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 Mile[3] Junction Notes
Kane
Mile 0.00-0.17
Elgin 0 IL 25
Cook
Mile 0.00-27.87
Streamwood 3.8 IL 59
Hoffman Estates 8.9 IL 72
Schaumburg 12.2 I-290

IL 53

No direct access to highway; use the frontage road to reach the IL 72 entrance. The southbound I-290 exit is marked as "To IL 58", and the northbound exit is combined with the IL-72 exit.
13.4 I-90 No direct access to highway; use the frontage road to the IL 72 entrance to northbound I-290/IL 53.
14.1 IL 62
Mount Prospect 16.9 IL 83
Des Plaines 18.5 US 14 No direct access; use State Street or Broadway Street
19.3 US 12 Red light camera enforcement intersection
19.8 US 45
20.8 I-294 No access to southbound I-294; use US 14. Exit from southbound I-294 only.
Niles 22.3 IL 21
Morton Grove 24.3 IL 43 IL 58 picks up IL 43 and heads south
25.3 US 14 IL 58 splits off IL 43 and heads east
Skokie 27.2 I-94
28.04 US 41

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: Google / Bing