Illinois Route 5

Illinois Route 5 (IL 5) is a four-lane road in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States, that runs from U.S. Route 67 (US 67) in Rock Island to the interchange of Interstate 80 (I-80) and the toll-free portion of I-88, a distance of 15.78 miles (25.40 km).[1] IL 92 also continues eastbound on I-88.

Illinois Route 5
IL 5 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length15.78 mi[1] (25.40 km)
Major junctions
West end US 67 in Rock Island
  I-74 / US 6 in Moline
East end
I-80 / I-88 / IL 92 / IL 110 (CKC) in East Moline
CountiesRock Island
Highway system
IL 4US 6

Route description

IL 5 is the main road on the north bank of the Rock River, and serves the cities of Rock Island, Moline, Silvis, and Carbon Cliff.


SBI Route 5 originally ran from East Dubuque to Chicago, mostly along the current US 20. The portion that ran from Belvidere through Rockford is now known as Charles Street in Rockford, and was superseded by what is now the expressway extension of the US 20 Rockford Bypass to Belvidere.

In 1972, IL 5 was applied on the former IL 190 and what was then the tolled portion of US 30. In 1975, IL 5 was designated as the East–West Tollway and extended to Rock Island, replacing some of IL 2 in the process. In 1990, IL 5 was changed over to I-88 east of I-80, while the portion of IL 5 in the Quad Cities remained.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Rock Island County.

Rock Island0.00.0
US 67 / Great River Road Spur (11th Street)
Western terminus; western end of Great River Road Spur concurrency

Great River Road Spur (15th Street)
Eastern end of Great River Road Spur concurrency
Moline2.64.252nd Avenue – Milan (Milan Beltway)Interchange; state maintained
5.18.2 I-74 / US 6 Davenport, GalesburgCloverleaf interchange; I-74 exit 4
Carbon Cliff Avenue of the Cities / Colona Road to I-80State maintained
12.219.6 IL 84 / IL 92 west Silvis, Carbon CliffInterchange; western end of IL 92 concurrency
East Moline15.7825.40
I-80 / I-88 east / IL 92 east / IL 110 (CKC) to I-74 Sterling, Rock Falls, Des Moines, Peoria
Eastern terminus; signed as exits 1A (I-80 east) and 1B (I-80 west); eastern end of IL 92 concurrency; I-80 exit 4A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

  • Illinois portal
  • U.S. Roads portal


  1. Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  2. Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 1 thru 20. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 24, 2006.
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