Will County and IDOT are beginning a major construction project, adding additional lanes of traffic on Weber Road and rebuilding the I-55 interchange.
There are nearly seventy-five Romeoville businesses located within and around this construction zone. The Village of Romeoville is working to support them during this time. One of the first examples of this is the passage of a temporary ordinance dealing with signage. Many of these businesses have had to remove and/or relocate existing signage from property acquired for the project. The new ordinance suspends application/permit fees for temporary signs, allows the placement of and suspends the time limit on the placement of temporary signs. The ordinance only extends to affected businesses in the Weber Road corridor.
This is just one example of what the Village of Romeoville is doing to help local businesses weather the three-year project. “These businesses were here before the construction, we need to what we can to make sure they are here after,” said Mayor John Noak. More information on the construction and available resources for businesses and residents can be found on the main page of romeoville.org by clicking on the “I-55 Construction Project Update” icon.
The village is going to make every effort to assist these businesses, but ultimately it is the customers that they depend on. They need people to brave the dust and tolerate the delays to continue giving them business.