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Neighborhood improvements move ahead in Plainfield

By Madhu Mayer | 4/18/2018, 3:22 p.m.
Nearly $3 million in spending approved by the Plainfield Village Board Monday means residents in the community will see plenty ...

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Nearly $3 million in spending approved by the Plainfield Village Board Monday

means residents in the community will see plenty of construction trucks in

their neighborhood.

The board approved spending up to $2,992,675 to allow the contractor to

complete additional roadway work, which includes asphalt resurfacing within

the Shenandoah, Prairie Knoll, Tuttle Estates, Wilding Pointe and Vintage

Harvest subdivisions in Plainfield. D Construction in Coal City won the

contract as it was the lowest of five bidders for the project.

Also included in the project as part of the 2018 non-motor fuel tax street

improvement program will be the removal and replacement of selected areas of

concrete sidewalk; installation of new concrete sidewalk; curb and gutter

removal and replacement; drainage improvements, as well as pavement striping.

The engineer's estimate for the work was $3.1 million and the village

budgeted $3 million for the project, according to Scott Threewitt, lead

engineer for the Village of Plainfield.

Besides maintaining existing roadways in the village, the board Monday also

approved the sale of village-owned property at 6544 S. Ridge Road to a

landscaping company.

Jake Melrose, economic development manager, said the village came to own the

3.6-acre property just south of the Plainfield and Ridge roads' intersection

as it was previously granted to the Plainfield Fire Protection District for a

potential new fire station. However, Melrose said, the fire district did not

foresee the use of the property for a future station and deeded back to the

village. The landscape company offered $185,000 to buy the property, though

the village listed the parcel at $225,000.