CAR TRANSPORT ESTIMATE
Although today the state’s largest population center is around Chicago in the northeastern part of the state, the state’s European population grew first in the west, with French Canadians who settled along the Mississippi River, and gave the area the name Illinois. After the American Revolutionary War established the United States, American settlers began arriving from Kentucky in the 1780s via the Ohio River, and the population grew from south to north. In 1818, Illinois achieved statehood. After construction of the Erie Canal increased traffic and trade through the Great Lakes, Chicago was founded in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River, at one of the few natural harbors on southern Lake Michigan. John Deere’s invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois’s rich prairie into some of the world’s most productive and valuable farmland, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden. The Illinois and Michigan Canal (1848) made transportation between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River valley faster and cheaper. New railroads carried immigrants to new homes, as well as being used to ship commodity crops to Eastern markets. The state became a transportation hub for the nation.
Shipping a Car in Illinois
Illinois has an extensive roadway system, with over 2, 248 miles of highways stretching throughout the state. These include thirteen primary highways and eleven auxiliary highways. The longest of these highways is Interstate 57, which stretches 358.57 miles from the bridge over the Mississippi River north to Chicago. The shortest of these highways is Interstate 41, which is only 0.90 miles long and goes from one end of Russell to another. The busiest highway in Illinois is Interstate 90, which runs northwest to southeast through the northern part of the state. In 2011, the I-90 had 3.619 billion miles traveled on it. Other primary highways include I-24, I-39, I-55, I-64, I-70, I-72, I-74, I-80, I-88, and I-94.
Shipping a Car in Alabama
Alabama has 11 Interstate Highways existing either partially or entirely within its state lines. These six major interstate routes and five auxiliary routes total 1,130 miles of roadway in Alabama. The longest of these interstates is Interstate 65 at 367 miles. I-65 is a major north-south route, beginning in the south at I-10 in Mobile, AL and ending at I-65 at the Tennessee state line near Ardmore, AL. Interstate 59 enters the state in the west at the Mississippi state line near Cuba, AL and runs 241.36 miles toward the northeast before leaving the state at the Georgia state line. Interstate 85 begins in Montgomery, AL at I-65/US 82 interchange, and leaves the state at the Georgia state line near Valley, AL. Interstate 20 is the longest east-west primary interstate in Alabama, stretching 214.7 miles from I-20 at the Mississippi state border near Cuba, AL to I-20 at the Georgia state line near Lebanon, AL. Interstate 22 also runs east-west from the Mississippi state line to I-65 in Birmingham, AL. Interstate 10 enters the state in the west at the Mississippi state line near Grand Bay, AL and continues east until leaving the state at I-10 at the Florida state line at the Perdido River. In addition to the state’s interstates, it also has 19 U.S. Highways. The longest U.S. Highway in the state is US 31, which runs north-south for 386.449 miles. US 31 begins in the south at US 90 in Spanish Fort, AL and continues north to I-65/US 31 at the Tennessee state line near Ardmore. The state of Alabama has only four toll roads in the state: Montgomery Expressway, Tuscaloosa Bypass, Emerald Mountain Expressway, and Beach Express.