Interstate 280 travels along the southern reaches of Moline and Rock Island before turning northwest across the Mississippi River bridge into Davenport, Iowa. The freeway was once touted to carry Interstate 74 signage, with current Interstate 74 between Interstate 280 and 80 carrying the designation of Interstate 174. This plan was shot down after its proposal in 1990 by the state of Iowa.1

Interstate 280 Illinois Highway Guides

Eastward view of Interstates 74-280 at the Big X interchange with I-80 & IL 110 (CKC) outside Colona. Photo taken 03/11/17.

Interstate 280 scenes
1st Avenue leads east from Milan to cross Mill Creek and become Airport Road ahead of the diamond interchange with Interstate 280.
Airport Road replaced the former alignment of Illinois 92 east to Quad City International Airport (MLI). Photo taken 05/25/08.
Interstate 280 loops south from Airport Road around central Milan to southwest Rock Island and western reaches of Davenport. Photo taken 05/25/08.
Passing under I-280, motorists along Airport Road approach the eastbound on-ramp to Chicago and Downtown Moline. Airport Road provides the connection between the freeway and U.S. 67 in Milan. Photo taken 05/25/08.
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Interstate 280 and Airport Road parallel one another east to 27th Street (former U.S. 6 & 150) ahead of the cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 74 & U.S. 6. Photos taken 05/25/08.

Sources:

  1. Highways of Davenport and Bettendorf (Jason Hancock).


Photo Credits:

05/25/08 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 74
U.S. 6
Illinois 92
Rock Island - Milan Parkway

Page Updated 06-05-2018.