Unless waived by the County Commissioner or his designate, all culverts installed on county right of way shall be a minimum diameter of eighteen inches (18"), a minimum length of twenty feet (20'), and be constructed of 14 gauge galvanized corrugated steel. No concrete or plastic culverts will be permitted.
All commercial entrances, including entrances to gas wells, compressor stations, etc., shall have concrete safety ends installed on each end of the culvert. The minimum length for commercial location culverts shall be set by the Commissioner or his designate on a case by case basis. All entrances to gas well sites and compressor stations must have "TRUCKS ENTERING ROADWAY" signs posted that are visible to traffic approaching from all directions.
$18.00 per foot of culvert length (cost is for gravel and installation only—YOU ARE TO FURNISH YOUR OWN CULVERT) *NOTE* The County will not install extensions to existing culverts although you may do it yourself or hire a contractor.
WHERE TO PURCHASE
You may purchase your culvert from the vendor of your choice and there are multiple suppliers in the area. Please insure that the culvert is onsite for installation and removed from any delivery vehicle. Ideally, have it placed where it is to be installed. We are not permitted to suggest a supplier, but for your convenience we have listed a few culvert vendors:
|American Pipe and Steel||Weatherford||817-594-0772|
|Contech Texas Steel Culverts||Arlington||800-772-6666|
|Henson's Lumber & Metal||Cresson||817-396-4848|
|McCoy's Building Supply||Cleburne||817-641-0212|
|Rio Vista Hardware||Rio Vista||817-373-3389|
STEPS TO TAKE
If any new development is planned for the property, a Development Permit must be obtained through the Public Works Department located in the Johnson County Annex, 2 N Mill St., Room 305, Cleburne, Texas 76033. More Information is available at http://www.johnsoncountytx.org/departments/public-works
Call your Precinct office with the following information: Contact name, phone number, and address of the installation site. Our Supervisor will evaluate your site and advise you of the culvert size required, and assist you with location, specs, etc.
Contact ALL of your utility companies (including water) to mark any buried lines or cables. Call 811 before you dig.
IF YOU WISH TO HAVE THE COUNTY INSTALL THE CULVERT
Your Precinct office will provide a Culvert Installation Permit Application at no charge.
You should clearly mark the installation location for your culvert with flags, markers, paint, etc.
Take the Culvert Installation Permit Application to the Johnson County Treasurer's Office, Johnson County Courthouse, #2 N. Main St, Room 312, Cleburne, TX., and pay the installation fee (see the schedule above). Make checks payable to "JOHNSON COUNTY". The Precinct Office cannot accept payment for culvert installations.
Purchase the required size culvert and either take it or have it delivered to the installation site.
Once the lines and cables have been marked, the culvert is at the site, and installation fees have been paid, please call our office to inform us all is complete. Our crew will normally install the culvert within 5-7 working days (waiting period may be longer during paving season: June-October).
IF YOU WISH TO INSTALL THE CULVERT YOURSELF
After the Supervisor has evaluated the site and informed you of the required culvert size, he will issue you a Culvert Installation Permit at no charge and provide installation instructions and specifications. You may then purchase and install the culvert within the guidelines of the instructions provided. YOU MUST FOLLOW SPECS EVEN IF YOU INSTALL YOURSELF! IF SPECIFICATIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED WE WILL REMOVE THE CULVERT FROM THE COUNTY RIGHT OF WAY.