Interstate 290 or I -290 is an Interstate Highway in the US state of Illinois. Located in the metropolitan area of Chicago, the highway provides an arterial road for the western and northwestern suburbs to the city center. The highway is 48 kilometers long.
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The Eisenhower Expressway.
The Circle Interchange with I-90/94 before reconstruction.
see also Eisenhower Expressway.
The highway begins at the cloverleaf with Interstate 90, in Schaumburg, a suburb in the northwest of the metropolitan area. Here, SR-53 becomes I-290, which runs south first. The highway has 2×4 lanes and runs through the industrial estates of Schaumburg, a suburb with 76,000 inhabitants. In Itasca, I-290 turns southeast, and Interstate 355 branches south to form the conurbation ‘s second western bypass. The I-355 is a toll road, the I-290 is toll-free. It passes through the suburbs of Addison and Elmhurst, before turning south again, right next to Interstate 294. In Hillside one comes to a largeinterchange, where one intersects with I-294, and also where Interstate 88 ends, which runs to Davenport. I-290 turns east here, forming the Eisenhower Expressway.
The highway here has 2×3 lanes, and passes through the old suburbs of Chicago, which are quite densely built. The road has many exits and congestion. After Cicero one enters the actual Chicago, through the sprawling residential areas built in a dense grid pattern. From the highway, the skyline is visible from afar, as you drive straight towards it towards the east. A little further into Chicago, the road has 2×4 lanes, with a light rail in the median strip. On the west side of downtown, one intersects Interstate 90, which is double-numbered with Interstate 94. This is an important junction, one can go in all directions. Three blocks next to the 442-foot-tall Sears Tower, the highway ends at Wells Street. The road then continues as the Congress Parkway urban trunk road. The entire portion of I-290 runs below ground level within the Chicago city limits.
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The first plans for a main road on the current route date from 1909, as a wide boulevard. However, the first sections of the highway did not open until 1955, covering 4 kilometers between Mannheim Road and 1st Avenue. That same year, another 6 kilometers opened. In the 1960s and 1970s, the highway was slowly but surely extended towards the (north) west.
|4||Elk Grove Village||191,000||185,000|
|Exit 1||Exit 1B||2×4|
|Exit 1B||Exit 7||2×5|
|Exit 7||Exit 23||2×3|
|Exit 23||Exit 30||2×4|
Interstate 172 in Illinois
Interstate 172 or I -172 is an Interstate Highway in the western state of Illinois. The highway forms a short north-south route, connecting the city of Quincy with Interstate 72 to Springfield. The highway is 31 kilometers long.
The starting point of I-172.
Interstate 172 begins south of Quincy at a trumpet interchange with Interstate 72 running from Hannibal to Springfield. The highway then heads north and has 2×2 lanes. The first part leads through the open valley of the Mississippi, then you cross a rocky area and you arrive in an area with alternating forest and some meadows, as well as some sloping terrain. I-172 runs along the east side of the town of Quincy, then becomes State Route 336, a 2×2 divided highway.
Previously, I-172 was signposted as I-72 until I-72 was extended to Hannibal, Missouri. The highway opened in 1983, but has only been numbered as I-172 since 1995. Before that, it was numbered as State Route 336.
Congestion is unusual on I-172, traffic volumes are very low.
Connections & traffic intensities
|10||Quincy, 36th Street||5.400|
|15||Quincy, Columbus Road||6.600|
|19||Mount Sterling, Keokuk|