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Adlai E. Stevenson Expressway

The Adlai E. Stevenson Expressway is the main connector between the southwest suburbs and the Chicago-Loop. This runs from Lake Shore Drive, west-southwest out of the city. The offical end point is the Tri-State Tollway. In recent years Chicago traffic reporters have ended it at the Veterans Memorial Tollway. That location is also the Will/Du Page County Line. Past that point it is only refered to at "I-55 through Will County."

This expressway was opened in 1964. the orignal name was the "Southside Expressway". It was renamed in 1965 after formor Governor and U.N. Ambassador Stevenson.

The Stevenson Expressway is designated as Interstate 55 the enitre length.

The Stevenson Expressway passes through the following towns in Illinois.
Chicago
Summit
Bedford Park
Hodgkins
Countryside
Indian Head Park

The Stevenson Expressway is controlled by the Illinois Department of Tranportation.


The Stevenson Expressway crossed the following interstates in Illinois.
Interstate 90, (Dan Ryan Expressway) at Chicago.
Interstate 94, (Dan Ryan Expressway) at Chicago.



NB Stevenson around the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94).

Interstate 294, (Tri-State Tollway) at Hinsdale/Willow Springs.

A BGS on NB Stevenson.

NB Stevenson over a mile from I-294.

NB Stevenson near NB I-294.

NB Stevenson at NB I-294.

A marker for SB I-294 on NB Stevenson.


BGS on NB I-294.

Sign assembly on IL St Rt 43 (Harlem Ave.). One of few places that has a "Stevenson Expressway" sign.

NB Stevenson at California Ave. in Chicago.

Looking at the Chicago Skyline from NB Stevenson, near Ashland Ave.

SB Stevenson near Damen Ave. in Chicago.

BGS on overhead in picture above.

A guide sign on NB Stevenson.

Nearing the end of NB Stevenson at Lake Shore Drive (U.S. Rt. 41) in Chicago.

3 January 2011