Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
The AEG team has worked with the Illinois Tollway to relieve congestion and to improve level of service and reliability on the existing Tollway Network. AEG as a Prime Consultant recently completed the following ITS projects for the Illinois Tollway.
Dynamic Message Sign and Queue Detection Work: AEG provided Construction Management services for this ITS improvements project spread along 5.2 miles of Westbound I-94 from Mile Post 13.6 (North of Route 137 – Buckley Road) to Mile Post 8.4 at Grand Avenue designed to alleviate ramp congestion on Grand Avenue.
I-294 Tolling Test Site, Equipment Enclosure, and Plaza Improvements: AEG provided Construction Management Services for this test gantry installation and Plaza improvements project which was spread over four (4) locations on I-294. Scope of work included construction of an Open Road Tolling (ORT) Test Site which will be used by the Tollway to test new ORT equipment to be utilized on other Tollway projects, located at Mile Post 42 on Northbound I-294, by removing and modifying an overhead gantry system previously located at Mile Post 13.5.
Work included demolition of existing double face barrier walls, installation of new concrete caissons, grade beams, and barrier walls. Existing gantry was modified to allow for ORT equipment installation. Existing I-Pass Reader Enclosure, Lane Control Enclosure, Power Enclosure and Additional Communication Enclosure cabinets were modified and installed at the site. Electricity was brought to the site from the ComEd installed 480/240V transformer on West Touhy Avenue. Fiber optic was routed to Plaza 29 where SFP patch panel was installed to integrate the ORT equipment into Tollway network.