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Distribution Rights of Way

Distribution Rights of Way

Distribution lines carry power from local substations to homes and businesses. A distribution right of way gives access to a strip of land so that utilities (electric, telephone, cable, water and/or gas) may build and maintain service lines.

This corridor is a property right granted to a utility in perpetuity by a property owner and is required to provide safe, reliable delivery of the product.

The right of way width required for overhead distribution power lines of any voltage is normally a 30-foot corridor (15 feet on each side).