Illinois Route 89

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Illinois Route 89

IL 89 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length55.48 mi[1] (89.29 km)
Major junctions
South end IL 116 in Metamora
Major intersections
North end US 34 in LaMoille
CountryUnited States
CountiesWoodford, Marshall, Putnam, Bureau
Highway system
I-88 I-90

Illinois Route 89 (IL 89) is a 55.48-mile-long (89.29 km) rural, north–south state highway in central Illinois. It runs from U.S. Route 34 (US 34) in La Moille southward to IL 116 in Metamora. IL 26 and IL 89 are the main north–south roads between Interstate 39 (I-39)/US 51 and IL 29.[1]

Route description

IL 89 at its junction with IL 29

Starting at La Moille, IL 89 travels south and passes through the small towns of Arlington, Cherry, and Ladd, where it crosses I-80. After passing Spring Valley and crossing the Illinois River, IL 89 crosses IL 71 near Granville, then passes through McNabb. After crossing IL 18 in Magnolia and IL 17 at Varna, it then passes through LaRose and Washburn as only state highway in those two towns. It becomes North Niles Street in Metamora and ends at Mount Vernon Street, IL 116.


SBI Route 89 originally ran from Dixon to Metamora along Illinois Route 26 and Illinois 71. It was truncated north at Granville in 1938 and rerouted to La Moille.

The highway's crossing of the Illinois River in Spring Valley was replaced with a new bridge that opened on June 18, 2018. The former bridge was imploded.[3]

Major intersections

WoodfordMetamora0.00.0 IL 116 (Mt. Vernon Street)Southern terminus
Marshall18.730.1 IL 17 – Lacon, Wenona
Putnam25.240.6 IL 18 – Henry, Streator
35.056.3 IL 71 – Ottawa, Hennepin
BureauSpring Valley39.864.1
US 6 east (Dakota Street)
Southern end of IL 89 and US 6 overlap
IL 29 west
Eastern terminus of IL 29
US 6 west – Princeton
Northern end of IL 89 and US 6 overlap
43.369.7 I-80 – Moline, Rock Island, JolietExit 70 (Interstate 80); diamond interchange
55.4889.29 US 34Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  2. ^ Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved April 15, 2006.
  3. ^ Vlahos, Nick (June 19, 2018). "New Illinois River bridge opens on Route 89 at Spring Valley". Journal Star. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Google (February 24, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 89" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 24, 2017.

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