Illinois Route 49
Illinois Route 49 (IL 49) is a 140.86-mile-long (226.69 km) north–south state highway in east-central Illinois. It runs from Willow Hill at IL 33 north to the beginning of the U.S. Route 45/52 concurrency near Ashkum.
Illinois Route 49
IL 49 highlighted in red
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length||140.86 mi (226.69 km)|
|Counties||Jasper, Cumberland, Clark, Coles, Edgar, Douglas, Champaign, Vermilion, Iroquois|
SBI Route 49 originally ran from Willow Hill all the way to Chicago along what is now U.S. Route 52/45 and Illinois Route 50. In February 1933, the section of IL 49 from Kankakee to Chicago was designated as part of the Egyptian Highway. In 1942, U.S. Route 54 was extended to Chicago along Illinois 49 north of Kankakee. In 1969, Illinois 49 was truncated to its current northern end. When U.S. 54 was pulled back to Pittsfield in 1972, Illinois 50 took the place of Illinois 49 and U.S. 54.
||No major junctions|
|||23.3||37.5||I-70 exit 129|
|Coles||||38.7||62.3||south end of IL 16 concurrency|
|Edgar||Kansas||41.3||66.5||north end of IL 16 concurrency|
|Champaign||Ogden||80.9||130.2||south end of US 150 concurrency|
|Vermilion||||83.9||135.0||north end of US 150 concurrency|
|||84.7||136.3||I-74 exit 200|
|||97.5||156.9||south end of US 136 concurrency|
|||98.3||158.2||north end of US 136 concurrency|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
- Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 41 thru 60. Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 7, 2006.
- "Chicago to Cairo Route Designated Egyptian Highway". The Decatur Herald. February 22, 1933. p. 8. Retrieved December 8, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Google Maps,