ROADS: Illinois Tollway awards nearly $8M for Move Illinois projects

Resurfacing on Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) part of the road construction plan

Editorial/Commentary News Illinois Tollway August 24, 2012
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The Illinois Tollway board of directors has approved three construction contracts worth $7.7 million for the Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. Nearly $484 million in construction and engineering contracts have been approved by the Tollway board so far in 2012.

 

“While the Move Illinois program is delivering new roadway projects to enhance regional mobility, it also focuses on making improvements to our existing 286-mile system to ensure that it meets the needs of customers in the decades to come,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “Now is the time for us to invest in maintenance to keep the western end of the Tollway system in a state of good repair.”

 

The August contract awards include three prime contractors and six subcontractors certified as disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned business enterprises with participation commitments ranging from 16% to 22% per contract. Of the $7.7 million in awarded contracts, $1.3 million, or 17%, is committed to these companies.

 

Contracts awarded today include:

 

• $5.2 million construction contract to Curran Contracting Co. for pavement repairs and resurfacing on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between Illinois Rte. 251 and U.S. Route 30;

 

• $1.6 million construction contract to RoadSafe Traffic Systems Inc. for system-wide pavement marking; and

 

• $872,000 construction contract to Copenhaver Construction for site clearing and grading for the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project.

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