IL 62 highlighted in red
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length||20.82 mi (33.51 km)|
|West end||IL 31 in Algonquin|
|East end||IL 83 in Des Plaines|
|Counties||McHenry, Kane, Cook|
Illinois Route 62 (IL 62) is a 20.82-mile-long (33.51 km) east–west state road in northeast Illinois. It runs from western Algonquin at IL 31 (Western Algonquin Bypass) to the intersection with IL 83 (Elmhurst Road) by industrial Mount Prospect.
IL 62 is called Algonquin Road for its entire length, and it is a northern parallel to Interstate 90 (I-90). It is one of the few state roads in Illinois to be shorter than the name of the road that it marks, as Algonquin Road continues westward as McHenry CR A48 to IL 47 (about eight miles [13 km]), eastward as a local road to Oakton Street and Riverside Drive by I-294 (about five miles [8.0 km]), and northward as a local road to U.S. Route 14 (US 14, about five miles [8.0 km]) in Fox River Grove. The eastward extent of Algonquin Road is mainly residential, however. It is a four lane street through downtown Algonquin and then shifts to a two lane rural road east of IL 25. It returns to a four lane urban artery east of IL 59.
In 2017, IL 62 had an average daily traffic (ADT) of 35,000 on the segment between in Algonquin west of IL 25; 27,000 on the segment between IL 25 and Helm Road; and 39,000 on the segment east of IL 68.
SBI Route 62 was Algonquin to Chicago along the current IL 62. It followed Oakton Street and Talcott Road (in Park Ridge) to reach IL 43. In 1974, IL 62 was dropped east of IL 83. In 2014, the western terminus of IL 62 was extended west from Main Street to Western Algonquin Bypass.
The Western Algonquin Bypass opened to traffic in September 2014. The bypass has a diamond interchange with Algonquin Road. The bypass removes through north-south traffic on IL-31 from Main Street at the intersection of Main Street and Algonquin Road/IL 62 in downtown Algonquin.
The Western Algonquin Bypass is not the only limited access bypass on the table anymore as of 2015. A southern Algonquin bypass is also being constructed as the Longmeadow Parkway which terminates at IL 62 in Barrington Hills.
Starting in 2017, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) conducted a study of IL 62 from IL 25 to IL 68. The recommended alternative is to convert this section of IL 62 into a four-lane divided highway with a separate multi-use trail. When this upgrade is completed, IL 62 will be four lanes for substantially its entire length.
|McHenry||Algonquin||0.0||0.0||IL 31 (Western Algonquin Bypass)||Interchange; Western terminus of IL 62|
|2.1||3.4||Lake Cook Road east||Western terminus of Lake Cook Road|
|2.4||3.9||IL 25 south (John F. Kennedy Drive, Haegers Bend Road)||Northern terminus of IL 25|
|Cook||Barrington Hills||7.1||11.4||IL 68 west (Dundee Road)||Western end of IL 68 overlap|
|7.4||11.9||IL 59 (Sutton Road) / IL 68 east (Dundee Road)||Eastern end of IL 68 overlap|
IL 53 to I-90 / I-290
|Rolling Meadows–Arlington Heights|
|17.9||28.8||IL 58 (Golf Road / Elgin-Evanston Road)|
|Arlington Heights–Des Plaines|
|20.82||33.51||IL 83 (Elmhurst Road)||Eastern terminus of IL 62|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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- "Algonquin Western Bypass opens to traffic". Northwest Herald. September 5, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "Construction Project: Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Corridor". Kane County Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "Alternatives Impact" (PDF). June 25, 2019. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
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