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 in Colorado Springs
Location
CountiesFremont, El Paso
Highway system
Colorado State Highways
SH 114SH 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 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.

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]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
FremontCañon City00.0 US 50 – Salida, PuebloWestern terminus
Florence8.513.7 SH 67 northWestern end of SH 67 concurrency
914 SH 67 southEastern end of SH 67 concurrency
1118 SH 120 east
1423 US 50 east – PuebloWestern end of US 50 concurrency
14.523.3 US 50 west – Cañon CityEastern end of US 50 concurrency
El PasoColorado Springs4369 SH 83 north (Academy Blvd)
45.573.2 SH 29 (Lake Ave)
4776 I-25 south – PuebloWestern end of I-25 concurrency
4776 I-25 north – DenverEastern 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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