Right of Way

What is a Right-of-Way (R.O.W.)?

Land which is reserved for street, drainage or utility installations. In Roaring Brook Township the current right-of-way set by ordinance is 50 feet. Some older streets may have a 33’ R.O.W. If you live on or border a state roadway you may have a larger R.O.W. To determine the right of way on your property, measure 25 feet from the center of the roadway towards your house, this area is the roadway right of way. Please do not place any stone, shrubs, trees, pillars or any other object in that area that may effect traffic, alter drainage, sight distance or create a obstacle for the township or utility company.