Illinois Route 48

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Illinois Route 48 marker

Illinois Route 48
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 85.38 mi[2] (137.41 km)
Existed: 1924[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I-55 / IL 127 in Raymond
  US 51 in Decatur
US 36 in Decatur
I-72 in Decatur
I-72 in Cisco
North end: IL 54 in DeWitt
Location
Counties: Montgomery, Christian, Macon, Piatt, DeWitt
Highway system
IL 47 IL 49

Illinois Route 48 is a north–south[3] highway with its southern terminus at I-55 and Illinois Route 127 in Raymond and its northern terminus at Illinois Route 54 east of Clinton. This is a distance of 85.38 miles (137.41 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 48 runs southwest to northeast from Interstate 55 to east of Clinton. It is an undivided surface street for its entire length. It also serves the cities of Raymond, Harvel, Taylorville and Decatur.

History[edit]

SBI Route 48 ran from Onarga to Raymond via the current Illinois 48 and Illinois 54. The portion from DeWitt to Onarga became U.S. Route 54 in 1942, but in 1972 U.S. 54 was pulled back to its current terminus in Pittsfield, and Illinois 54 was implemented from Springfield to Onarga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 41 thru 60. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 7, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ Illinois Highways Ends. Route 48. Retrieved April 7, 2006.