JOLIET – Will County is moving forward with several important transportation projects in the coming months. As one of the fastest growing counties in Illinois, these investments in local roads and bridges is critical to keeping Will County roads safe.
Will County Board member and Public Works & Transportation Chair Joe VanDuyne said, “improving county roads creates safer and more efficient travel for Will County residents and visitors. I am glad these projects are moving forward and eager to see the results.”
Director of Transportation and County Engineer, Jeff Ronaldson, provided the following updates regarding current or scheduled Will County Department of Transportation projects.
Resurfacing on Plainfield-Naperville Road is expected to begin June 2022, in Wheatland Township, from south of 119th Street to 87th Street. Completion is currently scheduled for August 2022.
An agreement between the Illinois Department of Transportation and Will County was reached allowing for improvements on Cedar Road over Spring Creek, in Homer Township. The project, initially scheduled to begin June 2022, is delayed due to material shortages. IDOT is awaiting a revised contract from the contractor with new dates.
Ronaldson said, “there will be some traffic changes at the Weber/I-55 interchange. To put the diverging diamond interchange into service, left turns will be prohibited at the I-55/Weber Road ramps at various times tentatively starting from 8PM June 10 and ending at 5AM June 20. Appropriate signage will be installed to warn and direct motorists appropriately.”