Illinois Route 132
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length:||13.57 mi (21.84 km)|
|Existed:||1950 – present|
|West end:||IL 59 in Lake Villa|
| US 45 in Lindenhurst
I-94 in Gurnee
US 41 in Gurnee
|East end:||IL 131 in Waukegan|
Illinois Route 132 is an arterial state road that connects Illinois Route 59 at the village line between Fox Lake Hills and Lake Villa, with Illinois Route 131 in Waukegan. It is known as Grand Avenue for its entire length, and Grand Avenue extends west beyond Lindenhurst to near U.S. Route 12, 12 miles (19 km) west. Though Illinois 132 is one of the busiest state highways in Illinois, it is only 13.57 miles (21.84 km) long (21.83 km).
Illinois 132 serves the town of Gurnee. Grand Avenue is the main road to both the Gurnee Mills Shopping Center and Six Flags Great America. At this point Illinois 132 is a divided, six lane road—its length wavers between 2 and 6 lanes around Gurnee.
Because Route 132 is a well-traveled road in suburban Chicago, it is also a major suburban Chicago shopping and industry corridor, especially on the Grand Avenue section of the route. A variety of car dealers, retail stores, full-service restaurants, mid-range hotels, etc. are located on this roadway.
SBI Route 132 was initially what is now Illinois Route 121 from Decatur to Mattoon in central Illinois; in 1937, Illinois 121 replaced Illinois 131 and Illinois 132. In 1950 it was reassigned to the whole stretch of Grand Avenue; in 1967 it was dropped east of Illinois 131 and west of Illinois Route 59.
The entire route is in Lake County.
|Fox Lake Hills–Lake Villa
|Lake Villa||2.6||4.2||IL 83 (Milwaukee Avenue)|
|Gurnee||9.9||15.9||I-94 (Tri-State Tollway)||Cloverleaf interchange|
|11.2||18.0||IL 21 (Riverside Drive)|
|12.7||20.4||US 41 (Skokie Highway)|
|Waukegan||13.57||21.84||IL 131 (Green Bay Road)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 121 thru 140. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2006.
- Illinois Technology Transfer Center. T2 GIS Data. Retrieved April 7, 2006. As documented in Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Lengths/Illinois.
- Google (2009-01-11). "overview map of State Highway 132 Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2009-01-11.