Illinois Tollway Proposes $12 Billion Capital Plan; Tolls Could Rise

The Illinois Tollway proposed to bump tolls from 40 cents to 75 cents to help fund projects like the reconstruction and widening of I-90 from the Wisconsin stateline to O’Hare.

The Illinois Tollway proposed a new, $12 billion, 15-year capital plan designed to create jobs, stimulate the economy, provide better travel conditions and relieve congestion.

The proposed capital plan, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, maps out the Illinois Tollway's infrastructure investments for 2012-2026, including funding to complete the rebuilding of the 52-year-old Tollway system.

The plan includes reconstructing the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) as a 21st century, state-of-the-art corridor linking Rockford to O'Hare Airport, a new interchange to connect I-294 to I-57 - one of only two places in the nation where interstates cross but do not connect - and a new all-electronic Elgin O'Hare West Bypass that can provide western access to one of the nation’s busiest airports. Also included in the plan is funding for planning studies needed for the extension of Illinois Route 53 and the Illiana Expressway.

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