Illinois Route 9
Illinois Route 9 (IL 9) is a 218.31-mile-long (351.34 km) cross-state, east–west rural state highway in the central part of the U.S. state of Illinois. It travels from Niota at the Fort Madison Toll Bridge, that crosses the Mississippi River into Iowa, eastward across central Illinois to State Road 26 (SR 26) at the Indiana state line.
Illinois Route 9
IL 9 highlighted in red
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length||218.31 mi (351.34 km)|
|Existed||November 5, 1918–present|
|Counties||Hancock, McDonough, Fulton, Peoria, Tazewell, McLean, Ford, Vermilion|
Illinois Route 9 runs eastward from the Mississippi River at the Fort Madison Toll Bridge to the Indiana state line near Cheneyville at SR 26 and SR 352. It crosses the Illinois River on the John T. McNaughton Bridge at Pekin, where it becomes known as Court Street in the city. It has an interchange with I-155 at Tremont; I-55/I-74 at Bloomington; and Interstate 57 (I-57) at Paxton.
IL 9 was established in 1918 as one of the original 46 State Bond Issue Route (SBI) routes. The routing of IL 9 has had two major changes since its establishment.
The original western terminus was in Hamilton, at the old Keokuk Rail Bridge completed in 1916 and then proceeded east through Carthage and Macomb (county seats of Hancock and McDonough counties), 9 miles (14 km) east of Macomb, southwest of New Philadelphia, the highway turned north to Bushnell and then proceeded east along the current IL 9 alignment to Canton, Peoria County, and Pekin.
- US 136, Hamilton to New Philadelphia,
- IL 41, New Philadelphia to Bushnell
- IL 9, Bushnell to Indiana state line.
This current highway moved north to terminate in Niota at the Fort Madison Toll Bridge (longest double-deck swing-span bridge in the world) after its completion in July 1928. The route parallels the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and Mississippi River to Dallas City then turns slightly southeast to LaHarpe. From LaHarpe, the highway parallels the original Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway right-of way to Bushnell.
From 1935 to 1937, IL 9 traveled a different route from Pekin to Bloomington, that original route is now posted as:
Portions of IL 9 are being considered for the IL 336 project from Peoria to Macomb.
|Mississippi River||0.0||0.0||Continuation into Iowa, historical Waubonsie Trail.|
|Fort Madison Toll Bridge|
|Hancock||Niota||0.9||1.4||Western end of IL 96 concurrency|
|Dallas City||7.3||11.7||Eastern end of IL 96 concurrency|
|||14.0||22.5||Western end of IL 94 concurrency|
|LaHarpe||20.0||32.2||Eastern end of IL 94 concurrency|
|Bushnell||49.7||80.0||Western end of IL 41 concurrency|
|||54.0||86.9||Eastern end of IL 41 concurrency|
|Banner||80.8||130.0||Western end of US 24 concurrency|
|Peoria||Orchard Mines||94.6||152.2||Eastern end of US 24 concurrency|
|Illinois River||96.3||155.0||John T. McNaughton Bridge|
|Tazewell||Pekin||96.5||155.3||One-way street, outbound access only; western end of IL 29 concurrency|
|96.55||155.38||One-way street, inbound access only|
|96.8||155.8||Eastern end of IL 29 concurrency|
|Tremont||107.0||172.2||I-155 exit 25|
|McLean||Bloomington Heights||131.0||210.8||Western end of US 150 concurrency|
|133.0||214.0||I-55 exit 160|
|135.5||218.1||Eastern end of US 150 concurrency|
|||144||232||Southern terminus of IL 165|
|Ford||Gibson City||169||272||Western end of IL 47 concurrency|
|170||270||Western end of IL 54 concurrency|
|170.5||274.4||Eastern end of IL 47 concurrency|
|171||275||Western end of IL 54 concurrency; serves Gibson Area Hospital|
|||181||291||Southern terminus of IL 115|
|Paxton||183||295||I-57 exit 261|
|183.8||295.8||Western end of US 45 concurrency|
|184||296||Eastern end of US 45 concurrency|
|Grant Township||215||346||SR 26 continues into Indiana|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
U.S. Roads portal Illinois portal
- Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
- Carlson, Rick. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 1 thru 20. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 28, 2006.
- "Illinois 336, Peoria to Macomb Study". Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
- "Illinois 336 (Peoria to Macomb) Project Study". Illinois Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
- Google (21 December 2018). "IL9 from Niota, IL to east of Cheneyville, IL" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
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