M-16 Maintenance Facilities
830 Thomas Dr., Bensenville, IL 60106
The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
- 95,797 square-foot maintenance facility
- Serve as fleet hub, maintenance garage and Illinois State Police Office
- Enclosed truck wash facility
- Salt dome capable of holding 6,500 tons
- TPO roof
- Concrete pavement with low reflectivity
- LED electronically programmed exterior lighting and interior occupancy lighting
- Geofoam installation
- Photovoltaic panels
The Illinois Tollway M-16 Maintenance Facility is a new 95,797-square-foot maintenance facility on 5.7 acres located along the IL 390 Tollway in Bensenville.
The Bensenville (M-16) maintenance facility building will serve as a fleet hub, maintenance garage and Illinois State Police office.
Maintenance facilities provide indoor storage for materials and equipment and vehicles used by the Tollway for responding to roadway incidents, debris removal, snow removal, Highway Emergency Lane Patrols (H.E.L.P.), emergency repairs on the highway and general roadside maintenance.
It provides an enclosed truck wash facility, as well as a salt dome, capable of holding 6,500 tons of salt.
The facility operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The Bensenville (M-16) maintenance facility will house a staff of 20 roadway maintenance workers, as well as 12 plow trucks and other fleet vehicles.
Sustainable elements in the Tollway maintenance facility include refueling equipment for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, installation of white TPO roof and concrete pavement with low reflectivity, reduction of light pollution with the installation of LED electronically programed exterior lighting and interior occupancy lighting and geofoam installation for ground stabilization and reduced loading.
The buildings also incorporate photovoltaic panels to feed power back into the grid and electric vehicle charging stations. Skylights and punched openings in the precast wall panels use translucent, insulting glass and polycarbonate panels to provide abundant natural lighting. The use
of in floor hydronic radiant heat and overhead natural gas radiant heat, along with installation of low-flow fixtures further reduce energy and water costs.