Illinois Route 16

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Illinois Route 16 marker

Illinois Route 16
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 174.66 mi[2] (281.09 km)
Existed: 1918[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 100 in Hardin
  US 67 in Jerseyville
I-55 in Litchfield
US 51 in Pana
US 45 / IL 121 in Mattoon
I-57 in Mattoon
East end: US 150 / IL 1 / IL 133 in Paris
Counties: Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Christian, Shelby, Moultrie, Coles, Edgar
Highway system
IL 15 IL 17

Illinois Route 16 is an arterial east–west highway in central Illinois. Its western terminus is at the Joe Page Bridge over the Illinois River in Hardin, while its eastern terminus is at Paris at Illinois Route 1 and U.S. Route 150, with Illinois Route 133. This is a distance of 174.66 miles (281.09 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 16 is a major east–west state highway in Central Illinois. It runs east from Hardin to Hillsboro, and then turns northeast to Pana. Illinois 16 then continues east to Shelbyville and then to Paris. It overlaps Illinois 133 shortly before entering Paris.

In Paris, Illinois 16 and Illinois 133 terminate at the intersection of Jasper and Main/Central Streets. Illinois 16/133 run west from this intersection, while U.S. 150 runs north and east. Illinois 1 runs north and south.


SBI Route 16 was established in 1918, running originally from Litchfield east to Paris. In 1962, a new 4-lane highway was built from Mattoon to Charleston; this became Illinois 16, while the old alignment became Illinois Route 316, which was dropped sometime in the 1970s.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Calhoun Hardin IL 100 north / Great River Road north West end of IL 100/GRR overlap
Illinois River Hardin Bridge
Jersey   IL 100 south / Great River Road south East end of IL 100/GRR overlap
Jerseyville US 67 (State Street)
Macoupin   IL 111 / IL 267
Royal Lakes IL 159 south
Gillespie IL 4 south West end of IL 4 overlap
IL 4 north (Springfield Road) East end of IL 4 overlap
Montgomery Litchfield I-55 – Springfield, East St. Louis
  IL 127 north West end of IL 127 overlap
Hillsboro IL 127 south (Main Street) East end of IL 127 overlap
Christian Pana US 51 south (Poplar Street) West end of US 51 overlap
IL 29 north (Hickory Street)
  US 51 north
Shelby   IL 128 south West end of IL 128 overlap
Shelbyville IL 128 north (Cedar Street) East end of IL 128 overlap
  IL 32 south West end of IL 32 overlap
Windsor IL 32 north (Hickory Street) East end of IL 32 overlap
No major junctions
Coles Mattoon US 45 north / IL 121 north (19th Street) West end of US 45/IL 121 overlap
US 45 south / IL 121 south (Lake Land Boulevard) East end of US 45/IL 121 overlap
I-57 – Champaign, Effingham
Charleston IL 130
  IL 49 south West end of IL 49 overlap
Edgar Kansas IL 49 north (Front Street) East end of IL 49 overlap
Paris IL 133 west West end of IL 133 overlap
US 150 west / IL 1 (Central Avenue, Main Street) – Marshall, Danville
US 150 east – Terre Haute Continuation beyond IL 1
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 1 thru 20. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 2, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.