Right Of Way
COUNTY ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
The width of the county road right-of-way can vary a great deal depending upon location. There are instances where the road centerline does not match the center of the road's right-of-way. County roads have been surveyed to determine the actual width and location of the road right-of-way.
Sibley County has the responsibility to maintain roads so that is reasonably safe and convenient for public travel. Regulation and control of activities and work in the county road right-of-way is necessary to provide efficient and safe operations of the county road system.
Within a typical road right-of-way, some of the following can be found:
- The driving surface
- Roadside shoulders
- Road and County drainage systems
- Aerial and underground public utilities
- Sidewalks or non-motorized paths
- Traffic signs and signals
Property owners are allowed to install a mailbox within the road right-of way. However, the mailbox and post shall meet MN DOT State Statue 169.072