Inside the Tollway

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Shape the Future of Regional Travel And Earn $50

When you travel around the Chicago area, do you go by car, train, bus or bike? Sharing that information with the Chicago Metropolitan  Agency for Planning (CMAP) will earn you $50—and help shape future transportation projects in northeastern Illinois. CMAP is looking for area residents to take the My Daily Travel survey to report how they get from place to place in our region.  The information collected by the survey will be used to help create accurate computer models of traffic flow that will guide future transportation investments. Completing the survey also helps the Chicago area meet federal requirements and remain eligible for federal transportation funding.    Households that complete the survey by May 2019 will receive $50. School districts that partner with My Daily Travel to promote the survey to their schools’ communities will receive $10 for each household that completes the survey. School districts that would like to participate must call the survey hotline (1-855-981-7286) to receive a customized URL, which will enable surveys to be “marked” as benefiting their district.  Residents should sign up to take the My Daily Travel survey at or by calling 1-855-981-7286.  Read more about the survey in this Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) blog post.

Stay Safe In The Cold

The Illinois Tollway steps up when temperatures fall. The Tollway operates around-the-clock Zero Weather Road Patrols during dangerously cold weather to provide extra protection for stranded drivers. The 24-hour patrols search for drivers...

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WGN Rides Along With Our Zero Patrol

Check out last week’s WGN news story highlighting our Zero Patrol crews out helping motorists on the Illinois Tollway. They’re out there 24/7 during the extreme cold.  

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Tollway Oases Being Used As Warming Centers

As temperatures drop dangerously low, the Illinois Tollway is opening the doors of its six oases to everyone who needs a place to warm up. The oases are open around the clock and most have pavilions that offer food, beverage and retail options....

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Tragic Loss of an Illinois State Police District 15 Trooper

The Illinois Tollway staff was devastated this weekend when Illinois State Police District 15 Trooper Christopher Lambert was struck by a vehicle while assisting with a three-vehicle crash on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). ISP District 15 is the dedicated state police unit...

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