The Old Town Project, a major construction project that aims to upgrade the underground utilities in downtown Plainfield IL is set to start soon, according to Village Voice.
The project, which started in September of 2022, is currently on hold for the winter season and will resume in Spring of 2023.
The Old Town Project is a joint effort between the Village of Plainfield, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and P.T. Ferro Construction Company.
The project involves the installation of new water mains, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and electrical conduits on Lockport Street and Eastern Avenue, from IL Rt 59 to east of CN Railroad.
The project is expected to improve the reliability and capacity of the underground utilities, as well as to prepare the area for future streetscape and roadway improvements.
The project is also expected to enhance the aesthetics and safety of the downtown area, as well as to support the economic development and growth of the Old Town district.
This whole project is estimated to cost $12.5 million, of which $10 million is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation and $2.5 million is funded by the Village of Plainfield. The project is scheduled to be completed by November of 2023.
The project will require temporary road closures and detours during the construction period, which may cause traffic delays and inconvenience for the residents, businesses, and visitors of the downtown area.
The Village of Plainfield advises the public to follow the posted signs and directions, and to use alternative routes when possible.
The Village of Plainfield also encourages the public to support the local businesses in the downtown area, which may be affected by the construction activities.
The Village of Plainfield has launched a campaign called “Shop Local, Shop Old Town” to promote the businesses and services in the Old Town district.
The Village of Plainfield appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation during the construction period, and hopes that the Old Town Project will bring long-term benefits and enhanced improvements to the downtown area.
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