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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
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Assistant Radio Project Manager Joe Messman (left) and ODOT Chief Engineer and Technical Serices Manager Tom Lauer enjoy a view of the Sandy River from the bike and pedestrian bridge built as part of the eastbound Interstate 84 replacement bridge in Troutdale.
At a morning ceremony on June 26, nearly 100 well-wishers braved classic Willamette Valley drizzle to join the project team from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Bridge Delivery Partners in marking completion of the new Interstate 84 bridge over the Sandy River in Troutdale, the last bridge replacement in the OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program.

Radio project celebrates fulfillment of Southwest Seven partnership
Linda Cook, Left, emergency manager for Lane County and the administrator for the Southwest Seven, and Myrna Curzon, State Radio project partnerships coordinator, worked closely for the past several years and now celebrate the successful conclusion of the grant obligations between the Southwest Seven and the state.
After a long, winding and sometimes bumpy road, the State Radio Project reached a milestone in May when the state met its obligations to a long-standing partnership wiht seven Oregon counties 
Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Josephine, Lane and Linn counties formed the Southwest Seven government entity in 2006 to collaborate with the former Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network.  To seek funding for an interoperable radio communications system that would benefit all seven counties, the consortium partnered with OWIN to lower costs in a way that would benefit the counties as well as the state.  By sharing resources, they could support each other in public safety coummications.





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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