Harlem Avenue

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Harlem Avenue
Illinois 43.svg
7200 West
North endLehigh Avenue at Glenview Road in Glenview
South endIntersection of East South Street and South Drecksler Road in Peotone
A street sign

Harlem Avenue is a major north–south street located in Chicago and its west, southwest, and northwest suburbs. It stretches from Glenview Road in Glenview to the intersection of East South Street and South Drecksler Road in Peotone, where it diverges into Illinois Route 50. At 54.1 miles (87.1 km), it is the third-longest street in the United States, after Telegraph Road in southeastern Michigan and O Street in Nebraska.[citation needed] For most of its length, it carries Illinois Route 43. There is a stop along the Metra's BNSF Line at Harlem Avenue and Windsor Avenue in Berwyn, Illinois.

Communities served[edit]

From north to south:

Major intersections[edit]

WillPeotone IL 50Continuation beyond South Street
0.00.0Drecksler Road/South StreetSouthern terminus
0.91.4 IL 50 north (Governors Highway)
county line
Frankfort SquareMatteson
Frankfort tripoint
12.420.0 US 30 / IL 43 north / Lincoln HighwaySouthern end of IL 43 overlap; southern terminus of IL 43
Tinley Park15.524.9 I-80 – Joliet, Gary
CookTinley ParkOrland Park line19.030.6 US 6 (159th Street)
Palos Heights24.138.8 IL 83 (College Drive)
Worth25.741.4 IL 7 south (Southwest Highway)
Oak LawnBridgeview line27.143.6
US 12 / US 20 (95th Street) to I-294 (Tri-State Tollway)
SummitForest View line32.852.8 I-55 (Stevenson Expressway)
Berwyn tripoint
34.555.5 US 34 west (Ogden Avenue)
Forest ParkOak Park line37.961.0
I-290 / IL 110 (CKC) (Eisenhower Expressway)
Oak ParkRiver Forest
Elmwood ParkChicago quadripoint
40.465.0 IL 64 (West North Avenue)
ChicagoNorridge line43.469.8 IL 19 (West Irving Park Road)
Chicago45.372.9 IL 72 west (West Higgins Avenue)
45.473.1 I-90 (Kennedy Expressway)
Niles47.977.1 IL 21 north (Milwaukee Avenue)
48.578.1 IL 43 north (Oakton Street)Northern end of IL 43 overlap
Morton GroveNiles line49.579.7 US 14 (Dempster Street)
GlenviewMorton Grove line50.581.3 IL 58 (Golf Road)
Glenview51.783.2Glenview RoadNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Harlem Avenue".