Right of Way

What is Right of Way (ROW) and Why Does it Matter?

When a project that uses state and/or federal dollars requires the taking of private property through eminent domain or easements, the municipality must execute a “Right of Way” agreement indicating that the local governing body agrees with the project. Railway projects do not require a Right of Way agreement with the city.

At the time these projects were jointly presented to the public in 2009-2010: Project 170-1375 (Railway Bridge) had no Right of Way impacts.

At the time these projects were jointly presented to the public in 2009-2010: Project 102-297 (East Avenue Widening/Lowering) had several Right of Way impacts, including easements along all of the properties along East Avenue from the railway bridge to the Exit 16 ramps.