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Illinois Tollway Responding to Winter Storm

Drivers reminded to reduce speed and move over for vehicles stopped along the road.  The Illinois Tollway is deploying its full fleet of 196 snowplows in response to freezing rain, sleet and snow expected to move into the area early Thursday, possibly creating changing pavement conditions and scattered icy patches that could affect drivers during their morning and evening commutes. The Tollway’s Snow Operations Center is open to manage the agency’s systemwide response.“Our crews...

Drivers reminded to slow down, allow extra room for plows and emergency vehicles.The Illinois Tollway is mobilizing its full fleet of 196 snowplows in response to sleet and snow moving into the area tonight and continuing through Wednesday, possibly causing variable pavement...
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The beginning of the new year was a chance for the Illinois Tollway to not only share future priorities, but also recognize the contributions of Illinois’ engineering community towards the progress made across the region on the Tollway system.  Illinois Tollway Executive...
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The Illinois Tollway provided up-and-coming engineering professionals with an in-depth look at the various ways transportation agencies can work in collaboration with local municipalities and other agencies to address regional transportation challenges.  The American...
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When winter temperatures plunge and wind chills fall dangerously low, the Illinois Tollway steps up to provide extra roadside help to customers who are stranded or need assistance on the Tollway system. The extra help comes from special Zero Weather Road Patrols the...
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The Illinois Tollway is deploying around-the-clock Zero Weather Road Patrols to more quickly locate and assist customers who become stranded on the Tollway system during the cold weather and dangerous wind chills forecast to continue into the weekend. The Illinois Tollway...
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For gift giving, out-of-town visitors or rental cars – I-PASS has it covered.The Illinois Tollway is working to help customers take some of the stress out of holiday travel over the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s weekends.“The Illinois Tollway wishes a safe and happy...
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Illinois Tollway customers may wonder what those vertical yellow markings are they see on concrete median barriers throughout the Tollway system. With winter rapidly approaching, now is a good time to provide an answer. Those yellow markings indicate where catch...
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The Illinois Tollway detailed technical aspects and the status of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project to area engineers at a virtual luncheon hosted recently by the Institute of Technical Engineers, Illinois Section. Lanyea Griffin, deputy chief of program...
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The Illinois Tollway is ready for winter, but are you?When winter storms strike, the Tollway moves rapidly to clear its roads but drivers still need to be prepared to deal with snow, sleet, freezing rain and other difficult weather when they get behind the wheel.“Winter can be...
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The Illinois Tollway salutes the military veterans who help fill our ranks and bring a wealth of experience, dedication and service to our agency and our customers.The Tollway is proud to count more than 50 military veterans among its full-time staff and relies on the skills...
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Kids don’t always listen to adults, but they seem to hang on every word uttered by a child-sized, talking Illinois State Police car named Trooper Cooper.Maybe it’s Trooper Cooper’s outsized, blinking eyes that grab their attention, or the flashing red-and-blue emergency lights...
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In October, the Illinois Tollway surpassed its goal to plant 58,000 new trees along its system of roadways crossing 12 counties, and planting is ongoing. The milestone tree is among new trees and shrubs being planted recently along the Veterans Memorial Tollway...
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Balanced spending plan allocates more than $1.49 billion in annual revenue and supports more than $1.49 billion for capital programThe Illinois Tollway introduced a balanced Tentative 2022 Budget with $1.49 billion of revenue today that includes $411 million for...
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As part of its ongoing effort to protect customers’ privacy, the Illinois Tollway supported legislation aimed at preventing the release of customer information, as well as the requirement to notify customers when their information is subpoenaed in a non-emergency or civil...
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Hoy Illinois Tollway abrió la inscripción al programa I-PASS Assist, el cual incorpora grandes mejoras para permitir que los clientes disfruten de los beneficios de I-PASS. El programa tiene como objetivo garantizar que todos los residentes de Illinois puedan obtener y, aún...
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Illinois Tollway aims to ensure everyone is able to attain and retain the benefits of I-PASSThe Illinois Tollway today opened enrollment to a significantly enhanced I-PASS Assist program to help customers realize the benefits of I-PASS.  The program’s aim is to ensure all...
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At the Illinois Tollway, the start of every good construction project begins with coordination with local communities. Reaching out to counties and communities when project planning begins provides the opportunity for the Tollway to ensure all are aware of potential...
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Cruising along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) at night, it’s impossible to miss the brilliant LED lights that illuminate the road to make driving safe and easy. What’s less noticeable to drivers as they pass the evenly spaced light poles—all set about 75 yards...
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Things just got brighter for I-PASS customers heading down to Florida: I-PASS is now accepted on all toll roads in the Sunshine State. The Florida Turnpike joins the Central Florida Expressway Authority as part of the E-ZPass Group.So, whether you’re driving down to visit...
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