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U.S. Route 52 in Illinois

U.S. Route 52 (US 52) in the state of Illinois, is a surface road that traverses the north central and eastern portions of the state. It runs from the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River between Sabula, Iowa, and Savanna with Illinois Route 64 (IL 64) southeast to the Indiana state line near Sheldon with US 24. This is a distance of 215.78 miles (347.26 km).

U.S. Route 52 marker

U.S. Route 52
US 52 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length215.78 mi[1] (347.26 km)
Major junctions
West end US 52 / Iowa 64 at Savanna
 
East end US 24 / US 52 east of Sheldon
Location
CountiesCarroll, Ogle, Lee, LaSalle, Kendall, Will, Kankakee, Iroquois
Highway system
US 51IL 53

Route descriptionEdit

 
US 52 near the split with US 6 in Joliet

US 52 travels southeast from the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge at the terminus of Iowa Highway 64 (Iowa 64) and IL 64 in Savanna, going through the cities of Dixon, Amboy and Mendota.

US 52 then turns due south and then east, crossing Interstate 39 (I-29) and US 51 near Troy Grove. It continues east, traveling through Shorewood and then through the southern portion of Joliet, where it is a major thoroughfare in the city of Joliet (Jefferson Street), avoiding the city of Chicago proper. It joins with US 45 through Kankakee, and then travels concurrently with US 24, east of Watseka to the Indiana state line.

HistoryEdit

In 1936, much of IL 27, IL 44, and IL 69 were replaced by current US 52 as well as portions of IL 2 south of Dixon, IL 49 south of Kankakee, and IL 116 east of L'Erable.[2][3] Between 1936 and 1940, US 52 originally bypassed Joliet via parts of present-day IL 47 and IL 113.[4] In 1940, US 52 was rerouted through Joliet to Kankakee. Subsequently, IL 44 and IL 69 were entirely decommissioned.[5]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[6]kmDestinationsNotes
Mississippi River0.000.00   US 52 north / Iowa 64 west – SabulaContinuation into Iowa
Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge
CarrollSavanna0.130.21  
   IL 84 north / Great River Road (National Route) north (Main Street) – Galena
Western ends of IL 84 and Great River Road overlaps
2.193.52  
   IL 84 south / Great River Road (National Route) south (Viaduct Road) – East Moline
Eastern ends of IL 84 and Great River Road overlaps
Mount Carroll11.0917.85   IL 78 (Clay Street) to IL 40 – Morrison
Lanark18.6930.08  IL 73 north (Broad Street) – Pearl City, Lena
Rock Creek–Lima Township28.6246.06  IL 64 east – DixonEastern end of IL 64 overlap
OgleBuffalo Township35.056.3  IL 26 north – ForrestonWestern end of IL 26 overlap
LeeDixon49.379.3   IL 2 south (Everett Street) / Lincoln Highway – SterlingWestern end of IL 2 overlap
49.880.1  IL 2 north (2nd Street) – RockfordEastern end of IL 2 overlap
50.180.6   
    IL 26 south (Galena Avenue) to I-88 / IL 110 (CKC) – Princeton, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
Eastern end of IL 26 overlap
50.581.3   IL 38 east (Franklin Grove Road) / Lincoln Highway – Rochelle
Franklin GroveAmboy
township line
60.196.7   US 30 to I-39 – Rock Falls, Aurora
LaSalleMendota78.0125.5  IL 251 north (East 2nd Road, 13th Avenue) – RochelleNorthern end of IL 251 overlap
79.0127.1  US 34 (Washington Street) – La Moille, Earlville
Troy Grove Township84.4135.8  IL 251 south (East 2nd Road) – PeruSouthern end of IL 251 overlap
Troy GroveOphir
township line
88.5142.4   I-39 / US 51 – LaSalle, Peru, Rockford
Freedom Township99.4160.0  IL 23 south (E. 17th Road) – OttawaWestern end of IL 23 overlap
FreedomSerena
township line
101.6163.5  IL 23 north (E. 18th Road) – DeKalbEastern end of IL 23 overlap
Mission Township110.3177.5  IL 71
KendallLisbon Township122.2196.7  IL 47 – Morris, Yorkville
WillShorewood134.7216.8   IL 59 / Historic US 66 (Will Rogers Highway)Alternate route of Historic US 66
135.2217.6  I-55 – Chicago, Bloomington, Normal
Joliet138.5222.9  IL 7 (Larkin Avenue)
140.7226.4  US 6 west (Railroad Street)Western end of US 6 overlap
141.2227.2    US 6 east / IL 53 north / Historic US 66Eastern end of US 6 overlap; northern end of IL 53 overlap
141.6227.9  I-80 – Gary, Indiana, Moline, Rock Island
142.0228.5   IL 53 south / Historic US 66 – WilmingtonSouthern end of IL 53 overlap
Peotone Township159.4256.5  US 45 north – FrankfortNorthern end of US 45 overlap
KankakeeBourbonnais173.1278.6  IL 102 west (Main Street NW) – Wilmington
Kankakee175.5282.4  IL 17 west (Court Street) – DwightWestern end of IL 17 overlap
175.9283.1  IL 17 east (Court Street)Eastern end of IL 17 overlap
176.5284.0  IL 115 south (McCullin Drive)
177.2285.2  IL 50 north (Schuyler Avenue)
179.1288.2  I-57 – Chicago, Champaign
IroquoisAshkum Township192.2309.3   US 45 south / IL 49 south – Ashkum, Crescent CitySouthern end of US 45 overlap
Martinton Township199.3320.7  IL 1 – Martinton, Watseka
Sheldon213.8344.1  US 24 west – WatsekaWestern end of US 24 overlap
Sheldon Township215.78347.26   US 24 east / US 52 east – KentlandContinuation into Indiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  2. ^ 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 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1940). Illinois Road Map (Map). c. 1:918,720. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  6. ^ Google (March 20, 2017). "Overview Map of US 52" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 20, 2017.

External linksEdit

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