Illinois Route 132

Illinois Route 132 (IL 132) is an arterial state road that connects IL 59 at the village line between Fox Lake Hills and Lake Villa, with IL 131 in Waukegan. It is known as Grand Avenue for its entire length, and Grand Avenue extends west beyond Lindenhurst to near U.S. Route 12 (US 12), 12 miles (19 km) west. Though IL 132 is one of the busiest state highways in Illinois, it is only 13.57 miles (21.84 km) long (21.83 km).[1]

Illinois Route 132
Grand Avenue
IL 132 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length13.57 mi[1] (21.84 km)
Existed1950[2]–present
Major junctions
West end IL 59 in Lake Villa
  US 45 in Lindenhurst

I-94 in Gurnee
US 41 in Gurnee
East end IL 131 in Waukegan
Location
CountiesLake
Highway system
IL 131IL 133

Route description

Illinois 132 serves the town of Gurnee. Grand Avenue is the main road to both the Gurnee Mills Shopping Center and Six Flags Great America. At this point Illinois 132 is a divided, six lane road—its length wavers between 2 and 6 lanes around Gurnee.

Because Route 132 is a well-traveled road in suburban Chicago, it is also a major suburban Chicago shopping and industry corridor, especially on the Grand Avenue section of the route. A variety of car dealers, retail stores, full-service restaurants, mid-range hotels, etc. are located on this roadway.

History

SBI Route 132 was initially what is now Illinois Route 121 from Decatur to Mattoon in central Illinois; in 1937, Illinois 121 replaced Illinois 131 and Illinois 132. In 1950 it was reassigned to the whole stretch of Grand Avenue; in 1967 it was dropped east of Illinois 131 and west of Illinois Route 59.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Lake County.

Locationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Fox Lake HillsLake Villa
village line
0.00.0 IL 59Western terminus
Lake Villa2.64.2 IL 83 (Milwaukee Avenue)
LindenhurstGrandwood Park
village line
7.011.3 US 45
Gurnee9.915.9
I-94 (Tri-State Tollway) Chicago, Wisconsin
Cloverleaf interchange; I-94 exit 8
11.218.0 IL 21 (Riverside Drive)
12.720.4 US 41 (Skokie Highway)
Waukegan13.5721.84 IL 131 (Green Bay Road)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. Illinois Technology Transfer Center. T2 GIS Data. Retrieved April 7, 2006. As documented in Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Lengths/Illinois.
  2. Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 121 thru 140. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2006.
  3. Google (2009-01-11). "overview map of State Highway 132 Distances Between Interchanges" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2009-01-11.

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