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Monday, April 30, 2012

Netherwood Heights Neighbors on South Avenue street repairs

South Avenue businesses will be open throughout the road
reconstruction project and need your patronage!
Long-awaited reconstruction of Plainfield's South Avenue corridor between Terrill Road and the Netherwood Station got under way in earnest Monday, according to an eamailed news item by Jim Spear of Netherwood Heights Neighbors (see their website here). It is such a concise little gem I am reprinting it below --

The much anticipated South Ave road construction began today.  The crews will start on the section between Terrill Road and Leland Ave.  After that section is completed in about 3-4 weeks the construction will move to the section between Woodland Ave and Leland Ave. This will take another 3-4 weeks to complete.

LANE CLOSURES:  at times during the day lane closures will occur, when this happens traffic will be in one direction - west to east (towards Fanwood). It is anticipated that two way traffic will resume during nights and weekends.

DRIVE SAFELY:  though signage will divert traffic to North Ave, we anticipate that most motorists will choose East 7th Avenue.  It is crucial that caution is used at the busy pedestrian cross-walks on East 7th at Woodland, Belvidere and Leland Avenues.

SUPPORT THE MERCHANTS:  your local merchants will need your support during these two months of road repair.  I cannot express enough how important it is to shop and dine during this period.  Two months loss revenue can bedevastating for a small business or a restaurant.

CONTACT INFO: Plainfield Police will be stationed at both ends of the roadway if you need assistance.  You may also contact the engineer, Jackie Foushee at 201-624-2127 ext 1805, or the paving construction foreman John Constantine on his cell at 609-561-4161.

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-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Bob said...

This sounds good and those annoying and dangerous bump outs are gone. I hope residents take Seventh Street. as Plainfield doesn't have a Seventh Ave. Good luck to the people and businesses there.

Anonymous said...

Thank GOD, it's about time!!!!

Tom said...

sI may be one of a few who viewed the bump-outs as a unique part of South Ave. At least it was one place to drive where you didn't often encounter someone traveling at 40mph in a 25mph zone. Without some sort of speed control, cars are going to be "flying" low. Just one man's opinion!

Anonymous said...

They have Businesses on South Ave
I usually drive through at about 100 mph