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Illinois State Route 255
Madison County

Illinois State Route 255 is a extention of Interstate 255. Prior to October, 2006 it ran from Interstate 255/270, near Pontoon Beach to Illinois State Route 143, near Wood River. On October 20, 2006, the 7.6 mile extention was opened. This extended to Fosterburg Road, at Alton. All truckes must exit at Illinois State Route 111/140. The eventual plan is for the highway to be extened to U.S. Rt. 67. Then U.S. Rt. 67 would be widened to Jacksonville. Creating a expressway from Jacksonville to St. Louis.

IL St Rt 255 passes through the following towns in Madison County.
Edwardsville
Roxana
Bethalto
Alton

IL St Rt 255 is not multi-plexed in Madison County.

IL St Rt 255 intersects the following highways in Madison County.
Interstate 255, at Pontoon Beach.
Interstate 270, at Pontoon Beach.
Illinois State Route 143, at Roxana.

Illinois State Route 111, near Bethalto.

Illinois State Route 111, at Bethalto.
Illinois State Route 140, at Bethalto.

Illinois State Route 111, at Godfrey.
Illinois State Route 267, at Godfrey.

U.S. Rt. 67, at Godfrey.

Info on the "other" 255 in Illinois.



SB IL St Rt 255 at I-270.

A BGS on NB I-255. (2003)

A BGS on SB I-255. NOTE: The new control city from the sign above. (April, 2007)

A BGS on WB I-270.

SB IL St Rt 255 in Edwardsville.

A Madison County mile marker.

A junction marker on Poag Road.

A BGS on Poag Road.

NB IL St Rt 255 near Wanda.

NB IL St Rt 255 at Roxana.

A guide marker on EB IL St Rt 143.

NB IL St Rt 255 north of IL St Rt 111.

NB IL St Rt 255 near Bethalto.

NB IL St Rt 255 near Fosterburg Road.

NB IL St Rt 255 near Seminary Road.

NB IL St Rt 255 at Seminary Road.

NB IL St Rt 255 near Seminary Road.

A BGS on SB IL St Rt 111/267.

A BGS on NB IL St Rt 111/267.


The former end point at IL St Rt 143-Wood River. Prior to October, 2006

The first northern end marker.

NB IL St Rt 255 at the current northern end.

NB traffic is forced into a single lane.

All traffic is forced to exit at IL St Rt 143.

The final northern end marker.


NB IL St Rt 255 extension (Feb. 2005)

The ramp from SB IL St Rt 255 to IL St Rt 143.

NB IL St Rt 111 at IL St Rt 255.

NB IL St Rt 111/WB IL St Rt 140 near IL St Rt 255.

NB IL St Rt 111/WB IL St Rt 140 at IL St Rt 255.


IL St Rt 255 from IL St Rt 143 to Fosterburg Road (April, 2007)

NB IL St Rt 255 at IL St Rt 143.

NB IL St Rt 255 at IL St Rt 111.

NB IL St Rt 255 in Bethalto.

NB IL St Rt 255 near IL St Rt 111/140.

A BGS for SB IL St Rt 255.


The former northern end as of October, 2006-Fosterburg Road, Alton

The first indication that the expressway is ending.

The speed zone change warnings.

The first indication that the lanes are reducing.

All traffic is forced into the left lane.

NB IL St Rt 255 near the exit for Fosterburg Road.

The northern end of IL St Rt 255.

The northern end marker.


The northern end as of July, 2009-Seminary Road, Alton

The first indication that highway is ending.

The speed change at the end of the highway.

Markers for the reduction of lanes.

NB IL St Rt 255 as the left lane closes.

The first end marker for IL St Rt 255.

End markers on the ramp from NB IL St Rt 255.

Another end marker.

August, 2011

SB U.S. Rt. 67 in the work zone near New Delhi.

SB U.S. Rt. 67 near the Jersey/Madison County Line.

SB U.S. Rt. 67 at the Jersey/Madison County Line.

SB U.S. Rt. 67 south of the Jersey/Madison County Line.

SB U.S. Rt. 67 at the IL St Rt 255 interchange.

SB U.S. Rt. 67 at the IL St Rt 255 interchange.

SB U.S. Rt. 67 at the IL St Rt 25 interchange.

September, 2010

SB U.S. Rt. 67 north of Godfrey at one of the new bridges on the right-of-way for the U.S. Rt. 67/IL St Rt 255 expressway.

SB U.S. Rt. 67 north of Godfrey at one of the sites where the untilies have been relocated for the U.S. Rt. 67/IL St Rt 255 expressway.

NB IL St Rt 111/267 at the future interchange for IL St Rt 255.


Northern end point IL 111/267 (July, 2013)

NB IL St Rt 255 at a speed change prior to the end of the road.

NB IL St Rt 255 one mile from the end of the road.

NB IL St Rt 255 at the lane reduction.

NB IL St Rt 255 at the current end point. (May, 2013)


The Northern end point. (July, 2017)

SB U.S. Rt. 67 just before the start of IL St Rt 255.

The begin marker for SB IL St Rt 255.

S junction marker on SB IL St Rt 255.

SB IL St Rt 255 (July, 2017)

SB IL St Rt 255 at U.S. Rt. 67.

SB IL St Rt 255 south of IL St Rt 111/267.

SB IL St Rt 255 north of Seminary Road.

SB IL St Rt 255 south of Seminary Road.

SB IL St Rt 255 south of IL St Rt 143.

14 November 2017