Tips, Tricks & Alternative Routes To Avoid Illinois Tollway Rate Increases
Can’t afford to use your I-PASS anymore?
In most cases, these routes extend travel times–often increasing driving times significantly.
One Herald reader explains while one alternative route saves him on tolls, the extra expense on gas and wear and tear on his vehicle aren’t worth it, so he’s stuck with paying the more expensive tolls.
The Illinois Tollway board voted this past summer to raise rates an average of 87% in order to fund $15 billion in tollway infrastructure improvements and road maintenance. The rate increases went into effect January 1st.
Below are the full stories.
Chicago Tribune: “Troubled by heftier tolls? Here are some free alternate routes.”
Daily Herald: “Suburbanites swap tales of toll avoidance.”