Illinois Route 390 Tollway
A Project of the Illinois Tollway
The Illinois Tollway, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), announced its estimated $3.4 billion construction project to expand and extend Illinois Route 390 (Elgin-O'Hare Expressway) in 2013. The overall goal of the project is to provide western access to O'Hare International Airport. Project details are available on the Illinois Route 390-Elgin-O'Hare Western Access page on the Illinois Tollway website.
Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project Overview (video, courtesy of the Illinois Tollway)
Cashless Tolling on Illinois Route 390 Tollway Starts July 5
Cashless toll collection started on July 5, 2016, on the Illinois Route 390 Tollway (Elgin-O'Hare Expressway) from Lake Street to I-290. According to Illinois Tollway, this is the first all-electronic roadway on the Illinois Tollway system, which provides for a safer, more efficient and seamless method of collecting tolls from customers.
Toll collection equipment over the traffic lanes read the I-PASS transponder on the windshield and automatically collect tolls. Drivers continue at highway speeds without the need to slow down or stop to pay at a toll. According to Illinois Tollway, individual tolls are lower on Illinois Route 390 because they are assessed more frequently than other parts of the system, allowing for greater sensitivity for shorter trips and helping local communities provide congestion relief on adjacent roads.
Motorists with I-PASS transponders pay 50 percent less than those who do not have an I-PASS. Non-I-PASS users are required to make toll payments online. I-PASS transponders are available at I-PASS Customer Service Centers or any Jewel-Osco location. For more information take a look at this Illinois Route 390 Tollway Q & A from the Illinois Tollway (PDF), or visit the Illinois Tollway website.