Presentation Topic: Tollway Program
Speaker: Paul D. Kovacs, P.E., Illinois Tollway Chief Engineering Officer
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Where: US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District Office, 231 S LaSalle St, 16th Floor, Chicago IL (The meeting will be on the 16th floor, but you will need to sign in at the lobby and at the 15th floor - Bring your photo ID)
Time: 11:30AM CT to 1PM CT / Board Meeting at 10:30AM CT
Lunch Fee: $15 (on RSVP form, please indicate if any dietary restrictions)
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/6n9ZEfNmcHCSkm7t7
Continuing Education Credits will be offered.
Speaker Bio: Mr. Kovacs is the Chief Engineering Officer for the Illinois Tollway and is responsible for the policies, practices and procedures of the Engineering Department, which oversees all design and construction operations on the agency’s 294-mile system of roadways serving 1.6 million daily users in Northern Illinois. Currently, he is responsible for de-livering the Illinois Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future. Mr. Kovacs earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a registered pro-fessional engineer in Illinois and Michigan. In his nearly 37 years of professional engineering experience, 17 were spent in the consulting industry. He joined the Illinois Tollway in 1999 and prior to his appointment to Chief Engineer, he served as the Open Road Tolling program manager and deputy chief of project implemen-tation. In this role, he managed the conversion of 20 mainline plazas to open road tolling and improvements along the Tri-State (I-94/I-294/I-80), Jane Addams Memorial (I-90) and Reagan Memorial (I-88) tollways.