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If a public road is expanded onto a privately own property…

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If a public road is expanded onto a privately own property boundary line; can they be sued?
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Sorry...can who be sued?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Thank you

You would need to sue the State of PA. You can...if the state of PA took your private property without compensation? That would violate the US Constitution...so you would have a suit. You will need to hire a local attorney to bring this suit to court for you

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
They are very close to my property boundary line. Almost too close. They keep increasing the width of the road. I have no clear marker pin. For them to see.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
But I do know where the line resides due to a map I got from the County records office. My concern is, if they widen the road again, and there is no clear property pin to indicate were my boundary line resides. That they may infringe upon my rights. Also, is there a law that states how far a public road may be layed near a privately held property?

No...there is no such law. The state can use its property up to your line. But no further. So they can build up to their line...but if they want to extend to your property, they have to pay you for that.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank you

Welcome. Please take the time to accept the answer, I would truly appreciate that
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