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Illinois Tollway seeks firms for toll collection system maintenance

The Illinois Tollway announced Friday that it is seeking firms to provide a program management office to assist the tollway with overall program management, technical and administrative services for the tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.

The tollway also is seeking firms to provide construction corridor management or owner’s representative services for the Tri-State Tollway, Interstate 294 Project.

These contracts are necessary for the continued implementation of the Tollway’s Move Illinois program.

Since the Move Illinois Program began in 2012, nearly $4.8 billion has been invested in construction and engineering work to maintain, improve and expand the 292-mile Illinois Tollway system, with more than $1.2 billion of that total committed to small, diverse and veteran-owned firms.

In addition, the capital program has created or sustained an estimated 53,350 total jobs as of June 2017.

The firm selected for the program management office contract will be responsible for the review of the current systems in place for overall management of program and project costs, budget controls and schedule controls and recommendations for any improvements based on this review.

The program management contract is for a 10-year term, which is the remaining duration of the Move Illinois program.

The firm selected for construction corridor management and to serve as the tollway’s representative will be responsible for coordinating upcoming construction management and construction contracts for the Tri-State Tollway, including monitoring and coordinating the progress of the work with respect to utilities, utility relocation, permits and land acquisitions as they affect planned construction activities.

The construction corridor management or owner’s representative contract also is for a 10-year term, which is the implementation period for the Tri-State Tollway improvements.

Firms interested in submitting a proposal can visit the “Doing Business” section on the Tollway’s website, illinoistollway.com, for more information.

Submissions are due August 22,, with contracts expected to be awarded by the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in the fall.

Work is expected to begin next spring.

About Move Illinois

Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, is improving mobility, relieving congestion, reducing pollution, creating as many as 120,000 jobs and linking economies throughout the region.

The first five years of Move Illinois are on schedule and within budget, delivering the rebuilt and widened Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, Interstate 90, as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor and opening a new interchange connecting the Tri-State Tollway, Interstate 294, to Interstate 57.

Progress continues on projects addressing the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system, delivering the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project and planning for emerging projects, including reconstruction of the Central Tri-State Tollway, Interstate 294.

About the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations.

The agency maintains and operates 292 miles of interstate tollways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway, Interstate 88, the Veterans Memorial Tollway, Interstate 355, the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, Interstate 90, the Tri-State Tollway, Interstates 94, 294 and 80, and the Illinois Route 390 Tollway.

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