Illinois Route 179

  (Redirected from Illinois Route 45)

Illinois Route 179 (IL 179) was a 16.3-mile-long (26.2 km) state highway in LaSalle County, Illinois. The route ran from IL 251 south of Rutland north to IL 18 west of Streator. The highway was established in 1935 and reached its full length in 1940; it was decommissioned by 1995. The route is now part of LaSalle County Route 44.

Illinois Route 179 marker

Illinois Route 179
LaSalle County Highway 44
IL 179 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length16.3 mi[1] (26.2 km)
Existed1935–by 1995
Major junctions
South end IL 251 near Rutland
North end IL 18 near Streator
Location
CountiesLaSalle
Highway system
IL 178I-180

Route descriptionEdit

Route 179 began at a junction with Route 251 in rural LaSalle County south of Rutland. From here, the highway ran west through farmland to Dana. In Dana, the route turned north; it continued north past Dana to Illinois Route 17. The highway continued north past this junction, passing through Garfield before terminating at Route 18 east of Streator.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

Route 179 was established in 1935 between its current southern terminus at what was then U.S. Route 51 and Illinois Route 45 at Dana.[3][4] In 1936, the route replaced Route 45 over its entire length between Dana and Route 17.[4][5] In 1940, Route 179 reached its current length by replacing Route 17 between the junction of the two highways and Route 18.[6][7] The highway stayed on this route until it was decommissioned between 1993 and 1995.[2][8] Route 179's former alignment is now part of LaSalle County Route 44.[9]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in LaSalle County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Groveland Township0.00.0  IL 251Southern terminus of Route 179
Osage Township12.119.5  IL 17
Eagle Township16.326.2  IL 18Northern terminus of Route 179
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Google (February 25, 2013). "Overview Map of Former Illinois Route 179" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Department of Transportation (1993). Illinois Highway Map (Map) (1993–1994 ed.). [1:762,500]. Springfield: Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 25, 2013 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  3. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1934). Official Road Map Illinois (Map). [c. 1:950,000 and c. 1:1,110,000]. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State. OCLC 183709045. Retrieved February 25, 2013 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  4. ^ a b Illinois Secretary of State; H.M. Gousha (1935). Official Road Map Illinois (Map). [c. 1:950,000 and c. 1:1,110,000]. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State. Retrieved February 25, 2013 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  5. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1936). Road Map Illinois (Map). [c. 1:950,000 and c. 1:1,110,000]. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State. Retrieved February 25, 2013 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  6. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1939). Illinois Road Map (Map) (1939–1940 ed.). c. 1:918,720. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State. Retrieved February 25, 2013 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  7. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1940). Illinois Road Map (Map). c. 1:918,720. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State. Retrieved February 25, 2013 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  8. ^ Illinois Department of Transportation (1995). Illinois Highway Map (Map) (1995–1996 ed.). [1:762,500]. Springfield: Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 25, 2013 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  9. ^ General Highway Map: LaSalle County, Illinois (PDF) (Map). Illinois Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved February 25, 2013.[permanent dead link]

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