Colorado State Highway 30

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State Highway 30 marker

State Highway 30
Hampden Avenue, Havana Street, 6th Avenue, Gun Club Road
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 20 mi[1] (33 km)
Major junctions
West end: I‑25 / US 285 in Denver
  SH 83 in Aurora
I‑225 in Aurora
East end: Quincy Avenue in Aurora
Location
Counties: Denver, Arapahoe
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 26 US 34

State Highway 30, alternatively known as Hampden Avenue, is a state route in the independent city of Denver and Arapahoe County. Its west end is at Interstate 25 and US 285 in Denver and its east end is at Quincy Avenue east of Aurora.

Route description[edit]

The route begins at Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 285 in Denver. It then winds eastward and exits Denver and enters Arapahoe at about 2.0 miles, then reenters Denver at about 2.3 miles. At 2.6 miles, the route changes direction to north and crosses SH 83 at 3.8 miles, where it again leaves Denver and enters Arapahoe County and Aurora. It continues northward, crosses the Highline Canal, and at 7.8 miles it then turns east again. At about 10 miles, it traverses across Interstate 225. It then continues eastward, and forms the northern and eastern border for Buckley Air Force Base. It further leaves the Aurora city limit at about 18.3 miles, and finally ends at Quincy Avenue east of Aurora.

History[edit]

The route was established in 1955, when it began at SH 70 (deleted) southeastward to today's terminus. The southern terminus was moved to Smoky Hill Road by 1960 and to Quincy Avenue by 1966, when the road entirely paved. The section along Havana Street was added in 1970.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile Destination Notes
Denver 0.000 I‑25 – Fort Collins, Colorado Springs
US 285 west – Fairplay
Arapahoe Aurora 3.831 SH 83 (Parker Road)
4.005 Iliff Avenue
5.500 Mississippi Avenue
9.972 I‑225 – Denver, Greenwood Village
20.416 Quincy Avenue
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Segment Descriptions for Highway 30". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. (January 30, 2010). "Colorado Routes 20–39". Retrieved March 13, 2010.