The General Court is considering two bills of note dealing with roads this year. One bill would affect the non-maintenance period for highways to summer cottages. The other is a renewed effort to impose maintenance obligations on owners of residential property on private roads.
Both Class V and Class VI roads are public roads, meaning the entire traveling public have the right to use them. The big difference between the two is that municipalities have the obligation to maintain Class V roads, but not Class VI roads. Maintenance can be expensive, so municipalities often try to keep the number of Class V roads to … Read the rest