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    News Article | July 20, 2022

    Road & Bridge

    Legal Guidance

    "The county is predicted to receive increased amounts of percipitation in the future. I want to upgrade driveway culverts on private drives that can handle the increased amount of storm water. Can the county purchased and install these culverts to preserve the integrity of the county road?"

    Can the county purchase and install upgraded culverts on private drives?

    AG Letter Opinion No. LO-90-22 supports the purchase and installation of drainage culverts under private driveways, if there is a public purpose, such as mitigation of storm water. You’ll want to be sure to discuss the specific facts of your situation with your county attorney to determine if this AG Letter Opinion applies.