Tolls Begin on Elgin-O'Hare Expressway

Some commuters are vowing to avoid the route

Drivers must now pay tolls on the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway Route 390 in suburban Chicago.

Cashless toll collection via I-PASS started Tuesday between Lake Street and I-290. Drivers without I-PASS must pay online or by mail within seven days to avoid fines.

The cost to travel 6.5 miles from Lake Street to I-290 on the all-electronic road is $2.50, or $1.25 for people with transponders. The rate is higher for trucks.

Some commuters are vowing to avoid the route. Eileen Szubert of Bartlett told the Daily Herald she'll use Lake Street and other local roads to get to work in Itasca.

It will take her 10 to 15 minutes more, but she figures it will save $2.50 a day for a round trip.

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