Colorado State Highway 109

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State Highway 109

Map of southeastern Colorado with SH 109 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length65.327 mi[1] (105.134 km)
Major junctions
South end US 160 near Kim
Major intersections US 50 in La Junta
North endGrand Avenue in Cheraw
Location
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
CountiesLas Animas, Bent, Otero
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 105 SH 110

State Highway 109 (SH 109) is a 65.327 mi (105.134 km) long state highway in southeastern Colorado. SH 109's southern terminus is at U.S. Route 160 (US 160) north of Kim, and the northern terminus a continuation north as Grand Avenue in Cheraw.

Route description

The road begins in the south at its junction with US 160 roughly two miles north of Kim. From there the road proceeds northward for 55 miles (89 km) through remote, sparsely populated land, including a section of Comanche National Grassland, before reaching La Junta, the first of only two towns along the route's length. At La Junta, SH 109 intersects US 50 indirectly via SH 109 Spur (3rd Street). After crossing over US 50, the road continues northward, passing the La Junta Municipal Airport, to the small town of Cheraw where the road officially ends by becoming a city street called Grand Avenue.

History

The route was established in the 1920s, when it began at Karvel and headed eastward to Genoa. Several new sections including spurs and extensions were added in 1939. The route was paved in several segments by 1946. In 1954, most of the route was deleted, leaving only a segment from La Junta to Cheraw. The terminus was corrected by 1983. The entire route was paved by 1965.[2]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Las Animas0.0000.000 US 160 – Springfield, Kim, TrinidadSouthern terminus
BentNo major intersections
OteroLa Junta56.01090.139 SH 109 Spur (3rd Street)
To US 50 – Las Animas, Lamar, Rocky Ford, Pueblo
57.43592.433
SH 194 east – Bents Fort
Western terminus of SH 194
63.255101.799
SH 266 west – Rocky Ford
Eastern terminus of SH 266
Cheraw65.327105.1344th StreetNorthern terminus
Grand AvenueContinuation past 4th Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related route

Spur plate.svg

State Highway 109 Spur

LocationLa Junta
Length0.2 mi (320 m)

SH 109 has a spur route in La Junta that spans for about 0.2 miles. It runs down on Bradish Avenue from US 50 and then heads east on 3rd street, then terminating at SH 109 (Adams Avenue)

References

  1. ^ "Segment Descriptions for Highway 109". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-26.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 100-119". Retrieved 2010-05-26.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 109 at Wikimedia Commons