A new multi-use path and bridge on the south side of Lockport Street, directly adjacent to the existing vehicular bridge, is under construction, with completion anticipated early in Spring of 2013. The bridge, along with decorative street lighting and relocation of overhead utilities, is being constructed with funds from a grant the Village received from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. In June of 2012, the Plainfield Village Board awarded the construction contract for the bridge work to D Construction. Construction began in the Fall of 2012. Once completed, the new path and bridge will provide a safe, accessible link between the existing downtown east of the river, and the expanded commercial area, Village Hall, Settlers’ Park, Pace bus service, and residential subdivisions west of the river.
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To learn more about the Lockport Street Pedestrian Bridge project, view the preliminary bridge design report:
Lockport Street Pedestrian Bridge Preliminary Schematic Design Summary