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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.
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DBE Concurrence and Executing Consultant Contracts
2/16/18: Guidance in EPG 134.2.4 MoDOT MOU Execution Process, EPG 134.4 Contract Approval, Execution and Distribution, EPG 134.5.2 Supplemental Agreements and EPG 153.8 Design now directs that DBE Concurrence must be requested prior to executing consultant contracts.
D-15 Material List
2/9/18: In 237.7 Equipment and Materials List, designers are now required to include the D-15 in the Electronic Deliverables.
2/9/18: Expanded and updated guidance on the placement of the Radar Speed Advisory Assembly.
Revised Galvanized Pile Requirements
2/9/18: In EPG 702 Load-Bearing Piles, EPG 751.1.2 Bridges/Boxes, EPG 751.36 Driven Piles, EPG 751.50 E2, EPG 751.50 G, the revised galvanized pile requirements eliminate steel piling option AASHTO M 270, Gr 36 (ASTM A 709, Gr 36) and replace it with AASHTO M 270, Gr 50 (ASTM A709, Gr 50).
2/9/18: Guidance has been clarified and completely rewritten to be in accordance with pipe specifications. This includes the new articles EPG 724 Pipe Culverts and EPG 1041 Polypropylene Culvert Pipe and the re-titled EPG 730 Thermoplastic Pipe Culverts. EPG 732 Flared End Sections, EPG 750.7.2 Types, EPG 1028 Corrugated Polyvinyl Chloride Culvert Pipe and EPG 1047 Corrugated Polyethylene Culvert Pipe were also updated. EPG 728 Corrugated Polyvinyl Chloride Culvert Pipe was deleted since there is no longer a Sec 728.
Drainage relative to MSE Walls
2/9/18: Revised guidance in EPG 722.214.171.124 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Systems, EPG 7126.96.36.199 Preliminary Cost Estimate, EPG 7188.8.131.52 Design Exceptions, EPG 7184.108.40.206 MSE Walls, EPG 7220.127.116.11 Type, Alignment and Spacing , EPG 718.104.22.168 General Requirements for Location of Slab Drains, EPG 722.214.171.124 Wall Type Selection, EPG 751.24.2 Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls and EPG J1. General better defines where drainage/water can or cannot be discharged relative to the location of MSE walls and provides ways to divert the drainage/water in the design process.
Collars on Precast Concrete Box Culverts
2/9/18: Revisions in EPG 7126.96.36.199 Precast Culvert, EPG 7188.8.131.52 Steel Reinforcement and EPG 751.50 A2.8 address collars on precast concrete box culverts when cast-in-place box culverts are called for on the project. The revision also revises when/how geotextile fabric is used on precast joints.
2/9/18: Guidance is now provided to allow the use of LED luminaires for roadway lighting in EPG 901.7 Light Source and Intensity, EPG 901.8 System Voltage, EPG 901.9 Layout, EPG 901.11, EPG 901.12 Electrical Components, EPG 901.13, EPG 901.14 Dusk-to-Dawn Lighting Policy, EPG 901.16 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 901.
Request to Subcontract Work (Form C-220)
2/6/18: Guidance for a contractor to fill out Form C-220 was clarified in EPG 108.1.3 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Subcontracting.
2/5/18: This new guidance addresses Agreements initiated by other entities that are not initiated in eAgreements. The agreement template is initiated by the other entity, executed by the Commission and then uploaded into eAgreements Record center.
2/2/18: Clarified the requirements for location and design approval, which is required even if an LPA is administering and paying for the improvement.
2/2/18: Clarification about pavement thicknesses/types sometimes not included on typical sections.
2/2/18: Expanded and updated guidance on the placement of the Radar Speed Advisory Assembly. Also slightly updated Work Zone Questions for the Core Team in EPG 616.14 Work Zone Safety and Mobility Policy.
Clear Zones for 1R and 2R Projects
2/1/18: In EPG 128.2 Preventive Maintenance Projects (1R and 2R) and EPG 231.2 Clear Zones, the guidance regarding clear zones and roadside hardware for 1R and 2R projects was condensed and clarified.
1/26/18: Design Exceptions are to be stored electronically in eProjects after Central Office Design and/or Bridge divisions have reviewed and approved.
1/18/18: This new TM is now available.
Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments
1/18/18: "Guidance for Asphalt Cement Price Index Adjustments" has been updated to include info about contingent item work. The document is located in various articles including EPG 402.1.1 Plan Preparation and EPG 403 Asphaltic Concrete Pavement.
Right of Way Acquisition Authority and Project Funding
1/17/18: To align with current CFR regulations, guidance in EPG 184.108.40.206 Limited Acquisition Authority and Project Funding and EPG 220.127.116.11 Acquisition Authority and Project Funding updated what RW activities can be coded to the PE number prior to receiving FHWA's "A" date approval.
1/10/18: The latest version of the Engineering Factors Report, providing SFY 2015 to SFY 2017 info, is now presented in EPG 104.7 Estimates.
12/18/17: A few bridge structure entries in this document have been revised.
12/15/17: Guidance for QA measures to assure compliance with wage rate reviews was expanded.
Design Exception Process
11/6/17: In EPG 131.1.4, was updated to show that CO Design does not need to file a copy of every approved design exception. These should simply be stored in eProjects. Also, the formal submittal letter is no longer needed. Project context can be provided directly on the design exception form.
11/3/17: New EPG 127.13.12 provides guidance for developing a sound study and report. Other revisions to EPG 127.13 Noise clarify and expand definitions and the analysis of traffic noise impacts and mitigation.
Valley Section Locations
11/3/17: EPG 238.3.36 Bridge Surveys was updated to reflect changes in responsibility. In EPG 747.1 Bridge Survey Location Request and EPG 718.104.22.168 Survey Locations, guidance for district submittal of request for valley section locations was expanded.