Illinois Route 97
Illinois Route 97 (IL 97) is a north–south state highway in the central and western portions of the U.S. state of Illinois. It extends from exit 98 on Interstate 55 (I-55) in Springfield northwest to U.S. Highway 150 (US 150) near Galesburg. It crosses over the Illinois River on a bridge west of Havana. This is a distance of 104.43 miles (168.06 km).
Illinois Route 97
|Maintained by IDOT|
|Length||104.43 mi (168.06 km)|
|Counties||Sangamon, Menard, Mason, Fulton, Knox|
In Menard County, along a concurrency with IL 123 in New Salem, it passes Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site near Petersburg, the home of Abraham Lincoln in the 1830s. It afterwards passes through Mason County. The road enters Fulton County immediately after crossing a bridge concurrent with US 136 and IL 78.
It then passes both the Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge and Dickson Mounds State Memorial. Afterwards, it drops the concurrency with IL 78 and US 136 but picks up US 24. During and after it gains concurrency with IL 100, it heads north throughout hills. It enters Knox County after a brief concurrency with IL 9. It continues north through hills until its northern terminus at US 150 near Galesburg.
|Sangamon||Springfield||0.0||0.0||No control city for southbound I-55/westbound I-72; US 36 is not signed|
|3.6||5.8||Walnut Street||Grade separation eastbound; at-grade intersection westbound|
|Menard||||20.1||32.3||South end of IL 123 overlap|
|Petersburg||25.1||40.4||North end of IL 123 overlap|
|Mason||Havana||49.3||79.3||South end of US 136 overlap|
|49.8||80.1||South end of IL 78 overlap|
|Fulton||||50.8||81.8||North end of US 136 overlap|
|||57.5||92.5||South end of US 24 overlap; north end of IL 78 overlap|
|Lewistown||61.0||98.2||South end of IL 100 overlap; north end of US 24 overlap|
|62.5||100.6||North end of IL 100 overlap|
|||73.9||118.9||South end of IL 9 overlap|
|||75.9||122.1||North end of IL 9 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 March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 20, 2006.
- Delorme Illinois Atlas & Gazetter
- Google (October 4, 2014). "Overview of IL 97" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 4, 2014.