Colorado State Highway 392

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State Highway 392 marker

State Highway 392
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 45.3 mi[1] (73.0 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 287.svg US 287 near Fort Collins
 

I-25.svg I-25 near Windsor
Colorado 257.svg SH 257 in Windsor

US 85.svg US 85 in Lucerne
East end: SH 14 near Briggsdale
Location
Counties: Larimer, Weld
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 391 SH 394

State Highway 392 is a 45.33 mi (73.0 km) long state highway in northern Colorado. SH 392 begins at a junction with U.S. Highway 287 south of Fort Collins and proceeds eastward. It intersects I-25 at Exit 262 and continues east through the towns of Windsor and Lucerne. The highway continues northeast and serves several small towns. The highway nominally ends north of Briggsdale at SH 14 where it becomes Weld County Road 77.

Route description[edit]

The route begins at US 287 south of Fort Collins, Colorado along Robert Benson Lake. The road then intersects CR 13 and CR 11, where it briefly enters Redmond before entering the Fossil Creek Regional Open Space, along which is located the Fossil Creek Reservoir. As the road continues eastward through the park, it becomes the southern boundary before interchanging with I‑25.[2]

East of I-25, the road briefly continues through farmland before crossing the Larimer/Weld county line. Afterwards, it meets SH 257 in Windsor, nearing Windsor Lake. The road then continues through rectangularly shaped fields before meeting US 85 in Lucerne, where it curves slightly southeastward. As the road continues eastward, the fields become circular, and the road turns slightly northeastward. The surrounding land then becomes barren grassland as the road abruptly turns eastward then sharply northward.[2] The road then meets its terminus several miles later at SH 14 in Briggsdale.

History[edit]

The route was established in 1949, where it began at SH 257 in Windsor and continued east to Barnesville. The road was then paved entirely by 1958, then extended to today's I-25 in 1960. The route was then extended east to Cornish; this section was paved by 1977. The route was then extended to its current terminus at Briggsdale at SH 14 the next year. In 1994, the section east of SH 37 (now deleted) was deleted.[3]

In 2007, the section between U.S. Highway 287 and I-25 was added to SH 392 and the formerly deleted section was readded.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Larimer Fort Collins 95.31 153.39 US 287
  100.00 160.93 I‑25 Interchange
Weld Windsor 104.45 168.10 SH 257 West end of SH 257 overlap
105.43 169.67 SH 257 East end of SH 257 overlap
Lucerne 115.40 185.72 US 85
Briggsdale 141.58 227.85 SH 14
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Segment Descriptions for Highway 392". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Bing Maps". Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  3. ^ a b Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 367-399". Retrieved 2010-05-20.