The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved one construction contract and eight professional engineering services contracts totaling more than $82.2 million at its November meeting.
This included $61 million for construction management contracts as part of the Illinois Tollway’s $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project to increase capacity, reduce congestion and improve travel reliability. The Central Tri-State Tollway is being reconstructed to provide congestion relief, reconstruct old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand, and address regional needs. More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily. A detailed planning and refinement process is underway to complete design and construction plans for reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294), including rebuilding the Mile Long Bridge and the BNSF Railway Bridge, both scheduled to begin in 2019.
More than $558.1 million in construction contracts have been approved by the Tollway Board in 2018, as part of the seventh year of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. To date, nearly $6.2 billion has been invested by the Illinois Tollway since the Move Illinois Program began in 2012, with nearly $1.8 billion of that total committed to small, diverse and veteran-owned firms. In addition, the capital program has created or sustained an estimated 64,910 total jobs as of October 2018.
November construction contracts awarded include:
- A $2.9 million contract to Foundation Mechanics, Des Plaines, Ill., for ramp reconstruction at the Ill. Rte. 56 Interchange on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).
November professional engineering services contract awards include:
- A $48 million contract to Bowman Consulting Group, Chicago, for construction management services for the reconstruction of the Mile Long Bridge as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project;
- An $8 million contract to TranSystems Corp./HR Green Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., for construction management services for the reconstruction of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad Bridge as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project;
- A $7 million contract to ESI Consultants, Naperville, Ill., for design and construction management upon request services for the new I-490 Tollway;
- A $5 million contract to Juneau Associates Inc., Granite City, Ill., for construction management upon request services along the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project between 95th Street and Balmoral Avenue;
- A $4 million contract to SRF Consulting Group Inc./Singh & Associates Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., for systemwide intelligent transportation systems (ITS) services upon request;
- A $3 million contract to American Surveying & Engineering, Dixon, Ill., for systemwide utility relocation assistance services upon request;
- A $2.4 million contract to T.Y. Lin International Great Lakes Inc., Chicago, for design services to complete Phase II of the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange;
- A $2 million contract to Wang Engineering Inc., Lombard, Ill., for systemwide geotechnical services.
The contracts approved include one prime contractor, three prime consultants and 27 sub-consultants that are certified as disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned business enterprise (D/M/WBE) firms, as well as one prime consultant and three sub-consultants that are certified veteran-owned firms.
Source: Illinois Tollway