Illinois Route 68

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Illinois Route 68 marker

Illinois Route 68
Dundee Road
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 25.74 mi[2] (41.42 km)
Existed: 1942[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 72 in East Dundee
  US 14 in Inverness
US 12 in Palatine
US 45 / IL 21 in Wheeling
East end: I-94 / US 41 in Glencoe
Location
Counties: Kane, Cook
Highway system
US 67 I-70

Illinois Route 68 is an east–west state highway in northeast Illinois. It runs east from Illinois Route 72 (Higgins Road) in the Dundee area to the Interstate 94/U.S. Route 41 concurrency (Edens Expressway) in Glencoe. This is a distance of 25.74 miles (41.42 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 68 is called Dundee Road east of Route 25. It is known as Penny Avenue in East Dundee. East in Glencoe it continues as a local road to Green Bay Road.

The Dundee area refers to the cities of East Dundee and West Dundee. The towns are named after Dundee, Scotland, the hometown of a young settler who won the naming rights in a competition.

History[edit]

SBI Route 68 originally ran from Lake Bluff to the Wisconsin state line on what is now Illinois Route 131 and U.S. Route 41. Route 68 was changed to these routes from 1935 through 1937. In 1942, it was moved to the current Illinois 68 between Illinois Route 59 and then Illinois Route 42, which is still Sheridan Road to this day. In 1972, Illinois 68 was dropped east of U.S. 41, which today is also Interstate 94. The next year, it was extended west to East Dundee, replacing Illinois Route 63 and Illinois Route 22A.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Kane East Dundee 0.00 0.00 IL 72 (Main Street) Western terminus
IL 25
Cook Barrington Hills IL 62 south (Algonquin Road) Western end of IL 62 concurrency
IL 62 north Eastern end of IL 62 concurrency
IL 59 north (New Sutton Road/Hawthorne Road) Western end of IL 59 concurrency
IL 59 south Eastern end of IL 59 concurrency
Palatine US 14 (Northwest Highway) Diamond interchange
US 12 (Rand Road)
IL 53
Wheeling IL 83
IL 21 (Milwaukee Avenue)
Northbrook IL 43 (Waukegan Road)
Glencoe 25.74 41.42 I-94 / US 41 Eastern terminus; roadway continues as Dundee Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 61 thru 80. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 24, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.