ROMEOVILLE, IL – To celebrate the completion of the improved Weber Road and Interstate 55 interchange, Benesch joined state, county and local officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new diverging diamond interchange provides much needed capacity improvements in one of the fastest growing counties in Illinois.
“All of us on the Benesch team are thrilled to see this interchange complete and ready for the public to experience the improvements,” said Senior Project Manager Dave Cuthbertson. “This was a particularly exciting project for us to be a part of as it is only the third diverging diamond in the state.”
In addition to the new interchange, the project expanded Weber Road from five lanes to six with dual left-turn lanes, improving efficiency and safety. New shared-use pathways, sidewalks, traffic signals and roadway lighting bring additional improvements that will serve roadway users of all types. A new two-span bridge over I-55 and reconfigured interchange ramps were constructed to accommodate the diverging diamond configuration.
Benesch served as the Construction Manager for this project, which required significant coordination with the Will County Division of Transportation and the Villages of Bolingbrook and Romeoville. Additional coordination was needed to implement the project’s complex staging plan in tandem with an adjacent construction project along the corridor.
Learn more about the project here.