So me and my family move onto this road like, a month ago. It's a dirt lane that is accessible on both sides by a major road. There are six or seven lots (that have houses on them, I mean) and one of them, the second to last occupied lot from the far end of the lane, is rented to a family. This renting family has put up a no trespassing sign in front of their home, one their property. Well within their rights, correct? Of course. But they also put up a sign on a telephone pole on the private lane itself, and another one at the entrance of one end of the lane. Here's a diagram for the visually inclined. The lane is represented by the equal signs, the, umm, arrow things are houses (the one in bold is the rented one) and the asterisks are where they have put signs on the road.
In order to commute in the mornings, I sometimes would have to use the other end of the lane, but they have called the police for violation of private property on neighbors who've tried to go through. The sheriff has us that we should use only the non-posted end of the lane, because we would have to go to court to resolve the situation. This renting family has gone to extremes to enforce their signs- parking their truck across the lane (so that even the neighbors who live past the sign can't get to their property), and the wife has even run in front of a car attempting to get through, claiming that the driver hit her- when the driver, whom I know and will vouch for, says he avoided her.
Do they actually have the right to put up signs on this road?