On Illinois highway 15 east from Millstadt, Illinois
Illinois highway 15------
For a long scenic ride through rural Illinois, highly recommend Illnois highway 15, a long stretch of mostly straight country highway with all the farmland you can stomach clear across the state into Indiana and beyond.
You can reach Illinois hwy. 15 many ways, so get a map, but from I-270 then I-255, go over the JB bridge eastbound, then take the first exit Illinois hwy. 3 south thru Columbia, Illinois to Illinois hwy 158. Go west on it till you see the Douglas Road (a electric substation sits at the turn). This road will skip by Millstadt, Illinois, so if you are in Millstadt, you went too far. You can still get to the Douglas road by turning right in town at the first major intersection and go a few miles. Turn left (or east) on the Douglas road.
Continue on Douglas road till you reach Freeburg, Illinois. Turn right in town at the first traffic (a Pizza Hut and bank sits there) light then look for 15 eastbound. You are now on your way for more desolate farmland for a mind clearing event. Eventually you will come to Fayetteville. Stay alert to stay on 15.
By the way, cellphones do not work outside eastbound of Fayetteville, Illinois!