The Town has approximately 12 miles of public gravel roadways. These roadways are graded a minimum of twice per year, once in the spring, and then again in the fall. Additional grading is done on an as needed basis.
Grading results in the removal of any pot holes, wash board or rutting that may have developed, and allows us to re-establish the shape of the roadway to ensure that the roads drain properly.
Our street sweeping program keeps our streets clean and prevents road debris from entering into the drainage systems, and then into Lake Champlain. Our goal is to sweep all Town streets twice a year, once in the spring, and then again in the fall.
Sweeping will begin in the fall once there is a buildup of leaves on the curbed streets which is approximately mid-October through November. It is not the intent of the street sweeping program to sweep up leaves that residents move from their lawns into the street. The Annual Colchester Leaf Drop is held in Airport Park every year for Colchester residents to bring their bagged leaves to, free of charge. Please check the calendar section on the home page of our website in late October for details.