The Central Tri-State (I-294) Project scope includes:
- Coordination of proposed right-of-way
- Intergovernmental agreements
- Major utility relocations
- Project controls
- Communications with numerous municipalities and key stakeholders
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Cranes are in place at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Willow Springs Yard installing concrete beams on the northbound Mile Long Bridge. OMEGA is serving as Owner’s Representative and Construction Corridor Manager on this Illinois Tollway project! Make sure to check out the Tollway project website for more info. Link in bio. #engineering #civilengineering #beams #bridges
To ensure the success of any project we oversee, we keep impacted communities informed. We coordinate work and public outreach with the following impacted communities and agencies:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Indian Head Park
La Grange Park
Major work includes reconstruction of approximately 80 bridges, including the Mile Long Bridge, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) bridge over I-294, the I-294/I-290/I-88 interchange and I-294/I-55 interchange. As Owner’s Representative, OMEGA is serving as the single point of contact for the Tollway throughout the design and construction and reporting directly to Tollway executives.
Mile Long Bridge
The Mile Long Bridge is a critical piece of infrastructure on the Illinois Tollway Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Corridor as it carries drivers over two major railroads, three water resources and local roads, and over a major distribution center for UPS and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. The new bridge construction includes two new, side-by-side, bridge structures that will increase capacity from four lanes to five lanes in each direction. Throughout construction of the new bridge, four lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction as 150,000 vehicles travel on the Mile Long Bridge daily.
Media coverage of the Mile Long Bridge:
- Mile Long Bridge Behind the Scenes: Massive Beams, Oversized Loads, and Exceptional Coordination
- The giant beams are coming: I-294 Mile Long Bridge is getting 187-foot-long concrete beams. Here’s why.
- Fewer Piers Are More for Illinois Tollway’s Mile Long Bridge Replacement
- New Mile Long Bridge to be built along Tri-State Tollway
- Tri-State’s new Mile Long Bridge will rise alongside original structures
- Illinois Tollway awards its largest contract ever for I-294 Mile Long Bridge
BNSF Bridge Over I-294
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) bridge over I-294 is a major project within the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Corridor. The BNSF railway bridge carries the triple-track railroad over I-294 between Hinsdale and Western Springs. Work on this project includes the construction of a bypass bridge that will allow for uninterrupted freight and commuter rail operations during the bridge reconstruction. Upon completion of the bypass bridge, the main bridge will be lengthened and replaced with a wider two-span steel beam structure to accommodate four tracks and allow for reconstruction and widening of the Tollway underneath the bridge.