Illinois Route 54

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Illinois Route 54

33rd Division Memorial Highway
Old U.S. Route 54
IL 54 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length109.35 mi[1] (175.98 km)
Major junctions
West end I-55 near Springfield
Major intersections US 51 in Clinton
US 150 in Farmer City
I-74 in Farmer City
US 136 in Bellflower
I-57 in Onarga
East end US 45 in Onarga
CountryUnited States
CountiesChampaign, De Witt, Ford, Iroquois, Logan, McLean, Sangamon
Highway system
US 54 I-55

Illinois Route 54 (IL 54) is a 109.35-mile-long (175.98 km) east–west highway in east-central Illinois. It passes through the cities of Clinton, Gibson City, and Onarga. Its western terminus is at Interstate 55 (I-55) in Springfield. Its eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 45 (US 45) at Onarga, one mile (1.6 km) east of I-57.[1]

Route description

IL 54 runs southwest-to-northeast from Springfield. It is now mainly a local road, as I-55 and I-57 have become preferred for long distance travel in the region.


Until 1972, IL 54 was signed as US 54. US 54 now terminates between Pittsfield and Griggsville at mile marker 35 on I-72/US 36. The US 54 alignment between this point and IL 54's current western terminus has since been replaced by the combined I-72/US 36 freeway and I-55. This is a gap of 78 miles (126 km).

IL 54 south of Roberts

Major intersections

SangamonSpringfield0.000.00 Sangamon Avenue – SpringfieldContinuation beyond I-55; former US 54 west; I-55 exit 100B; serves Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
I-55 – Chicago, St. LouisSouthern terminus; I-55 exit 100A
LoganMount Pulaski Township21.835.1 IL 121 – Mt. Pulaski, Lincoln, Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, DecaturAccess via McDonald Street
DeWittClinton40.164.5 US 51
IL 10 west
West end of IL 10 overlap
US 51 Bus. (Grant Street)
IL 10 east
East end of IL 10 overlap
IL 48 south
Farmer City60.497.2 US 150 – Bloomington, Champaign
61.098.2 I-74 – Bloomington, ChampaignI-74 exit 159
McLeanBellflower Township66.5107.0 US 136
ChampaignNo major intersections
FordGibson City80.5129.6

IL 9 west / IL 47 north
West end of IL 9 / IL 47 overlap
IL 47 south
East end of IL 47 overlap
IL 9 east
East end of IL 9 overlap
IL 115 south
West end of IL 115 overlap
IL 115 north
East end of IL 115 overlap
IroquoisOnarga Township108.2174.1 I-57 – Champaign, KankakeeI-57 exit 280
Onarga109.35175.98 US 45 (Oak Street) – Gilman, BuckleyEastern terminus; road continues as Seminary Avenue
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  2. ^ Carlson, Rick. Illinois State Highways: Routes 41-60. Last update March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 20, 2006.
  3. ^ Google (February 18, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 54" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 18, 2017.

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