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Old 08-23-2019, 10:08 AM   #1
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Westbound I80 to Goshen

Seeking some basic information on best route to take to drop down to Goshen. GS trip advisor recommends exit 40A to US35/20 into US33 which seems reasonable.
Also on I-80, about how many toll plazas are we dealing with between Illinois and Indy. I found one at the I-294/80 (plaza 45) junction for about 5 miles (medium truck 3 to 4 axles -$2.80 cash) and then it looks like no more tolls on 80/94 into Indy, if you get off at exit 40. For West coast travelers getting an EZ-pass is not a very useable item, if you don't frequent the Eastern part of USA, so cash and credit card seems the best action.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:46 AM   #2
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Seeking some basic information on best route to take to drop down to Goshen. GS trip advisor recommends exit 40A to US35/20 into US33 which seems reasonable.
Also on I-80, about how many toll plazas are we dealing with between Illinois and Indy. I found one at the I-294/80 (plaza 45) junction for about 5 miles (medium truck 3 to 4 axles -$2.80 cash) and then it looks like no more tolls on 80/94 into Indy, if you get off at exit 40. For West coast travelers getting an EZ-pass is not a very useable item, if you don't frequent the Eastern part of USA, so cash and credit card seems the best action.
Henry, I think you are correct, only one toll plaza, but go any further east, watch out. Quite a sticker shock for us westerners. You can avoid that toll plaza by going through South Holland. We did that last year and not a bad detour if you need to make a pit stop, but for $2.80 stay on I-80 to avoid city traffic.

Last couple of times I bailed off I-80 at South Bend (I think exit 72) took 20 and 33 to Goshen; but always wondered if there was a better route.
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:00 PM   #3
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Scott's last paragraph is your best bet. That is the way we come into Goshen every year and it's an easy drive. The $2.85 isn't that bad considering having to zig zap multiple places through city traffic to avoid toll booths. Good luck and see you in Goshen!
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Are you Westbound or Eastbound?
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:52 AM   #5
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No Edit capability, Sorry. It should have been "FROM Westbound I-80 to Goshen" and yes it would be Eastbound. So far, from I-65 to Goshen, the distance and times are about the same, whether I go I-94 (exit 40A) or stay on I-90/80 to exit at County road 17 and down to Goshen. I'm leaning more towards the I-94 direction of hiway 20 to hiway 33.
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Signed up for EZ Pass IN online but can't get the transponder in time to campground I am staying at in WI. I have no intention to try to navigate my 5er to a IL or northern IN CVS where the transponders can be purchased. So cash or online payment after the fact is how I am going to have to deal with the tolls. I 94 to exit 40 is the route I intended.
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EZ Passes can be purchased at some Interstate Rest Areas.
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EZ Passes can be purchased at some Interstate Rest Areas.



I could not find any instances of that in IL or IN. Perhaps that is the case further east. Bummer.
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Sorry, almost everyone on the Ohio Turnpike. Got ours years ago via snail-mail.
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You might want to check with the EZ pass folks. If you have your truck and rig on their site, you may not immediately need the transponder. I went on one trip to IL without the transponder. They matched the license number and charged the card.


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Signed up for EZ Pass IN online but can't get the transponder in time to campground I am staying at in WI. I have no intention to try to navigate my 5er to a IL or northern IN CVS where the transponders can be purchased. So cash or online payment after the fact is how I am going to have to deal with the tolls. I 94 to exit 40 is the route I intended.
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Good idea. Unfortunately EZ Pass IN does not make it easy to contact them. I went ahead and followed your lead and I guess we will see what happens. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:02 PM   #12
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I usually get off I80 and get on US 30 when I head east.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:05 PM   #13
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Take 80/94 east into Indiana. Drop down to US30 on I-65. Head Eastbound on US 30 toward Plymouth,Indiana. Take HWY 31 North to RT 20 Eastbound to Goshen, avoid tolls not a bad drive.
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