Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Aurora (M-8) Maintenance Facility

Construction Overview

The Illinois Tollway is constructing a new maintenance facility in Aurora to serve the roadway needs of the eastern Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88).

The new facility will be constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards for sustainable design and construction.

Construction began in 2020 and is scheduled to be complete in 2021.

Read More

Project Summary

The Illinois Tollway is constructing a new 95,000-square-foot maintenance facility on a 19-acre site located along I-88 adjacent to the Aurora Toll Plaza in Aurora. The new maintenance buildings will replace the original facility built in Naperville in 1958.

The Aurora (M-8) maintenance facility building will serve as a fleet hub, maintenance garage and Illinois State Police office.

Maintenance facilities provide indoor storage for materials and equipment and vehicles used by the Tollway for responding to roadway incidents, debris removal, snow removal, Highway Emergency Lane Patrols (H.E.L.P.), emergency repairs on the highway and general roadside maintenance. It will provide an enclosed truck wash facility, as well as a salt dome, capable of holding 6,500 tons of salt.

The LEED-certified design facility features energy-efficient lighting, roof-top photovoltaic panels to generate electrical power, in-floor radiant heat and overhead natural gas radiant heat to help reduce energy costs, as well as low-flow water fixtures and landscaping requiring little or no irrigation to limit water usage.


When complete, the new Aurora Maintenance Facility (M-8) will serve the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) and provide a new, energy-efficient garage that includes cost-effective, sustainable programs that help the Illinois Tollway protect the environment and operate more efficiently.

This work is part of the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.


The Tollway is committed to building green and minimizing the environmental impact of construction by reducing, recycling and reusing materials.

LEED-Certified maintenance sites – a first for any Illinois transportation agency – are part of the Tollway’s commitment to incorporate cost-effective, sustainable programs that help the agency protect the environment and operate more efficiently.

LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. Available for all building, community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.