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In mid-to-late January, Lehman Construction Co. starts work on the second phase of the $14.8 million Chestnut Expressway railroad bridge, located just west of Rte. 65 in Springfield. Traffic will be significantly impacted when traffic is moved to the temporary bypass consisting of two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane.

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 mid-January, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136, 149068 10. EPG 616, 199640
19. EPG 134, 152189 9. EPG 600, 235461
18. EPG 751.40, 156700 8. EPG 616.23, 255873
17. EPG 136.4, 163356 7. EPG 100, 287558
16. EPG 751.50, 165130 6. EPG 700, 297636
15. EPG 620.2, 171258 5. EPG 101, 313915
14. EPG 903, 177064 4. EPG 900, 320353
13. EPG 200, 179436 3. EPG 136.12, 348422
12. EPG 136.9, 191587 2. EPG 751, 403262
11. EPG 751.5, 199009 1. EPG Main Page, 2621636

EPG 171.2, B&G(D2) Weigh Station Obligations

1/11/17: Due to a new MOU with MSHP, snow and ice removal will be performed for all paved surfaces immediately adjacent to weigh station facilities.

EPG 134.1.3 Consultant Qualification

1/4/17: Guidance has been clarified that a firm is not required to submit a certificate of authority to become prequalified when the firm does work outside the jurisdiction of the MO Board for APEPLSPLA.

EPG 756 Seismic Design

1/4/17: The Bridge Seismic Design Process Flowchart has been revised.

EPG 751.40.2.3 Substructure Repair

12/6/16: General guidance was added for rehabilitating existing bent cap using fiber reinforced polymer reinforcement for shear strengthening.

EPG 460.3.13 Asphalt Binder Sampling

12/5/16: New guidance for submission of initial daily binder sample will ensure timely testing.

Right of Way Acquisition Authority

12/5/16: New guidance for federally funded early acquisition of a parcel is now available in EPG Advance Acquisition - Hardship and Protective Buying.

Form Liner Requirements for Large Block Wall

12/5/16: Guidance in EPG 747.1.6.2 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Systems and EPG 751.24.2 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls was clarified for form liner requirements for large block walls.

Standard Detailing Note J1.20a

11/22/16: The shop drawing requirements in this note were clarified.

Hairpin Bars

11/22/16: Hairpin guidance in EPG 751.10.1.14 Girder Haunch Reinforcement was expanded and clarified, especially that their location should be clearly shown and that these bars should be included in the bill of reinforcing steel.

Girder Reinforcement

11/22/16: In EPG 751.22 P/S Concrete I Girders, guidance for shear reinforcement was updated to current practice. Guidance for A1 reinforcement was revised to not use the WWR located in the flange of NU girders.

MoDOT and the Environment

11/10/16: Guidance in EPG 127.9 Floodplain Management and the Regulatory Floodway, EPG 127.11 Farmland Conversion and EPG 127.21 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Buyout Properties was updated to reflect new processes and forms.

New QRGs

11/9/16: The Land Disturbance QRG was replaced with three new Land Disturbance QRGs.

EPG 236.6.2 Scope of Assignment

11/9/16: Guidance was updated to reflect current practices. "Scope of Assignment for Simple Assignment or Experienced Staff and Fee" was removed.

EPG 106.16 Special Designs

11/8/16: Guidance for handling drawings from suppliers was expanded.

EPG 643.2.16.1 Buy America Guidelines for Utilities

11/1/16: Guidance has reverted to the previous, more relaxed, FHWA interpretation of Buy America.

Title Datum and Allied Services

11/1/16: Guidance in EPG Agreements Between Commission and Abstractor or Title Companies and EPG Procedure for Obtaining Title Services updated the agreements between Commission and abstractor or title companies to be current with business practices.

EPG 616.16 Law Enforcement Services

11/1/16: Guidance provided for incorporating law enforcement into contractor projects and maintenance operation work zones.

EPG 153 Agreements and Contracts

10/26/16: Guidance has been updated due to implementation of eAgreements.

EPG 751.50, H3. Bearings and I1.51

10/25/16: Notes H3.29.1, H3.49.1 and I1.51 were revised.

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.