ORS 373.060
State liable for street closing damages

  • proceedings on cause of action


If by the closing of any street as provided in ORS 373.050 (Closing streets that intersect with state highways routed through city), real property abutting on the intersected street between the point of intersection and the next street, but in no event beyond a point 300 feet from the point of intersection, is damaged, any person having any right, title or interest in any such real property has a cause of action against the state to enforce payment of such compensation or damages.


Any such action may be commenced and prosecuted in the circuit court for the county in which such real property is situated. Any party to any such action has the right to appeal from the judgment of any circuit court to the Court of Appeals. Any person having or claiming any right, title or interest in such real property may join as party plaintiff or may intervene in any action involving real property in which the person claims an interest.


The trial circuit court shall, in its general judgment, apportion such compensation as it may award among the various persons found by it to own or have some right, title or interest in such real property. The awarded compensation shall be apportioned according to the rules of law governing the distribution of awards made when real property is taken under the power of eminent domain.


The liability of the state and of the municipality terminates wholly when the compensation thus determined is paid into court. Any cause of action granted by this section is barred unless it is commenced within six months after the street is closed and entrance from the street to the state highway or intersecting street is physically barred. [Amended by 1979 c.562 §13; 2003 c.576 §251]

Source: Section 373.060 — State liable for street closing damages; proceedings on cause of action, https://www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/bills_laws/ors/ors373.­html.

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