Illinois Route 143
Illinois Route 143 is an east–west state highway in southwestern Illinois. Its western terminus is at U.S. Route 67 (very near, but not at the termini of Illinois Route 100 and Illinois Route 140) in Alton. Its eastern terminus at Illinois Route 127 at a rural intersection west of Tamalco. This is a distance of 47.96 miles (77.18 km).
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length||47.96 mi (77.18 km)|
|West end||US 67 in Alton|
| I-55 in Edwardsville|
I-70 in Marine
US 40 in Highland
|East end||IL 127 in Tamalco|
Illinois 143 overlaps Illinois Route 157 and Illinois Route 159 in Edwardsville, and Illinois Route 160 and U.S. Route 40 in Highland. It has 4 lanes from IL 140 to just east of Illinois Route 255 around Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and briefly around Interstate 55 east of Edwardsville. The rest of the road is generally rural and has 2 lanes.
SBI Route 143 ran from Benton to Harrisburg; this was replaced by Illinois Route 34 when it was extended north in 1937. That same year, IL 143 was applied to a former lettered route, Illinois Route 127A from Highland to Illinois 127. In 1950, it was extended west to Edwardsville. In 1964, it was extended west again to Alton, replacing Illinois Route 159. There have been no changes since.
In 1987, the alignments of Illinois Route 3, Illinois Route 100, and Illinois Route 143 were switched to their current routes in the Alton area with the opening of the extension of the Homer M. Adams Parkway and the construction of Madison Avenue in Wood River. IL 143 was put on the new Madison Avenue alignment and routed on the Berm Highway, while IL 3 was put back on an older alignment through East Alton and the Homer Adams Parkway (later taking over the old IL 100 alignment north of Godfrey to Grafton), and IL 100 was put on then-unmarked River Road from Alton to Grafton. The old alignment of IL 143 (Alton-Edwardsville Road) became unmarked.
|Madison||Alton||0.0||0.0||US 67 / Great River Road north – Godfrey, St. Louis||Western terminus of IL 143; west end of Great River Road concurrency|
|0.1||0.16||IL 140 east (Broadway Connector) – Bethalto||Western terminus of IL 140|
|Wood River||4.2||6.8||IL 3 (Lewis and Clark Blvd) / Great River Road south – Granite City, East Alton||East end of Great River Road concurrency|
|5.8||9.3||IL 111 (Central Ave)|
|Roxana||7.5||12.1||IL 255 – Alton||IL 255 exit 6|
|Edwardsville||12.2||19.6||IL 159 north – Bunker Hill||West end of IL 159 concurrency|
|13.5||21.7||IL 157 south (Vandalia St) / IL 159 south (Main St)||East end of IL 159 concurrency; west end of IL 157 concurrency|
|14.0||22.5||IL 157 north||East end of IL 157 concurrency|
|17.3||27.8||I-55 – Springfield, East St. Louis||I-55 exit 23|
|||22.5||36.2||IL 4 – Staunton, Lebanon|
|||25.8||41.5||I-70 – Effingham, East St. Louis||I-70 exit 24|
|Highland||30.0||48.3||US 40 west – East St. Louis||West end of US 40 concurrency|
|30.5||49.1||IL 160 north||West end of IL 160 concurrency|
|31.1||50.1||IL 160 south (Sycamore St) – Trenton||East end of IL 160 concurrency|
|||33.6||54.1||US 40 east – Vandalia, St. Louis||East end of US 40 concurrency|
|Bond||||47.96||77.18||IL 127 – Greenville, Carlyle||Eastern terminus of IL 143|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 141 thru 160. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved June 23, 2006.
- Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
- "State Highway Markings to be Changed". The Journal Gazette. March 29, 1937. p. 1. Retrieved December 12, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Google (March 5, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 143" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 5, 2017.