Illinois Tollway Updates Area Engineers on Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project

The Illinois Tollway detailed technical aspects and the status of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project to area engineers at a virtual luncheon hosted recently by the Institute of Technical Engineers, Illinois Section. 

Lanyea Griffin, deputy chief of program implementation for the Tollway, spoke to the group of more than 40 transportation professionals from area professional engineering services firms and public agencies at the ITE Illinois event.

“Anyone driving the Central Tri-State corridor today will see the ongoing work as we approach major milestones in 2022,” said Griffin, who is responsible for the implementation of the I-294 Project. 

Griffin detailed for the engineering group the significant progress that the Tollway has made so far and provided an update on ongoing work on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Bridge, the new southbound Mile Long Bridge structure and mainline work on the southern section of I-294 between I-55 and 95th Street. 

Griffin also spotlighted other key projects that are of great interest to engineers: the 87th Street/Roberts Road Bridge, mainline reconstruction between I-55 and I-290 and reconfiguration of the I-290/I-88 Interchange. These projects will deliver significant benefits to drivers and local communities. 

For more information on the I-294 Project, visit the Projects & Initiatives page of the Tollway website. 

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