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I-72
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Interstate 72

In Illinois, I-72 starts at the Mississippi River by Hannibal, Missouri and goes to I-57 in Champaign. It would be a large part of the proposed Chicago-Kansas City route if it is completed through Missouri. As it is, it ends in Hannibal, Missouri. Traffic is generally light on most of the highway - especially west of Jacksonville. I-72 is a more recent highway with the first section completed in the late 1970s and the final section west of I-72 completed around 2000 with the construction of the new bridge at Hannibal.
 
I-72: Missouri State Line () < 182 miles > Champaign (I-57)
 


Cities Served: Barry, Champaign, Decatur, Forsyth, Griggsville, Hull, Jacksonville, Monticello, Springfield
Counties Served: Champaign, Macon, Morgan, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Scott
Highway Name(s): Purple Heart Memorial Highway
Multiplexes: US 36, US 51, I-55, Illinois 110
Ending at I-72: US 54, BL 72, Illinois 105, Illinois 106, Illinois 107, I-172
NHS: Entire length from Missouri to I-57 in Champaign
Control Cities: Hannibal, Jacksonville, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign
Related Links: » AA Roads - I-72
  » Historic Bridges of the Midwest - Hannibal I-72 Bridge
  » Interstate 72 from Wikipedia
  » Missouri Ends: I-72
  » Roads of the Mid-South & West: I-72


  Eastern Terminus: Champaign   at I-57
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The first I-72 marker appears just west of Country Fair Drive.
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Looking south on I-57
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Sign at east end denoting the Purple Heart Memorial Highway just west of I-57
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Approaching I-57 on I-72
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At the east terminus at I-57
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Looking west on I-74 at I-57
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  Western Terminus: Missouri State Line   at
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Looking east from Hannibal, Missouri
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Looking east at the state line over the Mississippi River
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Looking west at the Mississippi River
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Looking east from Hannibal (.5 miles away from river)
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Looking west (.5 miles away from river)
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Missouri welcome sign in Hannibal
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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US 36/I-72: Looking west from I-55
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US 36/US 67/I-72: Near Jacksonville, this multiplex disappeared less than a week after this picture
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I-55/I-72/US 36: Looking south
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US 51/I-72: Looking west near Decatur

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Purple Heart Memorial Highway sign

  Interchange Photographs:
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001 Exit 1: Eastboumd at Ill.106
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004 Exit 4: Eastbound at I-172
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004 Exit 4: Westbound approaching I-172 interchange
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010 Exit 10: Eastbound at Hull (Clearview)
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010 Exit 10: Westbound at routes 96 and 106
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020 Exit 20: Westbound at the Barry exit
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031 Exit 31: Eastbound at New Salem/Pittsfield eixit (Clearview)
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035 Exit 35: Westbound at Illinois 107US 52 near Pittsfield
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046 Exit 46: Eastbound at Rte. 100 (Clearview)
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046 Exit 46: Eastbound at the Illinois 100 exit
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046 Exit 46: Westbound approaching route 100
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052 Exit 52: Westbound at the Winchester exit (Clearview)
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060 Exit 60: Eastbound at US 67 freeway
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064 Exit 64: Eastbound at Illinois 267
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064 Exit 64: Looking west at Illinois 267 in Jacksonville (old routing)
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068 Exit 68: Eastbound at BL 72 in Jacksonville (Clearview)
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076 Exit 76: Eastbound at the Ashland/Alexander exit (Clearview)
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082 Exit 82: Eastbound at the New Berlin exit (Clearview)
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091 Exit 91 Westbound at Loami/Wabash Ave. (Clearview)
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093 Exit 93: Looking west approaching route 4
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093 Exit 93: Westbound approaching Rte 4 (Clearview)
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096 Exit 96: Eastbound at MacArthur Blvd.
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097 Exit 97: Eastbound at I-55/BL 55 (Clearview)
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103 Exit 103: Looking west at I-55
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103 Exit 103: Westbound at I-55 (Clearview)
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108 Exit 108 Westbound at the Riverton exit
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122 Exit 122: Westbound at Mt. Auburn/Illiopolis
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133 Exit 133: Looking west approaching US 51 (S)/US 36
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138 Exit 138: Looking northeast at route 121
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141 Exit 141: Westbound at US 51/BR 51
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141 The Food auxiliary sign approaching US 51/BUSN 51
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156 Exit 156: Westbound at Illinois 148
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164 Exit 164 Westbound at the Bridge Street Exit
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166 Exit 166: Westbound at Illinois 105
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166 Monticello exits sign (Clearview)
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169 Exit 169: Looking west at White Heath Road
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169 Exit 169: Westbound at White Heath Rd (Clearview)
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172 Exit 172: Westbound at Illinois 10
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176 Exit 176: Looking west approaching Illinois 47
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176 Exit 176: Westbound at Illinois 47 (Clearview)
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182 Exit 182: Eastbound at I-57 (Clearview)
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182 Exit 182: Looking west at I-57
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Control Cities: Hannibal and Quincy
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Control City - Champaign and Decatur
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Control City - Jacksonville - Springfield
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Control City - Springfield
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