Chapter 1: Disposition of Right of Way Interests No Longer Needed for Highway Purposes

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Section 1: Introduction

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The Texas Transportation Commission (Commission) has the authority to determine that an acquired right of way interest is not required for state highway purposes and can declare that it is no longer needed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This includes roadside parks and material source sites.

The ROW Property Management Manual provides guidance for disposition of real property interests that are no longer needed for state highway purposes. The disposition is governed by Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated, Transportation Code, Chapter 202, and subject to Repurchase Rights as provided in the Texas Property Code, Title 4, Chapter 21, Subchapter E, Sections 21.101 to 21.103 (the “Property Code”).

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