Illinois Toll Roads

Illinois is home to one of the most extensive toll networks in the United States, providing comfortable driving throughout the state through quality road maintenance and timely repairs. Toll roads in Illinois total 294 miles.

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Major toll roads

The Illinois Toll Road Authority is the state's administrative agency charged with building, operating, and maintaining toll roads. Four main highways are most in demand by drivers. To date, the condition of Illinois' toll roads has been determined to be excellent.


Jane Addams Memorial Tollway


The original name after it opened in 1958 was Northwest Tollway. The road was renamed in 2007 in honor of Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, founder of the Settlement House movement in the United States.


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Name

Jane Addams Memorial Tollway

Freeways

Interstate 39 and Interstate 90

Basic connections

Chicago and Rockford

Type of rate

Fixed variable rate depending on the time of day and vehicle type

Minimum and maximum cost

$2.75 and $5.5 for cars, $15.25 and $20.3 (respectively) for trucks

Length of toll road

76 miles

Payment methods

E-ZPass, I-Pass, cash


The Jane Addams Memorial Toll Road is a direct connection between the Greater Rockford area and the Chicago metro area and crosses highways I-90 and I-290. Tolling on the Illinois Open Road is by I-PASS, E-ZPass, or coins only. This road will provide access from Rockford to O'Hare International Airport.


Illinois Tri-State Tollway


Despite its name, this Illinois toll road does not "enter" Indiana or Wisconsin. It was built in the late 1950s to bypass Chicago. The highway allows drivers to bypass the city of Chicago, heading to destinations in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Indiana.


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Name

Illinois Tri-State Tollway

Freeways

I-94, I-294, I-80

Basic connections

Wisconsin with South Holland

Type of rate

Fixed variable rate depending on the time of day and vehicle type

Minimum and maximum cost

$2.35 and $4.7 for cars, $13.15 and $17.5 (respectively) for trucks

Length of toll road

83 miles

Payment methods

I-Pass, E-Zpass, cash


Tolls are paid at toll booths along the route. Toll booths where drivers can pay in cash are located at Waukegan, Edens Spur, Toohey Avenue, Irving Park Road (Illinois Route 19), Cermak Road (22nd Street), 82nd Street, 83rd Street, and 163rd Street. Unattended toll booths can only pay with I-PASS, E-ZPass, or coins. Cash is not accepted at fully electronic ramps.


Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway


The Illinois Toll Road, which opened in 1958, was originally called US Route 30 Toll and then Illinois Route 190. After the death of Illinois native and former president Ronald Reagan in 2004, the Illinois Tollway Authority renamed the road the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway because it runs near his birthplace of Tampico and the southern edge of Dixon, where he grew up.


The Ronald Reagan Memorial Toll Road runs east-west through North Central and Northeast Illinois, and I-88 is part of the Chicago-Kansas City Expressway.


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Name

Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway

Freeways

Interstate 88, crosses Interstate 290 and 294 on the hillside

Basic connections

Chicago, Aurora, Naperville, Dekalb, and Dixon

Type of rate

Fixed variable rate depending on the type of vehicle, time of day, and distance traveled

Minimum and maximum cost

$5.1 and $10.2 for cars

Length of toll road

96 miles

Payment methods

E-ZPass, I-Pass, cash


Tolls are paid at toll booths along the route. Staffed toll booths are located on York Road, Meyers Road, Aurora, DeKalb, and Dixon. Tolls on unattended ramps can only be paid with I-PASS, E-ZPass, or coins. No cash is accepted at fully electronic ramps, and drivers without I-PASS / EZ-Pass will pay a $1.10 fee.


Veterans Memorial Tollway


Opened in 1989, the Illinois I-355 tollway was designed to reduce traffic congestion on Interstate 53. A southern extension was added in 2007, and its name was changed to Veterans Memorial Tollway when it opened.


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Name

Veterans Memorial Tollway

Freeways

Interstate 355

Basic connections

With the western and southern suburbs of Chicago, from New Lenox in Will County to Itasca in DuPage County

Type of rate

Fixed variable rate depending on the time of day and vehicle type

Minimum and maximum cost

$3.8 and $7.6, respectively

Length of toll road

32.5 miles

Payment methods

E-ZPass, I-Pass, cash


There are only three toll booths along the toll road, located at Army Trail Road, Boughton Road, and Spring Creek. Tolls can be paid electronically with an I-Pass or E-ZPass.

How do toll roads work in Illinois?

The E-ZPass electronic transponder allows you to pay tolls on Illinois toll roads and bridges without stopping. Every toll lane in Illinois accepts I-PASS, and it can be used on the Chicago Skyway, Indiana Toll Road, and 17 other states (through the E-ZPass system).


You can pay tolls on Illinois toll roads with an electronic I-Pass tag or cash. You can also pay later online. The I-Pass system allows you to save up to 50% on tolls. It's also worth checking out a map of Illinois toll roads in advance to clarify which ones require the exact amount of cash in coins.


RiverLink Pass is an electronic toll system that can be used to pay tolls on Illinois toll roads and bridges. The Quick Pass transponder, like E-ZPass, is a fully electronic NC Turnpike Authority toll program that allows electronic toll payments on all Illinois toll roads.

What is the best way to make a payment?

Every toll road in Illinois has state-of-the-art electronic toll collection systems. The Uproad app allows you to pay quickly, easily, and automatically through your smartphone or other gadget. All Illinois toll road fares are as transparent as possible, and the notification system allows you to monitor deductions during your trip. You can pay the toll on the following roads:



Uproad has a map of Illinois toll roads to plan your trip, as well as a handy online calculator. All you need to do to get started is to install the app, then create your account and top up your account any way you like.

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Sep 13, 2022
Serge Lypko

Serge Lypko

BDM and tolling expert

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