COOK COUNTY, IL
As part of the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year program “Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future”, a bridge constructed in 1958 was required to be removed and replaced to improve traffic flow along Edens Spur (I-94), with daily traffic of up to 57,000 vehicles. Walsh Construction partnered with TrueTech Bridge for a stay-in-place form option that would increase productivity and safety for their crews while working over the active Metra Railroad. While the Illinois Tollway traditionally has not allowed conventional stay-in-place forms, they were open to using ClearCast Forms as an alternative to removable forms. This decision led to reduced railroad flagger costs during construction, and will allow for future inspections of the bottom of the deck.