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Chicago is one of the largest cities in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States covers an area of 60,000 hectares and sits 176 meters (578 feet) above sea level on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. At 190 miles wide and 495 miles long, it’s the 5th largest body of fresh water in the world. The city is traversed by the Chicago and Calumet rivers. Chicago's extensive parklands, including 3,000 hectares of city parks attract an estimated 86 million visitors annually. Its metropolitan area, sometimes called 'Chicago land', is the third-largest in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles, with an estimated 9.8 million people. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, though a small portion of the city limits also extend into DuPage County.
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The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, telecommunications, and transportation, with O'Hare International Airport being the second-busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements. In 2008, the city hosted 45.6 million domestic and overseas visitors. Among metropolitan areas, Chicago has the fourth-largest gross domestic product (GDP) in the world, just behind Tokyo, the New York City metropolitan area, and Greater Los Angeles, and ahead of London and Paris. Chicago is one of the most important Worldwide Centers of Commerce and trade.
Highways Transportation Route in Chicago
The highways in Chicago are very long and connect the city with all major centers for trading and commercial operations in the country. Seven interstate highways have crossed through Chicago some of the most important highways Route details in Chicago are given below:
The John F. Kennedy Expressway is a 17.8-mile (28.65 km) long highway road that travels northwest from the Chicago Loop to O'Hare International Airport. The expressway is known as for the 35th U.S. President, John F. Kennedy. The Interstate 90 portion of the Kennedy is a part of the much longer I-90 (which runs 3,111.52 miles (5,007.51 km) from Boston, Massachusetts to Seattle, Washington).
Interstate 290 (abbreviated I-290) is a main street Interstate freeway that runs westwards from the Chicago Loop. The portion of I-290 from Interstate 294 to its eastern end is formally called the Eisenhower Expressway. In short form, it is known as "the Ike" or the Eisenhower. Interstate 290 connects Interstate 90 (the Jane Addams Memorial Toll way) in Rolling Meadows, Illinois with Interstate 90/Interstate 94 (the John F. Kennedy Expressway / Dan Ryan Expressway) near the Loop. North of Interstate 355, the freeway is sometimes known locally as Illinois Route 53, or simply Route 53, since Illinois 53 existed before Interstate 290. However, it now merges with I-290 at Biesterfield Road. In total, Interstate 290 is 29.84 miles (48.02 km) long.
Interstate 294 (I-294) is a tolled Interstate Highway in northeastern Illinois, U.S.A. It forms the southern portion of the Tri-State Toll way in Illinois. I-294 runs from South Holland at Interstates 80 and 94, and Illinois Route 394 to Northbrook at I-94. Interstate 294 is 53.42 miles (85.97 km) long; 5.32 miles (8.56 km) are shared with I-80. It serves as a bypass around the city of Chicago. Interstate 294 is also the longest auxiliary route of Interstate 94, being 10 miles longer than Interstate 494 in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Interstate 294 is also the longest auxiliary interstate highway in Illinois.
Interstate 294 has four of the Tri-State Toll way’s five mainline barriers. These are located at :
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