Colorado State Highway 16

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State Highway 16 marker

State Highway 16
Mesa Ridge Parkway
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 3.118 mi[1] (5.018 km)
Major junctions
West end: Frontage Road
  I‑25
US 85 – Fountain
East end: SH 21
Location
Counties: El Paso
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 15 SH 17

State Highway 16 is a short east–west expressway in El Paso County, south of Colorado Springs. Highway 16 constitutes the westernmost portion of a longer road known as the Mesa Ridge Parkway.

The eastern and western termini of this highway are both in the city of Fountain. However, part of the route passes through an unincorporated area of El Paso County.

Route description[edit]

Fountain Creek near Fountain, Colorado, near SH 16

SH 16 begins with an interchange at I-25, which also provides access to Frontage Road.[2] From here, it heads southeast, crosses Fountain Creek, and intersects US 85. From there, it extends east several miles eastward and ends at SH 21, known there as Powers Boulevard.

History[edit]

The route was established in 1971 from I-25 east to US 85, totaling about one mile.[2] It was gradually extended until 2007, when Mesa Ridge Parkway was added to the route, and the route length almost tripled.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in El Paso County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.000 0.000 Frontage Road West end of route
Fountain 0.115 0.185 I‑25
0.996 1.603 US 85 Old end of route
3.118 5.018 SH 21 East end of route
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Segment list for SH 16". Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "Colorado Routes 1-19". Retrieved April 1, 2010. 

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