone.
  The Christopher S. Bond Bridge is decked out in orange lights as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. This week, driving safely in work zones is emphasized.
The Christopher S. Bond Bridge is decked out in orange lights as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. This week, driving safely in work zones is emphasized.
  Hundreds of people rallied to preserve the Gasconade River Bridge on Route 66 between Lebanon and Waynesville, built in 1922.  People at the rally say the closure hurts Route 66 tourism and locals who used the bridge on a daily basis and now have to detour.  MoDOT closed the bridge Dec. 18 after an inspection determined the bridge was unsafe for travel and it will remain closed indefinitely due to a lack of funding to repair it or build a new one. "Without money there is no option," MoDOT Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger announced to the crowd of activists, hot-rodders and history buffs.
Hundreds of people rallied to preserve the Gasconade River Bridge on Route 66 between Lebanon and Waynesville, built in 1922. People at the rally say the closure hurts Route 66 tourism and locals who used the bridge on a daily basis and now have to detour. MoDOT closed the bridge Dec. 18 after an inspection determined the bridge was unsafe for travel and it will remain closed indefinitely due to a lack of funding to repair it or build a new one. "Without money there is no option," MoDOT Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger announced to the crowd of activists, hot-rodders and history buffs.

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 20 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.

  Eastbound I-70 traffic is now traveling over the newly replaced Manchester Bridge.  Kansas City heavy contractor Clarkson Construction Co. and Kansas City engineering and architecture firm HNTB Corp. crews are making major progress on this project which is to be completed in December.
Eastbound I-70 traffic is now traveling over the newly replaced Manchester Bridge. Kansas City heavy contractor Clarkson Construction Co. and Kansas City engineering and architecture firm HNTB Corp. crews are making major progress on this project which is to be completed in December.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late March, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 751.50, 110160 10. EPG 616, 159336
19. EPG 903.6, 113867 9. EPG 600, 193441
18. EPG 134, 115841 8. EPG 616.23, 201701
17. EPG 136.4, 117851 7. EPG 101, 207563
16. EPG 751.40, 119070 6. EPG 136.12, 216413
15. EPG 751.5, 123308 5. EPG 100, 237878
14. EPG 136.9, 128633 4. EPG 700, 247564
13. EPG 620.2, 128635 3. EPG 900, 267602
12. EPG 903, 142647 2. EPG 751, 309094
11. EPG 200, 151740 1. EPG Main Page, 1900306

EPG 751.5.1.4 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes

3/27/15: Guidance about dates and plans changes for addendums was clarified.

Payroll Logs

3/27/15: This revision eliminated the unnecessary numbering of payrolls received from contractors. MoDOT now identifies payrolls by date range.

Required Field Test Tables

3/26/15: The Inspection and Testing Plan (ITP) gives sampling requirements and Excel to Oracle sheets for reporting material. Thus the now-outdated Required Field Test tables were removed from EPG 1002.1 Procedure, EPG 1003.1 Procedure, EPG 1004.1 Procedure, EPG 1005.1 Procedure, EPG 1006.1 Procedure, EPG 1007.1 Procedure and EPG 1009.1 Procedure.

EPG 751.5.1.6 Example Bridge Plan Sheets

3/23/15: Three new bridge plan sheet files have been added to replace outdated example plans.

Aesthetic Considerations for Bridges

3/18/15: Signs and other markings depicting a city, community, or geographical name, seal, or nickname on the bridge abutment or MSE wall have been added to the listing of construction elements commonly treated for aesthetics.

Updated QRGs

3/17/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, Cognos Access for SM, Subcontracts and Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Connection were updated.

Law Enforcement in the Work Zone JSP

3/17/15: The use of the non-standard Law Enforcement in the Work Zone JSP was clarified in EPG 616.16 Law Enforcement Services.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

3/16/15: Note E2.22, used when pile point reinforcement is required, has been clarified.

Prevailing Wages and Records, Rate of Pay

3/9/15: The general rule was clarified to completely check (100% of the payroll) at least half of all payroll submittals on each project as a sufficient frequency to screen for errors.

EPG 238.2.13.1 Preservation of Existing Recorded Boundary Marker and EPG 238.2.13.2 Temporary Easements

3/6/15: This new land surveying guidance ensures that districts comply with state laws governing the destruction of boundary markers.

EPG 903.6.40 Vehicular Traffic Warning Signs and EPG 903.6.50 SHARE THE ROAD Supplemental Plaque

3/5/15: Guidance has been updated on how the SHARE THE ROAD sign is used in conjunction with HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE and BICYCLE signs.

EPG 127.29 Storm Water

3/4/15: This entire article has been re-written to meet current practice.

Pavement Marking

2/25/15: The various revisions to EPG 620 Pavement Marking, EPG 620.1 General, EPG 620.2 Pavement and Curb Markings, EPG 620.10 Operational Procedures and Safety, EPG 620.11 Guidelines for Using Water-Borne Traffic Paint, EPG 620.12 Construction Inspection for Sec 620 and EPG 620.13 Measurement of Retroreflectivity by Handheld Retroreflectometers eliminated the Memorial Day striping goal, the use of double dropped wet reflective elements, and grooving on construction projects if a durable pavement marking product is not being used. On divided major routes, 20 mils of waterborne paint will be applied on both edge lines and centerline skips with 12 lbs/gallon of Type L glass beads. Also, routes with pavement markings in good condition in the spring will be omitted from that year’s striping program.

EPG 628 High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST)

2/25/15: HFST is a cost-effective way to increase the safety of road segments where vehicles frequently depart the traveled way due to polishing of the existing pavement aggregate or by way of slightly substandard geometry. MoDOT has piloted this technology with excellent results and this new article will place it into more mainstream usage.

EPG 910.5 ITS Improvements Procurement

2/25/15: This new article provides guidance on federalizing ITS purchases whether they are standalone or a part of a construction project.

Minimum Lift Thickness

2/25/15: In EPG 450 Bituminous Pavement Design and EPG 402.1.2 Mix and Quantities, the minimum lift thickness for SP095 and BP-2 was clarified to be 1½ inches. Also, guidance emphasizing the importance of following the minimum thickness criteria was added.

Updated QRGs

2/23/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, both Digital Signature for Adobe Pro 10 (Contractors) and Sample Record General Information were updated.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

2/19/15: This new note, J1.26, clarifies the usage of permanent shims for small block MSE walls to maintain horizontal and vertical controls.

Updated QRG

2/19/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, the QRG Land Disturbance Project Information was updated because land disturbance info must now be tracked per project requiring a change in the way this info is entered in SiteManager.

EPG 236.10.7.3 Alternative Locations

2/19/15: This article was clarified by removing the non-statutory requirement to mail a public hearing notification 21 days prior to the hearing.

EPG 751.5.2.1.2.1 General Elevation View

2/18/15: Guidance has been clarified for the general elevation details of bridge plans.

Updated QRG

2/13/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, the QRG Change Orders – Mobilization and Contract Bond was updated to reflect how to process the no-cost change order.

EPG 103.2 Contract Bond for Sec 103.4

2/11/15: This article was completely updated to provide additional information on how to make payment for contract bond and railroad liability insurance.

New QRG

2/10/15: In EPG 101 Standard Forms, the new QRG CRE2O provides basic instruction for MoDOT employees on how to use the CRE2O system.

Tensile Strength Ratio

2/6/15: The procedure for reporting data was upated to maintain consistency with current standard practice.

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