ILLINOIS TOLLWAY SEEKS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE MOVE ILLINOIS PROGRAM
DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway today announced that it is seeking a firm to provide construction management services as the agency prepares for the $2.2 billion rebuilding and widening of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) scheduled between 2013 and 2016. Rebuilding and widening the 54-year-old Jane Addams Memorial Tollway from the Kennedy Expressway to I-39 in Rockford is part of the 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
When complete, I-90 will be a 21st century, state-of-the-art corridor linking Rockford to O'Hare International Airport with eight lanes from the Kennedy Expressway to Randall Road and six lanes from Randall Road to I-39 and accommodate transit options. “The reconstruction and widening of I-90 was identified as a top priority by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur.
“The contract advertised today will allow us to begin rebuilding I-90 as soon as next year.” The contract being advertised is for construction management services associated with advance work for shoulder widening and reconstruction on I-90 between I-39 and the Elgin Toll Plaza. The scope of work will include on-site inspections, measurements and testing, as well as review and maintenance of contract records, documentation, pay estimates and change orders in accordance with Tollway specifications.
When roadway rebuilding and widening work begins, shoulders will be used to carry traffic allowing the Tollway to maintain the same number of lanes during construction that were available before construction. Firms interested in submitting a proposal can visit the “Doing Business” section on the Tollway’s website www.illinoistollway.com and download the professional services bulletin.
Submissions are due May 19, with a contract expected to be awarded by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in June. Work is expected to begin in the summer. The Illinois Tollway follows the qualifications-based selection process mandated by state statute (30 ILCS 535/1) to hire firms for professional services contracts. Statements of interest submitted by firms prequalified by the state are reviewed by a committee of Tollway, Illinois Department of Transportation and independent engineering officials. The committee selects the top three firms based on qualifications and then the Tollway negotiates a final contract price with the top-ranked firm.
About Move Illinois The Illinois Tollway’s $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, will improve mobility, relieve congestion, reduce pollution, create 120,000 jobs and link economies across the Midwest region. Move Illinois will address the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system; rebuild and widen the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor; construct a new interchange to connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57; build a new, all-electronic Elgin O’Hare West Bypass and fund planning studies for the Illinois Route 53 Extension and the Illiana Expressway.
About the Illinois Tollway The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 286 miles of interstate tollways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80).