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Illinois Department of Transportation

I-94 Dan Ryan Expressway

Chicago, IL

One of the most traveled interstate highways in the entire country, Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) logs an almost unbelievable number of vehicle miles each day, every day of the week.

Gallagher’s two bids to rebuild and expand portions of this massive thoroughfare were accepted, and construction began in early summer of 2006, and was completed in the 2007 construction season.

Through sweltering heat, bone chilling cold, and everything in between, Gallagher’s milling and paving crews worked day and (often) night. Thanks to effective construction management, Gallagher’s production ran on schedule.

While the size and scope of this major project may have seemed daunting to most asphalt contractors, Gallagher handled it efficiently and professionally from start to finish.

Given both the volume of work required, as well as the incredible volumes of traffic 24 hours a day, it just made sense to secure the site for optimal safety of not only the crews and equipment, but the drivers of the unending streams of cars and trucks. The project used concrete barrier walls to achieve these ends. Also for maximum expediency in the paving process, Gallagher used a shuttle buggy to feed asphalt into the paving hoppers, so the pavers could pave almost non-stop, yet not run out of mix.

Client: Illinois Department of Transportation

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