Illinois Route 83

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Illinois Route 83 marker

Illinois Route 83
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 92.22 mi[2] (148.41 km)
Existed: 1941[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 30 in Lynwood
 
North end: WIS 83 in Antioch
Location
Counties: Cook, DuPage, Lake
Highway system
IL 82 IL 84

Illinois Route 83 (IL 83) is a major north–south state road in northeast Illinois. It stretches from U.S. Route 30 (US 30, Lincoln Highway) by Lynwood and Dyer, Indiana, north to the Wisconsin border by Antioch at Highway 83. This is a distance of about 92 miles (148 km).

Route description[edit]

Illinois Route 83 bridge over the Ship and Sanitary Canal

Illinois 83 passes through Cook County, DuPage County, and Lake County. It begins as part of Glenwood-Dyer Road in Lynwood, and then follows Torrence Avenue though Lansing, 147th Street/Sibley Blvd though Calumet City, Dolton, Harvey, Dixmoor, then north on Cicero, and then northwest on Cal Sag Road through Cook County. It then becomes known as the Kingery Highway through DuPage County, and then follows Busse Road, Oakton Street and Elmhurst Road in northern Cook County. In Lake County it is named McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove, Ivanhoe Road north of Mundelein, Barron Blvd. in Grayslake and Milwaukee Avenue in Lake Villa. Illinois 83 ranges from a width of two thru lanes at either terminus to six lanes through DuPage County. It is the main north–south arterial route falling between Interstates 355 and 294 for the central portion of its routing.

History[edit]

SBI Route 83 was modern Illinois Route 17 from New Boston to Galva. In 1941 it was changed to the Lynwood-to-Antioch routing, replacing Illinois Route 52 and Illinois Route 54. In 1998, Illinois 83 was routed slightly north onto 127th Street, from Cal Sag Road.[1] The renumbering was part of a major reconstruction project of the Illinois Route 50 intersection with Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway).

As part of sign replacement accompanying the renumbering, Illinois 83 was added to the northbound Illinois 50 exit from southbound I-294, as the new northbound Illinois 50 ramp leads directly to Illinois 83 first. However, Illinois 83 overlaps Illinois 50 southbound at the center of the interchange, so southbound Illinois 50 traffic also joins Illinois 83 at the end of the ramp. This is not reflected in the current signage on the tollway.

A $13.4 million construction project is currently underway in northern Lake county to improve a 4-mile section of Illinois 83 from Petite Lake Road to the Wisconsin state line. Improvements include adding a center turn lane and intersection modernizations at Grass Lake Road, Illinois Route 173, and North Avenue. Completion is scheduled for Fall 2010.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Cook Lynwood US 30 / Lincoln Highway Southern terminus of IL 83
Lansing I-80 / I-94 / US 6 east Southern end of US 6 concurrency
Calumet City US 6 west Northern end of US 6 concurrency
Dolton I-94 (Bishop Ford Freeway)
Harvey IL 1
Posen I-57 (Dan Ryan Expressway)
I-294 (Tri-State Tollway)
Midlothian IL 50 south Southern end of IL 50 concurrency
Alsip IL 50 north to I-294 Northern end of IL 50 concurrency
Palos Heights IL 43
IL 7
Palos Hills US 45
Lemont IL 171 south Southern end of IL 171 concurrency
IL 171 north Northern end of IL 171 concurrency
Dupage Darien I-55
Hinsdale US 34
Oakbrook Terrace
I-88 / IL 110 (CKC)
IL 56
Elmhurst IL 38
IL 64
Addison US 20
I-290
Bensenville IL 19
Cook Elk Grove Village IL 72 west Western end of IL 72 concurrency
IL 72 east Eastern end of IL 72 concurrency
IL 62 west Eastern terminus of IL 62
Mount Prospect IL 58
US 14
US 12
Wheeling IL 68
Lake Long Grove IL 53 south Northern terminus of IL 53
IL 22
Mundelein US 45
IL 60 east Southern end of IL 60
IL 176
IL 60 west Northern end of IL 60 concurrency
Grayslake IL 137 east Western terminus of IL 137
IL 120
Lake Villa IL 132
Antioch IL 173
WIS 83 Wisconsin state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rick. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 through 100. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved March 29, 2006.
  2. ^ Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Illinois Route 83 Project FAQ". Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2009-10-23.