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New I-55 interchange planned for Romeoville

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Submitted by the village of Romeoville

ROMEOVILLE -- A new I-55 interchange at Airport Road/Lockport Street and IL 126 in Romeoville is in the works, part of the $23.5 billion plan for road maintenance, preservation, and expansion projects across the state announced by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The new interchange represents a $181.4 million infrastructure investment. The work, from engineering to land acquisition to construction, is scheduled to occur in fiscal years 2021-2025.

"We have been working on this project for a long time with Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Will County," said Mayor John Noak. "This will greatly improve traffic flow for all of northwest Will County. We are very excited to see that this is part of IDOT's five year plan."

It is anticipated that the Weber Road interchange project will be completed prior to construction starting on the Airport Road/Lockport Street interchange.

In addition to the new interchange, Romeoville will also see improvements to Route 53 including resurfacing and ADA improvements from Joliet Road to Belmont Drive, new shoulders from Murphy Drive south to Renwick Road, and land acquisition for a pedestrian crossing at Normantown Road and Route 53.