REGISTRATION OPEN: 2024 Hard Road to Travel Workshop

Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 9:00am to 1:30pm

9:00 am - 1:30 pm, Thursday, May 9, 2024

NHMA Offices, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH

$70.00 in-person and $55.00 virtual attendance.  Non-member* (state and school officials only) cost is $140.00 in-person attendance and $110.00 virtual attendance.

Join NHMA Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Jonathan Cowal for this year’s A Hard Road to Travel workshop. Not only will this workshop delve into the details of how roads are formed, classified and maintained, how weight limits are established, and the basics of development on Class VI roads, the attorneys here at NHMA have also conducted a review of all the legal inquiries over the past few years and will be providing insight on some of the most common road related legal issues facing towns and cities. These topics involve OHRV’s and snowmobiles, municipal liability and highway maintenance requirements, discontinuing and re-classifying of roads and more! 

The workshop will help local officials understand some of the more complicated areas of highway law including a review of the local regulation of highways by the select board, mailbox location, driveway regulation by the planning board, defining the difference between a right-of-way, a public road and a private road, and determining exactly which public entity has the final say in regulating the roads within our towns.  

Attendees will receive an electronic copy of NHMA's 2022 updated publication, A Hard Road to Travel: New Hampshire's Law of Local Highways, Streets and Trails along with a 2024 Supplement.  Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation will also be distributed electronically. No print outs of the materials or hard copy of the publication will be provided.

* Non-member attendance is limited to government officials who are not members of NHMA and not eligible to be members (schools and state agencies). If space is limited, priority will be given to NHMA members. Non-member village districts, counties, regional planning commissions, or other municipal entities interested in attending NHMA workshops can contact to learn about becoming a member. 

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