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Interstate 57
Main route of the Interstate Highway System
Length: 386.12 mi[1] (621.40 km)
South end: I-55 / US 60 in Miner, MO
Major
junctions:
I-24 in Goreville, IL
I-64 in Mt. Vernon, IL
I-70 in Effingham, IL
I-72 in Champaign, IL
I-74 in Champaign, IL
I-80 in Country Club Hills, IL
North end: I-94 in Chicago, IL

Interstate 57 (I-57) is an Interstate Highway in Missouri and Illinois. It goes from Miner, Missouri, at Interstate 55 to Chicago, Illinois, at Interstate 94. I-57 essentially serves as a shortcut route for travelers headed between the south (Memphis, New Orleans, etc.) and Chicago, bypassing St. Louis, Missouri. Between the junction of I-55 and I-57 in Miner, Missouri and the junction of I-55 and I-90/94 in Chicago, I-55 travels for 436 miles (702 km), while the combination of I-57 and I-94 is only 396 miles (637 km) long between the same two points. In fact, both the control cities on the overhead signs, as well as destination mileage signs, reference Memphis along southbound I-57, even as far north as its northern origin at I-94 in Chicago.

As of 2010, I-57 has no spur routes, nor are any planned in the near future. At a length of just over 386 miles (621 km), it is the longest two-digit interstate highway without an auxiliary route.

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Route description

Lengths
  mi[1] km
MO 21.96 35.34
IL 364.16 586.06
Total 386.12 621.40
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Missouri

In the state of Missouri, Interstate 57 runs northbound from Miner to the Cairo I-57 Bridge over the Mississippi River south of Cairo, Illinois.

After ending southbound at Interstate 55, the highway continues as U.S. Route 60, which meets U.S. Route 67 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and from there U.S. Route 67 goes south to Little Rock, Arkansas. The state of Missouri has proposed extending the I-57 designation down this corridor. However, this plan conflicts with Arkansas' plans to extend the Interstate 30 designation north on U.S. Route 67, a road of which a long section already meets Interstate Highway standards.[citation needed]

Illinois

Interstate 57 in Country Club Hills, Illinois, heading north.

In the state of Illinois, Interstate 57 runs from the bridge over the Mississippi River north to Chicago. I-57 is the longest Interstate Highway in Illinois. The route is an easy way to reach Shawnee National Forest in the southern tip of the state. It also serves as a major artery for college students in the state, running near Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Rend Lake College in Ina, Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Parkland College in Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana-Champaign, Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, and Governors State University in University Park. Interstate 57 currently does not have an intersection with Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway) in northeastern Illinois, though one is planned.[2] It is one of only a few examples where Interstates cross but do not have interchanges with each other. Vehicles are directed to use Interstate 80 to access Interstate 294 instead, though U.S. Route 6 is another option.

I-57 remains the only Chicago expressway that does not have a commonly-used name. Its Chicago-area portion was originally known as the Dan Ryan Expressway–West Leg.

Exit list

County Location Mile # Destinations Notes
Scott Sikeston US 60 west – Dexter, Poplar Bluff Continuation beyond I-55
1 I-55  – Memphis, St. Louis Signed as exits 1A (south) and 1B (north)
Mississippi 4 Route BBertrand
Charleston 10 I-57 Bus. north / Route 105Charleston, East Prairie
12 I-57 Bus. south / US 60 east / US 62 / Route 77Charleston, Wyatt North end of US 60 overlap
Interstate 57 Bridge over the Mississippi River (state line)
Alexander 1 US 51 south / IL 3Cairo South end of US 51 overlap
Pulaski 8 Mounds Road
18 Ullin Road
Union 24 Dongola Road
25 US 51 north – Carbondale Northbound exit and southbound entrance
30 IL 146Anna, Vienna
36 Lick Creek Road
Johnson 40 Goreville Road
Williamson Goreville 44 I-24 east  – Nashville
45 IL 148
Marion 53 Main Street – Marion Former IL 13
54 IL 13Harrisburg, Marion, Carbondale Signed as exits 54A (east) and 54B (west)
Johnston City 59 Johnston City, Herrin
Franklin West Frankfort 65 IL 149West Frankfort, Zeigler
Benton 71 IL 14Christopher, Benton
77 IL 154Sesser
Jefferson 83 Ina
92 I-64 east  – Louisville South end of I-64 overlap
Mt. Vernon 94 Veterans Memorial Drive Interchange is now open
95 IL 15Ashley, Mt. Vernon
96 I-64 west  – St. Louis North end of I-64 overlap
103 Dix
Marion 109 IL 161Centralia
Salem 116 US 50Salem, Sandoval
127 Kinmundy, Patoka
Fayette 135 IL 185Vandalia, Farina
Effingham 145 Edgewood
151 Mason, Watson
157 I-70 west  – St. Louis South end of I-70 overlap
Effingham 159 Fayette Avenue – Effingham
160 IL 32 / IL 33
162 US 45Sigel, Effingham
163 I-70 east  – Indianapolis North end of I-70 overlap
Cumberland 177 US 45Neoga
Coles Mattoon 184 US 45 / IL 121Toledo, Mattoon
190 IL 16Charleston, Mattoon Signed as exits 190A (east) and 190B (west)
192 County Road 1000 North
Douglas Arcola 203 IL 133Arcola, Paris
212 US 36Newman, Tuscola
Champaign 220 US 45Tolono, Pesotum, Tuscola
229 Monticello, Savoy, Tolono
Champaign 232 Curtis Road
235A University Avenue (via I-72 east)
235B I-72 west – Springfield, Decatur
237 I-74  – Indianapolis, Peoria Signed as exits 237A (east) and 237B (west)
238 Olympian Drive
240 Market Street
250 US 136Fisher, Rantoul
Ford Paxton 261 IL 9Paxton, Gibson City
Iroquois 272 Buckley, Roberts
280 IL 54Onarga, Roberts
283 US 24Gilman, Chatsworth, Watseka
293 IL 116Ashkum, Pontiac
297 Clifton
302 Chebanse
Kankakee 308 US 45 / US 52Kankakee
Kankakee 312 IL 17Kankakee, Momence
315 IL 50Bradley, Bourbonnais
Manteno 322 Manteno
Will Peotone 327 Wilmington, Peotone
335 Manhattan, Monee
Cook Richton Park 339 Sauk Trail
Matteson 340 US 30 (Lincoln Highway (21100 South)) Signed as exits 340A (east) and 340B (west) southbound
342 Vollmer Road Signed as exits 342A (east) and 342B (west) southbound
Country Club Hills 345 I-80 to I-294  – Indiana, Iowa Signed as exits 345A (east) and 345B (west)
346 167th Street
Markham 348 US 6 (159th Street)
Posen 350 IL 83 (147th Street, Sibley Boulevard)
Calumet Park 353 127th Street, Burr Oak Avenue (12700 South)
354 119th Street
Chicago
355 111th Street, Monterey Avenue (11200 South)
357 IL 1 (Halsted Street (800 West))
358 Wentworth Avenue (200 W) Southbound exit only (corresponding entrance to I-94 west from Michigan Avenue)
I-94 east (Bishop Ford Freeway)  – Indiana Northbound exit and southbound entrance
I-94 west (Dan Ryan Expressway) – Chicago Loop Northbound exit and southbound entrance

Future

Interstate 57 may eventually be extended west along the U.S Route 60 corridor and then turn south along the future U.S Route 67 freeway corridor and head south to Little Rock, Arkansas. However, it conflicts with Arkansas's plans to extend Interstate 30 along that alignment.

In popular culture

• The Champaign, Illinois, band Braid recorded a song titled "Interstate 57" on its debut album, Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five.

References

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