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    The Major Projects Branch extends the capacity of the Highway Division by facilitating, supporting and delivering transportation programs and projects. The branch manages and develops accountable and fiscally responsible programs that satisfy legislative requirements and meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders and the public through appropriate contracting and public-sector resourcing.
OTIA III Bridge Program Projects
Monthly Progress Report
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Last month, ODOT Stakeholder Engagement Strategist Jyll Smith was featured as one of the Daily Journal of Commerce's 2014 Newsmakers for using social media to communicate with the public about the Bundle 220, Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge project.
When the last bridge in the OTIA III State Bridge Delievery Program opens to traffic this summer, ODOT will have successfully completed one of its largest-ever undertakings. In just over a decade, we replaced 149 bridges and repaired 122. Motorists from Tillamook to Ontario and Mount Hood to Klamath Falls, on interstates as well as state highways, now enjoy a safer, unrestricted drive because of the proactive updating of these 271 aging bridges.


Wireless Communications Section introduces centralized work order desk

Lary Jarvi, Jenni Klug and Calvin Brown share the responsibility of running the day-to-day operations of the new Wireless Work Order Desk.




Developing efficiencies, streamlining processes and providing top-notch customer service are all goals successful businesses strive for, and the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Wireless Communications Section is no exception.


What began as a special project is soon to become a permanent change in business practice: introducing the new and improved Wireless Work Order Desk. The centralized, streamlined process will provide the best service in the most efficient way.


Through a central phone number and email address for requests from around the state, specialists are able to allocate the right resource to fulfill the customer’s request. Larry Jarvi, Jenni Klug and Calvin Brown share the responsibility of running the day-to-day operations of the work order desk.


Wireless Communications Section



Oregon Passenger Rail Study Continues

The project is currently in the Evaluate phase. This phase takes the corridor concepts developed in the Understand phase and screens them in two steps. First, the corridor concepts are screened against the project Purpose and Need. Then, the concepts that pass the first screen will go through a more detailed evaluation against a set of criteria. The results will be published in a Draft Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement that will be available for public review in late 2014.


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