(630 ILCS 5/40)
Sec. 40. Development and operations standards for transportation projects.
(a) The plans and specifications, if any, for each project developed under this Act must comply with:
(1) the transportation agency's standards for other
projects of a similar nature or as otherwise provided in the public-private agreement;
(2) the Professional Engineering Practice Act of
1989, the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, the requirements of Section 30-22 of the Illinois Procurement Code as they apply to responsible bidders, and the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989; and
(3) any other applicable State or federal standards.
(b) Each highway project constructed or operated under this Act is considered to be part of:
(1) the State highway system for purposes of
identification, maintenance standards, and enforcement of traffic laws if the highway project is under the jurisdiction of the Department; or
(2) the toll highway system for purposes of
identification, maintenance standards, and enforcement of traffic laws if the highway project is under the jurisdiction of the Authority.
(c) Any unit of local government or State agency may enter into agreements with the contractor for maintenance or other services under this Act.
(d) Any electronic toll collection system used on a toll highway, bridge, or tunnel as part of a transportation project must be compatible with the electronic toll collection system used by the Authority. The Authority is authorized to construct, operate, and maintain any electronic toll collection system used on a toll highway, bridge, or tunnel as part of a transportation project pursuant to an agreement with the transportation agency or the contractor responsible for the transportation project. All private entities and public agencies shall have an equal opportunity to contract with the Authority to provide construction, operation, and maintenance services. In addition, during the procurement of a public-private agreement, these construction, operation, and maintenance services shall be available under identical terms to each private entity participating in the procurement. To the extent that a public-private agreement or an agreement with a public agency under subsection (c) of Section 20 of this Act authorizes tolling, the transportation agencies and any contractor under a public-private partnership or a public agency under an agreement pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 20 of this Act shall comply with subsection (a-5) of Section 10 of the Toll Highway Act as it relates to toll enforcement.
(Source: P.A. 97-502, eff. 8-23-11; 97-858, eff. 7-27-12.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015