Tri-State Tollway is a toll highway situated in the northeastern part of the US state of Illinois. It follows Interstate 294 from South Holland at Interstate 80 / Interstate 94 Northbrook and Interstate 94 from Northbrook to the Wisconsin state line at Newport Township. Tri-State Tollway follows:
Interstate 80 from South Holland to Hazel Crest.
Interstate 294 from South Holland to Northbrook.
Interstate 94 from Northbrook to Newport Township.
Tri-State Tollway – overview
Tri-State Tollway is a 77.5 miles (124.8 km) long route with the starting exit and mile marker at I-94 Bishop Ford Freeway in Thornton and the ending exit and mile marker at Russel Road / US 41 in Wadsworth. The major destinations are Chicago, Oak Lawn, Elmhurst, Des Plaines, Waukegan, and Mt Prospect. The tollway follows three major interstates worth further explanation.
Interstate 80 is part of the Interstate Highway System running from San Francisco to Teaneck in New Jersey. It is approximately 163.52 miles (263.16 km) long, running through the state. Interstate 80 extends from west to east across the northern section of Illinois through the Quad Cities and south Chicago suburbs.
Interstate 294 is a tolled auxiliary Interstate Highway in Illinois. Interstate 294 is 53.42 miles (85.97 km) long, sharing around 5 miles (8 km) with Interstate 80. Interstate 294 is sometimes called the bypass around Chicago.
Interstate 94 is a highway running north-south through the northeastern part of Illinois. It’s 61.53 miles (99.02 km) long. Its west signage is aligned with northbound travel and the east one with eastbound travel.
Tri-State Tollway tolls
If you are traveling the full length of the Tri-State Tollway, the following tolls apply, depending on the vehicle class:
Class of the vehicle
Toll rate (I-PASS)
2-axle vehicles, up to six tires
Small trucks and buses
Paying tolls in Illinois is quite simple. You can just use an electronic I-PASS tag, which is the quickest way to pay. Toll rates depend on the type of the vehicle (small, medium – 3 or 4 axles, or large – 5 or 6 axles). If you miss a Tri-State Tollway toll, you have 14 days to pay. Otherwise, you can raise an issue over a license plate image, or an invoice will be paid to the vehicle’s registered owner. In case of doubts or issues, you can always contact one of the Illinois toll agencies: Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Skyway Concession Company, E-ZPass Group, and I-PASS. The tollway collects tolls at both mainline and ramp toll plazas throughout the tollway system.
An electronic toll collection system enables drivers to pay tolls on Illinois toll roads and bridges. You mount a tag on the windshield. Some sections of the Tri-State Tollway still accept cash, though.
If you don’t know how to calculate your Illinois toll rates, the best way is to use an online toll calculator. It will calculate the exact amount, depending on the time of the day and the type of your vehicle. Don’t forget that you can also use an online payment application – Uproad.
Located in Chicago, IL, the Tri-State Tollway spanning I-94, I-294, and I-80 is a major road facility. The Tri-State Tollway is also one of the busiest roads in Illinois.
Here on Uproad.com, you'll find the most up-to-date Tri-State Tollway toll information. From Tri-State Tollway toll prices to payment options, Uproad lets you know the rules of the road.
And, if you drive a lot and are looking for a new toll payment account without a transponder or toll tag, you've come to the right place! With an Uproad app account, you'll pay tolls as you go with your mobile phone.