State Releases Illiana RFQ Details

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The state has announced responses to the Request for Qualifications for development, design and operation of the planned Illiana Expressway. The Indiana Finance Authority and Indiana Department of Transportation received proposals from six teams made of up a total of five dozen firms. January 14, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) are pleased to announce receipt of six responses to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to develop, design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Indiana portion of the Illiana Corridor and I-65 added capacity projects. Nearly five dozen local, national and international firms with extensive expertise in large public infrastructure projects partnered to form six teams.

A full listing of the six teams may be viewed at: www.in.gov/ifa/files/Illiana_SOQ_Teams.pdf

"The IFA and INDOT are honored to see interest from such qualified and experienced companies," said Indiana Public Finance Director Kendra York. "We will thoroughly review the teams’ qualifications and announce a short list of proposers that be invited to respond to a final Request for Proposals."

The Illiana Corridor is a proposed 47-mile access controlled highway facility that extends from I-55 in Illinois on the west to I-65 in Indiana on the east. The preferred corridor is located in Will County in Illinois and Lake County in Indiana. When built, the Illiana will reduce the strain of truck traffic on local roads, thereby improving safety, travel times, and accessibility to jobs.

Procurement of the Illinois portion is being handled separately by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). IDOT announced on Dec. 20 that five teams responded to its RFQ. IDOT and INDOT are working together to coordinate technical requirements, tolling policy, the federal environmental approval process, and construction schedules for the two-state project.

For more information about the project, visit: www.IllianaCorridor.org/P3.

Source: Indiana Department of Transportation