Illinois Route 96
Illinois Route 96 (IL 96) is a 141.16-mile-long (227.17 km) north–south state road in far western Illinois. It runs from IL 100 in Kampsville, not far from a ferry crossing across the Illinois River, to IL 94 north of Terre Haute.
Illinois Route 96
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length||141.16 mi (227.17 km)|
|Counties||Calhoun, Adams, Pike, Hancock, Henderson|
Illinois 96 follows much of the Great River Road in Illinois north from Kampsville, where it runs west to the Mississippi River and then turns north, passing U.S. Route 54 at a rural intersection and Interstate 72 at an old terminus near Kinderhook. It overlaps Illinois Route 106 west of Kinderhook and then runs parallel to Illinois Route 57 into Quincy. Within Quincy it follows 36th Street, State Street and 24th Street before overlapping briefly with U.S. Route 24. It also overlaps U.S. Route 136 in Hamilton, IL (across from Keokuk, Iowa) and Illinois Route 9 from Niota to Dallas City, Illinois. Between Hamilton and Dallas City, Illinois 96 also passes through historic Nauvoo along Durphy and Mulholland Streets, two major streets that intersect in the middle of the town.
SBI Route 96 originally followed the modern-day Illinois 96 from Niota south to Kinderhook. In 1941, the state announced that IL 96 was extended north through Dallas City and Lomax to Terre Haute. Various state route designations (IL 96A) were used for Carmen Road between Lomax and Gulfport until the 1965 Mississippi River floods. In March 1941, IL 96 was extended south to Hamburg to a historical ferry crossing. The Hamburg ferry stopped running in 1960. In 1950, Illinois 96 was rerouted into Kampsville, where another ferry crossing is located nearby on Illinois Route 108.
|Calhoun||Kampsville||0.0||0.0||south end of Great River Road overlap|
|Mozier||7.3||11.7||Mississippi River Road - Hamburg|
|Pike||||19.7||31.7||County Highway 10 - Nebo|
|Pleasant Hill||20.6||33.2||Main Street - Martinsburg|
|New Canton||38.8||62.4||Mississippi Street - Barry, El Dara|
|Kinderhook||44.4||71.5||south end of IL 106 overlap|
|Hull||47.0||75.6||north end of IL 106 overlap|
|||47.4||76.3||I-72 exit 10|
|||48.0||77.2||north end of Great River Road overlap; former IL 57|
|Adams||||62.8||101.1||I-172 exit 10|
|||73.2||117.8||south end of US 24 / Great River Road / Lincoln Heritage Trail spur overlap|
|||73.8||118.8||north end of US 24 / Lincoln Heritage Trail spur overlap; south end of Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap|
|Ursa||78.4||126.2||Maple Street - Meyer, Bear Creek Public Use Area, Canton Toll Ferry|
|Hancock||||98.3||158.2||north end of Great River Road overlap|
|Hamilton||102.2||164.5||south end of US 136 overlap|
|102.8||165.4||south end of Great River Road spur overlap|
|102.9||165.6||north end of US 136 / Great River Road spur overlap; south end of Great River Road overlap|
|Niota||123.7||199.1||south end of IL 9 overlap; north end of Great River Road (National Route) overlap (IL 96 north of here is an alternate route of the Great River Road)|
|Dallas City||130.3||209.7||north end of IL 9 overlap|
|Henderson||Lomax||136.3||219.4||north end of Great River Road / Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
- Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved April 20, 2006.
- "New State Road Map Completed". Edwardsville Intelligencer. March 22, 1941. p. 2. Retrieved November 6, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- Google (February 25, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 96" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 25, 2017.