Illinois Tollway Seeks Firms For Planning, Design And Construction Management Services As Part Of “Move Illinois” Capital Program

Eight professional engineering services contracts worth an estimated $28 million

Downers Grove, IL, January 10, 2024 — The Illinois Tollway today announced that it is seeking professional engineering firms to provide planning, engineering, design and construction management services for eight new contracts anticipated to be awarded in 2024.

The contracts will provide for an estimated $28 million in contracts related to work in the 16-year, $15 billion Move Illinois capital program.

Firms interested in submitting Statements of Interest as prime consultants or participating on contracts as subconsultants are invited to attend an optional pre-proposal meeting on January 18, 2024. Registration information is available on the Tollway’s website.

Contracts being advertised today include:

  • One contract for construction management services on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)
  • One contract for construction management services on the I-490 Tollway Project
  • One contract for planning studies upon request systemwide
  • One contract for bridge design services on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94)
  • One contract for railroad bridge design services on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)
  • One contract for bridge design services systemwide
  • Two contracts for bridge design services on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Firms interested in submitting a proposal can view the Professional Services Bulletin, PSB 24-1, under the Doing Business section on the Tollway’s website for more information.

Submissions are due by 4:30 p.m. on February 2, 2024, with contracts expected to be awarded by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in the summer/fall of 2024, with work expected to begin in 2024.

Illinois Tollway professional engineering services contracts are selected in accordance with the qualifications-based selection process (Illinois Public Act 87-673 (30 ILCS 535/1-535/80) Architectural, Engineering and Land Surveying Qualifications-Based Selection Act), which requires state agencies to select professional architects, engineers and surveyors on the basis of demonstrated competence and professional qualifications. All contracts are presented to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors for review and approval.

The Illinois Tollway provides detailed information about current Tollway construction and professional engineering services contracts through the Construction Contract Tracker on the Tollway’s website at

Contractors and consultants can also access resources online to help them learn about how to do business with the Tollway, including construction bid-letting schedules, professional service bulletins, manuals and construction bid calendars, as well as Technical Assistance and Partnering for Growth programs. These resources can be found in the Doing Business section of the Tollway’s website. 

About Move Illinois

The Illinois Tollway’s 16-year, $15 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, is improving mobility, relieving congestion, reducing pollution, creating as many as 165,220 jobs and linking economies throughout the region. The first 12 years of Move Illinois are on schedule and within budget, delivering the new Illinois Route 390 Tollway and a rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) with its new SmartRoad corridor, as well as opening a new interchange connecting the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57. Progress continues on projects addressing the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system, delivering the new I-490 Tollway Project and reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

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 294 miles of roadways 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), the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.

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Media Contact: Dan Rozek