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Illinois Route 149

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Illinois Route 149 marker

Illinois Route 149
IL 149 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length45.92 mi[2] (73.90 km)
Major junctions
West end IL 3 in Gorham
  US 51 in DeSoto
I-57 in West Frankfort
East end IL 34 in Thompsonville
CountiesJackson, Williamson, Franklin
Highway system
IL 148US 150

Illinois Route 149 is an east–west state road in southern Illinois. It runs from Illinois Route 3 near Grimsby east to Illinois Route 34 in Thompsonville. This is a distance of 45.92 miles (73.90 km).[2]

Route description

Illinois 149 runs east–west through downtown Murphysboro and to the north of Carbondale. It also runs to the north of Herrin. West of Carbondale, Illinois 149 overlaps Illinois Routes 13 and 127. Through  West Frankfort, Illinois 149 doubles as "Main Street."


SBI Route 149 originally ran from Hurst to Thompsonville. On April 1, 1963, IL 149 was extended 21 miles (34 km) east over IL 144.[3]

Major intersections

IL 3 / Great River Road (National Route) / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Southern Branch) – Cairo, Chester
Murphysboro8.113.0 IL 127 south (5th Street) – Jonesboro, CairoWest end of IL 127 overlap
8.313.4 IL 13 east (Walnut Street) – CarbondaleWest end of IL 13 overlap
9.214.8 IL 13 west (2nd Street) / IL 127 north – PinckneyvilleEast end of IL 13 / IL 127 overlap
De Soto15.324.6 US 51 (Chestnut Street) – DuQuoin, Carbondale
Franklin25.941.7 IL 184 north (Main Street) – Mulkeytown
Zeigler29.046.7 IL 148 – Christopher, Herrin
West Frankfort35.557.1 I-57 – Mount Vernon, CairoExit 65 (I-57)
36.258.3 IL 37 / Lincoln Heritage Trail (Southern Branch) (Logan Street) – Benton, Johnston City
Thompsonville45.9273.90 IL 34 (Shawneetown Road) – Benton, Harrisburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Carlson, Rich. Illinois Highways Page: Routes 141 through 160. Last updated April 15, 2005. Retrieved June 28, 2006.
  2. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08.
  3. ^ "Rt. 144 to Become Extension of Rt. 149". Southern Illinoisan. March 31, 1961. p. 2. Retrieved November 4, 2015 – via open access
  4. ^ Google (March 6, 2017). "Overview Map of IL 149" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
This page was last edited on 4 July 2020, at 22:18
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