Getting off of the Tri-State Tollway soon will be a much smoother affair.
The Illinois Tollway Authority announced the completion of the $112 million resurfacing project that had drivers slowing for lane blockage from 95th to the South, and Balmoral to the North.
The re-paved lanes should be welcome for not only holiday drivers, but for work-week commuters, who have suffered through months of delays.
Tollway officials say the project was on budget, and right on schedule.
Perhaps the Tri-State itself can "Tweet" this good news.
Also coinciding with the first big holiday travel weekend of the year is a new program called "Tollway Trip Tweets."
Each of the four Illinois Tollways will tweet out real-time information on incidents using the social networking site.
The Twitter handles are: Tollway Trip 90, Tollway Trip 94/294, Tollway Trip 88 and Tollway Trip 355.