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Oregon transportation officials already at work planning to spend new billions

Crews pour concrete on an exit bridge on Interstate 5 in south of Ashland in August 2021. Oregon is getting $268 million for more bridge work. (Oregon Department of Transportation)

SALEM – Travis Brouwer had given up on Congress Friday afternoon.

Brouwer, an assistant director of the Oregon Department of Transportation, was eager to see the federal infrastructure package pass.

That would mean billions for Oregon in the coming years and the state agency was already planning what to do with it.

But Brouwer thought the . . .