Oregon Department of Transportation
From Portland Afoot
The Oregon Department of Transportation is the agency that plans and manages Oregon's state highways, including some city streets in Portland and elsewhere. The department also passes some state and federal transportation grants to municipalities and helps plan and regulate state rail traffic.
ODOT's organization chart includes the names of various officials and their specialties.
 How to report a problem to ODOT
"You can email them with a photo of the defect. If you use the form, you can’t upload an image, but you will receive an email confirmation from each submission, and you can reply to the confirmation with a photo.
"Make each request as specific as possible. Avoid broad descriptions like 'There's crap on the shoulder all the way from Coos Bay to Bandon.' Instead be as precise as you can, with reports like: 'There's woodchip debris in the southbound shoulder of Highway 101 from milepost 121.6 to 120.3, and again from 119.8 to 117.2.' Break it down into manageable work orders for ODOT staff."
 Portland streets owned by ODOT
- Lombard Street from the St. Johns Bridge east to Northeast Killingsworth Street, part of the Northeast Portland Highway and US Highway 30
- Northeast Killingsworth Street from Lombard Street east to Northeast Sandy Boulevard, part of US Highway 30
- Northeast Sandy Boulevard from Northeast Killingsworth Street east to Northeast 165th Avenue, part of the Northeast Portland Highway and US Highway 30
- North Denver Avenue from the Columbia River south to North Argyle Street
- all of North Victory Boulevard, just east of the Delta Park MAX station
- North Marine Drive West from North Portland Road east to Interstate 5, part of the Swift Highway
- North Portland Road from just north of Columbia Boulevard north to Marine Drive, part of the Swift Highway
- Martin Luther King Boulevard from Interstate 5 south to Lombard Street
- Northwest Yeon Avenue from Northwest 23rd Avenue northwest to St. Helens Road, part of the Columbia River Highway and US Highway 30
- St. Helens Road from Northwest Yeon Avenue northwest to Scappoose, St. Helens and beyond
- The Steel Bridge and part of Northwest Naito Parkway and First Avenue between the bridge and West Burnside Street
- Southwest Clay Street and Market Street, from Interstate 405 east to Naito Parkway
- all of Southwest Macadam Avenue, becoming Southwest Riverside Drive and eventually State Street in Lake Oswego, part of the Oswego Highway and state Highway 43
- all of Southwest Hood Avenue, part of state Highway 43
- Southwest Barbur Boulevard from the south end of Naito Parkway to Tigard and beyond, part of the Pacific Highway and state Highway 99W
- Southeast Grand Avenue south of Division Street, which becomes Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard, part of state Highway 99E
- Southeast Powell Boulevard and the Ross Island Bridge from Southwest Naito Parkway to just east of Southeast 174th Street
- 82nd Avenue from just north of Columbia Boulevard to Interstate 205, part of the Cascade Highway and state Highway 213
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