Illinois Route 58
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length:||28.30 mi (45.54 km)|
|Existed:||1924 – present|
|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|
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).
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.
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.
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.
|Hoffman Estates||8.9||IL 72|
||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.|
|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|
|20.8||I-294||No access to southbound I-294; use US 14. Exit from southbound I-294 only.|
|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|
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