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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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There are several documents (internal and external) that can be signed with digital signatures through PDF editing softwareONLY PDF DOCUMENTS CAN BE DIGITIALLY SIGNEDFirst you must set up your digital signature ID:
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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 wiselyKeeping 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 commitmentsThese 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.
 
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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 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.
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| valign="top" width="100%" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3" style="border: 1px solid #FF8C00; background:#FFA500" align="center"|'''<big><font color="white"><i>RECENT POLICY CHANGES IN THE EPG</i></font color="white"></big>'''
 
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'''[[:Category:123 Federal-Aid Highway Program#123.1.1 FHWA Oversight - National Highway System|EPG 123.1.1 FHWA Oversight - National Highway System]]'''
 
  
8/9/18: Information for Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) has been updated for PY20.
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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.
  
'''[[:Category:134 Engineering Professional Services#The PM/CA uploads a copy|Consultant Contract Administration]]'''
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:::*Expense Reports.
  
7/31/19: Guidance for the invoicing process has been updated.
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If you are not sure if a document can be digitally signed, please reach out to your Assistant District/Division Engineers for guidance.
  
'''[[751.1 Preliminary Design#Required Pile Length|EPG 751.1.2.21 Substructure Type]]'''
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This information will be updated as needed. Please check back often.
  
7/31/19: Guidance pertaining to galvanizing requirements for scour area has been clarified.
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'''Other helpful documents and tips:'''
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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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:::*[[media:Digitally Signing Preliminary Plans in ProjectWise.pdf|Digitally Signing Preliminary Plans in ProjectWise]] - this does not work with all versions of Adobe Acrobat Pro/DC (contributed by Don Saiko, TPM/Stacy Reese, ADE in SW District).
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'''[[236.8 Relocation Assistance Program|EPG 236.8 Relocation Assistance Program]]'''
 
  
7/30/19: Guidance was updated to match the MAP-21 and federal guidelines.
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|align="left"|The design concepts and criteria within the Engineering Policy Guide (EPG) are intended for use when designing new construction projects on new locations or designing reconstruction projects on existing locationsProjects on existing roadways call for a flexible, practical, and performance-based approach to designThe EPG encourages flexible and practical design, which emphasizes the role of the planning and design teams in determining appropriate design dimensions based on project-specific conditions and existing and future roadway performance, more than on meeting specific nominal design criteriaAlthough new design values and concepts may be presented throughout the EPG, this does not imply that existing roadways are unsafe, nor does it mandate the initiation of projects to improve existing roadways. While the EPG does include nearly all engineering related aspects of roadway design and maintenance it is not all encompassing.  The use of properly equipped and maintained vehicles, operated by a capable user, is also pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of a transportation facility.  
'''[[media:616.8.10g MT 2019.pdf|Fig. 616.8.10g (TA-10g MT) Side Roads Entering Work Zones]]'''
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7/25/19: Guidance in [[616.19 Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices#Picture 10 shows|EPG 616.19.2.9.2 Flagging Operations]] and [[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#616.6.58 PILOT CAR FOLLOW ME (GO20-4) and PILOT CAR IN USE WAIT & FOLLOW (GO20-4a) (MUTCD 6F.58)|EPG 616.6.58 PILOT CAR FOLLOW ME and PILOT CAR IN USE WAIT & FOLLOW]] was updated along with Fig. 616.8.10g (TA-10g MT) Side Roads Entering Work Zones to present current pilot car signage usage.
 
 
 
'''[[121.5 Asset Management#Major Bridges are funded|EPG 121.5.4 Funding Assets]]'''
 
 
 
7/24/19: New guidance identifies what is eligible for Major Bridge Asset Management funds.
 
 
 
'''[[:Category:941 Permits and Access Requests#941.4 Request to Perform Grading or Construct Geometric Improvements within Interstate Right of Way|EPG 941.4 Request to Perform Grading or Construct Geometric Improvements within Interstate Right of Way]]'''
 
 
 
7/23/19: Policy was updated to match the current FHWA agreement and clarify the procedure.
 
 
 
'''[[606.1 Guardrail#606.1.3.2 End Terminals, Crash Cushions and Anchors|EPG 606.1.3.2 End Terminals, Crash Cushions and Anchors]]'''
 
 
 
7/22/19: Expanded guidance about end terminal grading for both new roadway construction and for existing roadbeds.
 
 
 
'''[[806.1 Erosion Control Measures#806.1.7.2 Construction Considerations|EPG 806.1.7.2 Construction Considerations]]'''
 
 
 
7/22/19: Simplified guidance by removing guidance that was sufficiently covered in specifications.   
 
 
 
'''[[LPA:136.3 Federal Aid Basics#136.3.8 Programs|EPG 136.3.8 Programs]]'''
 
 
 
7/22/19: Deleted guidance for LPA programs that are no longer in useAlso, guidance was updated to accommodate revisions in the FAST Act.
 
 
 
'''[[751.1 Preliminary Design#Required Pile Length|EPG 751.1.2.21 Substructure Type]]'''
 
 
 
7/19/19: Guidance has been updated to refer 50-ft. lengths of galvanized pile.
 
 
 
'''[[903.6 Warning Signs#903.6.22 Low Clearance Sign (W12-2 and W12-2a) (MUTCD Section 2C.27)|EPG 903.6.22 Low Clearance Sign]]'''
 
 
 
7/12/19: Guidance has been clarified and generally re-written.
 
 
 
'''[[:Category:101 Standard Forms#Storm Water Database Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)|EPG Storm Water Database Quick Reference Guides (QRGs)]]
 
 
 
7/11/19: The storm water QRGs have been updated and collected under their own heading in EPG 101 Standard FormsNew storm water QRGs have also been added.
 
 
 
'''[http://epg.modot.org/index.php/141.2_Missouri_Transportation_Finance_Corporation_(MTFC)_Loans#141.2.11_Terms_of_Loans EPG 141.2.11 Terms of Loans]'''
 
 
 
7/10/19: Guidance has been updated to reflect the changes the MTFC board recently approved.
 
 
 
'''[[236.16 Outdoor Advertising#236.16.12.1 Digital Upgrade Request|EPG 236.16.12.1 Digital Upgrade Request]]'''
 
 
 
6/25/19: Guidance has been expanded about how MoDOT personnel may handle upgrade requests.
 
 
 
'''[[751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders#Pretensioned anchorage zones|Pretensioned Anchorage Zones]]'''
 
 
 
6/21/19: Terminology about the prestress force at transfer was clarified to better match AASHTO code.
 
 
 
'''[[127.13 Noise|EPG 127.13 Noise]]'''
 
 
 
6/21/19: Several updates including the clarification of [[127.13 Noise#Noise Screening Analysis Procedure|screening methodology]]. Also clarified that all benefitted receptors are to be included in the benefit cost reasonableness calculation and noise abatement voting.
 
 
 
'''[[127.25 Maintenance Environmental Policies#127.25.1.7 Disposal of Animal Carcasses|EPG 127.25.1.7 Disposal of Animal Carcasses]]'''
 
 
 
6/14/19: Updated guidance to match current practice, which has been coordinated with MO Dept. of Conservation.
 
 
 
'''[[750.7 Non-Hydraulic Considerations#750.7.3 Environmental Requirements|EPG 750.7.3 Environmental Requirements]]'''
 
 
 
6/14/19: Expanded guidance, especially in the new [[750.7 Non-Hydraulic Considerations#750.7.3.1 Stream Classifications|EPG 750.7.3.1 Stream Classifications]], clarified our process to meet the Corps' requirements for their "Regional Condition". 
 
 
 
'''[[236.7 Negotiation#236.7.2.9 Negotiation Procedures|EPG 236.7.2.9 Negotiation Procedures]] and [[236.7 Negotiation#236.7.7.3 Taxpayer Identification Numbers|EPG 236.7.7.3 Taxpayer Identification Numbers]]'''
 
 
 
6/4/19: Guidance has been updated to reflect that the IRS Form W-9 is no longer needed.
 
 
 
'''[[751.50 Standard Detailing Notes#(E2.26)|Standard Detailing Note]]'''
 
 
 
5/31/19: The commentary for Note E2.26 was clarifiedIn the note itself, additional options were provided for piling minimum nominal axial compressive resistance.
 
 
 
'''[[:Category:130 Value Engineering|EPG 130 Value Engineering]]'''
 
 
 
5/28/19: New guidance is now available for [[:Category:130 Value Engineering#130.3 Post-Award Value Engineering (PAVE)|Post-Award Value Engineering (PAVE)]] workshops, processes and project selections.
 
 
 
'''[[616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices (MUTCD 6F)#Fig. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations|Figs. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging and 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway]]'''
 
 
 
5/28/19: The spacing between the long-term rumble strips was increased to "10 to 12 feet" for a greater area of effectiveness.
 
 
 
'''Median Crossover on a Divided Highway, TA-39'''
 
 
 
5/28/19: In [[616.8 Typical Applications (MUTCD 6H)#Listing of Typical Applications for Design and Construction and Materials|EPG 616.8 Typical Applications]], TA-39 for Design and Construction was revised to require Directional Indicator Barricades for tapers. The concrete barrier has been removed on sheet 2. Instead of the concrete barrier, an approved, temporary and crashworthy device can be used.
 
 
 
'''[[media:Fig 237.6.docx|Costs for Non-Contractual Items]]'''
 
 
 
5/21/19: The most recent costs for non-contractual items is now presented in [[237.6 Estimates|EPG 237.6 Estimates]].
 
 
 
'''Pile Design'''
 
 
 
5/17/19: Guidance for pile design procedure was clarified in several articles including [[:Category:702 Load-Bearing Piles|EPG 702 Load-Bearing Piles]], [[751.1 Preliminary Design#751.1.2.23 Types of Piling|EPG 751.1.2.23 Types of Piling]], [[751.3 Structural Steel Design Properties|EPG 751.3 Structural Steel Design Properties]] and [[751.36 Driven Piles|EPG 751.36 Driven Piles]].
 

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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:


The design concepts and criteria within the Engineering Policy Guide (EPG) are intended for use when designing new construction projects on new locations or designing reconstruction projects on existing locations. Projects on existing roadways call for a flexible, practical, and performance-based approach to design. The EPG encourages flexible and practical design, which emphasizes the role of the planning and design teams in determining appropriate design dimensions based on project-specific conditions and existing and future roadway performance, more than on meeting specific nominal design criteria. Although new design values and concepts may be presented throughout the EPG, this does not imply that existing roadways are unsafe, nor does it mandate the initiation of projects to improve existing roadways. While the EPG does include nearly all engineering related aspects of roadway design and maintenance it is not all encompassing. The use of properly equipped and maintained vehicles, operated by a capable user, is also pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of a transportation facility.