Under the direction of the Capital Programs Administration, the Planning and Design Departments are responsible for planning and developing projects for construction. Project selection is based on road and bridge condition data, input from Highway Management, and requests from other governmental agencies or outside sources. All studies and preliminary engineering are performed in this realm, and during project initiation, all affected entities (stakeholders) are involved in the scoping process. These groups will include other ODOT work units, local public agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and others. Projects are then prioritized based on need and funding capabilities for incorporation into the annual work plan and the district's portion of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Planning and Engineering is then accountable for delivering contract plans from the planning stage to the construction stage.
The following are the major areas of responsibility:
· Bridges & Pavement
· Traffic & Safety
· Real Estate & Utility Relocation
Major Projects In Development or Construction
Chesapeake Bypass (Lawrence-7)
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