Routed wholly within Henry County, Illinois 82 is a mostly rural route stretching 28.8 miles north from Illinois 17 near Nekoma to Illinois 92 east of the Rock River. The state route overlaps with U.S. 6 through Geneseo, connecting both the US highway and city with Interstate 80 at Exit 19. Illinois 82 also overlaps with Illinois 81 as it dog legs one mile west to the village of Cambridge.


Illinois 82 north
Lowering from the bluffs south of the Rock River, IL 82 drops 74 feet in elevation from Ebenezer Road to a drainage ditch emptying into nearby Shadow Lake. Photo taken 03/12/17.
The state route flattens out across farm land east of Shadow Lake. Milepost 28 for IL 82 the last northbound. Photo taken 03/12/17.
IL 82 concludes at a rural T intersection with IL 92. IL 92 plies across agricultural areas west to Joslin and east to IL 78 near Hooppole. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Illinois 82 south
Part of a nearly 900 mile multi state route, IL 92 extends 47.3 miles east from IL 82 to U.S. 34 at LaMoille. U.S. 34 continues seven miles from the end of IL 92 to the city of Mendota. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Illinois 82 begins south from a rural intersection with Illinois 92 near Shadow Lake in northern Henry County. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Northbound end shield for IL 82. IL 92 west crosses the Rock River and merges with Interstate 88 west toward the Quad Cities in 4.6 miles. Photo taken 03/12/17.
Following a linear course, IL 82 ventures seven miles south from IL 92 to the city of Geneseo. Photo taken 03/12/17.
U.S. 6 east & Illinois 82 south
Confirming markers for U.S. 6 east & IL 82 south ahead of Center Street on West Main Street. Center Street north two blocks to North Street is a former alignment of IL 82. Photo taken 03/31/16.
U.S. 6 east & IL 82 continue three blocks east on Main Street. State Street leads north into the Geneseo business district. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Oakwood Avenue leads U.S. 6 & IL 82 south from East Main Street. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Interstate 80 passes south of Geneseo, meeting Illinois 82 at an exchange 1.2 miles south of Main Street. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Heading south on Oakwood Avenue, U.S. 6 & IL 82 pass through residential areas of south Geneseo. Photo taken 03/31/16.
A series of shields precede the south split of Illinois 82 from U.S. 6 east. Photo taken 03/31/16.
Illinois 82 remains on Oakwood Avenue along a commercial strip leading to Interstate 80. Photo taken 03/31/16.
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South from Geneseo, IL 82 continues 9.9 miles to combine with IL 81 west to the village of Cambridge. U.S. 6 resumes an eastward course 40 miles to Princeton. Photos taken 03/31/16.
Illinois 82 south
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Illinois 82 (Oakridge Avenue) makes an S-curve south from U.S. 6 to Interstate 80 in south Geneseo. Photos taken 03/31/16.
Several motorist services and a big box store line IL 82 leading into the diamond interchange with Interstate 80. Photo taken 03/31/16.
West from IL 82 and Geneseo, Interstate 80 travels nine miles to the Big X interchange with I-74 and 280 outside the Quad Cities. Photo taken 03/31/16.



Photo Credits:

    03/31/16 by AARoads. 03/12/17 by AARoads and Bill Gatchel.

Connect with:
Interstate 80
U.S. 6
Illinois 92

Page Updated 05-09-2018.