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 was completed in northern Lake County by improving a 4-mile section of Illinois 83 from Petite Lake Road to the Wisconsin state line. Improvements included adding a center turn lane and intersection modernizations at Grass Lake Road, Illinois Route 173, and North Avenue. The project was completed in fall 2010.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[4] km Destinations Notes
Cook Lynwood 0.0 0.0 US 30 / Lincoln Highway Southern terminus of IL 83
Lansing 5.5 8.9 I-80 (Kingery Expressway) / I-94 / US 6 east – Chicago, Indiana Southern end of US 6 concurrency
Calumet City 7.1 11.4 US 6 west (159th Street, River Oaks Drive) Northern end of US 6 concurrency
Dolton 9.7 15.6 I-94 (Bishop Ford Freeway) – Chicago, Indiana
Harvey 12.9 20.8 IL 1 (Halsted Street)
Posen 14.9 24.0 I-57 – Chicago, Memphis
15.5 24.9 I-294 north (Tri-State Tollway) – Wisconsin Interchange opened October 25, 2014
Midlothian 17.9 28.8 IL 50 south (Cicero Avenue) Southern end of IL 50 concurrency
Alsip 20.5 33.0 IL 50 north to I-294 Northern end of IL 50 concurrency
Palos Heights 23.7 38.1 IL 43 (Harlem Avenue)
24.7 39.8 IL 7 (Southwest Highway)
Palos Hills 26.9 43.3 US 45 (La Grange Road) Interchange
Lemont 30.9 49.7 IL 171 south (Archer Avenue) Southern end of IL 171 concurrency
31.7 51.0 IL 171 north (Archer Avenue) Northern end of IL 171 concurrency
DuPage Darien 34.8 56.0 I-55 / Historic US 66 (Joliet Freeway) – Chicago, St. Louis
Hinsdale 38.1 61.3 CR 35 (55th Street) Interchange
39.6 63.7 US 34 (Ogden Avenue / Walter Payton Memorial Highway)
Oak Brook 41.2 66.3 CR 34 (31st Street / Oak Brook Road) Interchange
42.1 67.8
I-88 / IL 110 (CKC) (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway, Chicago-Kansas City Expressway) – Chicago, Aurora
Oakbrook Terrace 42.9 69.0 IL 56 (Butterfield Road)
Oakbrook TerraceElmhurst
city line
43.2 69.5 IL 38 (Roosevelt Road)
Elmhurst 46.3 74.5 IL 64 (North Avenue)
AddisonElmhurst
village line
47.6 76.6 US 20 (Lake Street) / CR 20 (Grand Avenue)
47.8 76.9 I-290 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway) – Chicago, Rockford
Bensenville 50.2 80.8 IL 19 (Irving Park Road)
Cook Elk Grove Village 54.5 87.7 IL 72 west (Oakton Street, Higgins Road) Western end of IL 72 concurrency
54.5 87.7 IL 72 east (Higgins Road) Eastern end of IL 72 concurrency
56.0 90.1 IL 62 west (Algonquin Road) Eastern terminus of IL 62
Mount Prospect 57.2 92.1 IL 58 (Golf Road)
58.4 94.0 US 14 (Northwest Highway, Ronald Reagan Highway)
59.7 96.1 US 12 (Rand Road)
Wheeling 63.7 102.5 IL 68 (Dundee Road)
Lake Long Grove 67.7 109.0 IL 53 south Northern terminus of IL 53
69.2 111.4 IL 22 (Half Day Road)
Mundelein 71.9 115.7 US 45
72.3 116.4 IL 60 east (Town Line Road) Southern end of IL 60 concurrency
75.7 121.8 IL 176
75.8 122.0 IL 60 west Northern end of IL 60 concurrency
Grayslake 79.7 128.3 IL 137 east (Buckley Road) Western terminus of IL 137
80.0 128.7 IL 120 (Belvidere Road)
Lake Villa 86.3 138.9 IL 132 (Grand Avenue)
Antioch 90.4 145.5 IL 173
92.22 148.41 WIS 83 north Wisconsin state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata

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. 
  4. ^ Google (February 23, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 83" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 23, 2017.