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Interstate 74 Illinois
Westbound - Interstate 57 to Interstate 55

Highway Information

Miles 220.34
Counties Traveled
Through
Rock Island, Henry,
Knox, Peoria,
Tazewell, Woodford,
McLean, De Witt,
Piatt, Champaign,
Vermilion
Cities Moline, Galesburg,
Peoria, Bloomington,
Champaign, Urbana,
Danville
Major Junctions Interstate 280
(Exit 5)

Interstate 80
(Exit 14)

Interstate 474
(Exit 87 & Exit 99)

Interstate 155
(Exit 101)

Interstate 55
(Exit 127 & Exit 134A)

Interstate 57
(Exits 179A-B)

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
93 (42%)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
Interstate 55
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
Indiana State Line

Pictures

Westbound:

Indiana State Line to Interstate 57

Interstate 57 to Interstate 55

Interstate 74 West
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 174 - Prairieview Road - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Champaign County 50 (Prairieview Road) north to the Lake of the Woods Park and the Early American Museum. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 174 - Prairieview Road - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 174 - Prairieview Road. There was no sign just before the exit. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
U.S. 150 is less than one-quarter mile to the south. The Lake of the Woods Park is one mile to the northwest. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 172 - Illinois 47 - 1 mile. Illinois 47 begins at Illinois 10 six miles to the south and travels north to the Wisconsin state line. It stays just to the west of where the suburban sprawl of Chicagoland has gone to. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 172 - Illinois 47 - 1/2 mile. Mahomet (pop. 4,877) is just to the south of the upcoming diamond interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 172 - Illinois 47 - Gibson City/Mahomet. Gibson City is 19 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 166 - Piatt County 2 - 1 mile. Mansfield (pop. 949) is located on U.S. 150 just south of Interstate 74. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 166 - Piatt County 2 - 1/2 mile. Exit 166 is the only Interstate 74 exit in Piatt County. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 166 - Piatt County 2 - Mansfield. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 159 - Illinois 54 - 1 mile. Illinois 54 is old U.S. 54 between Springfield and Onarga. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Illinois 54 West to Clinton Lake. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 159 - Illinois 54 - 1/2 mile. Farmer City (pop. 2,055) is located in northeast De Witt County. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 159 - Illinois 54 - Farmer City. Clinton (pop. 7,485) is 19 miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching the De Witt County rest area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching the De Witt County rest area - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at the De Witt County rest area. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 152 - U.S. 136 - 1 mile. U.S. 136 through this part of Illinois is very straight. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 152 - U.S. 136 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 152 - U.S. 136 - Rantoul/Heyworth. Heyworth is 14 miles to the west, and Rantoul is 31 miles to the east. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 149 - McLean County 21 - 1 mile. The city of Le Roy is located on U.S. 150, which is now on the north side of Interstate 74. (Photo taken 7/14/05)
Use McLean County 21 north to the Moraine View State Park. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 149 - McLean County 21 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Head south on McLean County 21 to Clinton Lake. The lake is 11 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 149 - McLean County 21 - Le Roy. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 142 - McLean County 36 - 1 mile. McLean County 36 travels from McLean County 59 to the Moraine View State Park. Downs (pop. 776) is located just northeast of the interstate along U.S. 150. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 142 - McLean County 36 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 142 - McLean County 36 - Downs. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 135 - U.S. 51 South/Business U.S. 51 North - 2 miles. U.S. 51 bypasses Bloomington-Normal along Interstates 55 and 74. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Bloomington Exits sign on Interstate 74 West, 1 1/2 miles east of U.S. 51. Business Loop Interstate 55 is three miles ahead, and the U.S. 150/Illinois 9 junction is six miles ahead. The twin cities of Bloomington (pop. 64,808) and Normal (pop. 45,386) are home to Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Interstate 74 West and Interstate 55 North to Interstate 39 and U.S. 51 North. Interstate 39 begins one mile east of the northern split of Interstate 55 and Interstate 74. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 135 - U.S. 51 South/Business U.S. 51 North - 1 mile. Business U.S. 51 is Main Street through both Bloomington and Normal. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
I think this sign is telling us to use Business U.S. 51 North to Normal and Illinois State University, although it may have once said use Interstate 55 North to Exit 165. Notice the bottom line; it says "To Exit Exit 135." (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 135 - U.S. 51 South/Business U.S. 51 North - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 135 - U.S. 51 South/Business U.S. 51 North - Main Street/Bloomington. Interstate 55 is two miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 51 North
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 51 North assurance shields just past Exit 135. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 51 North approaching Exit 134B - Business Loop Interstate 55 North - 3/4 mile, and Exit 134A - Interstate 55 South - 1 mile. St. Louis is 158 miles southwest of the upcoming interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 51 North approaching Exit 134B - Business Loop Interstate 55 North - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 51 North at Exit 134B - Business Loop Interstate 55 North/Veterans Parkway. The business loop meets its northern terminus at Interstate 55's Exit 167. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 51 North at Exit 134A - Interstate 55 South - St. Louis. Straight ahead is Interstate 55 and U.S. 51 North and Interstate 74 West. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 55 and U.S. 51 North and Interstate 74 West
Interstate 55 and U.S. 51 North and Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 160 - U.S. 150/Illinois 9 - 2 miles. The interchange was recently reconfigured from a full cloverleaf to a partial cloverleaf. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 55 and U.S. 51 North and Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 160 - U.S. 150/Illinois 9 - 1 mile. Many motorist services are located at this interchange, including the hotel we stayed at on this night. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 55 and U.S. 51 North and Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 160 - U.S. 150/Illinois 9 - 1/4 mile. Due to construction, traffic bound for the exit split a bit before the exit ramp, as all northbound traffic used the southbound lanes. This construction project has since been completed. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 55 and U.S. 51 North and Interstate 74 West at Exit 160 - U.S. 150/Illinois 9 - Market Street/Pekin. Pekin (pop. 33,857) is 36 miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The next morning, we drove through some of the remnants of Hurricane Dennis for a short time at the beginning of the day. The construction signage made it even harder to get pictures. This shows the one-half mile advance signage for the split of Interstate 74 West from Interstate 55 and U.S. 51 North. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
The exit to Interstate 74 West was open on this day. The rain was not the best way to start off my 22nd birthday. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
Interstate 55 and U.S. 51 North and Interstate 74 West at Exit 163 - Interstate 74 West - Peoria. A 35 mile drive awaits those going to Peoria. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
Scenes Related to Interstate 74
U.S. 150 and Illinois 9 West at Interstate 55 and U.S. 51 North and Interstate 74 West - Joliet/Rockford/Peoria. (Photo taken 7/12/05)
U.S. 150 East at Prairieview Road between Mahomet and Champaign. Prairieview Road is served by Exit 174 of Interstate 74, which is just to the north. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Northbound Prairieview Road at Interstate 74 East - Champaign. This was taken as the turn was made from U.S. 150 to Prairieview Road, which made for an unusual picture angle. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Southbound Prairieview Road approaching Interstate 74 East. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Southbound Prairieview Road at Interstate 74 East - Champaign. The city is just seven miles to the east. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Northbound Prairieview Road approaching Interstate 74 West. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Northbound Prairieview Road at Interstate 74 West. Bloomington is 41 miles to the northwest. (Photo taken 7/11/05)

Page created: February 19, 2006
Last updated: February 20, 2006