Illinois Route 141

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Illinois Route 141 marker

Illinois Route 141
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 18.17 mi[2] (29.24 km)
Existed: 1924[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 45 between Norris City, IL and Texas City, IL
IL 1 in Omaha, IL
East end:

SR 62 Indiana / Wabash Memorial Bridge

5.7 miles past New Haven, IL
Location
Counties: White, Gallatin[3]
Highway system
Illinois State Highway System
IL 140 IL 142

Illinois Route 141 is an east–west state road in southeastern Illinois. It runs from U.S. Route 45 west of Omaha to the Wabash Memorial Bridge over the Wabash River into Indiana. The bridge is also the western terminus of State Road 62. This is a distance of 18.17 miles (29.24 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 141 serves as a connector between southeastern Illinois and the greater Evansville, Indiana area. It is also the most southerly bridge that is a state highway over the Wabash River; the next crossing into another state is along Illinois Route 13, but that goes over the Ohio River into Kentucky. In addition, Illinois 141 is the most southerly crossing into Indiana.

Illinois 141 runs east from U.S. 45 to Omaha at Illinois 1; the only other area it serves is New Haven.

Illinois 141 is a two-lane surface road for its entire length. Part of Illinois 141 forms the border between White and Gallatin counties.

History[edit]

SBI Route 141 originally ran from Norris City (further north on Illinois 1) to New Haven. In 1935, the 141 numbering was dropped from Illinois 1. In 1956, Illinois 141 was extended east to the White County Toll Bridge. The road was completed in 1967 when it was extended west to U.S. 45.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
GallatinWhite   0.0 0.0 US 45
  2.7 4.3 IL 1
Wabash River 18.1 29.1 Wabash Memorial Bridge
Posey   18.17 29.24 SR 62 east Continuation into Indiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 141 thru 160. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved June 19, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ Illinois 141 does not fully cross into Gallatin County, but is a county line road between White and Gallatin counties.
  4. ^ Google Inc. "Illinois Route 141". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=IL-141+E%2F23000N%2FCo+Rd+200+N&daddr=IL-141+E&hl=en&sll=37.943533,-88.03548&sspn=0.002094,0.003878&geocode=FVhyQgIdvse7-g%3BFV_6QgIdpKzA-g&mra=ls&t=h&z=11. Retrieved July 9, 2012.