Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

I-294/I-57 Interchange Project - Phase 2

The Illinois Tollway, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will continue work in 2021 needed to complete the Tri-State Tollway (I-294)/I-57 Interchange.

Phase Two of this project includes construction of new ramps providing access to and from Chicago. This phase of the project began in 2019 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2022.

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I-294/I-57 INTERCHANGE PROJECT SCHEDULE

I-294/I-57 Interchange Project Map
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Construction Update (3/26/21)

I-294

Traffic on southbound I-294 is reduced from four to three lanes. Traffic is scheduled to remain in this configuration through summer.

Please check the Daily Construction Alert for up-to-date closure information.

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Customer Impacts

Lane closures and traffic shifts on I-57 and I-294 will be necessary to provide a work zone and safely accommodate construction.

Whenever possible, the Tollway uses traffic shifts and shoulders to keep as many lanes open during peak hours as were available before construction. 

Toll Collection

As part of the I-294/I-57  Interchange Project, ramp toll collection provides cashless tolling with I-PASS or E-ZPASS or customers have a 14-day grace period to pay online.

The regular toll rate is $1.50 for customers who pay their unpaid tolls online with a discounted rate of 75 cents offered to I-PASS customers. Truck and trailer rates range from $1.50 to $4.00 during daytime hours, with overnight discounts offered.

For more information about how to obtain an I-PASS or how to pay unpaid tolls, please visit the I-PASS page.

Work Zone Safety

The Illinois Tollway is committed to ensuring that the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and I-57 remain safe for both drivers and workers during construction, which is part of the agency’s overall commitment to roadway safety. 

Work zone speed limits are in effect in all construction zones 24/7 and drivers should continue to watch for changing traffic patterns and use caution, especially when workers are present. On I-294, a 45 mph work zone speed limit is in effect throughout the construction season.  

Visit the Tollway's Work Zone Safety page.