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Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« on: May 01, 2012, 09:34:12 PM »

I found one, in all my travels, in Chicago. Keeping the exact location secret, but it's on city streets in the maze of canal drawbridges north of the Loop. Are there any other Illinois state-name shields left around the state? Particularly old spec like this one, and not newer.

(For the record, I only found one truly old Illinois shield in all my travels - an IL 1 on a side road - and only one assembly with old US shields, again on a side road in eastern Chicago at US 12/20. So it seems like Illinois gets around to replacing its signs in a very timely manner.)

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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 10:01:45 PM »

I found one, in all my travels, in Chicago. Keeping the exact location secret, but it's on city streets in the maze of canal drawbridges north of the Loop. Are there any other Illinois state-name shields left around the state? Particularly old spec like this one, and not newer.

(For the record, I only found one truly old Illinois shield in all my travels - an IL 1 on a side road - and only one assembly with old US shields, again on a side road in eastern Chicago at US 12/20. So it seems like Illinois gets around to replacing its signs in a very timely manner.)

There's a state-named I-80 on the Tollway eastbound. I saw it Saturday evening heading out from Joliet.
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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 10:19:43 PM »

I could swear I've seen some.  But all the places I'm trying on GMSV aren't working out.   :no:
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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 07:06:42 AM »

^^ The surface street ones in Chicago are maintained, usually, by CDOT (check the sticker on the back).  CDOT doesn't always get around to replacing signage as often as IDOT.

The one on the Tri-State was put up by ISTHA, and they make their own signage.  ISTHA must have a few in the sign shop in Naperville who think the state name is the way to go, even if it isn't standard in Illinois.
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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 09:06:54 AM »

I know of none outside of Chicago with the exception of an I-290 IL shield on a Tollway mileage guide sign outside Rockford (if it is still there).

Back in 2005, there were at least two mainline I-94 IL's and one mainline I-57 IL in Chicago as well.

There was also this set (replaced soon there after):

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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 11:37:45 AM »

I know of at least 30 or 40 in Chicago, as of February, 2010.  mostly 90s, some 90/94 pairs, some 94 standalone, and about three 55s and two 290s.  no 57s as far as I know.

hint for some ancient 18x18 90s ... check the side streets to a freeway which is no longer numbered 90!

there are one or two 80s in Joliet.

there may be a 39 on the mainline left, but I am not sure.

there was a 90/94 on the mainline Dan Ryan northbound, in the left median, of which one was state named but not the other.
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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 06:07:47 PM »

I know that along 55th St west of Cicero Ave there is still an I-55 shield with Illinois on it by Midway.
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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 09:12:02 PM »

There's a few 355s in DuPage County.
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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 09:16:59 PM »

hint for some ancient 18x18 90s ... check the side streets to a freeway which is no longer numbered 90!
Along with a bonus "TO" - in a circle...
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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 10:50:56 PM »

I found a 90 with IL listed and a circle TO in Oak Park a few years back.  THe I-39 shields with Illinois are more common in Mc Lean County on the main line.  Check the Richards St exit and SB on Center St heading towards I-80 at Joliet. 

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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 06:01:22 PM »

I've been on I-39 several times between Bloomington and I-80 and have not seen an Illinois 39 sign. McLean county does look like they have a lot of brand new signs up though. :-(

THe I-39 shields with Illinois are more common in Mc Lean County on the main line. 
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Re: Illinois state-name Interstate shields
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 08:49:10 PM »

There's at least one state name I-90 on a guide sign on a Cook County highway at the tollway.
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