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  • ROADWAY ENGINEERING - Steven Lindland, PE

    Roadway Engineering is a diverse group with responsibilities that affects many aspects of project development. The Highway Design Manual, Standard Drawings, and the Contract Plan Development Guide are key to the development of projects and the preparation of Contract Plans. The Bicycle - Pedestrian Program and the Scenic Byway Program support activities and efforts within ODOT as well as local government and non-profit organizations.
Standards Programs and Grants
Highway Design Manual
The Standards Group is responsible for maintaining the Highway Design Manual. This group provides technical support and is part of Roadway Engineering.
Standard Drawings
The Oregon Standard Drawings were developed jointly by ODOT and APWA for use on public work projects in Oregon. The Standards group maintains files and leads the development of updates to current drawings and the creation of new drawings. Fifty five revised Standard Drawings are scheduled for release in Feb 2007.
Contract Plan Development Guide
The Contract Plans Development Guide has two volumes. Use the link below to access these volumes.
Design Exceptions
Use the following link to access a Design Exceptions Request Form.
Technical Bulletins
Fifteen Technical Bulletins have been drafted to revise Design Standards in the Highway Design Manual. Use the link below to view recent Tech Bulletins related to Roadway Engineering.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Grants
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Grant Program is a competitive grant program that provides approximately $5 million dollars every two years to Oregon cities, counties and ODOT regional and district offices for design and construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
Scenic Byway Program
This program designates and maintains Corridor Management Plans for State and National Byways.
Scenic Byway Grants
National Scenic Byway funds are available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The funding program is administered in Oregon by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Qualifying projects must be along an Oregon Scenic Byway or Tour Route. This is a reimbursable program, not a grant program. Funds must be expended in advance of repayment through the program.
Value Engineering
Value Engineering is the systematic application of recognized techniques by multi-disciplined team which identifies the function of a product or service; establishes a worth for that function; generates alternatives through the use of creative thinking; and provides the needed functions, reliably, at the lowest overall cost. Highway projects on the National Highway system that exceed 20 million dollars must have a Value Engineering Study.