Chicago–Kansas City Expressway

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Route 110 marker Illinois Route 110 marker

Chicago–Kansas City Expressway
Route 110
Route information
Maintained by IDOT and MoDOT
Length: 527.6 mi[1][2] (849.1 km)
Missouri: 199.561 mi (321.162 km)
Illinois: 328 mi (528 km)
Existed: May 27, 2010 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-35 / I-435 in Claycomo, MO
East end: I-90 / I-94 / I-290 in Chicago, IL
Highway system

Route 109 MO Route 111
IL 109 IL IL 111

The Chicago–Kansas City Expressway is a highway that runs between Chicago, Illinois, and Claycomo, Missouri. The road is known as Route 110 in Missouri and Illinois Route 110 (IL 110) in Illinois. IL 110 was created through legislation on May 27, 2010, as the designated route for the Illinois portion of the Chicago–Kansas City Expressway.

Route description[edit]


The Expressway starts in downtown Claycomo, Missouri on Interstate 35 and leaves the city in a northeast direction. In Cameron, Missouri, the route turns east on U.S. 36 and crosses the state including driving through Chillicothe, Missouri and Macon, Missouri. East of Hannibal, Missouri, the route continues east on I-72 through Hannibal and across the Mississippi River.[3] U.S. 36 and Interstate 35 in Missouri are now in the process to have the comprehensive sign package similar to Illinois along the Chicago–Kansas City Expressway, including the Route 110 designation and the C-KC logo on every route marker between Hannibal and Kansas City.[4]

The sign inside Missouri consists of three letters, CKC. The first C is shaded red.


IL 110 heading east from IL 61 with US 136 and IL 336

IL 110 crosses into Illinois from the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge east of Hannibal. It follows Interstate 72 (I-72) east to I-172, then runs north with I-172 to IL 336 around the city of Quincy. Both routes run north to Carthage, where IL 110 and IL 336 join with U.S. Route 136 (US 136). All three routes run east to Macomb, where IL 110 then continues north with US 67 to Monmouth.

At Monmouth, IL 110 joins US 34 and runs east to I-74. IL 110 then joins I-74 and runs north to near the Quad Cities, joining with I-80 before joining I-88 eastbound. The two highways continue east to I-88's eastern terminus in Hillside, where IL 110 continues on I-290, terminating at the Circle Interchange near the Chicago Loop.


Cannon Ball Route[edit]

The Cannon Ball Route was a historic auto trail that ran from Hannibal, Missouri east-northeast to Chicago, Illinois.[5] The route was included in the 1917 Map of Marked Routes provided by the Illinois State Highway Department, a precursor to the modern-day Illinois Department of Transportation.

This highway routing closely parallels the Hannibal-Quincy to Chicago branch of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. This route stayed west and north of the Illinois River, so this route never had to cross the limited number of Illinois River bridges in 1917.

Southern Illinois[edit]

IL 110 was the designation for what is present-day IL 15 from St. Libory, Illinois to just south of Addieville, where it meets up with IL 160. During the World War II years, IL 15 was part of what is now IL 160, and the section from St. Libory to Addieville was IL 110. The number was dropped in favor of US 460; the present IL 15 and IL 160 routings came in the mid-1960s.

Raven Road in Washington County is a stub of the former IL 15, and that intersection was the eastern terminus of IL 110.

Current route[edit]

Efforts to construct a direct route from Chicago to Kansas City have been in the planning stages since its exclusion from the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s. These efforts have been led by the Tri-State Development Summit, an economic development group for western Illinois, southeastern Iowa, and northern Missouri[6][7] The proposed highway took different forms over time: a 1989 study found that a full, limited-access tollway running from Kansas Turnpike at Kansas City to the Indiana Toll Road at Gary or Tri-State Tollway near the Joliet area would cost $2–$2.5 billion, if funded entirely by private investors.[8]

In a joint resolution between the Illinois House and Senate in late May 2010,[9] an expressway project connecting Chicago-to-Kansas City was named Illinois Route 110 (IL 110). The path, 532 miles (856 km) in total,[10] follows parts of the existing IL 336, I-88, I-172, I-72, I-74, US 136, US 67 and connect the cities of Quincy, Macomb, Galesburg, a number of communities of the Chicago metropolitan area, including Chicago itself on I-290.[6][7][11]

In 2010, signs were posted with the "CKC" banner above the IL 110 sign. The Illinois Department of Transportation erected 470 IL 110 (CKC) signs at a cost of $94,000.[3][12]

Junction list[edit]

County Location[13] mi[2] km Exit Destinations Notes
Clay Claycomo 12A I-435 south – St. Louis Southern terminus; south end of I-35 overlap
12B I-435 north – St. Joseph, Kansas City International Airport Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Pleasant Valley 13 US 69 south – Pleasant Valley, Liberty, Glenaire, Claycomo South end of US 69 overlap; signed as exit 14 southbound
Liberty 16 Route 152 – Liberty, Kansas City International Airport
17 Route 291 to I-435 – Liberty, Kansas City International Airport
20 US 69 north / Route 33 – Excelsior Springs, Lawson North end of US 69 overlap
Kearney 26 Route 92 – Excelsior Springs, Kearney
Clinton Holt 33 Route PP – Holt, Lawson
  40 Route 116 – Polo, Lathrop
  48 US 69 – Cameron, Lawson
Cameron 52 Business Loop I-35 north / Route BB – Cameron
DeKalb 54 US 36 west / Business Loop I-35 south / I-35 north – Cameron, Hamilton North end of I-35 overlap; west end of US 36 overlap
Caldwell Hamilton Township
US 36 Bus. east – Hamilton
US 36 Bus. west / Route 13 – Gallatin, Kingston
Livingston Chillicothe
US 65 east / US 36 Bus.

US 36 Bus. west
Linn Parson Creek Township Route 139 north – Meadville Western end of Route 139 overlap
Jefferson Township Route 139 south
Laclede Route 5 north / Route 139 south Eastern end of Route 139 overlap; western end of Route 5 overlap
US 36 Bus. east

US 36 Bus. west / Route 11
MarcelineBucklin township line Route 5 south / Route U – Keytesville Interchange; eastern end of Route 5 overlap
Bucklin Township Route 129 north – Bucklin Western end of Route 129 overlap
Macon Lingo Township Route 129 south – Salisbury Eastern end of Route 129 overlap
Route 149 north – New Cambria Interchange
Callao Township Route 3 – Callao Interchange
Bevier Township Route C / Route O – Bevier Interchange
Hudson Township Long Branch Lake Road Interchange
Macon US 63 – Kirksville, Macon Interchange
Hudson Township
US 36 Bus. east
Shelby Clarence
US 36 Bus. east / Route 151 – Clarence

US 36 Bus. west
US 36 Bus. east
Route 15 – Shelbina, Paris, Shelbyville Interchange

US 36 Bus. west
Marion Monroe City
US 36 Bus. east
US 24 west / US 36 Bus. west / Route Z
Interchange, western end of US 24 overlap
Marion Miller Township US 24 east – Palmyra Interchange, eastern end of US 24 overlap
Hannibal Shinn Lane Interchange
Veterans Road

I-72 begins / US 61 / US 36 Bus. east – Palmyra, New London
West end of I-72 overlap
US 36 Bus. west / Route 79 south – Louisiana, Downtown Hannibal
Exit 157 along I-72
Mississippi River Mark Twain Memorial Bridge; Missouri–Illinois state line
Pike Levee Township 1 IL 106 – Hull
4 I-172 begins / I-72 east / US 36 east – Springfield East end of I-72/US 36 overlap; South end of I-172 overlap
Adams Fall Creek Township 2 IL 57 – Marblehead, Quincy
Melrose Township 10 IL 96 (Payson Street, 36th Street) – Quincy
Quincy 14 IL 104 / Broadway – Quincy Serves Quincy Airport
Ellington Township 15 Columbus Road, Wismann Lane
19 I-172 ends / IL 336 begins / US 24 to IL 96 – Mount Sterling, Keokuk North end of I-172 overlap; south end of IL 336 overlap
  IL 61 south – Mendon, Ursa Interchange; south end of IL 61 overlap
  IL 61 north North end of IL 61 overlap
Hancock   IL 94 south (400 North) – West Point, Bowen South end of IL 94 overlap
  US 136 west / IL 94 north – Carthage, Keokuk, Macomb North end of IL 94 overlap; west end of US 136 overlap
McDonough   IL 61 south
Tennessee US 136 east – Macomb East end of US 136 overlap
  US 136 west / IL 336 ends West end of US 136 overlap; north end of IL 336 overlap
Macomb US 136 east / US 67 south East end of US 136 overlap; south end of US 67 overlap
Good Hope IL 9
US 67 Bus. north
Roseville IL 116
US 67 Bus. south
  US 34 west / South Main Street – Burlington, Monmouth South end of US 34 overlap
Monmouth IL 164 west (Broadway) South end of IL 164 overlap
US 67 north – Moline North end of US 67 overlap
  IL 164 east East end of IL 164 overlap
  Cameron Road
Knox Galesburg IL 41 south / IL 164 west (Main Street)
US 150 (Henderson Street) – Alpha
Seminary Street
  46 I-74 east / US 34 east – Wataga, Peoria East end of US 34 overlap; west end of I-74 overlap
Henry Woodhull 32 IL 17 – Woodhull, Alpha
Lynn Township 24 IL 81 – Kewanee, Cambridge
Colona Township I-80 east / I-280 west / I-74 west – Chicago, Des Moines East end of I-74 overlap; west end of I-80 overlap
Colona 9 US 6
7 Colona
  I-80 west / I-88 east / IL 5 west / IL 92 – Iowa, Rock Falls, Moline I-80 exits 4A-B; I-88 exits 1A-B; east end of I-80 overlap; west end of I-88 overlap
  2 Old IL 2
Joslin 6 IL 92 east – Joslin East end of IL 92 overlap
Hillsdale 10 Hillsdale, Port Byron
Whiteside Erie 18 Erie, Albany To IL 84
Lyndon 26 IL 78 – Morrison, Prophetstown Former IL 2
Rock Falls 36 US 30 – Clinton, Rock Falls, Sterling
41 IL 40 – Rock Falls, Sterling
44 US 30 – Joliet, Rock Falls
Lee   Western end of Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway
Dixon 54 IL 26 – Dixon
Dixon Toll Plaza
Ogle Rochelle 76 IL 251 – Rochelle, Mendota
78 I-39 / US 51 – Rockford, Bloomington, Normal Signed as Exit 78A (south) and Exit 78B (north)
DeKalb DeKalb DeKalb Toll Plaza
91 To IL 38 / IL 23 / Annie Glidden Road – DeKalb
DeKalb Oasis
94 To IL 38 / Peace Road
Kane Sugar Grove 109 IL 47 Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Aurora 113 IL 56 west to US 30 / IL 47 – Sugar Grove West end of IL 56 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
North Aurora 114 CR 83 (Orchard Road) – Aurora, Batavia, North Aurora
117 IL 31 (Lincolnway Street) / IL 56 east – Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora East end of IL 56 overlap; toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps
Aurora Aurora Toll Plaza
119 CR 77 (Farnsworth Avenue) – Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles Toll on westbound exit and eastbound entrance ramps; Exit 119A-B on I-88
DuPage 121 To CR 14 (Bilter Road) to Eola Road I-PASS only on westbound exit and eastbound entrance ramps
Naperville 123 IL 59 – Naperville, Warrenville, Plainfield, West Chicago
Warrenville 125 CR 13 (Winfield Road) – Naperville, Warrenville Toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps
Naperville 127 CR 59 (Freedom Drive (To Naperville Road)) Toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps
Lisle 130 IL 53 (Lincoln Avenue) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Downers Grove 131 I-355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) – Joliet, Northwest Suburbs Signed as exits 131A (south) and 131B (north) westbound; signed as exit 131 (south) and exit 132 (north) eastbound
134 CR 9 (Highland Avenue) Toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps
Oak Brook Meyers Road Toll Plaza (eastbound)
136 CR 15 (Midwest Road) Eastbound exit and entrance only; toll on eastbound entrance ramp
137 IL 83 south (Kingery Highway) No westbound entrance; toll on eastbound entrance ramp
138 To IL 83 north / 22nd Street (Cermak Road) Westbound entrance and exit only; toll on westbound entrance ramp
York Road Toll Plaza (westbound)
Hillside 138 I-294 south (Tri-State Tollway) – To York Road, Indiana Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
I-290 west (Eisenhower Expressway) / I-294 north (Tri-State Tollway) / IL 38 (Roosevelt Road) – Chicago, Milwaukee, Rockford Eastern end of Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway
Cook 17 US 12 / US 20 / US 45 (Mannheim Road)
I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway) / I-88 ends Continuation past I-294; east end of I-88 overlap; west end of I-290 overlap
Maywood 18 25th Avenue
19A 17th Avenue
19B 9th Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
20 IL 171 (1st Avenue)
Forest Park 21A Des Plaines Avenue Westbound entrance and eastbound exit only
Oak Park 21B IL 43 (Harlem Avenue)
23A Austin Boulevard
Chicago 23B Central Avenue
24A Laramie Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
24B IL 50 (Cicero Avenue) – Midway Airport Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
25 Kostner Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
26A Independence Boulevard
26B Homan Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
27A Sacramento Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
27B California Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
27C Western Avenue, Oakley Boulevard
28A Damen Avenue To United Center
28B Paulina Street, Ashland Boulevard
29A Racine Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
29B Morgan Street Westbound exit only
I-90 / I-94 (Kennedy Expressway (north), Dan Ryan Expressway (south)) / I-290 ends – Indiana, Wisconsin Circle Interchange
Congress Parkway – Chicago Loop Continuation beyond I-90/I-94; eastern terminus of I-290/IL 110
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Missouri Department of Transportation (May 11, 2012). Flex Map Viewer (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Google (July 11, 2014). "Overview Map of Route 110" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Pyke, Marni (October 2, 2010). "Route 110 designation for Chicago to Kansas City expressway". Daily Herald. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ Current Events. Kansas City Southern Railway. 1914. 
  6. ^ a b Wilson, Doug (June 30, 2010). "Chicago–Kansas City Expressway a reality after six-decade effort". Quincy Herald Whig. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Chicago–Kansas City Expressway corridor becomes a reality". Daily Gate City (Keokuk, IA). July 1, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ Krasnowski, Matt (December 22, 1989). "Chicago-Kansas City Expresway Cost Set At $2.5 Billion". The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL). Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Senate Joint Resolution 118" (PDF). May 27, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2014. , 96th Illinois General Assembly.
  10. ^ Hilkevitch, John (August 22, 2010). "Getting Around: By the numbers". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 23, 2010. [dead link]
  11. ^ WGEM. "Connecting Quincy to the Country". WGEM. 
  12. ^ Hilkevitch, John (August 22, 2010). "Getting Around: Chicago-K.C. corridor ready to roll". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on August 24, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  13. ^ Coryat, John. "Town/City Boundary Map" (Map). USNaviguide. Cartography by Google. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 

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