Tollway officials expect 15.7 million vehicles on toll roads between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
For those last-minute shoppers, each of the Illinois Tollway’s four roadways offers access to great shopping: Tollway customers will also find there’s still time to tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas. On Sunday, December 23, visit and take a photo with Old Saint Nick at the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis on the south Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) from 1 to 4 p.m. The Illinois Tollway expects 15.7 million vehicles will use the tollway system during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays between Friday, Dec. 23, and Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2013. On an average day, about 1.4 million vehicles use the tollway. “The Illinois Tollway wishes a safe and happy holiday season to all of our customers,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director …
The Illinois Tollway will partner with McDonald's and 7-Eleven to provide customers with a free small cup of coffee on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. at each of the seven Oases to help keep drivers safe and alert while traveling.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, December 22, 2011
If you're heading out for the holidays, you might want to allow a little more time for travel. The Illinois Tollway expects 15.4 million vehicles will use the Tollway system during the Christmas and New Year's holidays between Friday, December 23, and Tuesday, January 3, 2012 — a 3 percent increase over the same period in 2010. Tollway officials were predicting the heaviest travel on Dec. 23, with a projected 1.6 million vehicles on the road. On an average day, about 1.4 million vehicles use the Tollway, according to a press release. To ease congestion and accommodate increased holiday travel, the Tollway will suspend all maintenance and construction lane closures starting at noon Friday, Dec. 23, until 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26. Lane …