Colorado Highways: Routes 200 to 233

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200

Location: Arkansas Valley
Alignment: Spur west from US 287 north of Wiley to Big Bend

200

Location: Livermore (North Front Range)
E End: Jct US 287 at The Forks
W End: West of Livermore

History:
Spur west from US 287 at The Forks to a little west of Livermore. Brought into the state system about 1954. Paved by 1960 and turned back by 1968. Current CR 74E.

201

Location: Arkansas Valley
Alignment: Spur southwest from from SH 101 south of Las Animas

202

Location: Rocky Ford (Arkansas Valley)
Length*: 3.23mi
E End: Jct US 50/SH 71 at Swink Ave./2nd St. in Rocky Ford
W End: Becomes CR FF at Jct CR 16 west of Rocky Ford

Counties: Otero

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 1400 at US 50, Rocky Ford
  • 520 west of Walnut Ave.
  • 240 at CR 16

Guide:
SH 202 starts at US 50 on the west side of Rocky Ford, heads southwest for a couple blocks on 2nd Street, then turns due west. It becomes CR FF at a random county road intersection 3 miles west of town.

US 50 is on two one-way streets through Rocky Ford, so SH 202 has two intersections with it.

Photo Gallery:

History:
SH 202 became state highway in 1939. Paved by 1958.

203

Location: Arkansas Valley
Alignment: Spur north from US 50 north of Las Animas



204

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: US 85-87 east to SH 239 via Hoehne



205

Location: Arkansas Valley
Alignment: Link from US 50 at Swink due south to SH 10



206

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Link from US 160-350 southwest of Beshoar Jct. east to SH 55/US 160

207

Location: Arkansas Valley
Length*: 5.93mi
S End: Jct US 50 at Park St./1st St. in Manzanola
N End: Jct SH 96 at Crowley

Counties: Otero, Crowley
Places: Manzanola, Crowley

Milepost Guide:

  • 0.00: US 50, Manzanola (begin SH 207 in Otero County)
  • 1.38: Enter Crowley County
  • 5.93: SH 96, Crowley (end SH 207)

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 1200 at US 50, Manzanola
  • 500 at SH 96, Crowley

Guide:
From US 50, SH 207 heads north out of Manzanola on Park St., north across the Arkansas River, and ends at SH 96 on the south side of Crowley.

Photo Gallery:

  • US 50 Intersection. Southbound on SH 207 approaching the US 50 intersection in Manzanola. (May 2013)
  • Arkansas River Bridge. Southbound SH 207 as drops down toward the Arkansas River crossing north of Manzanola. (May 2013)

History:
SH 207 came into the state system in 1939. Paved by 1954.

208

Location: Eastern Plains
Alignment: Loop off US 24 from Calhan north then east to Ramah

209

Location: Boone (Arkansas Valley)
Length*: 1.52mi
S End: Jct US 50 south of Boone
N End: Jct SH 96 at Hughes St./Main St. in Boone

Counties: Pueblo

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008): 330

Guide:
SH 209 starts at US 50 south of Boone, heads north across the Arkansas River, and into Boone on Hughes St.

History:
Brought into the state system in 1939. At first SH 209 was a spur northeast from SH 96 at Boone. The link south to US 50 was added by 1946. Paved by 1949. By 1954 the section north of Boone was turned back.

210

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Link from SH 83 east to SH 189 at Black Forest via Shoup Road



211

Location: Eastern Plains
Alignment: Spur south from SH 94 at Hall Station



212

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Link from US 85 at Castle Rock southeast to SH 83



213

Location: Eastern Plains
Alignment: Spur southeast from SH 94 at Yoder via Truckton



214

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Link from SH 105 west of Castle Rock east via Wolfensberger Road to Castle Rock, then northeast via Crowfoot Valley Road to SH 83 south of Parker



215

Location: Eastern Plains
Alignment: Link from SH 94 at Ellicott due north to US 24



216

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Link from US 85-87 (Spruce Mountain Rd.) south of Larkspur east via Greenland to SH 83

217

Location: Eastern Plains

History:
When brought into the state system in 1939, SH 217 was a spur from SH 157 at Elbert south for 4mi via current CR 25-41. About 1951 it was extended southward all the way to US 24 west of Peyton. By 1955, two things happened: SH 157 was gone, and the north end of SH 217 was shifted south, so it spurred north from US 24 for 11mi via Elbert Road. SH 217 was turned back entirely in 1964.

218

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Link from SH 105 east to US 85-87 at Larkspur



219

Location: Eastern Plains
Alignment: Spur south from SH 86 at Elizabeth



220

Location: Northeast Metro Denver
Alignment: Spur from US 6 in Commerce City east via 64th or 74th to Tower or Chambers



221

Location: Southwest Metro Denver
Alignment: Link from Kassler northeast to US 85 at Blakeland



222

Location: Northwest Metro Denver
Alignment: Link from SH 93 north of Golden east via 64th Ave. to SH 72



223

Location: Southeast Metro Denver
Alignment: Link from Belleview Ave. north to Hampden Ave. via Yosemite St.

224

Location: North Metro Denver
Length*: 3.63mi
W End: Jct US 36 at Broadway
E End: Jct US 6-85 at Vasquez Blvd./74th Ave. in Commerce City

Counties: Adams
Places: Welby, Commerce City

Milepost Guide:

  • 0.00: US 36 interchange just west of I-25 (begin SH 224 in Adams County)
  • 0.26: SH 53/70th Ave./Broadway
  • 2.75: I-76 Exit 8, Commerce City
  • 3.63: US 6-85 (end SH 224)

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 15,600 at US 36
  • 14,500 east of SH 53/Broadway
  • 27,500 east of I-76
  • 17,500 at US 6-85, Commerce City

Guide:
SH 224 starts at the US 36/Broadway interchange just west of I-25, heads south on Broadway, then turns east on 70th Ave. It goes over I-25 just east of Broadway, and on the overpass is a connection to the HOV lanes on I-25. One single lane goes from the middle of the overpass south down to the separated lanes on I-25. Large overhead signs advise motorists of the HOV lanes' status. During the morning they go southbound, so people can turn off of 70th Ave. onto them. During the evening, however, they go northbound, so motorists from the HOV lanes can use them to get to 70th Ave. SH 224 continues east on 70th to Washington St. and then swerves northeast and heads east on 74th Ave. starting at I-76 (Exit 8). SH 224 then ends at US 6-85 between I-270 and the north SH 2 interchange.

Photo Gallery:

  • I-270 Bridge. Eastbound on SH 224 at the overpass for I-270. (October 1999)

History:
SH 224 became state highway in 1939. At first it went from Sheridan Blvd. east to SH 185 (Washington St.) via either 70th or 74th, then east to York St. and south to Brighton Blvd. By 1946 the section west of SH 185 had been turned back, and it was paved by 1949. By 1954 SH 224 was only a spur from SH 185 at Washington east to Welby. By 1956 the west end had become the Valley Highway freeway. The west end was extended to the Boulder Turnpike Broadway interchange by 1963. SH 224 was then extended east to I-80S by 1964, and east to US 6-85 by 1970.

225

Location: Eastern Plains
Alignment: Link from SH 109 at Karval due north to SH 94

I225

Location: Eastern Metro Denver
Length*: 12.43mi
S End: Jct I-25 Exit 200 in Denver
N End: Jct I-70 Exit 282 in Aurora

Counties: Denver, Araphoe, Adams
Places: Denver, Greenwood Village, Aurora

NHS: Entire length.

Freeway: Entire length (exit list).

Memorial Designations: The NB Parker Rd. to SB I-225 bridge is the Gary McPherson Flyover, a former Aurora state representative.

Milepost Guide:

  • 0.00: I-25 Exit 200 interchange, Denver (begin I-225 in Denver County)
  • 1.62: Enter Arapahoe County
  • 3.94: SH 83/Parker Road interchange, Aurora
  • 8.95: SH 30/6th Avenue interchange
  • 9.90: US 40/US 287/BL I-70/Colfax Avenue interchange, Enter Adams County
  • 11.93: Enter Denver County
  • 12.43: Jct I-70 Exit 282 interchange (end I-225)

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 109,000 at I-25, Denver
  • 128,000 north of Yosemite St.
  • 109,000 north of Parker Rd./SH 83, Aurora
  • 117,000 north of Mississippi Ave.
  • 129,000 north of SH 30/6th Ave.
  • 121,000 at I-70

Guide:
I-225 is the major north-south corridor for the eastern suburb of Aurora, as well as a cut between I-25 and I-70.

I-225 starts at I-25 Exit 200 in the south part of Denver. It heads northeast through Denver, Greenwood Village, past the dam that holds back Cherry Creek Reservoir, and then into Aurora. At Parker Road I-25 meets SH 83 and turns north, and generally follows the street grid spot that was occupied by Potomac St. It then ends at I-70 at a massive three-level interchange on the Aurora/Denver line. The interchange blends in with the Chambers Rd., Peņa Blvd., and Peoria St. interchanges on I-70, since they all have long collector-distributor ramps.

I-225 is six lanes with an aux lane each direction from Yosemite St to Parker Road, four lanes to Mississippi Avenue, and six lanes plus aux lanes to I-70.

An interesting note from Jack Unitt: From northeast of Yosemite Street to Parker Road, I-225 is on Corps of Engineers land (which built Cherry Creek Reservoir) and the state has only a lease to operate the highway.

Photo Gallery:

  • Tunnel to Southbound I-25. Traffic on I-225 going to southbound I-25 uses a tunnel to cross under all the other levels within the interchange. (October 2007)
  • I-225 at I-25. Going south on I-225 approaching I-25. (February 2001)
  • North of Colfax. A view of the wide expanse of concrete that is southbound I-225 north of Colfax. (August 2003)
  • I-225 at I-70. Northbound approaching I-70. (February 2001)

History:
I-225 was built in stages coming south from I-70. It reached 6th Avenue by 1966, Mississippi Avenue by 1970, Parker Road by 1972, and I-25 by 1977. I-225 was widened to three lanes each direction between 6th Avenue and I-70 in the late 1990s. Also the 3-level stack at I-70 was reconstructed about the same time to eliminate left entrances/exits. The City of Aurora fronted money for a new interchange at Alameda Ave, and that opened in Fall 2000. Interchange reconstruction at Parker Road, including adding a loop and a flyover, was completed in Spring 2002. In 2003 improvements where completed at Iliff Avenue which included adding loop ramps. In 2005 reconstruction of the 6th Ave interchange was completed, which included eliminating the WB-SB loop ramp.

T-REX, the TRansportation EXpansion project, included work on I-225 from I-25 to Parker Rd. A major part of the work was eliminating the left entrance and exit on SB I-25 at I-225, that was completed in late 2003. T-REX expanded I-225 to three lanes plus an aux lane each direction from Yosemite to Parker, which finished in 2005. The light rail line in the median from I-25 to Parker opened November 17, 2006.

Widening from Parker Rd to Colfax Ave to 6 lanes plus aux lanes has been done in several stages. From 2nd Avenue to Colfax was completed in 2005. From Mississippi Ave to 2nd was completed in summer 2011. Prior to widening I-225 was only four lanes with no aux lanes.

A separate project to improve access into the Anschutz (Fitzsimons) medical campus included a reconfiguration of the Colfax interchange with new ramps and overpass at 17th Place. The interchange was completed in January 2013.

Related Site: I-225 @ Interstate Guide

226

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Spur southwest from US 85 in Colorado Springs along Cheyenne Blvd. to Broadmoor

227

Location: Pueblo
Length*: 1.85mi
S End: Jct BR US 50 east of Pueblo
N End: Jct SH 96 at Joplin Ave./4th St. in Pueblo

Counties: Pueblo

Roadway Names: Joplin Avenue

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 6100 at BR US 50
  • 3900 at SH 96

Guide:
SH 227 starts at the BR US 50 expressway in the southeast part of metro Pueblo, then heads north across the Arkansas River and picks up Joplin Ave. in east Pueblo. It follows Joplin north to 4th St., ending at SH 96. The interchange at US 50 is not a true interchange, instead taking on the form of two two-way roadways connecting to right-in right-out intersections on BR US 50.

History:
SH 227 was brought onto the state payroll in 1939. It started off as a spur way south of BR US 50 at the Huerfano River, went north on CR 321, northwest along South Rd., then north as it does now, then spurred north from SH 96 along Hudson Rd. South and north ends truncated, and SH 227 existed as now by 1954.

228

Location: Arkansas Valley
Alignment: Started at SH 227-235 intersection southeast of Pueblo at Lombard Village (25th Lane and South Rd.) and went east to BR US 50 (then US 50) halfway between Avondale and Boone



229

Location: Arkansas Valley
Alignment: Link from SH 96 at North Avondale south via Avondale to SH 228



230

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Link from SH 164 north of US 24 east to US 85-87 at Colorado Springs

231

Location: Arkansas Valley
Length*: 2.05mi
S End: Jct BR US 50 at Vineland
N End: Jct US 50/SH 96 at Devine

Counties: Pueblo
Places: Vineland, Devine

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008): 1800

Guide:
From BR US 50, SH 231 goes due north across the Arkansas River to US 50.

History:
SH 231 was brought into the state system in 1939, but originally continued south from BR 50 to SH 228. Paved by 1949. SH 228 was gone by 1955, so SH 231 had a spur south to where they used to meet. By 1968 the south end was trimmed back to BR US 50. Like SH 233 below, the two routes SH 231 terminated have changed (SH 96 became US 50, US 50 became BR US 50).

232

Location: South Front Range
Alignment: Spur southwest from US 85-87 at Aguilar to Gulnare. Had a spur of itself northwest to Brodhead.

233

Location: Arkansas Valley
Length*: 2.15mi
S End: Jct BR US 50 south of Baxter
N End: Jct US 50/SH 96 at Baxter

Counties: Pueblo
Places: Baxter

Roadway Names: Baxter Road

Annual Average Daily Traffic (2008):

  • 3500 at BR US 50
  • 3900 at US 50, Baxter

Guide:
From BR US 50, SH 233 goes due north across the Arkansas River to US 50.

History:
SH 233 was brought into the state system in 1939. Paved by 1946.

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Last updated 9 March 2014