U.S. Route 150 in Illinois

U.S. Route 150 (US 150) in Illinois is a 267.47-mile-long (430.45 km) east–west highway that runs from US 6 near the Quad City International Airport in Moline to the Indiana state line near Vermilion.[1] It closely parallels Interstate 74 (I-74) between Moline and Danville.

U.S. Route 150 marker
U.S. Route 150
US 150 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length267.47 mi[1] (430.45 km)
Existed1936–present
Major junctions
West end US 6 in Moline
Major intersections
East end US 150 east of Paris
Location
CountiesRock Island, Henry, Knox, Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, McLean, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Edgar
Highway system
IL 149 IL 150
I-39IL 39 US 40

Route descriptionEdit

Moline to PeoriaEdit

Starting at US 6, US 150 starts southeastward. It then intersects IL 81 west of Lynn Center. Then, north of Alpha, IL 17 begins to follow US 150. IL 17 then leaves US 150 south of Alpha. In Galesburg, US 150 meets US 34/IL 110 (CKC) at a cloverleaf. In downtown Galesburg, US 150 turns east and then southeast. It then turns east in Knoxville. East of Knoxville, it meets IL 97 at a 3-way intersection and then I-74 at a partial cloverleaf interchange. It then meets IL 180 south of Williamsfield. South of Laura, US 150 turns south via IL 78 for around three miles (4.8 km). Just south of where IL 78 branches off west, US 150 suddenly turns southeast. As it enters Peoria, it then meets IL 91 at a signalized intersection and then IL 6 at a partial cloverleaf. Further southeast, it meets I-74 at a modified trumpet interchange. It then meets IL 40 at a continuous-flow intersection. However, only northbound IL 40's left turn got displaced. Just before US 150 proceeds to cross the McClugage Bridge, it meets IL 29 at a parclo.[2]

Peoria to Farmer CityEdit

After it crosses the bridge, it meets US 24 and IL 116 at a combination interchange. From there, US 24 runs concurrently with US 24 and IL 116. In East Peoria, only US 150 meets I-74 twice within the city limit. Between the two I-74 junctions, US 24 and IL 116 leave westward while IL 8 joins US 150. Just east of the incomplete interchange of I-74, IL 8 leaves northeastward. In Morton, US 150 crosses under I-74 numerous times without a direct interchange. One of them is in Morton, another south of Deer Creek, and another near Farmer City. Also, US 150 travels in an eastward direction. In Goodfield, it meets IL 117. Between Congerville and Carlock, it travels southward. North of Yuton, it meets I-74 at a diamond interchange. Then, IL 9 joins US 150 east until in downtown Bloomington. At downtown, US 150 turns southeast. It then intersects I-55 BL and then US 136. In Farmer City, it intersects IL 54.[2]

Farmer City to Indiana state lineEdit

 
US 150/IL 1 concurrency in Georgetown

Continuing southeast, US 150 briefly runs concurrently with IL 47 in Mahomet. As it enters the city of Champaign, it crosses above I-57 with no direct interchange. Then, it turns east at the intersection of IL 10. Between Champaign and Urbana, US 45 follows US 150. It then runs concurrently with IL 130 at a short distance. From Ogden to near Fithian, IL 49 follows US 150. Then, near Batestown, it meets I-74 at a parclo. In Danville, US 150 and US 136 switch roads. At that point, US 150 follows IL 1 between Danville and Paris. They then meet I-74 in Tilton at a cloverleaf, and US 36 south of Chrisman. As they enter Paris, the routes become a one-way pair. At the junction where IL 16 and IL 133 ends, US 150 turns east while IL 1 keeps going south. Further east, US 150 reaches the Indiana state line.[2]

HistoryEdit

 

Illinois Route 39

LocationBloomingtonChampaign, Illinois
Existed1918[3]–1936[4]

Before 1936, parts of IL 16, IL 39, IL 80, IL 91, and IL 121 ran on the current routing of US 150.[5] In 1936, US 150 extended due northwest from Shoals, Indiana, to the Quad Cities. As a result, IL 39 and IL 91 were decommissioned, and IL 16, IL 80, and IL 121 were truncated.[4]

In 1954, a portion of US 150 in Peoria moved from the Franklin Street Bridge to the McClugage Bridge. As a result, US 150 City, later US 150 Bus., appeared in Peoria from 1954 to 1964.[6][7] Meanwhile, in Champaign–Urbana, another US 150 Bus. lasted from 1960 to 1966.[8][9] In 1971, the decision to remove a portion of US 150 from US 67 in Rock Island to I-74 in Danville failed.[10] However, in 1976, the decision to truncate US 150 from US 67 in Rock Island to US 6 near the Quad City Airport was approved.[11][12][3]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Rock IslandMoline0.00.0  
 
 
 
US 6 to I-74 / I-280 – Moline, Rock Island, Geneseo
Henry13.421.6   
 
IL 81 east / CR 7 to I-74 – Andover, Cambridge, Kewanee, Sherrard
19.932.0  IL 17 west – New Windsor, AledoWestern end of IL 17 overlap
21.434.4  
 
IL 17 east to I-74 – Galva
Eastern end of IL 17 overlap
KnoxGalesburg35.356.8  
 
 
 
US 34 / IL 110 (CKC) to I-74 – Kewanee, Monmouth
Interchange
45.573.2  IL 97 south – Havana, Maquon
45.973.9  I-74 – Galesburg, PeoriaI-74 exit 54
Peoria58.694.3  IL 180 north (2250 East) – Williamsfield
63.1101.5  IL 78 north – KewaneeWestern end of IL 78 overlap
66.1106.4  IL 78 south – Elmwood, CantonEastern end of IL 78 overlap
Peoria81.1130.5  IL 91 north – Dunlap
81.4131.0  
 
 
 
IL 6 to I-74 / I-474 – Chillicothe
IL 6 exit 2
85.1137.0  I-74 – Bloomington, GalesburgI-74 exit 89; no direct access from US 150 east to I-74 west or I-74 east to US 150 west
86.8139.7  IL 40 (Knoxville Avenue) – Sterling
89.0143.2  IL 29 (Adams Street) – Chillicothe, Downtown PeoriaInterchange
Illinois River89.1–
90.0
143.4–
144.8
McClugage Bridge
TazewellEast Peoria90.5145.6   US 24 east / IL 116 east – Washington, Metamora, Illinois Central CollegeInterchange; western end of US 24 / IL 116 overlap; US 150 and US 24 switch expressways
94.3151.8   I-74 / IL 29 north – Bloomington, PeoriaI-74 exit 95A; western end of IL 29 overlap
94.6152.2     US 24 west / IL 8 west / IL 29 south / IL 116 west (North Main Street)Eastern end of US 24 / IL 29 / IL 116 overlap; western end of IL 8 overlap
95.0152.9  I-74 west – PeoriaI-74 exit 95B; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
95.5153.7  IL 8 east (East Washington Street) – WashingtonEastern end of IL 8 overlap
WoodfordGoodfield112.8181.5  
 
IL 117 to I-74 – Eureka
McLean127.7205.5  I-74 – Champaign, PeoriaI-74 exit 125
Bloomington131.4211.5  IL 9 west – PekinWestern end of IL 9 overlap
133.0214.0    I-55 / I-74 / US 51 – Springfield, Champaign, Decatur, Joliet, Peoria, RockfordI-55 exit 160
134.9217.1 
 
  US 51 Bus. south (Center Street) / Historic US 66 – Decatur
 
 
  US 51 Bus. north (Main Street) / Historic US 66 – Peru, Wesleyan University
135.4217.9  IL 9 east (Locust Street) – Gibson CityEastern end of IL 9 overlap
137.6221.4   I-55 BL / Historic US 66 (Veterans Parkway)Alternate route of Historic US 66
155.8250.7  US 136 – Rantoul, Heyworth
DeWittFarmer City161.9260.6  IL 54 – Gibson City, Clinton
Piatt
No major junctions
ChampaignMahomet174.2280.3  
 
IL 47 south (Division Street) to I-72
Western end of IL 47 overlap
174.6281.0  
 
IL 47 north (Lombard Street) to I-74 – Gibson City, Early American Museum
Eastern end of IL 47 overlap
Champaign184.8297.4  
 
 
 
IL 10 west (Springfield Avenue) to I-57 / I-72 – Bondville
185.5298.5  US 45 south (Neil Street) – Pesotum, Business DistrictWestern end of US 45 overlap
Urbana187.8302.2  US 45 north (Cunningham Avenue) / Vine Street – Rantoul, Urbana Business DistrictEastern end of US 45 overlap
188.9304.0  
 
IL 130 north to I-74 – Danville, Bloomington
Western end of IL 130 overlap
190.1305.9  IL 130 south (High Cross Road) – CharlestonEastern end of IL 130 overlap
Ogden201.0323.5  
 
IL 49 south to I-74 – Casey
Western end of IL 49 overlap
VermilionDeLong204.0328.3  IL 49 north – KankakeeEastern end of IL 49 overlap
215.0346.0  I-74 – Champaign, IndianapolisI-74 exit 210
Danville219.0352.4   US 136 / IL 1 north – Chicago, Business DistrictWestern end of IL 1 overlap
Tilton220.4354.7  I-74 – Indianapolis, ChampaignI-74 exit 215
Edgar242.3389.9  US 36 – Indianapolis, Decatur
Paris255.5411.2    IL 1 south (Central Street) / IL 16 west / IL 133 west (Jasper Street) – Marshall, Charleston, ArcolaEastern end of IL 1 overlap
264.3425.3  US 150 east – Terre HauteContinuation into Indiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c d Google (November 22, 2020). "Overview Map of US 150" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. "Illinois Highways Page: Routes 21 thru 40". Retrieved November 22, 2020.[self-published source]
  4. ^ a b 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 November 22, 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  5. ^ 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 November 22, 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  6. ^ Illinois Division of Highways (1954). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:805,000]. Springfield: Illinois Division of Highways. Retrieved November 22, 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  7. ^ Illinois Division of Highways; Rand McNally (1964). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:757,500]. Springfield: Illinois Division of Highways. Retrieved November 22, 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  8. ^ Illinois Division of Highways; H.M. Gousha (1960). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:790,00]. Springfield: Illinois Division of Highways. Retrieved December 17, 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  9. ^ Illinois Division of Highways; Rand McNally (1966). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:772,500]. Springfield: Illinois Division of Highways. Retrieved December 17, 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  10. ^ U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee (December 3, 1971). "U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee Agenda" (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway Officials. p. 416. Retrieved November 22, 2020 – via Wikisource.
  11. ^ Illinois Department of Transportation (1977). Illinois Highway Map (Map). [1:772,500]. Springfield: Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 22, 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  12. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (November 12, 1976). "Route Numbering Committee Agenda" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. p. 476. Retrieved November 22, 2020 – via Wikimedia Commons.


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