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Tri-State Tollway | Illinois Toll Costs

  • Toll Road Name: Illinois Tri-State Tollway, Illinois
  • On Which Highways: I-94, I-294, I-80
  • Connecting Cities: Wisconsin state line to South Holland
  • Cost of the Toll Road:  Fixed variable rate based on time of day and type of vehicle
  • Autos: $4.70 max $2.35 min
  • Trucks: $17.50 max $13.15 min
  • Distance of the Toll Road: 82.81 miles 133.27 Km
  • How to pay: I-Pass, E-Zpass, cash
  • History: Despite its name, the Tri-State Tollway does not enter either Indiana or Wisconsin. It was built in the mid to late 1950s as a bypass of Chicago.
  • How to Use: Tolls are paid at toll plazas located along the route. Manned toll plazas where drivers can pay cash are found at Waukegan, Edens Spur, Touhy Avenue, Irving Park Road (Illinois Road 19), Cermak Road (22nd Street), 82nd Street, 83rd Street, and 163rd Street. Unattended toll plazas can only be paid I-PASS, E-ZPass or exact coins. At all-electronic tolling ramps cash is not accepted. Balmoral Road customers without I-PASS/EZ-Pass will incur a $1.60 unpaid toll; I-57/147th St (Illinois 83) customers without I-PASS/EZ-Pass will incur a $1.50 unpaid toll. Customers without I-PASS/EZ-Pass are responsible for paying the unpaid toll online  or by mail within 7 days. Find out which are on your route here: http://www.illinoistollway.com/tolls-and-i-pass/toll-information/rates-by-toll-plaza Toll rates are determined by time of day.Daytime Hours: 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Overnight Hours: 10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m.
  • When to Use: The Tri-State Tollway allows drivers to bypass the city of Chicago when heading to destinations in Wisconsin, Illinois or Indiana. The Tri-State Tollway offers access to all Chicago freeways except the I-355. Detailed information about what is available along the Tollway can be found here: http://www.illinoistollway.com/documents/10157/88125/TriState_TourismGuide_FINAL_11-18-11.pdf
  • Discounts: I-Pass/E-ZPass users receive discounted toll rates.
  • Future Plans: Major projects are planned In 2015 such as the completion of the Grand Avenue Interchange (Illinois Route 132) Project; as well as repairs to various ramps, including the O'Hare East and Illinois Route 394 Interchanges. Bridge repairs are also planned throughout the Tri-State Tollway corridor.

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