Maintaining Oregon's Highways
|Highway maintenance includes the daily activities of keeping up, preserving, repairing or restoring existing highways to keep them safe and usable for the traveling public. Highway maintenance activities include: |
Surface Repair Sealing cracks to keep water out, filling potholes, digging out and replacing small sections of pavement, and overlaying larger portions of failed pavement.
Drainage Cleaning and shaping ditches, cleaning and repairing culverts and restoring vegetation on slopes to limit erosion.
Roadside and Vegetation Rebuilding and smoothing shoulders to correct drop-offs from the pavement edge, sweeping debris, fixing access control fences, removing hazardous trees and clearing roadside weeds and other vegetation that could block visibility. Maintaining access to sidewalks and bike paths, removing litter, repairing damage due to vandalism, maintaining landscaping and rest areas and installing sidewalk wheelchair ramps.
Snow and Ice Keeping roads open in winter conditions involves plowing snow, sanding for increased traction and applying environmentally friendly anti-icing chemicals.
Bridge Maintenance Cleaning, spot painting, patching and removing debris from bridge piers and fixing deck substructures or superstructures.
Traffic Services Marking traffic lanes, fixing or replacing signs, repairing traffic signals and ramp meters, replacing light bulbs, cleaning and replacing sight posts, and straightening or replacing guardrails and barriers.
Extraordinary Maintenance Responding to unplanned incidents that close roads or restrict traffic. Opening roads blocked by storms or other natural events not large enough to be included in emergency maintenance.
Facilities - Fleet Purchase and Repair ODOT manages maintenance offices, shops, yards and storage sites region wide and owns and repairs the light and heavy equipment used for highway maintenance.
|ODOT Region 1 Maintenance|
|Ted Miller - ODOT Region 1 Maintenance Manager |
123 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209
ODOT Region 1 is divided into two maintenance districts (District 2B and 2C).
|District 2B information|
9200 SE Lawnfield Road
Clackamas, OR 97015
District Manager: Michael Strauch
Assistant District Manager: Bob Ebeling
Permit Specialist: Jim Nelson
Permit Specialist: Kermit Meling
District 2B coverage area: East of the Willamette River including most of Multnomah County, Washington County and portions of Clackamas County. Coverage goes as far east as Interstate 205 and as far west as North Plains.
|District 2C information|
|Contact information: |
999 Frontage Road, Suite 250
Troutdale, OR 97060
District Manager: Larry Olson
Assistant District Manager: Dan Bacon
Permit Specialist: Marlene Nichols
District 2C coverage area: East of the Willamette River including Gresham, Troutdale, Mt. Hood communities, and Hood River.