Joliet Gateway Center

Joliet Gateway Center

Joliet, Illinois
United States
Joliet Gateway Center

TYLin provided overall program management, design review, and construction management services for the Joliet Gateway Center in Joliet, Illinois.

The 10,000-square-foot, two-story Multimodal Regional Transportation Center brings together Amtrak passenger rail service, Metra suburban rail service, future high-speed rail, Pace suburban buses, and intercity buses in a single common facility. 

Joliet Gateway Center facilities include offices, indoor waiting areas on the first and second floors, and elevator and stair access to the new Metra Rock Island and Heritage Corridor platforms. Track realignments were also included in the project to eliminate a freight bottleneck and increase train passenger safety.

During the design phase, TYLin provided coordination and oversight services between local agencies, Class 1 railroads, passenger rail services, and local stakeholders. Scope of work included master schedule and budget monitoring, establishing and maintaining a web-based document control system, performing design, constructability, and staging reviews, and coordinating environmental and utility relocation activities.

TYLin’s coordination efforts included working closely with all key stakeholders and the railroads to develop project agreements for project access, ultimate shared use of right-of-way, maintenance responsibilities for embankments, shared track, platforms, and other appurtenances. 

Construction management services included ensuring that all contracts were completed in accordance with the design plans and that work met the requirements of the State grants and the City of Joliet. 

The Joliet Gateway Center is a vital part of the revitalization of downtown Joliet, located 35 miles southwest of Chicago and Illinois’ third-largest city. 


  • The project rehabilitated existing facilities that are part of the Joliet Union Station, a historic building in service for over 100 years. 
  • TYLin oversaw multiple complex construction contracts, working on behalf of the Illinois Department of Transportation and the City of Joliet.
  • Over 20 interagency agreements were developed to execute the construction.
  •  Extensive stakeholder coordination allowed TYLin to incorporate design improvements that delivered a more complete solution.
  • Successful staging allowed for greater passenger convenience and safe movement through the work zone. 
  • TYLin’s experience with the best agencies enabled significant time savings for completing key project improvements.


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