The Village remains proactive in addressing transportation needs. Romeoville's location continues to be attractive for local development. What is even more attractive, is Romeoville's ongoing commitment to improve existing routes and secure additional modes of transportation for residents and businesses.
DES PLAINES RIVER/CHICAGO SHIP CANAL
Waterways provide an energy efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly transportation network. Some of the advantages of barge transport are:
- Energy Efficient
- Extremely Safe
- Large Cargo Capacities
- Minimal Land Use/Social Impact
- Produces Little Air/Noise Pollution
- Produces Multiple Benefits, including recreation, flood control, wildlife habitat, irrigation and industrial use
- Reduces Congestion
I-55 & WEBER ROAD INTERCHANGE
The Village of Romeoville, Will County, and the Village of Bolingbrook are the recipients of over $130 million dollars for the reconstruction of the Weber Road and I-55 Interchange. Included with this project is the widening of Weber Road from 135th Street to 119th Street. Engineering is underway. View the I-55 and Weber Road Study (PDF).
I-55 IMPROVEMENTS AT AIRPORT ROAD & ROUTE 126
Phase I engineering has begun on the Airport Road/IL 126 Interchange. The new interchange at Airport Road and improvements to Route 126 will facilitate better traffic flow and access for all of northwestern Will County, as well as enhance traffic safety by reducing congestion. View the Airport Road/IL 126 Exchange Study.
JOLIET PORT DISTRICT AIRPORT
Romeoville is home to the Joliet Regional Port District Airport which has played an important role in the Village's history and maintains a strong presence in the community. The Airport provides commercial, industrial, institutional and personal aviation services to Will County, and also serves as a general aviation reliever for O'Hare and Midway airports.
The airport offers a number of amenities including aircraft storage, corporate flight department/ hangar leasing, pilot's lounge, conference room and for the general public, a helicopter shuttle service to and from Chicagoland Speedway.
The airport is owned and operated by the Joliet Regional Port District and there has been over $75 million dollars invested in the facility in order to meet the needs of corporate air crafts.
Romeoville is also only 20 minutes from Midway Airport and 30 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. For information visit Fly LOT.
MASTER TRANSPORTATION PLAN
The primary goal of the Village of Romeoville Master Transportation Plan (PDF) is to provide long term plans for accommodating the existing and future needs within the Village. Additionally, this Master Transportation Plan will address other aspects of the Village including transportation corridor beautification, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, traffic calming possibilities, and public transportation.
PACE BUS SYSTEM
Pace is the premiere suburban transit provider, quickly moving people to work and school safely and efficiently. The backbone of Chicago's suburbs, Pace serves tens of thousands of daily riders with more than 240 fixed routes serving more than 220 communities in the six county area, Pace provides fast and economical service to employment centers, hospitals, shopping centers and many other attractions. Pace also offers van pools and Dial-a-Ride programs. Pace covers 3,500 square miles and is one of the largest bus services in North America.
ROMEOVILLE METRA STATION
A new Metra Station will soon service Romeoville and surrounding Will County communities. The new station, with a parking lot for 600, will be located on 135th Street on the Citgo Refinery property. Engineering is underway with construction anticipated for the summer of 2015. There are a lot of interesting, educational and just plain fun things to do in Illinois and Metra being local can get you where you want to go.
The 495-mile Metra system serves 230 stations in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry and Kane. Once on Metra you can reach Chicago's beautiful lake front, museums, zoos, events, shops and restaurants, schools as well as quaint, historic suburbs and small towns. In some cases, Metra can take you practically to the front door or your destination is easily in reach via Pace buses, and/or CTA buses and trains.