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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 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 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 3,460 miles of the National Highway System (NHS). 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 2,759 state-owned bridges, 1,251 Tribal-owned bridges, and 4,197 city, county, and other public agency-owned bridges.

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