East end of US highway 34 in Berwyn IL

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Photo credits: Neil Bratney; me

Despite the fact that US 66 is gone now, the US 34 designation still ends at its historic junction with that route, shown below:

Bratney, June 2002

There we're looking east on Ogden Avenue, just shy of where that road intersects Harlem Avenue (or IL hwy. 43). By the time I was there a few years later, those signs had been changed...

me, May 2005

...or at least the "End" assembly had been moved. There are not many instances like this, where a US route ends at a state highway - but, as I said, this used to be a junction with US 66. Today, if you continue straight ahead on Ogden, you're no longer on a state highway, but you are on a segment of historic US 66 - a fact not lost on the city of Berwyn:

me, May 2005

From what I observed, old 66 appears to be well-signed throughout Chicagoland. Heading the opposite direction on Ogden, the first sign you encounter is shown below...

me, May 2005

...then this at the intersection with Harlem...

me, May 2005

...and then there's a "Begin" assembly just west of Harlem:

me, May 2005

The shot below is from southbound Harlem; today the US 34 designation begins to the right:

me, May 2005

The shot below is from the opposite direction (north on Harlem):

me, May 2005

The signs in the distance are shown close-up below:

me, May 2005

Note the historic US 66 marker; as I mentioned above, US 34 used to continue east (right) with US 66 into downtown Chicago.

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