- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The Oregon Division is one of the 52 operating Federal-aid Division Offices of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is located in Salem, Oregon. The Division is responsible for administrating the Federal-aid highway program to help maintain the integrity and safety of Oregon's roads and bridges. The Oregon Division has component units in Administration, Bridge, Civil Rights, Environment, Finance, Local Programs, Operations, Planning, Research, and Right-of-Way. The staff have technical expertise and other resources, which provide oversight and coordination of the Federal-aid program in Oregon. We are result–oriented and guided by an agency Strategic Implementation Plan.
Title 23 of the United State Code governs the Federal-aid Highway Program. The Program is made up of grants apportioned to the states by legislative formulas and of other grants which are either allocated to the states at the discretion of the FHWA or directed by congressional action. The State of Oregon was allocated $321 million through May 2015. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is the primary recipient of all Federal-aid highway funds in Oregon. A limited amount is passed through ODOT to local agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, universities, or other organizations throughout the State. Federal-aid funds are available for a variety of purposes including highway design and construction, planning, research, transit capital projects, and various other studies.
Oregon has 729 Interstate and 4,381 of National Highway System (NHS) miles. 6.5% of total State mileage is on the NHS (ranked 5th). Only Federal-aid highways are eligible for certain categories and activities of Federal-aid highway funds with eligibility criteria determined by statute and regulation. Oregon has 2,660 state owned bridges and about 4,700 city, county and other public agency-owned bridges.