The I-290 study area is located in Cook County and extends approximately thirteen miles centered along I-290 from the I-88 and I-290 split on the west to Racine Avenue on the east. This corridor passes through eight communities: Chicago, Bellwood, Broadview, Forest Park, Hillside, Maywood, Oak Park, and Westchester.
When the I-290 study began in the fall of 2009, the study area focused on the section of I-290 from Mannheim Road to Cicero Avenue. As the alternatives evaluation process advanced into round 2, there was a need to extend the limits of the I-290 study 4 miles eastward to Racine Avenue. This new study limit matches the improvement limits of the round 2 alternatives, and matches the study limits of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange study.
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