State Route 67 in Colorado
According to transporthint, State Route 67, commonly known as State Highway 67 or SH 67 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road forms an interrupted north-south route through the Rocky Mountains in the south of the state. The road consists of three parts and is 115 kilometers long in total.
SH 67 begins in the village of Wetmore on SH 96, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains at 1,800 meters. The road then heads north through the westernmost part of the High Plains, passing through flat countryside. The road passes through the village of Florence, which is located in a valley of the Arkansas River. Just north of Florence, the first section of SH 67 ends near an airport on US 50, just east of Cañon City.
The second part starts 30 kilometers further north in the Rocky Mountains in the village of Victor at 3,000 meters above sea level. The road winds around a large open mine and passes through Cripple Creek. The highest point of the road in this area is at more than 3,100 meters altitude, but there is no clear mountain pass. The road heads north through the forested mountain area. The 4,300-foot-high Pikes Peak is just to the east. SH 67 then ends in the village of Divide on US 24.
The third and northernmost section begins 10 kilometers further northeast on the same US 24 in Woodland Park, just northwest of Colorado Springs. The road heads north through valleys and small canyons through a sparsely populated area. Although this is the longest part of SH 67, few major side roads are crossed between the start and end point. The places on the route are mostly hamlets. The road runs between 1,900 and 2,600 meters, but eventually descends to Sedalia at 1,750 meters, where SH 67 ends just south of the Denver metropolitan area on US 85.
SH 67 is one of the original 1920s state highways. It was originally a through route, but at the time it was still completely unpaved. In 1938, the first section was paved around the mining area between Victor and Cripple Creek. The road was later paved during the 1940s. In 1954, two sections were scrapped as a state highway, between Florence and Victor and between Woodland Park (US 24) and Rampart Range Road. In 1957, the section between Florence and US 50 east of Cañon City became a state highway again. In 1958 the entire SH 67 was asphalted. In 2001, the road between Victor and Cripple Creek was diverted due to the expansion of mining.
Every day, 1,600 vehicles run between Wetmore and Florence on the southern section, 2,500 vehicles between Florence and US 50, 1,000 vehicles between Victor and Cripple Creek around the mining area, and 3,500 to 5,000 vehicles continue to US 24 at Divide. The northern section from US 24 in Woodland Park to US 85 in Sedalia largely handles only 500 to 1,000 vehicles per day, with the exception of Woodland Park, which is the busiest section with 11,000 vehicles per day.
State Route 69 in Colorado
According to travelationary, State Route 69, commonly known as State Highway 69 or SH 69 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road forms a north-south route in the south of the state, from near Walsenburg to Texas Creek. SH 69 is 133 kilometers long.
SH 69 south of Gardner.
SH 69 begins just north of Walsenburg at its junction with Interstate 25 and heads west first across the westernmost portion of the High Plains in this region, gradually leading into the Rocky Mountains. The road gradually rises from 2,000 to 2,600 meters and leads over a flat mountain pass in uninhabited steppe area. To the west is the imposing Sangre de Cristo Range with some peaks above 4,000 meters. The road leads through a very wide valley, and the places on the route are very small. The northern part of the route has more elevation changes and descends through a shallow canyon to US 50 at Texas Creek, 100 kilometers west of Pueblo.
SH 69 is one of the original state highways from the 1920s and at that time already more or less followed the current route. The road then ran from US 85/87 at Walsenburg to US 50 at Texas Creek. The road was paved from the 1940s but it took a very long time before the entire SH 69 was paved, it was not until the mid 1980s that the part northwest of Gardner was completely paved.
SH 69 is a very quiet road with mostly 400 to 800 vehicles per day outside the villages. The busiest point is in Westcliffe with 4,700 vehicles per day.
The Northwest Parkway is a parkway in the U.S. state of Colorado. The highway is a toll road, and is part of the Denver Beltway, which bears the number 470 with various prefixes. The entire ring, when completed, will be approximately 180 kilometers long. The Northwest Parkway is eight miles long.
In Thornton, a suburb of 109,000 people, the E-470 flows into the Northwest Parkway. It passes through the northern suburbs of Thornton, Westminster and Broomfield. The entire route has 2×2 lanes. The road currently terminates just before US 36 or Denver – Boulder Turnpike. The road toll is $3, one of the highest in the United States.
The Denver Beltway was originally planned as Interstate 470. However, in 1976, after several years of heated debate, it was decided not to build the ring road. In the end it turned out that due to the explosive growth of the suburbs around Denver, a ring road was indeed necessary. The Northwest Parkway was built mainly through the support of the City of Broomfield. In 1999, the Northwest Parkway Authority was established, which began building the highway as a toll road. The highway opened on November 24, 2003. It is actually an outgrowth of the E-470 which was also completed in 2003.
In Arvada and Westminster, there are calls to extend the highway to Golden, completing the ring around Denver. The concession is owned by a Portuguese company.
The highway is quiet with 12,000 vehicles per day.