PLAINFIELD, NJ - TAPinto Plainfield was out and about on a beautiful Friday morning, and hit a couple of roadblocks around town.
These road closures would typically be a nuisance; however, what we noticed were trucks that were what we have all heard about at City Council meetings referred to as milling and paving.
We ran into resident Dan Crigler on Belvidere Avenue, who said, "it was such a pleasure to come home from work to see that the paving process on my street has begun. When everything is done, it will be such an improvement to my neighborhood."
Other streets in the city that are in the process of being paved include Hillcrest Avenue, Berkeley Avenue, Sleepy Hollow Lane, and Wiley Avenue.
When TAPinto Plainfield reached out to city officials to learn more, we received a response directly from Plainfield's Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, who said, "my administration made a conscious decision when we took office in 2014 that we would rebuild our Plainfield roads, which had been neglected for the past forty years. With the support of the City Council, we devised a plan that would stretch our limited dollars across all four wards of our city."
Mapp added, "to that end, we have done more with less by concentrating on paving more miles of roads for the benefit of all of our residents. Keeping that sense of purpose has ensured that by the end of this fall, we will have repaired and repaved 63 roads for a total of approximately 22 miles. This is an historic achievement and a testament to our focus on delivering on our promise to move Plainfield forward by rebuilding our city, block by block."
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