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
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.