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Above, Jefferson City’s Mayor Carrie Tergin (left) joins Structural Liaison Engineer Michele Atkinson for a selfie after declaring “Buckle Up Phone Down Day” in the city. The mayor knows how to promote a good thing!
Watch crews install new pedestrian bridges for the Centennial Greenway Expansion. It’s part of the Great Rivers Greenway Centennial Greenway project, which calls for a 17 mile corridor between Forest Park in St. Louis to St. Peters in St. Charles County.

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 October, the numbers of hits are:
20. EPG 136 164920  10. EPG 751.5 227661
19. EPG 134 169813  9. EPG 600 259444
18. EPG 751.40 169961  8. EPG 616.23 268933
17. EPG 136.4 177444  7. EPG 100 309884
16. EPG 620.2 185669  6. EPG 700 323280
15. EPG 200 192263  5. EPG 900 344072
14. EPG 751.50 192529  4. EPG 101 364288
13. EPG 903 192532  3. EPG 136.12 374899
12. EPG 136.9 208870  2. EPG 751 445909
11. EPG 616 216159  1. EPG Main Page 2953311

Sealed Joint Design

10/27/17: Much of EPG 751.13 Expansion Devices was revised to reflect the improved design and details for both Preformed Compression and Strip Seal Expansion Joint Systems. New designs and details for Preformed Silicon or EPDM Seal Expansion Joint Systems were also issued. Numerous standard detail notes were revised or added in EPG 751.50 H5c, H5d and H5e.

Required Number of Strands

10/13/17: In EPG 751.22.1.1 Material Properties and EPG 751.23.1.1 Material Properties, guidance was expanded for reporting on the girder plans the required number of strands by design and the total initial prestress force.

EPG Security Assessment for Leased Areas Over or Under Highway Structures

10/11/17: A table was added to clarify policies for storing items under bridges.

Licensing of Junkyard

10/11/17: The junkyard expiration date was updated in EPG Issuing a New License and EPG 236.17.5 Junkyard Renewal to match the statutes.

EPG 237.13.2 Electronic Design Data

10/10/17: The list of electronic design data files generated from GEOPAK for Roadway Contract Plans was updated.

End of Slab Guidance

9/29/17: In EPG 751.10.1.10 Slab Offsets for Curved Bridges and EPG 751.10.1.16 Plan of Slab Details, guidance was clarified about how to show and identify the end of slab in a plan of slab detail when expansion joint systems are located at the end bents. In EPG 751.6.2.10 Bridge Slabs and Note B3.21, guidance about how to estimate slab quantities when expansion joint systems are present was clarified.

EPG 751.5.1.4 Contract Addendums and Construction Changes

9/28/17: Guidance for change orders to bridge plans was clarified.

Work Zone Transportation Management Plan

9/27/17: In EPG 616.14.8 Significant Projects, the criteria of "significant project" was revised. The requirements for TCP were revised in EPG 616.14.10 Work Zone Transportation Management Plan.

EPG 236.5.19 Survey Requirements

9/19/17: Guidance about who may prepare legal descriptions was clarified and brought into compliance with new legislation.

Typical Applications

9/18/17: MoDOT is implementing the National Safety Council’s 3-2-1 Cone Procedure for internal operations. TA-10, TA-10a and TA-10g were updated to reflect the new cone procedure.

EPG 751.22.2.2 Prestressing Strands

9/12/17: Clarified guidance that distances to hold-down devices and between hold-down devices for prestressed girders and beams should be reported on the plans to the nearest inch.

EPG 236.16.11 Cutout and Extension Process

9/1/17: Guidance for the cutout and extension process was updated to reflect current statutes.

EPG Purpose

9/1/17: A checklist of items to determine property ownership for ADA projects was added.

Bridge Clearances

8/31/17: Guidance for bridge clearances was clarified in EPG 751.1.2.6 Vertical and Horizontal Clearances, EPG 751.1.2.16 Bridges Over Railroads, EPG 751. Content, EPG 751. Features Crossed and EPG 751. Features Crossed. In EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, notes A3.7 and E3.5 were also revised.

EPG 643.4.1.14 Railroad Crossing Median Islands

8/29/17: The speed limit threshold for using raised islands at railroad crossings was reduced from 45 mph to 40 mph and an option was added for locations with a speed limit of 45 mph or greater.

EPG 751.20.3.1 Solid Slabs

8/24/17: The intermediate bent beam cap height for solid slab end span was revised to accommodate commercially available forming systems.

Anchorage of Pile for Seismic Jobs

8/14/17: Guidance for the anchorage of pile for seismic jobs was revised in EPG 751.36.2 Anchorage of Piles for Seismic Categories B, C and D. Also, related standard detailing notes were revised and added.

EPG 625.1.2 Construction Inspection for Sec 625.10 Slab Undersealing

8/10/17: Guidance for the measurement of liquid asphalt cement has been clarified.

EPG 760.1 Bridge Work Over Traffic

8/10/17: New guidance clarifies overhead work on bridges safety policy.

Emergency Vehicle Crossover Dimensions

8/8/17: Guidance in EPG 240 Maintenance and Emergency Crossovers revised the emergency vehicle crossover dimensions to 20' wide with a 10' radius to allow better utilization by fire/EMS responders.

EPG 610 Pavement Smoothness

8/7/17: Guidance is now available for the new Sec 610.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes

7/25/17: Notes H2c.1.10 and H2c.1.11 were combined and revised and H2c1.38 was revised to clarify the location of the coil tie being referenced.

EPG 643.1.2 Utility Status

7/24/17: Guidance has been updated to current practice.

EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process – Standard Solicitation Method for On-Call Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contracts

7/11/17: DocuSign instructions have been made available in the guidance.

EPG 134.2.4 Consultant Solicitation and Selection Process

7/5/17: Guidance reflects the new 2017-2020 on-call consultant categories and lists.