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Driving Hints on I-80 through East through Illinois and Indiana


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We are traveling east bound on I-80 through Illinois and Indiana en route Middlebury, IN this Sunday. Any hints? It doesn't look like there is any way to avoid driving through Chicago suburbs. It also appears we will travel on toll roads (Illinois TriState Tollway; Indiana Toll Roads). We own a 45' Motorhome with a toad. Thank you!

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We are traveling east bound on I-80 through Illinois and Indiana en route Middlebury, IN this Sunday. Any hints? It doesn't look like there is any way to avoid driving through Chicago suburbs. It also appears we will travel on toll roads (Illinois TriState Tollway; Indiana Toll Roads). We own a 45' Motorhome with a toad. Thank you!

Have a great trip. We were in that area just this past Fall. Make sure you either sign up for the automatic toll procedure or stop and pay the fees! They will track you down and send you a bill. Wonder how I know this? <G> There really is no easy way around the metro area unless you divert considerably south. Good luck, Dennis.

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No help here, unfortunately... just bear down on the Chicago part, and things get about better on Eastbound I-80 about mm 16 in Indiana. As I recall, there is one toll booth on Eastbound I-80 about where I-294 merges, and after that, about 6 lanes of traffic to the state line. Where I-65 comes in from the South you will want to be in middle lanes to avoid merging traffic.

 

I have been driving thru there since 1970, and am not aware of any reasonable 'better' East-West route other than I-80... as bad as that option may be.

Good luck

Jim

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If you are coming in on I-80 from the west there is only the one toll that Jim mentioned above and it is small.

 

Stay on I-80 east past I-65, then when I-80 goes off onto the Indiana Toll Road stay on I-94 toward Detroit.

 

Exit I-94 onto US 20 east near Michigan City.

 

Follow US 20 east until it makes a left turn in Rolling Prairie, stay straight on Indiana Rt 2 toward South Bend. This is still four lane all the way.

 

On the outskirts of South Bend grab US 20 east again, it will bypass South Bend and Elkhart, taking you right in to Middlebury.

 

No tolls and light traffic once you get past the south side of Chicago.

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