I-294 Widening and Reconstruction,
Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street


Illinois Tollway


Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL
This $4 billion project includes reconstruction and widening of 22-miles of the Central Tri-State (I-294) Tollway, from Balmoral Avenue to 95th Street. OMEGA is managing all aspects of this project from planning and design through completion of construction as Owner’s Representative and Construction Corridor Manager. The project includes reconstruction and widening to accommodate five or six through lanes with flex lanes in each direction through the busiest section of the Illinois Tollway System with over 360,000 vehicles per day traveling through the corridor.

Project Scope

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

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
DuPage County
Cook County
Bedford Park
Burr Ridge
Chicago Ridge
Franklin Park
Hickory Hills

Indian Head Park
La Grange
La Grange Park
Melrose Park
Oak Brook
Oak Lawn
Palos Hills
Roberts Park
Schiller Park
Stone Park
Western Springs
Willow Springs

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. 

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