My question involves an easement in the state of:Michigan, Wayne County.
I recently purchased a vacant parcel of 10 acres. There was an existing driveway with culvert that is located approximately 30 feet from a county drain into a deep ditch. There is a guardrail they installed on either side of the road for the county drain. The problem is that they installed it across my driveway to the property. The driveway was there before they installed the guardrail but was grown over with weeds. I've emailed the road commission with no response and when I call I go to an automated voice mail every time with no response in an attempt to request them to move it. Looking at it yesterday the rounded end cap only bolts onto the beam and the 10 ft section blocking my driveway can be easily unbolted and removed. I was thinking of getting rid of the 10 ft section blocking my driveway and bolting the end cap back onto the other section (that section ends right where my driveway begins with sufficient protection of the ditch/drain but allowing me access to use my driveway). I would then have to remove the two 4x6 wood poles but that won't be a big problem. Can I do that legally and if not what are the repercussions of doing that? Thank you for your time.
P.S. Another thing I noticed too was that there are unused sections of guard rail (over 10ft long and heavy) and large lag bolts in the weeds on my property across from where they installed the guardrail like they left them behind when doing the job.