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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
  Watch crews install new pedestrian bridges for the Centennial Greenway Expansion. It’s part of the Great Rivers Greenway Centennial Greenway project, which calls for a 17 mile corridor between Forest Park in St. Louis to St. Peters in St. Charles County.
Watch crews install new pedestrian bridges for the Centennial Greenway Expansion. It’s part of the Great Rivers Greenway Centennial Greenway project, which calls for a 17 mile corridor between Forest Park in St. Louis to St. Peters in St. Charles County.
  Providence Rd. between Bus. Loop 70 and I-70 in Columbia was designated the Sherman Brown Jr. Memorial Highway to honor the businessman and role model who died last year.
Providence Rd. between Bus. Loop 70 and I-70 in Columbia was designated the Sherman Brown Jr. Memorial Highway to honor the businessman and role model who died last year.

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 September, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136 164082  10. EPG 751.5 224542
19. EPG 134 169105  9. EPG 600 256520
18. EPG 751.40 169323  8. EPG 616.23 268108
17. EPG 136.4 177071  7. EPG 100 307271
16. EPG 620.2 184835  6. EPG 700 319938
15. EPG 751.50 188992  5. EPG 900 341438
14. EPG 200 190683  4. EPG 101 357546
13. EPG 903 191542  3. EPG 136.12 371285
12. EPG 136.9 205813  2. EPG 751 444091
11. EPG 616 214462  1. EPG Main Page 2927142

EPG 236.5.19 Survey Requirements

9/19/17: Guidance about who may prepare legal descriptions was clarified and brought into compliance with new legislation.

Typical Applications

9/18/17: MoDOT is implementing the National Safety Council’s 3-2-1 Cone Procedure for internal operations. TA-10, TA-10a and TA-10g were updated to reflect the new cone procedure.

EPG 751.22.2.2 Prestressing Strands

9/12/17: Clarified guidance that distances to hold-down devices and between hold-down devices for prestressed girders and beams should be reported on the plans to the nearest inch.

EPG 236.16.11 Cutout and Extension Process

9/1/17: Guidance for the cutout and extension process was updated to reflect current statutes.

EPG 236.4.4.1 Purpose

9/1/17: A checklist of items to determine property ownership for ADA projects was added.

Bridge Clearances

8/31/17: Guidance for bridge clearances was clarified in EPG 751.1.2.6 Vertical and Horizontal Clearances, EPG 751.1.2.16 Bridges Over Railroads, EPG 751.1.2.19.2 Content, EPG 751.5.2.1.1.5 Features Crossed and EPG 751.5.2.1.2.7 Features Crossed. In EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, notes A3.7 and E3.5 were also revised.

EPG 643.4.1.14 Railroad Crossing Median Islands

8/29/17: The speed limit threshold for using raised islands at railroad crossings was reduced from 45 mph to 40 mph and an option was added for locations with a speed limit of 45 mph or greater.

EPG 751.20.3.1 Solid Slabs

8/24/17: The intermediate bent beam cap height for solid slab end span was revised to accommodate commercially available forming systems.

Anchorage of Pile for Seismic Jobs

8/14/17: Guidance for the anchorage of pile for seismic jobs was revised in EPG 751.36.2 Anchorage of Piles for Seismic Categories B, C and D. Also, related standard detailing notes were revised and added.

EPG 625.1.2 Construction Inspection for Sec 625.10 Slab Undersealing

8/10/17: Guidance for the measurement of liquid asphalt cement has been clarified.

EPG 760.1 Bridge Work Over Traffic

8/10/17: New guidance clarifies overhead work on bridges safety policy.

Emergency Vehicle Crossover Dimensions

8/8/17: Guidance in EPG 240 Maintenance and Emergency Crossovers revised the emergency vehicle crossover dimensions to 20' wide with a 10' radius to allow better utilization by fire/EMS responders.

EPG 610 Pavement Smoothness

8/7/17: Guidance is now available for the new Sec 610.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

7/25/17: Notes H2c.1.10 and H2c.1.11 were combined and revised and H2c1.38 was revised to clarify the location of the coil tie being referenced.

EPG 643.1.2 Utility Status

7/24/17: Guidance has been updated to current practice.

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

7/11/17: DocuSign instructions have been made available in the guidance.

EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process

7/5/17: Guidance reflects the new 2017-2020 on-call consultant categories and lists.

EPG 822 Roadside Vegetation Management

7/5/17: Guidance was updated to promote and enhance pollinator habitat on right of way while addressing traveler safety and noxious weeds.

Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments

6/23/17: The updated document "Guidance for Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments" has been added to various articles including EPG 402.1.1 Plan Preparation and EPG 403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement.

Longitudinal Beam Steps

6/19/17: Guidance about reinforcement details for longitudinal beam steps was clarified in EPG 751.31.3.1 Beam Cap and EPG 751.32.4.1 Typical Pile Cap Bent.

EPG 751.22.3.15 Dowel Bars

6/16/17: Guidance was clarified for the length requirements for prestressed girder bridges' dowel bars. "Dowel rods" were re-named "dowel bars".

Guardrail Length of Need Calculator

6/16/17: This new, useful spreadsheet is now available in EPG 606.1 Guardrail.

MSE Wall Plan Responsibilities

6/15/17: Different possible cases for MSE wall excavation were added in EPG 751.6.2.17 Excavation. Division responsibilities for preparing MSE wall plans, computing excavation quantities and locations were added in EPG 747.1.6.2 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Systems.

Pavement Marking Material

6/15/17: Guidance in EPG 620 Pavement Marking, EPG 620.1 General, EPG 620.12.2.5 and EPG 1048.2.1 Durable Intersection Marking Materials has been updated to reflect newly available materials. Retroreflectivity requirements for acceptance were also updated.

Additional Asphalt Quantities for Single Lift Overlays

6/9/17: Guidance in EPG 402.1.2 Mix and Quantities and EPG 450.3 Layer Design has been expanded to provide suggested additional quantities amounts for addressing the surface irregularities of existing pavement.

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