U.S. Route 34 in Illinois
|Walter Payton Memorial Highway|
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length:||211.37 mi (340.17 km)|
|Existed:||1926 – present|
|West end:||US 34 in Gladstone|
|East end:||IL 43 in Berwyn|
U.S. Route 34 (US 34) is an east–west highway In the state of Illinois that runs from the Iowa state line at Gulfport, west of Galesburg, to Illinois Route 43 (IL 43) and Historic U.S. Route 66 at Harlem Avenue in Berwyn. The entire highway in Illinois is named the Walter Payton Memorial Highway after Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton, who wore #34 for the Chicago Bears. The highway is 211.37 miles (340.17 km) long within the state.
The bridge into Iowa over the Mississippi River is called the Great River Bridge. Between Monmouth and Galesburg, the highway is up to Interstate Highway standards with exits at Main Street, Henderson Street, and Seminary Street in Galesburg.
US 34 formerly overlapped US 66 all the way to its endpoint in downtown Chicago, but was truncated to its intersection with US 66 and IL 43 in Berwyn in 1970. When US 66 was subsequently eliminated, the endpoint of US 34 was left at that location—the intersection of Ogden and Harlem Avenues in Berwyn. Due to the elimination of US 66, it is one of the few US Numbered Highways that ends at a state highway. With the re-signing of much of Historic US 66, the history of US 34's eastern endpoint is becoming much more clear.
A bypass of the town of Biggsville is currently under construction. It will create a diamond interchange between US 34 and IL 94/IL 116 as well as bypass West Central High School. It is expected to be completed by the fall of 2014.
This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.
All exits are unnumbered.
|Des Moines||Burlington||US 34 west / Iowa 163 west||Continuation into Iowa|
|Mississippi River||0.00||0.00||Great River Bridge|
|||2.2||3.5||Great River Road south (Carmen Road)||West end of Great River Road overlap; east end of freeway section|
|Gladstone||8.4||13.5||IL 164 east / Great River Road north||East end of Great River Road overlap|
|||IL 94 south / IL 116 east||West end of IL 94 overlap|
|||11.5||18.5||IL 94 / IL 116 east|
|Biggsville||IL 94 north||East end of IL 94 overlap|
US 67 south / IL 110 (CKC) west / 180th Avenue – Macomb
|West end of US 67/IL 110 overlap|
|Monmouth||27.8||44.7||IL 164 west (Broadway)||West end of IL 164 overlap|
|29.3||47.2||US 67 north (Main Street)||East end of US 67 overlap|
|||31.4||50.5||IL 164 east||East end of IL 164 overlap|
|||36.2||58.3||Cameron Road||West end of freeway section|
|Knox||Galesburg||42.9||69.0||IL 41 south / IL 164 west (Main Street)|
|45.7||73.5||US 150 (Henderson Street) – Alpha|
I-74 / IL 110 (CKC) east – Moline, Rock Island, Peoria
|East end of IL 110 overlap; east end of freeway section|
|Wataga||53.2||85.6||IL 167 east (County Road 2200 North)|
|Henry||||64.8||104.3||IL 17 west (County Road 090 North)||West end of IL 17 overlap|
|Galva||70.8||113.9||IL 17 east (Center Avenue)||East end of IL 17 overlap|
|||77.0||123.9||IL 78 south (East 2650th North Street)||West end of IL 78 overlap|
|||77.5||124.7||IL 91 east (North 200th Avenue)|
|Kewanee||82.2||132.3||IL 78 north (Main Street)||East end of IL 78 overlap|
|Bureau||||96.0||154.5||US 6 west (County Road 1480 North)||West end of US 6 overlap|
|||99.8||160.6||IL 40 (County Road 900 East)|
|Princeton||111.4||179.3||US 6 east / IL 26 south (Peru Street)||West end of IL 26 overlap; east end of US 6 overlap|
|112.2||180.6||IL 26 north (Main Street)||East end of IL 26 overlap|
|La Moille||126.7||203.9||IL 89 south (Main Street)|
|127.7||205.5||IL 92 west|
|LaSalle||Mendota||135.7||218.4||US 52 / IL 251 (13th Avenue)|
|||139.5||224.5||I-39 / US 51 – Rockford, LaSalle, Peru|
|||153.6||247.2||IL 23 south (East 18th Road)||West end of IL 23 overlap|
|||157.7||253.8||IL 23 north (East 22nd Road)||East end of IL 23 overlap|
|Kendall||Yorkville||174.3||280.5||IL 47 (Bridge Street)|
|Oswego||179.3||288.6||IL 31 north|
|179.8||289.4||IL 25 north (Madison Street)|
|180.4||290.3||IL 71 west|
|Montgomery||183.7||295.6||US 30 west||West end of US 30 overlap|
|184.1||296.3||US 30 east (Lincoln Highway)||East end of US 30 overlap|
||No major junctions|
|Lisle||197.1||317.2||IL 53 (Lincoln Avenue)|
I-355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) / I-88 west (Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway) / IL 110 (CKC) – Joliet, Aurora, Northwest Suburbs
|203.9||328.1||IL 83 (Kingery Highway)|
|Cook||Western Springs||205.7||331.0||I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) – Wisconsin, Indiana|
|La Grange||208.0||334.7||US 12 / US 20 / US 45 (La Grange Road)|
|Lyons||209.9||337.8||IL 171 (1st Avenue)|
|Berwyn||211.37||340.17||Historic US 66 west / IL 43 (Harlem Avenue)||National eastern terminus|
|Historic US 66 east (Ogden Avenue)||Continuation beyond IL 43|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Route map: Google
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to U.S. Route 34 in Illinois.|
- State of Illinois (April 15, 2000). "91st General Assembly Summary of HJR0071". Retrieved November 26, 2006.
- Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
- End of US highway 32. usends.com.[self-published source]
- End of US highway 34. usends.com.[self-published source]
- East end of US highway 34 in Berwyn IL. usends.com.[self-published source]
- "Construction of four-lane section of US-34 approved". WQAD-TV. June 21, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- "New Biggsville Bypass Promotes Safety Initiative". KWQC-TV. June 28, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
- Google (March 16, 2017). "Overview Map of US 34" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
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