Randy Jessen, the village's superintendent of public works, said the light should be operational by the end of the year.
Work has started this week on the installation of a traffic signal at the Route 59 entrance to St. Mary Immaculate Parish. Church officials requested that the Illinois Department of Transportation authorize the light because of the huge number of people who attend St. Mary's, the largest Catholic church in Illinois. The church has agreed to cover the construction expense. If all goes according to plan, the traffic signal will be operational by the end of the year, said Randy Jessen, Plainfield's superintendent of public works. The Rev. David Medow, St. Mary's pastor, has said some 10,000 cars will enter and exit the church parking lot at 15629 S. Route 59 every weekend, a volume so great they've had to hire police officers to direct …
The advance notice of lane closures for the holiday weekend is designed to aid motorists’ travel plans and improve safety.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Editor's Note: The following is a release from the Illinois Department of Transportation. To read the full release, click HERE. With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced that road work will be suspended where possible for the weekend to reduce potential congestion and improve traffic flow. The advance notice of lane closures for the holiday weekend is designed to aid motorists’ travel plans and improve safety. “Independence Day is often celebrated with friends and family usually traveling long distances to connect,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig. “With heavy traffic expected over the holiday weekend, …