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I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 Widening Project Begins August 4
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that weather permitting, work on the northbound and southbound I-55 exit ramps at Route 30 in Joliet, will begin Monday, August 4.
The work will require both I-55 exit ramps to be reduced in width. The closures are necessary to complete widening of embankment and installation of an additional left turn lane on the northbound ramp and an additional right turn lane on the southbound ramp. New traffic signals will be installed on US 30 at both the northbound and southbound ramps. The anticipated completion date for this project is December 15, 2014.
Motorists can expect delays in advance of these exit ramps. Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.
2014 Street Improvement Program Update
As part of the 2014 Street Improvement Program, the contractor is scheduled to complete the remaining paving on 135th Street and Van Dyke Road on July 29th & 30th. Please be aware of flaggers along the roadway and use alternate routes if available. For project details, click here.
D.A.R.E. Pool Party
The D.A.R.E. Pool Party for students entering 6th-9th grades will be Thursday, August 7, from 6-8 pm, at Ottawa Street Pool. The party is free, preregistration is required by August 1. To register, email your name, grade, and school name to email@example.com. For more information, click here.
National Night Out
The Plainfield Police Department is celebrating National Night Out in Downtown Plainfield on Tuesday, August 5, from 6-8 p.m. There will be games, crafts, and raffles at the Downtown Fire District Administration Building in conjunction with Cruise Night. For more information, click here.
Concerts Conclude August 7
Concerts in Settlers' Park, presented by Tim Stetenfeld & Edward Jones Investments, conclude on Thursday, August 7 with a performance by Spoken Four. The concert begins at 7 pm. Spoken Four will play songs from the 50s to today's Top 40. 2014 Concert Schedule
Electric Aggregation Update
The Village is a member of the Will Electric Aggregation Group which is comprised of 16 Will County communities. In 2012, the group selected FirstEnergy Solutions as its electric supplier and negotiated a 24 month fixed rate of 4.83 cents per kilowatt hour, which expires in October of this year. At the July 7 Board Meeting, the Village Board approved an extension of the Intergovernmental Agreement with the Will Electric Aggregation Group. The group can now begin the process of seeking and negotiating a new fixed rate contract with electrical suppliers. Please watch for updates in E-News and the local papers!
August Green Village Program
The results are in and Mary Russell of Contrary Mary's Plants & Design will give the honors to the best tasting, best growing, and most plentiful producers of the gardening season on August 11 at 7 pm at the Plainfield Public Library. A preview on what to plant for next year will also be revealed. Register for this free program on the Plainfield Library web site.
Coffee with the Mayor - August 13
Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are invited.
Plainfield Historical Society Day Trip
On September 18, the Plainfield Historical Society will take a step back in time with a day trip to Pontiac. Stops include: the Livingston County War Museum; Route 66 Association Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum; the Yost Family Queen Anne Style Home; Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum; the Livingston County Courthouse; the Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum; and a trip on the Jolly Trolley. For more information including registration information, click here. The deadline to register is August 16.
Yard Waste Pickup
Yard waste pickup has resumed and continues through November. Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags, a Waste Management yard waste cart, or tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and landscape brick/pavers are not accepted as yard waste. For more information, click here to read the Waste Management Brochure or call (800) 796-9696.
Calling All Homeowners Associations
If you are the president or management company for a HOA, please email us your contact information (name, address, phone, & e-mail address). That way, we can provide information on meetings for homeowners associations and advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.
In 2014, the Village Offices will be closed on Monday, September 1 (Labor Day); Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); November 27-28 (Thanksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).
Refuse Collection Reminder
Waste Management holidays that fall on a refuse collection day will cause collection to be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Labor Day (Monday, September 1) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week.
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.