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OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program
Goals and Objectives
In response to the Budget Note of House Bill 5077, passed by the 2003 Oregon Legislature, ODOT has set the following goals and objectives for the bridge program:
Stimulate Oregon’s economy
ODOT will maximize the bridge program’s potential to provide a boost to the economy, create jobs, and build a foundation for continued growth of industry.
  • Create opportunities for industries by developing a strategy that considers the competitive climate and industry capacity by developing a wide range of contract sizes and contracting techniques.
  • Maximize the involvement and coordination of Oregon state agency programs, including but not limited to those in support of disadvantaged business enterprises, women- and minority-owned businesses, emerging small businesses, the WorkSource Oregon-Workforce Development system, apprenticeship training, workforce diversity, and workplace safety in the delivery of the Oregon Transportation Investment Act (OTIA).
Employ efficient and cost-effective delivery practices
ODOT will employ cost-containment and reduction tools and procedures to ensure efficient delivery.
  • Minimize or reduce costs over the life of the bridge program.
  • Develop a strategy that considers a range of contract sizes and uses effective contracting techniques to expedite delivery (i.e., accelerated construction schedules, design-build, CM/GC). It is important to employ a “Get In, Get Out, and Stay Out” approach to minimize, to the greatest extent possible, the negative effects that construction work zones can have on traffic flow and commerce.
Maintain freight mobility and keep traffic moving
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will develop and implement corridor management practices that will ensure appropriate traffic movement and minimize negative effects on business and the public.
  • Integrate program management with other ODOT and local government construction by developing a delivery strategy that determines the most efficient and cost-effective approach to maintain ease of movement throughout an entire corridor, such as Interstate 5 and Interstate 84.
  • Ensure unimpeded movement of heavy and overwidth/overheight freight throughout the state over the life of the OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program.
Build projects sensitive to their communities and landscape
ODOT will involve businesses, special interest groups, and community stakeholders in the decision-making process.
  • Use a Context Sensitive and Sustainable Solutions (CS) approach to design and construction. CS is community values shaping a new generation of bridges. Four essential aspects of CS include:
    • Effective decision-making
    • Outcomes that reflect community values and are sensitive to environmental resources
    • The principles of sustainability
    • Safe, efficient, and financially feasible solutions
  • The development of a Context Sensitive and Sustainable Solution involves a common series of steps, regardless of the particular activity: management structure; problem definition; evaluation framework; alternatives development screening, evaluation, and selection; comprehensive communications; and implementation.
Capitalize on funding opportunities
ODOT will look for opportunities to leverage OTIA funds.