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U.S. Route 150

U.S. Route 150 marker

U.S. Route 150
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 50
Length571 mi[] (919 km)
Existed1926[]-present
Major junctions
West end in Moline, IL
  in Bloomington, IL
in Champaign, IL
in Danville, IL
in Terre Haute, IN
in Washington, IN
/ in New Albany, IN
in Louisville, KY
in Louisville, KY
near Wellington, KY
in Fern Creek (Louisville), KY
East end / in Mount Vernon, KY
Location
StatesIllinois, Indiana, Kentucky
Highway system

U.S. Route 150 (US 150) is a 571-mile (919 km) long northwest-southeast United States highway, signed as east–west. It runs from U.S. Route 6 outside of Moline, Illinois to U.S. Route 25 in Mount Vernon, Kentucky.

Route description

Illinois

US 150 through downtown Galesburg

In the state of Illinois, U.S. 150 runs from the Quad City International Airport at U.S. Route 6 southeast to near Vermilion. U.S. 150 in Illinois is 267.47 miles (430.45 km) long.[1]

Between Moline and Danville, Route 150 closely parallels Interstate 74.

Indiana

In the state of Indiana, U.S. 150 runs south with U.S. Route 41 from Terre Haute. It is then concurrent with its parent, U.S. Route 50 from Vincennes to Shoals. It then runs east to New Albany before overlapping Interstate 64 into Kentucky. Between Vincennes and New Albany the road follows the original route of the Buffalo Trace.

Kentucky

U.S. 150 runs concurrently with I-64 as it enters Kentucky from Indiana, crossing the Ohio River into Louisville on the Sherman Minton Bridge and exiting the I-64 freeway at North 22nd Street in the Portland neighborhood. From there, U.S. 150 runs south to West Broadway (westbound U.S. 150 follows Dr. W. J. Hodges Street from West Broadway to West Main Street, then runs along the 22nd Street Connector to its merge with North 22nd near Garfield Avenue); U.S. 150 follows Broadway across downtown to Baxter Avenue; after a brief run along Baxter, It then follows Bardstown Road, a major radial artery running southeasterly from downtown, with interchanges at Interstates 264 and 265.

Between West Main and West Broadway in Louisville, U.S. 150 is concurrent with U.S. Route 31W; from East Broadway and Baxter to Bardstown, Kentucky, it is concurrent with U.S. Route 31E. The route along Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road follows the former Louisville and Bardstown Turnpike through the Highlands district of Louisville and past the historic Farmington plantation at the interchange with the Watterson Expressway (I-264).

U.S. routes 150 and 31E separate at Bardstown near the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway. U.S. 150 then continues southeast, around the city of Danville before terminating at Mount Vernon.

History

Illinois

Before 1936, Illinois Route 39 ran from Bloomington to Champaign on the current routing of U.S. 150.[2][3] In 1936, US 150 extended due northwest from Shoals, Indiana to the Quad Cities. As a result, IL 39 and IL 91 were decommissioned. Not only that, IL 16, IL 80, and IL 121 were truncated.[4] In 1954, a portion of US 150 in Peoria moved from the Franklin Street Bridge to the McClugage Bridge. As a result, US 150 City, later US 150 Bus., appeared in Peoria from 1954 to 1964.[5][6] In 1971, the decision to remove a portion of US 150 from US 67 in Rock Island to I-74 in Danville failed.[7] However, in 1976, the decision to truncate US 150 from US 67 in Rock Island to US 6 near the Quad City Airport was approved.[8][9]

Indiana

Initially, US 150 ran from Shoals, Indiana to Louisville, Kentucky.[10] In 1936, US 150 extended due northwest from Shoals to the Quad Cities in Illinois. This caused IN 46 to cut back from the Illinois state line to Terre Haute.[4]

Kentucky

U.S. Route 168
LocationLouisvilleMount Vernon
Existed1926-1934

U.S. Route 168 was created in 1926 from Louisville to Mount Vernon, Kentucky, overlapping US 68 between Bardstown and Perryville. In 1934, US 150 absorbed US 168.

Major intersections

StateCountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
IllinoisRock IslandMoline0.00.0 to /  - Moline, Rock Island, Geneseo
Henry east / to  - Andover, Cambridge, Kewanee, Sherrard
west - New Windsor, AledoWestern end of IL 17 overlap
east to  - GalvaEastern end of IL 17 overlap
KnoxGalesburg
/ to  - Kewanee, Monmouth
Interchange
To west / West Main Street
To / East Main Street
south - Havana, Maquon
 - Galesburg, PeoriaI-74 exit 54
Peoria north - Williamsfield
north - KewaneeWestern end of IL 78 overlap
south - Elmwood, CantonEastern end of IL 78 overlap
south to  - Peoria, Galesburg
Brimfield (Maher Road) to  - Oak Hill
Kickapoo south (Kickapoo Edwards Road) to  - Wildlife Prairie Park
Peoria north - Dunlap
to /  - ChillicotheIL 6 exit 2
 - Bloomington, GalesburgI-74 exit 89; no direct access from US 150 east to I-74 west or I-74 east to US 150 west
(Knoxville Avenue) - Sterling
(Adams Street) - ChillicotheInterchange
Illinois RiverMcClugage Bridge
TazewellEast Peoria east / east - Washington, Metamora, Illinois Central CollegeInterchange; western end of US 24 / IL 116 overlap; US 150 and US 24 switch carriageways
/ north - Bloomington, PeoriaI-74 exit 95A; western end of IL 29 overlap
west / west / south / west (North Main Street)Eastern end of US 24 / IL 29 / IL 116 overlap; western end of IL 8 overlap
west - PeoriaI-74 exit 95B; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
east (East Washington Street) - WashingtonEastern end of IL 8 overlap
WoodfordGoodfield to  - Eureka
McLean - Champaign, PeoriaI-74 exit 125
Bloomington west - PekinWestern end of IL 9 overlap
/ /  - Springfield, Champaign, Decatur, Joliet, Rockford, PeoriaI-55 exit 160

south (Center Street) /  - Decatur

north (Main Street) /  - Peru, Wesleyan University
east (Locust Street) - Gibson CityEastern end of IL 9 overlap
/ (Veterans Parkway)Alternate route of Historic US 66
 - Rantoul, Heyworth
DeWittFarmer City - Gibson City, Clinton
Piatt
No major junctions
ChampaignMahomet south (Division Street) to Western end of IL 47 overlap
north (Lombard Street) to  - Gibson City, Early American MuseumEastern end of IL 47 overlap
Champaign west (Springfield Avenue) to /  - Bondville
south (Neil Street) - Pesotum, Business DistrictWestern end of US 45 overlap
Urbana north (Cunningham Avenue) / Vine Street - Rantoul, Urbana Business DistrictEastern end of US 45 overlap
north to  - Danville, BloomingtonWestern end of IL 130 overlap
south (High Cross Road) - CharlestonEastern end of IL 130 overlap
Ogden south to  - CaseyWestern end of IL 49 overlap
VermilionDeLong north - KankakeeEastern end of IL 49 overlap
 - Champaign, IndianapolisI-74 exit 210
Danville / north - Chicago, Business DistrictWestern end of IL 1 overlap
Tilton - Indianapolis, ChampaignI-74 exit 215
14th StreetInterchange
Edgar - Indianapolis, Decatur
Paris south (Central Street) / west / west (Jasper Street) - Marshall, Charleston, ArcolaEastern end of IL 1 overlap
IndianaVigoWest Terre Haute west (National Avenue) to westFormer US 40 west
Terre Haute north (3rd Street) / east (Wabash Avenue) to east / Ohio Street - Swope Art MuseumWestern end of US 41 overlap; former US 40 east
see US 41 and US 50
MartinShoals east - BedfordEastern end of US 50 overlap
Lacy west - Hindostan Falls
OrangeProspect westWestern end of SR 56 overlap
Paoli south (Southwest 1st Street) - English, Tell CityWestern end of SR 37 overlap
north (North Gospel Street)Eastern end of SR 37 overlap; traffic circle around Orange County Courthouse
east (Northeast Main Street) - SalemEastern end of SR 56 overlap
WashingtonFayetteville west - Milltown, Marengo
HarrisonPalmyra (Greene Street) - Salem, Corydon
FloydGreenville north - Martinsburg
west / west - St. LouisWestern end of I-64 / SR 62 overlap; US 150 west follows exit 119
east / east to Eastern end of SR 62 overlap; I-64 exit 121; I-265 exit 0
New AlbanyNew AlbanyI-64 exit 123
Ohio RiverSherman Minton Bridge
KentuckyJeffersonLouisville east - ShivelyI-64 exit 1; I-264 exit 0
east - LexingtonEastern end of I-64 overlap; US 150 east follows exit 3
west (Portland Avenue)Eastern terminus of unsigned KY 3064; one-way westbound only
(Bank Street)Eastern terminus of unsigned KY 3082; KY 3082 is one-way eastbound onto US 150 only
north / east (West Market Street)Western end of US 31W / US 60 overlap
south / west (South 22nd Street)Eastern end of US 31W / US 60 overlap
south (South Third Street)
north (South Second Street)
south (South Preston Street)
north (South Jackson Street)
south (South Shelby Street)
north (South Campbell Street)
north (Baxter Avenue)Western end of US 31E overlap
see US 31E
NelsonBardstown south / west (West Stephen Foster Avenue) to west - AirportEastern end of US 31E overlap; western end of US 62 overlap; traffic circle around Old Courthouse Building
east (Bloomfield Road) - BloomfieldEastern end of US 62 overlap
south - Loretto

north / north / west
Western end of US 31E Truck overlap

/ south - Lexington, Elizabethtown
Bluegrass Parkway exit 25; eastern end of US 31E Truck overlap
northWestern end of KY 605 overlap
Botland southEastern end of KY 605 overlap
WashingtonFredericktown (Fredricktown Road)
(Bearwallow Road)
(Cartwright Road)

east - St. Catharine, Springfield
 - Bloomfield
 - Springfield, Lincoln Homestead State Park
Springfield to  - Springfield, Lebanon
 - Mackville, Springfield

west - Springfield
Rineltown (Simmstown Road)
(Short Line Road)
north
BoylePerryville west (Jackson Street) - Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
west / westWestern end of US 68 / KY 52 overlap
east / south (Bragg Street)Eastern end of US 68 overlap
north (Quirks Run Road)Western end of KY 1822 overlap
Needmore south (Parksville Cross Pike)Eastern end of KY 1822 overlap
Danville north (Bluegrass Pike)

/ east
west (Lebanon Road)Western end of KY 34 overlap
north (Maple Avenue)Western end of US 127 overlap
south (South 4th Street)Eastern end of US 127 south overlap (eastbound)
north (North 3rd Street)Eastern end of US 127 north overlap (westbound)
east (Old Wilderness Road)Eastern end of KY 34 overlap
east (Lancaster Road)Eastern end of KY 52 overlap

west
east (Chrisman Lane)Western end of KY 1273 overlap
west (Airport Road)Eastern end of KY 1273 overlap
Lincoln - Hubble
Stanford
 - Lancaster, Stanford
 - Stanford
(Old US 150)
 - William Whitley House State Historic Site
 - Crab Orchard
 - Crab Orchard
(Copper Creek Road)Western end of KY 2750 overlap
Eastern end of KY 2750 overlap
RockcastleFort Harrod WayFormer KY 2750
(West Main Street) - Brodhead
(East Main Street) /  - Brodhead
(Dug Hill Road)
west
(Spiro Road)
Maretburg (Maretburg Road)
to  - Renfro Valley, Berea, Somerset
(White Rock Road)
Mount Vernon /  - London, Berea
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes

Springfield business loop


U.S. Route 150 Business
LocationSpringfield

U.S. Route 150 Business (US 150 Bus.) is a special U.S. Route in Springfield, Kentucky. The route runs through downtown Springfield while US 150 bypasses the town to the northeast. It intersects Kentucky state highways 152, 555, 528, 1584, and 1404.

Danville bypass


U.S. Route 150 Bypass
LocationDanville

U.S. Route 150 Bypass (US 150 Byp.) is a special U.S. Route in Danville, Kentucky. The route bypasses Danville to the southwest while US 150 runs through downtown. The route is overlapped by US 127 Byp. for approximately the first half of its length. It intersects US 127, along with Kentucky state routes 34 and 37.

See also

References

  1. ^ Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved .
  2. ^ Carlson, Rich (2007-02-03). "Illinois Highways Page: Routes 21 thru 40". Retrieved .
  3. ^ Illinois Secretary of State; H.M. Gousha (1935). Official Road Map Illinois (Map). [c. 1:950,000 and c. 1:1,110,000]. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State. Retrieved 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  4. ^ a b Illinois Secretary of State; Rand McNally (1936). Road Map Illinois (Map). [c. 1:950,000 and c. 1:1,110,000]. Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State. Retrieved 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  5. ^ Illinois Division of Highways (1954). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:805,000]. Springfield: Illinois Division of Highways. Retrieved 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  6. ^ Illinois Division of Highways; Rand McNally (1964). Illinois Official Highway Map (Map). [1:757,500]. Springfield: Illinois Division of Highways. Retrieved 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  7. ^ U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee (December 3, 1971). "U.S. Route Numbering Subcommittee Agenda" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway Officials. p. 2. Retrieved 2020 – via Wikimedia Commons.
  8. ^ Illinois Department of Transportation (1977). Illinois Highway Map (Map). [1:772,500]. Springfield: Illinois Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2020 – via Illinois Digital Archives.
  9. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (November 12, 1976). "Route Numbering Committee Agenda" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. p. 2. Retrieved 2020 – via Wikimedia Commons.
  10. ^ "1932 Indiana Highway Map" (PDF). Retrieved 2020.

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