Inside the Tollway

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Illinois Tollway operating extra road patrols to protect customers during extreme heat

The Illinois Tollway is operating around-the-clock Hot Weather Patrols to more quickly assist customers stranded along its roads during the dangerously high temperatures and humidity expected to continue into the weekend. The Tollway typically operates Hot Weather Patrols to provide...

Illinois Tollway adding native plants and flowers along its roads to support threatened butterflies and bees

The Illinois Tollway not only builds and maintains roads — it also enhances the ecosystem around its roads by adding native plants that help support threatened butterflies, bees and other pollinators. The colorful results of that work can be seen springing up all along the...

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Tollway Dispatch Center training program recognized for excellence

The Illinois Tollway has been recognized as having one of the best training programs in the country for the telecommunications dispatchers who handle calls for roadside assistance and emergency situations on the 294-mile Tollway system. The Tollway has become only the 6th...

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Illinois Tollway Spotlights Innovative Work Zone Safety Barrier

Improving safety and efficiency for workers and Tollway customers Creating a safe roadway environment for our workers, drivers and passengers is part of the Illinois Tollway’s core mission. We’re always looking for ways to implement the newest safety technology, and we...

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Changing a Distracted Driving Culture

For years, the Illinois Tollway has fought against the increase in distracted driving across our system. In 2009, the Illinois Legislature first took on the issue of distracted driving by advancing a state law banning texting while driving.  In response to this new law,...

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