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Illinois 53
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Illinois State Route 53

Illinois 53 goes from Long Grove south th Gardner, about 20 miles southwest of Joliet. It is a major north-south route in the western suburbs of Chicago, but is somewhat being relegated to secondary status south of I-290 as I-355 is built. To the north, an extension north into Lake County has been awaited for decades, but if it will ever be built remains to be seen. Because of this situation, the route 53 freeway does not make it to Lake-Cook Road - rather Illinois 53 exits at Rand Road (US 12), and the future Illinois 53 freeway north remains unsigned north of there. Route 53 ends well south of Joliet in the town of Gardner. Illinois 53 originally turned east in Lockport following 159th Street and ended at Torrence Avenue near the Indiana line.
 
Illinois 53: Gardner (I-55) < 80 miles > Long Grove (Illinois 83)

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Cities Served: Addison, Arlington Heights, Bolingbrook, Braidwood, Crest Hill, Downers Grove, Gardner, Glen Ellyn, Itasca, Joliet, Lisle, Lockport, Lombard, Long Grove, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Romeoville, Schaumburg, Wilmington, Wood Dale, Woodridge
Counties Served: Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Lake, Will
Multiplexes: US 6, Illinois 7, US 12, US 52, Illinois 68, I-290
Ending at Ill. 53: Illinois 102, Illinois 390
Related Link: » Illinois Route 53 from Wikipedia


  Northern Terminus: Long Grove   at Illinois 83
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Looking east to route 83
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A wider view of the north terminus
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  Southern Terminus: Gardner   at I-55
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A closeup of the end sign at CR 49
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Looking north at wider view of the southern terminus near I-55
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Southbound I-55 approaching route 53 interchange
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Eastbound on CR 49 where Illinois 53 begins to the right.
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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US 12/Ill. 53: Looking southeast
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Ill. 53/Ill. 68: Looking southeast where routes 53 and 68 multiplex on Dundee Road
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US 52/IL 53: Southbound on S. Chicago St. south of I-80 in Joliet
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US 6/Ill. 53: Looking east in downtown Joliet
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Ill. 53/I-290: Looking south

  Interchange Photographs:
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001 Northbound near Woodfield Mall
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002 Northbound at the Northwest Tollway (I-90)
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003 Looking north at I-90
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004 Northbound at Algonquin Road (Illinois 62)
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005 Northbound at Kirchoff Road
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006 Looking north at Euclid Avenue
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007 Looking north at Northwest Highway
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008 Northbound at Palatine Road
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009 Looking north at Rand Road (US 12)
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010 Looking north at Dundee Road (rte 68)
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011 Looking north at Lake Cook Rd. (not officially Ill. 53)
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Looking south approaching Algonquin Road
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