Recent Policy Changes in the EPG
Structural Steel Details
10/20/21: Guidance for stiffener attachments to steel superstructures has been clarified in EPG 7220.127.116.11 Bearing Stiffeners, EPG 718.104.22.168 Int. Diaphragms and Cross Frames and EPG 722.214.171.124 Transverse Stiffeners. An associated standard detailing note was updated in EPG 751.50.
10/19/21: Guidance has been clarified that hot pour, polymer-modified, resin-based material should not be used as a typical Class A material option.
10/18/21: Guidance for the accomplishment plaque program has been eliminated to align with upcoming MUTCD guidance.
10/1/21: New guidance is available for License Plate Readers and PTZ Cameras. It informs requesting agencies of the process to request license plate readers on MoDOT right of way and informs our staff about where these devices may be permitted.
9/23/21: Guidance for SHOULDER WORK, SHOULDER WORK AHEAD, and RIGHT/LEFT SHOULDER CLOSED signs has been updated.
9/9/21: The definition of Major Traffic Disruption was updated to use the U.S. Census Bureau’s Urban Area Reference Maps since these maps more accurately depict a project area's rural or urban status.
9/7/21: The Unit Price Table has been updated in EPG 616.18, Relocation of Service Signs (Supplemental Guide Sign Program Signs) on Construction Projects to reflect the new MO Logos contract.
9/1/21: Fig. 126.96.36.199.4, District/Division Approval of Short List, and guidance for the consultant agreements short list process have been streamlined, clarified and brought to current, established practice.
8/31/21: This updated document accommodates the new web-based system and is now available in EPG 127.1 Request for Environmental Services.
8/26/21: Established guidance about analyzing street sweepings prior to disposal is now available.
Temporary Rumble Strips
8/13/21: Fig. 6188.8.131.52 Rumble Strip Placement in Flagging Operations and Fig. 6184.108.40.206 Rumble Strip Placement on a Divided Highway were updated and expanded to show the correct placement of both short-term and long-term rumble strips and associated signage.
Void Slab Calculations
8/12/21: In EPG 7220.127.116.11 Geometric Properties, the geometry figures were revised with updated voided slab beam calculations. In EPG 718.104.22.168.2 End Blocks Lengths and Weights, end block weights were adjusted to conform with the new void areas and in EPG 722.214.171.124 Vent Pipes for Stream Crossings the 15" diaphragm weights were also adjusted to the new void areas.
Expanding the NTPEP Compliance for Buy America
7/29/21: EPG 106.9 Buy America Requirement has been revised to make it easier for contractors and suppliers to comply with the Buy America policy.
Bearing Pads at Int Bents
7/28/21: In EPG 7126.96.36.199 Elastomeric Bearings, guidance for bearing pads at intermediate bents has been clarified.
Reporting Damaged Guardrail or Guard Cable
7/27/21: In EPG 606 Guardrail and Guard Cable, a contact number for reporting damaged guardrail or guard cable is now presented.
7/23/21: This article provides guidance for the new contracting method, Fixed Price Variable Scope (FPVS) Contracting, that has been approved by the FHWA.
7/23/21: The Seal Coat Guidelines and JSP package were updated. New Seal Coat Book Job Guidelines and Seal Coat Book Job JSP Package were also added.
7/23/21: The Contract Leveling Course (CLC) Guidelines and associated JSP package were updated. New CLC Book Job Guidelines and CLC Book Job JSP Package were also added.
7/21/21: A link to the new nonstandard JSP, NJSP 21-06 Radar Speed Advisory System, is now available.
7/21/21: Guidance for handling bridge sign attachments was expanded and updated to current established practice.
7/16/21: As a convenience to cities, a simplified document, Key Wayfinding Requirements, is now available.
7/15/21: Guidance about the determination and documentation of when tenant interest must be released has been expanded and clarified.
Material Supplier CUF Frequency
7/15/21: In EPG 188.8.131.52 Commercially Useful Function (CUF), updated guidance about material supplier CUF frequency to every 30 days, regardless of DBE activity.
7/1/21: MoDOT has recently approved a new, MASH-tested composite block for guardrail.