Monday, November 19, 2012
A truck that lost its gas tank at Weber and Normantown resulted in more than 100 gallons of fuel being spilled and an all-day cleanup process, officials said.
A semi-tractor truck that leaked about 100 gallons of diesel fuel onto Weber Road at Normantown forced the closure of two lanes of traffic for more than nine hours Monday, Romeoville Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Mike Flaherty said. The leak was caused by the truck losing one of its fuel tanks while it was in the southbound turn lane waiting to turn east on to Normantown Road, Flaherty said in a news release on the incident. A Romeoville Level 2 Hazmat response team was called to the scene at about 8 a.m. to contain the fuel while a clean-up company removed the substance, he said. The work took all day, finishing after 5 p.m. and causing major traffic congestion in the area, he said. The Romeoville Police and Public Works …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Romeoville Mayor John Noak said he hopes to have all of the details for the warehouse store wrapped up soon so that construction might begin later this year.
Plans are moving forward to build a 138,445-square-foot Sam’s Club warehouse store and gas station in Romeoville’s Weber Road commercial corridor. The village board this week approved the site layout, building design and parking plan for the store, which will be located on more than 13 acres of vacant land on Weber Road in the Romeoville Crossings commercial area just south of the existing Walmart. The village has been in discussions with Sam’s Club for about two years, and plans are moving quickly forward. Site work is likely to begin later this fall and the store may be open next year, Romeoville Mayor John Noak said. Final details, including any village incentives offered to the store, are likely to be completed this month, he said. “We…
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The new traffic pattern affects drivers going both directions and will stay in effect until the construction is completed, Romeoville officials say.
Roadway construction continues along Weber Road, and after the July 4 holiday, the traffic patterns between Gaskin and Airport drives will be changing, according to a media release from the village of Romeoville. This new traffic stage will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction, a configuration that will remain until the east half of the improvement is completed. This will allow for roadway widening, new traffic signals, new curb and gutter as well as new drainage facilities and utility relocations. The anticipated completion for the entire project is November 2013.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A 53-year-old man and teenage girl were hurt in accident that killed Crest Hill woman.
A 53-year-old man and 16-year-old girl suffered minor injuries in the Weber Road crash that killed 44-year-old Elizabeth Spellman of Crest Hill, police said. Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steven Lucchesi said Spellman was in the right lane heading south on Weber just past 135th Street when the crash occurred around 10:41 a.m. Dec. 30. “Right after she cleared the intersection, she made a lane change,” Lucchesi said. As Spellman attempted to pass a driver in the left-hand lane, her vehicle crossed the center line and was struck by a northbound car. The 53-year-old male driver and teenage passenger were transported to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where both were treated and released, Lucchesi said. Spellman was …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Weber Road will be reduced to one-lane traffic each way for several months during the project.
Construction on the Weber Road bridge that crosses over the DuPage River is set to begin this week and village officials are warning drivers of delays. Crews will work on the bridge, located about a half of a mile north of the Weber and Boughton Road intersection, a half at a time. That means Weber Road will be reduced to one-lane traffic each way for several months. According to a village release, state inspections in 2009 revealed the deck beams on the bridge needed to be replaced. The project will cost $672,903 and the village is receiving a grant through the Illinois Department of Transportation Bridge Repair Program that will pay for 80 percent of the project. Later this month, the Illinois Department of Transportation is expected …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Aurora woman cited for failure to yield after three-car smash-up.
Two people were taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital on Wednesday night after a driver made an illegal left turn, setting off a chain-reaction crash, according to police. Assistant Chief Steve Lucchesi said the crash happened around 8:55 p.m. when Kathleen Kemph of Aurora attempted to make a left turn onto Normantown from northbound Weber Road. Kemph’s vehicle struck a car in the southbound lane, sending it into a third car stopped at the light at Normantown, he said. Both Kemph and the driver of the southbound car, Ihuseen Odeh of Plainfield, were transported to the hospital, Lucchesi said. No information on the extent of their injuries was available Thursday night. Kemph was charged with failure to yield while turning left and driving…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Driver cited for improper lane use after one-car accident Saturday.
A 90-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after her car struck a utility pole Saturday on Weber Road. Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said the woman was heading south on Weber near Taylor Road shortly after noon July 9 when her car left the roadway and hit the ComEd pole, cracking it. Police and volunteers from the Romeoville Emergency Management Agency were on the scene directing traffic for several hours following the crash as ComEd worked on the utility pole. “ComEd had to do some work before the car could be removed,” Lucchesi said. The woman was cited for improper lane usage, police said.