ODOT Moving Ahead - September 2010

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Steers stays ahead of Ashland project s e r v i n g a s a g e n c y ’s p u b l i c l i a i s o n

Before the first bulldozers cut the ground on a southern Oregon state highway project, Dennis Steers is out ahead, pounding the pavement, meeting with property owners and the general public to inform of the work ahead. As the agency’s Public Service Representative, Steers works as a liaison between the prime contractor, ODOT inspectors and anyone affected by the project. This summer, Steers has traveled throughout Jackson and Josephine counties, helping share information about bridge, paving and interchange construction projects. “I try to put myself in the shoes of the people affected by the project,” Steers said. “You have to look at the big picture – what the contractor is working to accomplish and the construction impacts to the public.”


September 10, 2010