Thursday, March 22, 2012

Illinois Tollway TriLevel Bridge Resurfacing Cuts Project Time And Budget, Adding Motoring Headaches

The Illinois Toll Highway Authority will spend $13 million and the next four months resurfacing the trilevel bridge connecting I-294 with I-90 near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. By closing all lanes to traffic at the same time the project will take four months instead of seven months, and will relaize cost savings by using a single pour to resurface all lanes of the bridge, which has not been entirely replace since it was first built in 1958.

Construction complications on the project include FAA height restrictions on the equipment contractors can use on the job, due to proximity to O’Hare departure and approach pathways, as well as a lengthy detour taking motorists through two toll plazas. The Tollway promises to collect only a single toll along the detour route, though.
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