Illinois Route 75

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Illinois Route 75 marker

Illinois Route 75
Freeport Road
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 41.64 mi[2] (67.01 km)
Existed: 1924[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: IL 26 in Freeport
  US 20 in Freeport
US 51 / IL 251 in South Beloit
I-39 / I-90 / US 51 in South Beloit
East end: WIS 67 in South Beloit
Location
Counties: Stephenson, Winnebago
Highway system
I-74 IL 76

Illinois Route 75 is an east–west state road in north-central Illinois. It runs from downtown Freeport at Illinois Route 26 to WIS 67 at the Wisconsin state line southeast of Beloit, Wisconsin. This is a distance of 41.64 miles (67.01 km).[2]

Route description[edit]

Illinois 75 is the main route between Freeport and Beloit, and serves numerous rural areas along this alignment. It has two lanes and is an undivided surface street for its entire length, except at the interchange with U.S. Route 20 and the section east of Illinois Route 2.

History[edit]

SBI Route 75 originally ran from Freeport to Rockton. It was extended in 1960 along Illinois Route 2 to U.S. Route 51 in South Beloit.[1]

IL 75 was recently extended east past the former eastern terminus at I-39/I-90 (Jane Addams Tollway) to the Wisconsin state line and Wisconsin Highway 67.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Stephenson Freeport 0.00 0.00 IL 26 (North West Avenue) – Forreston, Cedarville Western terminus of IL 75

US 20 Bus. (Galena Avenue)
US 20 – Eleroy, Rockford
Winnebago Durand IL 70 (Center Road) – Rockford Northern terminus of IL 70.
South Beloit IL 2 – Rockford Begin/end concurrency with IL 2
IL 2 (Blackhawk Boulevard) Begin/end concurrency with IL 2
US 51 (North Second Street) / IL 251 – Roscoe Begin/end concurrency with US 51
I-39 / I-90 / US 51 – Chicago, Rockford Exit 1 (I-90)
WIS 67 – Sharon Eastern terminus of IL 75; Wisconsin state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 61 thru 80. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 12, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.