Determination and preservation of the right of way.

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University of Dar es Salaam
The study provides a concise and improved approach for the acquisition and management of the road reserve. Roads are at present referred to by a wide and confusing variety of names and descriptions such as trunk, regional, rural, district, feeder, city, town and many more. This has led to a lot of difficulties in the management of roads and their right of way. This study has reviewed the legal documentation on Tanzania highways and other supplementary literature concerning classification of roads in Tanzania. It was found out that there exists no separate legal classification for urban roads. Also reviewed are procedures for determining the road reserve and how to preserve them. Furthermore, worldwide experiences in the management of road reserves have been reviewed. A road classification system has been proposed which is based on mobility and accessibility functions and not on the authority responsible for various roads. The need for such classification becomes critical at the planning stage where the subdivision of the network into different classes make it possible to take the function of the road into account for specific planning tasks. In this study four classes of roads in urban areas and five classes of rural roads and highways are proposed along with corridor protective measures. Demarcating the right of way by using beacons is seen to be an immediate solution for urban roads. In rural highways, priorities to improve aesthetic features and minimising the environmental hazards are stressed. It is urged to review law enforcement on controlling building construction activities on either side of the road boundary.
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Philosophy, Literature, Highway law
Rutaserwa, G. R. S. (1998). Determination and preservation of the right of way. Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Available at (