Illinois Route 157

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Illinois Route 157 marker

Illinois Route 157
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 35.50 mi[2] (57.13 km)
Existed: 1926[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: IL 3 in Cahokia
 
North end: IL 140 in Hamel
Location
Counties: St. Clair, Madison
Highway system
IL 156 IL 158

Illinois Route 157 (IL 157) is a 35.50-mile-long (57.13 km) north–south state highway in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. The southern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with IL 3 in Cahokia. The northern terminus of the highway is at an intersection with IL 140 in Hamel.

Route description[edit]

IL 157 travels concurrent with IL 13 and IL 163 in Centreville and IL 159 and IL 143 in Edwardsville. IL 157 is the major north–south road through the busiest towns in Madison County – Collinsville and Edwardsville.

The segment of the highway within the villages of Cahokia and Centreville from IL 3 to IL 13 is known as Camp Jackson Road.

The segment of the highway north from IL 13 to approximately Interstate 270 (I-270) is known as Bluff Road, because it roughly follows the eastern bluffs of the Mississippi River which define the American Bottoms in Madison and St. Clair counties.

History[edit]

State Bond Issue Route (SBI) Route 157 originally traveled from Cahokia to Glen Carbon. It was then extended to the Missouri state line at the Jefferson Barracks Bridge in 1946; this was undone by 1958. In 1965, the northern terminus was moved to Hamel, replacing U.S. Route 66 Bypass (US 66 Byp.), which itself was the US 66 mainline prior to 1957.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
St. Clair Cahokia 0.0 0.0 IL 3 / Great River Road – East St. Louis Southern terminus of IL 157
2.0 3.2 I-255 / US 50 – Chicago, Memphis I-255 exit 13
5.1 8.2 IL 163 south (Millstadt Rd) – Millstadt South end of IL 163 concurrency
Centreville 5.6 9.0 IL 163 north / IL 13 – Alorton North end of IL 163 concurrency; south end of IL 13 concurrency; western terminus of IL 13
6.0 9.7 IL 13 east – Belleville North end of IL 13 concurrency
6.8 10.9 IL 15 – East St. Louis, Belleville interchange
East St. Louis 9.9 15.9 IL 161 south (St. Clair Ave) – Fairview Heights Northern terminus of IL 161; interchange
Caseyville 10.2 16.4 I-64 / US 50 – Mt. Vernon, St. Louis I-64 exit 9
Madison Collinsville 16.3 26.2 I-55 / I-70 / US 40 – Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Memphis I-55 / I-70 exit 11
Glen Carbon 20.6 33.2 IL 162 east – Troy South end of IL 162 concurrency
20.7 33.3 IL 162 west – Granite City North end of IL 162 concurrency
21.7 34.9 I-270 – Effingham, St. Charles I-270 exit 9
Edwardsville 27.1 43.6 IL 143 west / IL 159 (Main St) South end of IL 143 concurrency
27.6 44.4 IL 143 west (E Vandalia St) North end of IL 143 concurrency
Hamel 35.50 57.13 IL 140 (State St) – Alton, Greenville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. (2005-04-15). "Illinois Highways Page: Routes 141 thru 160". Retrieved 2006-07-02. 
  2. ^ Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ Google (March 8, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 157" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 8, 2017.