In the U.S. state
, U.S. Route 41
runs north from the Indiana border beneath the Chicago Skyway
on Indianapolis Boulevard to the Wisconsin border north of the northern terminus of the Tri-State Tollway
with Interstate 94
. It is the only north–south U.S. Route to travel through a significant portion of the city of Chicago
, carrying Lake Shore Drive
through the central portion of the city along the lakefront. U.S. 41 in Illinois is in length.
U.S. 41 enters Illinois concurrent with U.S. Routes 12
on the far southeast side of Chicago
. They run together until the junction of 95th Street and Ewing Avenue. U.S. 41, now South Mackinaw Avenue, then zig-zags along other local South Chicago
roads. From East 87th Street, South Burley Avenue, South Baker Avenue and South Shore Drive, U.S. 41 continues through South Shore Neighborhood's section of South Shore Drive before reaching the southern terminus of Lake Shore Drive.
The Lake Shore Drive section of U.S. 41 is a six-to-eight lane highway along the shores of Lake Michigan
through Chicago's lakefront park system. It is a limited access highway except for five signalized intersections near downtown Chicago.
Just short of the northern terminus of Lake Shore Drive, U.S. 41 exits at Foster Avenue. It follows Foster Avenue west for over two miles (3 km) and then heads northwest on Lincoln Avenue
into neighboring Lincolnwood
. Between Lake Shore Drive and... Read More