The ODOT statewide project delivery system manages approximately 450 complex STIP/OTIA projects simultaneously and delivers nearly $600 million construction projects annually. The delivery of highway projects involves detailed project management processes, multifaceted public dynamics, and comprehensive technical standards. The increased demand for stakeholder participation in relation to delivering the right project at the right time for the right cost is often significantly complex and frustratingly difficult for project teams.
ODOT continuously seeks ways to improve public involvement and communication. In the near future, we will be working to develop and implement a comprehensive, multi-faceted stakeholder participation program to improve ODOT’s effectiveness and efficiency in project delivery. This project supports the department’s goals for Context Sensitive and Sustainable Solutions (CS3) and may include changes to policy and guidance, new or enhanced tools and processes, and tailored training.
This effort pulls together several department initiatives and practices impacting project delivery stakeholder involvement and communication methodologies:
- Systematic Development of Informed Consent (SDIC) Concepts and Tools – Informed Consent vs. Consensus; Tool/Method Matrix; Life Preserver
- CS3 Philosophy, Approach and Tools – Context Setting; Decision Matrix; Tier Assessment
- Project Delivery Operational Notice 12 (PD-12) Process and Tools – Communication Plan Template
- Legal Requirements, Policies, Procedures – NEPA; DOJ; DAS; Title 6