Road Information

Interstate 80 in Illinois Total Mileage in State: 163 miles
Eastern End: At Indiana state line
Western End: At Iowa state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 95 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Rock Island, Henry, LaSalle, Grundy, Kendall, Will, Cook
Major Junctions in Photos: I-88, near Colona
I-74, near Colona
I-39, near LaSalle
I-55, in Joliet
I-355, in New Lenox
I-57, in Country Club Hills
I-294, near Country Club Hills
Control Cities in Photos: Rock Island, LaSalle, Joliet, Country Club Hills

Eastbound

   

Interstate 80 East as it crosses the Mississippi River into Illinois from Iowa.  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 1: IL 84 - East Moline / Savanna  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East approaching the Illinois Welcome Center, which is located near mile marker 1.5.  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Speed limit sign located near mile marker 1.5. The speed limit on most rural Illinois freeways is 65 mph with a minimum speed limit of 45 mph. Also, you can see the ramp to the Illinois Welcome Center here.  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Illinois welcome sign, located about 1.75 miles into the state.  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 2.  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 4A: IL 5 / IL 92 West - East Moline  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 4B: Interstate 88 East / IL 92 East - Sterling / Rock Falls  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 4. It's 4 miles to Colona, 6 miles to the junction of Interstate 74, and 166 miles to Chicago.  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 5, as I-80 crosses the Rock River.  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 7: Colona  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 9: US 6  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Stay straight ahead to go onto Interstate 74 East toward Peoria and Galesburg.  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East at the junction of Interstate 74 West and Interstate 280 West - Moline / Rock Island  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 80 East at the junction of Interstate 74 East - Peoria. You have to exit off here to the right to remain on I-80 East toward Chicago.  (Photo taken 6/16/11).

Interstate 39 to Interstate 294

Interstate 80 East at Exit 79B: Interstate 39 North / US 51 North - Rockford  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East shield sign located near mile marker 80.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Use Exit 81 for Starved Rock State Park Lodge and Camping.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 81: IL 178 - Utica  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 82.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 86.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 90: IL 23 - Ottawa / DeKalb  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 92.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 93: IL 71 - Ottawa / Oswego  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 94.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 95.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Use Exit 97 for Illini State Park and the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 97: Marseilles  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 99.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 101.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 102.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 105: Seneca  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 106.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 107. It's 5 miles to the junction of IL 47, 28 miles to Joliet, and 62 miles to Chicago.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 107.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 109.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Use Exit 112 for William Stratton State Park.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 111.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Also use Exit 112 for the Grundy County Fairgrounds.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 112: IL 47 - Morris / Yorkville  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 113.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 114. It's 12 miles to the junction of Interstate 55, 21 miles to Joliet, and 55 miles to Chicago.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East approaching the Rest Area located at mile marker 117. This sign has flashing lights which will alert truck drivers if all the truck parking spaces in the Rest Area are full. I actually like this idea.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at the Rest Area located at mile marker 117.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 120.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 122: Minooka  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 124.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East approaching Exit 126A - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 126A: Interstate 55 South - St Louis  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 126B: Interstate 55 North - Chicago. Sorry about the poor picture quality here.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East as it enters a VERY long construction zone near mile marker 126. The construction zone lasts from this point all the way to the Cook County line, covering Will County completely. Trucks were restricted to the left lane through the nearly 20 mile work zone.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East approaching Exit 127 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Use Exit 127 for access to the Riverboat Casino.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 127: Houbolt Rd / Empress Rd. Once again, sorry about the poor picture quality. The sun was making things a little more difficult than usual.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 130A: IL 7 South - Larkin Ave  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 130B: IL 7 North - Larkin Ave  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 131.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 131: Center St  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Use Exit 132A for the Chicagoland Speedway.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from near mile marker 132.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 132A: US 52 East / IL 53 South - Chicago St South  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 132B: US 52 West / IL 53 North - Chicago St North  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 133: Richards St  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 134: Briggs St  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 136.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 137: US 30 - Maple St  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East approaching Exit 140 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 140: Interstate 355 North Tollway - West Suburbs  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 141. It's 5 miles to the junction of US 45, 11 miles to the junction of Interstate 57, and 14 miles to the junction of Interstate 294.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 142.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 143.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East: Road view from mile marker 144.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Use Exit 145 for St Xavier Universtiy.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 145: US 45 - La Grange Rd  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Use Exit 148A for the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 148A: IL 43 South - Harlem Ave  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 148B: IL 43 North - Harlem Ave  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East approaching Exits 151A-B - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 151A: Interstate 57 South - Memphis  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 151B: Interstate 57 North - Chicago  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 152. It's 8 miles to the junction of Interstate 94, 11 miles to the Indiana state line, and 22 miles to the junction of Interstate 65.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East approaching the toll plaza for Interstate 294 - 1 mile. Interstate 80 and Interstate 294 run together briefly, and since I-294 is a tollway, you will have to pay a small toll just to stay on I-80.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 154: Kedzie Ave  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

Interstate 80 East at Exit 155: Interstate 294 Tollway North - Wisconsin  (Photo taken 8/9/11).

A closer view of the toll plaza as Interstate 294 South joins up with Interstate 80 East.  (Photo taken 8/9/11).