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MIDWEST CONSULTING ENGINEERS/DAMES & MOORE AWARDED $2.5 MILLION CONTRACT WITH ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Consulting Engineers, a division of Dames & Moore (NYSE: DM), engineering and environmental consultants, has been selected to provide professional engineering services as part of a $2.5 million contract with the Illinois Department of Transportation for the proposed Strategic Regional Arterial (SRA) highway network in Chicago.
 The proposed SRA network is a system of 1,320 miles of roadways located within the six counties of the Chicago metropolitan area; it is designed to handle regional traffic that the expressway system cannot accommodate. Under terms of the 2-year contract, the company is collecting data on existing and projected potential highway usage; evaluating the physical condition of existing roadways and structures; and defining needed improvements, determining right-of-way needs, and identifying potential environmental issues and community concerns for the fourth sub-network of the SRA project, which consists of approximately 243 miles of roadway.
 Dames & Moore acquired Midwest Consulting Engineers in June 1992 in order to further expand the company's infrastructure design capabilities. Dames & Moore is a worldwide professional services company, providing comprehensive environmental and specialized consulting and engineering services. The company had gross revenues of $343.8 million in fiscal year 1993 and maintains offices and affiliates throughout the United States and in 19 other countries.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Perry, CFO of Dames & Moore, 213-683-1560/
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CO: Midwest Consulting Engineers; Dames & Moore; Illinois
 Department of Transportation ST: California, Illinois IN: CST SU: CON


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