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:

August 2, 2021- Private utilities are transferring to underground lines.

July 30, 2021 - Private utilities continue to transfer their lines to underground.

July 29, 2021 - Private utilities continue transfer to underground lines.

July 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - Tomorrow private utilities continuing to transfer their lines to go underground.

July 27, 2021 - Private utilities are transferring their lines to go underground.

July 26, 2021 - Private utilities transferring to underground lines.

July 23, 2021 - Private utilities transferring to underground lines.

July 22, 2021 - Private utility work transferring to underground lines.

July 21, 2021 - Contractor completed restoration activities. Private utilities preparing transfer to underground lines.

July 20, 2021 - Contractor completed concrete sidewalk yesterday. Private utilities preparing transition to underground lines.

July 19, 2021 - Contractor completed tree work. Contractor performing sanitary testing.

July 16, 2021 - Contractor will be working on fence and trees.

July 15, 2021 - Contractor is working on restoration. Private overhead lines preparing to be relocated underground.

July 14, 2021 - Contractor is raising structures and addressing restoration. Private overhead lines preparing to be relocated underground.

July 13, 2021 - Contractor completed fence work and is working on all restoration. 

July 12, 2021 - Contractor is raising structures on the project.

July 9, 2021 - Contractor continuing on boulevard work. Contractor installing fence.

July 8, 2021 - Contractor is working on boulevard grading.

July 7, 2021 - Bituminous paving of the first lift will be done today. Once paving is done the road will be fully open to traffic.

July 6, 2021 - Contractor is preparing the roadway today and is planning to pave the road tomorrow morning. The roadway will be open during paving, however if you can avoid travel during paving and rolling operations it would be very helpful. For about a 1 hour period, access to your driveway will be limited until the pavement is rolled and has cooled.  Paving and rolling should take a total of 2-4 hours and the surface will be drivable after the rolling work is complete. Paving is an important milestone for the project. Thank you for your patience during construction.  

July 2, 2021 - Vehicles can now drive over the new concrete.

July 1, 2021 - Contractor is ramping up gravel at driveways. Vehicles can drive over concrete tomorrow.

June 30, 2021 - Please remember to keep vehicles off of the new concrete.

June 29, 2021 - Concrete road and driveway work completed. Contractor adding gravel to the road.

June 28, 2021 - Contractor continuing to pour concrete curb and gutter. Contractor also starting concrete driveways.

June 25, 2021 - Contractor will begin pouring concrete curb and gutter. No driving over new concrete for seven days.

June 24, 2021 - Contractor is working on fence replacement. Contractor will begin pouring concrete curb and gutter tomorrow.

June 23, 2021 @ 2:45 pm - Concrete work is scheduled to take place on your road. The work to be completed is concrete curb and gutter and concrete driveway replacements. This work will begin Thursday June 24, 2021, continuing on Friday June 25, 2021, with finishing touches occurring on Monday June 28, 2021. Once the concrete is placed, it cannot be driven over for 7 calendar days . This time allows the concrete to cure and gain strength. To avoid damage to the new concrete, any vehicles needed shall be removed from driveway and parked elsewhere. Note that the weather may cause the construction schedule to change. Visit the Township website for daily construction activity updates. Please call the construction inspector with any other questions. 

June 23, 2021 @ 2:45 pm - Contractor will begin string lining for pouring concrete curb and gutter on Friday.

June 23, 2021 - Contractor is placing gravel for concrete curb. Contractor is preparing driveways for concrete replacement.

June 22, 2021 - Contractor is installing drain tile for the storm sewer. Contractor is preparing gravel for concrete curb.

June 21, 2021 - Contractor is moving in equipment for road work. Survey staking is taking place for the roadway.

June 18, 2021 - Contractor will begin preparing the road for graveling on Monday.

June 17, 2021 - Gas line relocation work has been completed.

June 16, 2021 - Gas line relocation work continues at County Road H2.

June 15, 2021 - Gas line relocation continues at County Road H2.

June 11, 2021 - Gas line relocation at County Road H2 starting on Monday.

June 10, 2021 - A gas line relocation meeting is to be held on Peterson Road 

June 9, 2021 - Contractor finished the pond work. No work today. A gas line relocation meeting is scheduled for tomorrow.

June 8, 2021 - Contractor working on the pond. Contractor preparing for restoration of the backyard sanitary sewer area.

June 7, 2021 - No work on Peterson Road today. Contractor will work on the pond tomorrow.

June 4, 2021 -  Contractor is grading Peterson Road and the boulevards.

June 3, 2021 - Contractor is continuing to remove access material and grade Peterson Road. The road will remain open to traffic. Boulevard grading is also occurring as the road gets graded. The group of mailboxes has been moved to the north end of the project.

June 2, 2021 - Contractor is grading and removing excess material on Peterson Road. Access will be maintained with some minor impacts through the day.

June 1, 2021 - Street staking has been completed. Contractor will begin road grading and pond excavation begins tomorrow.

May 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - Contractor will touch up the road from yesterday’s rain for the weekend. The road is saturated and no construction will occur today. Road survey staking will continue today.

May 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - Contractor is rained out today. They will monitor the road for access.

May 26, 2021 - The project has been delayed until next week.

May 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - Contractor continues to work on storm sewer in Peterson Road.

May 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - Contractor will continue to install storm sewer pipe in Peterson Road.

May 21, 2021 - Contractor is installing storm sewer pipe in Peterson Road. Weather may limit how long they work today.

May 20, 2021 - Contractor has started storm sewer installation. Weather may limit the work performed today.

May 19, 2021 @4:00 pm - Contractor is working on water services & excavating in Peterson Road.

May 17, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - Contractor will be excavating in Peterson Road Tuesday.

May 12, 2021 @ 3:40 pm - Contractor will continue working on Peterson Road Thursday. 

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 pm - Private 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