New Trip Planner Debuts on Official Illinois Tollway App In Time For Memorial Day Weekend

New Trip Planner Debuts on Official Illinois Tollway App In Time For Memorial Day Weekend

The Illinois Tollway is launching the summer travel season by introducing a new mapping feature on the Official Illinois Tollway App in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend to help drivers plan their travels and determine what they will pay in tolls before they hit the road. 

More than 7.9 million vehicles are expected to take a trip on the Tollway system this Memorial Day weekend between Friday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 28 – a 2.5 percent increase over last year’s holiday weekend. The busiest travel day is expected to be May 24, when about 1.9 million vehicles are projected to use the Tollway system. On a typical day, about 1.6 million vehicles travel on the Tollway.
“We’re always working to make traveling easier for our customers and the new trip planning feature does that by allowing drivers to map the best routes to their destinations during the Memorial Day weekend and throughout the year, including determining where and how much they will pay in tolls on the Illinois Tollway and in other states with E-ZPass,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Cassaundra Rouse. “Regardless of where drivers are planning to travel this holiday weekend, we’re reminding them to start the summer travel season off safely by putting away their phones, keeping their attention on the road and slowing down when they enter work zones.”

The new trip planning feature added to the Official Illinois Tollway App will assist drivers traveling on the Tollway system and toll roads in other states by showing all toll plazas, toll rates and payment options on the way to their destinations. Using the trip planner, drivers can map out the best routes and plan for tolls before they leave home. 

The trip planning feature is available to all app users, beginning on Friday, May 24. The Official Illinois Tollway App allows drivers to safely and securely manage I-PASS accounts or Pay By Plate service directly from their smartphone.

Illinois Tollway drivers continue to have the option to pay tolls with I-PASS, E-ZPass or pay online with the Tollway’s Pay By Plate service. And for those in need of assistance, the Tollway has enhanced its I-PASS Assist program. In addition, I-PASS can be used to pay tolls in 19 states and within more than 35 tolling agencies that accept E-ZPass.