Colorado State Highway 115

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State Highway 115 marker

State Highway 115
Map of central Colorado with SH 115 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length: 46.99 mi[1] (75.62 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 50 in Cañon City
 
North 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 passes through several small towns along the eastern mountains including Florence and Penrose. It is the only highway that directly connects Colorado Springs to 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 mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Fremont Cañon City 0 0.0 US 50 – Salida, Pueblo Western terminus
Florence 8.5 13.7 SH 67 north Western end of SH 67 concurrency
9 14 SH 67 south Eastern end of SH 67 concurrency
11 18 SH 120 east
14 23 US 50 east – Pueblo Western end of US 50 concurrency
14.5 23.3 US 50 west – Cañon City Eastern end of US 50 concurrency
El Paso Colorado Springs 43 69 SH 83 north (Academy Blvd)
45.5 73.2 SH 29 (Lake Ave)
47 76 I-25 south – Pueblo Western end of I-25 concurrency
47 76 I-25 north – Denver Eastern terminus; eastern end of I-25 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 115". Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 100-119". Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Highway Data Explorer". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 20, 2014. 

External links[edit]

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