FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 27, 2021

ILLINOIS TOLLWAY GRANTED $ 30.2 MILLION CONSTRUCTION AND PROFESIONAL ENGINEERING CONTRACTS IN MAY Contracts include awards for a variety of work in support of the Move Illinois program

DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors at its May meeting today approved four construction and professional engineering services contracts valued at nearly $ 30.2 million.

Almost $ 127 million in contracts were approved by the Tollway Board in 2021 as part of the tenth year of Tollway’s 15-year $ 14 billion term Move Illinois Capital program.

To date, the Illinois Tollway has invested more than $ 8.8 billion Move Illinois The program began in 2012 with more than $ 2 billion raised to small, diverse, and veteran-owned businesses. In addition, the capital program created or maintained an estimated 94,890 jobs in April 2021.

“Overall, the Illinois Tollway continues to benefit from a competitive construction bid environment as we continue to make system-wide improvements as we work Move Illinois Capital program, “said José Alvarez, executive director of Illinois Tollway.” Additionally, we are committed to bringing small and new businesses into our work, and the contracts approved today show our progress in targeting those businesses. ”

The construction contracts awarded include:

  • A $ 1.5 million contract with Western Remac Inc., Woodridge, IL to improve toll booths on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90).
  • A contract for $ 999,735 to Natural Creations Landscaping, Joliet, IL for. Landscaping improvements along the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between Ogden Avenue and Roosevelt Road.
  • A $ 607,779 contract to Cardinal State, Lake in the Hills, IL to improve the landscaping along the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) between Roosevelt Road and Army Trail Road.

The contract for professional engineering services includes:

  • $ 27 million, Five-year contract with CDM Smith Inc., Cambridge, MA, for traffic engineering services required by the Illinois Tollway Trust Indenture.

Contracts approved today include two prime contractors and consultants and ten sub-contractors and sub-consultants who are certified as disadvantaged minority and women-owned companies (D / M / WBE) and three sub-contractors and sub-consultants who are certified veteran companies. The obligations for participation in D / M / WBE are between 27 and 32.47 per contract and the obligations for participation of veterans are between 3.09 and 5 percent per contract.

Illinois Tollway’s professional engineering services contracts are selected under the skill-based selection process (Illinois Public Act 87-673 (30 ILCS 535 / 1-535 / 80) Architecture, Engineering, and Land Survey Skills-Based Selection Act) which requires government agencies to do so

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Select professional architects, engineers and surveyors based on proven competencies and professional qualifications. Construction contracts for Illinois Tollway projects are competitively tendered under the rules of the Illinois Procurement Code. All contracts will be submitted to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors for review and approval.

The Illinois Tollway broadcasts all public sessions on the Tollway website at www.illinoistollway.com. This includes all board meetings and public offer openings. In addition, the Construction Contract Tracker provides detailed information on current contracts for the construction of toll roads and on professional engineering services. Contractors and consultants can also access resources online to learn how to do business with the Tollway, including construction bid schedules, professional service bulletins, manuals, and construction bid calendars. You can find these resources in the “Doing Business” section of the Tollway website.

over Move Illinois

Illinois Tollway’s 15-year capital program of $ 14 billion Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway powers the futureimproves mobility, relieves traffic jams, reduces environmental pollution, creates up to 120,000 jobs and connects economies in the entire region. The first nine 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 the opening of a new interchange that will cross the Tri-State Tollway ( I-294) to I-57. On projects that meet the remaining requirements of the existing toll system, progress will be made, the new toll project I-490 will be delivered and the central toll road in three states (I-294) will be reconstructed.

Across the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user fee system that does not receive state or federal funding for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 294 miles of roads in 12 northern Illinois counties, 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) and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.

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