State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, passed a bill last week aiming to cut some of the red tape holding back the Interstate 55 and Weber Road interchange.
“Weber Road is the major corridor in our area, linking our communities and business hubs together,” said Manley.
“As Will County grows, we need to make sure that this major roadway can handle our increased traffic flow, so that residents aren’t burdened each day with unnecessary congestion, and so that businesses are able to succeed.”
The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on this proposed construction project on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Romeoville Village Hall, located at 1050 West Romeo Road.
Manley invites the public to attend to view exhibits and hear more about plans to reconfigure the interchange and widen Weber Road, as well as to share their comments and input.
“This legislation is good for Romeoville; good for residents, good for business,” said Romeoville Mayor John Noak. “While Romeoville continues to attract top businesses to locate here and create jobs, the Weber Road Interchange continues to be a problem for growth in the area. I am pleased that Rep. Manley is advocating on our behalf to move this project forward.”
“Rep. Manley’s legislation removing one of the final stalling points on the Weber Road Interchange project is a huge priority for Romeoville and the entire region, especially as we are working on initiatives to enhance our local economy and bring in new businesses,” Don Moran, Will County Board District 3 and Vice Chair of Will County’s Transportation Committee, said.
“Weber Road at I-55 is one of the biggest transportation bottlenecks, and thankfully we will soon be one step closed to resolving it.”