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Proper sinage to keep nonresidents from using private road

  • 21 Aug 2011 3:41 PM
    Message # 681512
    Deleted user


    We presently hava a sign at the end of our private road which reads

    "Private Road this road is paid for by residents of the private road no trespassing"

    We installed this sign because the end of our Road abutts a seasonal Camp Ground and the residents use it as a cut through to access Route 1 and all the restaurants and Trolleys.

    This causes the residents concern that if anyone was injured while using the road (they run, ride bikes and many children use the road unsupervised) what legal actions could be taken against our Road Association.

    We would like to know what we need to do to make the sign or a fence legal to stop the traffic from this area legally and finally.

    Any assistance you could give us would be greatly appreciated.

    Sincere thanks




  • 21 Aug 2011 4:13 PM
    Reply # 681532 on 681512
    Deleted user
    You've already put up a No Trespassing sign.  Unsurprisingly, people are ignoring it because your road is convenient for them to use.

    Can you do anything to keep residents of the adjacent campground from cutting through to your road? Perhaps put in some vehicle-unfriendly barrier like a ditch, logs, rocks, etc.?

    You could put a gate on the road, but that could get expensive.

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