The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) plans to build a new facility in Bend. It will house about 76 employees from ODOT's Highway Project delivery staff. The two-story 20,000 square foot building along Third Street, south of Empire, will put these workers under one roof. The year long construction project will start this summer and bring dozens of construction jobs to the area. ODOT is still determining the feasibility of renovating the old Welcome Center Building to become the permanent location for the DMV Office in Bend. They plan to hold public meetings on the subject in the future.