Quick Answers

The Quick Answers section is where we answers questions from people like you. These cover a wide variety of subjects of interest to local road/highway and related agencies.

If you have a question you would like answered, please email us at clrp@cornell.edu. For additional information on any of the topics or entries posted here, contact our office, our Senior Engineer, David Orr, or our Technical Assistance Engineer, Geoff Scott. David can be reached via telephone at (607) 255-8465, or dpo3@cornell.edu. Geoff can be contacted at (607) 255-2806 or grs78@cornell.edu.

Recent Quick Answers

Do Villages have their own version of the Office of the Town Highway Superintendent or “Red Book?”

Can we still use our old “Men Working” signs until they wear out before we need to switch to the newer "Road Work Ahead" signs?

Is there a law that allows a municipal highway department to remove trees, brush, and vegetation along the right of way area of a road and/or are there any regulations or laws that protect trees along the right of way, thus prohibiting a municipality from removing trees?

What resources are available for property owners who have problems with stream bank erosion on their land?

Does a highway superintendent have to publically advertise a vacancy for a position even if they already know of a person who is interested and would be a good fit for theposition?

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