Millions of Illinoisans Hitting the Road for Easter Weekend
With the Easter/Passover weekend coming up, hitting the road and visiting friends and family are high on our priority lists.
The Illinois Tollway anticipates nearly 6.5 million vehicles will travel on the Tollway System during the Easter/Passover weekend from Friday, March 30, to Monday, April 2. The heaviest travel is expected on Friday, March 30, when more than 1.8 million vehicles are projected to use the 294-mile Tollway system. On an average day, more than 1.6 million vehicles use the Illinois Tollway.
In advance of the Easter/Passover weekend, new speed limits will be posted on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) between Randall Road in Elgin and the Kennedy Expressway following the completion of engineering and traffic analysis. Installation of signage advising drivers of the new speed limits is expected to be complete early this week.
The speed limit in the section of I-90 between Randall Road and Mount Prospect Road will change to 70 mph for cars, 65 mph for buses and 60 mph for trucks. The speed limit change provides consistency with speed limits already in place on I-90 west of Randall Road to County Line Road, where the speed limit changes to 70 mph for all vehicles up to the Wisconsin state line. The speed limit will change to 60 mph for all vehicles in the section of I-90 between Mount Prospect Road and the Kennedy Expressway.
“The Tollway is doing its part to make sure that customers enjoy safe, convenient travel,” said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Liz Gorman. “With more people traveling on our roadways this weekend, we remind customers to stay alert, obey the posted speed limits and remember to slow down and move over when approaching any vehicle pulled over on the side of the road.”
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