(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, no junkyard in existence on June 30, 1967, may be maintained after June 30, 1967, within 1,000 feet of the nearest edge of the right of way of:
(a) The Interstate System.
(b) The federal-aid primary system.
(c) Other state highways, unless permitted by the Director of Transportation and subject to rules adopted by the director.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, no junkyard shall be established after June 30, 1967, within 1,000 feet of the nearest edge of the right of way of any state highway or which is visible from any state highway, as defined by ORS 377.505, where the area immediately adjacent to the state highway retains designation as a scenic area pursuant to ORS 377.521.
(3) Except as provided in ORS 377.510 relating to location of junkyards within or adjacent to designated scenic areas, this section does not prohibit the establishment or maintenance along state highways of the following junkyards:
(a) Junkyards that are hidden or adequately screened by the terrain or other natural objects, or by plantings, fences, or other appropriate means so as not to be visible from the main traveled way of the state highway, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the director.
(b) Junkyards located in zoned industrial areas.
(4) No owner or operator of a junkyard shall place any junk on a state highway right of way. [1967 c.590 §5; 1975 c.262 §1; 1983 c.740 §122; 1993 c.741 §49; 2007 c.199 §24]Section: Previous 377.530 377.535 377.540 377.545 377.605 377.610 377.615 377.620 377.625 377.630 377.635 377.640 377.645 377.650 377.655 Next
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