Business routes of Interstate 70 in Colorado

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Interstate 70
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There are a total of 12 business routes of Interstate 70 in Colorado. I-70 spans Colorado in an east-west fashion, holding many business loops and spurs along the way varying from lengths of 0.22 mi (0.35 km) to 27.47 mi (44.21 km), with a total of 55.51 miles.[1] Four other business routes also used to exist within the state.


Grand Junction Metropolitan Area[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationGrand JunctionClifton
Length13.27 mi (21.36 km)

Interstate 70 Business Loop (I-70B) is a business loop that runs through Grand Junction and Clifton. This route is mostly an expressway, with the exception of Downtown Grand Junction where the route is divided into two one-way streets (Pitkin and Ute Avenues) and then turns north onto a four lane surface street (1st Street). The route is partially signed with U.S. Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 50 (separate and together). the route is one of the most important routes in the Grand Junction Area.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Mesa County.

LocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Grand Junction0.000.00 I-70 / US 6 west / US 50 westWestern terminus; road continues west as US 6 / US 50
4.367.02 US 6 east (North Avenue)Eastern terminus of concurrency with US 6
4.957.97 SH 340 west (Broadway Road)Eastern terminus of SH 340
5.669.11 US 50 east (5th Street)Eastern terminus of concurrency with US 50
9.3014.97 US 6 west (North Avenue)Western terminus of concurrency withUS 6
Clifton11.7118.85 SH 141 south (32nd Road)Northern terminus of SH 141
12.1719.59 US 6 east (F Road)Eastern terminus of concurrency with US 6
13.2721.36 I-70Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi



Palisade[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationPalisade


Rifle[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationRifle


Silt[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationSilt
Length0.22 mi (0.35 km)

Interstate 70 Business serves Silt and runs from Interstate 70 to U.S. Highway 6.[1] The road begins with a loop on the south side of I-70. The intersection between the Silt Business Loop and I-70 forms a diamond interchange, and there is a one-way loop at the business spur's terminus. The road then moves northward, intersecting Lions Park Circle before crossing the Colorado River, which runs roughly along I-70. On the other side of a meander, the road abruptly turns westward and meets its terminus at U.S. Highway 24, which is at that point concurrent with U.S. Highway 6. The road continues as Railroad Avenue through the city of Silt.[2][3]

Eagle[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationEagle
Length0.35 mi (0.56 km)

Interstate 70 Business serves Eagle and runs from U.S. Highway 6 to Interstate 70.[1] The road begins with a circle at the intersection of I-70 Bus and U.S. Highway 6. On the other side of the circle, the road continues as Church Street. Along I-70 Bus, the road is known as Eby Creek Road. The route then heads northward over the Colorado River in the northern city limits of Eagle, intersecting Chambers Avenue and Loren Road before meeting its northern terminus with Interstate 70. The intersection forms a diamond interchange, and Eby Creek Road continues toward Dell.[4]

Edwards[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationEdwards
Length0.58 mi (0.93 km)

Interstate 70 Business is a spur serving Edwards that runs from Interstate 70 to U.S. Highway 6.[1] The road runs south from Exit 163 on I-70 with roundabouts on both sides of the interchange followed by a third roundabout at Miller Ranch Road. BL-70 makes a slight southwest turn as it runs along a bridge over a railroad line, then turns back to the south before crossing another bridge over the Eagle River. BL-70 ends at US 6, and Edwards Access Road becomes Edwards Village Road as it curves to the west.


Avon[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationAvon



Frisco[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationFrisco


Idaho Springs[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationIdaho Springs
Length2.71 mi (4.36 km)

I-70 Business is a loop serving Idaho Springs and meets Interstate 70 at exits 239 and 241, intersecting State Highway 103 in the middle.[1]

Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationWest Pleasant ViewAurora
Length23.7 mi[5] (38.1 km)

Business Loop Interstate 70 is a 23.7-mile (38.1 km)-long route between West Pleasant View and Aurora, traveling through Downtown Denver. Known locally as Colfax Avenue, the route connects with I-70 on either end.[1]

Major intersections
CountyLocationmi[5]kmDestinationsNotes
JeffersonWest Pleasant View0.000.00 I-70 / US 40 west (Colfax Avenue)Western terminus; US 40 continues west; exit 262 on I-70
Lakewood3.405.47 SH 391 (Kipling Street)
4.907.89 SH 121 (Wadsworth Boulevard)
6.4010.30 SH 95 (Sheridan Boulevard)
City and County of Denver7.9012.71 US 287 (Federal Boulevard) / SH 88 southInterchange; eastern terminus of concurrency with US 287; northern terminus of SH 88
8.5013.68 I-25 / US 6 / US 85 / US 87 / Auraria Parkway – Fort Collins, Colorado SpringsExit 210A on I-25; no signage for US routes
12.4019.96 SH 2 (Colorado Boulevard)
ArapahoeAurora18.6029.93 I-225Exit 10 on I-225
23.7038.14 I-70 / US 36 / US 40 east / US 287 northEastern terminus; no signage for US routes; No access from I-70 Bus. east to I-70 west
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Watkins[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationWatkins
Length0.40 mi (0.64 km)

I-70 Business spur serves Watkins and runs from Interstate 70 to US 36.[1]

Strasburg[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationStrasburg
Length0.35 mi (0.56 km)

I-70 Business spur serves Strasburg and runs from Interstate 70 to US 36.[1]

Deer Trail[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationDeer Trail
Length0.40 mi (0.64 km)

I-70 Business spur serves Deer Trail and runs from U.S. Highway 40 to Interstate 70.[1]

Agate[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationAgate
Length0.35 mi (0.56 km)

I-70 Business spur serves Agate and runs from U.S. Highway 40 to Interstate 70.[1]

Limon[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationLimon
Length4.26 mi (6.86 km)

I-70 Business loop serves Limon, Colorado and has both its termini at a concurrency of Interstate 70, U.S. Highway 24, U.S. Highway 40, and U.S. Highway 287.[1]

Vona[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationVona
Length0.53 mi (0.85 km)

I-70 Business serves Vona and runs from U.S. Highway 24 to Interstate 70.[1]

Burlington[edit]

Interstate 70 Business
LocationBurlington
Length1.97 mi (3.17 km)

I-70 Business loop serves Burlington and has both its termini at Interstate 70.[1]

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Colorado Department of Transportation. "Segment list for I-70". Retrieved 2010-05-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (2011-01-26). "I-70 Bus (Silt)" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
  3. ^ Town map of Silt (Map). Town of Silt Office Board. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  4. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (2011-01-27). "I-70 Bus (Eagle)" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  5. ^ a b Google (February 11, 2014). "Interstate 70 Business in Denver" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 11, 2014.