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Innovative concepts, such as Practical Design and design-build, are used to deliver our commitments. These and other forward-thinking concepts shape the content of the ENGINEERING POLICY GUIDE (EPG). This document provides a single reference for all engineering and engineering-related Bridge, Construction, Design, Maintenance, Planning, Right of Way and Traffic guidance.


Pretensioned Anchorage Zones

6/21/19: Terminology about the prestress force at transfer was clarified to better match AASHTO code.

EPG 127.13 Noise

6/21/19: Several updates including the clarification of screening methodology. Also clarified that all benefitted receptors are to be included in the benefit cost reasonableness calculation and noise abatement voting.

EPG Disposal of Animal Carcasses

6/14/19: Updated guidance to match current practice, which has been coordinated with MO Dept. of Conservation.

EPG 750.7.3 Environmental Requirements

6/14/19: Expanded guidance, especially in the new EPG 750.7.3.1 Stream Classifications, clarified our process to meet the Corps' requirements for their "Regional Condition".

EPG Negotiation Procedures and EPG Taxpayer Identification Numbers

6/4/19: Guidance has been updated to reflect that the IRS Form W-9 is no longer needed.

Standard Detailing Note

5/31/19: The commentary for Note E2.26 was clarified. In the note itself, additional options were provided for piling minimum nominal axial compressive resistance.

EPG 130 Value Engineering

5/28/19: New guidance is now available for Post-Award Value Engineering (PAVE) workshops, processes and project selections.

Figs. 616.6.87.1 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging and 616.6.87.2 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway

5/28/19: The spacing between the long-term rumble strips was increased to "10 to 12 feet" for a greater area of effectiveness.

Median Crossover on a Divided Highway, TA-39

5/28/19: In EPG 616.8 Typical Applications, TA-39 for Design and Construction was revised to require Directional Indicator Barricades for tapers. The concrete barrier has been removed on sheet 2. Instead of the concrete barrier, an approved, temporary and crashworthy device can be used.

Costs for Non-Contractual Items

5/21/19: The most recent costs for non-contractual items is now presented in EPG 237.6 Estimates.

Pile Design

5/17/19: Guidance for pile design procedure was clarified in several articles including EPG 702 Load-Bearing Piles, EPG 751.1.2.23 Types of Piling, EPG 751.3 Structural Steel Design Properties and EPG 751.36 Driven Piles.

EPG Proposed 3D Top Surface Linear Features

5/10/19: This new guidance is for districts to be able to provide consultants with needed technical information.

EPG 236.3.5 Right of Way Expenditures and EPG 236.7.7 1099 Reporting of Acquisitions

4/30/19: Guidance has been updated to current practice.

EPG Informal Hearing

4/24/19: The membership constituting the ODA Informal Hearing Review Committee was updated.

EPG 751.22.2.5 Deformations

4/22/19: Guidance was clarified, particularly in "calculation of camber (upward)","calculations of deflections (downward)" and "creep coefficient".

EPG, Determination of Chemical Components in Asphalt and Non-Asphalt Rejuvenators

4/11/19: This new Test Method is now available.

EPG TM-89, Determination of Aluminum Oxide in High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST)

4/10/18: This new Test Method is now available.

EPG 236.13.13 Plan Submittal and Filing

4/5/19: Guidance now permits an Asst. District Engineer to approve Right of Way plans.

Steel Girder Galvanizing Procedure

3/27/19: Guidance was added in EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes for Nonweathering Steel Structures and EPG 751.14.5.8 Protective Coating Requirements to clarify steel girder galvanizing procedure.

Superpave Rice Testing Frequency

3/21/19: Guidance about the frequency for rice dry-back testing when sample results are very consistent was corrected to one every fourth sublot.

Bonds - What They Are and How They Work

3/15/19: This new tutorial is now displayed in EPG 152 Contactor Bonding Responsibilities.

EPG 910.3 Dynamic Message Signs

3/14/19: New types of DMSs are now referenced as a good portion of this article was updated.

Ephemeral Streams

3/12/19: Guidance in EPG 750.7.3.1 Embedment Requirements was updated with a minor note stating the Corps of Engineers must validate whether a stream is "ephemeral".

EPG Prompt Offer of Just Compensation

3/6/19: Guidance was clarified to allow the minimum offer to be reduced if approved by the Asst. to State Design Engineer – Right of Way.

EPG 616.16.1 Guidelines for Providing Law Enforcement Services

3/1/19: Guidelines were clarified to provide a more standardized process.