Illinois Route 54

Illinois Route 54 (IL 54) is a 109.35-mile-long (175.98 km) east–west highway in east-central Illinois. It passes through the cities of Clinton, Gibson City, and Onarga. Its western terminus is at Interstate 55 (I-55) in Springfield. Its eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 45 (US 45) at Onarga, one mile (1.6 km) east of I-57.[2]

Illinois Route 54 marker

Illinois Route 54
IL 54 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length109.35 mi[2] (175.98 km)
Existed1972[1]–present
Major junctions
West end I-55 near Springfield
  US 51 in Clinton
US 150 in Farmer City
I-74 in Farmer City
US 136 in Bellflower
I-57 in Onarga
East end US 45 in Onarga
Location
CountiesChampaign, De Witt, Ford, Iroquois, Logan, McLean, Sangamon
Highway system
US 54I-55

Route descriptionEdit

IL 54 runs southwest-to-northeast from Springfield. It is now mainly a local road, as I-55 and I-57 have become preferred for long distance travel in the region.

HistoryEdit

Until 1972, IL 54 was signed as US 54. US 54 now terminates between Pittsfield and Griggsville at mile marker 35 on I-72/US 36. The US 54 alignment between this point and IL 54's current western terminus has since been replaced by the combined I-72/US 36 freeway and I-55. This is a gap of 78 miles (126 km).

Major intersectionsEdit

 
IL 54 south of Roberts
CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
SangamonSpringfield0.00.0Sangamon AvenueContinuation beyond I-55
  I-55 – Chicago, St. LouisI-55 exit 100A
LoganMt. Pulaski21.835.1  To IL 121
DeWitt40.164.5  US 51
Clinton40.965.8  IL 10 westWest end of IL 10 overlap
41.266.3 
  US 51 Bus. (Grant Street)
41.767.1  IL 10 eastEast end of IL 10 overlap
53.886.6  IL 48 south
Farmer City60.497.2  US 150
61.098.2  I-74 – Bloomington, ChampaignI-74 exit 159
McLean66.5107.0  US 136
FordGibson City80.5129.6   IL 9 west / IL 47 northWest end of IL 9 / IL 47 overlap
81.0130.4  IL 47 southEast end of IL 47 overlap
81.5131.2  IL 9 eastEast end of IL 9 overlap
Roberts96.6155.5  IL 115 southWest end of IL 115 overlap
97.1156.3  IL 115 northEast end of IL 115 overlap
Iroquois108.2174.1  I-57 – Champaign, KankakeeI-57 exit 280
Onarga109.35175.98  US 45 (Oak Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways: Routes 41-60. Last update March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 20, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  3. ^ Google (February 18, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 54" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 18, 2017.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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