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Will County Launches Interactive Map for Monitoring 2023 Road Construction
Matthew Libs

Will County Launches Interactive Map for Monitoring 2023 Road Construction

The Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) has launched a new interactive online map to help residents stay up to date on county-wide construction projects. The map includes the 2023 Will County Road Construction Schedule, with multiple reconstruction, repaving, and improvement projects scheduled.

“While traffic cones and delays are not always a welcome sight, our 2023 construction schedule will bring about significant roadway improvements in many parts of the county,” said County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “I urge residents to plan ahead and look at our new interactive map to track construction projects throughout the season. This is a user-friendly tool to allow easy access to information about ongoing construction.”

The new Construction Projects Interactive Map, developed by Will County’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division, will be updated throughout the year to reflect construction project status. It is designed to help drivers to plan their routes to possibly avoid roads under construction or plan for extra commute times.

Each project includes information on the project, including estimated start date, estimated duration, anticipated traffic impact, and current project status. The map can be found online at www.WillCountyIllinois.com/DOT.

“No matter what kind of roadwork is being performed, we would like residents and commuters to try and avoid roads with active construction crews,” said WCDOT Director Jeff Ronaldson. “The interactive construction projects map is a great tool for every resident to keep up with current roadwork throughout Will County. Unexpected situations and weather issues could delay construction or require rescheduling the project, so checking the map frequently throughout the year is recommended.”

WCDOT urges commuters to try to avoid construction zones whenever possible to minimize congestion. When driving on these roadways, signs should be followed for partial lane closures and construction zone speed limits to help keep workers safe.

Projects for 2023 fall under four general categories – roadway reconstruction, highway resurfacing, intersection improvement, and bridge replacement. The 2023 construction schedule can be found below:

Roadway Reconstruction

  • 135th Street (Smith Road to Emily Lane); Currently in progress; Estimated 9-month duration.
  • 80th Avenue (191st Street to 183rd Street); Currently in progress; Estimated 20-month duration.
  • Bell Road (159th Street to 151st Street); Currently in progress; Estimated 20-month duration.
  • Bell Road (151st Street to Martingdale Lane); Estimated to start January 2024; Estimated 12-month duration.
  • Laraway Road (Jackson Branch Creek to Cedar Road); Currently in progress; Estimated 20-month duration.
  • Weber Road (Normantown Road to 115th Street); Currently in progress; Estimated 3-month duration.
  • West River Road (Coal City Road to Route 53); Estimated to start June 2023; Estimated 6-month duration.

Highway Resurfacing

  • Cedar Road (south of Laraway Road to US Route 52); Estimated to start in May 2023; Estimated 1-month duration.
  • Peotone Beecher Road (IL Route 50 to IL Route 1); Estimated to start August 2023; Estimated 1-month duration.
  • Plainfield Naperville Road (north of 127th Street to 87th Street); Estimated to start July 2023; Estimated 1-month duration.
  • Western Avenue (Norfolk Avenue to Crete-Monee Road); Estimated to start September 2023; Estimated 1-month duration.
  • Will-Center Road (County Line Road to Court Street); Estimated to start in June 2023; Estimated 1-month duration.

Intersection Improvement

  • Cedar Road and Francis Road; Estimated to start in June 2023; Estimated 12-month duration.
  • Cedar Road and Laraway Road; Currently in progress, Estimated 2-month duration.
  • Exchange Street and IL Route 394; Estimated to start January 2024; Estimated 12-month duration.
  • Weber Road and Knapp Street; Estimated to start June 2023; Estimated 3-month duration.

Bridge Replacement

  • Cedar Road (over Spring Creek, between Bruce Rd and Maple Rd); Currently in progress; Estimated 3-month duration.
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