Stormwater Management

 

The Illinois Tollway strives to implement best practices to control, reduce and filter stormwater discharge through coordinated efforts in the planning, design and construction phases of a project.

These efforts are developed, implemented and enforced in order to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the Tollway system to protect water quality and satisfy the appropriate water quality regulations. The Tollway is often required to secure a stormwater permit through project consultation and coordination with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Bioswales

The Illinois Tollway partnered with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) to implement a stormwater demonstration project along the North Tri-State Tollway in northern Cook County.

The demonstration project includes approximately 16 acres of Forest Preserve property from Touhy Avenue near O'Hare Airport to Lake Cook Road. The Tollway developed the bioswales project to facilitate the widening and reconstruction of the North Tri-State Tollway while at the same time managing the stormwater runoff from the roadway.

 

We worked with the FPDCC to develop a stormwater management system to reduce stormwater pollutant loadings and volumes. This system was developed with input from the stakeholder groups consisting Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Friends of the Forest Preserve, Openlands Project, Friends of the Parks, Cook County Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois State Geologic Survey, and the Morton Arboretum. The final stormwater project includes bioswales along more than 30,000 linear feet of roadway.

Plans for vegetation were developed to establish a native plant community that could tolerate pollutants found in roadway runoff. 

Environmental Stewardship

Stormwater Management/Pollution Prevention

Elgin O'Hare
Construction Contract Project Environmental Documents
4683 Elgin O’Hare Western Access NOI SWPPP
4687 EOWA Tollway Advance Earthwork and Retaining Wall Construction NOI SWPPP
4688 EOWA Tollway Advance Earthwork Grading Phase II- Supreme Drive to Old Higgins Road NOI SWPPP
4694 EOWA Tollway Bridge Construction and Building Demolition – Elmhurst Road to Mount Prospect Road NOI SWPPP
 

 

Tri-State Tollway
Construction Contract Project Environmental Documents
4277R Tri-State (I-94) Pavement Rehabilitation NOI SWPPP
4314 I-294 Pavement Structural Preservation and Rehabilitation – Balmoral Avenue to Lake Cook Road NOI SWPPP
4341 I-94 Mainline Improvement and Bridge Preservation – Russel Road to Half Day Road NOI SWPPP
4351 I-94 Bradley Road Bridge Reconstruction NOI SWPPP
4373 Edens Spur (I-94) NOI SWPPP
4388 I-294 Roadway Rehabilitation and Widening Toll Plaza 35 NOI SWPPP
4389 I-294 Roadway and Bridge Rehabilitation NOI SWPPP
4391 I-294 Roadway Rehabilitation and Widening NOI SWPPP
4397 I-294 Systemwide Fencing and Site Improvements NOI SWPPP

 

Veterans Memorial Tollway
Construction Contract Project Environmental Documents
4255 I-355 Roadway and Bridge Rehabilitation NOI SWPPP
4256 I-355 Roadway and Bridge Rehabilitation and Widening – Butterfield Road to Army Trail Road NOI SWPPP
4328 I-355 Landscape Planting Improvements NOI SWPPP
4329 I-355 Landscape Planting Improvements NOI SWPPP
4393 I-355 M-14 Maintenance Yard Improvement NOI SWPPP
4400 Systemwide Fencing and Site Improvements (I-90 and I-355) NOI SWPPP
4404 I-355 M-14 Annex B – Parking Structure NOI SWPPP
9014 I-355 East Parking Lot Improvements Central Administration NOI SWPPP

 

Reagan Memorial Tollway
Construction Contract Project Environmental Documents
4274 I-88 and Route 47 Interchange NOI SWPPP
4284 I-88 Bridge Removal and Roadway Reconstruction NOI SWPPP
4313 I-88 Pavement and Structural Preservation and Rehabilitation – East of Washington Street to York Road NOI SWPPP
4318 I-88 Eastbound Drainage Improvements NOI SWPPP
4403 I-88 Ramp Reconstruction Orchard Road Interchange NOI SWPPP

 

 

Jane Addams Memorial Tollway
Construction Contract Project Environmental Documents
4262 I-90 Salt Barn Replacement (M-6) and Salt Dome Repairs (M4, M5, M8) NOI SWPPP
4317 I-90 Grading and Landscape Improvements – Arlington Heights Road to Kennedy Expressway NOI SWPPP
4392 I-90 and IL-23 Interchange Construction NOI SWPPP
4398 I-90 Systemwide Fencing and Site Improvements NOI SWPPP
4400 Systemwide Fencing and Site Improvements (I-90 and I-355) NOI SWPPP
4695 I-90 C-D over Higgins Creek NOI SWPPP
4699 I-490 at I-90 Interchange EB and WB I-90 Ramp Construction NOI SWPPP