Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The cameras let you view road congestion -- or lack thereof -- before you walk out the door for your commute.
The Illinois Tollway has looped 15 traffic feeds into its Web site so you can see conditions on the main arteries around Chicago before you get on the road. According to the Illinois Tollway Web site, feeds from 15 traffic camera locations, including two on Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), are now accessible to the public through the Tollway's homepage. A bird's eye view of traffic conditions features three feeds on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), eight on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294), and two on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88). The camera feeds are accessed by selecting the View Traffic Cameras link on the Tollway’s homepage. According to a release on the new system, the "clickable map allows customers to zoom in on …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Tollway officials expect 15.7 million vehicles on toll roads between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3.
The Illinois Tollway Authority provided this article: The Illinois Tollway expects 15.7 million vehicles will use the tollway system during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3. 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 Kristi Lafleur. “As part of our annual tradition, the Oases will also provide late-night drivers a free cup of coffee on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.” From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, travelers can get a complimentary cup of coffee at 7-Eleven locations at all Tollway Oases and McDonald's restaurants located at the …
Friday, January 20, 2012
If you have to travel during the winter storm, follow the tips offered by the Illinois Tollway.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Illinois Tollway’s fleet of 183 snowplows are ready for Friday’s expected snowstorm, according to Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. "The Illinois Tollway is ready to put our snow removal plans into action as soon as the snow hits the pavement," said Lafleur. "The safety of our customers is our top priority, and we are well prepared to respond to the snowfall expected throughout the day tomorrow." The tollway’s Snow Operations Center will open early Friday morning, according to a press release. To help with snow removal as the severe weather continues into Saturday, all temporary lane closures are cancelled between 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. The tollway also has tips for motorists who must travel during the winter wollop: "We …
Friday, December 9, 2011
The Illinois Tollway's I-PASS replenishment system suffered a computer glitch this morning. You may want to check your credit and debit account activity.
If you're an I-PASS holder, you may see unexpected charges to your debit or credit card after a glitch in the system this morning caused a cycle of account charges. The Illinois Tollway issued a notice about the error around 11 a.m. saying that employees are working hard to correctly refund any unnecessary charges and are working with banks to ensure customers don't incur overdraft fees as a result of the computer problem. "The Tollway is working to proactively alert customers who may have been impacted by the software issue," the notice said. "We apologize to our I-PASS customers who may have been surprised by this account activity … " Customers who see an incorrect charge on their account are encouraged to call the I-PASS customer call …