Illinois Route 59
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length:||71.13 mi (114.47 km)|
|Existed:||1924 – present|
|South end:||I-55 in Shorewood|
| US 52 in Shorewood
US 30 in Plainfield
US 34 in Aurora
I-88 / IL 110 in Naperville
US 20 in Bartlett
I-90 in Hoffman Estates
US 14 in Barrington
US 12 in Wauconda
US 12 in Fox Lake
|North end:||IL 173 in Antioch|
|Counties:||Will, DuPage, Cook, Lake|
Illinois Route 59 is a north–south state highway in northeastern Illinois. It runs south from Illinois Route 173 in Antioch to I-55 in Shorewood, spanning the north–south width of Chicago's western suburbs. This is a distance of 71.13 miles (114.47 km).
Illinois 59 is a major four-lane arterial for most of its length, running parallel to and about five miles (8 km) east of the Fox River in Illinois. It is especially crowded in the suburbs of Naperville, West Chicago, and Plainfield. Most of Illinois 59 in that area is zoned commercially for about 5 miles (8 kilometers). Illinois 59 is the only numbered highway with a Metra station named after it on the BNSF line; this name differentiates the station from the main Naperville station further east on the line.
Illinois 59 is called Sutton Road in the vicinity of U.S. Route 20 (Lake Street) and Illinois Route 19 (Irving Park Road). Route 59 is called Neltnor Blvd. in the vicinity of Illinois Route 64 (North Avenue). Illinois Route 59 is known as Barrington Rd./Hough St. through Barrington. In the Shorewood area, Route 59 is known as Cottage St. and Brookforest Ave.
SBI Route 59 ran from Joliet to Antioch on the current Illinois 59. Illinois 59 was replaced by U.S. Route 66 as U.S. 66 made its way onto a new highway in 1940; by 1957, Illinois 59 had been returned to its original state.
Retail and Commerce
In almost every town or village spanning Route 59, retail development and sprawl can be found. The main shopping areas are Warrenville/Naperville/Aurora, West Chicago/Bartlett, Streamwood, and Hoffman Estates/South Barrington. Westfield Fox Valley in Aurora, Poplar Creek Crossing in Hoffman Estates, and The Arboretum of South Barrington can all be found along the Route 59 corridor.
||Shorewood||I-55 (Will Rogers Highway) – Normal, Bloomington, St. Louis||Southern terminus of IL 59|
|US 52 (Jefferson Street)|
|Plainfield||US 30 east / Lincoln Highway east (Joliet Road)||Southern end of US 30/Lincoln Highway concurrency|
|IL 126 (Will Rogers Highway, Main Street)|
|US 30 west / Lincoln Highway west (143rd Street)||Northern end of US 30/Lincoln Highway concurrency|
||Aurora||US 34 (Ogden Avenue)|
|Naperville||I-88 / IL 110 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) – Aurora, Chicago|
|Warrenville||IL 56 (Butterfield Road)|
|West Chicago||IL 38 (Roosevelt Road)|
|Lakewood||IL 64 (North Avenue)||Red light camera enforcement intersection (southbound only)|
||Bartlett||US 20 (Lake Street) – Elgin, Chicago|
|Streamwood||IL 19 (Irving Park Road)|
|Hoffman Estates||IL 58 (Golf Road)|
|I-90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) – Elgin, Chicago|
|South Barrington||IL 72 (Higgins Road)|
|Sutton||IL 62 / IL 68 west (Algonquin Road)||Southern end of IL 68 concurrency|
|Barrington||IL 68 east (Dundee Road)||Northern end of IL 68 concurrency|
||US 14 (Northwest Highway)|
|North Barrington||IL 22|
|Wauconda||US 12 east (Rand Road) – Des Plaines||Southern end of US 12 concurrency|
|IL 176 (Liberty Street, Wauconda Road)|
|Volo||IL 120 (Belvidere Road)|
|Fox Lake||IL 134 east (Big Hollow Road)||Western terminus of IL 134|
|US 12 west||Northern end of US 12 concurrency|
|Fox Lake Hills||IL 132 east (Grand Avenue)||Western terminus of IL 132|
|Antioch||IL 173||Northern terminus of IL 59|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 41 through 60. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2006.
- Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
- Metra. Metra Home Page. Retrieved May 2, 2006.