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Illinois State Route 6
Peoria County

Illinois State Route 6 is a nine (9) mile expressway on the northwest side of Peoria. This completes the westside by-pass, where Interstate 474 leaves off.

IL St Rt 6 passes through the following town in Peoria County.
Peoria


IL St Rt 6 is not multi-plexed in Peoria County.

IL St Rt 6 intersects the following highways in Peoria County.

Interstate 74, at Peoria.

Interstate 474, at Peoria.
U.S. Rt. 150, at Peoria.
Illinois State Route 40, at Peoria.


Begin marker on NB IL St Rt 6, just north of the interchange with I-74/474. There are no end markers going either direction. Also, there are no begin markers for SB IL St Rt 6. (This has been replaced)

A look at the northern start to IL St Rt 6.

The current begin marker. (March, 2005)

The speed limit on IL St Rt 6 is 65 M.P.H. the whole length.

A BGS on WB I-474.

BGS on EB I-74.

A BGS on EB I-74 at the I-474/IL St Rt 6 interchange.

At the I-74/474, IL St Rt 6 interchange the exits on I-474 and IL St Rt 6 are labeled "A" and "B".

A BGS on WB I-74.

A BGS on WB I-74.

A BGS on WB I-74.

A BGS on WB U.S. Rt. 150.

NB IL St Rt 6 north of U.S. Rt. 150.

IL St Rt 6 is to interstate standards. Plus, it is very rare for a non-interstate highway in Illinois to have there exits numbered.

BGS on SB IL St Rt 40 at IL St Rt 6. Note the use of shields for the control city on SB IL St Rt 6.

A set of BGS on NB IL St Rt 40.

NB IL St Rt 6 going down the bluffs.

There are no end markers at this end of IL St Rt 6. All traffic is forced off on to a short four-lane spur to IL St Rt 29.

This is the first indication that the highway is ending.

The left lane ends as traffic single-files off onto the spur to IL St Rt 29.

This is the spur to IL St Rt 29 (which is at the stop-light).

BGS on the overhead sign in the picture above. This guides traffic from IL St Rt 29 to the IL St Rt 6 expressway.

A BGS on NB IL St Rt 29.

This spur road connects at IL St Rt 6 in a half-completed trumpet interchange.

Looking south from the spur road overpass.

A closer look at the picture above. You can see where NB traffic is forced off.

Looking north from the spur road overpass. The pavement for IL St Rt 6 just ends. IDOT never connected the never used ramp to the main roadway.

SB IL St Rt 6 one mile north of I-74/474.

BGS on SB IL St Rt 6 for I-74/474.

A BGS on WB I-474.

The first overhead for I-74/474.

Looking south along IL St Rt 6 as it nears I-74/474.

SB IL St Rt 6 at I-74/474.

4 July 2017