Move Illinois Program Seeks Bids for 9 New Contracts for 2016

Nine contracts worth an estimated $109 million include design and construction management services for 2016

The Illinois Tollway is seeking firms to provide design and construction management services for nine new contracts for its 15-year, $12 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

The contracts will provide for an upcoming estimated $109 million in contracts including work on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project, the Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project, as well as work on other systemwide work.

“The Illinois Tollway’s Move Illinois Program continues to help move our state’s economy forward by investing billions in critical infrastructure projects, including $1.6 billion in capital projects this year alone,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Greg Bedalov. “The contract opportunities announced today will help us continue building the new Illinois Route 390 and start design work on the southern portion of the new tollway that will link the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) as part of the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project.”

Contracts being advertised today include:

  • One construction management contract for up to $65 million worth of construction on Illinois Route 390 between Arlington Heights Road and Lively Boulevard as part of the EOWA Project.

  • Two construction management upon request contracts including a contract for I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project bridge reconstruction and rehabilitation, retaining wall repairs and landscaping and a contract for the EOWA Project including earthwork and frontage road construction.

  • Three design contracts for more than $700 million of construction on the new tollway around the western border of O’Hare linking I-90 and I-294, including the section between I-294 and Franklin Avenue/Green Street, the section between Franklin Avenue/Green Street and the Bensenville railroad yard and for the Bensenville railroad yard underpass.

  • One design and construction upon request contract for earthwork and environmental assessments for the EOWA Project.

  • One materials engineering services upon request contract for EOWA Project and systemwide projects.

  • One land acquisition upon request contract for EOWA and systemwide projects.

Firms interested in submitting a proposal can visit the “Doing Business” section on the Tollway’s website for more information. Submissions are due Friday, August 21, with contracts expected to be awarded by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors this December. Work is expected to begin in spring 2016.