Illinois Route 49

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Illinois Route 49 marker

Illinois Route 49
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 140.86 mi[2] (226.69 km)
Existed: 1924[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: IL 33 in Willow Hill
  US 40 in Casey
I-70 in Casey
US 36 in Metcalf
US 150 in Ogden
I-74 in Fithian
US 136 in Armstrong
US 24 in Crescent City
North end: US 45 / US 52 in Ashkum
Location
Counties: Jasper, Cumberland, Clark, Coles, Edgar, Douglas, Champaign, Vermilion, Iroquois
Highway system
IL 48 US 50

Illinois Route 49 is a north–south state highway in east-central Illinois. It runs from Willow Hill at Illinois Route 33 north to the beginning of the U.S. Route 45/52 concurrency near Ashkum. This is a distance of 140.86 miles (226.7 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 49 runs for its length entirely as an undivided surface highway. It serves minor cities between Illinois Route 1 to the east and Interstate 57 to the west.

History[edit]

SBI Route 49 originally ran from Willow Hill all the way to Chicago along what is now U.S. Route 52/45 and Illinois Route 50. In February 1933, the section of IL 49 from Kankakee to Chicago was designated as part of the Egyptian Highway.[3] In 1942, U.S. Route 54 was extended to Chicago along Illinois 49 north of Kankakee. In 1969, Illinois 49 was truncated to its current northern end. When U.S. 54 was pulled back to Pittsfield in 1972, Illinois 50 took the place of Illinois 49 and U.S. 54.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[4] km Destinations Notes
Jasper 0.0 0.0 IL 33
Cumberland
No major junctions
Clark Casey 22.4 36.0 US 40 – Greenup, Marshall
23.3 37.5 I-70 – Effingham, Terre Haute I-70 exit 129
Coles 38.7 62.3 IL 16 west – Charleston south end of IL 16 concurrency
Edgar Kansas 41.3 66.5 IL 16 east – Paris north end of IL 16 concurrency
47.7 76.8 IL 133
EdgarDouglas
county line
57.8 93.0 US 36 – Indianapolis, Decatur
Champaign Ogden 80.9 130.2 US 150 west – Urbana south end of US 150 concurrency
Vermilion 83.9 135.0 US 150 east – Danville north end of US 150 concurrency
84.7 136.3 I-74 – Champaign, Danville I-74 exit 200
97.5 156.9 US 136 east – Danville south end of US 136 concurrency
98.3 158.2 US 136 west north end of US 136 concurrency
Rankin 108.3 174.3 IL 9
Iroquois Crescent City 131.8 212.1 US 24 – Gilman, Watseka
140.86 226.69 US 45 / US 52 – Kankakee, Pontiac, Sheldon
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 41 thru 60. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 7, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Chicago to Cairo Route Designated Egyptian Highway". The Decatur Herald. February 22, 1933. p. 8. Retrieved December 8, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Google Maps, [1]