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Illinois State Route 97
Sangamon County

Illinois State Route 97 starts on the eastern side of Springfield and heads northwest out of the Capital City through Sangamon County. This one of the main routes for visitors to the area. It connects the Lincoln sites in Downtown Springfield to the New Salem Site in Rural Menard County, near Petersburg.

IL St Rt 97 passes through the following towns in Sangamon County.
Springfield

Bradfordton

Salisbury


Prior to 2009, IL St Rt 29 & IL St Rt 97 were multi-plexed from Dirksen Parkway west into Downtown Springfield, along Clear Lake Ave. Now IL St Rt 97 runs from BUSN Loop I-55, at Downtown Springfield, west to Petersburg, and points northwest.

Former guide markers.

Old guide markers at Clear Lake Ave & Dirksen Parkway.

A set of markers west of Downtown Springfield.

SB IL St Rt 29/97 near Downtown Springfield.

SB IL St Rt 29/97 in Downtown Springfield at 2nd Street.

A set of guide markers on NB BUSN Loop I-55.

SB IL St Rt 29/97 east of Downtown Springfield.

SB IL St Rt 29/97 near a railroad overpass on Clear Lake Ave.

IL St Rt 97 is not multi-plexed in Sangamon County.

IL St Rt 97 intersects the following highways in Sangamon County.
BUSN. Loop I-55, at Springfield.
Illinois State Route 4, at Springfield.

Illinois State Route 125, near Farmingdale.



A Sangamon County mile marker.

SB IL St Rt 97 near Salisbury.

SB IL St Rt 97, south of Salisbury.

A junction marker on EB IL St Rt 125.

A set of guide markers on EB IL St Rt 125.

A SB guide marker and mileage chart.

SB IL St Rt 97 west of Bradfordton.

SB IL St Rt 97 on the westside of Springfield.

A BGS on SB IL St Rt 4.

SB IL St Rt 97 west of IL St Rt 4.

A guide marker on SB IL St Rt 29.

A set of guide markers on NB IL St Rt 29.

The southern end of IL St Rt 97. (Sept., 2009)

The southern end marker. (Sept., 2009)

A guide marker on WB Clear Lake Ave.

The former end point at I-55/72; U.S. Rt. 36.

A BGS at the start of IL St Rt 97 at the interchange with I-55/72; U.S. Rt. 36 at Springfield.

A BGS on SB I-55.

A BGS on SB I-55.

A BGS on SB I-55.

A BGS on NB I-55/EB I-72/U.S. Rt. 36.

A BGS on NB I-55.

A BGS on NB I-55. This replaced the sign above with clear view font. (July, 2008)

Looking west along IL St Rt 97 (Clear Lake Ave.) in Springfield. The intersection with IL St Rt 29 (Dirksen Parkway) is in the distance.

The southern end of IL St Rt 97 in Springfield. (October, 2005)

The southern end marker. (October, 2005)

A close-up of the end sign.

30 December 2017