Illinois Route 250

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Illinois Route 250 marker

Illinois Route 250
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 33.44 mi[2] (53.82 km)
Existed: 1965[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 50 in Noble
  US 50 in Olney
US 50 in Sumner
East end:
US 50 Bus. in Lawrenceville
Location
Counties: Richland, Lawrence
Highway system
IL 242 IL 251

Illinois Route 250 is an east–west state highway in southeastern Illinois. It is similar to Illinois Route 251 in that portions of the highway replace former alignments of U.S. Route 50. Illinois 250 has its western terminus west of the city limits of Noble and its eastern terminus at U.S. Route 50 Business in Lawrenceville. This is a distance of 33.44 miles (53.82 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 250 serves the downtown areas of five population centers in southeast Illinois: Noble, Olney, Sumner, Bridgeport and Lawrenceville; the largest of these centers is Olney with 8,631 people as of the year 2000. Both Lawrenceville and Olney are county seats of Lawrence and Richland counties, respectively. All of the population centers are feeder cities to Vincennes, which has a population of 18,071 and is the commercial center of the region.

History[edit]

U.S. Route 50 was upgraded to a divided highway in this area (portions of which were limited-access highway) from the mid-1960s into the 1970s. Illinois 250 has been used to designate the U.S. Route 50 business routes into these cities since 1965.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

Illinois 250 has intersections with the other numbered highways in the following cities:

In addition, it overlaps U.S. 50 between Olney and Sumner, a distance of 10 miles (16 km).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 203 and up. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved April 15, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 

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