Illinois Route 33

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Illinois Route 33

IL 33 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length97.17 mi[1] (156.38 km)
ExistedNovember 5, 1918[3]–present
Major junctions
West end IL 128 in Beecher City
Major intersections I-57 / I-70 in Effingham
US 40 / US 45 / IL 32 in Effingham
South[2] end US 50 in Lawrenceville
CountryUnited States
CountiesEffingham, Jasper, Crawford, Lawrence
Highway system
IL 32 US 34

Illinois Route 33 (IL 33) is a multidirectional highway in southeastern Illinois, with its western terminus at Illinois Route 128 on the FayetteEffingham county line near Beecher City and its southern terminus at U.S. Route 50 east of Lawrenceville. It also overlaps Illinois Route 32 from Shumway to Effingham. The east–west portion of the highway is roughly 75 miles (121 km) long, and the north–south portion is about 22 miles (35 km) in length. This makes for a total distance of 97.17 miles (156.38 km).[1]

Route description

IL 33 westbound

Illinois 33 is a largely rural state highway. It runs east from near Beecher City to meet Illinois Route 32 in Shumway. Through Effingham it is Fayette Avenue and Willow Street. Continuing to the southeast, it runs through the small towns of Dieterich and Wheeler. It then travel through Newton and joins with Illinois Route 130 and goes north. Two miles north of Newton it branches off and travels east through Oblong and then to Robinson. In Palestine, the road runs along Washington and Franklin Streets before turning south on Jackson Street and leaving the city.

IL 33 approaching its southern terminus at US 50

Illinois 33 continues south, parallel to the Wabash River and beneath U.S. Route 50. There is no intersection at this point.[2] Illinois 33 then travels west (along the old alignment of U.S. 50) and then back north to meet its terminus at a full interchange with U.S. 50.


SBI Route 33 originally was Effingham to Gordon (near Robinson). In 1937,[4] 1941 and 1948, extensions were made east to Palestine, west to Beecher City, and then south to U.S. 50 to complete the route.[3]

Major intersections

county line
0.00.0 IL 128Western terminus
IL 32 north
West end of IL 32 overlap
Effingham14.122.7 I-57 / I-70 – Mt. Vernon, East St. Louis, Champaign, Terre HauteI-57 exit 160

US 40 west (Henrietta Street) / IL 32 ends
East end of IL 32 overlap; West end of US 40 overlap; Southern terminus of IL 32
US 45 south (Banker Street)
West end of US 45 overlap
US 45 north (3rd Street)
East end of US 45 overlap
US 40 east (Fayette Avenue)
East end of US 40 overlap
IL 130 south (Van Buren Street)
West end of IL 130 overlap
IL 130 north
East end of IL 130 overlap
IL 49 north
Southern terminus of IL 49
CrawfordGordon66.1106.4 IL 1
Palestine Lincoln Heritage Trail (Main Street)North end of Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap
Lincoln Heritage Trail  / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Eastern Branch) begins – Vincennes
South end of Lincoln Heritage Trail overlap; eastern terminus of Lincoln Heritage Trail Eastern Branch
Lincoln Heritage Trail (Eastern Branch) (Old Route 50)South end of Lincoln Heritage Trail Eastern Branch overlap
97.17156.38 US 50 – Lawrenceville, VincennesSouthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  2. ^ a b Burmaster, Bill. "Illinois Route 33". Retrieved 2006-04-03.
  3. ^ a b Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 21 thru 40. Last updated March 15, 2006. Retrieved April 3, 2006.
  4. ^ "State Highway Markings to be Changed". The Daily Journal-Gazette. Mattoon, Illinois. March 29, 1937. p. 1. Retrieved February 1, 2017 – via
  5. ^ Google Maps, [1]

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