Citizens who want to install a driveway on the Houston County right-of-way should call the Road and Bridge Department at (334) 792-4149
. Initially a road construction supervisor will come out and look at the potential driveway site in order to assess the size culvert needed. Once the driveway pipe has been purchased and delivered, please notify the Road and Bridge Department again so that installation can be scheduled. Although citizens must purchase the pipe from a private company, the installation will be done by the Road and Bridge Department at no cost. Only new pipe will be installed on the Houston County right-of-way. Driveway pipes must have beveled ends.
|Effective Date:||February 20, 2014|
|Allowable Pipes:||Only new bituminous-coated corrugated metal (14 gauge minimum) or new reinforced concrete pipes with (45 Degrees) beveled ends or flared ends (45 Degrees) will be allowed. If the beveled end option is chosen, for pipes with a diameter of 24' or greater, the owner will be responsible for controlling erosion at the pipe ends with concrete. Plastic pipe is not allowable.|
|Procedures:||The citizen requesting a driveway pipe must contact the County Engineer's Office at 792-4149 or 1-800-782-4149. Some one from the County Engineer's Office will then go out and size the pipe. The citizen will be contacted as to what size pipe he or she needs. The citizen is responsible for obtaining the correct pipe. When the correct pipe is delivered (not ordered), the citizen shall contact the County and the County will install the driveway pipe free of charge within one month depending upon the weather.|
|Pipe Lengths:||The pipe or pipes shall be a minimum of 24 feet. There will be a maximum of 60 feet in length per lot. There will be a maximum of two (2) driveways per lot. The only exception will be businesses with large truck entering & exiting.|
|Right of Way Encroachments:||NONE ALLOWED ON RIGHT OF WAY (such as non-breakaway mail boxs, brick mail boxes, brick columns, brick head walls, fences, buildings, etc.)|
|Other:||Any pipes or junction boxes installed by a citizen or contractor must first acquire a permit from the County before work can begin.|