The Illinois Tollway is suspending its temporary construction lane closures beginning Friday to accommodate the more than 7 million drivers expected on the tollway system this Labor Day weekend.
Gov. Pat Quinn says the steep hike in tolls coming in January is necessary to maintain and expand the system.
The cost of tolls will nearly double under a plan approved by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board Thursday.
The Illinois Tollway board appears ready to hike I-Pass tolls from 15 cents to 90 cents per toll on Thursday, and Gov. Quinn says that’s what’s needed for the state to have good roads.
A few people say they will go along with higher tolls if it puts them back to work.
Another public hearing is coming on the controversial $12 billion construction plan for the Illinois Tollway.
The Illinois Tollway director said Monday that a proposed toll increase could be about 50 percent less and still keep the existing 286-mile system in good shape for the next 10 years.
Tollway motorists are in for some major lane shifting in the Elgin area as the road’s big reconstruction project continues.
If you got hit with a ticket on the tollway, but swear you paid it, someone will now listen to your beef online.
Three more gas stations are unavailable today on the Illinois Tollway system.