Renwick Bridge to Open; Road Work Updates

Crack filling, railroad crossing closure also coming soon.

The Village of Plainfield is warning motorists to keep an eye out for the new stop signs at River Road and Renwick as preparations begin for the opening of the new Renwick Road bridge.

The new two-lane bridge, which replaces the century-old one-lane structure, is scheduled to open to traffic on Friday, Oct. 19.


Plainfield Township Highway Commissioner Sam Reichert said a ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the new bridge.

"The whole area is invited," he said. "This is a project for the whole area, and everybody is welcome."

After the ceremony, the bridge will briefly remain closed to allow guests to walk along the structure. Reichert said the bridge will open to traffic around noon Friday.

Once the bridge is open, construction will begin on River Road south of Renwick. A detour for River Road will be posted, according to village officials.

Road work projects get under way

With paving completed in the Walker’s Grove and Heritage Meadows subdivisions, pavement striping is set to begin this week.

Also this week, the village’s pavement crack-filling program will begin. Drivers should be on the lookout for workers in the roadway and temporary lane closures as work is completed. 

Crossing closure

The 127th Street railroad crossing will be closed Oct. 18 and 19 as Canadian National Railway completes track repairs.

The closure is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Oct. 18. A detour route will be posted. 

Source: The Village of Plainfield

Ram Seichert October 16, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I was wondering why the is the Village warning motorists about an intersection (River and Renwick) that is not under their control. But it's easy to realize that the Plainfield Township Highway Office has no clue how to communicate with the public. They have offered nothing about changing the stop signs at this intersection. Friday, Sam should show everyone in the area how the construction company went from using 2 x 6 forms for the sidewalk to 2 x 4 forms west of the bridge. Everyone else has to use 2 x 6 forms for service walks except Sam's project.
Gerry H October 16, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Those sidewalks won't last real long, they will be replaced within years of opening....nice work Highway Office
P-Ville Lifer October 16, 2012 at 05:39 PM
How long before there's a major accident at River/Renwick Road? Still can't believe that Renwick will go straight through without a stop sign; you're just asking for trouble.


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