Illinois Route 16


Illinois Route 16

Infobox Illinois state route
article_route = 16
length_mi = 174.66
length_round = 2
length_ref = cite web |author=Illinois Technology Transfer Center |url=http://www.dot.state.il.us/gist2/select.html |title=T2 GIS Data |accessdate=2007-11-08 |date=2007]
direction = East-west
starting_terminus =
ending_terminus =
counties = Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Christian, Shelby, Moultrie, Coles, Edgar
cities = Jerseyville, Gillespie, Litchfield, Hillsboro, Nokomis, Pana, Shelbyville, Mattoon, Charleston, Paris
established = 1918Carlson, Rich. [http://www.n9jig.com/1-20.html Illinois Highways Page: Routes 1 thru 20] . Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 2, 2006.]
prev_route = 15
next_route = 17

Illinois Route 16 is an arterial east-west highway in central Illinois. Its western terminus is at the Joe Page Bridge over the Illinois River in Hardin, while its eastern terminus is at Paris at Illinois Route 1 and U.S. Route 150, with Illinois Route 133. This is a distance of convert|174.66|mi|km|2.

Route description

Illinois 16 is a major east-west state highway in Central Illinois. It runs east from Hardin to Hillsboro, and then turns northeast to Pana. Illinois 16 then continues east to Paris. It overlaps Illinois 133 shortly before entering Paris.

In Paris, Illinois 16 and Illinois 133 terminate at the intersection of Jasper and Main/Central Streets. Illinois 16/133 run west from this intersection, while U.S. 150 runs north and east. Illinois 1 runs north and south.

History

SBI Route 16 was established in 1918, running originally from Litchfield east to Paris. In 1962, a new 4-lane highway was built from Mattoon to Charleston; this became Illinois 16, while the old alignment became Illinois Route 316, which was dropped sometime in the 1970s.

Major Cities

*Hardin
*Fieldon
*Jerseyville
*Gillespie
*Litchfield
*Hillsboro
*Witt
*Nokomis
*Pana
*Shelbyville
*Windsor
*Mattoon
*Charleston
*Paris

External links

* [http://illi-indi.com/il_EndsPage.php?id=1016&section=1 Illinois Highway Ends: Illinois Route 16]

References


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