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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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With its program management firm, Oregon Bridge Delivery Partners, ODOT was honored to win a Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for the bridge program as a whole.  Accepting the award at the April 29 event were, from left to right, Vanessa Baker, OBDP business manager; Greg Amparano, vice president and member of the Joint Venture Board; Laurie Roden, senior vice president and member of the JV board; John Craig, vice president and program director ; and Jim Hagar, OBDP economic stimulus manager.
 
 
 
Early in the year, we won two awards for concrete, the staple of bridge building in Oregon. Bundle 220, the Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge project, in Eugene-Springfield won an Excellence in Concrete Award in the restoration bridge category from the Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association. This project also won the American Concrete Institute’s 1st place slag award for durability.
  
 
 

Partnership with community college is win-win for students and ODOT
 
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Tony Mora, a Wireless Communications Section intern, works on building wiring kits for radio sites.

 

Dominic Luebbers is proof that one determined individual can make all the difference. The ODOT Wireless Communications Section has had an informal internship program for several years, but through Luebbers' experience, the program evolved, creating a bridge for other to follow.

 

His effort not only helped pave the way for other technicians, but created a beneficial partnership between Chemeketa Community College's Electronics and networking Technologies Program and the Wireless 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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