Interstate 70

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Interstate 70 angles 135 miles northeast from St. Louis, Missouri to Terre Haute, Indiana across southern Illinois. A major trucking corridor, I-70 parallels or overlays U.S. 40 from East St. Louis to Vandalia, Effingham and Marshall across farm and timber land. The western extent of Interstate 70 in the state was realigned onto the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, a cabled stayed bridge crossing the Mississippi River which opened to traffic on February 9, 2014. The new span separated I-70 from a shared alignment with I-55 / 64 and U.S. 40 across the Poplar Street Bridge to Downtown St. Louis.

Interstate 70 Illinois Guides

Interstate 70 scenes
Illinois 111 travels as a four-lane divided highway northward from Collinsville Road (former U.S. 40 & 66) to meet Interstates 55-70 & U.S. 40 at a diamond interchange near Canteen Lake. 10/16/04
Grotefendt Road west and Blumberg Road east, frontage roads for Interstate 70, come together on the north side of the diamond interchange with Illinois 4. 10/16/04
Reassurance marker posted for Illinois 4 north after Interstate 70. The state route advances two miles north to Illinois 134 west of Marine. 10/16/04
Interstate 55 and Staunton follow within the next 17 miles along Illinois 4 north. 10/16/04
Just southwest of Marine is the diamond interchange linking Illinois 4 with Interstate 70. I-70 travels a rural route west to merge with I-55 by Troy and east to I-57 at Effingham. 10/16/04
Passing under the Interstate 70 mainline, Spring Creek Road advances toward the eastbound on-ramp at Montrose. 10/16/04
Interstate 70 continues east from Montrose and Spring Creek Road (Exit 105) 60 miles to Terre Haute. 10/16/04
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Northbound Spring Creek Road approaches the diamond interchange with Interstate 70 in Montrose. A pair of gas stations line the southbound side of the freeway in the village of 250. 10/16/04
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Effingham and Terre Haute are the control cities of Interstate 70 from Spring Creek Road. These take the place of the usual Indianapolis and St. Louis destinations for I-70. 10/16/04
Nearing the westbound on-ramp to Interstate 70 from Montrose. I-70 west leads eight miles into the merge with I-57 south. 10/16/04
Spring Creek Road exits Effingham County for Cumberland County beyond the I-70 on-ramp to Effingham. 10/16/04

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10/16/04 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 55
Interstate 57
Interstate 64
Interstate 255
Interstate 270

Page Updated 05-14-2018.

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