Client: Illinois Department of Transportation
Location: Chicago, IL
Individual Project Management
Project Manager and designer of record for the reconstruction of the Dan Ryan I-90/I-94 Expressway from 67th St. to 71st St. Project client was Illinois Department of Transportation. This project entailed managing the design team on a 2 mile segment of I-90/94 through the heart of Chicago. This complex, high traffic volume project included re-configuration of mainline lanes, auxiliary lanes, collector/distributor lanes, on/off ramps, numerous retaining walls, and three overpass bridges. All done while maintaining traffic in 3 lanes, both directions. Frontage roads north and south of the Dan Ryan were reconfigured along with extensive coordination with the reconstruction of the CTA Redline commuter rail, which is located between the north and southbound lanes of the interstate. This project was one of many design segments and construction contracts that occurred simultaneously to a complete redesign and rebuild of the Dan Ryan Highway (I-90/94) through the the Chicago metro. The overall program cost was well over $1 billion. This was the Illinois Department of Transportation’s premier project for the first decade of the 21st century.
In addition to Project Manager/Engineer on the above described segment, Mr. Beier was also on the overall Dan Ryan Program Management Team responsible for coordination between all design consultants and construction contracts. This entailed high level program coordination to include design contract master scheduling, design contract submittal reviews (As IDOT Representative), pay item and detail standardization among design consultants. The Program Management role also included general coordination between design segments and design consultants. This project spanned 4 years and involved most civil design consulting firms in the Chicago area.