Peterson Road Street Improvements


Peterson Road is the last remaining Township maintained gravel road. Gravel road maintenance is different than pavement maintenance and requires special maintenance efforts. Erosion of the gravel surface occurs occasionally and must be reviewed after larger storms. Gravel is added to maintain a suitable driving surface.

Lot development of Three Oaks and the Mehegan Lane connection were built in 2018. Homes are currently being constructed within the Three Oaks development. As construction has been underway, the road connection has been closed. As the development project nears full buildout, the roadway will be opened and more traffic will use Peterson Road south of Mehegan Lane. Opening Mehegan lane to Peterson Road will be a change for the current residents who reside on Peterson Road as it will increase Peterson Road vehicle usage.

On December 12, 2019, the White Bear Township Town Board ordered the preparation of a feasibility report for Peterson Road street improvements.

The Township has awarded the project to Kuechle Underground, Inc. during the September 21, 2020 Town Board Meeting. Construction is set to begin the week of May 10, 2021. Please refer to the updated Construction to Begin informational flyer for more details.


- Watermain extension

- Sanitary sewer extension

- Stormwater collection and treatment

- Bituminous surfacing

- Concrete curb and gutter

- Driveway aprons

- Pedestrian improvements

- Drainage improvements

Project Updates:

May 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - Contractor scheduled to begin excavation on Peterson Road tomorrow afternoon. Contractor is coordinating with the residents. 

May 6, 2021 - Contractor is bringing in materials for the project and will perform some activities on Friday. No construction on Peterson Road this week.

May 4, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - Contractor is installing dewatering pipe to improve pipe installation activities. No further construction will occur this week. 

April 29, 2021 - Today the contractor will start to prepare the site for construction activities. Specific areas of construction will be updated as work begins. 

April 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pmPrivate utility companies continue to relocate their lines and are removing the old power poles.

April 19, 2021 - XcelEnergy is continuing their new service connections to the individual homes. Connexus is beginning to temporarily relocate power poles for the construction work.

April 16, 2021 - XcelEnergy gas is completing the new main line work and will begin connecting homes to the new gas line.

April 12, 2021 - Private utility relocations along Peterson Road will begin tomorrow, April 13th. 

April 6, 2021 - Tree and brush clearing has been completed. Contractor will continue removing the cut down trees and grind out the stumps today. 

April 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - The tree and brush removal equipment will start to be delivered today and possibly Saturday. Tree and brush removals will be begin Monday morning. 

April 1, 2021 - Tree removals have been marked with ribbon. Tomorrow brush limits will be marked.

March 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - A pre-construction meeting was held today to discuss the project with the contractor and private utilities. We will be contacting each resident to discuss the project with them. We will discuss the water main and sanitary sewer service locations, tree/brush removals and any address questions. 

March 30, 2021 - A pre-construction meeting occurred this morning. Currently the contractor is placing tree removal markings on affected trees. 

March 2, 2021 - The contractor is moving equipment in today due to upcoming spring road restrictions starting. No work will be done at this time. We will provide updates before the contractor begins any construction activity. 

November 3, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - Private utility companies are marking the locations.

November 2, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - Private utility companies are marking their locations.

October 30, 2020 @ 2:15 pm - Preliminary staking of the new structures will begin for design review by the contractor.

Preliminary Project Schedule

Authorize Preparation of Feasibility Report                                                  December 12, 2019

Town Board Discussions                                                                              Various Meetings

Accept Feasibility Report                                                                              June 1, 2020

Call for Public Hearing                                                                                  

Neighborhood Informational Meeting                                                           June 17, 2020

Public Hearing                                                                                              July 6, 2020

Open House                                                                                                 August 5, 2020

Accept Plans and Specifications                                                               August 17, 2020

Authorize Advertisement for Bids                                                              August 17, 2020

Bid Openings                                                                                      September 16, 2020

Award Contract                                                                                   September 22, 2020 

Begin Construction

Substantial Construction Completion

Authorize Amount to be Assessed

Assessment Hearing / Adopt Assessments

Construction Completion