Road Construction Update

Major Road Improvement Projects

Will County Roads

Projects controlled by Will County:

  • Bell Road Project - Will County has started the reconstruction and widening of Bell Road through Homer Glen. The improved configuration will be a new 4-lane road with double left hand turn lanes at the 143rd/Bell intersection. With the ongoing construction there will be extensive utility relocations which will take place ahead of each phase. Some of the utility relocation has already begun and additional relocations and construction will be ongoing throughout the duration of the Bell Road widening project. The former Shell/Circle K gas station at the northwest corner of 143rd/Bell will be used as a construction staging area throughout the duration of the intersection improvement project. This project is broken down into 4 phases:
    • 159th Street to 151st Street – Utility relocations are ongoing. Roadwork and staging for traffic is expected to start by Summer/Fall 2023.
    • 151st Street to 143rd Street – Estimated start date at this time is January 2024.
    • 143rd Street and Bell Road Intersection – Utility relocations are ongoing. Roadwork is expected to start in the spring of 2024 but is contingent on utility relocations. The intersection improvements will extend west from Bell Road to near Golden Oak Drive.
    • 143rd Street to 135th Street - Project will begin once the 143rd and Bell Road intersection is complete. 
  • Parker Road/Chicago-Bloomington Trail/Hadley Road/167th Street) from US 6 to Will-Cook Road Project - In 2023, The Will County Division of Transportation held public meetings regarding their study of Parker Road/Chicago-Bloomington Trail/Hadley Road/167th Street from US Route 6 to Will-Cook Road. The study was started to determine the appropriate treatment to bring the roadway up to current standards. During the public information period, Village of Homer Glen residents along the corridor were very vocal that the right-of-way should not be expanded. The residents also strongly supported the maintaining the existing roadway profile, the environmental features adjacent to the roadway and the historic/scenic character of the roadway. 

On September 13, 2023, the Village of Homer Glen Board of Trustees passed Resolution 23-013, supporting the protection of the “Heritage Routes” of Parker Road, Hadley Road and Chicago-Bloomington Trail.  The Village held a Special Board Meeting on October 3, 2023 to hear a presentation from staff, discuss the potential corridor protection and listen to the concerns of residents. Village Trustees discussed that having local control of the roadway was likely the best option for protection.  To take over local control requires a formal transfer of jurisdiction from the County to the Village.  


At the October 11, 2023 Board meeting, the Village Board authorized staff to move forward with processing a request for Jurisdictional Transfer from Will County in order for the corridor to be added to the Village Street System.  The transfer has to be approved by both the Village of Homer Glen Board and also the Will County Board.  The Jurisdictional Transfer is planned to be presented at the following public meetings for consideration:   


Village of Homer Glen Board Meeting
 12/13/2023 6:30 PM
 Village Board Room

14240 W 151st Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491


Will County Public Works & Transportation Committee
 12/5/2023 9:00 AM
 County Board Room

302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432 


 Will County Board Meeting
 12/21/2023 9:30 AM
 County Board Room

302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432 


Note: If the agendas are not available yet, please check back later closer to the actual meeting date.      


Village of Homer Glen Resolution 23-013

October 3, 2023 Special Board Meeting Presentation

Will County Project Website 

Will County Public Meeting Documents


Local Homer Glen Roads Project updates will be posted here as appropriate.