CHICAGO (CBS)–The O’Hare Oasis closed at midnight on Sept. 4, 2018.
Fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, Starbucks and Auntie Anne’s have bridged the Tri-State toll road for nearly 60 years, offering motorists a convenient place to fuel up on gas, coffee and snacks.READ MORE: Red Cross Day Of Giving: Here's How You Can Help!
The Illinois Tollway Authority said the O’Hare Travel Plaza, one of handful of its kind, was torn down as part of an ongoing expansion of Interstate 294.READ MORE: Pedestrian Hit And Killed By Vehicle On Dan Ryan Expressway
The closure will put more than 100 people out of work, and take away quick access to at least 10 restaurants. But the convenience stores and gas stations will remain open.
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