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 The U.S. 54 alignment between this point and Illinois 54's current western terminus has since been replaced by the combined Interstate 72/U.S. 36 freeway and Interstate 55.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 junctions[edit]

Illinois Route 54 south of Roberts, Illinois.
County City Route(s) Notes
Sangamon
Mile 0.00-12.43
Springfield I-55.svg I-55
Logan
Mile 0.00-17.54
Mount Pulaski Illinois 121.svg IL 121
De Witt
Mile 0.00-33.75
Clinton US 51.svg US 51
Illinois 10.svg IL 10
Farmer City I-74.svg I-74
US 150.svg US 150
McLean
Mile 0.00-11.09
5 mi (8.0 km) NE of Farmer City US 136.svg US 136
Champaign
Mile 0.00-0.32
Ford
Mile 0.00-26.12
Gibson City Illinois 47.svg IL 47
Illinois 9.svg IL 9 Concurrent for 1 mi (1.6 km)
Iroquois
Mile 0.00-6.43
Onarga I-57.svg I-57
US 45.svg US 45

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.