Four Teams to Compete for Indiana Portion of Illiana
February 28th – Four finalists have been announced as qualified developer teams for the Indiana portion of the proposed Illiana Corridor. The 47 mile toll road would connect I-55 in Will County, Illinois to I-65 in Lake County Indiana.
The finalists were selected by the Indiana Finance Authority and INDOT from six teams that responded to a Request for Qualifications. State officials are hoping to issue a final Request for Proposal this summer if the project gains federal environmental approval.
According to a press release from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the Illiana “will reduce truck traffic on local roads, resulting in improved safety, travel times, and access to jobs.”
Opponents of the project say the road will not draw enough traffic away from Chicago to justify its expense, and many believe tax dollars would be better spent improving current roadways.
The four teams, as supplied by INDOT, are listed below.
Illiana Corridor Transportation Group
Equity Members: ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc. and Fengate Capital Management Ltd.
Lead Contractor: A joint venture of Dragados USA, Inc., F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates, LLC, and William Charles Construction Company, LLC
Lead Engineering Firm: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Operations & Maintenance: Illiana Corridor Transportation Group
Illiana East Mobility Partners
Equity Members: Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A.
Lead Contractor: A joint venture of Ferrovial Agroman US Corp and White Construction, Inc.
Design & Engineering: Janssen & Spaans Engineering, Inc.
Operations & Maintenance: Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A.
Isolux Infrastructure Netherlands, B.V.
Equity Members: Isolux Infrastructure Netherlands, B.V.
Lead Contractor: Corsan-Corviam Construccion, S.A.
Lead Engineering Firm: Joint Venture AZTEC/TYPSA, a joint venture of AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc. and TYPSA
Operations & Maintenance: Isolux Infrastructure Netherlands, B.V.
WM Indiana-Illiana Partners, LLC
Equity Members: Meridiam Infrastructure Illiana IN, LLC and Walsh Investors, LLC
Lead Contractor: Walsh Construction Company II, L.L.C.
Lead Engineering Firm: Parsons Transportation Group
Operations & Maintenance: WM Indiana-Illiana Partners, LLC