Illinois Route 14

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Illinois Route 14 marker

Illinois Route 14
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 76.24 mi[2] (122.70 km)
Existed: 1918[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 51 in Du Quoin
  I-57 in Benton
US 45 in Enfield
East end: SR 66 in Phillipstown
Location
Counties: Perry, Franklin, Hamilton, White
Highway system
US 14 IL 15
IL 138 Illinois 139.svg IL 140

Illinois Route 14 is a major east–west highway in southern Illinois. It runs from U.S. Route 51 south of Du Quoin to the New Harmony Toll Bridge over the Wabash River to State Road 66 at the Indiana state line. This is a distance of 76.24 miles (122.70 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 14 runs mostly east–west from Du Quoin to New Harmony, Indiana via State Road 66.

The eastern terminus of Illinois 14 is the New Harmony Toll Bridge to New Harmony, Indiana, which bridges the states of Illinois and Indiana. The bridge is a four-span truss bridge built in 1931.[3] It was originally built as a toll bridge, but has been closed to automobile traffic since May 21, 2012.

History[edit]

Illinois Route 14 followed the present-day routing of Illinois 14, from Du Quoin to Carmi. In 1937 it was extended east to its current terminus across from New Harmony, Indiana, replacing Illinois Route 139 in the process.

From 1947 to 1974, U.S. Route 460 replaced Illinois 14 between McLeansboro and the Indiana state line; after 1974, the extended routing of 1937 was restored.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Perry   US 51
Franklin Mulkeytown IL 184 south
Christopher IL 148 (Victor Street)
West City I-57 – Mt. Vernon, Cairo
Benton IL 37 south / IL 34 east West end of IL 37 overlap
IL 37 north East end of IL 37 overlap
Hamilton McLeansboro IL 142 (Jackson Street)
White   US 45
Carmi IL 1 south West end of IL 1 overlap
Crossville IL 1 north East end of IL 1 overlap
Wabash River New Harmony Toll Bridge
Posey New Harmony SR 66 east – Evansville Continuation into Indiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 1 thru 20. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved April 2, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ Baughn, James, et al. Historic Bridges of the Midwest: New Harmony Bridge, White County, Illinois. Retrieved April 2, 2006.