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right-of-way

(1) The right to use another's land for ingress or egress,which is a type of easement. (2) Either deeded rights or easement rights in the government for public roads, streets, and highways. Government rights-of-way may extend for many feet outside the paved boundary or even beyond the shoulder of the road. Typical rights-of-way are measured from 30 to 50 feet from the centerline of the road and may be larger if the government secured enough land for future road widening. (Before building, excavating, or even planting trees along the side of a road, one should check with the local road department for right-of-way measurements.)

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There are exemptions for signs in city right of ways, he said.
Nor can new utilities use nonelectrical right of ways. Operators of underground natural gas pipelines, for example, never allow electrical lines to run overhead because their magnetic fields cause pipeline corrosion.
It is because the right of way was never officially re-directed when the houses were built.
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ISLAMABAD -- Capital Development Authority (CDA) and ICT Administration Thursday accelerated the anti encroachment operation in the capital city to eradicate violations from the right of ways.
Islamabad -- An anti-encroachment operation launched by Capital Development Authority (CDA) and ICT Administration to eradicate violations from the right of ways has been accelerated.
Tenders are invited for right of ways grounds maintenance services.