Tower and Fiber Leasing

Moving vehicles efficiently and safely has always been the first priority for the Illinois Tollway.

Roadside towers have been in place along the Illinois Tollway for several years. Since the 1970s, sites have hosted city, county, state and federal entities, offering fair use of the Illinois Tollway's infrastructure to help improve public safety. In order to further enhance public safety, the Tollway constructed a fiber optic network along its 286-mile right-of-way to support its internal voice, video and data network.

Communications Tower Leasing

Since 1997, the Illinois Tollway has offered fair, equitable opportunities for cellular companies to co-locate on our tower sites. In 2003, broadband wireless Internet carriers began serving communities surrounding the Illinois Tollway. Cellular, PCS or broadband wireless Internet carriers are not the first to lease Tollway facilities. 

Residents of towns that are located near the Illinois Tollway are direct beneficiaries of these co-location agreements. Each time a resident uses their cell phone throughout Northern Illinois, they may be assured that the Illinois Tollway is doing its part to ensure coverage. 

For more information on the program, please read our Tower Leasing Information (pdf) and Market Area Information (pdf) or contact Thomas Cameron at 630-241-6800 extension 3411.

Tower Locations

Tollway Systemwide MapNorth Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294) Tower LocationsJane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Tower LocationsSouth Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) Tower LocationsVeterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) Tower LocationsReagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Tower Locations

Fiber Optic Leasing

During the construction of the fiber optic network along the Tollway, duct and dark fiber capacity was added to all its routes. This duct and dark fiber is available for lease with an indefeasible right-to-use agreement by telecommunications companies, governmental entities, commercial accounts or others.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting G4S Technology LLC at 630-343-2809.

Map of Tollway Fiber Routes