Interstate 90, Illinois
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Interstate 90

Interstate 90 runs east-west across North-Eastern Illinois. This highway links the Rockford Metro to Downtown Chicago.

While in Illinois, I-90 is multi-plexed several times.

I-90 is multi-plexed with...

...Interstate 39, from the Wisonsin/Illinois State Line to Cherry Valley.

...U.S. Rt. 51, from near the Wisconsin/Illinois State Line to Cherry Valley.

...Interstate 94, from the Edens Expressway to the Chicago Skyway.


Interstate 90 in Illinois has a gap in it. Originally, I-90 was routed along the Chicago Skyway. Recently, documents uncovered by the Chicago Street Department showed that the skyway never recieved interstate designation. Thus, the city placed "TO" banners over the shields. IDOT still labels that I-90 goes down the skyway. The Indiana East-West Toll Road also labels that I-90 continues down the skyway.


IDOT still labels I-90 going down the Chicago Skyway.


While in Illinois, I-90 crosses the following interstates.

Interstate 39, at Rockford.

A BGS on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90.

A BGS two miles from the interchange.

A BGS one mile from the split of I-39 & I-90.

Another BGS on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90.

EB I-90 at SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51.

EB I-90; SB I-39/U.S. Rt 51 at Cherry Valley.
Photo from: Paul Dienhart

A BGS on WB I-90.

A BGS for I-39 on WB I-90.

WB I-90 at I-39.

A BGS 13 miles from the interchange on SB I-39/EB I-90. (July, 2015)

SB I-39/EB I-90 two miles from their split. (July, 2015)

SB I-39/EB I-90 over one mile from their split. (July, 2015)

SB I-39/EB I-90 one mile from their split. (July, 2015)

SB I-39/EB I-90 near their split. (July, 2015)

SB I-39/EB I-90 at their split. (July, 2015)
Interstate 290, at Schamburg.

A BGS on WB I-90.

WB I-90 near I-290.

WB I-90 at I-290.

The first BGS on EB I-90 for I-290.

A BGS on EB I-90, two miles from I-290/IL St Rt 53.

EB I-90, near I-290.

EB I-90 near I-290.

EB I-90 at I-290.
Interstate 190, (John F. Kennedy Expressway) at O'Hare International Airport.
Interstate 294, (Tri-State Tollway) at O'Hare International Airport.

A BGS for I-294 on EB I-90.

EB I-90 one mile from I-190/294.

EB I-90 near I-190/294.

EB I-90 at I-190/294.

WB I-90 near I-190/294.

WB I-90 at River Road, near I-190/294.

A BGS on WB I-90 at I-190/294.

A BGS two miles from I-190/294.

WB I-90 under one mile from I-190/294.

WB I-90 a half mile from I-190/294.

WB I-90 near I-190/294.

WB I-90 at I-190/294.
Interstate 94, (Edens Expressway) in Chicago.

WB I-90/94 two miles from their split. (June, 2013)

WB I-90/94 one mile from their split. (June, 2013)

WB I-90/94 near their split. (June, 2013)

WB I-90/94 just before their split. (June, 2013)

WB I-90/94 at their split. (June, 2013)

EB I-90/94 at the Edens Junction.

Interstate 290, (Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway) in Downtown Chicago.

Overhead sign on WB I-90/94 near I-290

WB I-90/94 at I-290.

Entrance to the ramp to Congress Parkway/I-290.

Ramp to WB I-290.

First BGS for I-290 on EB I-90/94.

BGS one and a half miles form I-290 on EB I-90/94.

EB I-90/94 at I-290.

Ramp from EB I-90/94 to WB I-290.

EB I-90/94 before I-290.

Lane markers for the interchange on EB I-90/94.

Lane markers near I-290 on EB I-90/94.

EB I-90/94 at I-290.

The ramp from EB I-90/94 to I-290.
Interstate 55, (Stevenson Expressway) in Chicago.

A BGS on WB I-90/94 Locals.

Another set of BGS's on WB I-90/94 Locals near 31st.

WB I-90/94 Locals at NB I-55.

Ramp from WB I-90/94 to NB I-55.

WB I-90/94 south of I-55. (November, 2007)

WB I-90/94 near I-55. (November, 2007)

WB I-90/94 at the first ramp for I-55. (November, 2007)

WB I-90/94-Express about two miles from I-55.

WB I-90/94-Express near I-55.

WB I-90/94/Express at NB I-55.

EB I-90/94 one mile from I-55. (September, 2010)

EB I-90/94 a half mile from I-55. (September, 2010)

EB I-90/94 near 18th Street and I-55. (September, 2010)

EB I-90/94 at I-55. (September, 2010)
Interstate 94, (Dan Ryan Expressway) at Chicago.

A BGS four miles north of I-90 at the Chicago Skyway on EB I-90/94. (November, 2007)

EB I-90/94 two miles from the split of I-90/94. (November, 2007)

A BGS for the Chicago Skyway in the Express Lanes of I-90/94. (November, 2007)

EB I-90/94 one mile from their split. (November, 2007)

EB I-94 at I-90. (November, 2007)

A BGS for I-90 on EB I-90/94 four miles from the interchange. (January, 2016)

A BGS for I-90 on EB I-90/94 two miles from the interchange. (January, 2016)

A BGS for I-90 on EB I-90/94 one mile from the interchange. (January, 2016)

A BGS for I-90 on EB I-90/94. (January, 2016)

EB I-90/94 near I-90. (January, 2016)

EB I-90/94 before I-90. (January, 2016)

EB I-90/94 at I-90. (January, 2016)

Names of I-90 in Illinois.
Dan Ryan Expressway, from 51st Street/Chicago Skyway to I-290/Circle Interchange at Downtown Chicago.


John F. Kennedy Expressway, from I-290/Circle Interchange to I-190 at O'Hare International Airport.





Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, from I-190/O'Hare International Airport to the Wisconsin/Illinois State Line.


Toll Plazas on I-90 in Illinois.
South Beloit Toll Plaza #1 at Rockton.

Toll warning sign on NB I-39/WB I-90. (Sept. 2003)

Overhead lane markers on NB I-39/WB I-90. (Sept. 2003)

Stop ahead sign on NB I-39/WB I-90. (Sept. 2003)

The South Beloit Toll Plaza. (Sept. 2003)

The first toll wrning sign on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90.

A lane marking sign on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90.

The stop ahead sign on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90.

The first toll warning sign on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90. (April, 2007)

The half mile sign for the toll plaza on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90. (April, 2007)

The lane markers near the plaza on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90. (April, 2007)

SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90 at the divide for the I-PASS and Cash lanes. (April, 2007)

SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90 at the South Beloit Plaza. (April, 2007)

SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90 at the I-PASS Lanes. (April, 2007)

The one mile warning sign on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90. (July, 2015)

The half mile sign on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90. (July, 2015)

The lane markers for the SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90. (July, 2015)

The stop ahead sign on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90 (July, 2015)

The South Beloit Plaza. (July, 2015)

The I-Pass lanes on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90. (July, 2015)

The price chart on SB I-39/U.S. Rt. 51; EB I-90. (July, 2015)
Belvidere Toll Plaza #5 at Belvidere. Westbound Only

The first toll warning sign on EB I-90.

Lane markers on EB I-90.

The stop ahead signs on EB I-90.

The Belvidere Toll Plaza on EB I-90.

Looking at the Belvidere Toll Plaza from the EB lanes. (April, 2007)

WB I-90 one mile from the Belvidere Toll Plaza. (April, 2012)

WB I-90 a half mile from the Belvidere Toll Plaza. (April, 2012)

Lane markers on WB I-90. (April, 2012)

The plaza on WB I-90. (April, 2012)
Marengo-Hampshire Toll Plaza #7 at Hampshire. Eastbound Only

The first toll warning sign on EB I-90.

Lane markers on EB I-90.

The stop ahead signs on EB I-90.

The plaza ID plaque.
Elgin Toll Plaza #9 at Elgin.

The first warning sign on WB I-90. (Sept. 2004)

A set of lane markers on WB I-90. (Sept. 2004)

A stop ahead overhead sign on WB I-90. (Sept. 2004)

The first warning sign one mile from the Elgin Toll on WB I-90. (April, 2010)

WB I-90 a half mile from the Elgin Toll. (April, 2010)

Lane markers on WB I-90. (April, 2010)

The stop ahead sign on WB I-90. (April, 2010)

WB I-90 at the Elgin Toll Plaza. (April, 2010)

WB I-90 at the Elgin Toll Plaza I-PASS Lanes. (April, 2010)
Devon Ave. Toll Plaza #17 at Des Plaines. Westbound Only

EB I-90 near the Devon Toll Plaza.

EB I-90 near the Devon Toll Plaza.

EB I-90 at the Devon Toll Plaza.

WB I-90 one mile from the toll plaza. (November, 2007)

WB I-90 a half mile from the plaza. (November, 2007)

Lane markers on WB I-90. (November, 2007)

The Devon Ave. Toll Plaza on the WB I-90. (November, 2007)

WB I-90 in the I-PASS lanes at the Devon Ave. Toll Plaza. (February, 2009)

WB I-90 one mile from the Devon Toll Plaza. (June, 2013)

WB I-90 a half mile from the Devon Toll Plaza. (June, 2013)

WB I-90 at the lane markers for the Devon Toll Plaza. (June, 2013)

The price sign for the cash lanes on WB I-90 at the Devon Toll Plaza. (June, 2013)

WB I-90 at the Devon Toll Plaza. (June, 2013)
River Road Toll Plaza #19 at Rosemont. Eastbound Only

The first toll warning sign on the EB I-90.

Another toll warning sign on EB I-90.

A stop ahead sign on the EB I-90.

The River Road Toll Plaza.

EB I-90 one mile from the River Road Toll Plaza. (November, 2007)

EB I-90 one half mile from the plaza. (November, 2007)

Lane markers on EB I-90. (November, 2007)

The River Road Toll Plaza on the EB I-90. (November, 2007)

Branches of I-90 in Illinois.


Photos of I-90 in Illinois.
Chicago-Dan Ryan Expressway
Chicago-Kennedy Expressway
O'Hare to Kane/Mc Henry County Line
Kane/Mc Henry County Line to Illinois/Wisconsin State Line

26 August 2016