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|style="background:#F8F8FF" colspan="1" rowspan="1" width=830px|MoDOT’s three pillars of “Safety, Service and Stability” steer our leadership and employees.  Our commitment to safety includes keeping both customers and ourselves safe.  Our service includes providing outstanding customer service, delivering transportation solutions of great value and using resources wisely.  Keeping roads and bridges in good condition, operating a reliable and convenient transportation system, and advancing Missouri’s economic development reflect our commitment to stability.<br/>Innovative concepts, such as [[:Category:143 Practical Design|Practical Design]] and [[:Category:139 Design - Build|design-build]], are used to deliver our commitments.  These and other forward-thinking concepts shape the content of the ENGINEERING POLICY GUIDE (EPG). This document provides a single reference for all engineering and engineering-related [http://sharepoint/systemdelivery/br/pages/default.aspx Bridge], [http://sharepoint/systemdelivery/cm/Pages/default.aspx Construction], [http://sharepoint/sites/de/Pages/default.aspx Design], [http://sharepoint/systemdelivery/tr/Pages/default.aspx Highway Safety & Traffic], [http://sharepoint/systemdelivery/mt/default.aspx Maintenance], [http://sp/sites/tp/Pages/default.aspx Planning] and [http://sharepoint/sites/de/RealEstate/SitePages/Home.aspx Right of Way] guidance.|| valign="center" style="border: 7px solid #A9A9A9" align="right" width=150px| '''<Big><center>[[media:MASH Implementation.pdf|MoDOT's MASH<br/>Implementation<br/>Information]]</center> </Big>'''
 
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|colspan="4" align="center"| '''<Big><font color = "white"><i>[http://www.modot.org/business/standards_and_specs/highwayreadme.htm The Electronic MoDOT Spec Book for Mobile Devices] is now available. You may also [http://www.modot.org/eMoDOTWeb/jsp/signon/signon.jsp sign up for E-Update notices]. To receive notices regarding Engineering Policy Revisions, select "Engineering Policy" then mark the appropriate subjects of interest. '''</i></font color="white">
 
 
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There are several documents (internal and external) that can be signed with digital signatures through PDF editing softwareONLY PDF DOCUMENTS CAN BE DIGITIALLY SIGNED. First you must set up your digital signature ID:
  
MoDOT has made great strides to build a good transportation system and increase taxpayers' trust in its ability to deliver what was promisedInnovative concepts, such as [[:Category:143 Practical Design|Practical Design]] and [[:Category:139 Design - Build|design-build]], were used to deliver those commitments and have made MoDOT a leader in the transportation industry.   
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- If you are an Adobe Pro/Reader user, please see the Quick Reference Guide (QRG) [http://epg.modot.mo.gov/forms/CM/Digital_Signature_for_Adobe_Reader_DC_or_Pro_DC.docx Digital signature for Adobe Reader DC or Pro DC] to set up your digital signature ID.  If you are not including an image of your signature, you can skip Section 1 regarding capturing your signature image; go to Section 2 to set up your Adobe digital signature IDUnless you work in Construction and Materials, skip Section 3 as well.  Page 7 of these instructions will also look a little different due to software updates.  The Sign Document window will most likely be Sign With a Digital ID; click on Continue.  If you are including an image of your signature you will have to click on Create and follow the steps (also follow the directions in Section 1 for capturing your signature image).  Otherwise you will enter your password and click on Sign.   
  
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 [http://sharepoint/sites/de/RealEstate/SitePages/Home.aspx Right of Way], [http://sharepoint/sites/de/Pages/default.aspx Design], [http://sharepoint/systemdelivery/br/pages/default.aspx Bridge], [http://sharepoint/systemdelivery/cm/Pages/default.aspx Construction], [http://sharepoint/systemdelivery/tr/Pages/default.aspx Traffic] and [http://sharepoint/systemdelivery/mt/default.aspx Maintenance] manuals.
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- If you are a Bluebeam Revu user, please see [[media:Creating Digital IDs in Bluebeam Revu(2019).pdf|Creating Digital IDs in Bluebeam Revu]] to set up your digital signature ID.
  
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:Contents|'''HELP ARTICLE''']] is included to assist with helpful hints on how to use the EPG as well as other points of interest.
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The following documents may be signed with the digital signatures methods above:
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:::*Expense Reports
  
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:::*[[media:Digital Signatures for Design Documents.pdf|Digital Signatures for Design Documents]] - this does not work with most Adobe Reader versions (contributed by Christopher Kelly, TPM in SL District).
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:::*See E-Construction general provision in the most recent version of the [http://www.modot.org/media/26947 General Provisions and Supplemental Specifications] for additional digital signature information (suggested by Christopher Crocker, TPD in SE District).
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|'''20.'''  [[:Category:136 Local Public Agency (LPA) Policy|EPG 136]], 143103    ||'''10.''' [[:Category:616 Temporary Traffic Control|EPG 616]], 194593
 
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|'''19.'''  [[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services|EPG 134]], 146122    ||'''9.'''  [[:Category:600 INCIDENTAL CONSTRUCTION|EPG 600]], 229073
 
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|'''18.'''  [[751.40 Widening and Repair (Non-LRFD)|EPG 751.40]], 148754    ||'''8.'''  [[616.23 Traffic Control for Field Operations|EPG 616.23]], 250993
 
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|'''17.'''    [[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes|EPG 751.50]], 157544    ||'''7.''' [[:Category:100 GENERAL|EPG 100]], 279364
 
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|'''16.'''    [[136.4 Consultant Selection and Consultant Contract Management|EPG 136.4]], 159905    ||'''6.'''  [[:Category:700 STRUCTURES AND HYDRAULICS|EPG 700]], 287969
 
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|'''15.'''    [[620.2 Pavement and Curb Markings (MUTCD Chapter 3B)|EPG 620.2]], 165399    ||'''5.'''  [[:Category:101 Standard Forms|EPG 101]], 297075
 
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|'''14.'''    [[:Category:903 Highway Signing|EPG 903]], 170515      || '''4.''' [[:Category:900 TRAFFIC CONTROL|EPG 900]], 313265
 
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|'''13.'''    [[:Category:200 GEOMETRICS|EPG 200]], 174892  || '''3.''' [[136.12 Figures, Glossary and Other Useful Links|EPG 136.12]], 337133
 
 
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|'''12.'''    [[136.9 Plans, Specs and Estimates (PSE)|EPG 136.9]], 177818    ||'''2.''' [[:Category:751 LRFD Bridge Design Guidelines|EPG 751]], 387173
 
 
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'''[[236.5 Property Management#236.5.21.5 Full Disclosure Clause|EPG 236.5.21.5 Full Disclosure Clause]]'''
 
 
9/29/16: The full disclosure clause was updated to reflect how MoDOT currently handles property conveyances.
 
 
'''[[751.5 Structural Detailing Guidelines#751.5.1.4 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes|EPG 751.5.1.4 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes]]'''
 
 
9/29/16: Guidance for change orders to bridge plans has been revised.
 
 
'''[[751.36 Driven Piles#751.36.2 Steel Pile|EPG 751.36.2 Steel Pile]]'''
 
 
9/28/16: The cast in place pipe pile wall thicknesses commonly available were clarified.
 
 
'''Value Engineering'''
 
 
9/23/16:  [[:Category:130 Value Engineering#130.1 Discussion|EPG 130.1 Discussion]] was updated to reflect the tracker identified goal. A new [http://sharepoint/sites/de/Innovations/_layouts/WordViewer.aspx?id=/sites/de/Innovations/Lead/CD/Practical_Value_Analysis.docx&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fsharepoint%2Fsites%2Fde%2FInnovations%2FLead%2FForms%2FAllItems%2Easpx%3FRootFolder%3D%252Fsites%252Fde%252FInnovations%252FLead%252FCD%26FolderCTID%3D0x01200040529586DDA445459FBDE05CAAE182DA%26View%3D%7BFF3B22CF-E8F2-4A04-9F68-7C65ACD3E8DF%7D&DefaultItemOpen=1 workbook is available for a district-led Value Analysis].
 
 
'''Preliminary Design of a Bridge'''
 
 
9/23/16: [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.1 Overview|EPG 751.1.1 Overview]] has been updated to reflect current practice.
 
 
'''[[751.10 General Superstructure#751.10.1.11 Slab Elevations|EPG 751.10.1.11 Slab Elevations]]'''
 
 
9/23/16: Guidance is now coordinated with MicroStation cells.
 
 
'''[[237.2 Title Sheet#237.2.8 Utility Information Note|EPG 237.2.8 Utility Information Note]]'''
 
 
9/23/16: The note required to be placed on the title sheet has been expanded.
 
 
'''[[:Category:109 Measurement and Payment#109.1 Measurement of Quantities (for Sec 109.1)|EPG 109.1 Measurement of Quantities]]'''
 
 
9/22/16: Guidance about measuring quantities was clarified.
 
 
'''[[903.2 Extent of Signing#903.2.12 Quantity Computations|EPG 903.2.12 Quantity Computations]] and [[903.3 Post-Mounted Signing|EPG 903.3 Post-Mounted Signing]]'''
 
 
9/15/16:  Revisions have brought these articles' guidance into conformance with various recent standard plan and policy changes.
 
 
'''[[:Category:110 State and Federal Wage Rates and Other Requirements#110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records (Guidance for Sec 110.3)|EPG 110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records]]'''
 
 
9/14/16: Guidance has been updated to comply with the e-Construction JSP. For instance, #6a now reminds payroll checkers to consider overtime rules and #7c clarifies how to handle subsistence withholdings made by contractors.
 
 
'''[[131.1 Design Exception Process#131.1.2 The 10 Controlling Criteria|EPG 131.1 Design Exception Process]]'''
 
 
9/6/16: Federal rules have reduced the controlling criteria to 10, reducing the instances in which federal approval is required on federal involvement projects. The expectations for documentation have also been updated.
 
 
'''[[907.1 Safety Program Guidelines|EPG 907.1 Safety Program Guidelines]]'''
 
 
8/26/16: New guidance for safety funds is now available.  Also, the article was generally restructured and clarified.
 
 
'''[[127.7 Threatened and Endangered Species (T&E)|EPG 127.7 Threatened and Endangered Species]]'''
 
 
8/25/16: This article was updated and clarified, including the addition of new info on [[127.7 Threatened and Endangered Species (T&E)#127.7.6 Migratory Birds|migratory birds]].
 
 
'''[[:Category:703 Concrete Masonry Construction#703.2.7 Machine Finishing|EPG 703.2.7 Machine Finishing]]'''
 
 
8/25/16: Guidance for the use of a vibratory screed was expanded and clarified.
 
 
'''[[:Category:401 Bituminous Base and Pavement#401.2.3 Job Mix Formula (Sec 401.4)|EPG 401.2.3 Job Mix Formula]] and [[460.3 Plant Inspection#460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling|EPG 460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling]]'''
 
 
8/24/16: In EPG 401.2.3, contractors are allowed flexibility in the field to make bin adjustments provided the specs are satisfied. In EPG 460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling, the collection of a third pint can of binder as the retained sample is the appropriate procedure. 
 
 
'''[[:Category:401 Bituminous Base and Pavement#401.2.8 Quality Assurance (Sec 401.9)|EPG 401.2.8 Quality Assurance]]'''
 
 
8/24/16: Guidance was revised to reflect recent updates to Sec 401. Includes revisions to the TSR verbiage, plant setting adjustments by the contractor without prior approval, average core results for acceptance and the approach to Plasticity Index.
 
 
'''[[606.1 Guardrail#606.1.3 Guardrail Systems|EPG 606.1.3 Guardrail Systems]]'''
 
 
8/24/16: Incidental grading for Type A end terminals was deleted so that a separate pay item could be included for prime contractors to bid on projects.
 
 
'''[[751.40 Widening and Repair (LFD and Not Updated)#751.40.2.4 Deck Repair and Filled Joints|EPG 751.40.2.4 Deck Repair and Filled Joints]] and [[751.6 General Quantities#751.6.1 Index of Quantities|EPG 751.6.1 Index of Quantities]]'''
 
 
8/24/16: Hydro Demolition updates to drawings and pay items.
 
 
'''[[643.2 Local Utility Adjustments - Public and Private|EPG 643.2 Local Utility Adjustments - Public and Private]]'''
 
 
8/24/16: This article was generally updated to reflect current practice.
 
 
'''[[231.8 Bridge Width|EPG 231.8 Bridge Width]]'''
 
 
8/24/16: Criteria for minimum bridge width was expanded to include National Bridge Inventory rating system requirements for bridge width.
 
 
'''[[751.13 Expansion Devices#751.13.6.4 Slab Details|EPG 751.13.6.4 Slab Details]] and [[751.13 Expansion Devices#751.13.6.5 Barrier Curb Details|EPG 751.13.6.5 Barrier Curb Details]]'''
 
 
8/24/16: New EPG 751.13.6.4 shows slab extensions at the ends of finger plate expansion devices and additional bars in extension. New guidance for barrier curb reinforcement at the ends of finger plate expansion devices in EPG 751.13.6.5.
 
 
'''Work Zone and Work Area Lighting Requirements'''
 
 
8/24/16:  Guidance in [[616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616#Work Zone and Work Area Lighting Requirements (for Sec 616.5)|EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616]] now reflects the deletion of Pay Item 616.2010 WORK ZONE LIGHTING.
 
 
'''[http://epg.modot.org/index.php?title=Category:110_State_and_Federal_Wage_Rates_and_Other_Requirements#Sample_Letters_to_Address_Final_Paperwork_Requirements_for_Contractors EPG 110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records]'''
 
 
8/19/16: New guidance is available to address final plans paperwork requirements for contractors.
 
 
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.3.4 Basis of Payment|EPG 134.3.4 Basis of Payment]]'''
 
 
8/12/16: The different bases of payments for consultant contracts were clarified.
 
 
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process – Standard Solicitation Method for On-Call Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts|EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process – Standard Solicitation Method for On-Call Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts]]'''
 
 
8/12/16: Text stating that MOUs are "..for the quick delivery of small projects that are limited in scope" was removed.  Also, the MOU Checklist was clarified to better align with guidance.
 
 
'''[[237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents|EPG 237.9 Submission of Plans and Supporting Documents]]'''
 
 
7/29/16: This article has been generally revised to provide current guidance for the submission of plans and supporting documents for eProjects.
 

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MoDOT’s three pillars of “Safety, Service and Stability” steer our leadership and employees. Our commitment to safety includes keeping both customers and ourselves safe. Our service includes providing outstanding customer service, delivering transportation solutions of great value and using resources wisely. Keeping roads and bridges in good condition, operating a reliable and convenient transportation system, and advancing Missouri’s economic development reflect our commitment to stability.
Innovative concepts, such as Practical Design and design-build, are used to deliver our commitments. These and other forward-thinking concepts shape the content of the ENGINEERING POLICY GUIDE (EPG). This document provides a single reference for all engineering and engineering-related Bridge, Construction, Design, Highway Safety & Traffic, Maintenance, Planning and Right of Way guidance.
MoDOT's MASH
Implementation
Information
Useful information on how to search for info in the EPG: Searching the Engineering Policy Guide
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
Information for Digitally Signing Documents

There are several documents (internal and external) that can be signed with digital signatures through PDF editing software. ONLY PDF DOCUMENTS CAN BE DIGITIALLY SIGNED. First you must set up your digital signature ID:

- If you are an Adobe Pro/Reader user, please see the Quick Reference Guide (QRG) Digital signature for Adobe Reader DC or Pro DC to set up your digital signature ID. If you are not including an image of your signature, you can skip Section 1 regarding capturing your signature image; go to Section 2 to set up your Adobe digital signature ID. Unless you work in Construction and Materials, skip Section 3 as well. Page 7 of these instructions will also look a little different due to software updates. The Sign Document window will most likely be Sign With a Digital ID; click on Continue. If you are including an image of your signature you will have to click on Create and follow the steps (also follow the directions in Section 1 for capturing your signature image). Otherwise you will enter your password and click on Sign.

- If you are a Bluebeam Revu user, please see Creating Digital IDs in Bluebeam Revu to set up your digital signature ID.

The following documents may be signed with the digital signatures methods above:

  • Professional Services Committee (PSC) Letters/Approvals
  • Design Exceptions
  • Letters to external partners
  • Expense Reports

If you are not sure if a document can be digitally signed, please reach out to your Assistant District/Division Engineers for guidance.

This information will be updated as needed. Please check back often.

Other helpful documents and tips: