FIELDS TRIP
Interstate 290 Illinois

Interstate 290 connects Chicago's northwest suburbs directly into downtown Chicago. The highway is just six to eight lanes for most, if not all, of its length, and it bottlenecks at all times of the day at Interstate 90/94 (the Dan Ryan Expressway). On Day Three of the Fields Trip, I had the privilege of driving Interstate 290 inbound to Chicago, and was stuck in the traffic approaching the Ryan.

PICTURES
All pictures taken May 21, 2003

Interstate 290 East c/d lane at Exit 17A -
U.S. 12/20/45 South - Mannheim Rd. In
all reality, the sign should say U.S. 12/20
East/U.S. 45 South.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 17B - U.S. 12/20/
45 North - Mannheim Rd.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 18A - South 25th
Ave.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 18B - 25th Ave.
North.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 19A - 17th Ave.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 20 - IL 171/1st
Ave.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 21A - Des Plaines
Ave.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 21B - IL 43 -
Harlem Ave.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 23A - Austin Blvd./
6000 W. The street number "6000 W." is
what block the street is at. It also means that
the highway is now in the Chicago City Limits.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 23B - Central
Ave./5600 W.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 24B - IL 50 -
Cicero Ave./4800 W.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 26A -
Independence Blvd./3800 W.
Along the median of Interstate 290 lies an
El Train track. The El train is one of Chicago's
most used transportation sources.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 27A - Sacramento
Blvd./3000 W.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 27C - Western
Ave./2400 W.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 28A - Damen Ave./
2000 W.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 28B - Paulina St./
1700 W./Ashland Ave./1600 W. The Sears
Tower is becoming more and more visible.
Interstate 290 East approaching Interstates
90/94 - 1 mile. The mile will be one of the
longest you will ever have.
Interstate 290 East at Exit 29A - Racine Ave./
1200 W.
Interstate 290 East approaching Interstates
90/94.
Since I was going only about 15-25 mph,
it was easy for me to get this shot of Interstate
290 East as it nears downtown.
Interstate 290 East at the Interstate 90/94 exit.
Here, the Interstate 290 East exit ramp splits
into both directons of Interstate 90/94. Finally,
traffic starts to calm down a little.

Trip pages:

Day One:
Oklahoma:
Interstate 35
Kansas:
Interstate 35 | Interstate 135 | U.S. 81
Nebraska:
U.S. 81 | Interstate 80

Day Two:
Nebraska:
Interstate 80
Iowa:
Interstate 80 | Interstate 380 | U.S. 20 | IA 136 | U.S. 61

Day Three:
Iowa:
Interstate 80
Illinois:
Interstate 80 | Interstate 88 | Interstate 290 | Interstate 90
Indiana:
Interstate 90 | Interstate 94
Michigan:
Interstate 94 | Interstate 196 | Interstate 96

Day Four:
Michigan:
Interstate 96 | Interstate 75 | Interstate 94 | Interstate 696

Day Five:
Michigan:
M-14 | Interstate 94 | Interstate 69
Indiana:
Interstate 69 | Interstate 465 | Interstate 70
Illinois:
Interstate 70 | Interstate 270 | Interstate 255
Missouri:
Interstate 255 | Interstate 270 | Interstate 44

Day Six:
Missouri:
Interstate 44
Oklahoma:
Interstate 44

Miscellaneous Pictures

Trip Summaries:
Days 1-3 (Oklahoma City to Grand Rapids)
Days 4-6 (Grand Rapids to Oklahoma City)

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Last updated August 20, 2003 11:19 PM