Chicago–Kansas City Expressway

The Chicago–Kansas City Expressway is a highway that runs between Chicago, Illinois, and Claycomo, Missouri. The road is known as Route 110 in Missouri and Illinois Route 110 (IL 110) in Illinois. IL 110 was created through legislation on May 27, 2010, as the designated route for the Illinois portion of the Chicago–Kansas City Expressway.

Chicago–Kansas City Expressway
Route 110
Route information
Maintained by IDOT and MoDOT
Length527.6 mi[1][2] (849.1 km)
Missouri: 199.561 mi (321.162 km)
Illinois: 328 mi (528 km)
ExistedMay 27, 2010–present
Major junctions
West end I-35 / I-435 in Claycomo, MO
East end I-90 / I-94 / I-290 in Chicago, IL
Highway system

Route 109MORoute 111
IL 109ILIL 111

Route description


The Expressway starts in downtown Claycomo, Missouri on Interstate 35 and leaves the city in a northeast direction. In Cameron, Missouri, the route turns east on U.S. 36 and crosses the state including driving through Chillicothe, Missouri and Macon, Missouri. East of Hannibal, Missouri, the route continues east on I-72 through Hannibal and across the Mississippi River.[3] U.S. 36 and Interstate 35 in Missouri are now in the process to have the comprehensive sign package similar to Illinois along the Chicago–Kansas City Expressway, including the Route 110 designation and the C-KC logo on every route marker between Hannibal and Kansas City.[4]

The sign inside Missouri consists of three letters, CKC. The first C is shaded red.


IL 110 crosses into Illinois from the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge east of Hannibal. It follows Interstate 72 (I-72) east to I-172, then runs north with I-172 to IL 336 around the city of Quincy. Both routes run north to Carthage, where IL 110 and IL 336 join with U.S. Route 136 (US 136). All three routes run east to Macomb, where IL 110 then continues north with US 67 to Monmouth. There is a two-mile (3.2 km) stretch of the route in Good Hope, Illinois, where it is reduced from a four-lane divided highway to a three-lane undivided street with a center turn lane.

At Monmouth, IL 110 joins US 34 and runs east to I-74. IL 110 then joins I-74 and runs north to near the Quad Cities, joining with I-80 before joining I-88 eastbound. The two highways continue east to I-88's eastern terminus in Hillside, where IL 110 continues on I-290, terminating at the Circle Interchange near the Chicago Loop.


Cannon Ball Route

The Cannon Ball Route was a historic auto trail that ran from Hannibal, Missouri east-northeast to Chicago, Illinois.[5] The route was included in the 1917 Map of Marked Routes provided by the Illinois State Highway Department, a precursor to the modern-day Illinois Department of Transportation.

This highway routing closely parallels the Hannibal-Quincy to Chicago branch of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. This route stayed west and north of the Illinois River, so this route never had to cross the limited number of Illinois River bridges in 1917.

Southern Illinois

IL 110 was the designation for what is present-day IL 15 from St. Libory, Illinois to just south of Addieville, where it meets up with IL 160. During the World War II years, IL 15 was part of what is now IL 160, and the section from St. Libory to Addieville was IL 110. The number was dropped in favor of US 460; the present IL 15 and IL 160 routings came in the mid-1960s.

Raven Road in Washington County is a stub of the former IL 15, and that intersection was the eastern terminus of IL 110.

Current route

Efforts to construct a direct route from Chicago to Kansas City have been in the planning stages since its exclusion from the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s. These efforts have been led by the Tri-State Development Summit, an economic development group for western Illinois, southeastern Iowa, and northern Missouri.[6][7] The proposed highway took different forms over time: a 1989 study found that a full, limited-access tollway running from Kansas Turnpike at Kansas City to the Indiana Toll Road at Gary or Tri-State Tollway near the Joliet area would cost $2–$2.5 billion, if funded entirely by private investors.[8]

In a joint resolution between the Illinois House and Senate in late May 2010,[9] an expressway project connecting Chicago-to-Kansas City was named Illinois Route 110 (IL 110). The path, 532 miles (856 km) in total,[10] follows parts of the existing IL 336, I-88, I-172, I-72, I-74, US 136, US 67 and connect the cities of Quincy, Macomb, Galesburg, a number of communities of the Chicago metropolitan area, including Chicago itself on I-290.[6][7][11]

In 2010, signs were posted with the "CKC" banner above the IL 110 sign. The Illinois Department of Transportation erected 470 IL 110 (CKC) signs at a cost of $94,000.[3][12]

Junction list

MissouriClayClaycomo0.000.00 I-35 south / I-435 south Kansas City, St. LouisWestern terminus of Route 110/CKC Expwy.; west end of I-35 overlap; exit 12A on I-35; exit 52B on I-435
Pleasant Valley13 US 69 south Pleasant Valley, Liberty, Glenaire, ClaycomoSouth end of US 69 overlap; exit numbers follow I-35; signed as exit 14 southbound
Liberty16 Route 152 Liberty, Kansas City International Airport
17 Route 291 to I-435 Liberty, Kansas City International Airport
20 US 69 north / Route 33 Excelsior Springs, LawsonNorth end of US 69 overlap
Kearney26 Route 92 Excelsior Springs, Kearney
ClintonHolt33 Route PP Holt, Lawson
40 Route 116 Polo, Lathrop
48 US 69 Cameron, Lawson
Cameron52 BL I-35 north / Route BB Cameron
DeKalb548754 US 36 west / BL I-35 south / I-35 north Cameron, HamiltonNorth end of I-35 overlap; west end of US 36 overlap; exit 54 on I-35
CaldwellHamilton Township
US 36 Bus. east Hamilton
US 36 Bus. west / Route 13 Gallatin, Kingston
US 65 east / US 36 Bus.

US 36 Bus. west
LinnParson Creek Township Route 139 north MeadvilleWestern end of Route 139 overlap
Jefferson Township Route 139 south
Laclede Route 5 north / Route 139 southEastern end of Route 139 overlap; western end of Route 5 overlap
US 36 Bus. east

US 36 Bus. west / Route 11
township line
Route 5 south / Route U KeytesvilleInterchange; eastern end of Route 5 overlap
Bucklin Township Route 129 north BucklinWestern end of Route 129 overlap
MaconLingo Township Route 129 south SalisburyEastern end of Route 129 overlap
Route 149 north New CambriaInterchange
Callao Township Route 3 CallaoInterchange
Bevier Township Route C / Route O BevierInterchange
Hudson TownshipLong Branch Lake RoadInterchange
Macon US 63 Kirksville, MaconInterchange
Hudson Township
US 36 Bus. east
US 36 Bus. east / Route 151 Clarence

US 36 Bus. west
US 36 Bus. east
Route 15 Shelbina, Paris, ShelbyvilleInterchange

US 36 Bus. west
MarionMonroe City
US 36 Bus. east
US 24 west / US 36 Bus. west / Route Z
Interchange, western end of US 24 overlap
MarionMiller Township US 24 east PalmyraInterchange, eastern end of US 24 overlap; west end of freeway section
HannibalShinn Lane
Veterans Road

I-72 begins / US 61 / US 36 Bus. east – Palmyra, New London
West end of I-72 overlap
US 36 Bus. west / Route 79 south Louisiana, Downtown Hannibal
Exit numbers follow I-72
Mississippi River199.561
Mark Twain Memorial Bridge
IllinoisPikeLevee Township1.21.91 IL 106 Hull
4.36.9 I-172 begins / I-72 east / US 36 east SpringfieldEast end of I-72/US 36 overlap; south end of I-172 overlap; exit 4 on I-72; exit 0 on I-172
AdamsFall Creek Township7.512.12 IL 57 Marblehead, QuincyExit numbers follow I-172
Melrose Township14.924.010 IL 96 (Payson Street, 36th Street) Quincy
Quincy18.830.314 IL 104 / Broadway QuincyServes Quincy Airport
Ellington Township20.232.515Columbus Road, Wismann Lane
24.038.619 I-172 ends / IL 336 begins / US 24 to IL 96 Mount Sterling, KeokukNorth end of I-172 overlap; south end of IL 336 overlap; north end freeway section
30.649.2 IL 61 south Mendon, UrsaInterchange; south end of IL 61 overlap
35.056.3 IL 61 northNorth end of IL 61 overlap
Hancock45.473.1 IL 94 south (400 North) West Point, BowenSouth end of IL 94 overlap
56.590.9 US 136 west / IL 94 north Carthage, Keokuk, MacombNorth end of IL 94 overlap; south end of US 136 overlap
McDonough68.7110.6 IL 61 south
Tennessee70.5113.5 US 136 east MacombNorth end of US 136 overlap
78.7126.7 US 136 west / IL 336 endsNorth end of IL 336 overlap; south end of US 136 overlap
Macomb82.4132.6 US 136 east / US 67 southNorth end of US 136 overlap; south end of US 67 overlap
Good Hope88.5142.4 IL 9
US 67 Bus. north
Roseville101.4163.2 IL 116
US 67 Bus. south
112.9181.7 US 34 west (Walter Payton Memorial Highway) Burlington, MonmouthSouth end of US 34 overlap
Monmouth114.3183.9 IL 164 west (Broadway)South end of IL 164 overlap
115.8186.4 US 67 north MolineNorth end of US 67 overlap
118.0189.9 IL 164 eastNorth end of IL 164 overlap
122.8197.6Cameron RoadInterchange
KnoxGalesburg129.4208.2 IL 41 south / IL 164 west (Main Street)Interchange
132.2212.8 US 150 (Henderson Street) AlphaCloverleaf interchange
133.3214.5Seminary StreetInterchange
134.7216.8 I-74 east (Everett McKinley Dirksen Memorial Highway) / US 34 east (Walter Payton Memorial Highway) Wataga, PeoriaNorth end of US 34 overlap; south end of I-74 overlap; exit 46 on I-74
HenryWoodhull148.6239.132 IL 17 Woodhull, AlphaExit numbers follow I-74
Lynn Township156.6252.024 IL 81 Kewanee, Cambridge
Colona Township166.7268.3 I-80 east / I-74 / I-280 west Chicago, Des MoinesNorth end of I-74 overlap; south end of I-80 overlap
Colona167.7269.99 US 6Exit numbers follow I-80
Rock Island173.3278.9 I-80 west / I-88 begins / IL 92 east Des Moines
IL 5 / IL 92 west Moline, Rock Island
North end of I-80 overlap; west end of I-88/IL 92 overlap; exit 4B on I-80; exits 1A-B on I-88
174.0280.02Old IL 2Exit numbers follow I-88
Joslin179.0288.16 IL 92 east JoslinEast end of IL 92 overlap
Hillsdale183.5295.310Hillsdale, Port Byron
WhitesideErie191.7308.518Erie, AlbanyTo IL 84
Lyndon199.0320.326 IL 78 Morrison, ProphetstownFormer IL 2
Rock Falls209.5337.236 US 30 Clinton, Rock Falls, Sterling
214.4345.041 IL 40 Rock Falls, Sterling
217.3349.744 US 30 Joliet, Rock Falls
LeeWestern end of Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway
Dixon227.0365.354 IL 26 Dixon
229.5369.3Dixon Toll Plaza
OgleRochelle249.2401.076 IL 251 Rochelle, Mendota
251.6404.978 I-39 / US 51 Rockford, Bloomington, NormalSigned as Exit 78A (south) and Exit 78B (north)
DeKalbDeKalb259.3417.3DeKalb Toll Plaza
264.4425.591 To IL 38 / IL 23 / Lincoln Highway / Annie Glidden Road DeKalb
266.2428.4DeKalb Oasis
267.0429.794 To IL 38 / Lincoln Highway / Peace Road
KaneSugar Grove282.3454.3109 IL 47Electronic tolling only on eastbound entrance and westbound exit ramps
Aurora286.4460.9113 IL 56 west to US 30 / IL 47 Sugar GroveWest end of IL 56 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
North Aurora287.4462.5114 CR 83 (Orchard Road) – Aurora, Batavia, North Aurora
290.0466.7117 IL 31 / IL 56 east / Lincoln Highway (Lincolnway Street) – Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, North AuroraEast end of IL 56 overlap; toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps
Aurora290.8468.0Aurora Toll Plaza
292.2470.3119Farnsworth AvenueToll on westbound exit and eastbound entrance ramps; Exit 119A-B on I-88
DuPage294.2473.5121To CR 14 (Eola Road) to Bilter RoadI-PASS only on westbound exit and eastbound entrance ramps
Naperville296.2476.7123 IL 59 – Naperville, Warrenville, Plainfield, West ChicagoDiverging diamond interchange as of 2016
Warrenville298.1479.7125 CR 13 (Winfield Road) – Naperville, WarrenvilleToll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps
Naperville300.4483.4127To Naperville RoadToll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps
Lisle303.0487.6130 IL 53 (Lincoln Avenue)Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Downers Grove305.0490.8131
I-355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) Joliet, Northwest Suburbs
Signed as exits 131A (south) and 131B (north) westbound; signed as exit 131 (south) and exit 132 (north) eastbound
307.2494.4134 CR 9 (Highland Avenue)Toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps
Oak Brook308.0495.7Meyers Road Toll Plaza (eastbound)
309.4497.9136 CR 15 (Midwest Road)Eastbound exit and entrance only; toll on eastbound entrance ramp
310.1499.1137 IL 83 south (Kingery Highway)No westbound entrance; toll on eastbound entrance ramp
310.7500.0138 To IL 83 north (Kingery Highway) / 22nd Street (Cermak Road)Westbound entrance and exit only; toll on westbound entrance ramp
311.1500.7York Road Toll Plaza (westbound)
I-294 south (Tri-State Tollway) Indiana
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; exit includes direct exit ramp onto York Road
I-294 north (Tri-State Tollway) / I-290 west Milwaukee, Rockford
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
I-294 south (Tri-State Tollway) / IL 38 west (Roosevelt Road) Indiana
Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
313.4504.4 I-290 east (All trucks) to US 12 / US 20 / US 45 (Mannheim Road) ChicagoEastbound exit only
I-88 ends / I-290 west Rockford
East end of I-88 overlap; west end of I-290 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; east end of Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway.; exit 15A on I-290
314.2505.716Wolf RoadExit numbers follow I-290; westbound exit only
HillsideMaywood line314.9506.817 US 12 / US 20 / US 45 (Mannheim Road)No eastbound exit
Maywood315.9508.41825th Avenue
316.4509.219A17th Avenue
316.9510.019B9th AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
317.4510.820 IL 171 (1st Avenue)
Forest Park318.4512.421ADes Plaines AvenueWestbound entrance and eastbound exit only
Oak Park319.0513.421B IL 43 (Harlem Avenue)
320.5515.823AAustin Boulevard
Chicago321.0516.623BCentral Avenue
321.5517.424ALaramie AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
322.0518.224B IL 50 (Cicero Avenue) Midway AirportEastbound exit and westbound entrance only
322.6519.225Kostner AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
323.3520.326AIndependence Boulevard
323.8521.126BHoman AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
324.3521.927ASacramento AvenueEastbound exit and westbound entrance only
324.6522.427BCalifornia AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
325.1523.227CWestern Avenue, Oakley Boulevard
325.6524.028ADamen AvenueTo United Center
326.1524.828BPaulina Street, Ashland Boulevard
326.6525.629ARacine AvenueEastbound exit and westbound entrance only
326.9526.129BMorgan StreetWestbound exit only
328528 I-90 / I-94 east (Dan Ryan Expressway) Indiana

I-90 / I-94 west (Kennedy Expressway) Wisconsin

I-290 ends
Circle interchange; eastern terminus of IL 110/CKC Expwy.; east end of I-290 overlap
Ida B. Wells Drive Chicago LoopContinuation beyond I-90/I-94
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. Missouri Department of Transportation (May 11, 2012). MoDOT HPMAPS (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
  2. Google (July 11, 2014). "Overview Map of Route 110" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  3. Pyke, Marni (October 2, 2010). "Route 110 designation for Chicago to Kansas City expressway". Daily Herald. Retrieved January 12, 2011.
  4. Wilson, Doug (January 4, 2012). "Missouri agrees to install full package of Chicago to Kansas City Expressway signs, clearing the way for promotion of the route". Herald-Whig. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  5. Current Events. Kansas City Southern Railway. 1914.
  6. Wilson, Doug (June 30, 2010). "Chicago–Kansas City Expressway a reality after six-decade effort". Quincy Herald Whig. Archived from the original on August 26, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
  7. "Transportation: Highways". Quincy, IL: Tri-State Development Summit. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  8. Krasnowski, Matt (December 22, 1989). "Chicago-Kansas City Expresway Cost Set At $2.5 Billion". The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL). Retrieved August 19, 2010.
  9. "Senate Joint Resolution 118" (PDF). May 27, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014., 96th Illinois General Assembly.
  10. Hilkevitch, John (August 22, 2010). "Getting Around: By the numbers". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  11. WGEM. "Connecting Quincy to the Country". WGEM.
  12. Hilkevitch, John (August 22, 2010). "Getting Around: Chicago-K.C. corridor ready to roll". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on August 24, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  13. Coryat, John. "Town/City Boundary Map" (Map). USNaviguide. Cartography by Google. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
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