Chicago–Kansas City Expressway
|Maintained by IDOT and MoDOT|
|Length:||527.6 mi (849.1 km)
Missouri: 199.561 mi (321.162 km)
Illinois: 328 mi (528 km)
|Existed:||May 27, 2010 – present|
|West end:||I-35 / I-435 in Claycomo, MO|
|East end:||I-90 / I-94 / I-290 in Chicago, IL|
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.
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. 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.
The sign inside Missouri consists of three letters, CKC. The first C is shaded red.
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
The Cannon Ball Route was a historic auto trail that ran from Hannibal, Missouri east-northeast to Chicago, Illinois. 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.
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.
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 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.
In a joint resolution between the Illinois House and Senate in late May 2010, an expressway project connecting Chicago-to-Kansas City was named Illinois Route 110 (IL 110). The path, 532 miles (856 km) in total, 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.
|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|
US 36 Bus. east – Hamilton
US 36 Bus. west / Route 13 – Gallatin, Kingston
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
|Marceline–Bucklin 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|
US 36 Bus. east
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
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|
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
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|
|Knox||Galesburg||IL 41 south / IL 164 west (Main Street)|
|US 150 (Henderson Street) – Alpha|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|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
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