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--- Quote from: ilpt4u on May 24, 2023, 02:36:56 PM ---
--- Quote from: roadman65 on May 24, 2023, 02:03:19 PM ---I was going through GSV and noticed this control city for I-355.
I know that I-290 uses something similar in Chicago, but didn’t know about this on I-355.

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Pretty sure it starts at I-88, 355 using Northwest Suburbs

Looking deeper, NW Suburbs is signed as the Entrance control NB starting at 75th St

Why the controls aren’t Schaumburg, Downers Grove, and Joliet/New Lenox, I do not have an answer

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I-355's controls are as follows (I drive it daily):
NB: Rockford (at I-80 only), West Suburbs, Northwest Suburbs (starting at I-55).
SB: Joliet, Joliet/St Louis (once at Army Trail Rd), South Suburbs (at Boughton Rd only), Southwest Suburbs (starting at I-55).
Ironically, you're in the southwest suburbs with the control of "Southwest Suburbs".

The way it should be, IMHO:
NB: Bolingbrook, Schaumburg.  Both are at major interchanges and are over 70,000 in population.  DG is much smaller.
SB: Joliet, New Lenox/Indiana.  From I-55 NB, "Indiana" makes more sense than New Lenox, fitting in with I-294 later on, and the main lanes go east on I-80.  "New Lenox" or "New Lenox/Lockport" makes more sense SB on I-55.

I went with DG because of ISTHA HQ right at the 88/355 interchange, but Bolingbrook would be a fine “central”  355 control if IDOT and ISTHA actually wanted to use, idk, actual cities/towns/villages/etc for controls instead of (directional) Suburbs

They should probably just go with Wisconsin and Indiana.  :-D


--- Quote from: CtrlAltDel on May 25, 2023, 01:40:04 AM ---They should probably just go with Wisconsin and Indiana.  :-D

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One of my favorites is Cicero Ave SB to I-294NB, Western Suburbs is the control city


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