- Illinois Route 96
Infobox Illinois state route
article_route = 96
length_mi = 141.16
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 = Calhoun, Adams, Pike, Hancock, Henderson
cities = Quincy
1924Carlson, Rich. [http://www.n9jig.com/81-100.html Illinois Highways Page: Routes 81 thru 100] . Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved April 20, 2006.]
prev_route = 95
next_route = 97
Illinois Route 96 is a north-south state road in far western
Illinois. It runs from Illinois Route 100in Kampsville, not far from a ferrycrossing across the Illinois River, to Illinois Route 94north of Terre Haute. This is a distance of convert|141.16|mi|km|2.
Illinois 96 follows most of the
Great River Roadin Illinois. From Kampsville, it runs west to the Mississippi Riverand then turns north, passing U.S. Route 54at a rural intersection and Interstate 72at an old terminus near Kinderhook. It overlaps Illinois Route 106west of Kinderhook and then runs parallel to Illinois Route 57into Quincy. Within Quincy it follows 36th Street, State Street and 24th Street before overlapping briefly with U.S. Route 24. It also overlaps U.S. Route 136in Hamilton, IL (across from Keokuk, Iowa) and Illinois Route 9from Niota to Dallas City, Illinois.
SBI Route 96 originally followed the modern-day Illinois 96 from Niota south to Kinderhook. In
1941it was extended south to Hamburg to a historical ferry crossing. [Bailey, Darren. "Old Hamburg Road: If This Road Could Talk". [http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/2002/ihy020446.html http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/2002/ihy020446.html] . Retrieved April 20, 2006. Note: this page refers to a different Hamburg, farther south near Cape Girardeau, MO, and Vienna, IL.] The Hamburg ferry stopped running in 1960. In 1950, Illinois 96 was rerouted into Kampsville, where another ferry crossing is located nearby on Illinois Route 108.
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