U.S. Route 52 in Illinois Article

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U.S. Route 52 marker

U.S. Route 52
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length215.78 mi [1] (347.26 km)
Major junctions
West end US 52 / Iowa 64 at Savanna
 
East end US 24 / US 52 east of Sheldon
Location
Counties Carroll, Ogle, Lee, LaSalle, Kendall, Will, Kankakee, Iroquois
Highway system
US 51 IL 53

U.S. Route 52 (US 52) in the state of Illinois, is a surface road that traverses the north central and eastern portions of the state. It runs from the Savanna-Sabula Bridge over the Mississippi River between Sabula, Iowa, and Savanna with Illinois Route 64 (IL 64) southeast to the Indiana state line near Sheldon with US 24. This is a distance of 215.78 miles (347.26 km).

Route description

US 52 near the split with US 6 in Joliet

US 52 travels southeast from the Savanna–Sabula Bridge at the terminus of Iowa Highway 64 (Iowa 64) and IL 64 in Savanna, going through the cities of Dixon, Amboy and Mendota.

US 52 then turns due south and then east, crossing Interstate 39 (I-29) and US 51 near Troy Grove. It continues east, traveling through Shorewood and then through the southern portion of Joliet, where it is a major thoroughfare in the city of Joliet (Jefferson Street), avoiding the city of Chicago proper. It joins with US 45 through Kankakee, and then travels concurrently with US 24, east of Watseka to the Indiana state line.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi [2]kmDestinationsNotes
Jackson Union Township US 52 north / Iowa 64 west – Clinton, BellevueContinuation into Iowa
Mississippi River0.000.00 Savanna–Sabula Bridge
Carroll Savanna0.130.21
IL 84 north / Great River Road (National Route) north (Main Street) – Galena
Western ends of IL 84 and Great River Road overlaps
2.193.52
IL 84 south / Great River Road (National Route) south (Viaduct Road) – East Moline
Eastern ends of IL 84 and Great River Road overlaps
Mount Carroll11.0917.85 IL 78 (Clay Street) to IL 40 – Morrison
Lanark18.6930.08 IL 73 north (Broad Street) – Pearl City, Lena
Rock Creek–Lima Township28.6246.06 IL 64 east – DixonEastern end of IL 64 overlap
Ogle Buffalo Township35.056.3 IL 26 north – ForrestonWestern end of IL 26 overlap
Lee Dixon49.379.3 IL 2 south (Everett Street) / Lincoln Highway – SterlingWestern end of IL 2 overlap
49.880.1 IL 2 north (2nd Street) – RockfordEastern end of IL 2 overlap
50.180.6
IL 26 south (Galena Avenue) to I-88 / IL 110 (CKC) – Princeton, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
Eastern end of IL 26 overlap
50.581.3 IL 38 east (Franklin Grove Road) / Lincoln Highway – Rochelle
Franklin GroveAmboy
township line
60.196.7 US 30 to I-39 – Rock Falls, Aurora
LaSalle Mendota78.0125.5 IL 251 north (East 2nd Road, 13th Avenue) – RochelleNorthern end of IL 251 overlap
79.0127.1 US 34 (Washington Street) – La Moille, Earlville
Troy Grove Township84.4135.8 IL 251 south (East 2nd Road) – PeruSouthern end of IL 251 overlap
Troy GroveOphir
township line
88.5142.4 I-39 / US 51 – LaSalle, Peru, Rockford
Freedom Township99.4160.0 IL 23 south (E. 17th Road) – OttawaWestern end of IL 23 overlap
FreedomSerena
township line
101.6163.5 IL 23 north (E. 18th Road) – DeKalbEastern end of IL 23 overlap
Mission Township110.3177.5 IL 71
Kendall Lisbon Township122.2196.7 IL 47 – Morris, Yorkville
Will Shorewood134.7216.8 IL 59 / Historic US 66 (Will Rogers Highway)Alternate route of Historic US 66
135.2217.6 I-55 – Chicago, Bloomington, Normal
Joliet138.5222.9 IL 7 (Larkin Avenue)
140.7226.4 US 6 west (Railroad Street)Western end of US 6 overlap
141.2227.2 US 6 east / IL 53 north / Historic US 66Eastern end of US 6 overlap; northern end of IL 53 overlap
141.6227.9 I-80 – Gary, Indiana, Moline, Rock Island
142.0228.5 IL 53 south / Historic US 66 – WilmingtonSouthern end of IL 53 overlap
Peotone Township159.4256.5 US 45 north – FrankfortNorthern end of US 45 overlap
Kankakee Bourbonnais173.1278.6 IL 102 west (Main Street NW) – Wilmington
Kankakee175.5282.4 IL 17 west (Court Street) – DwightWestern end of IL 17 overlap
175.9283.1 IL 17 east (Court Street)Eastern end of IL 17 overlap
176.5284.0 IL 115 south (McCullin Drive)
177.2285.2 IL 50 north (Schuyler Avenue)
179.1288.2 I-57 – Chicago, Champaign
Iroquois Ashkum Township192.2309.3 US 45 south / IL 49 south – Ashkum, Crescent CitySouthern end of US 45 overlap
Martinton Township199.3320.7 IL 1 – Martinton, Watseka
Sheldon213.8344.1 US 24 west – WatsekaWestern end of US 24 overlap
Sheldon Township215.78347.26 US 24 east / US 52 east – KentlandContinuation into Indiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2007). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  2. ^ Google (March 20, 2017). "Overview Map of US 52" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 20, 2017.


U.S. Route 52
Previous state:
Iowa
Illinois Next state:
Indiana