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Sidewalk, curb repairs in Plainfield

Madhu Mayer | 5/22/2019, 8:38 p.m.
Nearly $3 million in spending approved by the Plainfield Village Board this week means residents in the community will see ...

Nearly $3 million in spending approved by the Plainfield Village Board this week means residents in the community will see plenty of construction trucks in their neighborhood.

The board approved spending up to $2,974,332.73 to allow the contractor to complete asphalt resurfacing within the Whispering Creek, Liberty Grove and Plainsman Terrace subdivisions and Village Center Drive in Plainfield. Also included in the project will be the removal and replacement of selected areas of concrete sidewalk; installation of new concrete sidewalk; curb and gutter removal and replacement; drainage and lighting improvements; sign replacement; and pavement striping. P.T. Ferro Construction Co., in Joliet was awarded the contract for the project.

Besides awarding the contract for roadwork within the subdivisions, the Plainfield Village Board also authorized the sale of its 2012 Chevrolet Impala, which was used by the Police Department. The car has 65,000 miles and bidding for the used vehicle will start at $500.

Though the car in the department’s fleet has relatively low mileage, Police Chief John Konopek said it has extensive maintenance issues, including problems with the engine and an electrical short causing the battery to die constantly. The vehicle will be sold at the Arena Auto Public Auction in Bolingbrook at a date to be determined.