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Section 3: Release for Early Acquisition

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Occasionally, early acquisition procedures may need to be used. These procedures are provided by Federal regulations to acquire certain properties before the Department is ready to initiate work on the entire project.

The Department determines whether early acquisition parcel(s) are required and advises the ROW Program Office in Austin of the circumstances in the request for a special release.

A local government may accept right of way donations under provisions for early acquisition of right of way. However, before accepting the donation, the local government should check with the Department to verify that the location of the property to be donated is within the right of way project.

Make any requests for ROW Program Office approval according to Types of Early Acquisition (for State).

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