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Illinois Route 43 (IL 43) is a 60.30-mile-long (97.04 km) major north–south state road in the U.S. state of Illinois. It runs from U.S. Route 30 (US 30) in Frankfort north to the large intersection of IL 120 (Belvidere Road) and US 41 (Skokie Highway) in Waukegan.

Illinois Route 43 marker

Illinois Route 43
Harlem Avenue
Waukegan Road
IL 43 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT and CDOT
Length60.30 mi[2] (97.04 km)
Existed1967[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 30 in Frankfort
  I-80 in Tinley Park
US 6 in Orland Park
US 12 / US 20 in Bridgeview
I-55 in Summit
US 34 in Berwyn

I-290 / IL 110 (CKC) in Oak Park
I-90 in Chicago
US 14 / IL 58 in Morton Grove

I-94 in Northbrook
North end US 41 / IL 120 in Park City
Location
CountiesWill, Cook, Lake
Highway system
IL 41US 45

Route descriptionEdit

 
Illinois Route 43 in Bridgeview, looking north.

Illinois 43 is called Waukegan Road for the first 20 miles (32 km) until its intersection with Oakton Street in Niles; it then follows that road west one block until it turns back south and remains Harlem Avenue for the duration. When Illinois Route 50 begins in Skokie and Illinois Route 171 begins in Chicago, It parallels those routes for much of the rest of its length. It enters, exits, and runs parallel to Chicago limits several times, passing through or parallel to Edison Park, Norwood Park, Dunning, Montclare, and Austin on the Northwest Side then Garfield Ridge and Clearing on the Southwest Side. Listed as 7200 West in the Chicago address system, it is one of seven state roads that travel through the city of Chicago.

HistoryEdit

Illinois 43 was originally part of what is now US 136 and IL 10 from Havana to Mason City.[3] By 1935, Illinois 43 was moved to what is now Illinois Route 4 from Olive Township to Oraville.[4] By 1964, Illinois 4 acquired all of Illinois 43.[5] In 1967, Illinois Route 42A, which originally followed Waukegan Road and Harlem Avenue, was decommissioned and was replaced by Illinois 43.[1][6]

In Deerfield, Route 43 is designated a Blue Star Memorial Highway.[7]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[8]kmDestinationsNotes
WillCook
county line
Frankfort0.000.00   US 30 / Lincoln HighwayHarlem Avenue continues south
Tinley Park3.15.0  I-80 – Joliet, GaryI-80 exit 148
CookOrland ParkTinley Park line6.610.6  US 6 (159th Street)
Palos Heights11.718.8  IL 83 (119th Street, College Drive)
Worth13.321.4  IL 7 south (Southwest Highway)Northern terminus of IL 7
Bridgeview14.723.7     
    US 12 / US 20 (95th Street, Grant Highway) to I-294
Interchange
Forest View20.432.8  I-55 (Stevenson Expressway)I-55 exit 283
Lyons21.634.8  Historic US 66 west (Joliet Road, Will Rogers Highway)Southern end of Historic US 66 concurrency
Riverside22.135.6   US 34 west (Walter Payton Memorial Highway) / Historic US 66 east (Ogden Avenue, Will Rogers Highway)Northern end of Historic US 66 concurrency; Eastern terminus of US 34
Forest Park25.541.0  
   I-290 / IL 110 (CKC) (Eisenhower Expressway)
I-290 exit 21B
River Forest27.944.9  IL 64 (North Avenue)
Chicago31.049.9  IL 19 (Irving Park Road)
33.053.1  IL 72 west (Higgins Avenue)Eastern terminus of IL 72
33.153.3  I-90 (Kennedy Expressway)I-90 exit 81A
Niles35.557.1  IL 21 north (Milwaukee Avenue)Southern terminus of IL 21
Morton Grove37.059.5  US 14 east (Caldwell Avenue, Ronald Reagan Highway)Southern end of US 14 concurrency
37.360.0   US 14 west (Ronald Reagan Highway) / IL 58 east (Dempster Street)Northern end of US 14 concurrency / Southern end of IL 58 concurrency
38.361.6  IL 58 west (Golf Road, Evanston-Elgin Road)Northern end of IL 58 concurrency
Northbrook44.571.6  IL 68 (Dundee Road)
45.072.4 
  I-94 west (Edens Spur) – Milwaukee
CookLake
county line
Deerfield45.673.4Lake Cook Road
LakeBannockburn49.279.2  IL 22 (Half Day Road)
Lake Forest52.183.8  IL 60 (Kennedy Road)
Lake Bluff54.988.4  IL 176 (Rockland Road)
North Chicago57.191.9  IL 137 (Buckley Road)
Park City60.3097.04   US 41 north (Skokie Highway) / IL 120 (Belvidere Road) – GrayslakeIL 120: Southbound exit and northbound entrance; US 41: Northbound exit and southbound entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External linksEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rick. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 41 thru 60. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 28, 2006.
  2. ^ Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  3. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1934). Official Road Map Illinois (Map). [c. 1:950,000 and c. 1:1,110,000]. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State. OCLC 183709045 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  4. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; H.M. Gousha (1935). Official Road Map Illinois (Map). [c. 1:950,000 and c. 1:1,110,000]. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  5. ^ Illinois Division of Highways; Rand McNally (1964). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:757,500]. Springfield: Illinois Division of Highways – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  6. ^ Illinois Division of Highways; Rand McNally (1967). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:772,500]. Springfield: Illinois Division of Highways – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  7. ^ Blue Star Memorial Highway plaque located at the intersection of Waukegan Road and Hazel Avenue
  8. ^ Google Maps, [1]