Illinois Route 92

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Illinois Route 92 marker

Illinois Route 92
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 106.41 mi[2] (171.25 km)
Length includes portions of route that are run on one-way streets, resulting in a double-counting of this mileage.
Existed: 1939[1][unreliable source?] – present
Major junctions
West end: Iowa 92 in Illinois City
  I-280 in Rock Island
US 67 in Rock Island
I-74 / US 6 in Moline

I-80 / I-88 / IL 5 / IL 110 (CKC) in East Moline

I-88 / IL 110 (CKC) in Joslin
East end: US 34 in LaMoille
Highway system
IL 91 IL 93

Illinois Route 92 (IL 92 or Route 92) is an east–west state highway in northwest Illinois. It runs from the Norbert F. Beckey Bridge across the Mississippi River where it meets the eastern end of Iowa Highway 92, east to U.S. Route 34 in La Moille. This is a distance of 106.41 miles (171.25 km).[2] Illinois Route 92 is part of a continuous 886-mile (1,426 km) four-state "Highway 92" which begins in Torrington, Wyoming, goes through Nebraska and Iowa and ends in La Moille, Illinois.

Route description[edit]

Illinois Route 92 enters the state from Iowa
Roadside park along flooded Mississippi River, on Illinois Route 92 at Andalusia IL.
Illinois Route 92 in the fertile farmland of western Illinois.
Sign marking the eastern end of IL-92, and of the 4-state Route 92, at US 34 in La Moille IL.

Illinois Route 92 begins on the Norbert F. Beckey Bridge over the Mississippi River, and first heads eastward across farmland, before intersecting Illinois Route 192, which was a former alignment of Route 92. At the IL 192 junction, IL 92 turns northward and then follows the east bank of the Mississippi through Andalusia; this section is frequently flooded, during which IL 192 is used as a detour. At Andalusia, it serves the Ski Snowstar winter sports park. After Andalusia, it turns northward, becoming the Centennial Expressway, intersecting Interstate 280 and entering Downtown Rock Island.

In Rock Island, the Centennial Expressway ends at a junction with U.S. Route 67, at the east bank end of the Rock Island Centennial Bridge. Route 92 continues eastward on surface streets, paralleling the river, through Downtown Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, with several parts routed on a pair of one-way streets. In Downtown Moline, it intersects concurrent Interstate 74 and U.S. Route 6 at the east bank end of the I-74 Bridge over the Mississippi. At the border between East Moline and Silvis it intersects Illinois Route 84, with which it is concurrent through Silvis. At a partial cloverleaf interchange with Illinois Route 5 and Illinois Route 84 in Carbon Cliff, Route 92 turns northeast, concurrent with Route 5, as an expressway. At a cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 80, Route 5 ends, and Route 92 continues as a freeway, beginning a concurrency with Interstate 88 and Illinois Route 110 (Chicago-Kansas City Expressway).

After running concurrently with I-88 and IL 110 for 6 miles (9.7 km), IL 92 separates at I-88 Exit 6 and heads east on its own. It traverses the rich Illinois farmland, crossing the Rock River and the historic Hennepin Canal. It jogs north briefly, concurrent with Illinois Route 78, and passes through the small towns of Walnut and Ohio before ending at a junction with U.S. Route 34 in La Moille.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Rock Island Drury Township 0.0 0.0
Iowa 92 west / Great River Road (National Route) south – Muscatine
Iowa state line (Norbert F. Beckey Bridge over the Mississippi River); west end of Great River Road overlap
0.3 0.48
Great River Road Spur – Lock and Dam No. 16
1.8 2.9 Great River Road south (322nd Street West / CR A) – New Boston, Blanchard Island Recreation Area
Illinois City 7.6 12.2
CR TT east / Great River Road (National Route) north (238th Street West)
east end of Great River Road overlap
Buffalo Prairie Township 12.2 19.6 IL 192 east to IL 94 – Taylor Ridge
14.4 23.2
CR TT west / Great River Road (National Route) south (Loud Thunder Road) – Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
east end of Great River Road overlap
Andalusia 19.6 31.5
Great River Road Spur (1st Street) – River Access, Business District
Rock Island 24.7 39.8 Rock Island Parkway / Andalusia Road - Milan
26.2 42.2 I-280 – Des Moines, Chicago I-280 exit 11; west end of freeway
27.7 44.6 31st Avenue
28.6 46.0
Great River Road Spur / 18th Avenue – Sunset Park Scenic Overlook
29.2 47.0 7th Avenue
29.8 48.0 11th Street westbound exit and eastbound entrance
30.1 48.4 To US 67 (Centennial Bridge) / 16th Street – Business District interchange; east end of freeway
Moline 34.4 55.4 To I-74 (US 6) / 23rd Street
East MolineSilvis line 43.1 69.4
IL 84 north / Great River Road (National Route) north (19th Street) – Savanna
east end of Great River Road overlap; west end of IL 84 overlap
Carbon Cliff 44.5 71.6 IL 5 west (John Deere Road) / IL 84 south (2nd Avenue) – Carbon Cliff interchange; east end of IL 84 overlap; west end of IL 5 overlap
Hampton Township 48.9 78.7
I-80 / IL 110 (CKC) west to I-74 – Des Moines, Peoria
East end of IL 5 overlap; west end of I-88 / IL 110 overlap; I-88 exits 1A (east) and 1B (west); I-80 exit 4
49.6 79.8 Old IL 2 Former IL 2; I-88 exit 2
Zuma Township 54.5 87.7
I-88 east / IL 110 (CKC) east – Sterling, Rock Falls, Dixon
East end of I-88 / IL 110 overlap; IL 92 east follows exit 6
Henry Phenix Township 58.9 94.8 IL 82 south – Geneseo
61.1 98.3 CR 1 north (1650 East) – Prophetstown
Yorktown Township 70.3 113.1 IL 78 south – Kewanee West end of IL 78 overlap
71.2 114.6 IL 78 north (Bishop Road) – Prophetstown East end of IL 78 overlap
Bureau Fairfield Township 79.0 127.1 IL 172 north (Tampico Road) – Tampico, Birthplace of President Ronald Reagan
Greenville Township 84.4 135.8 IL 40 – Sterling, Peoria
Ohio 96.2 154.8 IL 26 (Main Street) – Dixon, Princeton
La Moille 106.41 171.25 US 34 to IL 89 – Mendota, La Moille Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 14, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  3. ^ Google (February 24, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 92" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2017.