Illinois Tollway Updates ACEC on Projects, Upcoming Opportunities

The Illinois Tollway provided regional engineers a look at the agency’s projects and upcoming opportunities at an early fall meeting of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, with a view ahead of upcoming contract opportunities and long-term capital planning activities.  Acting Chief Engineering Officer Manar Nashif kicked off the luncheon by detailing the magnitude of the remaining projects within the Tollway’s Move Illinois capital program with an outline of the and the next five years for the 15-year, $14 billion capital program. Through June 2021, the Tollway has spent more than $8 billion, with nearly 43% percent of the program remaining.  Within, Nashif provided an update on major Tollway projects, including the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project, the I-490 Tollway Project and the I-294/I-57 Interchange Project. He highlighted major bridge projects on I-294 – the Mile Long Bridge and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Bridge Project – as well as the interchanges on the I-490 Tollway Project at the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), the Illinois Route 390 Tollway and I-294. Nashif and Chief Planning Officer Rocco Zucchero engaged the group of over 130 engineers and planners, thanking them for their crucial role in the successful delivery of the projects. The keys, he said, were communication, commitment and quality. They also noted the sta

American Society of Civil Engineers Recognizes Illinois Tollway for Innovations in Sustainability

Scheduled to open this fall, the Illinois Tollway’s new maintenance facility in Aurora is already earning accolades from the statewide engineering community for its numerous sustainable features. The American Society of Civil Engineers, Illinois Section, selected the...

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Illinois Black Chamber Invites Illinois Tollway to Help Guide Firms on Doing Business

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce called upon the Illinois Tollway to participate in its annual convention to help African American firms take their business to the next level. On Thursday, September 16, Illinois Tollway Executive Director José Alvarez served on a...

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Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police Remind Parents and Caregivers About Important Child Safety Seat Laws

Since January 1, 2019, Illinois law has required children under age 2 years to ride in vehicles rear-facing, unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall. And, yet, Illinois State Police District 15 troopers are finding that many children aren’t...

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Over-the-Road Hinsdale Oasis Pavilion Soon Closing as Part of Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project 

In 2017, the Illinois Tollway expanded the Move Illinois capital program to include the widening of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294). At that time, the Tollway announced the project would require closing and removing the Hinsdale Oasis over-the-road pavilion and bridge...

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