Can easements ever go away?
Sure, and in some cases of road construction, temporary road easements are granted by private property owners so that the street can be properly improved. As long as there is not a permanent structure (like a sewer) that is placed in the temporary easement, the area can be used for temporary access by the contractor, but is typically restored without improvement to the landowner's satisfaction at the end of the project. Also if you have an existing utility easement on your property and want to remove easement rights you should do the following. Contact a real-estate attorney. Have the attorney petition the utilities that occupy the easement to abandon the easement. The utilities will work up the costs that you will have to pay to reroute and/or remove their facilities from the easement. This could run from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. After moving their facilities the utilities will release their claim on the easement and the removal of the easement will be recorded at the county courthouse.

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1. What is a "right of way" and who owns it?
2. What is the policy in regards to dumping materials on roads?
3. What is the start time for construction, heavy equipment or blasting?
4. Where can I address a utility or service outage issue?
5. My neighbor is building too close to my property, what do I do?
6. Where is the right of way in front of my home?
7. Well if this right of way area is not mine, yet my yard goes to the curb, why should I cut the grass here if it is not technically my property?
8. What is the difference between a right of way and an easement?
9. Can easements ever go away?
10. Why would I ever want to grant an easement to someone to place something through or along my property?
11. I need to know where my property ends and the right of way starts. Who can do this?
12. What would such a survey cost me?
13. Where can I get names of surveying companies?
14. Who is responsible to maintain a driveway apron? This is located within a right of way.