Residents of Oswego and Aurora as well as an Aurora Alderman do not want it in that location.
“I’m very much in favor of a business coming to the area of Route 30 and Wolf Road,” Aurora Ward 9 alderman Edward Bugg addressed the Village board two weeks ago. “I do not feel at this time Speedway is the correct business to go into that location.”
Speedway has proposed a 4,600 square foot convenience store that would have 10 pumps and service passenger vehicles as well as semi-trucks at the location, which sits in both Oswego and Aurora.
The complaints locals have against the location include its sale of alcohol so close to schools - the location is outside both Bednarcik Jr. High and Wolf Crossing Elementary - as well as the traffic conditions of Wolf and Route 30.
Bugg said traffic can back up all the way down Eola Road during the busy morning rush hour with the schools and there are no left turn lanes at the Route 30/Wolf Road intersection, causing traffic to back up even further.
According to Village documents, the Village staff has requested Speedway insert left turn lanes into its parking lot, but the Speedway has said that move would be too costly.
Speedway will have a chance to address the Village of Oswego board during their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.
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