Illinois Seeks P3 Proposals for I-55 Express Lanes Project

Daily Herald reports, “The Illinois Department of Transportation Thursday [August 11] asked construction firms to submit ideas on how to build two tolled express lanes on I-55 in DuPage and Cook counties.” The report adds, “The public-private partnership is a result of the state’s budget woes and absence of a capital plan, as well as the necessity of fixing chronic traffic jams on I-55.”

Chicago Tribune adds, “Private firms need to submit their ideas by Sept. 8, with a public forum scheduled for Sept. 20 at the Holiday Inn O’Hare. IDOT needs approval from the General Assembly for the I-55 toll project.”