Jane Addams Memorial Tollway Widening and Reconstruction

Northern Illinois - Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
JOC Administration
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Dates: 2013-2016
Cost: $2.2 billion (construction value)

Project Detail

The Illinois Tollway’s $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, was adopted to address needs for its existing system and opportunities to improve regional mobility, relieve congestion, reduce pollution, and link economies across northern Illinois.

As part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project, the Tollway is divided into two segments for construction purposes.  dsi is playing a role with the Corridor Construction Manager (CCM) team for the eastern segment of the I-90 Corridor between O’Hare Airport and the Elgin Toll Plaza.  This section will be rebuilt and a new lane added to provide three lanes in each direction. In addition, the inside lane and shoulder in both directions will be widened to provide accommodations for future transit opportunities.  The Illinois Tollway is also rebuilding several mainline bridges and local road bridges to accommodate the new, wider roadway.

Program Controls / Project Communications / Mode-of-Travel

dsi is assigned to facilitate the link between the Tollway client communications and the CCM organization, providing timely updates about the program’s construction activities so that the Tollway may convey up-to-date information to the traveling public.

This is particularly important, for example, relative to lane closures and shifts required to allow construction to proceed.  Coordination of contractor requests for lane changes require Tollway consideration, as well as that of local authorities that may require free access.

dsi also supports overall construction program management responsibilities, manages administrative tasks requiring coordination with the client, including contract matters, cost and schedule management, documentation, policies, and other Corridor-wide items.