ODOT staff has now been ensconced in the completely rehabilitated Transportation Building on the Capitol Mall for more than three months. With the recent dedication of the Oregon Transportation Commission’s meeting room to Gail Achterman, the former chair who passed away in January, the last major item on the move-in list has been completed.
With work complete, the project is expected to come in about $13 million under its budget of $69.4 million. Most of the savings came on the reconstruction project, but ODOT also saved money on leases for temporary facilities while workers were relocated.
ODOT will also derive long-term savings from reduced facility rental costs. With the building’s capacity growing from 400 staff to 475, at least eight facilities or locations where ODOT rented space will no longer be needed, creating a savings of almost $6.2 million over the next two decades.
For more information, visit ODOT’s Transportation building remodel webpage.