From Engineering Policy Guide
|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.|
|RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG|
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 30 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.
7/31/15: In EPG 184.108.40.206 Ramp and Preliminary Plan Criteria, the 700 ft. dimension between ramp termini previously shown in this diagram was revised to 800 ft. to reflect recent USDOT/FHWA guidance.
7/24/15: Guidance has been provided for loading documents into RWPA.
7/23/15: This new list has been produced to aid PMs and the core team to develop the WZ JSP and to identify early on the WZ impacts. It is available in EPG 6220.127.116.11.4 Project Core Team.
PCC and Superpave Smoothness
7/17/15: The ballot cycle dates have been updated.
New RW Form
7/15/15: The new Property Owner Opinion Survey will help property owners show how MoDOT representatives performed their job of acquiring property rights and, perhaps, indicate possible future improvements.
Fatal Crash Reviews
7/15/15: Fatal crash reviews are now an optional regional council process. EPG 907.6 Fatal Crash Reviews has been removed.
Composite Design for Steel Superstructures
7/9/15: In EPG 718.104.22.168 Precast Prestressed Concrete Panel Forms - Design and especially in EPG 751.14.4 Composite Design, guidance and details about making steel girders and beams composite were added.
7/9/15: Guidance was updated to bring it into compliance with Sec 303.2.
7/8/15: The types of paint available to contractors has been clarified in this table. A diagram, "Pavement Marking Material Decision Tree for Design Projects", was also added.
7/7/15: Under MoDOT's agreement with FHWA, Level 2 change orders will also be sent to FHWA for review.
Custody of QA Cores
7/1/15: In EPG 403.1.19 Acceptance of Material and EPG 502.2 Material Inspection, guidance has been updated to show that tamper-proof bags will be used when the MoDOT project inspector could not maintain full-time possession.
6/30/15: This new guidance leads designers to consider typical items during project design to produce a practical application of radical cost control.
6/30/15: This is a new MoDOT Test Method.
6/26/15: The CLC and Seal Coat guidelines and JSP packages were updated. Guidance in EPG 409.1 Design now provides contractor flexibility and increases the potential usage of seal coats.
6/25/15: Guardrail adjustment height requirements has been clarified. The minimum height after adjusting/replacing blocks is 27 ¾ inches.
Bridge Approach Slab
6/22/15: In EPG 503 Bridge Approach Slabs, EPG 611.1.1 Design, EPG 748.7 Bridge Deck and Bridge End Drainage, EPG 751.1 Preliminary Design and EPG 806 Bridge End Drainage, two new designs of bridge approach slabs were implemented. The new designs reduce construction costs while maintaining current performance. Significant clarifications and drawing maintenance are also included in this change.
6/22/15: Guidance has been brought into compliance with the standard drawings.
6/19/15: This new article provides guidance about bid, performance and payment bonds and how surety companies are involved with these bonds on road and bridge contracts.
6/17/15: These general notes were revised to clarify wedge requirements for the area behind soil reinforced zone. Also, design options were given to designers to achieve more economical results.
6/16/15: Guidance for USGS Regression Equations and IDF Curves has been updated in numerous locations in this article. A procedure for determining stream flows at confluences was also added.
6/16/15: This new guidance reflects the innovation challenge- and VECP-submitted practice of raising wooden blocks as a method of adjusting guardrail height.
Box Culvert Concrete Type
6/12/15: In EPG 722.214.171.124 Concrete Type, guidance has been added for the updated Class B-1 Concrete pay item.
6/12/15: This table has been updated with the latest information.