What is ODOT Doing?
Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative
Active Transportation Section
Adaptation at ODOT
In order to prepare for impacts like coastal erosion, flooding, extreme precipitation events, sea level rise, and wildfires ODOT developed a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Report. The Strategy provides a preliminary assessment of the climate change impacts to ODOT's operations and infrastructure; underlines the need for a vulnerability and risk assessment; and identifies current areas of adaptive capacity and action items.
Read the ODOT Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Report
Resilience Case Study
As communities across Oregon prepare for new climate conditions, the question of how to adapt to those changes can seem overwhelming. Oregon’s Tillamook County has already made great strides to improve the resilience transportation and health systems by better preparing for the types of severe weather events that the community encounters today. ODOT and Oregon Health Authority staff interviewed leaders from Tillamook County transportation and health organizations about the December 2015 storms, which damaged roads throughout the county and caused a presidentially declared disaster. These community leaders shared successes and unanticipated challenges related to integrating disaster response, putting emergency plans to the test and building regional cohesion. The insights from this experience have been collected into a case study to help other communities in Oregon make preparations to increase long term resilience to major environmental events.
Tillamook Case Study