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Interstate 80 in Illinois

In the U.S. state of Illinois, Interstate 80 is an Interstate Highway that runs from the Quad Cities east to south of Chicago. It is a main east–west route for traffic coming and going through Illinois, especially for cross-country truckers.

Route description

Heading eastbound, after crossing the Mississippi River near Rapids City, Illinois, I-80 runs south for about to a junction with I-74. There is an interchange with I-88 along this leg. At the I-74/I-80 junction, I-80 turns to the east, while I-74 continues to the west and the south. I-80 then roughly parallels US 6 near such cities as Geneseo, Princeton, Peru, LaSalle (near which it intersects I-39), Ottawa, Morris, and Joliet (west of which it has a junction with I-55). The proposed Prairie Parkway limited-access highway will terminate at its south end via an interchange with I-80 at Minooka Road approximately west of I-55. East of Joliet, at New Lenox, I-80 widens to six lanes each way at US 30, and intersects the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), which heads north into the western suburbs of Chicago. I-80 continues east into the south suburbs of Chicago. At Country Club Hills, I-80 meets I-57. In Hazel Crest, I-80 merges into the busy eight-lane Tri-State Tollway, and remains part of the tollway for about until it becomes the Kingery Expressway, a freeway that connects with the Borman Expressway in Indiana. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced long-term plans to widen I-80 to six lanes as far westward as the Ridge Road exit at Minooka. As of late 2011, widening to US 30 has been completed, with a long-term study ongoing to upgrade the section through Joliet.

Exit list

Exit numbers correspond to the milepost from where they are located, except for those at miles 155, 156, 158 and 160, which are part of I-294 and use its mileposts instead.

County Location Mile # Destinations Notes
Rock Island Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River
1
4 Signed as exits 4A (west) and 4B (east)
Henry Colona 7 Colona
9
Geneseo 19
Atkinson 27 Atkinson, Galva
Annawan 33
Bureau 45
Princeton 56
61
Ladd 70
LaSalle Peru 73 Plank Road
75
La Salle 77
79 Signed as exits 79A (south) and 79B (north)
North Utica 81
Ottawa 90
93
97 Marseilles
Grundy 105 Seneca
Morris 112
Kendall Minooka 122 Minooka
Will 126   St Louis, Chicago Signed as exits 126A (south) and 126B (north)
Joliet 127 Empress Road, Houbolt Road
130 Signed as exits 130A (south) and 130B (north)
131 Center Street, Meadow Avenue
Bridge over the Des Plaines River
132 Signed as exits 132A (east/south) and 132B (west/north) eastbound
133 Richards Street
134 Briggs Street
New Lenox 137
140   West Suburbs
145
Tinley Park 148 Signed as exits 148A (south) and 148B (north)
Cook Country Club Hills 151   Memphis, Chicago Signed as exits 151A (south) and 151B (north)
Hazel Crest 154 Kedzie Avenue (3200 West) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance, last free exit eastbound
West end of Toll Road
Tri State Tollway Barrier (Cars $1.10 cash)
155   Wisconsin West end of I-294 overlap, exits I-294 via exit 5 westbound
East Hazel Crest 156 4 Dixie Highway Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
158 2
South Holland East end of toll road
160 0 West end of I-94 overlap; East end of I-294 overlap; last free exit westbound
Lansing 161 West end of US 6 overlap

References

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