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Title 19 : Highways

Chapter 007 : LAYING OUT, DISCONTINUING, AND RECLASSIFYING HIGHWAYS

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 19 V.S.A. § 701)
  • § 701. Definitions

    (1) "Acceptance" means receipt of the right-of-way needed for a new highway, in some cases this may include a completed roadway.

    (2) "Altered" means a major physical change in the highway such as a change in width from a single lane to two lanes.

    (3) "Classification" means the categorization of all town highways pursuant to section 302 of this title.

    (4) "Discontinued" means a previously designated town highway which through the process of discontinuance all public rights are reconveyed to the adjoining landowners.

    (5) "Dedication" means the process of selecting a right-of-way or an alignment for a highway.

    (6) "Interested person" or "person interested in lands" means a person who has a legal interest of record in the property affected.

    (7) "Landowner" means a person who has title to real estate in fee simple or a life estate.

    (8) "Lay out" means the legal procedure establishing the alignment or right-of-way of a highway.

    (9) "Reclassify" means to change the classification of a highway using the legal process described in this chapter. (Added 1985, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)