Illinois Route 124

Illinois Route 124 (IL 124) is a 5.71-mile-long (9.19 km) state road in central Illinois. It has the distinction of being marked as an east–west route,[3] but IL 124 runs entirely north–south for the majority of its route. IL 124 runs from IL 123 between Athens and Williamsville to the Business Loop for Interstate 55 (I-55) around Springfield at Sherman.[2]

Illinois Route 124 marker

Illinois Route 124
IL 124 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length5.71 mi[2] (9.19 km)
Existed1940[1]–present
Major junctions
West end IL 123 in Williamsville
East end I-55 Bus. in Sherman
Location
CountiesSangamon
Highway system
IL 123IL 125

Route descriptionEdit

Illinois 124 is a rural, two-lane surface street for its entire length.

HistoryEdit

SBI Route 124 was what Illinois Route 29 is now from Springfield north to near Athens. In 1940 the route was changed to Illinois 29, and former Illinois Route 24 was changed to Illinois Route 124, running east from Athens to the current northern terminus, and south to the Business Loop. In October 2003, Illinois 123 was extended east to Williamsville, which eliminated the east–west portion of Illinois 124.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Sangamon County.

Locationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Fancy Creek Township0.000.00  IL 123Western terminus of IL 124
Sherman5.719.19   I-55 Bus. / Historic US 66Eastern terminus of IL 124
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 121 thru 140. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved May 10, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  3. ^ Sarjeant, Charles. Illinois Highway Ends - Illinois 124 Archived 2012-10-06 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 10, 2006.