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Plainfield Bike Path Work to Start Next Month

Bike path improvements slated for Van Dyke Road, 135th Street, 119th Street and Settlers' Park.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin April 7 on a project to extend the existing bike path along Van Dyke Road south to Lockport Street, the village announced last week.

Asphalt patching and seal coating work is also slated to begin at various bike path locations along along Van Dyke Road, 135th Street, 119th Street and Settlers' Park. The project will be integrated with the new pedestrian signals at Van Dyke Road and Lockport Street to provide increased pedestrian access, according to the village.

Plainfield Superintendent of Public Improvements Randy Jessen said the project will cost $289,192.87.

The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of May or early June, Jessen said.
Paul Fay March 18, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Yes, this is great news. When the Village hosted a strategic planning series last summer, residents were quite clear in support of more pedestrian/bicycle access throughout the community.
Sheila Raddatz March 18, 2014 at 06:29 PM
I was at the meeting. I thought they decided to only concentrate downtown. It is nice to be heard. Thank you!
Joel Craig March 18, 2014 at 08:14 PM
Something tells me we still won't be able to make a safe crossing from the path at Rt. 59. Paul, can you tell us if crosswalks, pedestrian signals, bike path extensions and curb cuts are anywhere on the radar for the Rt. 59 - 135th St. intersection?
Vicky Polito March 18, 2014 at 11:54 PM
It would be great to have safer crossings at Rt. 59, I agree and hope that is at least in the plan even if that piece doesn't happen this year.
plainfieldpete March 19, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Waste of money. 13,000 house holds have to pay for the 100 that will actually use it.. When people supported this did you explain to them their tax rate would be raised yet again?

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