Roads of the Mid-South & West > Highways of the State of Illinois > Illinois State Routes 101-199 > Illinois State Route 129, Will County

Illinois State Route 129
Will County

Illinois State Route 129 was commisioned to replace sections of U.S. Rt. 66, when that was decommisoned. IL St Rt 129 at one time ran from Gardner in Grundy County, to near Wilmington in Will County. Near Gardner, IL St Rt 129 went over a big green bridge over the Pequot Spur of the Union Pacific Railroad (ex Chicago & Alton; Gulf Mobile, & Ohio; Illinois Central & Gulf; Southern Pacific) and the Mazon River. This bridge was part of the U.S. Rt. 66 days and was deemed to costly to repair. The bridge was removed and IL St Rt 129 was pulled back to end at IL St Rt 113 in Braidwood.

On September 30th, 2011 the ramp from SB I-55 to SB IL St Rt 129 was closed, with no plan to re-open until the I-55/IL St Rt 129 interchange is re-built. Traffic is guided south along I-55 to Exit 236/IL St Rt 113, then east along Coal City Road to rejoin IL St Rt 129.


A old & new street sign at Gardner that still labels a portion of road as IL St Rt 129.

A mile marker on the old portion of IL St Rt 129 between Braidwood and Braceville.


IL St Rt 129 passes through the following towns in Will County.
Braidwood


IL St Rt 129 does not multi-plex with any other highway in Will County.

IL St Rt 129 intersects the following highways in Will County.

Interstate 55, near Wilmington.

Illinois State Route 113, at Braidwood.



The southern end in Braidwood.

Southern end marker in Braidwood.

The southern end of IL St Rt 129 in Braidwood. (January, 2010)

The southern end marker. (January, 2010)

The southern end of IL St Rt 129. (May, 2010)

The southern end marker. (May, 2010)

Looking east along the southern start of IL St Rt 129.

A junction marker on EB IL St Rt 113.

A junction marker on WB IL St Rt 113. (October, 2009)

A junction marker on WB IL St Rt 113. (October, 2009)

A street sign in Braidwood on IL St Rt 113.

Looking north along IL St Rt 129 at Coal City Road.

A junction marker on WB Coal City Road.

A guide marker on Coal City Road.

A guide sign on Coal City Road showing the control cities for IL St Rt 129.

A guide sign on Coal City Road showing the control cities for IL St Rt 129. (January, 2013)

NB IL St Rt 129 north of Coal City Road.

A Will County mile marker.

Junction signage on WB Stripmine Road west of Wilmington.

Directional Sign on Stripmine Road at IL St Rt. 129 west of Wilmington.

NB IL St Rt 129 before Stripmine Road near Wilmington.

NB IL St Rt 129 near I-55.

NB IL St Rt 129 at the I-55 interchange.

NB IL St Rt 129 at the ramps to and from I-55.

NB IL St Rt 129 at I-55 near Wilmington.

Northern end of IL St Rt 129 at I-55 near Wilmington.

The northern end of IL St Rt 129 at I-55. (January, 2013)

The northern end marker. (January, 2013)

The northern end of IL St Rt 129. (May, 2014)

The northern end marker. (May, 2014)

The northern start of SB IL St Rt 129 at I-55.

SB IL St Rt 129 at the flyover ramp over NB I-55.

BGS on SB I-55


BGS on SB I-55 at Lorenzo Road.

Second BGS on SB I-55.

The next BGS on SB I-55.

NB BGS's on I-55 have no control cities.

BGS on NB I-55.

BGS on NB I-55.

Photos from the closure of the ramp from SB I-55 to SB IL St Rt 129.

The first BGS on SB I-55. (September, 2011)

A BGS at one mile from IL St Rt 129 on SB I-55. (September, 2011)

A BGS at half mile from IL St Rt 129 on SB I-55. (September, 2011)

SB I-55 near IL St Rt 129. (September, 2011)

SB I-55 at IL St Rt 129. (September, 2011)

A guide marker on SB I-55. (September, 2011)

A guide marker on SB I-55. (March, 2013)

A guide marker on SB I-55. (June, 2014)

A guide marker on SB I-55. (September, 2015)

A guide marker on the ramp from SB I-55 to IL St Rt 113. (December, 2012)

A guide marker on the ramp from SB I-55 to IL St Rt 113. (September, 2015)

A guide marker on SB IL St Rt 113. (September, 2011)

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