Road Project Update: Road surface pulverizing and final grading will be completed on Thu 9/17.  The picture taken from W1097 Kiel Rd shows the full road width after final grading.     The double culvert visible on the left was installed to channel westbound stormwater flows that previously backed up at the bottom of the hill causing stormwater to flow over Kiel Rd and flood crops on the south side of the roadway.   Paving of 5+ miles of Town of Calumet road surfaces will begin Friday, 9/18, weather permitting.   Paving is expected to last from 5 to 10 business days.


Culvert replacements have been completed on the 2020 Town of Calumet Road Rehabilitation Project.

Eight (8) culverts were replaced in this stage.  All replacement culverts were installed with endwalls to help capture and direct stormwater flow.  Additionally, white stone or “rip rap” was placed in the immediate inlet and outlet areas of all culverts to curb erosion during heavy stormwater periods.  The Town of Calumet manages an inventory of 106 stormwater culverts.  Typical culvert useful lifespan is 25 years.  This project combined with three (3) culvert replacements in 2019 account for 10% of the entire culvert inventory for our town.


Next Stage(s) of the project:


1.       “Ditching” activity along selected stretches of Kiel and Townhall Rds.  This activity reshapes ditch contours to keep stormwater flowing away from roadway surfaces and through the           roadside culvert system without obstacles or interruption.

2.      Paving activity along Kiel and Townhall Rds will begin on or about Monday, September 14 and be completed by end of September. 

3.      The final stage of the project will consist of completing twenty-two (22) road edge patches on Schoenborn, St Paul and Schumacher Rds.  These will be completed in first half of                   October 2020.



Please take caution and reduce speed while traveling in work areas as signage will be posted as the project moves toward completion.