HNTB provided design services for the I-190 Cumberland Flyover, an 852-foot-long J-shaped flyover bridge along I-190, which serves as the primary road access to and from O’Hare International Airport.

The new design included a new bridge structure with associated retaining walls over the CTA Blue Line and eastbound I-190. It also improved local access with a new exit ramp system from I-90 to southbound Cumberland Avenue. The flyover bridge also serves as an exit ramp for the Illinois Tollway, so it was designed to support IL-120 loading, along with meeting additional Illinois Tollway structural design criteria.

With improved structures, drainage systems, lighting systems, ITS equipment and signing, the new I-190 Cumberland Flyover provides Chicago travelers with better, easier access to one of the country’s busiest airports.

  • Highway and bridge expertise leads to successful completion of a critical improvement project
  • Bridge ramps improve access to O’Hare International Airport, a major transportation hub
  • Coordinated with IDOT, Illinois Tollway, City of Chicago and Chicago Transit Authority to complete the project

Location: Chicago, IL