Road Information

Interstate 74 in Illinois Total Mileage in State: 220 miles
Eastern End: At Indiana state line
Western End: At Iowa state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 215 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Vermilion, Champaign, Piatt, DeWitt, McLean, Woodford, Tazewell, Peoria, Knox, Henry, Rock Island
Major Junctions in Photos: I-57, in Champaign
I-55, in Bloomington 
I-155, near Morton
I-474, in East Peoria
I-474, in Peoria
I-80/I-280, near Colona 
Control Cities in Photos: Danville, Urbana, Champaign, Bloomington, East Peoria, Peoria, Galesburg

Westbound

   

Use Exit 220 for the V.A. Medical Center and Danville Area College.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Illinois welcome sign as Interstate 74 enters the state from Indiana.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 220: Lynch Rd  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Speed limit sign located just past mile marker 220. The speed limit on most rural Illinois freeways is 65 mph with a minimum speed limit of 45 mph.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 219.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Mileage sign located just past mile marker 219. It's 3 miles to the Bowman Ave exit, 38 miles to the Urbana-Champaign area, and 129 miles to Peoria.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 216 for Vermilion County Airport.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 216: Bowman Ave / Perrysville Rd  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exits 215A-B: US 150 / IL 1 North - Georgetown Rd / Gilbert St  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 214: G Street  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 213.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 212.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 210 to access Kickapoo State Park, Middle Fork Vermilion River, and Kennekuk Co Park.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 210: US 150 - ML King Dr  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 209.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 208.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 206: Oakwood / Potomac  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West shield sign located near mile marker 205.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 202.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 200: IL 49 - Fithian / Rankin  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 197: IL 49 South - Ogden / Royal  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 196.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 193.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 192: St Joseph  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Sign listing the distances to the upcoming Urbana and Champaign exits.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 185 for the University of Illinois Sports Complex, and Exit 183 for Campus.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 185 for ILEAS Training Center.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 185: IL 130 - University Avenue  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 184 for Rantoul Aviation Center.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 184: US 45 - Cunningham Ave / Rantoul  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Take Exit 183 to get to University of Illinois campus and the County Fairgrounds.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 183: Lincoln Avenue  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 182: Neil St  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 181: Prospect Avenue  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West shield sign located near mile marker 181.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West approaching Exits 179A-B - 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use the second exit ahead (Interstate 57 South, Exit 179A) to access Interstate 72 toward Springfield.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 179B: Interstate 57 North - Chicago  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 179A: Interstate 57 South - Memphis; Interstate 72 West - Decatur  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 177.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 174 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 174 for Lake of the Woods Park and Early American Museum.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 174: Prairieview Road  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 172: IL 47 - Gibson City / Mahomet  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 166: Mansfield  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 165.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 163.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 159 to get to Clinton Lake.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 159: IL 54 - Farmer City  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 158.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 156.5.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 155.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 152: US 136 - Rantoul / Heyworth  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 151.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 149 to get to Clinton Lake.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 149: LeRoy  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 146.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 142: Downs  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Sign listing the distances to the upcoming Bloomington exits.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

For access to Interstate 39 North and US 51 North, stay on Interstate 74 West.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 135 to get to Normal and Illinois State University.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 135: US 51 / US 51 Business - Main Street / Bloomington  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 134B: Interstate 55 Business Loop North - Veterans Parkway / Airport  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 134A: Interstate 55 South - St Louis  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 160 for the Off-Track Wagering Facility and US Cellular Coliseum. Interstate 74 West and Interstate 55 North run together for the next 5 miles.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West / Interstate 55 North shield signs located near mile marker 158. During this I-74/I-55 duplex, I-55's mileage takes precedence.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West / Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 158.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 160 for Interstate Center and the McLean County Fairgrounds.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West / Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 159.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West / Interstate 55 North at Exit 160: US 150 / IL 9 - Market Street / Pekin  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West / Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 163 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West / Interstate 55 North at Exit 163: Interstate 74 West - Peoria  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

View from the Exit 163 ramp to remain on Interstate 74 West.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West shield sign located near mile marker 126.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 125: US 150 - Mitsubishi Motorway  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 123.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 121.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 120: Carlock  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 118.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 115.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 112 for Eureka College Home of President Ronald Reagan.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 112: IL 117 - Goodfield  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Mileage sign at mile marker 111. It's 10 miles to the junction of Interstate 155 and 18 miles to Peoria.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 108.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 107.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 103.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 102: Morton  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 101 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 101: Interstate 155 - Lincoln  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 99 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

It is preferred that through traffic use Interstate 474 West.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Interstate 474 West (Exit 99) to get to Peoria International Airport.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 99: Interstate 474 West - Moline-Rock Island / Pekin  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 98: Pinecrest Drive  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 91A (6 miles ahead) for Bradley University.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use any of the next 3 exits to get to East Peoria.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 96 for the Eastside Sports Complex.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Near mile marker 97, the speed limit drops to 55 mph and remains that way until you are through East Peoria and Peoria.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 95 for the Riverboat Casino.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 96: To US 150 East / IL 8 - East Washington Street  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 95: US 150 West / IL 116 - North Main St  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 94: Riverfront Drive / Downtown Peoria via Michel Bridge  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 92B for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Take any of the next 7 exits to get to Peoria.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 93: To US 24 / IL 29 - Adams St / Jefferson Ave / Downtown Peoria  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 92B: To IL 40 South - Glen Oak Ave  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 92A: IL 40 North - Knoxville Ave  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 91 for Bradley University and Shea Stadium.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 91: University St  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 90: Gale Ave  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 89: US 150 - War Memorial Dr  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 88: Sterling Avenue  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Near mile marker 88, the speed limit finally changes back to 65 mph.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West approaching Exits 87A-B - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 87A for Peoria International Airport.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 87B: IL 6 North - Chillicothe  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 87A: Interstate 474 East - Indianapolis  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 86. It's 4 miles to Kickapoo-Edwards Rd, 38 miles to Galesburg, and 257 miles to Des Moines.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 85.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 82 for Jubilee College State Park.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Also use Exit 82 for Wildlife Prairie State Park.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 82: Kickapoo-Edwards Rd  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 81.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 79.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 76.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 75: Brimfield / Oak Hill  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 74.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 71: To IL 78 - Canton / Kewanee  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 70.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 67.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 64.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 62.5.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 60.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 55.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 54: US 150 / IL 97 - Lewistown  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 51: Knoxville  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 50.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 48A to get to Knox College, the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site, and Carl Sandburg Birthplace.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 48B: East Galesburg  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 48A: Galesburg  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 47. It's 2 miles to the junction of US 34, 46 miles to Moline-Rock Island, and 218 miles to Des Moines.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 47.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West approaching Exits 46A-B - 1 mile. It's 15 miles to the next exit after this one.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 46A for Carl Sandberg College, Monmouth College, and Western Illinois University.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 46B: US 34 East - Kewanee  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 46A: US 34 West - Monmouth  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 41.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 35.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 34.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use Exit 32 to get to Bishop Hill and Black Hawk College East Campus.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 32: IL 17 - Woodhull / Alpha  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at the Rest Area located near mile marker 30.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 28.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 27.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at Exit 24: IL 81 - Kewanee / Cambridge  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Mileage sign at mile marker 23. It's 9 miles to the junction of Interstate 80, 22 miles to Moline-Rock Island, and 194 miles to Des Moines.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 20.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 18.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West approaching the junction of Interstate 80 and Interstate 280 - 2 miles.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West: Road view from mile marker 16.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Use either Interstate 80 or Interstate 280 to get to Des Moines. They are almost exactly the same both time and distance-wise.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at the junction of Interstate 80 East - Chicago  (Photo taken 8/8/11).

Interstate 74 West at the junction of Interstate 280 West - Moline / Rock Island. Take this ramp to remain on I-74 West, and stay straight to go onto Interstate 80 West to Davenport.  (Photo taken 8/8/11).