The Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway is a east-west highway running from the loop straight west to the near western suburbs. The eastern end point is at Wells Street in Chicago. This ends in the west at Interstate 294/88.
The western end point has been disputed. Some say it is at Schaumburg. Actually from the Tri-State/East-West Tollway (Interstate 88/294), in Hillside, to Thorndale Ave. is known as the "290 Extention". From Throrndale Ave. north to Lake-Cook Road is known locally as "Route 53".
This expressway was opened in 1954. The name was orignaly, the Congress Street Expressway. Ten years later, in 1964, it was renamed the Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway. This was to honor the Formor President and World War II vetran.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway carries the Interstate 290 designation the entire way. At one time Interstate 90 was routed along this expressway. Currently, I-90 runs along the John F. Kennedy Expressway and Addams Tollway. The Eisenhower Expressway passes through the following towns in Illinois. Chicago Oak Park Forest Park Maywood Bellwood Westchester Hillside Berkeley
The Eisenhower Expressway is controlled by the Illinois Department of Tranportation.