Course Description

UNH T2 is excited to host Hard Road to Travel in 2024! Join our presenters NHMA Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Jonathan Cowal for this important workshop that all public works directors and road agents should attend in their career! Not only will we delve into the details of how roads are formed, classified and maintained, how weight limits are established, and the basics of development on Class VI roads, but the NHMA attorneys have also conducted a review of all the legal inquiries over the past few years and will be providing insight on some of the most common road related legal issues facing towns and cities. These topics involve OHRV’s and snowmobiles, municipal liability and highway maintenance requirements, discontinuing and re-classifying of roads and more! 

This workshop will help local officials understand some of the more complicated areas of highway law including a review of the local regulation of highways by the select board, mailbox location, driveway regulation by the planning board, defining the difference between a right-of-way, a public road and a private road, and determining exactly which public entity has the final say in regulating the roads within our towns.  Instruction will address governance, regulation, maintenance, and liability issues related to public highways. The presentation and discussion will also delve into the authority, responsibility, and limitations on road managers and other municipal officials involved with public roads. Come ready for an information-packed day with your municipal and highway peers!

This workshop follows the updated Hard Road to Travel publication, so if you attended prior to 2023, we encourage you to attend again. NHMA will provide a digital copy of the Hard Road to Travel publication for free to all attendees. Hard copies of Hard Road to Travel can be purchased on the NHMA website.

IMPORTANT! This workshop does not start until 9am. Please refer to the important arrival and parking instructions provided in your receipt.

Food / Service: Donuts and coffee in the morning, and lunch in the afternoon, will be provided.  If you have special dietary restrictions, please notify T2.Center@unh.edu no later than five business days before the workshop.

Withdrawal Policy: In the event that you are unable to attend a program for any reason, please note you must submit your withdrawal via email to T2.Center@unh.edu or via phone message to 603.862.1362 at least 72 hours in advance of the start of a program to receive a refund. If a withdrawal is not received by UNH T2 at least 72 hours prior to the program start, the full program fee will be charged and is nonrefundable.  Substitutions are allowable at any time, and UNH T2 staff will be happy to assist in registering an alternative attendee from your organization at no cost.  

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Special Accommodations or other Assistance to Support Participation? Some accommodations may require advance notice. Please contact T2.Center@unh.edu at least 5 business days prior to the event.   

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Section Title
Hard Road to Travel
9:00AM to 2:30PM
Oct 03, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • City of Concord
Course Fee(s)
Municipal Fee non-credit $60.00 now or pay later
Private Fee non-credit $120.00 now or pay later
Section Notes

NHMA will provide a digital copy of the Hard Road to Travel publication for free to all attendees. Hard copies of Hard Road to Travel can be purchased on the NHMA website: https://www.nhmunicipal.org/store (NHMA members will get the member rate).

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