Road Information

Interstate 24 in Illinois Total Mileage in State: 38 miles
Eastern End: At Kentucky state line
Western End: At I-57, near Marion
Mileage covered in Photos: 38 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Massac, Johnson, Williamson
Major Junctions in Photos: I-57, near Marion
Control Cities in Photos: Metropolis, Vienna

Westbound

   

Illinois welcome sign as Interstate 24 West enters the state from Kentucky, shortly after crossing the Ohio River.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 38.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Use Exit 37 for Ft Massac State Park.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 37: US 45 - Metropolis / Brookport. There is also a Rest Area located off this exit.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Speed limit signs located near mile marker 36. The speed limit on most rural Illinois interstates is 65 mph, with a minimum speed limit of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 36. It's 20 miles to the junction of IL 146 and 35 miles to the junction of Interstate 57.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 33.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 32.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 29.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 27: New Columbia / Big Bay  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 26.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 23.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 21.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 19.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Use Exit 16 for Golconda Marina and Dixon Springs State Park.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 17.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 16: IL 146 - Vienna / Golconda  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West shield located near mile marker 16.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 14: US 45 - Vienna / Harrisburg  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 12.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Use Exit 7 for Ferne Clyffe State Park.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 7: Goreville / Tunnel Hill  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

The junction of Interstate 57 now lies just 7 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 4.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Sign near mile marker 2 indicating that Interstate 24 ends in 1 mile. Seeing how this sign is before MM 2, I think they may have posted it too soon.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Interstate 24 West approaching Exits 44BA-B - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Stay straight in either of the two lanes to go onto Interstate 57 North toward Chicago. Exit off to the right just ahead to go onto Interstate 57 South toward Memphis.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).

Approaching the junction of Interstate 57, this shield marks the western terminus of Interstate 24.  (Photo taken 2/21/12).