Colorado State Highway 47

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State Highway 47

SH 47 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by CDOT
Length4.635 mi[1] (7.459 km)
Major junctions
West end I-25 / US 85 / US 87 / US 50 in Pueblo
East end US 50 / SH 96 in Pueblo
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Colorado State Highway System
SH 46 US 50

State Highway 47 (SH 47) is a 4.635-mile (7.459 km) state highway in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States, that connects Interstate 25/U.S. Route 50/U.S. Route 85/U.S. Route 87 (I-25/US 50/US 85/US 87) in Pueblo with US 50 and Colorado State Highway 96 (SH 96) in Pueblo; and thereby forming a northern loop off of US 50. (While the majority of the highway is located within the city limits of Pueblo, it briefly passes through two sections of unincorporated Pueblo County near its eastern terminus.)[2]

Route description

SH 47 begins at a single-point urban interchange with I-25 (John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway)/US 50/US 85/US 87 (I-25 exit 101) in northern Pueblo. (I-25/US 85/US 87 head north toward Pueblo West, Colorado Springs, and Denver. I-25/US 50/US 85/US 87 head south toward Colorado City, Trinidad, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. US 50 heads west toward Pueblo West and Cañon City.)[2]

From its western terminus, SH 47 heads east as a six-lane divided highway and promptly has an overpass over a set of Union Pacific Railroad tracks and Pueblo Mall Drive before reaching an eastbound-only off ramp to Mel Harmon Drive (with access to Pueblo Mall). After an intersection with Dillon Street, SH 47 begins its controlled-access (freeway) section.[2]

East of Dillon Street, SH 47 narrows to four lanes and crosses over Fountain Creek before reaching a diamond interchange with Jerry Murphy Road. (All exits along SH 47 are unnumbered.) East of the Jerry Murphy interchange, SH 47 begins running along the northern edge of a residential area and curves to head southeast. Next is a partial interchange with Walking Stick Boulevard, with westbound only exit and entrance. (Walking Stick Boulevard heads north–northeast along the northeastern edge of Colorado State University Pueblo [CSU Pueblo].)[2]

Continuing southeast near the southwestern edge of CSU Pueblo, SH 47 passed under (but does not connect with) Bonforte Boulevard before reaching a diamond interchange with Troy Avenue. (Troy Avenue heads north along the eastern edge of CSU Pueblo and south along the eastern edge of the residential area that lies south of SH 47.) Further southeast, SH 47 briefly leaves the city limits of Pueblo and passes through a section of unincorporated Pueblo County as it begins curving to head south.[2]

Near the end of its curve to the south, SH 47 re-enters Pueblo and immediately ends its controlled-access section at an intersection with Baculite Mesa Road/Neilson Avenue. (Baculite Mesa Road heads north, while Neilson Avenue heads south.) Shortly after finishing its curve to the south, SH 47 has a T intersection with Pete Jimenez Parkway (which heads east toward the Pueblo Memorial Airport). South of Pete Jimenez Parkway, SH 47 once again briefly leaves the city limits of Pueblo and narrows to a two-lane road as it continues south.[2]

After an intersection with East 13th Street and crossing over East 11th Street, SH 47 re-enters Pueblo and immediately reaches its eastern terminus at a diamond interchange with US 50 and SH 96—the US 50 exit is unnumbered. (US 50 heads east toward La Junta and Lamar and Pueblo West and Cañon City. SH 96 heads west to become East 4th Street and then on toward Lake Pueblo State Park, Wetmore, and Westcliffe.)[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Pueblo County. All exits are unnumbered.

US 50 west – Pueblo West, Cañon City
Continuation west from western terminus

I-25 north (John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway) / US 85 north / US 87 north – Pueblo West, Colorado Springs, Denver

I-25 south (John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway) / US 85 south / US 87 south / US 50 west – Colorado City, Trinidad, Albuquerque (New Mexico)
Western terminus;
single-point urban interchange;
I-25 exit 101
Frontage Road south – Pueblo MallOff ramp; eastbound exit only
Dillon Drive – Pueblo MallAt-grade intersection;
western end of freeway
Jerry Murphy RoadDiamond interchange
Walking Stick Boulevard north – Colorado State University PuebloWestbound exit and entrance only
Bonforte Boulevard – Colorado State University PuebloEastbound exit only
Troy Avenue – Colorado State University PuebloDiamond interchange
Baculite Mesa Road north
Neilson Avenue south
At-grade intersection;
eastern end of freeway
US 50 east – La Junta, Lamar

US 50 west – Pueblo West, Cañon City
Eastern terminus;
diamond interchange

SH 96 west (East 4th Street) – Lake Pueblo State Park, Wetmore, Westcliffe
Continuation west from eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ "Segment list for SH 47". Retrieved 2011-01-21.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Google (2023-03-02). "CO-47" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2023-03-02.

External links

Media related to Colorado State Highway 47 at Wikimedia Commons