Road Information

Interstate 70 in Illinois Total Mileage in State: 160 miles
Eastern End: At Indiana state line
Western End: At Missouri state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 150 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Madison, Bond, Fayette, Effingham, Cumberland, Clark
Major Junctions in Photos: I-55, near Troy
I-57, in Effingham
Control Cities in Photos: Collinsville, Troy, Vandalia, Effingham, Marshall

Eastbound

   

Take Exit 11 to the Convention Center.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 55 North at Exit 11: IL 157 - Collinsville / Edwardsville  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Dual Interstate 70 East / Interstate 55 North assurance shields north of Exit 11.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Mileage sign north of Exit 11. It's 3 miles to the junction of IL 159, 228 miles to Indianapolis, and 279 miles to Chicago.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 55 North at mile marker 13.6.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 55 North at Exit 15A: IL 159 South - Collinsville  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 55 North at Exit 15B: IL 159 North - Maryville  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 55 South at Exit 17: US 40 East - St. Jacob / Highland  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 55 North at Exit 18: IL 162 - Troy  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 55 North at Exit 20A: Interstate 70 East - Indianapolis  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

As Interstate 70 departs on its own to the east toward Indianapolis, we see this standalone Interstate 70 East assurance shield.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Speed limit signs near mile marker 16.  In 2011, when this photo was taken, the speed limit on rural Interstates in Illinois was 65 mph. However, it has since been increased to 70 mph for all traffic. The 45 mph minimum speed limit applied then and still does today.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 16.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Mileage sign on Interstate 70 East. It's 4 miles to the junction of IL 4, 76 miles to Effingham, and 220 miles to Indianapolis.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 17.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 21: IL 4 - Lebanon / Staunton  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 24: IL 143 - Marine / Highland  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at the Rest Area located near mile marker 27.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 30 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 30: IL 143 - Pierron  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 33.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 36: US 40 East - Pocahontas  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 37.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 41: Greenville  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Take Exit 45 to Bond County Fairgrounds and Carlyle Lake.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Also take Exit 45 to Greenville College.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 45: IL 127 - Greenville / Carlyle  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 47.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 51.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 52: Mulberry Grove / Keyesport  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 54.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Sign listing the distances to the two upcoming exits to Vandalia.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 61: US 40 - Vandalia  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Take Exit 63 to Vandalia State Capitol / Lincoln Historic Site.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 63: US 51 - Vandalia / Pana  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Mileage sign just east of mile marker 64. It's 4 miles to the junction of US 40, 30 miles to Effingham, and 171 miles to Indianapolis.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 67.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 68: US 40 - Brownstown / Bluff City  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 69.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 71.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 74.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Take Exit 76 to Lake Shelbyville.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 76: St Elmo  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 80.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 82: IL 128 - Altamont  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at the Rest Area located near mile marker 86.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 87.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 90.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 92 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 92: Interstate 57 South - Memphis  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Sign listing the distances to the three upcoming exits to Effingham on Interstate 70 East / Interstate 57 North. This I-70 East / I-57 North concurrency lasts about 5 miles.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Take Exit 159 to Teutopolis and Amtrak. During this concurrency, the mileage is based on that of Interstate 57.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 57 North at Exit 159: Effingham  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 57 North at Exit 160: IL 32 / IL 33  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Dual Interstate 70 East / Interstate 57 North assurance shields east of Exit 160.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Take Exit 162 to Lake Land College and Kluthe Center.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 57 North at mile marker 162.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 57 North at Exit 162: US 45 - Sigel  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 57 North approaching the eastern end of their concurrency. Stay in the right or center lane to remain on Interstate 70 East toward Indianapolis.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East / Interstate 57 North at Exit 163: Interstate 57 North - Chicago  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East assurance shield.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Mileage sign on Interstate 70 East. It's 6 miles to the next exit (Montrose), 63 miles to Terre Haute, and 135 miles to Indianapolis.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 102.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 105: Montrose  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 107.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 111.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 116.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Take Exit 119 to Fox Ridge and Sam Parr State Parks.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 119: IL 130 - Greenup / Charleston  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 121.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 124.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 127.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 129: IL 49 - Casey / Kansas  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 130.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 133.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 136: Martinsville  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 139.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 141.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 143.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Take Exit 147 to Lincoln Trail State Park.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 147: IL 1 - Marshall / Paris  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 149.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at mile marker 151.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 154 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at Exit 154: US 40 West  (Photo taken 6/23/11).

Interstate 70 East at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 155, which is at the Illinois/Indiana border. The state line lies just ahead.  (Photo taken 6/23/11).