- Illinois Route 100
Infobox Illinois state route
article_route = 100
length_mi = 159.09
length_round = 2
length_ref = cite web |author=Illinois Technology Transfer Center |url=http://www.dot.state.il.us/gist2/select.html |title=T2 GIS Data |accessdate=2007-11-08 |date=2006]
direction = North-south
counties = Madison, Jersey, Greene, Calhoun, Pike, Scott, Morgan, Cass, Schuyler, Fulton
cities = Alton, Hardin, Beardstown, Lewistown
1924Carlson, Rich. [http://www.n9jig.com/81-100.html Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100] . Last updated March 15, 2005. Retrieved April 20, 2006.]
prev_route = 99
next_route = 101
Illinois Route 100 (abbreviated IL-100) is a 157 mile (251 km) highway in the southwest
Illinois. It generally parallels the Illinois River. Starting in downtown Alton, it trends northward to Buckheart Township near Canton. It makes up much of the "Illinois River Road", a U.S. National Scenic Byway. Illinois 100 is convert|159.09|mi|km|2 long.
Illinois Route 100 crosses the
Illinois Riverthree times, from south to north:
*Florence, near Winchester
Intersections with U.S. highways
U.S. Highway 67at IL-100's southern tip in downtown Alton.
Interstate 72, running in conjunction with U.S. Highway 36, at Exit 46 in Scott County near Winchester.
*U.S. Highway 67 - the two roads run in tandem from near Meredosia to near Beardstown, Illinois.
U.S. Highway 136- the two roads run in tandem for 3 miles in Isabel Township, Fulton County, near Lewistown.
U.S. Highway 24and U.S. Highway 136 - the roads run in conjunction with Illinois Route 100 for 2.5 miles in Isabel Township.
*U.S. Highway 24 - the two roads run in tandem for 5 miles in
Waterford Townshipand Lewistown Township, near Lewistown.
Points of interest
*The southernmost 16 miles of Illinois Route 100, running directly parallel to the
Mississippi River, is part of the Great River Road. It runs between Alton and Grafton. It includes views of the river's "Alton Pool", frequented by bald eagles in winter.
ferryacross the mouth of the Illinois river from a turnoff west of Grafton.
Pere Marquette State Parkwest of Grafton, marking the site of the discovery of the Illinois River by explorers Jacques Marquetteand Louis Jolietin 1673.
*Godar-Diamond Waterfowl Management Area along the Illinois River between Hardin and Kampsville.
*Free ferry across the lower Illinois at Kampsville, Illinois.
*Anderson Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area near Bluff City.
*Liverpool Trailways Project
Illinois River Road
Illinois Route 100 overlaps the "Illinois River Road" from Grafton to Detroit.
Several small, historic communities dot Illinois Route 100 as it follows the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. From South to North they are:
* [http://illi-indi.com/il_EndsPage.php?id=1100§ion=1 Illinois Highway Ends: Illinois Route 100]
* [http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/58611/ National Scenic Byways]
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