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
|Maintained by IDOT and MoDOT|
|Length||527.6 mi (849.1 km)|
Missouri: 199.561 mi (321.162 km)
Illinois: 328 mi (528 km)
|Existed||May 27, 2010–present|
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
In a joint resolution between the Illinois House and Senate in late May 2010, an expressway project connecting Chicago-to-Kansas City was named Illinois Route 110 (IL 110). The path, 532 miles (856 km) in total, 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.
|Missouri||Clay||Claycomo||0.00||0.00||Western terminus of Route 110/CKC Expwy.; west end of I-35 overlap; exit 12A on I-35; exit 52B on I-435|
|Pleasant Valley||13||South end of US 69 overlap; exit numbers follow I-35; signed as exit 14 southbound|
|20||North end of US 69 overlap|
|DeKalb||54||87||54||North end of I-35 overlap; west end of US 36 overlap; exit 54 on I-35|
|Linn||Parson Creek Township||Western end of Route 139 overlap|
|Laclede||Eastern end of Route 139 overlap; western end of Route 5 overlap|
|Interchange; eastern end of Route 5 overlap|
|Bucklin Township||Western end of Route 129 overlap|
|Macon||Lingo Township||Eastern end of Route 129 overlap|
|Hudson Township||Long Branch Lake Road||Interchange|
|Ralls||Interchange, western end of US 24 overlap|
|Marion||Miller Township||Interchange, eastern end of US 24 overlap; west end of freeway section|
|West end of I-72 overlap|
|157||Exit numbers follow I-72|
|Mark Twain Memorial Bridge|
|4.3||6.9||East end of I-72/US 36 overlap; south end of I-172 overlap; exit 4 on I-72; exit 0 on I-172|
|Adams||Fall Creek Township||7.5||12.1||2||Exit numbers follow I-172|
|Quincy||18.8||30.3||14||Serves Quincy Airport|
|Ellington Township||20.2||32.5||15||Columbus Road, Wismann Lane|
|24.0||38.6||19||North end of I-172 overlap; south end of IL 336 overlap; north end freeway section|
|||30.6||49.2||Interchange; south end of IL 61 overlap|
|||35.0||56.3||North end of IL 61 overlap|
|Hancock||||45.4||73.1||South end of IL 94 overlap|
|||56.5||90.9||North end of IL 94 overlap; south end of US 136 overlap|
|Tennessee||70.5||113.5||North end of US 136 overlap|
|||78.7||126.7||North end of IL 336 overlap; south end of US 136 overlap|
|Macomb||82.4||132.6||North end of US 136 overlap; south end of US 67 overlap|
|||112.9||181.7||South end of US 34 overlap|
|Monmouth||114.3||183.9||South end of IL 164 overlap|
|115.8||186.4||North end of US 67 overlap|
|||118.0||189.9||North end of IL 164 overlap|
|||134.7||216.8||North end of US 34 overlap; south end of I-74 overlap; exit 46 on I-74|
|Henry||Woodhull||148.6||239.1||32||Exit numbers follow I-74|
|Colona Township||166.7||268.3||North end of I-74 overlap; south end of I-80 overlap|
|Colona||167.7||269.9||9||Exit numbers follow I-80|
|Rock Island||||173.3||278.9||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|
|||174.0||280.0||2||Old IL 2||Exit numbers follow I-88|
|Joslin||179.0||288.1||6||East end of IL 92 overlap|
|Hillsdale||183.5||295.3||10||Hillsdale, Port Byron|
|Whiteside||Erie||191.7||308.5||18||Erie, Albany||To IL 84|
|Lyndon||199.0||320.3||26||Former IL 2|
|Lee||||Western end of Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway|
|229.5||369.3||Dixon Toll Plaza|
|251.6||404.9||78||Signed as Exit 78A (south) and Exit 78B (north)|
|DeKalb||DeKalb||259.3||417.3||DeKalb Toll Plaza|
|Kane||Sugar Grove||282.3||454.3||109||Electronic tolling only on eastbound entrance and westbound exit ramps|
|Aurora||286.4||460.9||113||West end of IL 56 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|290.0||466.7||117||East end of IL 56 overlap; toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps|
|Aurora||290.8||468.0||Aurora Toll Plaza|
|292.2||470.3||119||Farnsworth Avenue||Toll on westbound exit and eastbound entrance ramps; Exit 119A-B on I-88|
|DuPage||294.2||473.5||121||To ||I-PASS only on westbound exit and eastbound entrance ramps|
|Naperville||296.2||476.7||123||Diverging diamond interchange as of 2016|
|Warrenville||298.1||479.7||125||Toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps|
|Naperville||300.4||483.4||127||To Naperville Road||Toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps|
|Lisle||303.0||487.6||130||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Downers Grove||305.0||490.8||131||Signed as exits 131A (south) and 131B (north) westbound; signed as exit 131 (south) and exit 132 (north) eastbound|
|307.2||494.4||134||Toll on eastbound exit and westbound entrance ramps|
|Oak Brook||308.0||495.7||Meyers Road Toll Plaza (eastbound)|
|309.4||497.9||136||Eastbound exit and entrance only; toll on eastbound entrance ramp|
|310.1||499.1||137||No westbound entrance; toll on eastbound entrance ramp|
|310.7||500.0||138||Westbound entrance and exit only; toll on westbound entrance ramp|
|311.1||500.7||York Road Toll Plaza (westbound)|
|311.6||501.5||—||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; exit includes direct exit ramp onto York Road|
|Cook||Hillside||312.9||503.6||—||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|313.2||504.0||—||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|313.4||504.4||—||Eastbound exit only|
|313.8||505.0||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|
|314.2||505.7||16||Wolf Road||Exit numbers follow I-290; westbound exit only|
|Hillside–Maywood line||314.9||506.8||17||No eastbound exit|
|316.9||510.0||19B||9th Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only|
|Forest Park||318.4||512.4||21A||Des Plaines Avenue||Westbound entrance and eastbound exit only|
|321.5||517.4||24A||Laramie Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only|
|322.0||518.2||24B||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only|
|322.6||519.2||25||Kostner Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only|
|323.8||521.1||26B||Homan Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only|
|324.3||521.9||27A||Sacramento Avenue||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only|
|324.6||522.4||27B||California Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only|
|325.1||523.2||27C||Western Avenue, Oakley Boulevard|
|325.6||524.0||28A||Damen Avenue||To United Center|
|326.1||524.8||28B||Paulina Street, Ashland Boulevard|
|326.6||525.6||29A||Racine Avenue||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only|
|326.9||526.1||29B||Morgan Street||Westbound exit only|
|328||528||Circle interchange; eastern terminus of IL 110/CKC Expwy.; east end of I-290 overlap|
|Ida B. Wells Drive – Chicago Loop||Continuation beyond I-90/I-94|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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