Recent Policy Changes in the EPG

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EPG 147.3.10 Guardrail and Guard Cable Repair

3/13/20: This new guidance assists JOC administrators to identify high priority repairs for guardrail and guard cable.

Preliminary Structure Guidance

3/9/20: Superstructure selection guidance has been updated throughout EPG 751.1.2.7 Structure Type Selection to EPG 751.1.2.17 Preliminary Cost Estimate. Pricing and bridge replacement information was updated.

EPG 127.26 Environmental Classification

3/4/20: The definitions of Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement were updated.

EPG Using the LPA On-Call Consultant List

2/27/20: Two new categories (Environmental and Historic Preservation) have been added to the LPA on-call consultant guidance.

EPG 236.4.4 Title Services and Responsibility

2/26/20: Guidance now reflects the recent interim guidance for determining responsibilities for the ADA transition plan and other construction requirements. EPG 236.4.4 Title Datum and Allied Services was retitled "Title Services and Responsibility".

EPG 607.1 Fencing Applications

2/14/20: Guidance for installing Interstate highway fencing was revised to current practice.

Deck rehabilitation

2/6/20: Deck rehabilitation guidance has been updated to current methods. Pay items in EPG 751.6.1 Index of Quantities were updated for supplementary wearing surface material. Rehabilitation design guidance was expanded in EPG 751.1.3 Wearing Surfaces/Rehabs/Redecks/Widenings and EPG 751.40.2.2 Special Repair Zones through EPG 751.40.3.1 Wearing Surfaces and added in EPG 216 Removals for Bridge Structures. Standard detailing notes were updated to reflect these revisions. EPG 1039 was re-titled as “Polymer Products”.

EPG 109.14 Price Adjustment for Fuel

1/30/20: Guidance has been coordinated with established AWP/SM practices.

EPG 751.6.2.17 Excavation

1/30/20: Excavation guidance has been updated to address Integral End Bents, remove Semi-Deep abutments and address effects of skew.

Nominal Acquisition Payment (NAP)

1/28/20: Guidance in EPG Waiver Valuation was revised to state that NAP forms are now to be approved by the Asst. to the State Design Engineer prior to use.

EPG 121.6 STIP Amendments

1/28/20: Guidance has been updated to reflect current practices.


1/22/20: The new AWP MA Retroactively Updating Materials Conversion Factor QRG is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.


1/17/20: The new AWP CM Test Equipment QRG is now available in EPG 101 Standard Forms.

Storm Water Permit Sign

1/17/20: This MoDNR stormwater permit sign has been updated in EPG 110.2 Additional Posters for Federal-Aid and State-Aid Projects.

Partial Depth Pavement Repairs

1/16/20: Guidance for the selection of different partial depth repairs has been clarified. Class A and Class B repair guidance was modified while new guidance for Class C repairs was added.

EPG Application Process

1/15/20: Guidance was clarified.

EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes K1.5.1 and K1.5.2

1/14/20: Note K1.5 is now split into two notes, one for use with major roads and one for minor roads.

New Scenic Byways Article

1/13/20: Guidance reflecting established practice is presented in the new article, EPG 236.18 Scenic Byways.

MoDOT's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

1/10/20: EPG 806.8 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) has been updated along with supporting guidance such as EPG 806.5 Site Inspections and BMP Repair to reflect the issuance of MoDOT's new State Operating Permit from DNR. Related new guidance includes EPG 237.2.8 Estimated Area of Disturbance and EPG 237.4.12 Erosion and Sediment Control Sheets.

Use of Hyphens in Structural Detailing

1/7/20: Guidance in EPG 751. Plurality and EPG 751. Punctuation was updated for the uniform use of hyphens.

EPG 751.35.4.3 Wing Reinforcement

12/19/19: H bar development lengths in end bent wings were slightly modified for rounding and for large skews.

EPG 409.2.8 Method of Measurement

12/19/19: This new guidance clarifies the method of measurement for seal coat.

EPG 236.3.12 Consultant Right of Way Acquisition and Relocation Services (RWRS)

12/19/19: This new guidance documents the established practice of initiating consultant right of way acquisition and relocations services.

EPG Emergency Work Procurement Process

12/18/19: New Emergency Work Procurement Process guidance reflecting established practice is now available.

EPG Conflict of Interest

12/16/19: Clarified guidance by adding information pertaining to when a consultant acts as a city engineer.