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Oregon Demonstration Project: Alternate Project Delivery And Accelerated Bridge Construction On OR 38, Drain To Elkton
To accelerate the nationwide adoption of proven innovative techniques such as ABC, ODOT, in cooperation with FHWA's Oregon Division, sponsored a half-day workshop on the project (Figure 30). Many engineers from ODOT, FHWA, industry, and other governmental agencies attended the Friday, September 5, 2008, workshop in Cottage Grove, OR (20 miles from the project site).
The workshop featured presentations by representatives of ODOT, FHWA, the design consultant, and the contractor on the design and construction of the bridges, with emphasis on the project's innovative accelerated construction features. Speakers from the FHWA HfL team provided an overview of the HfL program and presented the national perspective on the use of innovative ABC techniques.
ODOT arranged a field trip on Saturday, September 6, for participants to view the replacement of the superstructure at crossing 3. In addition, many residents from the nearby neighborhood and representatives of the towns of Reedsport and Elkton witnessed the superstructure replacement.
Figure 30. ODOT-FHWA workshop. The workshop agenda is in Appendix B.