Recent Policy Changes in the EPG

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EPG 751. Anchor Bolts through EPG 751. Concrete Shear Blocks, EPG 751.11.2.1 Elastomeric Bearings, EPG 751.11.3.5 Anchor Bolts, EPG 751.22.2.7 Dowel Bars and EPG 751.22.3.14 Concrete Shear Blocks

5/11/22: Guidance for the design of bearing anchor bolt, dowel bar and shear block has been expanded and clarified.

EPG 105.15 Project Acceptance

4/29/22: Guidance for project acceptance has been clarified and updated to current practice in EPG 105.15, EPG 108.16.1 Informational Dates and EPG 109.8 Final Acceptance and Payment.

EPG 712.1.4 Welding

4/21/22: Guidance for stud welding has been updated to align with Sec 712.6.3. Also, outdated references to field welder cards has been removed.

Construction Inspection Guidance for Records to be Maintained

4/20/22: EPG 137.1 Location and EPG 137.6 Close Out Procedure for External CM SharePoint Quality Management Documents now present updated information about how CM Division stores electronic contract documents.

EPG 903.3.4.3 Perforated Square Steel Tube Posts (PSST)

4/20/22: Guidance for PSST anchor installations has been updated and clarified.

Seeding, Mulching and Temporary Seeding

4/20/22: Guidance in EPG 802 Mulching, EPG 805 Seeding, EPG 806.1 Erosion Control Measures and EPG 806. Temporary Seeding and Mulching reflects the new standard seed mixes, fertilizer, and lime rates (as shown in the new Standard Plan 805.00 Seeding) to promote a more effective vegetative establishment, allowing for quicker project finalization. MoDOT is obligated to stabilize disturbed areas with permanent building materials or perennial vegetative cover to minimize erosion and sedimentation of disturbed areas. New guidance for cool season and warm season grasses is available. Mulching will not be required for final seeded areas where temporary seeding is planned for temporary stabilization of areas to receive warm season grasses. A new Guide for Grass Species is available in EPG 805.2.4 Acceptance to assist with general inspection and acceptance of vegetative covers.

Pre-MASH 2016 Temporary Traffic Control Device Sunset Dates

4/20/22: Guidance in EPG 612 Impact Attenuators, EPG 616.6 Temporary Traffic Control Zone Devices, EPG 616.18 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 616, EPG 616.19 Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices, EPG 616.23 Traffic Control for Field Operations, EPG 617.1 Temporary Traffic Barriers, EPG 617.2 Construction Inspection Guidelines for Sec 617, EPG 1063 Temporary Traffic Control Devices and EPG 1064 Temporary Concrete Traffic Barrier now reflects that all temporary traffic control devices on a project must be NCHRP 350 or MASH 2016 Test Level 3 compliant. The use of two-loop temporary Type F concrete traffic barrier shall not be allowed after January 1, 2023.

EPG 403.1.19 Acceptance of Material

4/20/22: The maximum number of contractor QC sublots that can be used for one lot of superpave asphalt pavement is 28. Regardless of lot size, QA testing will always be at a frequency of one per four sublots. Any remaining quantity less than 4000 tons, that cannot be treated as a separate lot, will be combined with the previous full lot and the pay factors will be determined on the combined lot.

Guidance Documents Needed for Property Closings

4/18/22: In EPG Pre-Negotiation Preparation and EPG Purpose, additional guidance is available for greater clarity about what is needed from property owners to close on the properties either with MoDOT or a title company.

Prestressed Concrete I Girders

4/11/22: In EPG 751.22.2.5 Pretensioned Anchorage Zones, the bursting resistance guidance now allows a larger number of bonded strands for many of these girders, effectively increasing the span limits for the girders. Guidance was expanded in EPG 751. through 751. to eliminate or reduce conflict between the lowest middle two strands and the B bars.

EPG 127.2.5 Approximate Timelines for Section 106 Compliance

4/5/22: Guidance about the timelines for completing the Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act review process has been clarified.

Coil Ties in Prestressed Girder Webs

3/28/22: In several EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes, references to web coil ties in bulb-tee and NU girders have been removed since these are now no longer being used.

EPG 109.11 Compensation for Project Delays

3/16/22: Guidance has been expanded to produce more uniform administration of delay claims.

EPG 902.4.2.1 Controller and Cabinet Replacement Program

2/16/22: The recommended replacement age for signal cabinets was updated to 25 years from 20 years.

Right of Way Mediation

2/15/22: In EPG Acquisition by Mediation and EPG Purpose, guidance has been updated to reflect current process and procedures, including the MoDOT Impasse Letter.

Bridge Barrier and Railing Guidance

2/14/22: Guidance in EPG 751.1.3.4 Barrier or Railing Type, Height and Guidelines for Curb Blockouts, EPG 751.12.1.3 Type D and H (42ʺ and 32ʺ single sloped railing) and EPG 751.12.2 Two Tube Rail (Top Mounted) TL-4 (NCHRP 350) has been clarified and coordinated.

EPG 616.13.2 Interstate, Freeways and Multi-lane Roadways

2/10/22: The MoDOT Work Zone Impact Analysis Spreadsheet was updated and smart work zone guidance and training videos were added.

EPG 242.2 Life Cycle Cost Adjustment (LCCA) Factor

2/9/22: Guidance was clarified for the calculation of the LCCA.

Legal Description, Exhibit A

2/8/22: In EPG 238.2 Land Surveying, this document was updated by replacing the term “Legal” with “Property” to comply with Code State Regulation for surveying.

EPG 701 Drilled Shafts

1/28/22: New guidance is available for the proper steps to be made to remediate a defect in a drilled shaft.

EPG 237.14 Electronic Design Data Delivery (BIM Deliverables)

1/28/22: The title of EPG 237.14 was slightly modified and its guidance updated to reflect the new CADD Package (Open Roads Designer) now in use.

Bridge Blasting and Painting Packet

1/28/22: Inspectors and REs may now access this updated information in EPG Required Information for Submittal and EPG 1081 Coating of Structural Steel.

Full Depth Pavement Repairs Basis of Payment

1/26/22: EPG 613.1.1 Full Depth Pavement Repairs, Basis of Payment presents Resident Engineers with expanded guidance about compensating contractors the concrete costs for full depth repairs that significantly exceed typical section plan depths.

Increased Federal Share Program

1/26/22: New EPG 104.2.1 Increased Federal Share Program and EPG 104.2.2 District Role present guidance about how and when to apply for a 5% increase of the federal cost share of innovative projects (that is, 15% state matching vs. 20% state matching).


1/26/22: The new, expanded design-build guidance, including updated forms and checklists, brings EPG 139 Design - Build up to current practices. EPG 149's title was slightly modified and its guidance has also been brought up to current practices for project delivery method determination and initial risks. Since design-build is only one method of project delivery, EPG 149 Project Delivery Determination and Initial Risk Assessment also reflects the concurrent revisions in EPG 139.