Illinois 255 is now complete, connecting Interstate 270 to U.S. 67 in Godfrey. The second phase, from Illinois Route 143 to Fosterburg Road, opened in 2006. Another extension to Seminary Road opened in 2008 with the final leg to U.S. 67 in Godfrey opening in spring 2013.
With the completion of improvements on U.S. 67 to a four-lane highway, Jerseyville and the surrounding communities will be the gateway to business expansion into western Illinois from St. Louis. U.S. 67 upgrades will provide access to Interstates 72, 74, and 280, the Quad Cities, IA-IL, and St. Paul, MN.
This network of quality highways and interstates provides over-the-road drivers with the ability to reach the following cities in less than 8 hours: Chicago, Cincinnati, Des Moines, Louisville, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Wichita.
Enhancing access to the region from these interstate highways are state highways 3, 111, 140, and 143. Crossing the Mississippi River at Alton, the Clark Bridge carries U.S. Highway 67 into St. Louis and Lambert St. Louis International Airport. In all, we have received recognition from the Illinois Department of Transportation that our road system is in the best condition in the entire state of Illinois.
Jersey County and the Surrounding Riverbend region is well connected to major markets across the United States and is the crossroads of six interstate highways: I-44, I-55, I-64, I-70, I-255, and I-270.
The St. Louis Metropolitan area is the second largest trucking center in the country with more than 300 common carriers and 50 contract carriers, and has the lowest aggregate miles between major points of destination on the continental United States.