We need your help to stop traffic deaths in Illinois.
Tips for safer driving
- Don't text and drive
- Save a life - buckle up
- Turn off your cell phone while driving
- Don't drink and drive
- Motorists can call *999 for roadway assistance.
- Illinois State Police District 15 patrols the 286-mile Tollway system.
- Customers can drive worry free by taking advantage of free Child Safety Seat inspections to make sure kids are properly secured.
- Tollway oases are a great place to rest and refuel, with a variety of food and beverage offerings and fuel stations.
- On the road and need to update your I-PASS account or add funds to your balance? Stop into one of our five Tollway Customer Service Centers.
The new Illinois Tollway guide provides a quick reference to local hotels and tourism attractions located near each of the Tollway's interchanges.
Attractions and facilities have been identified in coordination with the Illinois Office of Tourism and local convention and visitors bureaus. For additional Illinois tourism information, visit www.enjoyillinois.com.
Illinois Travel Guide
The Illinois Travel Guide provides you with all the tools to have a memorable experience in Illinois. Whether you prefer the bustling culture of the big city, the hospitality of small towns or the serene beauty of natural wonders, Illinois is sure to please.
The Illinois Tollway is advising customers driving to and from their leisure destinations.
Tollway statistics show that approximately 35 percent of all vehicles traveling westbound on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) toward Wisconsin on Fridays will head out of town during the peak travel period, typically from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday afternoons. Customers who travel out of town for the weekend can avoid traffic by leaving before noon on Fridays and waiting until after 6 p.m. to return home on Sunday evenings. On an average day, about 1.4 million vehicles use the Tollway.
Ongoing construction will have an impact on travel on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). As part of the $2.2 billion I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project, work is underway on the eastbound lanes between Rockford and Elgin and all traffic is traveling on the westbound side of the road. Two lanes are being maintained in both directions during peak hours. However, westbound traffic between Irene Road near Belvidere and I-39 is currently reduced to one lane and an alternate route is posted. Traffic is expected to remain in this configuration through the fall.
Depending on the destination, traffic travelling west to Rockford and Wisconsin can use the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) to I-39 as an alternate route. Likewise, traffic travelling east toward Chicago and O'Hare International Airport can use the I-39/I-88 alternate route.
A few suggestions to make summer travel more pleasant include:
Stop at a Tollway Oasis
The seven Tollway oases located along the Illinois Tollway system offer commuters and travelers a variety of convenient food options and a wide range of services. Each of these easily accessible rest stops provides on-off ramps directly to the Illinois Tollway, spacious food courts, ample seating featuring panoramic windows, clean restrooms, free Wi-Fi, outdoor picnic tables, a child-friendly environment, fenced areas for pets and auto and truck fueling stations. The Illinois Tollway oases serve more than 11 million people annually and have a total of 110,000 square feet of retail space.
Know Before You Go
The Tollway offers a variety of ways for drivers to get the latest information on travel and roadway construction to help you plan your trip, including:
- www.illinoistollway.com – Construction/Planning section and Tollway Trip Calculator
- www.travelmidwest.com – Real-time travel times
- www.nbcchicago.com and www.myfoxchicago.com – Up-to-the-minute traffic by roadway
- www.twitter.com – Real-time roadway incident information at Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 88, Tollway Trip 355 and Tollway Trip 94/294
- 1-800-TOLL-FYI – Daily lane closure information