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Illinois Route 59 is a north-south state highway in northeastern Illinoismarker. It runs south from Illinois Route 83 in Antiochmarker to Interstate Highway 55 in Shorewoodmarker, spanning the north-south width of Chicago's western suburbs. This is a distance of .

Route description

Illinois 59 is a major four-lane arterial for most of its length, running parallel to and about five miles (8 km) east of the Fox River in Illinois. It is especially crowded in the suburbs of Napervillemarker, West Chicagomarker, Plainfieldmarker and Jolietmarker. Most of Illinois 59 in that area is zoned commercially for about 5 miles (8 kilometers). Illinois 59 is the only numbered highway with a Metra station named after it on the BNSF line; this name differentiates the station from the main Naperville stationmarker further east on the line.

Illinois 59 is called Sutton Road in the vicinity of U.S. Route 20 (Lake Street) and Illinois Route 19 (Irving Park Road). Route 59 is called Neltnor Blvd. in the vicinity of Illinois Route 64 (North Avenue). Illinois Route 59 is known as Hough St. through Barrington.

Between Interstate 90 (the Northwest Tollway) and West Chicagomarker, Illinois 59 runs through Hoffman Estatesmarker, Streamwoodmarker and Bartlettmarker.

Illinois 59 overlaps U.S. Route 12 (Rand Road) between Waucondamarker and Fox Lakemarker.


SBI Route 59 ran from Jolietmarker to Antioch on the current Illinois 59. Illinois 59 was replaced by U.S. Route 66 as U.S. 66 made its way onto a new highway in 1940; by 1957, Illinois 59 had been returned to its original state.

Retail and Commerce

In almost every town or village spanning Route 59, retail development and sprawl can be found. The main shopping areas are Warrenvillemarker/Napervillemarker/Auroramarker, West Chicagomarker/Bartlettmarker, Streamwoodmarker, and Hoffman Estatesmarker/South Barringtonmarker. Westfield Fox Valleymarker in Aurora, Poplar Creek Crossing in Hoffman Estates, and The Arboretum of South Barrington can all be found along the Route 59 corridor.

Major junctions

County City Route(s) Notes
Willmarker Shorewoodmarker Interstate 55 Southern terminus
U.S. Route 52 — Jefferson Street
Jolietmarker Caton Farm Road
Plainfieldmarker U.S. Route 30 (East) — Lincoln Highway (Joliet Street) Concurrent for 1.5 miles.
Illinois Route 126 — Main Street
U.S. Route 30 (West) — 143rd Street
DuPagemarker Napervillemarker U.S. Route 34 — Ogden Avenue
Warrenvillemarker Interstate 88 (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) — Auroramarker, Chicagomarker
West Chicagomarker Illinois Route 38 — Roosevelt Road
Ingalton Illinois Route 64 — North Avenue
Cookmarker Bartlettmarker U.S. Route 20 — Lake Street
Streamwoodmarker Illinois Route 19 — Irving Park Road
Illinois Route 58 — Golf Road
Hoffman Estatesmarker Illinois Route 72
Illinois Route 62 — Algonquin Road
Illinois Route 68 — Dundee Road Concurrent for 1 mile (2 km).
Lakemarker Barringtonmarker U.S. Route 14 — Northwest Highway
Lake Barringtonmarker Illinois Route 22
Waucondamarker U.S. Route 12 Concurrent for 8 miles (13 km) between Wauconda and Fox Lake.
Antiochmarker Illinois Route 173

External links


  1. Metra. Metra Home Page. Retrieved May 2, 2006.

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