Monday, September 10, 2012
Illinois Tollway system is owed more than $300 million in unpaid tolls and initial fines.
Anyone frequently using the Illinois Tollway system without paying may soon find themselves in court. The Illinois Tollway announced last week that it is coming after chronic violators by filing lawsuits against them. In fact, the first of those suits already have been filed, according to a press release from the Tollway. “We are sending a clear and strong message to these chronic violators: ‘Your time is up,’ ” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “Anything less would be unfair to the 98 percent of Tollway customers who pay their tolls on time.” The Tollway is getting tough, and here's why: The total owed to the Tollway in unpaid tolls and initial fines is $300 million. There are an estimated 550,000 violations …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Avoid trouble spots along Chicago-area interstates during your 4th of July travels.
Provided by the Illinois Toll Highway Authority. The Tollway is restricting construction activity and suspending all temporary construction lane closures from noon on Tuesday, July 3, through 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 5. Some work may continue behind barriers to keep work on schedule, but this work will not impact traffic. Major construction areas where drivers should plan for slower traffic during the holiday include: Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80) Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) A 45 mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 in all construction zones regardless ofwhether workers are present. The minimum penalty for speeding in a work zone is $375. For more information:
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Work is expected to be complete by June.