Beginning July 5, 2016, cashless tolling will be coming to the Illinois Route 390 Tollway from Lake Street to I-290. 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.
I-PASS customers can drive on the Illinois Route 390 Tollway and benefit from a 50 percent discount on tolls. Transponders need to be mounted correctly. While multiple vehicles can be linked to an I-PASS account, each vehicle needs a separate transponder.
Since there are no toll booths or automated coin machines available along the Illinois Route 390 Tollway, all customers are driving on an I-PASS Tollway. Drivers with an unpaid toll should make note of the toll collection location by identifying the toll plaza name, number or the nearest milepost and go online at www.illinoistollway.com or pay by mail within the 7-day grace period.
Extended Grace Period for July
For the month of July, drivers with unpaid tolls will have an extended grace period to pay until July 31, 2016. After this date, the 7-day grace period will resume.
Don’t have an I-PASS? Customers will save 50 percent on tolls when they get a transponder in person, online, by phone or by mail. The nearest I-PASS Customer Service Center is at the O’Hare Oasis on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). In addition, nearly 200 Jewel-Osco locations* in Illinois sell I-PASS transponders including:
• Carol Stream - 750 W. Army Trail Road
• Elk Grove Village - 20 Biesterfield Road
• Glendale Heights - 2164 Bloomingdale Road
• Schaumburg - 1151 S. Roselle Road and 2501 Schaumburg Road
• Streamwood - 217 Irving Park Road
Customers can call 1-800-UC-IPASS or online.
*Jewel-Osco applies a $2.90 service charge per transponder. Activation is required for transponders; instructions are included in the transponder box.
Through-trips for passenger vehicles will be 20 cents per mile for the 10-mile trip and range from 20 cents to 60 cents per transaction for I-PASS customers. The ramp toll at the Ketter Drive entrance to westbound Illinois Route 390 will be 25 cents for I-PASS customers.
Passenger vehicles traveling the full 10-mile length of Illinois Route 390 will pay $1.90, similar to the I-PASS toll paid to travel on the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355) south extension between I-55 and I-80. Business rules and toll rates for commercial vehicles and customers who wish to pay cash are under development and will be announced next year.
Toll collection is expected to begin in 2016 for the first section of Illinois Route 390 from Lake Street (U.S. Route 20) to I-290. This scheduled for completion at the end of 2015. The second section from I-290 to Busse Road (Illinois Route 83) is scheduled for completion at the end of 2017, when toll collection for this section begins has yet to be determined.
Illinois Route 390 will feature all-electronic toll collection with overhead gantries at 6 locations along the 10-mile mainline roadway in addition to 1 ramp toll for the Ketter Drive entrance ramp to westbound Illinois Route 390.
Illinois Route 390 will be the first all-electronic corridor to open on the Illinois Tollway system. All-electronic roadways use I-PASS or E-ZPass transponders to collect tolls. Customers without transponders can pay their tolls online. A recent survey indicated that 90 percent of drivers currently traveling in the Elgin O’Hare corridor have I-PASS. Of those without I-PASS, nearly 1 quarter indicated that they would obtain 1 to use the new roadway once it opens. Today, more than 87 percent of all tolls on the Illinois Tollway are collected electronically
The Tollway selected the mainline tolling system for Illinois Route 390 because the roadway will have 31 entry and exit points or an average 2.9 entry and exit points per mile. The greater number of mainline toll collection points located closer together will reduce the cost of shorter trips and ensure that the rate paid for shorter trips is as fair and equitable as the rate paid by the driver traveling the entire length of the corridor.