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US 45
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US 45

US 45 runs the height of the eastern part of the state from Wisconsin (near Kenosha) to Kentucky (Paducah) covering over 400 miles. The majority of the route closely parallels Interstate routes (I-94, I-294, I-57) so it is not as major as it once was.

US 45 has been in Illinois since 1926 replacing the old Illinois 25 route as well as part of Illinois 1. In 1934 part of Illinois 21 from the northwest Chicago suburbs north to the Wisconsin line became US 45.

US 45 goes between Ontonagon, Michigan and Mobile, Alabama passing through seven states.
 
US 45: Kentucky State Line - Brookport < 408 miles > Wisconsin State Line - Near Antioch

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Cities Served: Arcola, Ashkum, Bellwood, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Brookport, Carrier Mills, Champaign, Countryside, Des Plaines, Effingham, Eldorado, Fairfield, Flora, Frankfort, Franklin Park, Gilman, Grayslake, Gurnee, Harrisburg, Justice, Kankakee, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Mattoon, Metropolis, Mokena, Mundelein, Neoga, Norris City, Northlake, Onarga, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Park, Paxton, Prospect Heights, Rantoul, Rosemont, Savoy, Thomasboro, Tinley Park, Tolono, Tuscola, Urbana, Vernon Hills, Vienna, Westchester, Wheeling, Willow Springs
Counties Served: Champaign, Clay, Coles, Cook, Cumberland, Douglas, Effingham, Ford, Gallatin, Iroquois, Johnson, Kankakee, Lake, Massac, Saline, Shelby, Wayne, White, Will, Williamson
Multiplexes: Illinois 9, US 12, Illinois 15, Illinois 16, Illinois 17, US 20, Illinois 21, US 24, Illinois 34, US 40, US 50, US 52, Illinois 121, US 150
Ending at US 45: Illinois 37, Illinois 39, Illinois 44, Illinois 49, Illinois 50, Illinois 54, Illinois 55, Illinois 56, Illinois 102, Illinois 115, Illinois 116, Illinois 131, Illinois 141, Illinois 145, Illinois 166, Illinois 169
Related Links: » End of US Highway 45 Page from US Highway Ends
  » Historic Bridges of the Midwest - Brookport Bridge
  » Ohio River Scenic Byway
  » US 45 from KentuckyRoads.com
  » US 45 from Wikipedia
  » US 45 from Wisconsin Highways
  » US 45 Reconstruction Project


  Northern Terminus: Wisconsin State Line  
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Looking north at the Wisconsin line
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Looking south at the Wisconsin line
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  Southern Terminus: Kentucky State Line  
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Approaching the Ohio River bridge (Brookport Bridge) from the Illinois side
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Approaching the Ohio River bridge from the Kentucky side
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Taken at the northern end of the bridge approaching Illinois
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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IL 21/US 45: Looking west on Lake-Cook Road
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IL 9/US 45: Looking north
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US 12/US 45: Looking south on Mannheim Rd.
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US 45/US 52: At the Kankakee River in Kankakee
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Ill. 17/US 45/US 52: Westbound on W. Court Street in Kankakee
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US 24/US 45: Looking east
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US 45/Illinois 121: Looking south at I-57
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US 45/Ill. 34: Looking southwest in Harrisburg
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Ill. 16/US 45/Ill. 121: Westbound at very short multiplex in Mattoon
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