Illinois Route 127

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Illinois Route 127 marker

Illinois Route 127
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 167.53 mi[2] (269.61 km)
Existed: 1924[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: IL 3 in Unity
  I-64 in Nashville
US 50 in Carlyle
I-70 in Greenville
US 40 in Greenville
North end: I-55 / IL 48 in Raymond
Counties: Alexander, Union, Jackson, Perry, Washington, Clinton, Bond, Montgomery
Highway system
IL 126 IL 128

Illinois Route 127 is a north–south highway in central and southern Illinois. Its southern terminus is at Illinois Route 3 near Olive Branch and its northern terminus at Interstate 55, along with the southern terminus of Illinois Route 48 in Raymond. This is a distance of 167.53 miles (269.61 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 127 parallels U.S. Route 51 for its entire length. U.S. 51 is generally a few miles to the east of Illinois 127, though they never cross. After leaving Alexander County, the route passes through each of the next seven county seats.

Illinois 127 overlaps Illinois Route 146 near Jonesboro, Illinois Route 149 in Murphysboro, Illinois Route 13 from Pickneyville to Murphysboro, U.S. Route 50 in Carlyle, Illinois Route 140 near Greenville, Illinois Route 16 in Hillsboro and wrong-way with Illinois 48 at its northern terminus. (Illinois 48 is a northbound route at the same time Illinois 127 is marked southbound).[3]


SBI Route 127 originally ran from Raymond to Carlyle. In 1937 it was extended to Nashville, replacing Illinois Route 153. By 1939 it had been extended to Pinckneyville. In 1944, it was extended west to U.S. Route 66, and south to its current terminus.[1]

A section of Illinois Route 127 south of Carbondale has been designated as the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail by the Illinois state legislature, in commemoration of the region's importance to the Illinois wine industry.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
IL 3 / Great River Road (National Route) / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Southern Branch) – Cairo, Mounds, Horseshoe Lake
Union Jonesboro IL 146 east – Anna, Lincoln Memorial Park south end of IL 146 overlap; traffic circle around city park
Lincoln Heritage Trail (Southern Branch) (West Market Street) – Court House south end of Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap
IL 146 west / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Southern Branch) – Ware north end of IL 146 / Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap
Jackson Murphysboro IL 149 west – Lake Murphysboro State Park, Chester south end of IL 149 overlap
IL 13 east – Carbondale south end of IL 13 overlap
IL 149 east (Sixth Street) – De Soto north end of IL 149 overlap
IL 4 north / Truax Traer Road – Ava
Perry IL 152 east – Du Quoin, Pyramid State Park
Pinckneyville IL 13 west / IL 154 – East St. Louis, Sparta, Belleville north end of IL 13 overlap; half-block overlap with IL 154 east in both directions
Washington Nashville IL 15
I-64 – East St. Louis, Mount Vernon I-64 exit 50
New Minden IL 177 – Okawville, Irvington
Clinton Posey IL 161 – Belleville, Centralia
Carlyle US 50 east (Franklin Street) – East St. Louis, Salem south end of US 50 overlap
US 50 west – Lebanon north end of US 50 overlap
Bond IL 143 west – Highland
Greenville I-70 – St. Louis, Effingham I-70 exit 45
US 40 – Vandalia
Historic National Road west (South Third Street) south end of National Road overlap
Historic National Road east (North Third Street) / Historic National Road spur (West College Avenue) – Greenville College north end of National Road overlap
IL 140 east – Mulberry Grove south end of IL 140 overlap
IL 140 west – Alhambra north end of IL 140 overlap
Montgomery Taylor Springs IL 185 east – Coffeen
Hillsboro IL 16 east (School Street) – Pana south end of IL 16 overlap
IL 16 west – Litchfield north end of IL 16 overlap
Raymond IL 48 north – Taylorville south end of IL 48 overlap
I-55 – East St. Louis, Springfield north end of IL 48 overlap; I-55 exit 63
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 121 thru 140. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved May 9, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ Sarjeant, Charles. Illinois Highway Ends: Illinois 127. Retrieved May 11, 2006.
  4. ^ House Joint Resolution 48, 95th General Assembly, State of Illinois