Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future
In 2011, the Tollway completed a comprehensive 18-month review and public discussion of the Illinois Tollway's needs for its existing system and opportunities to improve regional mobility. As a result of the public input and discussion, the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors adopted the 15-year, $14 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, will improve mobility, relieve congestion, reduce pollution, create as many as 120,000 jobs and link economies throughout the region. Move Illinois will address the remaining needs of the existing Tollway system; rebuild and widen the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a state-of-the-art 21st century corridor; construct a new interchange to connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57; build a new, all-electronic Elgin O’Hare Western Access and fund planning studies for other emerging projects.
Move Illinois is addressing the needs of the existing Tollway system, as well as:
- Rebuilding and widening the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a 21st century, state-of-the-art corridor linking Rockford to O'Hare International Airport;
- Constructing a new, all-electronic interchange to connect the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) to I-57;
- Building the new, all-electronic Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project;
- Planning studies for the Tri-County Access Project and other emerging projects.
The Move Illinois Program is funded by bonds and toll revenue generated through a toll rate increase for passenger vehicles in 2012 and a previously approved increase for commercial vehicles beginning in 2015.
The Move Illinois
|Create as many as 120,000 jobs|
|Link economies across the Midwest region|
In 2005, the Illinois Tollway launched a $5.8 billion Congestion-Relief Program - Open Roads for a Faster Future.
This program has:
- Reduced travel times by converting the system to open road tolling
- Completed construction of the long-awaited south extension of I-355 into Will County
- Rebuilt and restored the majority of the system
- Added lanes to reduce congestion
Learn more about Open Roads for a Faster Future: