Calumet is a quiet community, and its main street has even less traffic than usual these days.
A major project to replace the water mains and storm sewers under rue Principale continues. The road will also be repaved with new sidewalks and curbs.
The Municipality of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge received $1.8 million in funding from the Québec and federal governments for the work, which began in 2020.
According to Grenville-sur-la-Rouge Mayor Tom Arnold, the work is approximately 15 per cent complete.
“They’ll be at it until the end of September,” the mayor said.
The entire street is closed from Route 148 to the western end of the community.
There are few retail businesses on rue Principale in Calumet, but there are several homes, a garage, the post office, and an Anglican church. The church has cancelled all scheduled services in Calumet until the end of September and church services will instead be only at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Grenville.