Illinois Route 29

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Illinois Route 29

IL 29 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length175.36 mi[1] (282.21 km)
ExistedNovember 5, 1918[2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 51 / IL 16 in Pana
Major intersections I-55 / I-72 / US 36 in Springfield
US 136 in Mason City
I-474 / US 24 in Creve Coeur
US 150 / IL 8 in East Peoria
I-74 in East Peoria
I-74 in Peoria
US 150 in Peoria
I-180 / IL 26 in Princeton
North end US 6 / IL 89 in Spring Valley
CountryUnited States
CountiesChristian, Sangamon, Menard, Mason, Tazewell, Peoria, Marshall, Putnam, Bureau
Highway system
IL 26 US 30
US 24IL 24 IL 25

Illinois Route 29 (IL 29) is a two to four lane state highway that runs south from U.S. Route 6/Illinois Route 89 at Spring Valley to U.S. Route 51/Illinois Route 16 at Pana, running through Pekin, Peoria and Springfield. The nearest major north–south highway, Interstate 39, runs parallel to Illinois 29, but approximately fifty miles to the east. Illinois 29 is 175.36 miles (282.21 km) long.[1]

Route description

Northern terminus of IL 29 at US 6 and IL 89

Illinois 29 runs near the right bank (going down stream) which is (north and west) of the Illinois River from Spring Valley to Peoria. Starting at U.S. 6/Illinois 89 at the north edge of Spring Valley, the road passes through the small towns of Putnam and Henry, intersecting Illinois Route 18 at Henry. In Sparland, Illinois 29 intersects Illinois Route 17. It then runs beneath the bluff at Hopewell before becoming 4th Street, the main north–south artery through Chillicothe.

From the north end of Illinois Route 6 at Mossville south through Peoria and Peoria Heights, Route 29 is named Galena Road until it crosses U.S. Route 150 at the McClugage Bridge; from there the road is named Adams Street. In downtown Peoria, 29 splits from Adams Street onto Interstate 74 on the Murray Baker Bridge, where it crosses the Illinois River to East Peoria.

In East Peoria, Route 29 splits from Interstate 74 and proceeds south, entering Creve Coeur on Main Street and providing an interchange with Interstate 474. It enters Pekin as 8th Street and forks off as 5th Street before a short concurrency with Illinois Route 9 near the Pekin Bridge. Splitting onto 2nd Street (southbound) and 3rd Street (northbound) before crossing the bridge, Route 29 exits Pekin as 2nd Street, passing the Federal Correctional Institution, Pekin, and from there goes substantially directly south through Mason City to Springfield.

IL 29 in Peoria just north of the McClugage Bridge

Route 29 enters Springfield at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, and runs around the north and east sides of the city. After leaving Springfield at an interchange with Interstate 55/Interstate 72/U.S. Route 36, Route 29 runs southeast through Taylorville, passing the end of Illinois Route 104 and crossing Illinois Route 48, then ending at U.S. Route 51/Illinois Route 16 in Pana.


Route 29 was established in 1918, and ran from DePue to Peoria. It was extended twice over Illinois Route 24 in 1936 and 1940, and in 1942 replaced an old alignment of U.S. Route 6 from Bureau Junction to Spring Valley.[2]

The routing of Route 29 through Peoria was changed in 2012. That same year, U.S. Route 24 was rerouted over the river along a more southwestern alignment. 29 was relocated from the Cedar Street Bridge to the Murray Baker Bridge, which carries Interstate 74.

Major intersections

ChristianPana0.00.0 US 51 / IL 16 (Jackson Street / Cedar Street) – Vandalia, Mattoon, DecaturSouthern terminus
To Poplar Street south / US 51 – Vandalia
To IL 48 – Assumption, Decatur, Raymond, Christian County Historical Museum
Grade separated, access via East Main Cross Street
IL 104 west – Kincaid, Jacksonville, Sangchris Lake State Park
Eastern terminus of IL 104
SangamonSpringfield40.665.3 I-55 / I-72 / US 36I-55 exit 96; cloverleaf interchange
41.967.4 IL 97

I-55 BL south / Historic US 66 west (Peoria Road) / Sangamon Avenue – Benedictine University, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
South end of I-55 Bus. / Historic US 66 overlap
Historic US 66 (1926-30) west (Taintor Road)

I-55 BL north / Historic US 66 east (Peoria Road) to I-55
North end of I-55 Bus. / Historic US 66 overlap; north end of IL 4 overlap
IL 4 south (Veterans Parkway) / J. David Jones Parkway – Chatham, Springfield, Illinois State Military Museum
South end of IL 4 overlap

IL 123 east to I-55
South end of IL 123 overlap
IL 123 west – Petersburg, Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
North end of IL 123 overlap
Mason76.4123.0 IL 10 – Easton, Mason City
US 136 west – Havana, Manito
South end of US 136 overlap
US 136 east – McLean
North end of US 136 overlap
IL 122 east – Bloomington
Western terminus of IL 122
IL 9 west (Ann Eliza Street)
South end of IL 9 overlap
IL 9 east (Margaret Street)
North end of IL 9 overlap
PekinNorth Pekin line108.4174.5
IL 98 east – Morton
Western terminus of IL 98
Creve Coeur110.6178.0
I-474 / US 24 west – Galesburg, Bloomington
South end of US 24 overlap; I-474 exit 9
East Peoria113.7183.0

IL 8 west / IL 116 west – Peoria
Interchange; south end of IL 8 / IL 116 overlap

US 150 east / IL 8 east (East Camp Street)
North end of IL 8 overlap; south end of US 150 overlap; interchange

I-74 east / US 24 east / US 150 west / IL 116 east – Bloomington
South end of I-74 overlap; north end of US 24 / US 150 / IL 116 overlap; I-74 exit 95A
115.2185.4Riverfront Drive, Bob Michel BridgeDowntown Peoria
Illinois River115.8186.4Murray Baker Bridge
I-74 west / Illinois River Road south – Galesburg
North end of I-74 overlap; south end of Illinois River Road overlap; I-74 exit 93
US 150 (War Memorial Drive, McClugage Bridge) to US 24 – Washington
IL 6 south – Peoria
Northern terminus of IL 6

IL 17 east to I-39 – Lacon
South end of IL 17 overlap

IL 17 west to IL 40 – Wyoming, Galva
North end of IL 17 overlap
IL 18 east – Magnolia, Business District
Western terminus of IL 18

CR 16 west to I-180 – Hennepin, Tiskilwa, Kewanee
Eastern terminus of CR 16
IL 26 south – Hennepin
South end of IL 26 overlap
Bureau Junction162.7261.8
IL 26 north / Illinois River Road – Princeton
North end of IL 26 overlap; Illinois River Road spur to Princeton
Spring Valley175.36282.21 US 6 / IL 89 / Illinois River Road north – Ladd, Spring Valley, LaSalleNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  2. ^ a b Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways Page: Routes 21 thru 40. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2006.
  3. ^ Google Maps, [1]

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