Illinois Route 132

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Illinois Route 132 marker

Illinois Route 132
Grand Avenue
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 13.57 mi[2] (21.84 km)
Existed: 1950[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 59 in Fox Lake Hills
  US 45 in Lindenhurst
I-94 in Gurnee
US 41 in Gurnee
East end: IL 131 in Waukegan
Location
Counties: Lake
Highway system
IL 131 IL 133

Illinois Route 132 is an arterial state road that connects Illinois Route 59 near Fox Lake Hills, with Illinois Route 131 in Waukegan. It is known as Grand Avenue for its entire length, and Grand Avenue extends west beyond Lindenhurst to near U.S. Route 12, 12 miles (19 km) west. Though Illinois 132 is one of the busiest state highways in Illinois, it is only 13.57 miles (21.84 km) long (21.83 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

The intersection of Interstate 94 and Illinois 132. Gurnee Mills and Six Flags are highlighted.

Illinois 132 serves the town of Gurnee. Grand Avenue is the main road to both the Gurnee Mills Shopping Center and Six Flags Great America. At this point Illinois 132 is a divided, six lane road—its length wavers between 2 and 6 lanes around Gurnee.

Because Route 132 is a well-traveled road in suburban Chicago, it is also a major suburban Chicago shopping and industry corridor, especially on the Grand Avenue section of the route. A variety of car dealers, retail stores, full-service restaurants, mid-range hotels, etc. are located on this roadway.

History[edit]

SBI Route 132 was initially what is now Illinois Route 121 from Decatur to Mattoon in central Illinois; in 1937, Illinois 121 replaced Illinois 131 and Illinois 132. In 1950 it was reassigned to the whole stretch of Grand Avenue; in 1967 it was dropped east of Illinois 131 and west of Illinois Route 59.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Lake County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Fox Lake Hills 0.0 0.0 IL 59 (Fox Lake Road)
Lake Villa 2.6 4.2 IL 83
Lindenhurst 7.0 11.3 US 45
Gurnee 9.9 15.9 I-94 (Tri-State Tollway) Cloverleaf interchange
11.2 18.0 IL 21 (Riverside Drive)
12.7 20.4 US 41 (Skokie Highway)
Waukegan 13.57 21.84 IL 131 (Green Bay Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 121 thru 140. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center. T2 GIS Data. Retrieved April 7, 2006. As documented in Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Lengths/Illinois.
  3. ^ Google (2009-01-11). "overview map of State Highway 132 Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 

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