Colorado State Highway 340

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State Highway 340

Broadway Rd
Map of Mesa County in western Colorado with SH 340 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length13.341 mi[1] (21.470 km)
Major junctions
West end US 6 / US 50 in Fruita
Major intersections I-70 in Fruita
East end I-70 BL / US 50 in Grand Junction
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 330 SH 347

State Highway 340 (SH 340) is a 13.341 mi (21.470 km) long state highway in the U.S. state of Colorado. The highway's western end is at U.S. Route 6 (US 6) and US 50 in Fruita, and the eastern end is at the junction of US 50 and I-70 Business (I-70 Bus.) in Grand Junction. This highway is mainly used by the residents of Grand Junction's suburb Redlands.

Route description

The route begins at a concurrency of US 6 and US 50 in Fruita. The route then turns onto cherry Street in Fruita where it junctions with Interstate 70 (I-70). The Highway then moves then heads south, passing over the Colorado River, where it heads into The Redlands. There, it traverses the suburban area as Broadway Road, passing the Colorado National Monument on the south side of the highway. As SH 340 travels eastward, it enters Downtown Grand Junction, meeting again with the Colorado River and passing over the Riverside Parkway. Then, the highway ends at I-70 Bus. and US 50.


The route was defined in 1939, when it moved along its current alignment but continued to US 6 in Palisade. This entire length was paved by 1955. The east terminus was then moved to SH 146, today's SH 141, in 1970. Two years later, the east terminus was moved all the way to where it is now in Grand Junction.[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Mesa County.

Fruita0.0000.000 US 6 / US 50Western terminus
0.5070.816 I-70 – Grand Junction, Green RiverI-70 exit 19; interchange
Grand Junction1321Riverside ParkwayInterchange; Eastbound exit only
13.34121.470 I-70 BL / US 50Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ "Segment Descriptions for Highway 340". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-05-14.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Route 334-366". Retrieved 2010-05-19.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 340 at Wikimedia Commons