Colorado State Highway 348

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State Highway 348

Map of western Colorado with SH 348 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length17.06 mi[1] (27.46 km)
Major junctions
South end US 50 in Olathe
North end US 50 in Delta
Location
CountryUnited States
StateColorado
CountiesMontrose, Delta
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 347 US 350

State Highway 348 (SH 348) is a 17.1-mile (27.5 km) state highway immediately southeast of Montrose and Delta counties in Colorado, United States that connects U.S. Route 50 (US 50) in Olathe US 50 in Delta.

Route description

The route begins at US 50 in the south part of Delta as Eaton Avenue as it begins westward. After crossing a railroad, the highway stops as Eaton Ave as it exits Delta and enters farmland.[2] It then continues southward through large rectangular fields until it meets D Road, where the route abruptly turns west. After an intersection with 25 Mesa Road, SH 348 continues on a southerly course, continuing to 5300 Road, where it abruptly turns right along Dalia Road.[2] It then turns south and east abruptly before meeting US 50 Business a short distance before meeting US 50 in Olathe at its east end.

History

The route was established in 1939, when it began at SH 65 (now deleted) south of Delta and continued east through Olathe and looped northeastward back to US 50. In 1954, SH 348's routing was corrected to a route from US 50 in Delta to US 50 in Olathe, as it does now. The entire route was paved by the year 1963.[3]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
MontroseOlathe0.000.00David Road east – SH 789Continuation east beyond southern terminus

US 50 north – Delta

US 50 south – Montrose, Gunnison, Salida
Southern terminus
0.230.37

US 50 Bus. north – Delta


US 50 Bus. south – Montrose
DeltaDelta17.0627.46
US 50 north (Main Street) – Grand Junction, Fruita

US 50 south (Main Street) – Olathe
Northern terminus
East 6th Street eastContinuation east beyond northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Segment Descriptions for Highway 348". Colorado Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-03-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Bing Maps". Retrieved 2010-05-24.
  3. ^ Salek, Matthew E. "Colorado Routes 334-366". Retrieved 2010-05-24.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 348 at Wikimedia Commons