Illinois Route 132


Illinois Route 132

Infobox Illinois state route
article_route = 132
length_mi = 13.57
length_km = 21.83
direction = East-west
starting_terminus =
ending_terminus =
counties = Lake
cities = Lindenhurst, Gurnee, Lake Villa
established = 1950Carlson, Rick. [http://www.n9jig.com/121-140.html Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 121 thru 140] . Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2006.]
prev_route = 131
next_route = 133

Illinois Route 132 is an arterial state road that connects Illinois Route 59 near Lake Villa, with Illinois Route 131 in Waukegan. It is known as Grand Avenue for its entire length, and Grand Avenue extends west beyond Lindenhurst to near U.S. Route 12, 12 miles west. Though Illinois 132 is one of the busiest state highways in Illinois, it is only 13.57 miles long (21.83 km). [Illinois Technology Transfer Center. [http://www.dot.state.il.us/gist2/select.html T2 GIS Data] . Retrieved April 7, 2006. As documented in .]

Route description

Illinois 132 is most likely numbered in this segment because it serves the bustling town of Gurnee. Grand Avenue is the main road to both the Gurnee Mills Shopping Center and Six Flags Great America. At this point Illinois 132 is a divided, six lane road -- its length wavers between 2 and 6 lanes around Gurnee.

History

SBI Route 132 was initially what is now Illinois Route 121 from Decatur to Mattoon in central Illinois; in 1937, Illinois 121 replaced Illinois 131 and Illinois 132. In 1950 it was reassigned to the whole stretch of Grand Avenue; in 1967 it was dropped east of Illinois 131 and west of Illinois Route 59.

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