Illinois Route 162

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Illinois Route 162 marker

Illinois Route 162
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 16.36 mi[1] (26.33 km)
Existed: 1954 – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 203 in Granite City
  I-255 in Pontoon Beach
I-55 / I-70 in Troy
East end: US 40 in Troy
Counties: Madison
Highway system
IL 161 IL 163

Illinois Route 162 is an east–west highway in southwestern Illinois. It runs from Illinois Route 203 in Granite City east to U.S. Route 40 near Troy. This is a distance of 16.36 miles (26.33 km).[1]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 162 has 2-lanes except around the Granite City Steel area and briefly at I-55/70. It is a main east–west artery between Interstate 55 on the south, and Interstate 270 on the north.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is doing major work on 162 at the interchange with Interstate 55/70 in Troy. The bridge that carries 162 over 55/70 has been the site of several accidents since it was built. The current project is expected to complete by Summer 2012[2]


SBI Route 162 originally ran from Spring Valley to LaMoille. In 1938, this was changed to Illinois Route 89. In 1954, Illinois 162 was used on the Glen Carbon to Granite City portion of the current road. In 1965, it was extended east to Troy on what was Bypass U.S. 40.[3]


  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  2. ^ IDOT press release
  3. ^ Carlson, Rich (2005-04-15). "Routes 161-180". Retrieved 2006-08-14.