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RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG
   The new I-70 interchange at Warrenton will include three roundabouts. The $8.5 million project is expected to be completed this fall.
The new I-70 interchange at Warrenton will include three roundabouts. The $8.5 million project is expected to be completed this fall.
   Pace Construction crews work on the final preparations to complete a new flyover ramp between Rte. 141 and I-44 in Valley Park. The ramp is one portion of a design-build construction project to be completed by July 15 that reduces congestion and improves traffic flow through and in the vicinity of the interchange.
Pace Construction crews work on the final preparations to complete a new flyover ramp between Rte. 141 and I-44 in Valley Park. The ramp is one portion of a design-build construction project to be completed by July 15 that reduces congestion and improves traffic flow through and in the vicinity of the interchange.
   Sr. Maint. Worker Ryan Horvatic (L) is recognized by Dist. Eng. Travis Koestner with the Meritorious Safety Award for rescuing a motorist.  Ryan was treating Rte. 13 just north of the Henry/Johnson county line Feb. 22 when he saw a pickup on its top in a ditch. In the truck a woman, still in her seatbelt, hung upside down with her leg caught in the steering wheel. Removing the woman from the pickup, he determined she was not seriously hurt. Ryan got her into his truck to await the arrival of law enforcement and an ambulance.
Sr. Maint. Worker Ryan Horvatic (L) is recognized by Dist. Eng. Travis Koestner with the Meritorious Safety Award for rescuing a motorist. Ryan was treating Rte. 13 just north of the Henry/Johnson county line Feb. 22 when he saw a pickup on its top in a ditch. In the truck a woman, still in her seatbelt, hung upside down with her leg caught in the steering wheel. Removing the woman from the pickup, he determined she was not seriously hurt. Ryan got her into his truck to await the arrival of law enforcement and an ambulance.

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 May, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136 170444  10. EPG 751.5 240449
19. EPG 134 179293  9. EPG 616.23 275258
18. EPG 136.4 180155  8. EPG 600 281432
17. EPG 751.40 180206  7. EPG 100 331649
16. EPG 620.2 191050  6. EPG 700 348046
15. EPG 903 198857  5. EPG 900 366924
14. EPG 200 209029  4. EPG 101 392977
13. EPG 751.50 211639  3. EPG 136.12 393138
12. EPG 136.9 220441  2. EPG 751 457856
11. EPG 616 224329  1. EPG Main Page 3142022

EPG 106.12 PAL Material Arrival Confirmation

5/22/18: Pre-Acceptance Identification Tag guidance was clarified to allow for identifying PAL material shipped to MoDOT projects.

EPG 806.7 Temporary Erosion Control Blankets Design Guidance

5/17/18: The types of erosion control blankets were increased and guidance now includes a matrix for choosing blanket types based on the region, length of slope and the necessary blanket duration.

2-loop and 3-loop Concrete Barriers

5/17/18: In EPG 616.19.2.5 Temporary Traffic Barriers and EPG 617.2 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 617, guidance was clarified for anchoring 2-loop and 3-loop concrete barriers on asphalt, composite and concrete pavements in work zones.

Design Agreements and Contracts

5/14/18: Those who need to review DE43, DE44 and DE46-49 prior to contractual execution has been updated.

Three new Federal Aid Projects Posters

5/11/18: Three new posters are required to be displayed on Federal-Aid project sites: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (English) and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (Spanish).

EPG 110.3.4 Missouri DOL Form PW-2

5/9/18: New guidance agreed to by the DOL is now available about the DOL's PW-2 form.

EPG 231.4 Shoulder Width

5/9/18: Guidance about guardrail placement from the edge of the shoulder was clarified.

EPG 751.1.3.9 Environmental Considerations: Asbestos, Lead and Recoating

5/3/18: New bridge preliminary design guidance for assessing asbestos and lead considerations for structure removal, rehabs and recoatings as well as how to address these considerations on the Bridge Memorandum.

EPG 237.14.3.6 Electronic Design Data for MoDOT Construction

5/2/18: Guidance about the initial request for the Construction files has been clarified.

Outdoor Advertising

4/30/18: Guidance in EPG 236.16.8.5 Vegetation Site Inspection, EPG 236.16.15.4 Cutting of Vegetation, EPG 236.16.15.6 Trimming of Trees and EPG 236.16.15.9 Releasing a Vegetation Permit have been impacted by Administrative Rule revisions.

EPG 102.2.7 Performance Discussion

4/27/18: Guidance for when certified mail is necessary for the Contractor Performance Rating has been updated.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

4/25/18: A new standard detailing note about deviations in galvanized pile penetration is now available.

EPG 903.4.6 Span, Cantilever and Butterfly Box Trusses

4/16/18: Guidance about drilled shaft footings has been clarified. MoDOT may be the designer of the footing and if not, others will have to submit signed and sealed drawings.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

4/13/18: In EPG 751.50 D. Temporary Bridge, revisions include a new clarifying note D1.5 and replacing an archaic option in D1.21 with the current option. In EPG 751.50 H9. Thrie Beam and Other Rail Types, revisions include the new H9.29 for two thrie beam standard drawings.

EPG 751.8.3.4 Wing Walls on Rock

4/11/18: New guidance for culvert wing walls on rock is now available.

Inclusion of DOL Wage Rates In Contracts

4/10/2018: In EPG 110.1 Wage Rates, guidance about including the correct wage rate order from the Dept. of Labor on MoDOT projects was updated.

Special Watersheds where MoDOT has been assigned a Wasteload Allocation

4/9/18: Guidance to go with the MDNR permit agreement has been added.

Project Bulletin Board Inspection Rate

4/5/18: The bulletin board inspection rate was revised from every two months to every three months.

EPG 749.5.3 Time of Concentration

4/5/18: Time of Concentration guidance was revised by providing an optional combination of Kirby-Hathaway and Kirpich equations and adding the optional low slope factor presented in new research.

Bridge Survey Report

4/4/18: The latest version of this form is now available.

EPG 237.13.5 Example Set of Electronic Design Data

4/3/18: This chart has been updated with current examples.

EPG 236.5.16.1 Fee Simple vs. Less Than Fee Simple Interest

4/2/18: Clarified guidance about the legal title of opinion for excess property appraised for $25,000 or less that includes any references to right of way in the acquisition deed.

Light Bar Guidance

4/2/18: In EPG 616.8 Typical Applications, light bar policy in TA-35 and TAs 35a-d was clarified by highlighting in a note that the light bar is optional. Also, Light Bar guidance in EPG 616.27 Fleet Lighting was updated.

Obtaining DBE Concurrence Electronically in eAgreements

3/28/18: DBE Concurrence may now be electronically obtained in eAgreements. MOU execution process, consultant contract and supplemental agreement guidance was updated.

EPG 751.2.2 Transient Loads

3/27/18: Wind pressure on vehicles, braking force and centrifugal force are assumed to act horizontally at the roadway surface, per AASHTO agenda.

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