A right of way is a type of easement granted or reserved over the land for transportation purposes, such as a highway, public footpath, rail transport, canal, as well as electrical transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines.
A right-of-way can be used to build a bike trail.
How is road right of way measured?
To find the proper location, start from the center line of the road, and measure one half of the street’s right of way, then add to that the front setback value. At that distance from the centerline is an acceptable location for the front of the house to begin.
What is the right of way of a property?
A right of way allows someone to travel through your property to get to another location. It has no affect on ownership of the land. A right of way can be offered to the public at large, or to just one or more individuals. Easements grant another entity or individual the right to use your land.
What is a town right of way?
As a general rule, a city or county right-of-way is an easement for public travel. (An easement is a privilege or a right, distinct from ownership, to use in some way the land of another.)