Right-of-way is the land that a public road occupies. It generally measured a certain distance from the center of the traveled road and usually includes the ditches, culverts and banks. The width of road rights-of-way vary depending on the year that the road was originally surveyed and established. Roads in Belmont County can date back to 1803. The minimum right of way is 30 feet (measured 15 feet from the center of the road) with the maximum being 60 feet (measured 30 feet from the center of the road).