Client

Illinois Tollway

Owner

Illinois Tollway

Project Cost

$1,600,000,000

Market Sector

Transportation

Expertise

Highways & Traffic, Landscape Architecture, Structural, Water Resources, Wetlands & Ecology

Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) East Design Corridor Manager

Northwest Suburbs & Chicago, Illinois

  • Design Corridor Manager responsible for providing oversight and management of seven engineering consultant teams during the preparation of contract plans, special provisions, cost estimates, project-related permits and right-of-way acquisition for the proposed reconstruction of 25 miles of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway between the Elgin Toll Plaza and the Kennedy Expressway.

  • The $1.6-billion project included eight lanes of mainline pavement, reconstruction and rehabilitation of ten interchanges, reconstruction of 35 mainline and 13 crossroad bridges, reconstruction of ramp toll plazas,┬ádrainage and detention improvements, retaining and noise abatement walls, roadway lighting, fiber optic improvements, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) improvements and preparation of right-of-way and easement plats and legal descriptions.

  • These improvements took more than three years to design and required more than 50 separate contract packages.

  • Coordination was required with numerous entities including IDOT, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, City of Chicago, 11 local communities, environmental resource agencies, two railroads, public and private utility companies, Forest Preserve Districts of Cook and Kane Counties, Federal Aviation Administration, Pace and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

  • Coordination between engineering consultants included scheduling and monitoring design progress, verifying compliance with local agency and resource agency requirements, monitoring project costs and budgets and establishing survey control. Responsibilities also included corridor-wide design and contract document preparation for NSMJAWA watermain relocation, fiber optic improvements, ITS improvements, natural area restoration, roadside completion improvements roadside completion improvements including tree planting and wetland mitigation.

  • Responsible for coordinating the overall guide sign concept for the I-90 corridor and developing strip map exhibits.