Driveway Culvert Authorization

Driveway Culvert Authorization General Information

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ALL driveways entering a township road right of way shall have a driveway culvert installed to facilitate roadway drainage. Driveway culvert size shall be determined by the township Road Supervisor.
The township Road Department will install driveway culvert when:

  1. A valid authorization form has been issued to the property owner (Road Supervisor’s signature required)
  2. The property owner supplies the culvert (size determined by the Road Supervisor
  3. The township is doing work in the area of the culvert
  4. The property owner pays for the culvert. The township will provide backfill material and install the culvert free of charge. The township WILL NOT be responsible for the replacement of blacktop or concrete for driveways. The township will cut the driveway to make a neater repair, but the property owner will be responsible for the replacement of the blacktop or concrete to original condition
  5. The township will install up to forty (40) feet of pipe for a driveway
  6. A steel or plastic grate is required to be installed at the end of any solid driveway with a slope grade of 5% or greater. The required grate size shall be 75% of the total width of the bottom of the driveway with a 6” inch swale (this would be determined by the Road Supervisor by the length and width of the driveway). A private contractor may install driveway culverts when:
    1. A valid permit has been issued to the property owner (Road Supervisor’s signature required)
    2. The property owner or contractor supplies the culvert (size determined by the Road Supervisor
    3. All costs are to be paid by the property owner.

NOTE:  If a private contractor installs the driveway culvert, the township Road Supervisor must be called to inspect the installation before the contractor can backfill the trench. Failure to have the installation inspected prior to backfilling the trench may result in the township removing the driveway culvert.

MAINTENANCE:
After installation of the culvert, all future maintenance becomes the responsibility of the property owner. The township will in no way be held responsible for future maintenance.

DRIVEWAY CULVERT EXCEPTIONS:
A driveway culvert may not be needed if the drive is located on the crest of a hill.

Disclaimer: Ditch and Driveway Culverts will be completed as funds are available.