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Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)


Highways affect people's lives by improving safety and the way we move about our communities and country. We realize that to improve highways and carry out other transportation programs, some people's lives are disrupted because their land, home, or business may have to make way for a project. Learn here how private property is purchased for a project which receives Federal Financial support or, if you wish to learn more of programs for people and businesses who have to move because of the purchase of this property.

The information on these Real Estate pages is a resource on FHWA programs and activities for property owners and occupants, transportation improvement program professionals, and highway right-of-way and other public acquisition program professionals. You are invited to browse and use this information. You are also invited to give us suggestions on how we can make these pages more useful to you, and how our programs can be improved by emailing Arnold Feldman at Revisit this site frequently to obtain current program information and announcements. If you don't see the topic you are looking for, check our Subject Index. Use the Contacts button above to connect with program specialists. If you have a question pertaining to a project, please contact the FHWA Division Realty Officer in your State.


Updated: 6/27/2017
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