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nickthehunter

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enblethen wrote:

There are federal regulations for clearances.
maybe you should post a link to them; that would probably be tremendously. Helpful to the OP.

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Here is listings used by City of Seattle
Clearances
Here is some basic information from
Federal Highways Administration


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nickthehunter wrote:

enblethen wrote:

There are federal regulations for clearances.
maybe you should post a link to them; that would probably be tremendously. Helpful to the OP.


enblethen wrote:

Here is listings used by City of Seattle
Clearances
Here is some basic information from
Federal Highways Administration


The OP lists his location as "Deep in the heart of Jersey".
I don't think the city of Seattle has anything to do with New Joisey but from what I can tell as screwed up as that place seems to be, they would probably try and annex New Jersey if they could get away with it. The other link is a "design guide".

The OP mentions his township, which would lead one to believe its a township owned and maintained road. If so the Federal Government, nor Seattle WA even, has nothing to do with it. The road could even be owned and maintained by the "development" he mentions as far as that goes, in which case his township would or could do nothing, as he mentioned.

You can find tens of thousands of roads in older parts of the US that have clearance issues for whatever reason that don't even get close to any federal standard. How about narrow one lane bridges on two lane roads with a stop sign facing each direction or a tunnel that a box truck can only get through by straddling the center line?

In our township in Ohio the 3 supervisors run for elected office for one reason and one reason only. That is so they can appoint themselves roadmaster which comes with a salary, a coveted and lucrative position depending on the township. It does not mean they're any good at road maintenence although the current ones do a decent job of clearing snow on the township controlled roads while plowing your driveway closed..

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I'm sorry, but IMHO, missed the most obvious idea. Talk to neighbors. Very likely can solve the problem without getting any government involved.

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in my township all I,d have to do is call. over 40 years they,ve taken care of things just fine. some of you should go to a monthly meeting and you,ll learn they are there to solve the problems not make them. I live in louisville ohio great place.

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Start with the Township. The worst they can do is say no.
Then ask the neighbors if you can trim the trees and be prepared to take the mess with you. Leave the area clean and tidy and they will not have a problem with you doing it again next year.


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If its a development, it may be privately owned. Op needs to find out who maintains the roads in his development and contact them, it could be the development owners, town, county or state. Welcome to nj.


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Here in CNY, most housing tracts I know of, the roads are maintained by the local Hiway dep't after once the roads are in. I agree w/ others, try contacting local DPW and explain nicely what's up. More than likely they'll come and cut things down. Yes, all wires have to be above 14' and have heard stories of semi's taking them down if not. If no resolve w/ DPW, call mayor, town super and such.......again, be nice about it. And if need be, like others said too, ask neighbors if they could help you trim things and then set cuttings next to curb for lawn/leaf pick crews as they should come thru every couple weeks or so. Your paying taxes for this service or at least it should be incl in your taxes.


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Have the wife drive the RV down the road with you on top with a cordless SawZall and cut off what's needed. This is if they won't do anything. Do this on your way Camping and leave the trail behind.

Besides it would be fun!!!


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Heck, the Feds have very little power versus the railroads. Raising a old RR bridge from 9’ to 13 or 14 feet would be really expensive.


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