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Press release – 5/6/2016
Press release – 6/30/2016
Press release – 9/1/2016

Portage (MP 22) fuel/convenience exterior rendering

 

Howe (MP 126) travel plaza exterior rendering

 

 Howe (MP 126) overhead site plan

The Indiana Toll Road is entering Phase 2a of its Travel Plaza Master Plan, which will redefine the existing footprint and amenities offered to Toll Road travelers.

This $70 million massive restoration plan includes the demolition and rehabilitation of eight travel plaza buildings. After this project is complete, the newly designed structures will feature modern travel facilities with state-of-the-art technology and new food options.

Sunoco will be the sole operator of the Portage and Elkhart locations, which will be rebuilt into fuel and convenience stores. It will also operate the new fuel stations at the Rolling Prairie and Howe locations, which will be rebuilt into full-service plazas with HMSHost operating and managing the restaurant facilities.

ITRCC operations and maintenance will not be impacted by this project. We will continue to provide superior customer service along this critical transportation corridor.

TRAVEL PLAZA MASTER PLAN SCHEDULE

The Travel Plaza Master Plan initial schedule places project completion by early 2018.

Tentative dates for the full schedule are as follows (Updated September 2016):

♦ Phase 1: Oct. 1, 2015; Fremont travel plaza buildings and fuel stations (MP 146) permanently closed. Demolition is complete.

♦ Phase 2: July 2016 – early 2017; Portage (MP 22) travel plazas demolished and rebuilt into fuel/convenience stores.

♦ Phase 2a: September 2016 – summer 2017; Howe (MP 126) travel plazas demolished and rebuilt into full-service plazas.

♦ Phase 3: Spring 2017 – fall 2017; Rolling Prairie (MP 56) travel plazas demolished and rebuilt into full-service plazas.

♦ Phase 4: Fall 2017 – spring 2018; Elkhart (MP 90) travel plazas demolished and rebuilt into fuel/convenience stores.

 

Additional Resources

* Sunoco: www.sunoco.com

* HMSHost: www.hmshost.com

* Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission: www.northernindianagetaways.com

* ITRCC E-ZPass Customer Service Center: (574) 675-4010

 

Media Resources

06.17.2015
Indiana Toll Road travel plazas will be demolished and rebuilt {WNDU NewsCenter 16}

09.28.2015
Indiana Toll Road rest stops will get makeover {Northwest Indiana Times}

09.29.2015
Indiana Toll Road plazas to get $30 million overhaul {South Bend Tribune}

09.29.2015
Changes coming to IN toll road plazas {ABC 57 News}

09.28.2015
Elkhart travel plazas on Indiana Toll Road to be demolished, rebuilt in 2016 {The Elkhart Truth}

09.28.2015
Indiana Toll Road announces plans for travel plazas {FOX 28 News}

09.29.2015
Toll Road rest stops to get renovations {WNDU NewsCenter 16}

09.29.2015
Big changes coming to Toll Road travel plazas {WSBT News Channel 22}

09.29.2015
Indiana Toll Road to overhaul travel plazas {Indiana Public Media}

12.10.2015
Toll Road looking for bounce back year in 2016 {WNDU NewsCenter 16}

05.06.2016
Toll Road chooses travel plaza operators {Northwest Indiana Times}

05.06.2016
Two new companies to operate Toll Road travel plazas {WSBT News Channel 22}

05.06.2016
Toll Road operator reaches deal on travel plazas {Inside Indiana Business}

05.08.2016
Elkhart travel plaza to be demolished, rebuilt as Sunoco station in 2017 {The Elkhart Truth}

07.05.2016
Lake Station exits to close for toll road project {Northwest Indiana Times}