Illinois Route 54

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Illinois Route 54 marker

Illinois Route 54
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 109.35 mi[2] (175.98 km)
Existed: 1972[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: I-55 in Springfield
  US 51 in Clinton
US 150 in Farmer City
I-74 in Farmer City
US 136 in Bellflower
I-57 in Onarga
East end: US 45 in Onarga
Location
Counties: Champaign, De Witt, Ford, Iroquois, Logan, McLean, Sangamon
Highway system
US 54 I-55

Illinois Route 54 is an east–west highway in east-central Illinois. It passes through the cities of Clinton, Gibson City, and Onarga. Its western terminus is at Interstate 55 in Springfield. Its eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 45 at Onarga, one mile (1.6 km) east of Interstate 57. This is a distance of 109.35 miles (175.98 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 54 runs southwest-to-northeast from Springfield. It is now mainly a local road, as Interstates 55 and 57 have become preferred for long distance travel in the region.

History[edit]

Until 1972, Illinois 54 was signed as U.S. Route 54. U.S. 54 now terminates between Pittsfield and Griggsville at mile marker 35 on Interstate 72/U.S. Route 36. The U.S. 54 alignment between this point and Illinois 54's current western terminus has since been replaced by the combined Interstate 72/U.S. 36 freeway and Interstate 55. This is a gap of 78 miles (126 km).

Major intersections[edit]

Illinois Route 54 south of Roberts, Illinois.
County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Sangamon Springfield I-55 – Chicago, St. Louis
Sangamon Avenue – Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Logan Mt. Pulaski To IL 121
DeWitt   US 51
Clinton IL 10 west West end of IL 10 overlap

US 51 Bus. (Grant Street)
IL 10 east East end of IL 10 overlap
  IL 48 south
Farmer City US 150
I-74 – Bloomington, Champaign
McLean   US 136
Ford Gibson City IL 9 west / IL 47 north West end of IL 9 / IL 47 overlap
IL 47 south East end of IL 47 overlap
IL 9 east East end of IL 9 overlap
Roberts IL 115 south West end of IL 115 overlap
IL 115 north East end of IL 115 overlap
Iroquois   I-55 – Champaign, Kankakee
Onarga US 45 (Oak Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways: Routes 41-60. Last update March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 20, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.