Ill. Tollway Seeking Bids for Projects in Suburban Chicago
The Illinois Tollway on Wednesday indicated it is seeking firms to provide design, construction management and technical services for 23 new contracts associated with its 15-year, $12 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
According to Tollway officials, the contracts will provide an estimated $90 million in design and construction management for its Elgin O’Hare Western Access (EOWA) project and the rebuilding and widening of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). Both projects are located in suburban Chicago.
In all, the contracts account for nearly $750 million in construction over the next three to four years, says Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur, who is urging “all companies who specialize in these services, regardless of size, to learn about these and other opportunities.”
The Tollway plans to issue 14 construction management contracts for $515 million in construction on I-90, with work scheduled to occur between fall 2013 and fall 2016. It also plans to issue six construction management contracts for $233 million in construction on the EOWA project, an all-electronic installation scheduled to break ground this year.
The Tollway additionally will issue two design contracts for the I-90 and EOWA projects and one construction management contract for documentation compliance.
The Tollway projects the 15-year, $12 billion Move Illinois program will create as many as 120,000 permanent jobs and add $21 billion to the state's economy. The program is funded by bonds and toll revenue generated by a rate increase for passenger vehicles in 2012 and an increase for commercial vehicles beginning in 2015.