Illinois Route 34

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Illinois Route 34 marker

Illinois Route 34
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 61.74 mi[2] (99.36 km)
Existed: 1918[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Hopkinton and Walnut Streets in Rosiclare
  US 45 / IL 13 / IL 145 in Harrisburg
North end: IL 14 / IL 37 in Benton
Location
Counties: Hardin, Pope, Saline, Franklin
Highway system
US 34 IL 35

Illinois Route 34 is a north–south state road in southern Illinois. It runs from a former ferry crossing to Kentucky Route 297 across the Ohio River in Rosiclare to Illinois Routes 14/37 in Benton. This is a distance of 61.74 miles (99.36 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 34 overlaps Illinois Route 146 and Illinois Route 145 between Rosiclare and Harrisburg. In Harrisburg, Illinois 34 formerly ran the length of Main Street where it at one time sharply turned at Raymond St, then crossed a five way stop between U.S. Route 45, Sloan St, and Illinois Route 145 where it overlapped.

Congestion in this area was greatly reduced when the concurrent highway was re-routed farther south to connect and is now concurrent with U.S. Route 45, which it follows to the Bill Franks Bypass (Illinois Route 13). Route 34 then travels west with Route 13 to Main Street, where it then departs Harrisburg heading north.

Illinois Route 34 serves as a main north–south road for towns located in the eastern portion of the Shawnee National Forest.

History[edit]

SBI Route 37 ran from Harrisburg to Elizabethtown, currently located northeast of Rosiclare on Illinois 146. There was also a spur west to Golconda, which is located southwest of Rosiclare on modern-day Illinois 146. In 1937, the road was extended northwest to Benton and its southern end moved to the Rosiclare ferry, which stopped operating in the mid 1960s.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Hardin Rosiclare CR 1 south / Hopkinton Street, Walnut Street
  IL 146 east South end of IL 146 overlap
Humm Wye IL 146 west North end of IL 146 overlap
Saline   IL 145 south South end of IL 145 overlap
Harrisburg US 45 south (Commercial Street) South end of US 45 overlap; North end of IL 145 overlap
IL 13 east South end of IL 13 overlap; North end of US 45 overlap
IL 13 west (Popular Street) North end of IL 13 overlap
Franklin Thompsonville IL 149 west
Benton IL 14 / IL 37 (Main Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 21 thru 40. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved April 4, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 

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