Q: Can my nabor close off a road to make speed bumps and other road obstacles to impair our ability to drive on said road?
I live in an unincorporated area of orange county CA. My nabor's and I live on a shared stretch of dirt road that is used daily by all of us for commute purposes. As of late our nabor at the end of the road has been closeing off the road we use in order to put in large speed bumps, drains, sprinklers, and other obsticals to keep us from driven on the road. He closes off the road for hours or days even when he is not presently working on it. He has built a separate road but it's located over a high pressure pipe so in order to be legal it had to be raised high off the ground, and while it meets city safety standards no one in my nabor hood feels safe driveing on the road beacuse the nabor in question is not lisenced or experienced in makeing these kind of structures. He himself has had his car fall off the edge of the road and into the drain bellow. It there anything I can do to get him to stop and to protect my safety?
A: Has he built this road on his private property? Is the road your only form of accessing your property? Is he in compliance with city laws re: construction of the road? You can access copies of construction permits at the County clerk's office. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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