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Illinois State Route 390
Elgin-O'Hare Expressway

The Elgin-O'Hare Expressway is a, aprox., 6 miles expressway in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. It starts at IL St Rt 53 and Throndale in Itasca and head west to U.S. Rt. 20 near Hanover Park. This expressway is unique because it doesn't goto or through Elgin or O'Hare International Airport.

The Du Page County Board has approved a plan for agrements to design a western access road into O'Hare International Airport. This effort would give the airport a second entrance. It would most likely be a extension of the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway.*

Chicago may Richard Daley agreed to protect a 300-foot corridor of land at O'Hare Airport. This could be used to extend the EOE to the airport. Runway 14-32L would have to be replaced before the highway could be built. The agreement was signed by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Du Page County, and the City of Chicago. This agreement gives the state a option on building a bypass road to link Interstate 294 and Interstate 90.**

A BGS on WB I-290.

A BGS on WB I-290.

One of the first IL St Rt 390 shields posted on WB DPCH 26.

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The EOE passes through the following towns.
Hanover Park

The EOE does not cross any interstates.

A BGS on WB I-290.

A guide marker on WB I-290.

A guide marker on WB I-290.
Westbound on the EOE...

The eastern start of the EOE.

First overhead signs on the EOE.

WB EOE just past IL St Rt 53.

WB EOE west of IL St Rt 53.

WB EOE near Rosell Road.

WB EOE near Rosell Road.

First sign of west end on WB EOE.

Second over head at the west end of WB EOE.

At U.S. Rt. 20 (Lake Street), all traffic is forced off.

All traffic exits at U.S. Rt. 20.

Close up of the last overhead.
Eastbound on the EOE...

Entrance Ramp from WB U.S. Rt. 20 to EB EOE.

Entrance Ramp from EB U.S. Rt. 20 to EB EOE.

The west end of the EOE.

Looking west past U.S. Rt. 20. The road bed exist into the wilderness.

The ramp from EB U.S. Rt. 20 wraps around and passes under U.S. Rt. 20. The road bed for WB EOE exits.

EB EOE just past U.S. Rt. 20.

EB EOE near Gary Ave.

A junction marker on Gary Ave.

A set of guide markers on Gary Ave.

BGS on a service road along the EOE.

EB EOE near Rosell Road.

EB EOE near the Cook/Du Page County Line.

Overhead sign on EB EOE.

EB EOE near the end on EB EOE.

Traffic does a sharp curve at the east end of the EOE.

EB EOE goes around the curve at the end of the highway.

EB EOE ends at IL St Rt 53 with a stop light and turns into Thorndale Ave.

Thorndale Ave. at I-290.

*Chicago Sun-Times; 10 November 2004 Pg 16
**Daley sets aside land for O'Hare road (Chicago Sun-Times 18 May 2005)

7 December 2015