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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

On March 19, 2020, the City decided to close public access to City Hall and all City buildings, including fire stations, leisure facilities, attractions and Saskatoon Public Library locations. While we are closed to the public, our business operations continue to ensure core services for our residents as much as possible. Public transit currently remains operational.

Culvert Guidelines

Property owners proposing to install a private access across a road ditch are required to obtain approval of a culvert plan through the driveway crossing permit application process.  

What is my responsibility as a property owner with a culvert under my driveway?

  • Keep ditches clear in between culverts
  • Keep culverts clear by removing snow and debris from culvert openings
  • Follow City of Saskatoon standards for installing culverts on all new and re-constructed driveways
  • Work with neighbours to resolve drainage issues
  • Obtain a crossing permit from the City of Saskatoon for installing new driveways

Culvert Specifications that must be met for new installations:

1. Size: 300 mm diameter or larger

2. Length: Culverts shall extend out from driveway edge with side slopes at 3H:1V from driveway to culvert bottom or have a vertical wall from driveway edge to culvert bottom. For maximum crossing widths please refer to the private driveway crossing guidelines.

3. Material: Corrugated steel, PVC, corrugated poly, or reinforced concrete

4. Slope: Minimum grade of 0.5% along the length of the culvert