Culvert Projects

A culvert is a tunnel-like structure that is constructed to allow roads, railroads, and trails to cross over flowing watercourses. Water flows through the culvert beneath the road crossing in its natural path. The culvert should maintain the ability to support drainage and habitat once installed. 

Culvert replacements and upgrades are needed to avoid failures that could cause costly repairs and interruptions to traffic. Culvert failures can cause damage to the surrounding riparian environment.

2024 Culvert Projects

Bell Slough Culvert Installation at McSween Road

Construction Notice

  • Update: The full road closure has been extended until Monday, April 24 at 5 pm. 
  • April 15 -19: full road closure and a detour route will be implemented.

Project Details

  • Installation of a new culvert on McSween Road crossing the Bell Slough to reinstate the connection.
  • This project is a result of recommendations contained in the Bell Slough Study the City recently completed, with the goal of improving water quality and habitat within the slough. 
  • Planting of native tree and shrub species in Fall 2024.

2023 Completed Works

  • Bailey Road Culvert Replacement
  • Ford Road Retaining Walls on Rogers-Ford Ditch
  • Sinclair Road Culvert Project

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