On April 26th, a public meeting took place at Village Hall to inform the public on the coming changes to Weber Road from Airport Rd. to 135th Street. Attendees were encouraged to ask questions and share comments and concerns with the onsite representatives of the Will County Division of Transportation.
The current plan which was presented will expand Weber to three lanes in each direction with a barrier median to accommodate left turn lanes at intersections. The Taylor Road intersection will also get an upgrade. Finally, noise walls will be installed along Carillon with studies to be conducted regarding the feasibility of additional walls.
“There has been a lot of attention surrounding the Weber Road/I55 interchange,” pointed out Mayor John Noak, “but we can’t overlook the plan that’s unfolding just to the south, as this will complete the Weber Road Corridor project.”
The project is open to public comment until May 10. The project consultant will go through these comments and discuss with the county the revisions/comments/concerns expressed in them. The hope is to bring a revised version of the project back for another public hearing in spring 2019 with construction to begin in 2022. If you would like to submit a comment, you can send an email to Christina Kupkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a written correspondence to:
Christina Kupkowski, P.E.
Phase I Project Manager
Will County Division of Transportation
16841 Laraway Rd.
Joliet, IL 60433