Colorado State Highway 115

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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
Major intersections
North end I-25 / US 24 / US 87 in Colorado Springs
Location
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
CountiesFremont, El Paso
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 114 SH 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

SH 115 northbound

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. SH 115 then becomes an expressway, with interchanges at O'Connell Boulevard, South Academy Boulevard, and Lake Avenue as it enters Colorado Springs. It ends at I-25 in Colorado Springs.

SH 115 looking north towards Colorado Springs

History

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

CountyLocationmi[3]kmExitDestinationsNotes
FremontCañon City00.0 US 50 – Salida, PuebloSouthern terminus
Florence8.513.7
SH 67 north
Western end of SH 67 concurrency
914
SH 67 south – Wetmore, Westcliffe
Eastern end of SH 67 concurrency
1118
SH 120 east
Western terminus of SH 120
Penrose1423 US 50 – Cañon City, PuebloInterchange
El PasoColorado Springs436943Norad Road / O'Connell BlvdCloverleaf interchange; signed as 43A (Ft Carson Gate 2) and 43B (Cheyenne Mtn AFS)
447144S. Academy BlvdInterchange
Clubhouse DriveInterchange; southbound exit only
467446Lake Avenue (US 85 south)Interchange; south end of unsigned US 85 overlap
4776 I-25 / US 24 / US 87 – Pueblo, DenverNorthern terminus; north end of unsigned US 85 overlap; I-25 exit 140
Nevada Avenue (US 85 north)Continuation past I-25
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 115". Retrieved 2007-05-12.[permanent dead link]
  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.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 115 at Wikimedia Commons