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private road

n. a road or driveway on privately-owned property, limited to the use of the owner or a group of owners who share the use and maintain the road without help from a government agency. A private road has not been given to a government entity (like a county or city) and accepted by that entity for public use. Some private roads are used by the public, but should be closed off at least once a year to prove that an easement of use is not allowed and to prevent a prescriptive easement (taken by continued use) from arising. (See: prescriptive easement)

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Mr McMahon's flat is on a private road serving at least 50 Warwick District Council flats.
"The section of road is a private road which provides access to a number of properties, and installing bollards would potentially prohibit access and as such would require the agreement of all affected property owners."
Fire officials have ordered thousands of residents to evacuate the Kihel and Maalaea areas and Oprah has been made to give access to the private road leading up to her ranch.
Public utility jeepneys will be diverted at Private Road along Sen.
"No customers will be arriving at or leaving the site under this regime so the only vehicle using the junction and private road will be the one van owned by the company."
Jankowski met with Gregory Chojnacki yesterday seeking an agreement that will allow town trucks to cross the private road for plowing.
The Lodge is on Lambton Park in Chester-le-Street on the private road that once was the main entrance to Lambton Park.
Now the private road to the home in Aberdare, Glamorgan, sports new signs.
If it's a private road why don't they have a barrier or something saying it's private?'
Gloucester Crown Court was told yesterday that more alleged victims had come forward since Coles, of Private Road, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, was first charged.
Situated on a private road, the family home stands within enclosed gardens and has an adjoining section of field.
Eleven families on the two roads have been entangled in a 15-year dispute between their subdivision developer and a private road owner.

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