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Looking to the Future
Good Roads Support a Good Economy
OTIA has many benefits for Oregon’s economy:
  • approximately 5,000 family-wage jobs will be supported each year of construction;
  • about 160 new cityand county bridges will be constructed;
  • about 300 bridges will be repaired or replaced on the interstates and state highways;
  • there will be many miles of new pavement;
  • travelers will experience increased lane capacity and new interchanges;
  • a new relationship between state government and the private sector will be forged; and
  • a stronger transportation infrastructure will carry a healthy Oregoneconomy into the future.
The OTIA program makes a significant contribution to Oregonjobs and the Oregoneconomy: every $1 million invested in transportation construction supports about 14 family-wage jobs. Once the program is complete, a revitalized transportation infrastructure will continue to positively affect the state’s economy. ODOT’s vision is Oregon’s future—a strong and healthy private sector with plenty of jobs for everyone, a strong and sustainable economy, unimpeded freight mobility, and the kind of livable communities Oregonians greatly value.