Illinois Roads - US 66 - Old Carriage Way

Old Carriage Way, Springfield, former US 66

US 66 EB used to approach Springfield across what's now Lake Springfield. The north side is Cotton Hill Road, with a short walkable stub but mostly paved over through a developed area. Instead, the reservoir cuts off the old alignment, which now becomes someone's driveway for its last few feet where Lake Shore Drive veers off (in the last photo). Would a true road enthusiast let private property and trespassing laws get in the way of some generic concrete road photos? Hell no!

Venturing into the short dead-end. I feel so rewarded.

Back out to roads with less likelihood of being arrested or shot.

Continue west on old US 66 to Montgomery County
Across to older US 66 on IL 4
Continue east on old US 66 to Business I-55, Springfield

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