Illinois Route 91

Illinois Route 91 is a rural state road in central Illinois. It runs from the northwest edge of Peoria at U.S. Highway 150 to U.S. Highway 34 south of Kewanee. Illinois 91 is 40.72 miles (65.53 km) long.[3]

Illinois Route 91 marker

Illinois Route 91
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length40.72 mi[3] (65.53 km)
Existedbefore 1938 (current route, as IL 30)[1]
1941[2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 150 in Peoria
North end US 34 / IL 78 in Kewanee
Location
CountiesPeoria, Stark, Henry
Highway system
IL 90IL 92

Route descriptionEdit

IL 91 serves the cities of Toulon, Wyoming, Princeville, and Dunlap. It travels concurrently with IL 90 around Princeville.

IL 91 does not travel in a straight line between any two major towns. IL 91's endpoints are generally northwest-to-southeast, but the route consists entirely of north–south and east–west stretches.

The Rock Island Trail State Park follows IL 91 for much of its length. This State Park trail is the former right-of-way of a Peoria branch line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.

HistoryEdit

SBI Route 91 was the current U.S. Route 150 from Knoxville to Peoria. Prior to 1936, Illinois Route 30 mostly followed present-day IL 91 and a part of IL 17 east of Galva.[4] Later, IL 30 was rerouted north of Toulon which entirely followed current IL 91.[5] In March 1941, the state announced that IL 91 was replacing the designation of IL 30 from Kewanee to US 150,[2] and has remained so to this day.[1][6]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[7]kmDestinationsNotes
PeoriaPeoria0.00.0  US 150 (War Memorial Drive) – Peoria, Galesburg
10.717.2  IL 90 eastSouth end of IL 90 concurrency
Princeville15.024.1  IL 90 west (Spring Street)North end of IL 90 concurrency
StarkWyoming25.541.0  IL 17 east (7th Street)South end of IL 17 concurrency
Toulon31.550.7  IL 17 west (Main Street)North end of IL 17 concurrency
37.360.0  IL 93 east
Henry40.7265.53   US 34 / IL 78 – Galva, Canton, Kewanee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved April 16, 2006.
  2. ^ a b "New State Road Map Completed". Edwardsville Intelligencer. March 22, 1941. p. 2. Retrieved November 6, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  3. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  4. ^ 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 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  5. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1939). Illinois Road Map (Map) (1939–1940 ed.). c. 1:918,720. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  6. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1942). Illinois Road Map (Map). c. 1:918,720. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  7. ^ Google (February 24, 2015). "Overview Map of IL 91" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2015.