road construction

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

Highway construction apprenticeships

Gender and racial inequalities pervasive in Oregon highway trades, new PSU study finds (Oregonian, 10/9/2015)

highwayConstructionODOT-BOLI Highway Construction Workforce Development Program [PDF] (2015) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Oregon Department of Transportation, Office of Civil Rights

workforceDevelopmentOregon Department of Transportation workforce development program [PDF] (2007) Oregon Department of Transportation

Work zone safety

Photo radar set to catch drivers speeding through I-5 work zone (KATU, 9/8/2015)

workZoneStatsWork zone safety statistics (annual) Oregon Department of Transportation

workZoneFactsWork zone safety facts and tips (annual) Oregon Department of Transportation

workZoneCrashesWork zone crashes : an avoidable tragedy [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Transportation, Transportation Safety Division