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: 163 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Cook, Will, Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau, Henry, Rock Island
Major Junctions in Photos: I-94/I-294, in South Holland
I-57, in Country Club Hills
I-355, in New Lenox
I-55, in Joliet
I-39, near LaSalle
I-180, near Princeton
I-74, near Colona
I-88, near Colona
Control Cities in Photos: South Holland, Joliet, Princeton, Rock Island

Westbound

   

Illinois welcome sign as Interstate 80 enters the state from Indiana.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West / Interstate 94 West at Exit 160: Interstate 94 West - Chicago; IL 394 South - Danville  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West approaching Exit 161 - 1/4 mile. This is the last exit before I-80 briefly joins up with Interstate 294, which is the Illinois Tollway.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 161 - US 6 / IL 83 - Torrence Ave  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West / Interstate 294 North approaching the split off of I-80 West - 1 mile. You will have to go through a toll plaza upon taking the ramp to stay on Interstate 80 West.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West / Interstate 294 North as I-80 branches off on its own to head toward Iowa.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West shield sign located near mile marker 154.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West approaching Exits 151B-A - 2 miles.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 151B: Interstate 57 North - Chicago  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 151A: Interstate 57 South - Memphis  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Speed limit sign located near mile marker 150. The speed limit on most rural Illinois freeways is 65 mph with a minimum speed limit of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Use Exit 148B to get to Tinley Park.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 148B: IL 43 North - Harlem Ave  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 148A: IL 43 South - Harlem Ave  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 147.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 145: US 45 - La Grange Rd  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 144.5. It's 4 miles to the junction of Interstate 355, 12 miles to Joliet, and 317 miles to Des Moines.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 143.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West approaching Exit 140 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 140: Interstate 355 North (North Tollway) - West Suburbs  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Use any of the next 7 interchanges to get to Joliet.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 138. As you can see from the construction sign on the median, there was a major delay at this time due to poor planning of this big construction project.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 137: US 30 - Maple St  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 136.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 134: Briggs St  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 133: Richards St  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 132: US 52 / IL 53 - Chicago St  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West approaching Exit 131 - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 131: Meadow Avenue / Center Street  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 130B: IL 7 North - Larkin Ave  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 130A: IL 7 South - Larkin Ave  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 130.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 127: Empress Rd / Houbolt Rd  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West approaching Exit 126B - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 126B: Interstate 55 North - Chicago  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 126A: Interstate 55 South - St Louis  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 125.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 123.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 122: Minooka  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 121.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 119.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 114.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 112: IL 47 - Morris / Yorkville  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 111.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 110. It's 18 miles to the junction of IL 71, 113 miles to Moline-Rock Island, and 287 miles to Des Moines.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 107.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 105: Seneca  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 99.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Use Exit 97 to get to Illini State Park and the Middle East Conflicts Memorial Wall.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 97: Marseilles  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 93: IL 71 - Ottawa / Oswego  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 90: IL 23 - Ottawa / DeKalb  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 87.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 86.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 85.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Use Exit 81 to get to Starved Rock State Park.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 81: IL 178 - Utica / LaSalle  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 79B: Interstate 39 North / US 51 North - Rockford  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 79A: Interstate 39 South / US 51 South - Bloomington / Normal  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 77: IL 351 - LaSalle  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 75: IL 251 - Mendota / LaSalle-Peru  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 73: Plank Rd  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 73.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 72.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 71.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 70: IL 89 - Ladd / Spring Valley  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 65.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 63.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West approaching Exit 61 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 61: Interstate 180 South - Hennepin  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 60.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 56: IL 26 - Dixon / Princeton  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 56.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 53.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 52.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 51.5.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 49.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 46.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Use Exit 45 to get to the Birthplace of President Ronald Reagan.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 45: IL 40 - Peoria / Sterling  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 43.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 40.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 37.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 33: IL 78 - Kewanee / Prophetstown  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 32.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 31.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 27: Galva / Atkinson  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 26.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 21.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 19: IL 82 - Geneseo / Cambridge  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 14.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West approaching the junction of Interstate 74 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Take the next right to remain on Interstate 80 West.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at the junction of Interstate 74. You have to exit off here to the right to remain on I-80.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 9: US 6  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 7: Colona  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 6.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 5, as you enter Rock Island County.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West approaching Exits 4B-A - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 4B: Interstate 88 East / IL 92 East - Sterling / Rock Falls  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 4A: IL 5 / IL 92 West - East Moline  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 2.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West at Exit 1: IL 84 - East Moline / Savanna  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West: Road view from near mile marker 0.5, as it prepares to cross the Mississippi River.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).

Interstate 80 West as it crosses the Mississippi River and into Iowa.  (Photo taken 6/15/11).