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Hi, I would like to fence in my property for livestock purposes, but the fence will cut across an existing driveway/easement. The easement (30' wide, ingress/egress only, gravel road) is used by my neighbor to access his property. My question is, can I put a gate across this easement, as long as I do not lock it or, otherwise prevent my neighbor from crossing? I had been told that an easement only guarantees my neighbor access but cannot restrict how I use the property (i.e. putting up a gate). Nevertheless, in scrolling through some of the similar posts on this website, it appears that this is a fairly controversial subject, with the answer depending on the state and underlying circumstances, hence my confusion!
Not sure if it is relevent, but there is already an old gate across one section of the driveway, although not currently in use. Furthermore, my neighbor installed a gate on the same road, on his side of the property line. My new gate would go in adjacent to his.
There is also a driveway agreement in place, but it only spells out maintenance, boundaries etc. Is there any particular language I should look for in the driveway agreement (or deed) that would indicate whether such gates would be prohibited?
Thanks in advance for any help on this matter!