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Dwight D. Eisenhower Expresway

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.


The Eisenhower Expressway crosses the following interstates in Illinois.
Interstate 90, (Dan Ryan Expressway/John F. Kennedy Expressway) at Downtown Chicago.
Interstate 94, (Dan Ryan Expressway/John F. Kennedy Expressway) at Downtown Chicago.

EB Eisenhower one mile from I-90/94.

EB Eisenhower near I-90/94.

Another set of BGS's on EB Eishenhower.

EB Eishenhower at I-90/94.

EB I-290/IL St Rt 110 one mile from I-90/94.

EB I-290/IL St Rt 110 under one mile from I-90/94.

EB I-290/IL St Rt 110 before I-90/94.

EB I-290/IL St Rt 110 at I-90/94.

WB I-290 near I-90/94. (June, 2013)

WB I-290 at I-90/94. (June, 2013)

The ramps from WB I-290 dividing for both directions of I-90/94. (June, 2013)
Interstate 294, (Tri-State Tollway) at Hillside.
Interstate 88, (Reagan Tollway) at Hillside.

A overhead set of BGS's on WB Eisenhower.


WB Eisenhower at Wolf Road in Hillside.

EB Eisenhower near 17th Avenue near Maywood.

EB Eisenhower near Des Plaines Ave. in Maywood.

EB Eisenhower in Oak Park.

The mileage chart along EB Eisenhower in Oak Park.

EB Eisenhower, just east of Austin Blvd.

A street sign for the Eishenhower Expressway.

EB Eisenhower near Laramie in Chicago.

EB Eisenhower near Pulaski in Chicago.

EB Eisenhower near the Loop.

EB Eishenhower at the Circle Interchange.

WB Eishenhower crossing the Chicago River.

WB Eishenhower at the Chicago River.

End of the Eishenhower Expressway.

The eastern end of I-290. (June, 2013)

The eastern end marker. (June, 2013)

Looking at the end of the I-290 expressway.

The expressway end marker. (June, 2013)

The EB Eisenhower ends here at the Chicago Stock Exchange.

10 October 2010