2011 ORS § 366.400¹
Execution of contracts

The Department of Transportation may enter into all contracts deemed necessary for the construction, maintenance, operation, improvement or betterment of highways or for the accomplishment of the purposes of this Act. All contracts executed by the department shall be made in the name of the state, by and through the department. [Amended by 1953 c.252 §2; 1975 c.771 §24]