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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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Toll Road chooses travel plaza operators {Northwest Indiana Times}

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

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

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

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