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Posted on: September 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 2021 Labor day travel advisory


The Illinois Tollway is encouraging drivers traveling over the Labor Day holiday weekend to be prepared and to put safety first. Nearly 7.4 million vehicles are anticipated to travel on the 294-mile Illinois Tollway system from Friday, September 3, through Tuesday, September 7. The heaviest traffic is anticipated on Friday, when more than 1.8 million vehicles are expected on the roads. On an average day, about 1.6 million vehicles use the Tollway. “We are fully focused on protecting the health and safety of the public planning to travel on the Illinois Tollway for an end-of-summer getaway or holiday weekend activities,” said Executive Director José Alvarez. “At our toll plazas, oases and in our construction work zones systemwide, our operations put our customers’ needs first.”

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