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Illinois Route 92

Illinois Route 92 (IL 92 or Route 92) is an east–west state highway in northwest Illinois. It runs from the Norbert F. Beckey Bridge across the Mississippi River where it meets the eastern end of Iowa Highway 92, east to U.S. Route 34 in La Moille. This is a distance of 106.41 miles (171.25 km).[2] Illinois Route 92 is part of a continuous 886-mile (1,426 km) four-state "Highway 92" which begins in Torrington, Wyoming, goes through Nebraska and Iowa and ends in La Moille, Illinois.

Illinois Route 92 marker

Illinois Route 92
IL 92 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length106.41 mi[2] (171.25 km)
Length includes portions of route that are run on one-way streets, resulting in a double-counting of this mileage.
Existed1939[1][unreliable source?]–present
Major junctions
West end Iowa 92 in Illinois City
  I-280 in Rock Island
US 67 in Rock Island
I-74 / US 6 in Moline

I-80 / I-88 / IL 5 / IL 110 (CKC) in East Moline

I-88 / IL 110 (CKC) in Joslin
East end US 34 in LaMoille
Location
CountiesRock Island, Henry, Bureau
Highway system
IL 91IL 93

Route descriptionEdit

 
Illinois Route 92 enters the state from Iowa
 
Roadside park along flooded Mississippi River, on Illinois Route 92 at Andalusia IL.
 
Illinois Route 92 in the fertile farmland of western Illinois.
 
Sign marking the eastern end of IL-92, and of the 4-state Route 92, at US 34 in La Moille IL.

Illinois Route 92 begins on the Norbert F. Beckey Bridge over the Mississippi River, and first heads eastward across farmland, before intersecting Illinois Route 192, which was a former alignment of Route 92. At the IL 192 junction, IL 92 turns northward and then follows the east bank of the Mississippi through Andalusia; this section is frequently flooded, during which IL 192 is used as a detour. At Andalusia, it serves the Ski Snowstar winter sports park. After Andalusia, it turns northward, becoming the Centennial Expressway, intersecting Interstate 280 and entering Downtown Rock Island.

In Rock Island, the Centennial Expressway ends at a junction with U.S. Route 67, at the east bank end of the Rock Island Centennial Bridge. Route 92 continues eastward on surface streets, paralleling the river, through Downtown Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, with several parts routed on a pair of one-way streets. In Downtown Moline, it intersects concurrent Interstate 74 and U.S. Route 6 at the east bank end of the I-74 Bridge over the Mississippi. At the border between East Moline and Silvis it intersects Illinois Route 84, with which it is concurrent through Silvis. At a partial cloverleaf interchange with Illinois Route 5 and Illinois Route 84 in Carbon Cliff, Route 92 turns northeast, concurrent with Route 5, as an expressway. At a cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 80, Route 5 ends, and Route 92 continues as a freeway, beginning a concurrency with Interstate 88 and Illinois Route 110 (Chicago-Kansas City Expressway).

After running concurrently with I-88 and IL 110 for 6 miles (9.7 km), IL 92 separates at I-88 Exit 6 and heads east on its own. It traverses the rich Illinois farmland, crossing the Rock River and the historic Hennepin Canal. It jogs north briefly, concurrent with Illinois Route 78, and passes through the small towns of Walnut and Ohio before ending at a junction with U.S. Route 34 in La Moille.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Mississippi River0.00.0  
   Iowa 92 west / Great River Road (National Route) south – Muscatine
Continuation into Iowa
Norbert F. Beckey Bridge; Iowa–Illinois state line
Rock IslandDrury Township0.30.48 
  Great River Road Spur – Lock and Dam No. 16
1.82.9  Great River Road south (322nd Street West / CR A) – New Boston, Blanchard Island Recreation Area
Illinois City7.612.2  
   CR TT east / Great River Road (National Route) north (238th Street West)
eastern end of Great River Road overlap
Buffalo Prairie Township12.219.6   IL 192 east to IL 94 – Taylor Ridge
14.423.2  
   CR TT west / Great River Road (National Route) south (Loud Thunder Road) – Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
eastern end of Great River Road overlap
Andalusia19.631.5 
  Great River Road Spur (1st Street) – River Access, Business District
Rock Island24.739.8Rock Island Parkway / Andalusia Road - Milan
26.242.2  I-280 – Des Moines, ChicagoI-280 exit 11; western end of freeway
27.744.631st Avenue
28.646.0 
  Great River Road Spur / 18th Avenue – Sunset Park Scenic Overlook
29.247.07th Avenue
29.848.011th Streetwestbound exit and eastbound entrance
30.148.4  To US 67 (Centennial Bridge) / 16th Street – Business Districtinterchange; eastern end of freeway
Moline34.455.4  To I-74 (US 6) / 23rd Street
East MolineSilvis line43.169.4  
   IL 84 north / Great River Road (National Route) north (19th Street) – Savanna
eastern end of Great River Road overlap; western end of IL 84 overlap
Carbon Cliff44.571.6   IL 5 west (John Deere Road) / IL 84 south (2nd Avenue) – Carbon Cliffinterchange; eastern end of IL 84 overlap; western end of IL 5 overlap
Hampton Township48.978.7   
    I-80 / IL 110 (CKC) west to I-74 – Des Moines, Peoria
   IL 5 ends / I-88 begins
Eastern end of IL 5 overlap; western end of I-88 / IL 110 overlap; I-88 exits 1A (east) and 1B (west); I-80 exit 4
49.679.8Old IL 2Former IL 2; I-88 exit 2
Zuma Township54.587.7  
   I-88 east / IL 110 (CKC) east – Dixon
Eastern end of I-88 / IL 110 overlap; IL 92 east follows exit 6
HenryPhenix Township58.994.8  IL 82 south – Geneseo
61.198.3  CR 1 north (1650 East) – Prophetstown
Yorktown Township70.3113.1  IL 78 south – KewaneeWestern end of IL 78 overlap
71.2114.6  IL 78 north (Bishop Road) – ProphetstownEastern end of IL 78 overlap
BureauFairfield Township79.0127.1  IL 172 north (Tampico Road) – Tampico, Birthplace of President Ronald Reagan
Greenville Township84.4135.8  IL 40 – Sterling, Peoria
Ohio96.2154.8  IL 26 (Main Street) – Dixon, Princeton
La Moille106.41171.25   US 34 to IL 89 – Mendota, La MoilleEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 14, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  3. ^ Google (February 24, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 92" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2017.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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