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Programs Unit



Programs Unit is located in the Right of Way Section's Headquarters Office in Salem. This unit includes:

  • Property Management functions
  • Outdoor Advertising Sign Program
  • Access Research 
  • Railroad & Utility Relocation Program

Property Management Program

property_management_company-ssirental.jpgProperty Management sells real property the department considers to be "surplus." Proceeds from the sale of surplus properties are deposited in the state Highway Trust Fund.

The Right of Way Section will sell real property deemed surplus by ODOT as quickly as possible, in a manner that will provide the maximum benefit to the Highway Trust Fund and the State of Oregon.


 Outdoor Advertising Sign Program

The Outdoor Advertising Sign Program is responsible for administering the Oregon outdoor sign Motorist Information Act and for ensuring that Oregon complies with its agreement with the Federal Highway Administration to effectively regulate outdoor advertising signs, visible to state highways.

Sign regulation includes issuing and renewing sign permits and addressing sign violations.


 Access Research

The main duties of the Access Research Unit include:

  • Provide project-related access research.
  • Research the existing access rights for approach permit applications.
  • Process indentures of access.
  • Provide right of way representation on the Statewide Grant Review Committee.
  • Miscellaneous access research.


Railroad and Utility Relocation Program

The programs provide ODOT with specialized information, recommending proposed policy and establishing procedures in accordance with approved policy.


Right of Way Programs Unit Web Sites