Illinois Route 48

Illinois Route 48 (IL 48) is a 85.38-mile-long (137.41 km) north–south[3] state highway with its southern terminus at Interstate 55 (I-55) and IL 127 in Raymond and its northern terminus at IL 54 east of Clinton.

Illinois Route 48
IL 48 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length85.38 mi[1] (137.41 km)
Existed1924[2]–present
Major junctions
South end I-55 / IL 127 in Raymond
 
North end IL 54 in DeWitt
Location
CountiesMontgomery, Christian, Macon, Piatt, DeWitt
Highway system
IL 47IL 49

Route description

IL 48 travels southwest to northeast from I-55 to east of Clinton. It is an undivided surface street for its entire length. It also serves the cities of Raymond, Harvel, Taylorville, and Decatur.

History

SBI Route 48 traveled from Onarga to Raymond via the current IL 48 and IL 54. The portion from DeWitt to Onarga became U.S. Route 54 (US 54) in 1942, but in 1972 US 54 was pulled back to its current terminus in Pittsfield, and IL 54 was implemented from Springfield to Onarga.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[4]kmDestinationsNotes
Montgomery To Historic US 66 (N 22nd Avenue)Continuation beyond IL 48 to Historic US 66
0.00.0 I-55 Springfield, East St. Louis
IL 127 begins
Southern terminus; south end of IL 127 concurrency; I-55 exit 63
Raymond3.55.6 IL 127 south HillsboroNorth end of IL 127 concurrency
ChristianTaylorville26.743.0 IL 29 Taylorville, Pana
Macon49.078.9 US 51 Springfield, Bloomington, PanaInterchange
Decatur51.482.7 IL 105 east MonticelloWestern terminus of IL 105
53.085.3 US 36
55.188.7 IL 121 north LincolnSouth end of IL 121 concurrency
56.090.1
US 51 Bus. (Main St) Pana, Clinton, Bloomington
57.792.9 IL 121 south MattoonNorth end of IL 121 concurrency
60.597.4 I-72 Springfield, ChampaignI-72 exit 144
MaconPiatt
county line
71.6115.2 IL 32 south CiscoNorthern terminus of IL 32
72.0115.9 I-72 Decatur, ChampaignI-72 exit 156
De WittWeldon79.7128.3 IL 10 Clinton, Champaign
85.38137.41 IL 54 Clinton, Farmer CityNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

  • U.S. Roads portal
  • Illinois portal

References

KML is from Wikidata
  1. Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  2. Carlson, Rich (March 15, 2005). "Illinois Highways Page: Routes 41 thru 60". Retrieved April 7, 2006.
  3. "Route 48". Illinois Highways Ends. Retrieved April 7, 2006.
  4. Google Maps,
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