Dwight Unmarked

Former Four-Lane By-Pass

June, 2013Posted by Bill


Over the life of highway travel in the Dwight area, there have been four alignments of the "Chicago to St Louis" trail. This page is the second alignment at Dwight. The second alignment was four-lanes around the north and west side of Dwight. At one time the intersection with U.S. 66 and Illinois 17 was a divided grade.

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The Dwight Lions Park is located in the southwest side of town. This is near where the two alignments split.

A Illinois Tourism marker at the Dwight Lions Park.

A close up of the marker above.

EB IL St Rt 17 at the old interchange with U.S. Rt. 66. This had two overpasses for U.S. Rt. 66 and two access ramps.

The formor SB Lanes being taken out.

The barriers are where the ramp from SB U.S. Rt. 66 to IL St Rt 17 and IL St Rt 17 to SB U.S. Rt. 66 was.

Looking south at the ramp that use to carry traffic from NB U.S. Rt. 66 to IL St Rt 17. Plus traffic from IL St Rt 17 to NB U.S. Rt. 66.

NB Rt 66 approching IL 17. This is where the interchange from above was.

NB Rt 66 near the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks on the northwest end of town.

NB Rt 66 on the north end of town. A portion of the old SB lanes is visible in the picture.

SB Rt 66 at the Grundy/Livingston County.

SB Rt 66 at the split from the original path of Rt 66 and the by-pass.