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I-290 Eisenhower Expressway

Serving as the western gateway to the city of Chicago and the Chicago Central Area, I-290 is a major link in the transportation network serving northeast Illinois. This section of I-290 is the primary corridor connecting commuters between the western suburbs and the City of Chicago Loop, as well as connecting commuters from south Cook County to the high employment centers found in the I-88 Technology Corridor and the O'Hare International Airport commerce centers.

Note: IDOT projects typically have three distinct phases. Phase I (or the project Study) consists of developing the project scope, environmental studies and preliminary design of a project. Phase II (Design) consists of refining the design to develop contract plans and land acquisition. Phase III (Construction) consists of the actual construction of the project.



The preliminary engineering and environmental (Phase I) study of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) has concluded. However, the proposed improvement is not currently included in Department's FY 2022-2027 Proposed Highway Improvement Program. As this improvement continues to be one of several regional expressway corridors competing for limited available State and Federal funding, the Department must now consider more sustainable solutions for addressing the reconstruction needs of this facility and is continuing to evaluate financial plans and methods to deliver this improvement.