SCHILLER PARK, IL-McDonald’s, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks Coffee, Subway, Panda Express and Stonebridge Gyros & Café are among the retail tenants here in an oasis over the Tri-State Tollway, one of seven being renovated in a $100-million project and among the first two to reopen. Also open for business is an oasis in Belvidere on the Northwest Tollway.

Other tenants setting up shop in tollway oases are Tropicana Smoothies, Juices and More and Travel Mart. Fifth Third Bank also is installing automatic teller machines in the renovated rest stops, a project being done by Wilton Partners and ExxonMobil.

The seven oases were built between 1958 and 1975. Next to reopen by the end of the year are the Hinsdale oasis over the Tri-State Tollway and DeKalb oasis over the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway.The 51,000-sf oases are larger, with 30-foot ceilings. The redesign oases also offer more of a view of the tollway. McHugh Construction is the contractor, Knight E/A is the engineer and Cordogan, Clark & Associates is the architect.

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