Client
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Location
Oregon, U.S.

ODOT Bridge Delivery Design-Build

Oregon Bridge Delivery Partners (OBDP), a joint venture of Fluor Enterprises, Inc. and HDR Engineering, Inc., was awarded an 8-year contract by the Highway Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to accelerate the completion and manage the quality of bridge rehabilitation projects.

The work was funded by the $2.46 billion Oregon Transportation Investment Act (OTIA III) State Bridge Delivery (SDB) Program.

The Oregon Bridge Delivery Program was completed on schedule and under budget. The program won more than 70 international, national, and regional awards since the program began.


Client's Challenge

OBDP was allocated $1.3 billion to inspect, repair, or replace 365 aging state highway bridges (later reduced to 271 bridges after inspections) throughout the state. Funding also included $203 million for program management of the contract. An additional $507 million in alternative funding was added for work on county and city bridges, local road maintenance and paving, and new lanes and interchanges to increase capacity on Oregon's highways.

The long-term objectives of the bridge delivery program included adding new capacity to Oregon's highway system and removing bottlenecks that delay freight transportation statewide.


Fluor's Solution

Fluor provided program management, design, construction engineering inspection services, and project controls for both the program management office and the individual projects.

Fluor supported ODOT by determining the best contract delivery methods for planned work (e.g., design-build or design-bid-build) and managing the quality assurance process for both types of projects.

ODBP performance was measured monthly based on achieving five Context Sensitive and Sustainable Solutions:

  • Stimulation of the economy
  • Efficient and cost-effective delivery practices
  • Traffic mobility
  • Project sensitivity to communities and landscape
  • Capitalization on funding opportunities
  • Monthly performance reports are published online.

The Oregon Bridge Program was recognized with more than 70 international, national, and regional awards, including:

  • 2015 International Federation of Consulting Engineers Award of Merit
  • 2015 Project Management Institute Project of the Year Finalist
  • 2012 American Public Works Association Awards-Technical and Management Innovation category for programmatic permitting
  • 2011 AASHTO President's Transportation Award for Environmental Excellence for programmatic permitting
  • 2010 Roads and Bridges Top 10 Bridge for work on Bundle 401
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Conclusion

The statewide bridge delivery program met ODOT objectives.

This complex, long-duration mega-program ended on schedule, under budget, with more than 70 awards and an outstanding Client relationship.