Right-of-Way


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right-of-way

[¦rīt əv ¦wā]
(civil engineering)
Areas of land used for a road and along the side of the roadway.
A thoroughfare or path established for public use.
Land occupied and used by a railroad or a public utility.

Right-of-Way

 

of railroads, a strip allocated from a country’s lands for a railroad and all of its facilities, such as the roadbed, buildings, and station platforms.

In the right-of-way the permission to erect buildings and other structures is granted only to the railroad. In practice, the width of the right-of-way is no less than 24 m. At railroad stations the width can be considerably greater, because in addition to the railroad tracks, all the structures, buildings, and service facilities of the railroad are located on the right-of-way. In areas where there is drifting of snow or sand, the width of the right-of-way is increased to allow for protective tree plantings.

right-of-way

Any strip or area of land, including surface and overhead or underground space, which is granted by deed or easement for the construction and maintenance of specified linear elements such as power and telephone lines; roadways; gas, oil, water, and other pipelines; sewers.
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Grids were set square to the right-of-way at each site using a magnetic compass.
By developing guidelines for use of state right-of-ways for pipelines, PennDOT is able to both protect drivers and our roadway assets and to assist with projects that enhance economic competitiveness and energy independence," PennDOT Secretary Allen D.
From this imagery, information which affects the operations of a pipeline corridor will be made available to assist in minimizing the risks of encroachment, planning new right-of-ways, as well as meeting permitting requirements for any location in the world.
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In a nutshell, Caltrans has decided that HDD poses a "clear and present" danger to California roadways and right-of-ways.
The Authority staff recommends utilizing both the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) right-of-ways for high-speed trains in the Central Valley.
CTC's product -- which proposes to double line capacity for one-fifth the cost of existing cable, [over existing right-of-ways on existing transmission structures] can be strung on existing power lines and promises one half the electromagnetic field disturbance of current cables .
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