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New Mexico Statutes Chapter 3. Municipalities § 3-49-1. Streets;  sidewalks;  curbs and gutters;  public grounds

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A municipality may lay out, establish, open, vacate, alter, repair, widen, extend, grade, pave or otherwise improve streets;  including, but not necessarily limited to median and divider strips, parkways and boulevards;  alleys, avenues, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and public grounds, and may:

A. regulate their use and use of structures under them;

B. prohibit and remove encroachments or obstructions on them;

C. provide for their lighting, cleaning, beautification, landscaping and maintenance;

D. regulate their opening or repair;

E. require the owner or occupant of any premise to keep the sidewalk, along the premise, free from any snow or other obstruction;

F. regulate and prohibit the throwing or depositing of any offensive matter on them;

G. prohibit injury to them;

H. provide for and regulate crosswalks, curbs and gutters;

I. regulate and prohibit their use for signs, signposts, awnings, awning posts, telegraph poles, horse troughs, posting handbills and advertisements;

J. regulate and prohibit the exhibition or carrying of banners, placards, advertisements or handbills in the streets or upon the sidewalks;

K. regulate and prohibit the flying of banners, flags or signs across the streets or from houses;

L. regulate traffic and sales upon streets, sidewalks and public places;

M. regulate the numbering of lots and houses;

N. name and change the name of any street, alley, avenue or other public place;  and

O. with the written consent of the owner, regulate the speed and traffic conditions on private property.

Cite this article: - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 3. Municipalities § 3-49-1. Streets;  sidewalks;  curbs and gutters;  public grounds - last updated May 06, 2021 |

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