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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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Otherwise, small signs cost $125 plus a $100 deposit and can be placed out of right of ways up to 30 days at a time for a total of 60 days a year, said Jackie Murdoch, assistant community services manager.
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This does not not include $20 million of city funds used in the Valley to purchase right of ways, construct Metrolink stations, park and ride lots and transit centers during the past five years.
The company has acquired all pipeline right of ways and will resume construction of the 3.
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Tenders are invited for cipp lining of approx 1,500 lf of 8" vcp sanitary sewer main through right of ways and a stream crossing, light cleaning and televising of approx 2,175 lf of 8" sanitary sewer main and hydrostatic leak repairs and spray lining of 1 manhole.