Illinois Route 149

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Illinois Route 149 marker

Illinois Route 149
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 45.92 mi[2] (73.90 km)
Existed: 1926[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 3 in Gorham
  US 51 in DeSoto
I-57 in West Frankfort
East end: IL 34 in Thompsonville
Location
Counties: Jackson, Williamson, Franklin
Highway system
IL 148 US 150

Illinois Route 149 is an east–west state road in southern Illinois. It runs from Illinois Route 3 near Grimsby east to Illinois Route 34 in Thompsonville. This is a distance of 45.92 miles (73.90 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 149 runs east–west through downtown Murphysboro and to the north of Carbondale. It also runs to the north of Herrin. West of Carbondale, Illinois 149 overlaps Illinois Routes 13 and 127. Through West Frankfort, Illinois 149 doubles as "Main Street."

History[edit]

SBI Route 149 originally ran from Hurst to Thompsonville. In 1963, it replaced Illinois Route 144 when Illinois 149 was extended west to Illinois 3.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Jackson  
IL 3 / Great River Road (National Route) / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Southern Branch) – Cairo, Chester
Murphysboro IL 127 south (5th Street) – Jonesboro, Cairo west end of IL 127 overlap
IL 13 east – Carbondale west end of IL 13 overlap
IL 13 north / IL 127 north – Pinckneyville east end of IL 13 / IL 127 overlap
De Soto US 51 – DuQuoin, Carbondale
Franklin   IL 184 north – Mulkeytown
Zeigler IL 148 – Christopher, Herrin
West Frankfort I-57 – Mount Vernon, Cairo I-57 exit 65
IL 37 / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Southern Branch) (Logan Street) – Benton, Johnston City
Thompsonville IL 34 – Benton, Harrisburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 141 through 160. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved June 28, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.