As of 2007, I-57 has no spur routes, nor are any planned in the near future.
After ending at Interstate 55, the highway continues as U.S. Route 60, which meets U.S. Route 67 at Poplar Bluff, Missouri and from here US 67 goes south to Little Rock, Arkansas. The state of Missouri has proposed extending the I-57 designation down this corridor. However, this plan conflicts with Arkansas' plans to extend the Interstate 30 designation north on US 67, a road of which a long section already meets Interstate highway standards.
Bolded cities are officially-designated control cities for signs
In the state of Illinois, Interstate 57 runs from the bridge over the Mississippi River north to Chicago. I-57 is the longest Interstate highway in Illinois. The route is an easy way to reach Shawnee National Forest in the southern tip of the state. It also serves as a major artery for college students in the state, running near Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Parkland College in Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana-Champaign, Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, and Governors State University in University Park. Interstate 57 currently does not have an intersection with Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway) in northeastern Illinois. It is one of only a few examples where Interstates cross but do not have interchanges with each other. Vehicles are directed to use Interstate 80 to access Interstate 294 instead, though U.S. Route 6 is another option.
Although the Illinois General Assembly named all of Interstate 57 in Illinois as the Thurgood Marshall Memorial Freeway, this name has not entered popular usage, and I-57 remains the only Chicago expressway that does not have a commonly-used name. Its original name was the Dan Ryan Expressway-West Leg.
All portions of Interstate 57 (near Chicago) between the Dan Ryan Expressway/I-94 and I-80 are patrolled by the Illinois State Police and the IDOT Emergency Traffic Patrol (IDOT ETP "Minutemen"). The ETP patrol 24/7/365 and can be recognized by their large bright yellow-green wreckers and orange jumpsuits. They can be reached at *999 via cellphone and respond to all manner of expressway incidents that you may be involved in from flat tires and no gas to major crashes. They are direct state employees and all of their services are free of charge (gasoline nominal mail-in charge). If your vehicle is disabled, attempt to pull immediately to the shoulder, place your hazard lights on and STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE until ETP arrival! If your vehicle stalls in a live lane of traffic and you are unable to coast to the shoulder, immediately place your hazard lights on, dial 911 (especially if traffic is moving at high speeds) and *999 if you have a cell phone and inform the operator that you are stalled in an interstate traffic lane; and brace for a possible high-speed rear end collision, but remain in your vehicle! An ETP vehicle wil arrive within twenty minutes (much sooner if you are in a lane). Never walk on or cross Interstate 57 on foot! Also, never accept unsolicited help from a private towing company. These companies often attempt to illegally prey on vulnerable motorists and charge exorbitant rates. If you have a motor club, call them. But DO allow the ETP driver to fix your issue or relocate your vehicle to a safe spot off the interstate. The ETP and/or state trooper can provide you with a list of reputable towing companies.
|I-57 southern terminus. Road continues westbound as US 60.|
|Scott||Sikeston||Continuation beyond I-55|
|1||- Memphis, St. Louis||Signed as exits 1A (south) and 1B (north)|
|12||North end of US 60 overlap|
|I-57 Bridge over the Mississippi River (state line)|
|Alexander||1||South end of US 51 overlap|
|25||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|36||Lick Creek Road|
|Marion||53||Main Street - Marion||Former IL 13|
|54||Signed as exits 54A (east) and 54B (west)|
|Johnston City||59||Johnston City, Herrin|
|- Louisville||South end of I-64 overlap|
|- St. Louis||North end of I-64 overlap|
|157||- St. Louis||South end of I-70 overlap|
|Effingham||159||Fayette Avenue - Effingham|
|190||Signed as exits 190A (east) and 190B (west)|
|229||Monticello, Savoy, Tolono|
|237||- Indianapolis, Peoria||Signed as exits 237A (east) and 237B (west)|
|Cook||Richton Park||339||Sauk Trail|
|Matteson||340||Signed as exits 340A (east) and 340B (west) southbound|
|342||Vollmer Road||Signed as exits 342A (east) and 342B (west) southbound|
|Country Club Hills||345||- Indiana, Iowa||Signed as exits 345A (east) and 345B (west)|
|Calumet Park||353||127th Street, Burr Oak Avenue (12700 South)|
|355||111th Street, Monterey Avenue (11200 South)|
|358||Wentworth Avenue (200 W)||Southbound exit only (corresponding entrance to I-94 west from Michigan Avenue)|
|- Indiana||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|I-57 northern terminus|