PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS


143rd Street Extension - Engineering
The extension of 143rd Street, from IL 59 to IL 126, over the DuPage River, and its designation as the Illinois 126 will open a much needed east-west corridor. The Village received Phase I Design Approval from IDOT and FHWA and is currently in the Phase II detailed engineering of the project. The Village is also working with ComEd on the final details of the corridor. The goal is to have this project to the stage where it could take advantage of alternative funding for construction, when available. Construction of the roadway will be a combined effort of local, state, and federal agencies.
   
127th Street & Plainfield-Naperville Road Traffic Signal - Engineering
Final engineering work is currently underway for the traffic signal and intersection improvement at 127th Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road. The project, once complete, will provide a new traffic signal, dedicated left turn lanes at all legs of the intersection, and improved drainage and geometry within the project limits. The project is a cooperative effort which involves the Villages of Plainfield and Bolingbrook and also the Will County Division of Transportation.
   

 

I-55 Interchange Improvements & Lockport Street Bypass - Engineering
The Villages of Romeoville, Bolingbrook, and Plainfield, along with IDOT, are leading the Phase I Study and Planning process in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The study area for potential interchange improvements along I-55 extends from Route 30 to Weber Road. Currently, the only access within the study corridor limits is an eastbound entrance and westbound exit at Route 126. The current study will evaluate potential alternative interchange locations. Project information is online at www.airportand126study.com.
Additionally, the Village completed a Feasibility Study for the Lockport Street Bypass project which provided a preferred alternative for traffic to travel through the Lockport Street/IL Route 126 corridor (Lockport Bypass Corridor Report Presentation). This study is closely related to the I-55 Interchange Improvements and focused on potential impacts from an interstate interchange at Lockport Street. The preferred alternative for the Lockport Street Bypass will be integrated and studied further as part of the I-55 Interchange Improvements.


   
Indian Boundary Road Structure Replacement - Engineering
Preliminary Engineering work has begun for the replacement of the Indian Boundary Road structure north of the Creekside Crossing subdivision. The existing dual pipe culvert structure is anticipated to be replaced with a larger structure to improve the hydraulics of Spring Hole Creek as well as provide pedestrian accommodations within the project limits. Preliminary Engineering will include detailed surveying, wetland identification and delineation, hydraulic modeling, and preliminary bridge/structure design. Final engineering will begin after IDOT/FHWA approval of the Preliminary Engineering documents. Funding assistance for the project is provided through a Highway Bridge Program (HBP) grant administered through the Will County Governmental League and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Village Green - Engineering
Engineering work is currently underway for the rehabilitation of underground utilities (water, sanitary, storm) within the Village Green area, generally south of Lockport Street, east of James Street and west of IL Route 59. Also included in the project will be the reconstruction of roadways, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and driveway aprons. This project is anticipated to require two construction seasons to complete with the underground work to be completed in 2018 and the street reconstruction work to be completed in 2019.
   
Pace Park-n-Ride - Construction
The Village and Pace Suburban Bus have partnered to develop a Park-n-Ride facility on Village-owned property east of Van Dyke Road and south of 143rd Street. The Park-n-Ride will have 600 parking spaces and will be completed during the summer of 2018. More information.
   
US Route 30 & 119th Street Traffic Signal - Construction
Work is expected to begin in the spring of 2018 on the reconstruction of the US Route 30 and 119th Street intersection. The project will include a new traffic signal installation as well as geometric improvements to the intersection. Dedicated left turn lanes will be installed at all legs of the intersection with an additional dedicated right turn lane installed on the westbound US Route 30 approach to the intersection.
   

127th Street Reconstruction - Complete
The improvements included over a half mile of pavement reconstruction on 127th Street to provide a 34-foot wide edge-to-edge roadway with two travel lanes and a striped median (dedicated left turn lane at intersections). The existing pipe culverts within the project limits were replaced by a concrete box culvert structure with decorative finish and colored stain, and a painted steel pedestrian railing. Combination curb and gutter was installed along with an enclosed storm sewer system. New LED streetlights and ADA pedestrian safety improvements were completed. A shared use path was installed on the south side of 127th Street which now connects to the existing Northwest Park path system. A sidewalk was constructed on the north side of 127th Street. Funding assistance for the project was provided through a $2 million federal Surface Transportation Program grant administered through the Will County Governmental League and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

   
US Route 30 - Complete
The reconstruction of US Route 30 from approximately I-55 to IL Route 59 has been completed along with the upgrade of Village of Plainfield utilities within the project corridor. Two through lanes in each direction with a median are now in place from I-55 to Renwick Road and one through lane in each direction with a median is now in place from Renwick Road to IL Route 59. Also included in the project was the construction of a shared-use path, sidewalk, intersection improvements, drainage improvements, and new interconnected traffic signals.