US Highway 124

At the creation of the US Highway System, there were numerous spur routes that were both less than 300 miles long, and existed in only one state.

One of these was US Highway 124, which ran between Peoria and Biggsville, IL. Part of the original list of US Highways in 1926, it was just 80 miles in length. The route was easily incorporated into Illinois' state highway system in 1938, with the majority being present-day Illinois Route 116.

Image: Michael Summa via USEnds.

Officially codified by AASHTO in 1991, the process of removing US Routes that are less than 300 miles in length, and run within just one state, has been an ongoing process since the development of individual state highway systems.

IDOT 1935 Map via

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