The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors has approved 12 new construction and professional engineering service contracts totaling more than $147 million at its March meeting.
That includes $74 million in contract awards to advance the Central Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) Project in 2019, the tollway says in a press release.
“The $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) is being rebuilt and widened between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street to provide congestion relief, update old infrastructure to meet current and future transportation demand and address regional needs,” the release says.
“The Central Tri-State Project also includes reconfiguring the I-290/I-88 Interchange at I-294, rebuilding the Mile Long Bridge and the BNSF Railway Bridge, as well as integrating Flex Lanes and SmartRoad technology.”
More than 220,000 vehicles use the Central Tri-State Tollway daily, the agency says.
Overall, more than $6.4 billion has been invested by the Tollway since the Move Illinois Program began in 2012, including nearly $1.9 billion of that total committed to small, diverse and veteran-owned firms. In addition, the capital program has created or sustained an estimated 67,520 total jobs as of February 2019.
March construction contracts awarded include:
A $55.4 million contract to Plote Construction Inc./Dunnet Bay Construction Co. joint venture for roadway and bridge rehabilitation on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project between Balmoral Avenue and the O’Hare Oasis.
A $37.9 million contract to Lorig Construction Co. for roadway and bridge reconstruction on the Edens Spur Tollway (I-94) between the Union Pacific Railroad and the Edens Expressway.
An $18.8 million contract to D. Construction Inc. for roadway median reconstruction and widening on I-57 as part of the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange Project.
A $14.2 million contract to Walsh Construction Co. for connector ramp reconstruction between the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294).
A $9.1 million contract to Aldridge Electric Inc. for temporary intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and fiber optic cable relocation on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) from 95th Street to North Avenue.
A $1.9 million contract Sumit Construction Company Inc. for bridge rehabilitation on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Roberts Road and the Canadian National Railroad.
A $1.1 million contract to Fox Excavating Inc. for building removal for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.
A $1.1 million contract to Schwartz Excavating Inc. for building removal for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.
A $1.1 million contract to Western Remac Inc. for property maintenance for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project.
An $868,198 contract to Hecker and Company for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) procurement on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) from 95th Street to North Avenue.
A $723,227 contract to Foundation Mechanics for drainage and environmental repairs and improvements on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) between Rockford and Des Plaines.
March professional engineering services contract awards include:
A $5 million contract with Terra Engineering for design service upon request on the Central TriState Tollway (I-294).