Illinois Route 169

Illinois Route 169 is an east–west state road in far southern Illinois. It runs from Illinois Route 37 north of Grand Chain east to U.S. Route 45 east of Boaz. This is a distance of 9.04 miles (14.55 km).[2]

Illinois Route 169 marker

Illinois Route 169
Karnak Road
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length9.04 mi[2] (14.55 km)
Major junctions
West end IL 37 in Karnak
East end US 45 in New Columbia
CountiesPulaski, Massac
Highway system
IL 167IL 170

Route descriptionEdit

Illinois 169 is the southernmost main arterial route between Illinois 37 and U.S. 45. It is also the southernmost east–west state route in Illinois. Illinois 169 is a two-lane surface road for its entire length.


SBI Route 169 originally ran from Shelbyville to Dalton City on what is now Illinois Route 128. It was moved to its current route in 1949.[1]

Major intersectionsEdit

Pulaski0.000.00  IL 37
Massac9.0414.55  US 45
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich (2004-04-15). "Illinois Highway Page: Routes 161 thru 180". Retrieved 2006-08-14.
  2. ^ a b c Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.