New Eastbound Exit Ramp Now Open
The Tollway opened the new eastbound exit ramp from I-90 to Barrington Road. All the ramps are open and tolling is 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.
Here is the Press Release for opening the eastbound exit ramp which has additional information about other work on Barrington Road and for transit improvements at the interchange.
Remaining Work on Barrington Road Interchange
Paving new travel lanes and median areas on Barrington Road remains between Hassell Road and Central Road. As sections are completed, traffic will be shifted on Barrington Road to allow the rest of the pavement work to be done. Lane closures are also likely and with all work zones please plan for additional travel time through the area. 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, grading of the parkways, guardrail and railings, 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 essentially complete for the new pedestrian bridge over I-90 to link the express bus stops on the north and south sides of I-90. However Pace will not open it until the connecting transit areas are done. To link the transit stops on I-90 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 all their facilities open in 2018 to service expanded express bus routes 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
Pace will be introducing new express bus service to provide non-stop trips from the Barrington Road station to the CTA Blue Line in Rosemont and the Northwest Transportation Center in Schaumburg. Weekday and Saturday service is planned. More information on schedules and operating hours will be provided by Pace closer to the start-up of the new I-90 services. One express route currently operates at the Randall Road Park-n-Ride along I-90. In total, three new Park-n-Ride facilities will be built on I-90 - Randall Road, Barrington Road, and IL 25.
Information about these expanding services is available on the Pace website and via this link:
In late 2017 or early 2018, Pace is expected to open the new Express Bus Station, and a Park-n-Ride lot accessed from Central Road, at Barrington Road and I-90 in Hoffman Estates. Then in 2018, Pace plans to open the Kiss-n-Ride facility on Pembroke Avenue south of I-90. Bus access to and from I-90 to the new station areas features a unique design in the Chicago region utilizing direct connections to the station passenger area. Compared to traditional Park-n-Ride locations, these in-line bus ramps will significantly reduce travel times for the route at Barrington Road. Pace is exploring ways to provide shuttle service to the new Express Bus Station with more information about the service to be provided by Pace in coming months. See the exhibit below for an overview of the interchange and transit components of the interchange.
Barrington Road Express Bus Station Area