Illinois Roads - I-355
I-355, North-South Tollway
Newly extended south from I-55 to I-80, I-355 has but one interesting guide sign in that stretch, and only because it's a distance sign with no destinations.
The new NB bridge across the Des Plaines River, or maybe DesPlaines, because I see about half a space between the 'D' and 'P' both times it's written. I think the spaces migrated to between the 'I' and 'l' of Illinois.
An unfortunate Illinois Tollway standard, mileposts are fractional instead of decimal.
Once seen by traffic from I-355 SB to I-55 SB, this I-55 SB C-D road now collects and distributes traffic from I-355 NB, since the original trumpet interchange became an agglomeration of ramps with the southern extension of I-355 by about a dozen miles.
Remaining photos are courtesy Doug Kerr except for two I'll identify.
All northbound, the last two photos are on a C-D road that combines I-355 traffic exiting to IL 56 with I-88 traffic heading to either 355 or 56. While I-355 is busy interchanging with I-88 (ooh, baby), it forms the second instance in the Chicago area of two major freeways paralleling each other very closely for about a mile. Find the other ones yourself.
Turned around southbound for a second.
Continuing NB, there's that Exact Coin again. I think I've solved the mystery, but I've never called Illinois to request Exact Coins before so it's possible they have a different idea of what that means. All I'm gonna say is, be careful if you try to give them more than one coin at a time.
The latter two photos are courtesy HNTB Corporation, not Doug, and all are still northbound.
The last photo on this page is one of the only southbound ones.
Onto US 34
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