Project Location

I-90/94 and I-290 Congress Parkway

Services Provided

Phase I/II Design Services

Project Owner

Illinois Department of Transportation

Contract Number

PTB163-001 D-91-227-13

Contract Amount


Prime Consultants

AECOM USA, Inc.Amish T. Bhatt, PE, SE(312) 373-6829

Project Contact

Moussa A. Issa, PhD, PE, SEProject Manager(708) 236-0900

Project Duration

June, 2012 –2018(HBM)

Key Team Members

Mahmoud A. Issa, Senior Project Engineer Lisa Buntin, Structural EngineerJohn Saraceno, Structural Engineer Robert Boro, Constructability Engineer

Description of Project

HBM provided Phase I and Phase II engineering support services for this complex and time sensitive project as a subconsultant to AECOM. Phase I services included existing document review and field inspection of five (5) bridges and eleven (11) retaining walls and the development of Bridge Condition Reports (BCR) and Wall Condition Reports (WCR) for the bridges and wall structures that were inspected.

Recently completed Phase II services include construction documents for the Taylor Street Bridge over I-90/94 (SN 016-1165) and Retaining Wall 5 along the Morgan Street Exit Ramp (SN 016-1724). Morgan St. Bridge over I-290/CTA (SN 016-1709), also included in the HBM scope of work, was the first bridge to be replaced and opened to traffic in October of 2014.

Phase II services for the remaining bridges and walls are ongoing. Additional work includes development of the Type, Size and Location Studies (TS&L) and the preparation of the Final Plans, Specifications and Estimate (PSE) for 3bridges.

The Morgan Street and Taylor Street bridges are multi-span steel beam on tangent alignments with deep foundations utilizing staged construction. Two multi-span steel curved girder bridges are also included, namely, the 2-span Taylor Street Bypass Ramp carrying SB I-90/94 traffic to Taylor Street (SN 016-1718, R = 328′) and the 4-span EN Ramp carrying EB I-290 traffic to NB I-90/94 (SN 016-1712, R = 340′). The bridge and wall structures are located within the confined right-of-way of the Circle Interchange corridor andinteract with facilities of multiple other agencies such as Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Chicago Department of Water Management (CDWM), Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) and local property owners.