Hard Road to Travel Workshop
Join NHMA Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Jonathan Cowal for this year’s A Hard Road to Travel workshop and the debut of our first fully updated publication since 2015! 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 Law of Local Highways, Streets, and Trails. 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.