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September 13, 2014
Caterpillar Diesel No. 12 Motor Grader widens farm-to-market road near Calumet, Michigan. Osceola Store Livestock truck passing grader is taking cattle to Calumet for butchering. A "Caterpillar" Diesel No. 12 Motor Grader wings down bank leading to intersection in Centennial Heights, Michigan. High banks produce "Blind Spots" to intercepting motorists at such crossroads. Motor Grader will wing down intersection corners so proper "Daylighting" will provide safety to meeting motorists. Building M-203 the hard way, with WPA labor in the 1930's.
1919. The end of compacting snow on the roads with horse drawn rollers. Grading Operations WPA Project. Circa 1930's. Lake Shore Drive, Calumet. Circa 1930's.
The Houghton County Road Commission opens US-41 1-1/2 miles from Delaware on December 13, 1927 so that 200 Chrysler automobiles salvaged from the shipwreck of the "City of Bangor" can be driven to Calumet. In photp: Bill Kaiser, Assistant Engineer; Charlie Lauren, Driver; John Wilkes, Helper One of three Pierce Arrow plows purchased in 1911 when the road commission opened in Hancock. Calumet Avenue, Circa 1920's


Posted April 11, 2024

Dust Control Application 2024 - order by May 10, 2024

Posted April 10, 2024

Public Meeting Notice - Road Abandonment

Posted September 29, 2023

Winter Parking






Load Restrictions go into effect 2/22/2024




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