Welcome to the Access Management Unit
The Access Management Unit is part of the Highway Division, Technical Services Branch, in the Traffic-Roadway Section. 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 the safe and efficient operation of state highways. The program is managed in a manner that is consistent with local comprehensive plans.
State law, ORS 374, authorizes ODOT to regulate entry to highways from adjacent land to manage and minimize potential conflicts and crashes between traffic flow on the highway and vehicles turning to use a driveway or turning at a crossroad; and for general public welfare.