Road Information

Interstate 355 in Illinois    
Total Mileage in State: 32 miles
Northern End: At I-290, in Addison
Southern End: At I-80, in New Lenox
Mileage covered in Photos: 32 miles
Counties covered in Photos: DuPage, Will, Cook, Will
Major Junctions in Photos: I-88, in Downers Grove
I-55, in Bolingbrook
I-80, in New Lenox
Control Cities in Photos: Addison, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Lockport, New Lenox

Southbound

   

Advance mileage sign for Exit 31 upon merging onto Interstate 355 South from Interstate 290 East.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 31: US 20 - Lake St  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

The speed limit on Interstate 355 South starts out at 55 mph.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 31. I-355 South begins with three lanes in each direction.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South approaching the Army Trail Rd Toll Plaza - 1 mile. Exit 29 (Army Trail Rd) is the final exit before I-355 South becomes the Veterans Memorial Tollway.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 29: Army Trail Rd  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South approaching the Army Trail Rd Toll Plaza - 1/2 mile. Cash customers will have to exit off to the right ahead. I-Pass and EZ Pass customers (the two can be used interchangably on the Illinois Tollways) can remain straight to have their transponder scanned by the toll gantry ahead.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at the exit for cash customers approaching the Army Trail Rd Toll Plaza.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

At mile marker 29.5, this overhead sign states that cars paying cash will owe $1.90 at this plaza.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

View of the Army Trail Rd Toll Plaza and gantry at mile marker 29.25.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Just beyond the Army Trail Rd Toll Plaza, the speed limit increases slightly to 60 mph. A 45 mph minimum speed limit also exists, which is standard on most Interstates in Illinois.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Take Exit 27 to Lombard, Villa Park, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, and Carol Stream.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South assurance shield approaching Exit 27.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 27: IL 64 - North Ave  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

At mile marker 28, this sign shows that the tolled portion of I-355 is also known as the Veterans Memorial Tollway.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Another Interstate 355 South assurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 26.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Take Exit 24 to Lombard, Glen Ellyn, and Wheaton.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 24: IL 38 - Roosevelt Rd  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South approaching Exits 22 and 20 - 1 mile. These two exits share an off ramp from I-355.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at the ramp for Exits 22 and 20.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 22: IL 56 - Butterfield Rd  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 22.5.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 20: Interstate 88 - Chicago / Aurora  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South as it prepares to pass under the ramps to Interstate 88.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South assurance shield near mile marker 21.75.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Speed limit assurance signs at mile marker 21.75. Speed Limit - 60 mph for all traffic with a minimum speed limit of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Take Exit 19 to the I-Pass Business Center, Illinois Tollway Administration Building, and State Police District 15.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 20.5.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South approaching Exit 19 - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 19: US 34 - Ogden Ave  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Exit 18 ahead requires payment of toll upon exiting, but there are no attendants present as this sign reads. Exact coins or I-Pass/EZ Pass are required for toll payment. This is the first of several more exits to the south of here on I-355 which require toll payment in this way due to no toll collectors being on duty.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 18: Maple Ave  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

This sign on the off ramp for Exit 18 confirms that I-Pass/EZ Pass or exact coins are needed for toll payment at the plaza ahead. It's $1.10 of exact coins that you will need if you're paying cash, and cash customers will have to use the center lane at the plaza like the sign says.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Exit 17 has the same toll payment requirements as Exit 18 did. Exact coins or I-Pass/EZ Pass only, since there are no attendants on duty at the exit's toll plaza.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Take Exit 17 to Woodridge, Naperville, and Downers Grove.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 17: 63rd St / Hobson Rd  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Exit 15 ahead also has no toll collector on duty. You know the drill by now.....  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Take Exit 15 to Darien and Woodridge.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 15: 75th St  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South approaching the second mainline toll plaza, which is the Boughton Rd Plaza - 1 mile. Again, cash customers will have to exit off to the right for toll payment.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Take Exit 13 to Promenade Bolingbrook Drive. If you're taking Exit 13, you must exit Interstate 355 via the Boughton Rd Toll Plaza, since the exit ramp isn't accessible from the electronic tolling gantry lanes.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South approaching Exits 12A-B - 2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

This sign reminds motorists that there is no access to Exit 13 (Boughton Rd) from the express toll lanes. To access Exit 13, you must exit off to the toll plaza ahead.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at the exit for cash customers and traffic headed to Exit 13 (Boughton Rd), approaching the toll plaza.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Cars paying cash will owe another $1.90 at the Boughton Rd Toll Plaza. I-Pass/EZ Pass are accepted at the toll plaza in the leftmost lane only.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

A closer view of the Boughton Rd Toll Plaza and toll gantry over the express lanes.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 13: Boughton Rd. As previously mentioned, this exit is only accessible if you went through the Boughton Rd Toll Plaza, NOT the express lanes.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South approaching Exits 12A-B - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 12A: Interstate 55 North - Chicago  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 12B: Interstate 55 South - St Louis / Joliet Road  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 12.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

South of mile marker 12, the speed limit increases to 65 mph for autos with the 45 mph minimum speed limit still in effect, as always.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

However, the speed limit remains 60 mph for trucks over 4 tons, campers, motor homes, and all vehicles pulling trailers.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

At mile marker 11.25, this sign states that the junction of Interstate 80 (which is also the southern terminus of Interstate 355) lies 11 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South as it prepares to cross the Des Plaines River Valley Bridge over the (you guessed it) Des Plaines River.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 10.5, as we cross the Des Plaines River Valley Bridge.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Like several of the previous exits, Exit 8 has no toll collector on duty at its toll plaza. Exact coins are required for cash customers.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Take Exit 8 to Lemont.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 8: 127th Street  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Speed limit assurance signs near mile marker 8.75. Speed Limit - 65 mph for autos with a minimum speed limit of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

And once again, the speed limit for trucks over 4 tons, campers, motor homes, and all vehicles pulling trailers remains 60 mph.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South assurance shield at mile marker 8.25.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Exit 7 ahead is another one which has no attendant on duty at the toll plaza. Cash customers in cars will have to pay $2.40 in exact coins. Who carries that much change around with them nowadays?  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South enters Will County just before Exit 7.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 7: IL 171 - Archer Ave / 143rd Street  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 7.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South assurance shield south of mile marker 7.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 6.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Exit 4, like so many of the others, has no toll collector on duty at the toll plaza. Cars paying cash will need $2.80 in exact coins for toll payment.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Take Exit 4 to Homer Glen, Lockport, and Orland Park.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 4: IL 7 - 159th Street  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South approaching the third and final mainline toll plaza, which is the Spring Creek Plaza - 3/4 mile ahead.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

One quarter mile from the Spring Creek Plaza, this sign states that cars paying cash will owe $3.80. This plaza is laid out exactly like the previous two mainline toll plazas on Interstate 355.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at the exit for cash customers for the Spring Creek Plaza.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

A closer view of the ramp to the toll plaza for cash customers.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

View of the Spring Creek Plaza and toll gantry in the express lanes.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 2.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Take Exit 1 to Joliet and New Lenox.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 1: US 6 - Southwest Hwy  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South approaching Exits 0A-B - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

At mile marker 0.5, approaching the southern terminus of Interstate 355 at the junction of Interstate 80, this sign thanks you for using the Illinois Tollway.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).

Interstate 355 South at Exit 0B: Interstate 80 West - Iowa; Exit 0A: Interstate 80 East - Indiana. This interchange marks the southern terminus of I-355, noted by the small sign partially hidden behind the light post in this photo.  (Photo taken 5/21/16).