Illinois Route 68


Illinois Route 68

Illinois Route 68 marker

Illinois Route 68
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 25.74 mi[2] (41.42 km)
Existed: 1942[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: Illinois 72.svg Illinois Route 72 in East Dundee
East end: I-94.svgUS 41.svg Interstate 94/U.S. Route 41 in Glencoe
Location
Counties: Kane, Cook
Highway system

Illinois state highway system
Illinois Tollway system

US 67 I-70

Illinois Route 68 is an east–west state highway in northeast Illinois. It runs east from Illinois Route 72 (Higgins Road) in the Dundee area to the Interstate 94/U.S. Route 41 concurrency (Edens Expressway) in Glencoe. This is a distance of 25.74 miles (41.42 km).[2]

Contents

Route description

Illinois 68 is called Dundee Road east of Route 25. It is known as Penny Avenue in East Dundee. East in Glencoe it continues as a local road to Green Bay Road.

The Dundee area refers to the cities of East Dundee and West Dundee. The towns are named after Dundee, Scotland, the hometown of a young settler who won the naming rights in a competition.

History

SBI Route 68 originally ran from Lake Bluff to the Wisconsin state line on what is now Illinois Route 131 and U.S. Route 41. Route 68 was changed to these routes from 1935 through 1937. In 1942, it was moved to the current Illinois 68 between Illinois Route 59 and then Illinois Route 42, which is still Sheridan Road to this day. In 1972, Illinois 68 was dropped east of U.S. 41, which today is also Interstate 94. The next year, it was extended west to East Dundee, replacing Illinois Route 63 and Illinois Route 22A.[1]

Major intersections

County Location Mile Junction Notes
Kane East Dundee 0 IL 72
IL 25
Cook Barrington Hills IL 62 Duplexes with IL 62 for about 500 ft (150 m) before IL 59 intersection
IL 59 Duplexes with IL 59 and carries it for about 1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Palatine US 14 Diamond interchange
US 12 IL 53 is duplexed with IL 68 until the 53 expressway/NE Palatine bypass
IL 53
Wheeling IL 83
IL 21
Northbrook IL 43
Glencoe 25.74 I-94
US 41
Dundee Road continues east as a local road.

External links

References

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 61 thru 80. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 24, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". http://www.dot.state.il.us/gist2/select.html. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 

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