Illinois Route 162

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Illinois Route 162 marker

Illinois Route 162
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length16.36 mi[1] (26.33 km)
Existed1954–present
Major junctions
West end IL 203 in Granite City
 
East end US 40 in Troy
Location
CountiesMadison
Highway system
IL 161IL 163

Illinois Route 162 (IL 162) is a 16.36-mile-long (26.33 km) east–west highway in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. It travels from IL 203 in Granite City east to U.S. Route 40 (US 40) near Troy.

Route description[edit]

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

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

History[edit]

State Bond Issue (SBI) Route 162 originally traveled from Spring Valley to LaMoille. In 1938, this was changed to IL 89. In 1954, IL 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 US 40 Bypass.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Madison County.

Locationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
Granite City0.00.0 IL 203 (Nameoki Rd)Western terminus of IL 162
Pontoon Beach3.25.1 IL 111 – Roxana, Fairmont City
5.18.2 I-255 – MemphisI-255 exit 29
Glen Carbon7.211.6 IL 157 north (Bluff Rd) – EdwardsvilleWest end of IL 157 concurrency
7.311.7 IL 157 south (Bluff Rd) – CollinsvilleEast end of IL 157 concurrency
Maryville9.715.6 IL 159 (Center St) – Edwardsville, Collinsville
Troy12.219.6 I-55 / I-70 – Chicago, Indianapolis, East St. LouisI-55 / I-70 exit 18
16.3626.33 US 40Eastern terminus of IL 162
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Google (March 9, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 162" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 9, 2017.