Access management strategy
- • rules
(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Access management strategy” means a project delivery strategy developed by the Department of Transportation, in collaboration with cities, counties and owners of real property abutting a state highway in the affected area, that identifies the location and type of public and private approaches and other necessary improvements that are planned to occur primarily in the highway right of way and that are intended to improve current conditions on the section of highway by moving in the direction of the objective standards described in ORS 374.311 (Permit standards), subject to safety and highway operations concerns.
(b) “Project” means a highway improvement project or highway modernization project included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
(2) The Department of Transportation shall develop an access management strategy for each project. In developing an access management strategy, the department shall engage affected real property owners when:
(a) Establishing the methodology by which private approaches will be considered for modification, relocation or closure; or
(b) The department proposes to acquire all rights of access to a segment of the state highway.
(3) Within 21 days after the department finalizes the methodology by which private approaches will be considered for modification, relocation or closure, an affected real property owner may request a review of the methodology through:
(a) A collaborative discussion as established by the department by rule; or
(b) The Access Management Dispute Review Board established under ORS 374.360 (Access Management Dispute Review Board).
(4) If a facility plan, as defined in ORS 374.331 (Facility plans), is created for a project, the facility plan must include a sufficient level of detail to identify the location of the private approaches affected by the project.
(5) The department shall work with the cities, counties, highway users and real property owners affected by a project to:
(a) Identify deficiencies with each highway segment impacted by a project; and
(b) Establish the long-term vision for each highway segment impacted by a project that would guide the scope and design of improvements within the highway segment.
(6) The following apply to all projects that include modification, relocation or closure of existing private approaches to a state highway:
(a) The location of intersecting county roads and city streets shall be consistent with the city and county transportation system plans or shall be determined and agreed upon through collaborative discussion between the department and the cities and counties affected by the project.
(b) The department shall determine the location of private approaches in the access management strategy in collaboration with affected real property owners using a collaborative discussion as established by the department by rule. [2013 c.476 §5]
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