Originally Posted by buttster
To go around Chicago looks like I will need help in route. Toll Roads Maps sent from Illinois haven't help choose a clean/easy route.
In 2010 has anyone used this route Northbound; I-80, I-294, I-290, I-90?
What are toll cost for MH and toad, and would this the best route?
If you are coming from the upper East and are using either the 80/90 toll road or I-94 Gary's alternate route (I-80, I-39 to I-90) is about your only option. If you are coming from the South, Indianapolis for instance, you could use I-74 to I-39 to I-90. I-74 and I-39 are not toll roads. If you do decide to run I-294 you do not have to jump off on I-290 to get to I90. You can stay on I-294 and the will take you to I-90 but you will have one extra toll to pay. Usually the ramp for I-290 gets quite backed up as it narrows from 2 lanes to 1 to get on the ramp.
The tolls would depend on MH axles, 2 or 3, giving you a total of 4 or 5 axles on the ground, wether or not you use I-pass and what time of day it is. You can use this link to get the toll costs: Toll Rates
I live near the Chicago area and use the toll roads quite often. Picking the right time of day is key to getting thru without any traffic hassles.
Originally Posted by RVhauler
thats the route I always use. less traffic and no tolls. actually believe the extramileage is less than quoted but don't remember at the moment.
Which route? If you are talking about I-80 to I-39 there is a toll on I-80 at the I-294/I-80 split. There is also a toll on I-90 before you get into Wisconsin.