The width of the county road right-of-way can vary a great deal depending upon location. There are instances where the road centerline does not match the center of the road's right-of-way. County roads have been surveyed to determine the actual width and location of the road right-of-way.
Right-Of-Way Map Sibley County has the responsibility to maintain roads so that they are reasonably safe and convenient for public travel. Regulation and control of activities and work in the county road right-of-way is necessary to provide efficient and safe operations of the county road system.
Within a typical road right-of-way, some of the following can be found:
The driving surface
Road and County drainage systems
Aerial and underground public utilities
Sidewalks or non-motorized paths
Traffic signs and signals
Property owners are allowed to install a mailbox within the road right-of-way. However, the mailbox and the post shall meet MN DOT State Statute 169.072