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I-55
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Interstate 55

I-55 begins in Chicago at Lake Shore Drive (US 41) and ends at the Mississippi River by St. Louis, Missouri. It passes through four major metropolitan areas in Illinois and closely follows the route of historic US 66. In fact because much of US 66 was divided, I-55 was one of the later first generation Interstates completed in Illinois. Portions in and around St. Louis, Chicago, Springfield, and Bloomington were completed by the mid-1960s, however.

In Chicago, I-55 is known at the Adlai Stevenson Expressway (or "the Stevenson") where it services the fast-growing southwest suburbs. The entire length in Illinois is quite heavily used - much more so than I-57 and I-39, and significant portions are six lanes. I-55 connects Illinois with St. Louis, Memphis, Jackson, Mississippi, and New Orleans connecting the upper Midwest to the South.
 
I-55: Missouri State Line - East St. Louis () < 293 miles > Chicago (US 41)
 


Cities Served: Atlanta, Bedford Park, Bloomington, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Channahon, Chenoa, Chicago, Collinsville, Darien, Divernon, Dwight, East St. Louis, Forest View, Hodgkins, Joliet, Lexington, Lincoln, Litchfield, Livingston, Maryville, Normal, Odell, Plainfield, Pontiac, Romeoville, Sherman, Springfield, Stickney, Summit, Troy, Williamsville, Willowbrook, Woodridge
Counties Served: Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Livingston, Logan, Macoupin, Madison, McLean, Montgomery, Sangamon, St. Clair, Will
Related Highway: US 66
Highway Name(s): Stevenson Expy. (Chicago), Vince Demuzio Expy. (Springfield)
Multiplexes: Illinois 3, US 40, US 51, I-64, I-70, I-72, I-74
Ending at I-55: Illinois 15, I-39, Illinois 48, Illinois 53, Illinois 54, BL 55, Illinois 59, Illinois 97, Illinois 108, Illinois 121, Illinois 123, Illinois 126, Illinois 127, Illinois 129, I-155, Illinois 203
NHS: Entire length from Chicago to Missouri line
Control Cities: St. Louis, Springfield, Bloomington, Joliet, Chicago (minor) - St. Louis, Chicago (major)
Related Links: » AA Roads - I-55
  » Historic Bridges of the Midwest - Poplar Street Bridge
  » Interstate 55 from Wikipedia


  Northern Terminus: Chicago   at US 41
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Looking east approaching US 41/Lake Shore Drive
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A closeup of the northern end sign
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Looking northbound on Lake Shore Drive (US 41) where I-55 begins
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Looking north on Lake Shore Drive at I-55
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  Southern Terminus: Missouri State Line   - East St. Louis at
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Approaching the Mississippi
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At the Missouri line
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Crossing the Mississippi into Illinois
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I-55-I-70: Going southwest towards St. Louis
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I-55/I-74/US 51: Looking west on Illinois 9 with downtown Bloomington in the background
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I-55/I-72/US 36: Looking south
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US 40/I-55/I-70: Looking northwest in Collinsville
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I-55/I-70/US 40: Looking northeast in Madison

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A picture of an I-55/I-70 .2 mile marker
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I-55 .5 mile marker in Bloomington

  Interchange Photographs:
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002 Exit 2C: Looking south at ML King Bridge exit
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003 Exit 3: Looking south at Exchange Avenue
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004 Exit 4: Looking northeast in Madison
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009 Exit 9: Looking northeast at Black Lane
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010 Exit 10: Looking northeast at I-255
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011 Exit 11: Looking north at route 157 in Collinsville
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015 Exit 15: Looking north approaching route 159
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018 Exit 18: Looking north at Illinois 162
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044 Exit 44: Looking north at route 138 in Mt. Olive
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052 Exit 52: Northbound at Illinois 16
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060 Exit 60: Northbound at Illinois 138 in Mt. Olive
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063 Exit 63: Northbound at Illinois 48 and 127
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082 Exit 82: Southbound at Illinois 104
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083 Exit 83: Northbound at Glenarm exit
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088 Exit 88: Northbound at Chatham exit
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090 Exit 090: Northbound at Toronto Rd.
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092 Exit 092: Looking west at I-72 (west) in Springfield
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094 Exit 94: Looking south at Stevenson Drive in Springfield
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094 Exit 94: Norbound at Stevenson Dr./East Lake Dr (Clearview)
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096 Exit 96: Northbound at Illinois 29 (Clearview)
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098 Exit 98: Looking south at I-72/Illinois 97
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098 Exit 98: Northbound at I-72 eastbound (Clearview)
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100 Exit 100: Northbound at Ill 54/Sangamon Ave. (Clearview)
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105 Exit 105: Northbound at BL 55 North
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109 Exit 109: Northbound at route 123
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115 Exit 115: Northbound at the Elkhart exit (Clearview)
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119 Exit 119: Northbound at the Broadwell exit
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123 Exit 123: Northbound at BL 55 in Lincoln
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126 Exit 126: Northbound at Ill 10/Ill 121 in Lincoln
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127 Exit 127: Northbound at I-155 in Lincoln
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133 Exit 133: Northbound at the northern end of BL 55 in Lincoln
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145 Exit 145: Looking north approaching US 136
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154 Exit 154: Looking north at the Shirley exit
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157 Exit 157: Looking northeast approaching I-74 and US 51
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157 Exit 157: Looking south on a busy stretch of I-55 in Bloomington
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160 Exit 160: Southbound at Market Street (US 150/Illinois 9)
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164 Exit 164: Looking west at I-39
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164 Exit 164: Northbound at I-39
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165 Exit 165: Northbound at Busn. 51
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167 Exit 167: Northbound at BL 55 (north)
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171 Exit 171: Northbound at the Towanda exit
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178 Exit 178: Northbound at the Lexington exit
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187 Exit 187: Northbound at the Lexington exit
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197 Exit 197: Northbound at Illinois 116
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201 Exit 201: Northbound at Illinois 23
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220 Exit 220: Southbound at Illinois 47 near Dwight
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227 Exit 227: Southbound where Illinois 53 northbound begins
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233 Exit 233: Southbound at Reed Road
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236 Exit 236: Southbound at Illinois 113
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238 Exit 238: Looking south at route 129 in Braidwood
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240 Exit 240: Southbound at Lorenzo Road
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241 Exit 241: Southbound at the Wilmington exit
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245 Exit 245: Southbound at Arsenal Road
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247 Exit 247: Southbound at Bluff Road
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248 Exit 248: Southbound at US 6
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250 Exit 250: Northbound at I-80
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251 Exit 251: Looking north at Illinois 59
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253 Exit 253: Looking south at US 52
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257 Exit 257: Looking south at US 30
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261 Exit 261: Looking southwest approaching Illinois 126
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263 Exit 263: Looking northeast at Weber Road
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267 Exit 267: Looking west at route 53 in Bolingbrook
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269 Exit 269: Looking west at I-355
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271 Exit 271: Looking west at Lemont Avenue
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273 Exit 273: Looking east at Cass Avenue
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274 Exit 274: Looking west at route 83
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276 Exit 276: Looking west at County Line Road
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277 Exit 277: Looking west the Tri-State Tollway
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279 Exit 279: Looking west at La Grange Road
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282 Exit 282: Looking west at Illinois 171
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283 Exit 283: Looking west at Harlem Avenue
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285 Exit 285: Looking west at Central Avenue in Chicago
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286 Exit 286: Looking west at Cicero Avenue
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287 Exit 287: Looking west at Pulaski Road
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288 Exit 288: Looking west at Kedzie Avenue in Chicago
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290 Exit 290: Looking west at Damen Avenue in Chicago
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292 Exit 292-293B: Looking west at the Dan Ryan Expy.
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293 Exit 293: Looking east at ML King Drive in Chicago
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293 Exit 293A: Looking east at Cermak Road
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293 Exit 293A: Northbound (looking east) at the Cermak Road exit
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293 Exit 293C: Looking west at State Street
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294 Exit 294: Looking east approaching Lake Shore Drive
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Control City - Springfield and Bloomington
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Control City - Springfield and Joliet
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