Illinois Route 138

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Illinois Route 138 marker

Illinois Route 138
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 14.95 mi[2] (24.06 km)
Existed: 1942[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 159 in Bunker Hill
  I-55 in White City
East end: Illinois Street in Mount Olive
Location
Counties: Macoupin
Highway system
IL 137 IL 140

Illinois Route 138 is a state highway in southwestern Illinois. It runs from Illinois Route 159 north of Bunker Hill to the city of Mount Olive at Illinois Street, a former alignment of U.S. Route 66. This is a distance of 14.95 miles (24.06 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 138 runs east–west, with a bend north through the city of Benld. It is a two-lane surface road for its entire length. South of Benld, it also overlaps Illinois Route 4 for a few miles.

History[edit]

SBI Route 138 ran from Mount Carmel to Grayville; in 1937, this became Illinois Route 1. It was put on its current alignment in 1942, replacing parts of Illinois Route 38.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Macoupin County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 IL 159
Benld 9.1 14.6 IL 4 north West end of IL 4 overlap
9.6 15.4 IL 4 south South end of IL 4 overlap
White City 13.8 22.2 I-55 – East St. Louis, Springfield I-55 exit 44
14.1 22.7 Historic US 66
Mount Olive 14.95 24.06 Illinois Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 121-140. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved May 30, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ Google (March 3, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 138" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 3, 2017.