Cul-de-sacs are often regarded as public property, but in the case of the Rose family in Lebanon New Hampshire, it’s part of their property and they’ve had enough of people using it.
The cul-de-sac is located off of Waterman Avenue on Route 12A in West Lebanon and the accessible turnaround has been used historically by the public and the city. The Valley News reports that Mark and Susan Rose moved into property, which includes the cul-de-sac, back in February and went so far as to install barricades to prevent anyone from using it to turn around, which they view as a nuisance.
However, the barricades blocked two other residents’ driveways who also live on the cul-de-sac, causing a dispute which has escalated into a court battle.
The attorney representing the families whose driveways were blocked argued that the entire road had been to dedicated to the city and the public, but the Rose’s attorney claimed that no Lebanon officials could determine whether the cul-de-sac is public or not.