Illlinois Tollway Seeks $188 Million in Professional Engineering Services

[Editor: This is the text of a March 28, 2017, news release from the Illinois Tollway Authority. Links and emphasis were added.]

Illinois Tollway Issues PSB 17-3 Seeking Firms for Upcoming Work on Move Illinois Projects

Thirty-four contracts worth an estimated $188 million in professional engineering services

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway today announced that it is seeking firms to provide a variety of professional engineering services for 34 new contracts for its 15-year, $12 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

These contracts will provide for an upcoming estimated $176 million in services related to the Tollway’s Move Illinois Program.

Contracts being advertised in the Professional Services Bulletin (PSB) 17-3 include:

  • Sixteen design contracts for the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294).
  • One design contract for pavement and structural preservation on the North Tri-State Tollway (I-94).
  • Two design contracts for pavement and structural preservation on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).
  • Three construction management contracts for work upon request on the Tri-State Tollway (I-/94/I-294/I-80).
  • Three construction management contracts for work on I-88.
  • Two construction management contracts for the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355).
  • Three construction management contracts for the Illinois Route 390 Tollway and the I-490 Tollway.
  • One construction management contract for systemwide projects.
  • Contracts for systemwide pavement management, aerial mapping, underwater inspection of bridge structures and construction management upon request.

Firms interested in submitting a proposal can visit the “Doing Business” section on the Tollway’s website for more information. Submissions are due May 4, 2017, with contracts expected to be awarded by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors during summer 2017. Work is expected to begin this year.

Illinois Tollway professional engineering services contracts are awarded through 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.

About Move Illinois

The Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, is improving mobility, relieving congestion, reducing pollution, creating as many as 120,000 jobs and linking economies throughout the region. The first five years of Move Illinois is on schedule and within budget, delivering the rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor and 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 Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project and planning for emerging projects, including 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 292 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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Dan Rozek
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