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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.

The Rte. 50/63 Lafayette Interchange was dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City, Lincoln Univ. (MO) Army ROTC, Lincoln Univ. (MO), Jefferson City Public Schools, Quinn Chapel AME Church Jefferson City, Mo., Sen. Mike Kehoe, City of Jefferson, Missouri, Central Dist. Engineer David Silvester and many others.
Clarkson Construction Company crews install girders for the new Grand Ave. bridge over I-670 in downtown Kansas City. The project is expected to reopen Grand Ave. to traffic by Dec. 1.
Intermediate Maint. Worker Brandon Sullivan performs shoulder maintenance work near the US 54/Rte. V intersection in Linn Creek.

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.

Perhaps you've wondered how many hits the most popular EPG articles have. As of late October, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136, 143653 10. EPG 616, 195138
19. EPG 134, 146568 9. EPG 600, 229823
18. EPG 751.40, 151265 8. EPG 616.23, 251945
17. EPG 751.50, 158763 7. EPG 100, 280687
16. EPG 136.4, 160144 6. EPG 700, 288986
15. EPG 620.2, 166168 5. EPG 101, 299395
14. EPG 903, 170909 4. EPG 900, 314059
13. EPG 200, 175313 3. EPG 136.12, 339563
12. EPG 136.9, 180036 2. EPG 751, 389399
11. EPG 751.5, 186914 1. EPG Main Page, 2531494

EPG Full Disclosure Clause

9/29/16: The full disclosure clause was updated to reflect how MoDOT currently handles property conveyances.

EPG 751.5.1.4 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes

9/29/16: Guidance for change orders to bridge plans has been revised.

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: EPG 130.1 Discussion was updated to reflect the tracker identified goal. A new workbook is available for a district-led Value Analysis.

Preliminary Design of a Bridge

9/23/16: EPG 751.1.1 Overview has been updated to reflect current practice.

EPG 751.10.1.11 Slab Elevations

9/23/16: Guidance is now coordinated with MicroStation cells.

EPG 237.2.8 Utility Information Note

9/23/16: The note required to be placed on the title sheet has been expanded.

EPG 109.1 Measurement of Quantities

9/22/16: Guidance about measuring quantities was clarified.

EPG 903.2.12 Quantity Computations and 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.

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.

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.

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.

EPG 127.7 Threatened and Endangered Species

8/25/16: This article was updated and clarified, including the addition of new info on migratory birds.

EPG 703.2.7 Machine Finishing

8/25/16: Guidance for the use of a vibratory screed was expanded and clarified.

EPG 401.2.3 Job Mix Formula and 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.

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.

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.

EPG 751.40.2.4 Deck Repair and Filled Joints and EPG 751.6.1 Index of Quantities

8/24/16: Hydro Demolition updates to drawings and pay items.

EPG 643.2 Local Utility Adjustments - Public and Private

8/24/16: This article was generally updated to reflect current practice.

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.

EPG 751.13.6.4 Slab Details and 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 EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616 now reflects the deletion of Pay Item 616.2010 WORK ZONE LIGHTING.

EPG 110.3 Prevailing Wages and Records

8/19/16: New guidance is available to address final plans paperwork requirements for contractors.

EPG 134.3.4 Basis of Payment

8/12/16: The different bases of payments for consultant contracts were clarified.

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.

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.