Holding back

Caudle, Larry
August 2007
Roads & Bridges;Aug2007, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p18
The article focuses on the $130 million design-build project awarded by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to Yaquina River Constructors (YRC) in July 2005. It cites the contention of Yaquina that it discovered numerous and massive ancient landslides while clearing and excavating for the new roadway, and requested ODOT to terminate the contract due to the enormity of the situation. The author notes that the project is a reminder to state highway departments that site conditions are a risk on design-build projects.


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