Ill. toll rate to go up on January 1

December 27, 2011 3:12:26 PM PST
On New Year's Day, drivers on Illinois Tollways will see a new rate increase.

Daily rates will nearly double. The cost of an average trip will rise from 63 cents to $1.18.

Tollway officials say the money is necessary for a $12.1 billion expansion and improvement program.

About 1.4 drivers travel the state's Tollways every day.