If you've ever drawn the short straw on a holiday and had to drive you know how tedious it can be. IDOT is here to help. 

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve night travelers are invited to take a break from driving and pick up a free cup of coffee at Tollway oases. Drivers will also get a break from some gridlock, as all construction and lane maintenance will be suspended over the weekends.

This holiday season, the Illinois Tollway is wishing its customers safe, smooth travels.  We encourage holiday travelers to stop at a Tollway oasis for a free cup of coffee and to drive carefully, especially in winter weather conditions.

-Greg Bedalov - Tollway Executive Director

The free coffee promotion can be found at the following locations and times.

Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90)

  • Des Plaines Oasis, 9 PM to 6 AM at 7-Eleven
  • Belvidere Oasis, 9PM to 6AM at 7-Eleven and McDonald's

Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80)

  • Lake Forest Oasis, 9PM to 6AM at 7-Eleven and McDonald's
  • O'Hare Oasis, 9PM to 11PM at McDonalds: 9PM to 6AM at 7-Eleven
  • Hinsdale Oasis, 9PM to 6AM at 7-Eleven and McDonald's
  • Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis, 9PM to 11PM at McDonalds: 9PM to 6AM at 7-Eleven

Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

  • DeKalb Oasis, 9PM to 6AM at 7-Eleven and McDonald's

Have safe travels and stay alert. Remember if you're having trouble staying awake to pull over and take a quick nap with the truckers. They'll protect you. Illinois Tollway Looking To Perk Up Holiday Drivers With Free Coffee