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At Washington, MO, Alberici employees construct the new Rte. 47 Missouri River Bridge just upstream (to the west) of the existing bridge, which opened in 1936. The new bridge project was awarded for about $63 million and will have two 12-ft. lanes and 10-ft. shoulders on the inside and outside. The aesthetics of the bridge will include decorative lighting, railing details and decorative columns.
Lehman Construction Company is beginning to construct the Chestnut Expressway Railroad Bridge over the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe tracks in Springfield. The expressway traffic has been shifted to a temporary bypass. The project is expected to be completed in late 2017.
Clarkson Construction Company employees continue to widen Rte. 45 to four lanes from I-435 to Rte. K, near Parkville. This project includes retaining walls, a center median and an additional roundabout.

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 40 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 February, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136 151594 10. EPG 751.5 203518
19. EPG 134 154558 9. EPG 600 238187
18. EPG 751.40 157941 8. EPG 616.23 257594
17. EPG 136.4 165860 7. EPG 100 290225
16. EPG 751.50 168863 6. EPG 700 300752
15. EPG 620.2 173429 5. EPG 101 321245
14. EPG 903 180423 4. EPG 900 323348
13. EPG 200 181023 3. EPG 136.12 350686
12. EPG 136.9 195186 2. EPG 751 410135
11. EPG 616 201741 1. EPG Main Page 2669522

Cost Estimate Guide for Rural Preliminary Design

2/21/17: In EPG 104.7 Estimates, the Cost Estimate Guide for rural preliminary design was updated.

EPG Subordination of Mortgage Liens

2/17/17: Guidance about the Partial Deed of Release has been updated to reflect current practices.

Epoxy Coated Reinforcing

2/15/17: Guidance in EPG 751. Epoxy Coated Reinforcement Requirements has expanded the use of epoxy coated reinforcement in bridge structures.

Traffic Signal Maintenance

2/15/17: Signal-related preventive maintenance and inspection process guidance in EPG 902.4.2.1 Controller and Cabinet Replacement Program and EPG 902.5.8.3 Signal Maintenance was updated.

EPG 127.29 Storm Water

2/15/17: New and updated guidance provides permit requirements. Also, new EPG 129.13 Public Involvement for Stormwater guidance describes the public involvement process that allows input on new permits.


2/15/17: New guidance implements the Work Zone No Phone Zone signs. TA-50 was also updated.

EPG 751.10.4 Conduit Systems

2/10/17: Guidance about deflection fitting and expansion fitting requirements was clarified.

EPG 751.40.2.3 Substructure Repair

2/9/17: Guidance for formed and unformed repair areas was clarified.

Links to Maintenance Agreements

2/3/17: Several articles, such as EPG 171.1.1 Agreements, that have links to Maintenance Agreements, were updated due to the new eAgreements SharePoint site.

EPG 616.6.87 Temporary Rumble Strips

1/17/17: Guidance has been updated and expanded.

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.