Illinois Route 160

Illinois Route 160 is a northsouth highway in southwestern Illinois. Its southern terminus is at Illinois Route 15 south of Addieville, and its northern terminus is at Illinois Route 140 east of Alhambra. This is a distance of 46.06 miles (74.13 km).[1]

Illinois Route 160
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length46.06 mi[1] (74.13 km)
Existed1959[2]–present
Major junctions
South end IL 15 in Addieville
  US 50 in Trenton
US 40 / IL 143 in Highland
North end IL 140 in Alhambra
Location
CountiesWashington, Clinton, Madison
Highway system
IL 159IL 161

Route description

Illinois 160 runs northwest from Addieville to New Memphis via Okawville (near Interstate 64) before turning north. Between Okawville and New Memphis it overlaps Illinois Route 177. It then intersects with Illinois Route 161 at New Baden, U.S. Route 50 north of Trenton, and U.S. Route 40 north of Highland. Illinois 160 passes through the town of Grantfork just north of Interstate 70.

Illinois 160 is a rural state road. It has no direct connections to Interstates 64 or 70.

History

SBI Route 160 originally ran from Alton to Greenville. In February 1935, this Illinois 160 was changed to Illinois Route 140.[3] In 1959 it was used on the current Illinois 160 from New Baden to Highland; in 1960, it was extended south to New Memphis. In 1965, it was extended north to its current northern terminus. Finally, in 1967, Illinois 160 was extended one last time to its current southern terminus, to a new road for Illinois 15.[2]

Major Intersections

CountyLocationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
Washington0.00.0 IL 15 Nashville, BellevilleSouthern terminus of IL 160
Okawville6.810.9 IL 177 east (N Front St)South end of IL 177 concurrency
Clinton15.725.3 IL 177 west Mascoutah, BellevilleNorth end of IL 177 concurrency
New Baden19.531.4 IL 161 (Hanover St) Belleville, Centralia
Trenton24.940.1 US 50 Lebanon, Carlyleinterchange
MadisonHighland35.657.3 IL 143 east / US 40 eastSouth end of US 40 / IL 143 concurrency
36.258.3 IL 143 west / US 40 westNorth end of US 40 / IL 143 concurrency
46.0674.13 IL 140 Greenville, AlhambraNorthern terminus of IL 160
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  2. Carlson, Rich (2005-04-15). "Illinois Highways Page: Routes 141 thru 160". Retrieved 2006-07-05.
  3. "Two Highways Are Being Renumbered". The Edwardsville Intelligencer. February 11, 1935. p. 1. Retrieved December 12, 2016 via Newspapers.com.
  4. Google (March 9, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 160" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
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