U.S. Route 36 in Illinois

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 36 in Illinois. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 36.

U.S. Route 36 marker

U.S. Route 36
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 216.47 mi[1] (348.37 km)
Major junctions
West end: I-72 / US 36 / Route 110 in Hull
 
I-172 / IL 110 (CKC) in Hull
US 54 / IL 107 in Pittsfield
US 67 in Jacksonville
I-55 in Springfield
I-72 / US 51 in Decatur
US 45 in Tuscola
I-57 in Tuscola
US 150 / IL 1 in Chrisman
East end: US 36 in Chrisman
Highway system
IL 35 IL 37

In the U.S. state of Illinois, U.S. Route 36 is an east–west highway that runs across the central portion of the state. It runs east from Missouri over the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River with Interstate 72. The eastern terminus of U.S. 36 in Illinois is located near the unincorporated area of Raven near the Illinois-Indiana state line. This is a distance of 216.47 miles (348.37 km).[1]

Route description[edit]

U.S. 36 parallels the old Wabash Railroad from the Mississippi River at Hannibal, MO east to Decatur, IL. Norfolk Southern Railway operates on this route today.

U.S. 36 is overlapped with Interstate 72 for more than half its routing in Illinois, 133 miles (214 km). At Decatur, I-72 separates from it and travels around the city to the north, while US 36 enters the city passes through downtown on the four-lane Eldorado Street. Just beyond 19th Street, US 36 turns to the southeast on a four-lane divided alignment paralleling a railroad, exiting Decatur on the southeast side. The road crosses Lake Decatur and narrows to two lanes before turning due east. After turning east, U.S. 36 runs largely in a straight line, mostly through open country, until it exits the state.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
0 0
I-72 west / US 36 west / Route 110 (CKC) west – Hannibal
Continuation into Missouri
Pike Levee Township 1 1.6 1 IL 106 – Hull
4 6.4 4
I-172 north / IL 110 (CKC) east – Quincy
Left exit from both directions; I-172 exit 0.
Kinderhook Township 10 16 10 IL 96 / IL 106 – Payson, Hull
Barry 20 32 20 To IL 106 – Barry
New Salem Township 31 50 31 Pittsfield, New Salem
Griggsville Township 35 56 35 US 54 / IL 107 – Pittsfield, Griggsville
Scott Bloomfield Precinct 46 74 46 IL 100 – Bluffs, Detroit Detroit signed westbound only
Winchester No. 2 Precinct 52 84 52 To IL 106 – Winchester
Morgan Lynnville Precinct 60 97 60 I-72 Bus. east / US 67 – Alton, Beardstown, Jacksonville Signed as exits 60A (south) and 60B (north)
South Jacksonville 64 103 64 IL 267 – Alton, Jacksonville
Pisgah Precinct 68 109 68 I-72 Bus. west to IL 104 – Jacksonville
Alexander Precinct 76 122 76 Ashland, Alexander
Sangamon Island GroveNew Berlin
township line
82 132 82 New Berlin
Springfield 91 146 91 Wabash Avenue
93 150 93 IL 4 – Springfield, Chatham
96 154 96 MacArthur Blvd
97 156 92
97
I-55 south / I-55 Bus. north (6th Street) – Springfield, St. Louis West end of I-55 overlap; signed as exit 97 (south). Signed as exit 92A (north) westbound. I-72 westbound exits I-55 via exit 92B.
99 159 94 Stevenson Drive, East Lake Drive
101 163 96 IL 29 (South Grand Avenue) – Taylorville Signed as exits 96A (south) and 96B (north)
103 166 98
103
I-55 north – Chicago
IL 97 west (Clear Lake Avenue)
East end of I-55 overlap; I-72 eastbound exits I-55 via exit 98A, I-72 westbound exits itself via exit 103A. IL 97 signed as exit 98B eastbound. Northbound I-55 signed as exit 103B westbound.
Clear Lake Township 104 167 104 Camp Butler
108 174 108 Riverton, Dawson Dawson signed eastbound only
Mechanicsburg Township 114 183 114 Buffalo, Mechanicsburg, Dawson Dawson signed westbound only
Illiopolis Township 122 196 122 Mt. Auburn, Illiopolis
Macon Niantic Township 128 206 128 Niantic
Decatur 133 I-72 east / US 51 – Champaign, Urbana, Vandalia, Bloomington Eastern end of I-72 concurrency
IL 48
IL 105 north / IL 121 Western end of IL 121 concurrency
IL 121 south Eastern end of IL 121 concurrency
Piatt La Place IL 32
Douglas Tuscola US 45
I-57 – Urbana, Champaign, Effingham
Camargo IL 130 south Western end of IL 130 concurrency
IL 130 north Eastern end of IL 130
Edgar IL 49
Chrisman US 150 / IL 1
US 36 east Indiana state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 


U.S. Route 36
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Missouri
Illinois Next state:
Indiana