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Interstate 94 in Illinois

Interstate 94 ( I-94 ) runs generally north-south through northeastern Illinois in Lake and Cook counties. It is marked east to west across the country in Illinois according to its general orientation. The Illinois I-94 is 125.53 km long. [1]

The William G. Edens Expressway (also as Eden's Parkway and Edens superhighway known ) is the main expressway north of Chicago to Northbrook, Illinois. Only the short part from the drop ramp to the end of the freeway in Highland Park does not lead to I-94. It was the first expressway in Chicago and opened on December 20, 1951. It has three lanes in each direction. The original name of the freeway was Edens Parkway, named after William G. Edens, a banker and early advocate of paved roads. He sponsored the first Illinois highway bond issue in 1918.

Route description

The control cities for I-94 are generally Wisconsin or Milwaukee to the north and west, Chicago or Chicago Loop for those traveling to the central portion, and Indiana to the south and east.

Wisconsin to Downtown Chicago

I-94 crosses rural and suburban areas in Lake County and serves Six Flags Great America and Gurnee Mills Mall. extensive office and residential developments in southern Lake County and the North Shore region of Cook County serving the Old Orchard Shopping Center; the length of the city of Chicago that runs west of the Chicago Loop on the Kennedy Expressway.

If you are driving into Illinois from Wisconsin, I-94 becomes the Tri-State Tollway with eight lanes (four in each direction) just after Exit 1B (Skokie Highway) until it further widens to 10 lanes north of Deerfield Road, when it approaches I -294 and the Eden's trail. Here, three lanes branch off for the Tri-State Tollway and begin with I-294, while two lanes for I-94 lead east onto Eden's Lane, which has only four lanes in total (two in each direction).

The freeway turns south and widens to six lanes when it merges into US Route 41 and becomes Eden's Expressway. It will then be expanded to ten lanes (four lanes in each direction plus two reversible lanes) along the Kennedy Expressway. The reversible lanes end on Ohio Street and the freeway has 10 lanes to the Jane Byrne Interchange, where the left lane ends and the right lane joins the Eisenhower Expressway.

Until 2010, the milestones along the Tri-State Tollway section of I-94 reflected the distance from the southeastern terminus of the toll road, making it counterintuitive rise the mileage when driving "west". In 2010, the mile markers were renumbered to indicate the Illinois mileage on I-94 increasing from the Wisconsin border to the Indiana border. [2]

Downtown Chicago to Indiana

South of downtown Chicago, I-94 serves the southeastern suburbs of Chicago, including Dolton, Calumet City, and South Holland, Illinois until it joins I-80 on the Kingery Expressway, which eventually enters Indiana east of Lansing, Illinois.

The Bishop Ford Freeway in South Holland is approaching Exit 73

I-94 has ten lanes (five in each direction) from the exits of the Jane Byrne Interchange to the Stevenson Expressway. It then splits into a 14-lane freeway on the Dan Ryan, with three and four lanes alternating in either direction between the local and express lanes. On the Chicago Skyway, a two-lane ramp leads traffic to I-90, so ten lanes (five in each direction) run south to the I-57 / I-94 intersection.

From I-57, where I-94 is referred to as the Bishop Ford Freeway, to Cottage Grove Avenue, the route consists of four lanes (two lanes each way) and six lanes (three lanes each way) between Michigan Avenue and the Cottage Grove Avenue. The interstate ramp to Stony Island Avenue is four lanes (two in each direction). I-94 then has six lanes of travel (three in each direction) south to I-80, where it exits from the Bishop Ford Freeway (which runs south as IL 394) to the Kingery Expressway. On these ramps to and from I-80, I-94 has two lanes in each direction. On the Kingery itself, the combined route I-80 / I-94 will be extended to eight lanes (four in each direction) to the Indiana state border.

The section including the Southland Interchange with I-80 and I-294 was reconfigured as part of the Kingery Expressway rebuilding project, completed in 2007, including four lanes south of 159th Street, with the division between I-80 and 94 facing east is on the left and I-80 West, I-294 North and IL 394 South on the right north of the 170th Street flyover. The configuration of I-80 and I-94 is explained in the context of the Kingery Expressway.


I-494 (and later I-694) was originally intended to serve as a loop in Chicago, following Lake Shore Drive along Lake Michigan. After the local opposition prevented the completion of I-494 and I-694, both numbers were completely deleted. Parts of the old I-494 / I-694 exist as US 41 (Lake Shore Drive) and as an Ohio Street connection. In addition, I-494 was planned as the Crosstown Expressway at one point as the western bypass of Chicago.

In 1998, the Illinois Tollway removed all of the Deerfield Toll Plaza north of the I-294 / I-94 junction and was then considered one of the worst hooks in the toll system. It was replaced by the Huehl Road Toll Plaza on Eden's Lane to calculate the traffic on I-94 to Chicago. Tolls have been removed from the north exit / south entrance to I-294 on Lake Cook Road, while tolls at Waukegan Toll Plaza have been increased and additional toll booths at the exits south of Deerfield on Lake Cook Road, Willow Road and Golf Road (Illinois Route 58, IL 58) were built. At these locations, toll booths have also been added at the entrance ramps to I-94 heading north.

The Edens Expressway section of the I-94 was last renovated from 1978 to 1980. [3] From 2007 to 2009 the I-94 between IL 173 (Rosecrans Road) and IL 22 (Half Day Road) was expanded from six to eight lanes. [4]

In 1996, the Calumet Expressway was renamed in honor of Bishop Louis Henry Ford, leader of the Church of God in Christ, who died last year. [5]

On April 4, 2008, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) closed one lane in each direction for the entire length of the freeway. The closings lasted until August 2008 and took place before the main line was repaired and replaced. In addition, the $ 42.8 million project consisted of rehabilitating six bridges and improving drainage at four underpasses. [6]

The Calumet Expressway was originally an extension of Doty Avenue. There were traffic lights at the intersections of Doty with 111th, 115th, and 130th, but intersections were built in the early 1960s. The freeway was originally designated IL 1, Alternate US 30, and certain parts of US 6 and IL 83, but IL 1 returned to Halsted Street and US 6 and IL 83 were directed onto Torrence Avenue. In 1962 the connection between the Calumet Expressway and the Dan Ryan Expressway was opened and is now part of the Bishop Ford.

Between 2006 and 2007, the part south of 159th Street was reconstructed as part of the Kingery Expressway - Southland Interchange project. The section between 159th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive was redeveloped and re-surfaced in mid to late 2009. [7]

End list

districtplacemi [1]kmFinish [1]aimsRemarks
lakeNewport Township0,000,00I-41 North / I-94 West / US 41 North - MilwaukeeContinued to Wisconsin
0,560,901ACR A1 (Russell Road)Signed as exit 1 in a westerly direction
0,961,541BUS 41 South (Skokie Highway) to IL 173 - Waukegan
I-41 ends
The east end of I-41 / US 41 overlaps. north end of the Three State Toll Road; southern terminus of I-41; Exit to the east and entrance to the west
Zion2.363,802IL 173 (Rosecrans Road)Exit to the west and entrance to the east
Wadsworth4,907.89Waukegan Toll Plaza
Gurnee8.4813.658IL 132 (Grand Avenue)Signed as exits 8A (west) and 8B (east)
10.2116.4310IL 21 (Milwaukee Avenue)Exit to the east and entrance to the west
11.2318.0711IL 120 (Belvidere Road)Exit to the west and entrance to the east; signed as exits 11A (east) and 11B (west)
North Chicago13.8522.2913IL 137 (Buckley Road)Exit to the east and entrance to the west pay tolls
Libertyville16.1125.9316IL 176 (Rockland Road)Exit to the west and entrance to the east
Lake Forest18.0729.08Lake Forest Oasis
19.0330.6319IL 60 (Town Line Road)Exit to the east and entrance to the west pay tolls
Lincolnshire21,8835.2121IL 22 (half-day road)Exit to the east and entrance to the west pay tolls
Deerfield24.3139.1224Deerfield RoadExit to the west and entrance to the east; No trucks are allowed on Deerfield Road East
Lake - Cook
County line
Deerfield - Northbrook
City line
25.3240,7525ALake Cook RoadExit to the east and entrance to the west pay tolls; Exit north and enter south on I-294
I-294 South (Tri-State Tollway South) - Indiana, O'Hare
Exit to the east and entrance to the west; northern terminus of I-294; west end of Eden's trail
cookNorthbrook26.4442,55Eden's trail Toll Plaza [8]
27,8444,8027IL 43