Colorado State Highway 35
Map of County and City of Denver in north central Colorado with SH 35 highlighted in red
|Maintained by CDOT|
|Length:||1 mi (2 km)|
|Existed:||1972 – present|
|South end:||I-70 in Denver|
|North end:||53rd Place|
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.
The route begins as Quebec Street at I-70. It crosses Sand Creek and intersects I-270 and Northfield Boulevard; the interchanges overlap one another. The route then continues, intersects 52nd Place and ends at 53rd Place, but Quebec Street continues northward towards Commerce City.
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. 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.
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.
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.
The entire route is in Denver. All exits are unnumbered.
|0.000||0.000||I-70||I-70 exit 278; southern terminus.|
|0.463||0.745||I-270||I-270 exit 4.|
|1.317||2.120||53rd Place||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi