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Plainfield breaks ground on 143rd Street East extension

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Chicago Construction News staff writer

The Village of Plainfield broke ground on the 143rd Street East extension on June 24, the second phase of a project that will create a direct route between Route 59 and 126.

When completed, the four-lane extension will include about 7,000 feet of roadway, a bridge spanning the DuPage River, 2,000 feet of pathway and new traffic signals at two intersections. The entire corridor project is estimated to cost more than $100 milliion for construction, engineering, and land acquisition.

D Construction is the contractor for the East Extension and The general contractor for the West Extension is Austin Tyler Construction. Homer Tree Service provided tree-clearing services for the East and West Extension projects. To view construction work, click here to watch live webcams at the site.

“It is a pleasure to be a part of this project,” said Mayor Argoudelis. “We recognize and celebrate that this new highway will have a profound impact on the village in multiple ways.

“It will be a great engine of industrial development . . . and it will also open our downtown to redevelopment opportunities without the heavy traffic.”

By rerouting IL 126 to the 143rd Street corridor projects, the city hopes to expand pedestrian and bicycle-friendly areas.

Construction will begin this month and is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

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