Colorado State Highway 115

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State Highway 115 marker

State Highway 115
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 46.99 mi[1] (75.62 km)
Major junctions
North end: US 50.svg US 50 in Cañon City
  Colorado 67.svg SH 67 near Florence
Colorado 83.svg SH 83 in Colorado Springs
South end: I‑25 in Colorado Springs
Location
Counties: Fremont, El Paso
Highway system

Colorado State Highways

SH 114 SH 116

State Highway 115 is a state highway that runs from US 50 interchange in northern Cañon City to Interstate 25/ Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs.

Route description[edit]

Major construction has been done on the mountainous portion of the highway due a high amount of accidents because of lane narrowing. Highway 115 gives service through several small towns along the eastern mountains such as Florence and Penrose. It is the only highway that gives in/out service to Colorado Springs from Cañon City.

History[edit]

The route was established in the 1920s, when it connected U.S. Highway 50 near Florence to Colorado Springs. By 1950, the west terminus was fixed to State Highway 120 . The US 50 interchange was built by 1977, when the entire route was paved. A small change in the routing near its east end occurred in 2007.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3] Junction Notes
Fremont Cañon City 0 US 50 – Salida, Pueblo Southern terminus of SH 115
3 Ash St
Brookside 4.5 MacKenzie Ave
5.5 Churchill Ave
Florence 8 Frazier Ave
8.5 SH 67 north Western end of SH 67 overlap
9 SH 67 south Eastern end of SH 67 overlap
11 SH 120 east
14 US 50 east – Pueblo
14.5 US 50 west – Cañon City
El Paso Fort Carson 42 O'Connell Blvd
Colorado Springs 43 SH 83 north (Academy Blvd)
44 Star Ranch Rd, Cheyenne Meadows Rd
45 Clubhouse Dr Southbound exit only
45.2 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd
45.5 SH 29 (Lake Ave)
46.5 Cheyenne Rd, Southgate Rd
47 I‑25 south – Pueblo
47 I‑25 north – Denver

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 115". Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 100-119". Retrieved 04-12-2010. 
  3. ^ Colorado Department of Transportation, Highway Data, accessed October 2007: note that not every interval between mileposts is exactly a mile, explaining why more exits than expected are at the exact milepost