§54-1-7. Roadways; crossings.
If any company shall acquire land under the provisions of this
chapter, and, in the construction and operation of its work of
internal improvement, obstruct or impede the owner of residue of
the tract of land from crossing the land so acquired, when such
crossing is essential for the proper use of the remaining land of
the owner, it shall permit the owner of the land to construct,
maintain and use suitable crossings over the land so acquired. If
such land shall have theretofore been cleared and fenced, or shall
thereafter be cleared and fenced, the company shall construct and
forever maintain suitable farm crossings to adequately serve the
tract of land as a whole, and, if a railroad company, cattle guards
and fences, on both sides of the lands condemned and appropriated.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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