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Illinois Route 58

Illinois Route 58 (IL 58), also known as Golf Road or Evanston-Elgin Road for most of its route, is a state highway in northeast Illinois. It runs from Illinois Route 25 (Liberty Street) in Elgin east to U.S. Route 41 (Skokie Boulevard) in Skokie. This is a distance of 27.88 miles (44.87 km).[2]

Illinois Route 58 marker

Illinois Route 58
Golf Road
Evanston-Elgin Road
IL 58 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length28.30 mi[2] (45.54 km)
Existed1924[1]–present
Major junctions
West end IL 25 in Elgin
  I-290 / IL 53 in Schaumburg
US 14 in Des Plaines
US 12 in Des Plaines
US 45 in Des Plaines

I-294 in Glenview
US 14 / IL 43 in Morton Grove
I-94 in Skokie
East end US 41 in Skokie
Location
CountiesKane, Cook
Highway system
IL 57IL 59

Route descriptionEdit

 
Signage on IL 58 informing drivers of its eastern terminus at US 41 in Skokie

It is a four-lane road for most of its length, and six lanes through a very high-traffic corridor between Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. The only section that is not multilane is from just east of Waverly Drive in Elgin to just west of Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates.

Starting in Elgin, the road is called Summit Street. Just east of Shales Parkway in Elgin, the road is named Golf Road, which the route is commonly called locally, after the minuscule town of Golf that the route passes through.

The junction of Illinois 58 and Illinois Route 72 (Higgins Road) in Hoffman Estates form one of the only six-lane by six-lane sharply angled intersections in the state. Left turns used to be prohibited from Golf Road onto Higgins Road because of the sharp angle, but recent road construction has made a separate lane for doing this in both directions.

In Des Plaines, Illinois 58 and U.S. 14 (as the Northwest Highway here) use other minor feeder roads to provide access to each other. The feeder roads are accessible via a two-lane traffic circle north of the overpass—arguably the busiest traffic circle in the Chicago metropolitan area.[citation needed]

The road continues to run east from Golf towards Skokie, turning south and running concurrent with Illinois Route 43 (Waukegan Road) before displacing U.S. Route 14 at Dempster Street as it turns back east towards U.S. 41.

HistoryEdit

SBI Route 58 is the same as it was in 1924, with parts of it called the Evanston-Elgin Road. Before 1972, it terminated at Sheridan Road (then part of IL 42).[3] In 1972, it was dropped east of U.S. 41.[4][1]

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[5]kmDestinationsNotes
KaneElgin0.00.0  IL 25 (Liberty Street)Western terminus of IL 58
CookHoffman Estates3.86.1  IL 59 (Sutton Road)
Hoffman EstatesSchaumburg
village line
8.914.3  IL 72 (Higgins Road)
SchaumburgRolling Meadows
city line
12.620.3   
    I-290 / IL 53 to I-90
I-290 exit 1
Arlington Heights14.122.7  IL 62 (Algonquin Road)
Mount ProspectDes Plaines
city line
16.927.2  IL 83 (Elmhurst Road)
Des Plaines18.529.8  US 14 (Miner Street, Northwest Highway, Ronald Reagan Highway)Access via State Street/Broadway Street
19.331.1  US 12 (Rand Road)
19.831.9  US 45 (Des Plaines River Road)
20.833.5   
  I-294 north (Tri-State Tollway) – Wisconsin
No access from or to I-294 south; I-294 exit 45
Niles22.335.9  IL 21 (Milwaukee Avenue)
Morton Grove24.339.1  IL 43 north (Waukegan Road)North end of IL 43 overlap
25.340.7   US 14 east (Ronald Reagan Highway) / IL 43 south (Waukegan Road)South end of IL 43 overlap
Skokie27.243.8  I-94 (Edens Expressway)I-94 exit 37
28.0445.13  US 41 (Skokie Boulevard)Eastern terminus of IL 58
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 41 thru 60. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2009-01-03.
  3. ^ Illinois Division of Highways; Rand McNally (1971). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:772,500]. Springfield: Illinois Division of Highways – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  4. ^ Illinois Department of Transportation (1972). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:772,500]. Springfield: Illinois Department of Transportation – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  5. ^ Google Maps

External linksEdit

Route map:

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