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June 12th, 2008
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DucKon travel
Quick question about getting to DucKon (Naperville), coming from the south via I-57:

Is there any reason that I should NOT take 355 (that is, I-57 to I-80 to I-355 to I-88) rather than the old way (I-294 to I-88)? That is, is I-355 fully functional all the way down to I-80? I'll be coming up Friday after lunch. I know the traffic will suck -- it's Chicago and it's not 3AM. But should I expect it to suck much more one way or the other?

Also, since I have to pay cash tolls, are there any exact change tolls I have to watch out for on that route? Or other gotchas like the toll on that route being way more than it is the other way?

P.S. anyone wanting to join me for dinner or otherwise plan ahead to get together, please say so.

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From:billroper
Date:June 12th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
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I-57 may still be messed up from the tornados, but I don't know that you've got a better choice right now.
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From:kestrels_nest
Date:June 12th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
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I took 355 from 88 down to 80 yesterday (June 11); it was beautiful, and a vast improvement over 294. Driving by 57 on 80, though, there were warnings of construction and lane closures on 57 south of 80, and the ramps to 57 South were closed. I don't know how far out of the way it is at your end, but if it isn't too much it might be easier to take 55 to 80, then pick up 355 from there.
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From:danebassett
Date:June 12th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
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355 rocks. I was in heaven when I lived there and it opened. Saved me so much time!

That said, the ONLY exact change tolls are at the EXITS and are non-negotiable. That is, you can't get off without exact change.

The tolls at the beginning and end have "Change and no change" options...

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