New Eastbound Exit Ramp Planned to Open by August 31
The Tollway plans to open the new eastbound exit ramp from I-90 to Barrington Road by the end of August. This is the last of the ramps to be completed. Once open, tolling will be active on all the ramps at Barrington Road. Cars with I-PASS will pay 45 cents and the cash rate will be 90 cents for cars. Trucks tolls will range from $1.50 to $4.00 during daytime hours, with overnight discounts offered. Those without I-PASS can pay their tolls online at the cash rate within the seven-day grace period.
Remaining Work on Barrington Road Interchange
Paving new travel lanes on Barrington Road remains between Hassell Road and Central Road. As paving of sections is completed, traffic will be shifted on Barrington Road to allow the rest of the pavement work to be done. Sidewalk installation is nearly complete on the west side of Barrington Road. The path to be built on the east side of the road between Hassell and Central Roads remains to be done and modifications are needed to the path on the west side from Hassell to Higgins Roads. Signing, roadway lighting, and landscaping work will follow. The Illinois Tollway is managing and overseeing the contractors' work. As updates are provided by the Tollway, information will be posted here.
Transit Components of the Barrington Road Interchange
In addition to the sidewalk and bicycle path being constructed with the interchange, the Village worked with Pace and the Illinois Tollway to incorporate new transit facilities into the interchange construction. Pace is building a new Park-n-Ride / Kiss-n-Ride to support the new express bus stops on I-90 just east of Barrington Road. Construction is also nearly complete for the new pedestrian bridge over I-90 to link the express bus stops on the north and south sides of I-90. The pedestrian bridge is being done by the Illinois Tollway for Pace. Pace plans to begin construction of the Park-n-Ride / Kiss-n-Ride project at Barrington Road this year once all final approvals are obtained. To link the transit stops with the parking and drop-off areas, pedestrian access under the ramps on the east side of the interchange was completed with the interchange ramp work. Pedestrians will walk at grade with the ramps passing over the top of the pedestrian way Pace's goal is to have the facilities open by early 2018 to match the roll-out of expanded express bus service on I-90. Please see the transit information below for more information on the Pace services. Click the link below for an overview exhibit of all the changes at Barrington Road and I-90.
Pace Park-n-Ride & Expanding I-90 Bus Service
In December 2016, Pace added new express bus service along the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90) at the Randall Road Park-n-Ride. This route will be complemented by additional new bus services, including the Barrington Road express bus stops, to connect to Elgin, Schaumburg and the Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line Station in Rosemont, which links to downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. Pace is building another Park-n-Ride at the IL 25 interchange. Information about these expanding services is available on the Pace website and via this link: Pace I-90 Market Expansion Program Brochure
In late 2017, Pace will open a new Express Bus Station, a Park-n-Ride lot and Kiss-n-Ride access, at Barrington Road and I-90 in Hoffman Estates. Pace is exploring ways to provide shuttle service to the new Express Bus Station. Results from an analysis done last year are being evaluated and more information about the findings will be posted in coming months.
Barrington Road Express Bus Station Area