U.S. Route 36 in Illinois Information

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U.S. Route 36 marker

U.S. Route 36
US  highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length216.47 mi [1] (348.37 km)
Major junctions
West end I-72 / US 36 / Route 110 in Hull
East end US 36 in Chrisman
Counties Pike, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Macon, Piatt, Moultrie, Douglas, Edgar
Highway system
IL 35 IL 37

In the U.S. state of Illinois, U.S. Route 36 is an east–west highway that runs across the central portion of the state. It runs east from Missouri over the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River with Interstate 72. The eastern terminus of U.S. 36 in Illinois is located near the unincorporated area of Raven near the Illinois- Indiana state line. This is a distance of 216.47 miles (348.37 km). [1]

Route description

U.S. 36 parallels the old Wabash Railroad from the Mississippi River at Hannibal, MO east to Decatur, IL. Norfolk Southern Railway operates on this route today.

U.S. 36 is overlapped with Interstate 72 for more than half its routing in Illinois, 133 miles (214 km). At Decatur, I-72 separates from it and travels around the city to the north, while US 36 enters the city passes through downtown on the four-lane Eldorado Street. Just beyond 19th Street, US 36 turns to the southeast on a four-lane divided alignment paralleling a railroad, exiting Decatur on the southeast side. The road crosses Lake Decatur and narrows to two lanes before turning due east. After turning east, U.S. 36 runs largely in a straight line, mostly through open country, until it exits the state.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi [2]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Mississippi River0.00.0
I-72 west / US 36 west / Route 110 (CKC) west – Hannibal
Continuation into Missouri
Mark Twain Memorial Bridge; Missouri–Illinois state line
Pike Levee Township1.21.91 IL 106 – Hull
I-172 north / IL 110 (CKC) east – Quincy
Left exit from both directions; I-172 exit 0.
Kinderhook Township10.216.410 IL 96 / IL 106 – Payson, Hull
Barry20.132.320 To IL 106 – Barry
New Salem Township31.250.231 Pittsfield, New Salem
Griggsville Township35.056.335 US 54 / IL 107 – Pittsfield, Griggsville
Scott Bloomfield Precinct45.873.746 IL 100 – Bluffs, DetroitDetroit signed westbound only
Winchester No. 2 Precinct51.983.552 To IL 106 – Winchester
Morgan Lynnville Precinct60.597.460 I-72 Bus. east / US 67 – Alton, Beardstown, JacksonvilleSigned as exits 60A (south) and 60B (north)
South Jacksonville64.1103.264 IL 267 – Alton, Jacksonville
Pisgah Precinct68.5110.268 I-72 Bus. west to IL 104 – Jacksonville
Alexander Precinct75.6121.776 Ashland, Alexander
Sangamon Island GroveNew Berlin
township line
81.9131.882 New Berlin
Springfield91.2146.891Wabash Avenue
93.8151.093 IL 4 – Springfield, Chatham
95.6153.996MacArthur Blvd
I-55 south / I-55 Bus. north (6th Street) – Springfield, St. LouisWest end of I-55 overlap; signed as exit 97 (south). Signed as exit 92A (north) westbound. I-72 westbound exits I-55 via exit 92B.
99.5160.194Stevenson Drive, East Lake Drive
101.5163.396 IL 29 (South Grand Avenue) – TaylorvilleSigned as exits 96A (south) and 96B (north)
I-55 north – Chicago
IL 97 west (Clear Lake Avenue)
East end of I-55 overlap; I-72 eastbound exits I-55 via exit 98A, I-72 westbound exits itself via exit 103A. IL 97 signed as exit 98B eastbound. Northbound I-55 signed as exit 103B westbound.
Clear Lake Township103.4166.4104 Camp Butler
107.6173.2108 Riverton, DawsonDawson signed eastbound only
Mechanicsburg Township113.7183.0114 Buffalo, Mechanicsburg, DawsonDawson signed westbound only
Illiopolis Township121.8196.0122 Mt. Auburn, Illiopolis
Macon Niantic Township127.0204.4128 Niantic
Decatur132.9213.9133 I-72 east / US 51 – Champaign, Urbana, Vandalia, BloomingtonEastern end of I-72 concurrency
136.8220.2 IL 48
US 51 Bus. (Main St, Franklin St)
One-way pair
139.6224.7 IL 105 north / IL 121Western end of IL 121 concurrency
142.7229.7 IL 121 southEastern end of IL 121 concurrency
Piatt La Place151.6244.0 IL 32
Douglas Tuscola174.3280.5 US 45
175.8282.9 I-57 – Urbana, Champaign, Effingham
Camargo180.5290.5 IL 130 southWestern end of IL 130 concurrency
181.3291.8 IL 130 northEastern end of IL 130
Edgar193.0310.6 IL 49
Chrisman207.0333.1 US 150 / IL 1
216.47348.37 US 36 eastIndiana state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  2. ^ U.S. Route 36 in Illinois

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