Inside the Tollway
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