Illinois Route 99

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Illinois Route 99 marker

Illinois Route 99
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 32.08 mi[2] (51.63 km)
Existed: 1936[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: IL 104 in Chambersburg
  US 24 in Mt. Sterling
North end: IL 101 in Huntsville
Location
Counties: Scott, Brown, Schuyler
Highway system
IL 98 IL 100

Illinois Route 99 is a north–south state road in western Illinois. It runs from Illinois Route 104 across the Illinois River and Meredosia, north to Illinois Route 101 in Brooklyn (Schuyler County). This is a distance of 32.08 miles (51.63 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 99 runs northwest from Meredosia to Mount Sterling. It enters the Mount Sterling area on Pittsfield Road north of Illinois Route 107. It then overlaps U.S. Route 24 and runs west on Main Street. After about a half mile (.8 km), Illinois 99 then turns north on Cross Street, west on Washington Street, and then back north on Camden Road en route to Camden. Illinois 99 continues north (staying west of the LaMoine River) to Illinois 101 at Brooklyn, its northern termination.[3]

History[edit]

SBI Route 99 had been a route from West Point to Tennessee on local roads, IL 91, IL 61, and US 136. In 1935, IL 99 was dropped from those routes. The next year, it replaced IL 104 on its current route; in March 1941, it was announced that IL 99 was extended north to Brooklyn.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[5] km Destinations Notes
Pike 0.0 0.0 IL 104 – Jacksonville, Quincy
Brown Mt. Sterling 14.4 23.2 IL 107 south – Pittsfield
15.1 24.3 US 24 east – Rushville South end of US 24 concurrency
15.6 25.1 US 24 west – Quincy North end of US 24 concurrency
Schuyler 32.08 51.63 IL 101 – Bowen
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 20, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bill3a/il99schuyler.html
  4. ^ "New State Road Map Completed". Edwardsville Intelligencer. March 22, 1941. p. 2. Retrieved November 6, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Google (February 26, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 99" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 26, 2017.