(MIDLOTHIAN) An Illinois Tollway center in Midlothian that helps drivers navigate the new Tri-State Tollway/I-57 interchange will stay open longer than originally planned, the agency announced Tuesday.
The temporary customer service center at 14434 S. Pulaski in Midlothian opened in September, in advance of the Oct. 25 opening of Phase One of the new I-294/I-57 interchange, the tollway said in a statement.
Drivers can get an I-Pass, pay unpaid tolls and receive other assistance at the facility Tuesdays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the tollway.
The center was originally scheduled to close after Thanksgiving, but will now remain open though the end of the year, the tollway said.
“Keeping the Midlothian Customer Service Center open longer gives more Chicago Southland residents the opportunity to become I-Pass customers,” said Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. “We want to make sure that our customers using the new all-electronic I-294/I-57 Interchange have access to I-Pass and know how to stay violation-free.”
The new $719 million interchange is the fourth all-electronic interchange on the tollway system. Drivers who don’t have an I-Pass account have 30 days to pay unpaid tolls until Dec. 31. Starting Jan. 1, drivers will have only a seven-day grace period to pay unpaid tolls, like other parts of the tollway system.