Road Information

Interstate 39 in Illinois Total Mileage in State: 141 miles
Northern End: At Wisconsin state line
Southern End: At I-55, in Normal
Mileage covered in Photos: 123 miles
Counties covered in Photos: McLean, Woodford, Marshall, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago
Major Junctions in Photos: I-80, in LaSalle
I-88, in Rochelle
I-90, in Rockford
Control Cities in Photos: Normal, LaSalle, Rochelle, Rockford

Northbound

   

Sign marking the beginning of Interstate 39 North in Normal.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North shield located near mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 2: US 51 Business - Bloomington / Normal  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 2. It's 2 miles to the Hudson Exit, 54 miles to LaSalle-Peru, and 126 miles to Rockford.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Speed limit sign located near mile marker 2. The speed limit on most rural stretches of Interstate in Illinois is 65 mph, with a minimum of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 5: Hudson  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Use Exit 8 to Comlara Park and Evergreen Lake.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 8: IL 251 - Kappa / Lake Bloomington Rd  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 11.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 14: US 24 - Peoria / El Paso  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 18.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 22: IL 116 - Peoria / Pontiac  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 24.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 27: Minonk  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 32.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Use Exit 35 to Toluca.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 35: IL 17 - Lacon / Wenona  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 39.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Use Exit 41 to Lostant.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 41: IL 18 - Henry / Streator  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 45.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 48: Tonica  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 51: IL 71 - Hennepin / Oglesby  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 52: IL 251 - LaSalle / Peru  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Use Exit 54 to Illinois Valley Community College and Starved Rock State Park.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 54: Oglesby  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Near mile marker 56, Interstate 39 North prepares to cross the Illinois River on the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from near mile marker 56.5, as you cross the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 57: US 6 - Ottawa / LaSalle-Peru  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North approaching Exit 59A - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 59A: Interstate 80 East - Chicago  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 59B: Interstate 80 West - Des Moines  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Mileage sign located at mile marker 60. It's 7 miles to the junction of US 52, 12 miles to Mendota, and 69 miles to Rockford.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 63.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 66: US 52 - Troy Grove  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 72: US 34 - Mendota / Earlville  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 77.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 82: Paw Paw  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at the Rest Area located near mile marker 84.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Take Exit 87 to Shabbona Lake State Park.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 87: US 30 - Sterling-Rock Falls / Aurora  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 89.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 93: Steward  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North approaching Exits 97A-B - 1 1/2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 97A: Interstate 88 East - Chicago  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 97B: Interstate 88 West - Moline-Rock Island  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 99: IL 38 - Rochelle / DeKalb  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 104: IL 64 - Oregon / Sycamore  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 107.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 111: IL 72 - Byron / Genoa  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 115: Baxter Road  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North approaching the junction of US 20 - 1 mile. To remain on I-39 North, you will need to stay in the right lane ahead.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Continue to follow Interstate 39 North to get to Interstate 90 to Wisconsin.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Take US 20 West (on the left ahead) to Chicago Rockford International Airport.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at the junction of US 20 West - Freeport / Rockford. The mainline of I-39 goes down to one lane here as it joins up with US 20 East briefly.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North: Road view from mile marker 119.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 122A: US 20 East - Belvidere  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at Exit 122B: Harrison Ave  (Photo taken 5/2/12).

Interstate 39 North at the junction of Interstate 90 East - Chicago. I-39 North joins up with Interstate 90 West to head up to the Wisconsin border. This part of I-39 from here to the Wisconsin border is tolled.  (Photo taken 5/2/12).