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  • Welcome to Access Management
    The Access Management Unit is part of the Highway Division, Technical Services Branch. It is responsible for overseeing and directing the Access Management Program, a program that manages how and where the department permits access to state highways from adjacent land.
     
    ODOT manages highway access based on state law, engineering principles and objective standards that balance the economic development needs of property abutting highways with the need to maintain safe and efficient operation of the state highway system. The program is managed in a manner that is consistent with local comprehensive plans. 
     
Highlights What to Know

Access Management Legislation

Oversight Task Force (OTF) 

The OTF oversees ongoing development of legislation related to the ODOT Access Management Program. 

OTF  Web Page

Senate Bill 408 (2013)

SB 408 ammended ORS  374.313, 374.335 and 374.345.  It changed Oregon law concerning management of access (private driveways) onto state highways. The bill also provides local government, property owners and other stakeholders a place at the table during planning, development and design process for highway projects.

  

Access Management Laws 

ORS 374, Control of Access to Public Highways.
 
OAR 734-051, Highway Approach Permitting, Access Control, and Access Management Standards. (June 30, 2014)

 

Senate Bill 264 (2011) amended sections of ORS 374. The changes have been codified in OAR 734-051.

 


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Application for State Highway Approach

The information and application forms you need for the application process are on the Application Forms web page.
 

Access Management Standards

Changing the use of a driveway connection is regulated by state law. A change of use occurs when the number of vehicles using a driveway increases or it no longer operates safely.
Change of Use - Brochure
 
If you plan to apply for a highway approach it may help to know something about the three engineering standards ODOT uses to review to an approach permit application. These brochures provide an overview of the engineering standards.
Approach Spacing - Brochure
Sight Distance - Brochure
Channelization - Brochure
 

Safety and Operations Concerns

There are six safety and operations factors that ODOT may consider when we evaluate a request for an approach permit.These brochures provide and overview of the reasons for these concerns.
Off-Set Connections – Brochures
Weave Distance – Brochure
Safety Priority Index System (SPIS) – Brochure
Queuing – Brochure
Crash Rates – Brochure
Separation Distance - Brochure