State Highways and State Highway Fund

ORS 366.333
Acquisition of utility real property

  • exchange of land for right of way


If real property upon which utility facilities are located is necessary for city street, public road or state highway location, relocation, construction, reconstruction, betterment or maintenance, and any portion of the real property is likewise required by the utility for the proper operation of its business, but the utility is willing to convey the real property to the state for city street, public road or state highway purposes in exchange for other real property within a reasonable distance, the state, through the Department of Transportation, may acquire by purchase, agreement or by the exercise of the power of eminent domain, other real property, except that of another utility, within a reasonable distance. After having acquired such real property, the state, through the department, may convey it to the utility in exchange for the real property required from the utility for city street, public road or state highway purposes. The difference in the value of the respective real properties shall be considered by the department in making the exchange.


ORS 366.332 (Definitions for ORS 366.332 and 366.333) and this section do not vest in any utility any right, title or interest in any city street, public road, state highway or other public property. [1965 c.382 §§3,4]
Chapter 366

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Use and distribution of State Highway Fund, (1975) Vol 37, p 599


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