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Project Overview

The Congress Parkway Bridge located over the South Branch of the Chicago River was originally built in 1956 and was rehabilitated in 1981. Since that time, traffic and ramp volumes along the bridge have increased. Increased traffic volumes, stress and deterioration on the steel bascule bridge (lift Bridge over the water) is at the point where the rehabilitation is needed. The Illinois Department of Transportation will rehabilitate the Congress Parkway Bridge beginning in spring 2010. The scope of work includes rehabilitating the existing bridge structurally, electrically, and mechanically by removing and replacing steel members and electrical components. In addition, the current open grid deck of the bridge will be replaced with a closed deck system with a skid resistant surface, thus making a smoother safer ride for the motoring public.

Contractor Information and Workforce Information

General Contractor: Walsh Construction Company of Illinois
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
(DBE) Subcontractor:
Evergreen Supply Company
Atlantic Painting Company
Contract Number: 60D61
County: Cook
Municipality: Chicago
Contract Award: $ 33,012,012.37
DBE Percentage of Total Contract:  9%
DBE Total Award: $2,971,081.16
Letting Date: August 14, 2009

Workforce Information
Affirmative Action Goal
19.6% minorities*
6.9% women*
*These goals were set by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

 

Staging & Lane Configuration

STAGE I- begins spring 2010 and completed fall of 2010
Project limits- Congress Parkway from Wells Street to Canal Street
Reducing four lanes inbound and four lanes outbound, to two lanes inbound and one lane outbound.

STAGE II- begins spring 2011 with anticipated completion date of fall of 2011
Project limits- Congress Parkway from Wells Street to Canal Street
Reducing four lanes inbound and four lanes outbound, to two lanes inbound and one lane outbound.
 

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