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
Length46.99 mi[1] (75.62 km)
Major junctions
South end US 50 in Cañon City
 
North end I-25 / US 24 / US 87 in Colorado Springs
Location
CountiesFremont, El Paso
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 114SH 116

State Highway 115 (SH 115) is a state highway in the U.S. State of Colorado. SH 115's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 50 (US 50) interchange in northern Cañon City, and the northern terminus is at Interstate 25 (I-25), US 24 and US 87 in Colorado Springs.

Route description[edit]

SH 115 looking north towards Colorado Springs

Major construction has been done on the mountainous portion of the highway due to a high number 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. The Highway Starts in Downtown Cañon City at US 50. It then crosses the Arkansas River and leaves the city. In Florence, SH 115 Overlaps SH 67 from Pikes Peak Avenue to Robinson Avenue. As it leaves Florence, SH-115 encounters the western end of SH 120 and once again, crosses the Arkansas River. In Penrose, the route, once again, intersects US-50. As it enters Fort Carson, The Highway Intersects SH 83, and SH 29. It ends at I-25 in Colorado Springs.

History[edit]

The route was established in the 1920s, when it connected US 50 near Florence to Colorado Springs. By 1950, the west terminus was fixed to SH 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]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmExitDestinationsNotes
FremontCañon City00.0 US 50 – Salida, PuebloSouthern terminus
Florence8.513.7 SH 67 northWestern end of SH 67 concurrency
914 SH 67 southEastern end of SH 67 concurrency
1118 SH 120 eastWestern terminus of SH 120
Penrose1423 US 50 – Pueblo, Cañon City
El PasoColorado Springs436943Norad RdInterchange; Signed as 43 A (Ft Carson Gate 2) and 43 B (Cheyenne Mtn AFS).
447144 SH 83 north (Academy Blvd)Interchange; Southern terminus of SH 83
467446 US 85 south / US 87 south (Lake Avenue) (former SH 29)Interchange; Southern end of US-85/US-87 Overlap
4776 I-25 / US 24 – Pueblo, DenverNorthern terminus; I-25 exit 140
4776 US 85 north / US 87 north – DenverNorthern end of US-85/US-87 Overlap; route continues as US-85
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. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

External links[edit]

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