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Climate change is leading to more frequent and extreme weather events in Oregon, making the transportation system and the traveling public more vulnerable to natural hazards like wildfire, landslides, flooding, extreme heat, winter storms, coastal erosion, and others. The Climate Change Adaptation Program is leading an "all hands on deck" effort at ODOT to improve preparation, response and recovery from climate change challenges.
The effort to build a more resilient transportation system is ongoing and progress is aided by research from ODOT, its partners, and tribal representatives. ODOT’s past and present pilot projects allow the agency to test and learn about resiliency best practices in planning, design and construction before using them more widely. Further, ODOT seeks expertise from Oregon Tribes and Indigenous groups who are the original stewards to the lands and transportation corridors since time immemorial. The photo below shows ongoing monitoring of eroding sea cliffs, improving the agency's understanding of risks to nearby transportation infrastructure (photo credit: Andrew Senogles).
Interested in seismic resilience? That's a different topic!Take a look at the Seismic Design page for reports, datasheets, contact information, and more.
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