Road Information

Interstate 72 in Illinois Total Mileage in State: 182 miles
Eastern End: At I-57, in Champaign
Western End: At Missouri state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 182 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Pike, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Macon, Piatt, Champaign
Major Junctions in Photos: I-172, near Fall Creek
I-55, in Springfield
I-57, near Champaign
Control Cities in Photos: Barry, Jacksonville, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign

Eastbound

   

Interstate 72 East as it crosses the Mississippi River into Illinois from Missouri.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Speed limit signs immediately after crossing the border. The speed limit on most rural stretches of Interstate in Illinois is 65 mph with a minimum of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Illinois welcome sign on Interstate 72 East.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 1: IL 106 - Hull  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East shield located near mile marker 2.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Mileage sign located at mile marker 2. It's 17 miles to Quincy, 33 miles to Pittsfield, and 96 miles to Springfield.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East approaching Exit 4 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 4: Interstate 172 North - Quincy  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 10: IL 96 / IL 106 - Hull / Payson  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East: Road view from mile marker 15.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 20 to PASA Park.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 20: To IL 106 - Barry  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East: Road view from mile marker 25.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 31 to Tourist Info Center.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 31: New Salem / Pittsfield  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 35: US 54 / IL 107 - Griggsville / Pittsfield  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East: Road view from mile marker 41.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 46: IL 100 - Bluffs  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East: Road view from mile marker 49.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 52: To IL 106 - Winchester  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East: Road view from mile marker 57.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 60B to Beardstown.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 60A: US 67 South - Alton  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 60B: US 67 North - Jacksonville / Beardstown  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 64 to South Jacksonville.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Also take Exit 64 to Illinois College, MacMurray College, and Lincoln Land Community College.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 64: IL 267 - Jacksonville / Greenfield  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 68: Interstate 72 Busn. Loop / IL 104 - Jacksonville  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 70. It's 7 miles to Alexander, 13 miles to New Berlin, and 28 miles to Springfield.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East: Road view from mile marker 72.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 76 to Jim Edgar-Panther Creek Fish and Wildlife Area.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 76: Ashland / Alexander  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take the next exit (Exit 82) to the Sangamon County Fairgrounds.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Also take Exit 82 to Pleasant Prairie and Loami.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 82: New Berlin  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East: Road view from mile marker 87.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take any of the next 6 exits to Springfield.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 91 to Curran.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 91: Loami / Wabash Ave  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 93 to the Illinois World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans Memorials as well as the State Fairgrounds.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Also take Exit 93 to Robert Morris University.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 93 to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 93: IL 4 - Veterans Pkwy / Chatham  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 96 to Knights Action Park.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 96: MacArthur Blvd  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East approaching Exit 97A - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 97B to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Other Historic Sites.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 97A: Interstate 55 South - St Louis  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 97B: Interstate 55 North Busn. Loop - 6th Street / Springfield  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East as it joins up with Interstate 55 North. This duplex will last for about the next 5 miles and the mileage during this stretch is based on I-55's mileage.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East / Interstate 55 North shields located near mile marker 93.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East / Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 94 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East / Interstate 55 North at Exit 94: Stevenson Dr / East Lake Dr  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 96A to Rochester.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 96B to the Illinois State Museum.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East / Interstate 55 North at Exit 96A: IL 29 South - Taylorville  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East / Interstate 55 North at Exit 96B: IL 29 North - South Grand Avenue  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East / Interstate 55 North at Exit 98A: Interstate 72 East / US 36 East - Decatur  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 104 to Camp Butler National Cemetery.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Speed limit signs located near mile marker 103. The speed limit on most rural stretches of Interstate in Illinois is 65 mph with a minimum of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 104: Camp Butler  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East shield located near mile marker 104.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 108: Riverton / Dawson  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 114: Buffalo / Mechanicsburg  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East: Road view from mile marker 119.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 122: Illiopolis / Mt Auburn  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 128: Niantic  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East approaching Exits 133A-B - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 133A to Millikin University.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Also take Exit 133A to Harristown.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 133A: US 36 East - Decatur; Exit 133B - US 51 South - Pana  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 138 to Warrensburg.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 138: IL 121 - Decatur / Lincoln  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 141B to Forsyth.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 141A: Decatur  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 141B: US 51 North - Bloomington  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 142.5. It's 2 miles to the junction of IL 48, 41 miles to the junction of Interstate 57, and 43 miles to Champaign-Urbana.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 144 to Richland Community College.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 144: IL 48 - Oreana / Decatur  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 150: Argenta  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at the Rest Area located at mile marker 152.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 156: IL 48 - Weldon / Cisco  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East: Road view from mile marker 161.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 164: Bridge St  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Take Exit 166 to Bement.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 166: IL 105 West - Market St  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 169: White Heath Road  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 172: IL 10 - Clinton  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 176: IL 47 - Mahomet  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East approaching the junction of Interstate 57 - 1 mile. This junction marks the eastern terminus of I-72.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

As this sign points out, Interstate 72 ends in 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Near mile marker 181, the speed limit drops to 55 mph as you approach the junction of Interstate 57.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East approaching Exit 182A - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 182A: Interstate 57 South - Memphis  (Photo taken 4/11/13).

Interstate 72 East at Exit 182B: Interstate 57 North - Chicago; To Interstate 74 East - Indianapolis. This marks the eastern terminus of I-72. Staying straight here will take you into Champaign.  (Photo taken 4/11/13).