Oregon Highway Plan
|1999 Oregon Highway Plan|
The 1999 Oregon Highway Plan establishes long-range policies and investment strategies for the State Highway System. The Oregon Transportation Commission adopted the Highway Plan on March 18, 1999. This July 2006 version includes amendments covering November 1999 through January 2006.
- Table of Contents - Cover page, list of incorporated amendments, letter from Henry Hewitt, table of contents, list of tables and list of figures.
- Executive Summary - The Vision, Policy Element and System Element.
- Vision - Vision statement, forecasts, future technologies, policy and legal context, planning process and description of the highway system
- Policy Element (Goals, Policies and Actions) - System Definition: Classification system, Land Use and Transportation Policies, Freight System, Scenic Byways, Lifeline Routes, Highway Mobility Standards and Major Improvements, System Management, Access Management, Travel Alternatives and Environmental and Scenic Resources.
- System Element (Investment Strategies and Implementation Plan): Inventory, needs analysis, user costs, investment scenarios, revenue projections, implementation strategies and performance measures.
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Highway Program Definitions
Appendix C: Access Management Standards
Appendix D: Highway Classification by Milepoint
Appendix E: Intermodal Connectors on the National Highway System
Appendix F: Environmental Laws and Regulations
Appendix G: Members of Steering and Policy Advisory Committees
Appendix H: Oregon Highway Plan Findings Of Compliance
|Land Use and Transportation Policy (1B)|
On August 17, 2005 the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) approved amendments to Policy 1B of the 1999 Oregon Highway Plan. Policy 1B, the land use and transportation policy of the Highway Plan, furthers the OTC's goal of efficient management by developing processes for working with local governments to coordinate land use and transportation planning. The amended policy clarifies the process and requirements for highway segment designations.
|Highway Segment Designations|
The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved highway segment designations in 76 jurisdictions. The result is approximately 120 highway segment designations on 147 highway sections (as described by milepoint) to November 16, 2005. The highway segment designations implement Policy 1B, the land use and transportation policy of the Highway Plan. Highway segment designations include Special Transportation Areas (STAs), Urban Business Areas (UBAs), and Commercial Centers (CCs). Highway segment designations may change the applicable Oregon Department of Transportation design standards, mobility standards and access management spacing standards within the segment.
Individual segments can be found here by Region. For more information on actions by the OTC to designate highway segments, see the Registry of Amendments above.
After consultation or agreement by the affected local governments, the Oregon Transportation Commission amended the 1999 Oregon Highway Plan on May 11, 2000, June 7, 2000 and August 2005 at the Commission meetings to classify a number of state highway segments as Expressways. The Commission made technical corrections to the milepoints or descriptions of the Expressways on June 7, 2000 and April 11, 2001. The Department's Director made additional technical corrections under delegated authority on July 2, 2004. These tables list the Highways Classified as Expressways as amended and should be used for approach road permitting.