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 of construction trucks in
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
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.