The reconstruction of the Weber Road and I-55 Interchange has begun. Utilities are being relocated. The contractors have been selected and began earth work and construction of temporary lanes. In addition to the reconstruction of the interchange, the project includes the widening of Weber Road from 135th Street to 119th Street. Substantial completion of this project is expected in 2021. Please click here for more information.
I-55 Improvements at airport road & route 126
A new interchange is coming to Airport Road/IL 126 in a $181.4 million investment from the State of Illinois. The new interchange will facilitate better traffic flow and access for all of northwestern Will County, as well as enhance traffic safety by reducing congestion. A public hearing is anticipated in Fall 2022 to approve the preliminary engineering design of the two interchanges. IDOT has funded the final engineering, land acquisition, and construction of the two interchanges, which is scheduled to take place by 2025. View the I-55 at Airport Road & Route 126 Study or the announcement press release.
Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback on the proposed recommended truck routes! Check out the Draft Truck Route Network Map Update and Memo to learn more about the process that the team undertook in proposing routes, including revisions made based on community feedback, tradeoffs and next steps, by clicking here.
LEWIS UNIVERSITY AIRPORT
In June 2019, it was announced that the Joliet Regional Port District would receive $6 million in state funding to build an air traffic control tower at the Lewis University airport. The tower will not only provide increased safety, but will facilitate expanded use of the airport to grow the regional economy and create jobs. You can read the full press release here.
In August of 2019, the Lewis University Airport received a $3.3 million federal grant from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program to reconstruct Taxiway B, the airport’s main artery. Construction is expected to begin in May 2020, for completion in September 2020. The press release can be seen here.
For more information on the airport and its projects, click here.
PINNACLE DRIVE EXTENSION
As part of a $3 million grant, Pinnacle Drive will be extended south to create an unbroken connection between Renwick Rd. and Airport Rd. A second phase of this project could see that connection stretch up to Taylor Rd. View a map of the project.
ROMEOVILLE METRA STATION
The station has 283 parking spaces with separate lots for permit parking and daily parking. For more information on the station or to apply for permit parking, click here. For questions call (815) 886-7200, ext. 5800.
ROUTE 53 IMPROVEMENTS
Route 53 will see improvements as part of a $23.5 billion plan for road maintenance, preservation, and expansion projects across the state of Illinois. Projects include resurfacing and ADA improvements from Joliet Road to Belmont Drive, new shoulders from Murphy Drive south to Renwick Road, and land acquisition for a pedestrian crossing at Normantown Road and Route 53.