Reinstating the Deerfield Toll Plaza on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294) or a new gas tax in Lake County could help bridge a nearly $2.87 billion shortfall in paying to extend Route 53.

But members of an Illinois tollway advisory group didn’t make any decisions Tuesday as they analyzed some difficult scenarios to pay for stretching Route 53 north to Route 120 as a four-laneparkway with a speed of 45 mph.

The tollway board of directors has the final say on whether the agency will adopt the project.

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