Main Page

From Engineering Policy Guide

Jump to: navigation, search


HELPFUL EPG VIDEOS: •Logging into the EPG
•Finding Info in the EPG
•Article History & How to Receive EMails When Articles are Revised
___________
Want help on how to update your EPG guidance?  It is available at EPG Approval Process.
___________
The Electronic MoDOT Spec Book for Mobile Devices is now available. You may also sign up for E-Update notices. To receive notices regarding Engineering Policy Revisions, select "Engineering Policy" then mark the appropriate subjects of interest.


WELCOME
RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  The Christopher S. Bond bridge, just north of downtown Kansas City, is bathed in KC Royals blue.
The Christopher S. Bond bridge, just north of downtown Kansas City, is bathed in KC Royals blue.
  One of the trusses from the 2-lane Rte. 40 thru-tied arch bridge, built over the Blue River in 1933, was removed as part of the I-70 Manchester Bridge replacement project. Clarkson Construction workers took over 3 hours using acetylene torches and muscle to free the structure from its pillared perch. The bridge had been scheduled for closure and removal in Jan. 2015. The trusses will be shipped to Grandview for use in a pedestrian bridge at a city park.
One of the trusses from the 2-lane Rte. 40 thru-tied arch bridge, built over the Blue River in 1933, was removed as part of the I-70 Manchester Bridge replacement project. Clarkson Construction workers took over 3 hours using acetylene torches and muscle to free the structure from its pillared perch. The bridge had been scheduled for closure and removal in Jan. 2015. The trusses will be shipped to Grandview for use in a pedestrian bridge at a city park.
  Asst. District Engineer Dan Salisbury, background, talks to Joplin’s KZRG radio personalities. The interview is part of regular appearances covering district transportation issues.
Asst. District Engineer Dan Salisbury, background, talks to Joplin’s KZRG radio personalities. The interview is part of regular appearances covering district transportation issues.

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.

  Flannery Doyle, a Walsh-Alberici Joint Venture employee, took this photo of Walsh-Alberici ironworkers checking the ties on the I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge’s rebar to ensure nothing is loose. They also checked the clearance between the rebar and the forms.  The concrete was poured right after this photo was taken.
Flannery Doyle, a Walsh-Alberici Joint Venture employee, took this photo of Walsh-Alberici ironworkers checking the ties on the I-64 Daniel Boone Bridge’s rebar to ensure nothing is loose. They also checked the clearance between the rebar and the forms. The concrete was poured right after this photo was taken.
Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late October, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 400, 102214 10. EPG 616, 150860
19. EPG 903.6, 106299 9. EPG 101, 183941
18. EPG 751.5, 107145 8. EPG 600, 184452
17. EPG 134, 109339 7. EPG 616.23, 187792
16. EPG 136.4, 112150 6. EPG 136.12, 194486
15. EPG 751.40, 112314 5. EPG 100, 227797
14. EPG 136.9, 118130 4. EPG 700, 235649
13. EPG 620.2, 118494 3. EPG 900, 254655
12. EPG 903, 131654 2. EPG 751, 288981
11. EPG 200, 146185 1. EPG Main Page, 1749597

Pavement Marking Acceptance Table

10/22/14: This table, used to determine the quality and remaining life of new and existing pavement markings, has been updated and clarified.

"Additional Information" Box Provides Quick References for Guardrail, Guard Cable and More

10/22/14: The box at the top of EPG 606 Guardrail and Guard Cable has been expanded to include pdf files presenting useful info about roadside hardware.

EPG 903.6.11 Chevron Alignment Signs

10/17/14: By Dec. 31, 2019, Chevron Alignment signs are to be installed on curves with AADTs greater than 1000 that also have an advisory speed that is 15 mph or more below the road’s posted speed.

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

10/16/14: Verbiage about Hourly Rates was removed since they no longer apply to On-Call contracts.

EPG 110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records

10/16/14: Guidance was added about subcontractors signing the prevailing wage affidavit.

EPG 139 Design - Build

10/15/14: Additional guidance for existing practices is now available for this article, especially a Procurement Document Writing Guide.

EPG 110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records

10/15/14: Since the MO Dept. of Labor certified payroll form is no longer used by MoDOT, a sentence referencing it was removed.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes H3c. Type N PTFE

10/1/14: Two new notes, H3.24 and H3.31, are now available for use on plan sheets.

EPG 139.8.2.6 Design-Build Proposal Selection and Project Award

9/24/14: Guidance about the Commission's project design approval for Design-Build projects was clarified.

EPG 170 Maintenance Activity Planning Guidelines

9/23/14: The Maintenance Activity Planning Guidelines have been revised to accommodate changes in MoDOT operations and to provide consistency among districts.

EPG 806.8 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

9/23/14: In recent years, there have been a number of changes in best management practices to comply with the Clean Water Act. Regulatory agencies have also greatly increased their level of scrutiny in this area. This article was generally revised to allow MoDOT to remain good stewards of the environment by providing guidance on the proper methods and equipment with which to prevent storm water pollution.

Design of Seal Coats

9/23/14: Seal coat projects have been bid by combining asphalt emulsion and aggregate pay items. This article was revised to provide guidance for seal coat application types and to establish separate pay items for emulsion and aggregate.

Utility Agreement Maximum

9/23/14: In EPG 643.2.1.33 Lump Sum Estimates and EPG 643.2.2.1.3 Types of Cost Estimates for Agreements, the limit was raised on lump sum agreements for utilities, eliminating need for keeping and auditing detailed cost records. Lump sum agreements are now to be submitted with a clearly defined scope and cost estimate.

Optional Pavement Design for Minor Roads

9/23/14: This new table allows a pavement thickness determination that should offset cost of early maintenance repairs.

VECP/PDVECP Approval/Rejection Process

9/23/14: The VECP/PDVECP had an evaluation process but provided no recourse for contractor if submittal is rejected. EPG 104.13.2 Value Engineering Proposal Support was added so that a request can be submitted to Construction & Materials.

Impact Fee

9/11/14: General guidance was recently added about the assessment of an impact fee to fund future maintenance and operation of system expansion projects completely funded by other entities. The info is located in a yellow box at the top of EPG 121.3 The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

9/9/14: Guidance in EPG 616.4.3 Worker Safety Considerations, EPG 616.5.2 High-Visibility Safety Apparel, EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616 and EPG 616.20 Flagger Training was brought into line with current PPE requirements.

EPG 134.5.4 Consultant Performance Appraisals

9/8/14: Guidance was updated to reflect the new Online Evaluation of the consultant’s performance.

EPG 151 Administrative Rule Creation or Modification Process

9/5/14: This new article outlines the process to create or modify administrative rules. It especially applies to divisional leaders and is based upon new Missouri legislation.

Pilot Vehicle Brochure

9/3/14: In EPG 616.5.3.7 Pilot Vehicle information about the Pilot Vehicle brochure has been added.

EPG 127.25.2.1 Hazardous Material Spills (Roadway) by Others

9/2/14: Existing policy was clarified as well as the District Hazardous Material Coordinator info was updated.

EPG 606.1.3.1 3R/4R Projects

8/29/14: Guidance about the considerations for guardrails in 1R, 2R, 3R and 4R work was clarified.

EPG 701 Drilled Shafts

8/29/14: Guidance was added to clarify why CSL pipes must be filled with water and plugger or capped, as required by Sec 701.4.17.2.1.

EPG 643.2.1.13 Federal Cost Participation for Reimbursable Utility Relocations

8/29/14: This new subarticle further clarifies and gives additional info for this topic. As a result of this new info, the wording used in Master Reimbursable Utility Agreements (MRUA) has been slightly revised to reference Engineering Policy Guide 643.2.1.44 (instead of 643.2.1.43).

"Phased" Section 106 Process

8/28/14: EPG 135.2 The Section 106 Process for MoDOT Projects was revised to reflect a new agreement with FHWA and others allowing MoDOT to use a “phased” approach to achieve Section 106 compliance.

Personal tools