Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Site Image

About Us
Welcome to the Oregon Department of Transportation Construction Section & Materials Lab Web Page.
We are respected professionals, known for our excellence as technical leaders for transportation.
  • Effective and efficient management of the Statewide Highway System defines our work.
  • Progressive thinking and creative solutions drive our decision making.
  • Our services strategically connect and integrate people, data, systems, and ideas.
  • Proactive, sound stewardship and successful partnerships form the foundation of public trust.
Mission Statement
The Construction Section’s role in ODOT’s Construction program is to lead continuous improvement of construction program quality by:
  • Establishing performance expectations for statewide construction program with the concurrence of the Project Delivery Leadership Team’s Standing Committee on Construction.
  • Determining, administering, and interpreting statewide construction policies, procedures and processes.
  • Providing construction expertise and training programs.
  • Driving statewide consistency.
  • Advancing new construction technologies.
The Construction Section & Materials Lab is part of the Technical Services Branch of the Oregon Department of Transportation.
We are made up of six different units that work in the planning, design and construction phases of project delivery.  
Units include:

Department organizational charts 
The Construction Section is responsible for providing statewide consistency, project development support for the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), and the Interstate Pavement Preservation Program. The Section also provides construction activity support by delivering services such as contract payments, contract services, contract claims, quality assurance, structural services, pavement management services, and materials testing.
The Construction Section conducts evaluation of commercial products used in construction and maintenance, and publishes a Qualified Products List.