Illinois Route 96
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length:||141.16 mi (227.17 km)|
|Existed:||1924 – present|
|South end:||IL 100 in Kampsville|
| US 54 in Rockport
I-72 / US 36 in Kinderhook
I-172 / IL 110 (CKC) in Quincy
US 24 in Quincy
US 136 in Hamilton
|North end:||IL 94 in Lomax|
|Counties:||Calhoun, Adams, Pike, Hancock, Henderson|
Illinois Route 96 is a north–south state road in far western Illinois. It runs from Illinois Route 100 in Kampsville, not far from a ferry crossing across the Illinois River, to Illinois Route 94 north of Terre Haute. This is a distance of 141.16 miles (227.17 km).
Illinois 96 follows most of the Great River Road in Illinois. From Kampsville, it runs west to the Mississippi River and then turns north, passing U.S. Route 54 at a rural intersection and Interstate 72 at an old terminus near Kinderhook. It overlaps Illinois Route 106 west of Kinderhook and then runs parallel to Illinois Route 57 into Quincy. Within Quincy it follows 36th Street, State Street and 24th Street before overlapping briefly with U.S. Route 24. It also overlaps U.S. Route 136 in Hamilton, IL (across from Keokuk, Iowa) and Illinois Route 9 from Niota to Dallas City, Illinois. Between Hamilton and Dallas City, Illinois 96 also passes through historic Nauvoo along Durphy and Mulholland Streets, two major streets that intersect in the middle of the town.
SBI Route 96 originally followed the modern-day Illinois 96 from Niota south to Kinderhook. In March 1941, the state announced that IL 96 was extended south to Hamburg to a historical ferry crossing. The Hamburg ferry stopped running in 1960. In 1950, Illinois 96 was rerouted into Kampsville, where another ferry crossing is located nearby on Illinois Route 108.
|Calhoun||Kampsville||IL 100 / Great River Road south / Illinois River Road – Detroit, Alton, Archeological Museum||south end of Great River Road overlap|
|Mozier||Mississippi River Road - Hamburg|
|Pike||||County Highway 10 - Nebo|
|Pleasant Hill||Main Street - Martinsburg|
US 54 / Great River Road Spur – Louisiana, Pittsfield, Pike Station River Access
|New Canton||Mississippi Street - Barry, El Dara|
|Kinderhook||IL 106 east (Quincy Street) – Barry||south end of IL 106 overlap|
|Hull||IL 106 west – Hull||north end of IL 106 overlap|
|||I-72 / US 36 – Quincy, Hannibal, Springfield||I-72 exit 10|
|||Great River Road north (County Highway 57) – Quincy||north end of Great River Road overlap; former IL 57|
I-172 / IL 110 (CKC) to I-72 – Hannibal, Quincy, Macomb
|I-172 exit 10|
|Quincy||IL 104 (Broadway Street)|
US 24 west / Great River Road (National Route) south / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Western Branch) spur – Quincy
|south end of US 24 / Great River Road / Lincoln Heritage Trail spur overlap|
|||US 24 east / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Western Branch) south – Quincy Airport, Mount Sterling||north end of US 24 / Lincoln Heritage Trail spur overlap; south end of Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap|
|Ursa||Maple Street - Meyer, Bear Creek Public Use Area, Canton Toll Ferry|
|IL 61 north|
Great River Road (National Route) north – Warsaw, Warsaw Historical District
|north end of Great River Road overlap|
|Hamilton||US 136 east – Carthage||south end of US 136 overlap|
Great River Road Spur (7th Street) – Wildcat Springs Park
|south end of Great River Road spur overlap|
US 136 west / Great River Road (National Route) south – Keokuk
|north end of US 136 / Great River Road spur overlap; south end of Great River Road overlap|
IL 9 west / Great River Road (National Route) north (Fort Madison Bridge) – Fort Madison
|south end of IL 9 overlap; north end of Great River Road (National Route) overlap (IL 96 north of here is an alternate route of the Great River Road)|
|Dallas City||IL 9 east – La Harpe||north end of IL 9 overlap|
|Henderson||Lomax||Great River Road north / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Western Branch) north (Carman Road) to US 34||north end of Great River Road / Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap|
|||IL 94 – Biggsville, La Harpe|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved April 20, 2006.
- Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
- "New State Road Map Completed". Edwardsville Intelligencer. March 22, 1941. p. 2. Retrieved November 6, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.