Oregon DOT

Economic stimulus through workforce development is a goal of ODOT’s OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program. Recently, Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (left) joined students from the Northwest College of Construction’s summer pre-apprenticeship program on a tour of the Interstate 84 Sandy River Bridge project.

Economic stimulus through workforce development is a goal of ODOT’s OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program. Recently, Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (left) joined students from the Northwest College of Construction’s summer pre-apprenticeship program on a tour of the Interstate 84 Sandy River Bridge project.

OBEC Consulting Engineers’ Brad Larsen led students from Churchill High School’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics program on a tour of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge project. Larsen explained the bridge’s design to the students, who used their learning on their own bridge design project.

OBEC Consulting Engineers’ Brad Larsen led students from Churchill High School’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics program on a tour of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge project. Larsen explained the bridge’s design to the students, who used their learning on their own bridge design project.

A crew on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge project in Eugene, Ore., carefully guides a large paver to form the continuously reinforced concrete pavement, creating a 12-foot-wide roadway. Additional workers follow behind to “float” a final hand finish that ensures a smooth, quiet ride.

A crew on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge project in Eugene, Ore., carefully guides a large paver to form the continuously reinforced concrete pavement, creating a 12-foot-wide roadway. Additional workers follow behind to “float” a final hand finish that ensures a smooth, quiet ride.

In Ashland, Ore., the Oregon Department of Transportation went the extra mile for cyclists by enhancing the safety of a busy intersection. A new bicycle signal at the Interstate 5 entrance allows cyclists to remain in a bike lane when crossing the intersection before cars turn onto the freeway.

In Ashland, Ore., the Oregon Department of Transportation went the extra mile for cyclists by enhancing the safety of a busy intersection. A new bicycle signal at the Interstate 5 entrance allows cyclists to remain in a bike lane when crossing the intersection before cars turn onto the freeway.

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