Event Updates for Plainfield Mark your Calendars

Edward Plainfield Harvest 5K Run/Walk on Sunday
This Sunday promises to be busy with the Edward Plainfield Harvest 5K Run/Walk in the morning and the Plainfield Historical Society’s Cemetery Walk later in the day.   Registration for the run begins at 6:45 am with the Kids Meijer Miler starting at 8 am and the 5K Run/Walk beginning at 9 am.  For more information, visit www.plainfieldharvest5k.com or call the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce at (815) 436-4431

Cemetery Walk This Weekend Rain or Shine
Learn more about Plainfield’s history by attending the Cemetery Walk at the Plainfield Township Cemetery, Route 59 and Fort Beggs Drive, this Sunday.  Three sessions of the walk will be held:  11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 4:00 pm.  Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.  If rain prevents the event setup and/or creates slippery walking conditions, the Cemetery Walk will be moved to the new Plainfield Fire Protection District Campus on 135th Street, east of Route 59.  Please visit Plainfieldhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com for last minute details.

Village Board Approves Creation of Downtown Historic District
Mayor Collins and the Board of Trustees are proud to announce the creation of a new Downtown Historic District in Plainfield, which encompasses an area along historic Lockport Street from Route 59 to just west of James Street.  The new district contains over 65 unique properties and many of them including the Masonic Lodge, Steiner Building, Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell Offices, Andreasen Building (Standard Oil Station), and the Opera House have been lovingly restored.  As the oldest community in Will County, the Village continues to celebrate its historic past and numerous historic structures through an active and dynamic preservation effort.  With the addition of the Downtown District, the community now has two historic districts and 13 local landmarks.  For more information, read this week’s press release.

Mill Street Closure
Mill Street will be closed to through traffic, from approximately 7 am until 4 pm, through Wednesday, September 28th for the installation of the new water main.  Local traffic, residents, and PEMA will still have access to the roadway.  

Culvert Inspections
Beginning Monday, September 26th, a Village consultant will be conducting routine inspections of culverts throughout the Village.  No lane restrictions are anticipated for this work.
Parking Lot Maintenance
During the week of September 26th, the Village will be performing maintenance on the parking lots at the Village Hall, Public Works Department, and the Law Enforcement Facility.  The lots will be seal coated in sections to allow access to the buildings.  This work should be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting.

Installation of New Traffic Signal To Begin at St. Mary Immaculate Parish
Work to install a new traffic signal at St. Mary Immaculate Parish will begin next week.  This work requires the periodic closure of a single lane for a few weeks.  However, the majority of the work will occur outside of the traveling lanes and there will be minimal interruption to the traveling public.  The project is being funded by the parish and is expected to be complete in early December. 

RR Grade Crossing Enforcement Planned
The Plainfield Police Department, in conjunction with the railroad police, will be conducting enforcement details at railroad crossings during the week of September 26th.

Last but not least…
The agenda for Monday’s Special Village Board Meeting and Committee of the Whole Workshop has been posted online.

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