Interstate 490 (Illinois)

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Interstate 490 marker

Interstate 490
O'Hare West Bypass
Western O'Hare Beltway
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Major junctions
South end:
I-294 in Franklin Park
  IL 19 in Bensenville
IL 390 in Bensenville
IL 72 in Elk Grove Village
North end:
I-90 in Des Plaines
Counties: DuPage, Cook
Highway system
I-474 IL 1

Interstate 490 (I-490), also known as O'Hare West Bypass and Western O'Hare Beltway, is a proposed electronic toll highway and a beltway near Chicago that would run along the west side of O'Hare International Airport.[1] The tollway would connect Interstate 294 (I-294, the Tri-State Tollway) to a western access point to the airport. From there, it would continue northward to an extension of the Illinois Route 390 and I-90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway). Building the highway would affect the villages of Elk Grove Village, Wood Dale, Itasca and Bensenville.[2]

In December 2009, IDOT finalized the routing of the western bypass.[3] Intermediate interchanges are planned at County Line Road/Franklin Avenue, IL 19, IL 390 and IL 72.[4]

On August 25, 2011, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISHTA) approved a $12 billion capital plan, doubling toll rates to fund it.[5] The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved the Interstate 490 designation in November 20, 2014, contingent on Federal Highway Administration approval.[4]

Construction will begin in 2017 and will be completed in 2025.

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  1. ^ Meincke, Paul (July 14, 2011). "O'Hare bypass likely to increase Illinois tolls". Chicago: WLS-TV. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ Illinois Department of Transportation. Roadway Improvements 203D (Map). Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Pyke, Marni (December 19, 2009). "IDOT passes on Bensenville for western bypass around O'Hare". Daily Herald. Arlington Heights, IL. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Johnson, Greg (November 20, 2014). "Report to SCOH" (PDF) (Report). Charlotte, NC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. 
  5. ^ Rozek, Dan (August 28, 2011). "Tollway OKs 87 percent toll increase". The Courier-News. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 

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