Illinois Route 58

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Illinois Route 58 marker

Illinois Route 58
Golf Road
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 28.30 mi[2] (45.54 km)
Existed: 1924[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 Niles
I-94 in Skokie
East end: US 41 in Skokie
Location
Counties: Kane, Cook
Highway system
IL 57 IL 59

Illinois Route 58 (known as Golf 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]

Route description[edit]

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, afterr 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.

History[edit]

SBI Route 58 is the same as it was in 1924, with parts of it called the Evanston-Elgin Road. In 1972 it was dropped east of U.S. 41, possibly from a former eastern terminus at Sheridan Road.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Kane Elgin 0.0 0.0 IL 25
Cook Streamwood 3.8 6.1 IL 59
Hoffman Estates 8.9 14.3 IL 72
Schaumburg 14.1 22.7 IL 62
Mount Prospect 16.9 27.2 IL 83
Des Plaines 18.5 29.8 US 14 Access via State Street/Broadway Street
19.3 31.1 US 12
19.8 31.9 US 45
20.8 33.5 I-294 Southbound exit from and northbound entrance to I-294
Niles 22.3 35.9 IL 21
Morton Grove 24.3 39.1 IL 43 north North end of IL 43 overlap
25.3 40.7 US 14 / IL 43 south South end of IL 43 overlap
Skokie 27.2 43.8 I-94
28.04 45.13 US 41
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  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. ^ Google Maps

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing