A troubled path

The proposed path of the Route 53 extension passes by - and through - developments that have built up over the many years the route has been considered.

This interactive tour starts at the south end of the proposed extension, where Route 53 ends at Lake-Cook Road, and moves north to where it forks near Route 120.

Along the way, key spots as well as fragile wetlands that may be affected by the new tollroad have been highlighted. Click here to start the tour

Daily Herald photos by Steve Lundy, slundy@dailyherald.com, and Paul Valade, pvalade@dailyherald.com. Interactive tour by Tim Broderick, tbroderick@dailyherald.com.