Drives between Chicago and Rockford should be ten minutes faster starting Wednesday. The Belvidere toll plaza is now an open road to faster commutes. I-PASS users no longer have to stop at the toll. There are two lanes open where 80 cents is automatically deducted from I-PASS users' accounts. People with cash have to pay $1.60. By fall, there will be 20 toll plazas that offer at least two open lanes for I-PASS users.
Open tolling lanes at the Marengo toll plaza are expected to open Friday. South Beloit's open tolling lanes are expected to open sometime this fall.