I have a friend who is in need of some information regarding a "decertified road" that borders their property. Specifically, these nuns are interested in building a Monastery on this property and wish to have access through a neighbor's property from a paved road, on the “decertified road” which is owned by the county. It is ironic that the neighbors have needled the former owner by driving on or next to the “decertified road” through their (the nuns) property which goes through their front yard.
The neighbors are well known farmers in the county, while the nuns are newcomers. The nuns wish to have good relationships with all their neighbors so they find themselves in a bit of a bind. They want to find out what legal right they might have regarding access without stirring up any angst considering that everyone else around knows everyone else's business as is common in small town and rural communities.
Their own access to their property is from a dirt road and the nearest intersection has a bad reputation for accidents, while the paved road 1/2 mile away is just 100 yards or so off the back of their property and much safer.
Any ideas on how I might proceed?