Road and Bridge Laws of Illinois (1917)

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Road and Bridge Laws of Illinois (1917)  (1917) 
State of Illinois

Compiled by Louis L. Emmerson, Secretary of State

[Printed by authority of the State of Illinois.]

Table of contents[edit]

Article 1. Definitions.
Article 2. (2-7). State Highway Department.
Article 3. (8). County superintendents of highways.
Article 4. (9-33). State aid.
Article 5. (34-39). Bridges and improvements constructed and repaired by a county at the joint expense of a county and any town or road district therein.
Article 6. (40-129). Town and district organization and administration for highway purposes.
Subdivision 1. (40-41). Organization: Division into towns and districts.
Subdivision 2. (42-54). Highway officers: Their election, powers, duties and compensation.
Subdivision 3. (55-62). The raising of revenue for highway purposes and the application thereof.
Subdivision 4. (63-67). Provisions specially applicable to bridges and improvements constructed or repaired at the joint expense of two adjoining towns or districts.
Subdivision 5. (68-72). The letting of contracts.
Subdivision 6. (73-104). Laying out, altering, vacating, widening roads.
Subdivision 7. (105-107). Repairs and maintenance of roads and bridges.
Subdivision 8. (108-129). Gravel, rock and macadam hard roads.
Article 7. (130-138). Certain provisions applicable generally to highway officials.
Article 8. (139-157). Law of the road: Offenses and penalties.
Article 9. (158-167). Optional—single highway commissioner system provided for.
Article 10. (168-169). Act construed—statutes repealed.

Article 6[edit]

Subdivision 6[edit]

ROUTE No. 1.[edit]

Beginning in a public highway at the southern limits of the city of Chicago and running along such highway in a general southerly direction to Metropolis, affording Chicago, Chicago Heights, Watseka, Danville, Paris, Marshall, Robinson, Lawrenceville, Mt. Carmel, Albion, Grayville, Carmi, Harrisburg, Vienna, Metropolis and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other.

ROUTE No. 2.[edit]

Beginning in a public highway near Beloit, Wisconsin, and running along such highway in a general southerly direction to Cairo, affording Rockford, Oregon, Dixon, Mendota, Peru, LaSalle, El Paso, Bloomington, Clinton, Decatur, Pana, Vandalia, Centralia, DuQuoin, Carbondale, Anna, Cairo and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other.

ROUTE No. 3.[edit]

Beginning in a public highway at Morrison and running along such highway in a general southerly direction to Chester, affording Morrison, Prophetstown, Moline, Rock Island, Aledo, Monmouth, Macomb, Rushville, Beardstown, Virginia, Ashland, Alexander, (running over Route No. 10 between Alexander and Jacksonville), Jacksonville, White Hall, Carrollton, Jerseyville, Alton, East St. Louis, Waterloo, Chester and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other.

ROUTE No. 4.[edit]

Beginning at the intersection of 48th and Ogden Avenues in the Town of Cicero, Cook County, and running in a general southwesterly direction to East St. Louis, affording Chicago, Cicero, Berwyn, Riverside, Lyons, Joliet, Dwight, Pontiac, Bloomington, Lincoln, Elkhart, Williamsville, Springfield, Carlinville, Edwardsville, Granite City, East St. Louis and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other.

ROUTE No. 5.[edit]

Beginning in a public highway at the northwesterly limits of the City of Chicago and running along such highway in a general northwesterly direction to East Dubuque, affording Chicago, Elgin, Marengo, Rockford, Freeport, Galena, East Dubuque ,and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other.

ROUTE No. 6.[edit]

Beginning in a public highway at the westerly limits of the city of Chicago and running along such highway in a general westerly direction to Fulton, affording Chicago, Wheaton, Geneva, Elburn, DeKalb, Rochelle, Dixon, Sterling, Morrison, Fulton and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other.

ROUTE No. 7.[edit]

Beginning in a public highway at Joliet and running along such highway in a westerly direction to East Moline, affording Joliet, Morris, Ottawa, LaSalle, Peru, DePue, Princeton, Geneseo, East Moline and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other.

ROUTE No. 8.[edit]

Beginning in a public highway ;ii tin- Indiana Stale line cast of Sheldnii and immini; almij; MI. h lni;h\\ay in a i;eneial westerly direr tion to the Mississippi River opposn. I'.m im^ton, [owa, affording Watseka, Chenoa, El Paso, Eureka, Peoria, Farmington, Khmvood, Yates City, Galesburg, Monmotlth, and the intervening communities reasonable eonneetions with each other. ROUTE No. 1). Beginning in a public highway at the Indiana State line east of lloopeston, and running along such highway in a general westerly direction to Route No. 24, on the east side of the Illinois River between Pekin and East Peoria, thence over Route No. 24, to Peoria, and thence in a westerly direction to Hamilton, affording Hoopcstnn, Paxton, Bloomington, Carlock, Goodfield, Deer Creek, Morton, Peoria. Canton, Prairie City, Bushnell, Macomb, Carthage, Hamilton, and the ml. : \. ..mmmiilies reasnnahle eonneetions with each otlicr. ROUTE No. 10, . Beginning in a public highway at the Indiana state line east of Danville and running along such highway in a general westerly direction to Jacksonville, affording Danville, Urbana, Champaign, Monticello, Bement, Decatur, Springfield, Jacksonville and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 11. lci;innini; in a pnldic highway at the Indiana state line east of Marshall and running along such highway in a general south westerly direction to East St. Louis, affording Marshall, Greenup, Effingham, Vandalia, Greenville, Baden Baden, Highland, East St. Louis and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. RO^TE No. 12. Beginning in a public highway at the Indiana state line east of Lawrenceville and running along such highway in a general westerly direction to East St. Louis, affording Lawrenceville, Olney, Flora,, Salem, Carlyle, Lebanon, East St. Louis and the intervening communities reasonable connections with 'each other. ROUTE No. 13. Beginning in a public highway at Shawneetown and running along such highway in a general westerly direction to Murphysboro, thence in a northwesterly direction to East St. Louis, affording Shawneetown, Harrisburg, Marion, Carbondale, Murphysboro, Pinckneyyille, Sparta, Belleville, East St. Louis and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 14. Beginning in a public highway at Carmi and running along such highway in a general westerly direction to Duquoin, affording Carmi, 79 McLeansboro, Benton, Christopher, IXtquoin and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No, 15. Beginning in a public highway at Albion and running along such highway in a general westerly direction to Belleville, affording Albion, Fairfield, Mt. Vernon, Ashley, Nashville, Okawville, Belleville and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 16. Beginning in a public highway at Paris and running along such highway in a general southwesterly direction to Route 4, at or near Staunton, affording Paris, Charleston, Mattoon, Shelbyville, Pana, Hillsboro, Litchfield, Mount Olive, Staunton and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 17, Beginning in a public highway at the Indiana state line east of Grant Park and running along such highway in a general westerly direction to Lacon, affording Grant Park, Momence, Kankakee, Dwight, Streator, Eagle Church Corner*, Garfield, Wenona, Custer, Varna, and Lacon and intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 18. Beginning in a public highway at the western limits of the city of Chicago and running along such highway in a southwesterly direction to Princeton, affording Chicago, Aurora, Oswego, Yorkville, Piano, Sandwich, Earlville, Mendota, Princeton and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 19. Beginning in a public highway at the westerly limits of the city of Chicago and running along such highway in a general northwesterly direction to Harvard, affording Chicago, Barrington, Woodstock, Harvard, and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 20. Beginning in a public highway at the west limits of the city of Waukegan at the end of Belvidere Street and running along such highway hi a general westerly direction to 'Woodstock, affording Waukegan, Grays Lake, McHenry and Woodstock and intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 21. Beginning in a public highway at the northerly limits of the city of Chicago and running along such highway in a general northwesterly direction to the Wisconsin state line, affording Chicago, Libertyville, Antioch and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. 80 ROUTE No. 22. Beginning in a public highway at the Indiana state line east of Chicago Heights and running along such highway to Lake Forest, affording Chicago Heights, Joliet, Aurora, Geneva, Elgin, Dundee, Carpenterville, Harrington, Lake Forest and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 23. Beginning in a public highway at the Wisconsin state line, north of Harvard and running along such highway in a general southerly and southwesterly direction to Streator, affording Harvard, Marengo, Sycamore, DeKalb, Ottawa, Streator and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 24. Beginning in a public highway at Peoria and running along such highway in a general southerly and southeasterly direction to Pana, affording Peoria, Pekin, Green Valley, Mason City, Greenview, Athens, Springfield, Pana and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 25. Beginning in a public highway at Kankakee and running along such highway in a general southerly direction to Fairfield, affording Kankakee, Gilman, Paxton, Champaign, Tuscola, Mattoon, Effingham^ Toliver, Louisville, Flora, Fairfield and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 26. Beginning in a public highway at Freeport and running along such highway in a general southerly direction to Dixon, affording Freeport, Polo, Dixon and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 27. Beginning in a public highway at Polo and running along such highway in a general westerly direction to Savanna, affording Polo, Mt. Carroll, Savanna and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 28. Beginning in a public highway at Galesburg and running along such highway in a general northeasterly direction to Sheffield, affording Galesburg, Kewanee, Sheffield and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 29. Beginning in a public highway at Peoria and running in a northerly direction to DePue, affording Peoria, Chillicothe, Henry, DePue and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 30. Beginning in a public highway at Peoria and running in a northwesterly direction to Galva, affording Peoria, Princeville, Wyoming, 81 Galva and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 31. Beginning in a public highway at Canton and running in a southwesterly direction to Quincy, affording Canton, Lewistown, Rushville, Mt. Sterling, Quincy and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 32. Beginning in a public highway at Windsor and running in a northerly direction to Cerro Gordo, affording Windsor, Sullivan, Lovington, Ulrich Station, Lake City, Cerro Gordo and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 33. Beginning in a public highway at Efrmgham and running to Robinson, affording Effingham, Newton, Robinson and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 34. Beginning in a public highway at Harrisburg and running through Herod and thence along the most practictl route to the road leading from Elizabethtown to Golconda with branches into Elizabethtown and Golconda, giving Elizabethtown and Golconda connection with each other and each of said towns connection with Harrisburg. ROUTE No. 35. Beginning in a public highway at Route No. 2 north of Cairo and extending in an easterly direction to Mound City, affording Mounds, Mound City and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 36. Beginning in a public highway at Carthage and running in a southerly and easterly direction to Jacksonville, affording Carthage, Bowen, Ursa, Quincy, Payson, Barry, Pittsfield, Winchester, Jacksonville and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 37. Beginning in a public highway at Mt. Vernon and extending in a southerly direction to Marion, affording Mt. Vernon, Benton, Marion and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 38. Beginning in a public highway at Jerseyville and running along such highway in a westerly direction to a public highway on the east side of the Illinois River opposite the City of Hardin and then beginning at Hardin and running in a northerly direction to Kampsville, affording Jerseyville, Hardin, Kampsville and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 39. Beginning in a public highway at Champaign and running in a northwesterly direction to Bloomington, affording Champaign, Mahomet, Mansfield, Farmer City, Leroy, Bloomington and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 40. Beginning in a public highway on the north line of the city of Sterling and running in a northwesterly direction to Milledgeville, ihence to Chadwick, thence north to connect with Route No. 27, and beginning at a highway on the north line of the city of Mt. Carroll and running north to Stockton. ROUTE No. 41. Beginning in a public highway at Galesburg, and connecting with Route No. 8 therein, and running thence in a southern direction to Abingdon, thence in a southern direction to Avon, thence in a southern direction, connecting with Route No. 9 at or near Prairie City, affording Galesburg, Abingdon, Avon, Prairie City and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 42. Beginning in a public highway at the northern limits of the city of Chicago and running along the Sheridan Road in a general northerly direction to the Wisconsin State line, affording Chicago, Waukegan, Zion City and the intervening commuities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 43. Beginning in a public highway at Havana and running in an easterly direction to Route No. 24 .at Mason City, affording Havana, Mason City and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 43A. Beginning in a public highway at Petersburg and running easterly to and connecting with Route No. 24. ROUTE No. 44. Beginning in a public highway at Joliet, and running to Kankakee, Illinois, via Manhattan and Wilton Center so as to afford the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other. ROUTE No. 45. Beginning in a public highway in Route No. 17, at a point at Garfield and running due south to Dana. ROUTE No. 46. Beginning in a public highway at the eastern limits of Arlington Heights, thence running in a southeasterly direction to Oaklawn, affording Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Franklin Park, River Grove, Maywood, Broadview, LaGrange Park, LaGrange, 83 Lyons, Summit, Oaklawn, and the intervening communities reasonable connections with each other.

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