Under the direction of the Capital Programs Administration, the Construction Department is responsible for contract administration pertaining to all work performed on District 9's state and federal highways which are not completed by ODOT maintenance forces through the Highway Management Department. This department is also responsible for assuring that all construction contracts are completed in a safe, timely and economic manner. Responsibilities include quality assurance that all materials and items constructed are in accordance with the plans and specifications. Additional responsibilities include LPA project oversight and verification that all Prevailing Wage and EEO regulations are adhered.
Area Field Engineers serve as staff specialists to develop, evaluate and administer construction projects as assigned. The field engineers take the lead to oversee construction-related activities of staff and contractors from start to finish. Contacts: Matt Hauck, 740-774-9055; Eric McLaughlin, 740-774-8998
Testing supervises the operation, personnel and testing activities of the district’s Bituminous Concrete and Aggregate Laboratory and also the field Bituminous Concrete Laboratories at producers’ plants during the production of material for state projects. Contact: Zach Schaaf, 740-774-8980
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Prevailing Wage divisions ensure fair treatment of the employees as defined by the Civil Rights Act. Compliance reviews are conducted with contractors working on ODOT projects, and construction practices are examined to make sure that employees are paid prevailing wage according to federal law. Minorities and women are hired according to federal and state goals in order to increase diversity, and employees are trained and treated equally. Contact: Joe Zapata, 740-774-8835
District 9 2019 Construction Program
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