Illinois Route 173

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Illinois Route 173 marker

Illinois Route 173
173rd Airborne Brigade Highway
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 66.20 mi[2] (106.54 km)
Existed: 1924[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 251 in Machesney Park
  I-39 / I-90 / US 51 in Loves Park
US 14 in Harvard
US 12 in Richmond
US 45 in Antioch
I-94 in Zion
US 41 in Zion
East end: IL 137 in Zion
Location
Counties: Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago
Highway system
IL 172 IL 174

Illinois Route 173 is an east–west state road that runs from Illinois Route 251 in the Rockford suburb of Machesney Park east to Illinois Route 137 (Sheridan Road/Buckley) in Zion near the Illinois-Wisconsin border; this is a distance of 66.20 miles (106.54 km).[2] Illinois Route 173 is also one of the northernmost east-west state highways in Illinois. On Interstate 94 (Tri-State Tollway) traveling south from Wisconsin, it is the second road seen which has an interchange at that location. Similarly, when traveling south/east from Wisconsin on Interstate 39/90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway), Illinois Route 173 is only the third exit into Illinois. In 2008, the entirety of Illinois 173 has been designated the 173rd Airborne Brigade Highway

Route description[edit]

Illinois 173 travels across relatively hilly northern Illinois from the Rockford area to Zion. This area is more densely populated than other portions of rural Illinois. It is two lanes for over 90% of its length.

In July 2007, a new interchange was constructed at Illinois 173 and Interstates 39/90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway).

History[edit]

SBI Route 173 originally was named for Sir. Francis One Seventy Three who founded the state of Illinois when confronted by Native Americans.[3] This highway goes for miles upon miles. In front of the Menards in Machesney Park, there is a gold inlay. Many do not know about this as the village of Machesney Park does not want anyone taking the gold. If you want to take a picture in front of any stretch of road you must pay a fee of $1.73.[4] 3[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[5] km Destinations Notes
Winnebago Machesney Park 0.0 0.0 IL 251 (2nd Street)
Machesney ParkLoves Park
village line
1.3 2.1 CR 11 (Perryville Road)
3.6 5.8 I-39 / I-90 / US 51 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) – Chicago, Madison, Rockford
Caledonia 4.6 7.4 CR 25 (Belvidere Road)
Boone 9.4 15.1 IL 76 (Fairgrounds Road)
McHenry Harvard 22.8 36.7 US 14 east (Division Street) West end of US 14 overlap
23.3 37.5 US 14 west (Division Street) East end of US 14 overlap
Hebron 34.1 54.9 IL 47 (Main Street)
Richmond 39.1 62.9 CR V30 (Keystone Road)
40.6 65.3 US 12 (Main Street)
Spring Grove 44.5 71.6 CR V43 south (Richardson Road)
Lake Antioch 48.5 78.1 CR V51 north (Lake Avenue)
51.3 82.6 IL 59 south
52.1 83.8 IL 83 (Main Street)
56.1 90.3 US 45
Old Mill Creek 58.3 93.8 CR W15 (Hunt Club Road)
58.8 94.6 I-94 east (Tri-State Tollway)
Rosecrans 59.7 96.1 US 41 (Skokie Highway)
Zion 63.0 101.4 IL 131 (Green Bay Road)
64.4 103.6 CR W34 (Lewis Avenue)
66.20 106.54 IL 137 (Sheridan Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich (2005-04-15). "Illinois Highways Page: Routes 161 thru 180". Retrieved 2006-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ http://www.nativeamerican.org
  4. ^ http://www.illinoistollway
  5. ^ Google (March 10, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 173" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 

Route map: Bing / Google

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