Colorado State Highway 35

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State Highway 35 marker

State Highway 35
Quebec Street
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 1 mi[2] (2 km)
Existed: 1972[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I-70 in Denver
  I-270
North end: 53rd Place
Location
Counties: Denver
Highway system

Colorado State Highways

US 34 US 36

State Highway 35, also known as Quebec Street, is a state route in the city of Denver, Colorado. It is 1.317 miles (2.120 km) long. Its southern end is I-70 and its eastern end is 53rd Place. An expansion was planned but funding has not materialized.

Route description[edit]

The route begins as Quebec Street at I-70. It crosses Sand Creek[3] and intersects I-270 and Northfield Boulevard; the interchanges overlap one another.[1] The route then continues, intersects 52nd Place and ends at 53rd Place, but Quebec Street continues northward towards Commerce City.[4]

History[edit]

The route was established in 1972 as a road to Stapleton International Airport (now closed). It was planned to be extended in several locations, but it remains a short highway.[1] Government records from the 1970s indicate that the route would have gone all the way to the intersection of Quebec St. and Hampden Ave. north to I-80S (now I-76) southwest of Barr Lake, but the construction never began, even though it was still on the books until the late 1990s.[1]

The route's southern end was at the Stapleton terminal access road from 1972 to 2000, when it was moved up to I-70. From 1972–1977 the northern end of the highway ended at I-70, then moved to 56th Ave, and then to I-270 in 1988 before ending around 53rd Place in the mid-1990s.[1]

Future[edit]

Because of congestion in the areas around Quebec Street an extension of Highway 35 into a major highway in the eastern metropolitan Denver area has been proposed. In theory, it would be useful to alleviate traffic jams in the Quebec St. area.[1]

Exit list[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
City and County of Denver 0.000 0.000 I-70 Southern terminus
0.463 0.745 I-270
0.637 1.025 Northfield Boulevard
1.317 2.120 53rd Place Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b c d e f Salek, Matthew E. (January 30, 2010). "Colorado Routes 20–39". Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Segment Descriptions for Highway 35". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  3. ^ Colorado Department of Transportation. "Map of Denver, Colorado". Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  4. ^ Colorado Department of Transportation. "Map of Denver County, Colorado". Retrieved 2010-05-17.