IUOE Local 150
IUOE Local 150
MOE Benefit Funds
MOE Benefit Funds
Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program
Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program
Employer’s Hub
Employer’s Hub
My150
My150

Million Dollar Projects

We represent 24,000 members and 98% of the market share in every sector our operating engineers work. We are proud to share features of our most massive projects below.

I-294 Tollway Project

I-294 Tollway Project

I-294 Tollway Project

I-294 Tollway Project

I-294 Tollway Project

I-294 Tollway Project

In 2011, the Illinois State Tollway Authority Board of Directors to which IUOE Local 150 President-Business Manager, James Sweeney is a member, approved a 15-year, $12 billion capital program called Move Illinois. At the foresight of President-Business Manager Sweeney, the capital program was designed to improve mobility, relieve congestion, and to create jobs. A major portion of the Move Illinois program was the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) from 95th Street to Balmoral Avenue, this 22-mile stretch carries some of the heaviest volumes of passenger and freight traffic on the entire tollway system each day. Parts of the program on that 22-mile stretch was to replace aging pavement and to repair or replace roadways, bridges, and ramps to improve congestion. The I-294 project has been going on for years now with multiple projects taking place simultaneously. In May, the I-294 Project caused traffic to literally stop, as lane closures made way for the installation of beams for the I-490 ramp. In the video, you will see the I-294/I-490 ramps being constructed. Walsh construction was awarded the new bridge going over Union Pacific railroad (just south of Grand Ave. on I-294) as part of the new 490 Elgin O’Hare Western Access Tollway that will wrap around the western portion of O’Hare airport and connect to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway(I-90) at Mount Prosect road. Thanks to all Local 150 members who are working hard on this project.