road construction

Safety in road work zones

ODOT: Motorists at greater risk in road work zones (Portland Tribune, 5/4/2018)

Work zone safety in Oregon : facts and tips (2017) Oregon Department of Transportation

Work zone crashes: an avoidable tragedy (2017) Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Division

Work zone safety crash statistics sheet (2016) Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Division

Road conditions

Oregon DOT reports look at bridge and road condition impact on state’s economy (Equipment World, 3/29/2017)

Rough roads ahead 2 (2017) Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon state highway system pavement conditions (serial) Oregon Department of Transportation

Pavement condition report (biennial) Oregon Department of Transportation, Pavement Services Unit

Department of Transportation

ODOT resists changes to road-quality oversight (Portland Tribune, 3/16/2017)

Review of Oregon Department of Transportation asphalt mix specification, phase II: interim report, review of specifications and comparison with other states (2016) Oregon Department of Transportation

ODOT construction contracts audit

ODOT loses money on contractors gaming the system, auditors say, but agency questions accuracy (Oregonian, 3/6/17)

Contractors could be gaming ODOT contracts, state audit finds (Statesman Journal, 3/6/17)

New audit of ODOT contracting system finds same old flaws (Portland Tribune, 3/6/17)

ODOT should better scrutinize construction costs and project changes by tracking line item bids with abnormally high or low prices [PDF] (2017) Oregon Secretary of State, Audits Division