Interstate 290 (Illinois)

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Interstate 290 marker

Interstate 290
Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway
I-290 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length29.84 mi[1] (48.02 km)
Existed1955–present
HistoryFinished in 1972
Major junctions
West end
I-90 / IL 53 in Rolling Meadows
 
East end
I-90 / I-94 / IL 110 (CKC) in Chicago
Highway system
I-280I-294

Interstate 290 (I-290) is an auxiliary Interstate Highway that runs westwards from the Chicago Loop.

The portion of I-290 from I-294 to its east end is officially called the Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway. In short form, it is known as "the Ike" or the Eisenhower. Before being designated the Eisenhower Expressway, the highway was called the Congress Expressway because of the surface street that was located approximately in its path and onto which I-290 runs at its eastern terminus in the Chicago Loop.

References[change | change source]

  1. Staff (October 31, 2002). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 5, 2014.