Acquisition and Maintenance of City Streets

Informational Memo

Published: May 8, 2020

Acquisition and Maintenance of City Streets
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Outlines how cities establish and finance new city streets and maintain existing street infrastructure. Includes design and construction standards and procedures to open streets or roads. Defines of the parts of a street and different types of streets such as cartways and alleys. Discusses best practices for snow plowing, street-sweeping, pothole repair, sidewalk inspections and how to regulate others who want to work in your rights-of-way

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