- "When Does A Road Constitute A Lot Line?",
From A Hard Road to Travel, NHMA’s Handbook of New Hampshire Law of Local Highways, Streets and Trails, 1997 Edition, H. Bernard Waugh, Jr., NHMA Chief Legal Counsel
- Minimum Road Access Requirements
From Chapter 7 of "A Hard Road to Travel: New Hampshire Law of Local Highways, Streets and Trails", LGC 2004
- Highways to Summer Cottages,
From A Hard Road to Travel - New Hampshire Law of Local Highways, Streets and Trails, Local Government Center, 2004
- "Roads - Guidance on Design, Construction and Approval for Local Planning Boards"
Technical Bulletin #12 (1998; updated Fall 2006)
- "Design and Improvement Standards,"
The Subdivision and Site Plan Handbook. Listokin & Walker. New Brunswick: Center for Urban Policy Research.
- "Designing Safe Streets and Neighborhoods",
Local Government Commission Center for Livable Communities, Sacramento, CA
- "Suggested Minimum Design Standards for Rural Subdivision Streets",
NH DOT, December 4, 2003
- "Recommended Technical Standards for Existing Roads",
UNH Technology Transfer Center, April 6, 2005
- The NH DOT Business Information Center, Information for Municipalities
Best Management Practices for Routine Roadway Maintenance Activities, Policy for the Permitting of Driveways and Other Accesses to the State Highway System, Suggested Minimum Design Standards for Rural Subdivision Streets, Winter Maintenance Snow & Ice Policy, and much more.
- University of New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center
- Surry Roads Standards Ordinance - March 2, 1976
- "Paper Streets The Gap Between Dedication and Acceptance"
Paul G. Sanderson, Esq., April 2007, New Hampshire Town and City
- "Municipal Road Files: Why Are They Important? What Should They Contain?"
Paul Sanderson, Esq., July/August 2006, New Hampshire Town and City
- "At a fork in the road dispute - Residents fight for public status, question town's permitting process"
Concord Monitor, December 7, 2009
Green View Drive in Loudon meanders through one of the town's prettiest development communities, winding past the Loudon Country Club golf course before climbing to a quiet cul-de-sac. But this stretch of road, home to just over two dozen houses, has been the subject of a yearlong lawsuit that pits a group of residents against the town over whether the road should be made public.
- Making the Connection ,
by Hannah Twaddell, Planning Commissioners Journal
The benefits of "street connectivity" have received growing attention from planners. A look at what's behind this interest in interconnected streets.
- Plan-link question and replies, "Private Roads (here we go again)" posted on 7/27/12.
- Discontinued highway did not become a 'private road' (LGC summary)
Russell Forest Management, LLC v. Henniker
No. 2010-719, 6/15/2011
In 1797, Bowers Road was laid out as a public highway in Henniker. Almost 100 years later, the 1895 town meeting voted to discontinue it. Fast forward to 2009, when Russell Forest Management, LLC bought a lot accessible only by Bowers Road and applied to the Town for a permit to build a single-family home. Selectmen denied the application under the terms of RSA 674:41 because the lot did not have frontage on a proper category of highway.
- Selectmen cannot determine (judicially) the status of a road (LGC summary)
Gordon, Trustee v. Rye
No. 2009-836, 6/15/2011
In this case, the Court identified another situation for which selectmen may not use the procedures for hearings set forth in RSA Chapter 43. In addition, the Court held that selectmen have no authority to decide if a road has become a public highway by prescription; only a court has jurisdiction to make that determination.
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