The fiscal year 2010 ISTHA capital budget reflects
the Tollway’s pledge to maintain and upgrade the
existing facilities and infrastructure of the system.
The budget includes funding for the fifth year of the
multi-year $6.3 billion Congestion-Relief Program
(CRP) – Open Roads for a Faster Future - the largest
capital improvement program in its 50 year history.
In fiscal year 2010, $977.1 million is allocated to the
CRP and $118.6 million is allocated to support other
needs such as roadway equipment and vehicles,
building repair and improvements, and technological
equipment and enhancements.
The CRP is broken into six corridors for reporting
purposes: Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80), Jane
Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), Reagan Memorial
Tollway (I-88), Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-90),
Open Road Tolling, and Systemwide Improvements.
Other capital needs are divided into Building Repairs
and Maintenance, Equipment, Professional Services,
Tri-State Tollway (I-80/I-294/I-94)
The 2010 capital budget for the Tri-State Tollway
corridor is $562.9 million. The Tri-State Tollway (I-
294) is the main by-pass around the Chicago-Metro
Area, starting from an intersection with Interstate
80/294/IL Route 394, near South Holland, to just
south of the Wisconsin State Line. As part of the
Congestion-Relief Program (CRP), the Tollway is
planning to invest nearly $2.1 billion to improve the
Tri-State Tollway. By mid-2010, 76 miles of the 78.5
mile I-94/I-294/I-80 Tollway will have four lanes in
each direction. By the end of 2008, all of the
contracts required to complete this work were
obligated and nearly $1.3 billion has been earned
since the start of the CRP program in 2005.
Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)
The current CRP budget for the Jane Addams
Memorial Tollway is $777.3 million. The Jane
Addams Memorial Tollway runs in a northwest
direction from near O’Hare International Airport to
near South Beloit. By the end of 2008, an estimated
$177.1 million was expended, which includes
approximately $140.3 million expended solely in
2008. The 2009 capital budget for the Jane Addams
Memorial Corridor is $121.6 million.
Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)
The current CRP budget for the Reagan Memorial
Tollway (I-88) is $1,027.4 million. In 2008, an
estimated $296.5 million was expended bringing total
spending to approximately $605 million. The 2009
capital budget for the Reagan Memorial Tollway
Corridor is $140.2 million. The Reagan Memorial
Tollway runs east-west from Hillside to Rock Falls.
Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355)
The Veterans Memorial Tollway is the newest of the
four Tollways in Illinois with the section from Addison
to I-55 opening in 1989. On Veterans’ Day 2007, a
new 12.5 mile extension opened connecting I-55 to I-
80, lengthening the tollway to 29.8 miles. By the end
of 2008 an estimated $736.4 million was spent on
widening, rehabilitating and extending the original
portion of the Veterans Memorial Tollway as part of
the Congestion-Relief Program. The 2009 capital
budget for the Veterans Memorial corridor is $40.9
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