Illinois Route 96

Illinois Route 96 (IL 96) is a 141.16-mile-long (227.17 km) northsouth 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.[1]

Illinois Route 96
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length141.16 mi[1] (227.17 km)
Major junctions
South end IL 100 in Kampsville
  US 54 in Rockport
I-72 / US 36 in Kinderhook

I-172 / IL 110 (CKC) in Quincy
US 24 in Quincy
US 136 in Hamilton
North end IL 94 in Lomax
CountiesCalhoun, Adams, Pike, Hancock, Henderson
Highway system
IL 95IL 97

Route description

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.[3] 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.[2]

Major intersections

CalhounKampsville0.00.0 IL 100 / Great River Road south / Illinois River Road Detroit, Alton, Archeological Museumsouth end of Great River Road overlap
Mozier7.311.7Mississippi River Road - Hamburg
Pike19.731.7County Highway 10 - Nebo
Pleasant Hill20.633.2Main Street - Martinsburg
US 54 / Great River Road Spur Louisiana, Pittsfield, Pike Station River Access
New Canton38.862.4Mississippi Street - Barry, El Dara
Kinderhook44.471.5 IL 106 east (Quincy Street) Barrysouth end of IL 106 overlap
Hull47.075.6 IL 106 west Hullnorth end of IL 106 overlap
47.476.3 I-72 / US 36 Quincy, Hannibal, SpringfieldI-72 exit 10
48.077.2 Great River Road north (County Highway 57) Quincynorth end of Great River Road overlap; former IL 57
I-172 / IL 110 (CKC) to I-72 Hannibal, Quincy, Macomb
I-172 exit 10
Quincy68.6110.4 IL 104 (Broadway Street)
US 24 west / Great River Road (National Route) south / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Western Branch) spur Quincy
south end of US 24 / Great River Road / Lincoln Heritage Trail spur overlap
73.8118.8 US 24 east / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Western Branch) south Quincy Airport, Mount Sterlingnorth end of US 24 / Lincoln Heritage Trail spur overlap; south end of Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap
Ursa78.4126.2Maple Street - Meyer, Bear Creek Public Use Area, Canton Toll Ferry
78.5126.3 IL 61 north
Great River Road (National Route) north Warsaw, Warsaw Historical District
north end of Great River Road overlap
Hamilton102.2164.5 US 136 east Carthagesouth end of US 136 overlap
Great River Road Spur (7th Street) Wildcat Springs Park
south end of Great River Road spur overlap
US 136 west / Great River Road (National Route) south Keokuk
north end of US 136 / Great River Road spur overlap; south end of Great River Road overlap
IL 9 west / Great River Road (National Route) north (Fort Madison Bridge) Fort Madison
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 City130.3209.7 IL 9 east La Harpenorth end of IL 9 overlap
HendersonLomax136.3219.4 Great River Road north / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Western Branch) north (Carman Road) to US 34north end of Great River Road / Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap
141.16227.17 IL 94 Biggsville, La Harpe
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  2. Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved April 20, 2006.
  3. "New State Road Map Completed". Edwardsville Intelligencer. March 22, 1941. p. 2. Retrieved November 6, 2015 via
  4. Google (February 25, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 96" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
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