State Route 95 in Colorado
According to Biotionary, State Route 95, commonly known as State Highway 95 or SH 95 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road forms a north-south route through Denver and the suburb of Westminster and is 23 kilometers long.
SH 95 runs on Sheridan Boulevard, a major urban arterial through western Denver and the suburb of Westminster. SH 95 begins at its junction with US 285 in southern Denver and ends in Westminster at its junction with US 36. Sheridan Boulevard runs due north through the grid and has no bends at all. There are connections to I-70 and I-76, but not to the US 6 freeway. Much of Sheridan Boulevard forms the border between Denver and Jefferson County. SH 95 is largely a five-lane highway with a center turn lane.
SH 95 is one of the original state highways from the 1920s. The northern end has been modified a few times. Since 1974, SH 95 has had its current route on Sheridan Boulevard.
Sheridan Boulevard is a busy city road with mostly 30,000 to 40,000 vehicles per day. The busiest part is near 6th Avenue (US 6) with 54,000 vehicles per day.
State Route 96 in Colorado
State Route 96, commonly known as State Highway 96 or SH 96 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road forms a long east-west route through the south and east of the state, from Westcliffe through Pueblo to the Kansas state border at Towner. SH 96 is 334 kilometers long.
The SH 96 with a view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
SH 96 begins in the Rocky Mountains in the village of Westcliffe, on SH 69. Westcliffe is located in a wide valley east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, at 2,400 meters above sea level. The road then heads east through the Wet Mountains, which do not have very steep peaks. The road leads over an unimportant mountain pass at over 2,700 meters and runs through a canyon on the east side, before reaching the High Plains at Wetmore.
The road then heads east across barren steppe to the town of Pueblo, the largest town on the route. Pueblo is located well east of the Rocky Mountains. SH 96 runs around downtown on Lincoln Street and 4th Street and has no direct connection to Interstate 25. East of Pueblo is double numbered with US 50, this part is a 2×2 divided highway. The road here follows the valley of the Arkansas River.
East of Pueblo, US 50 and SH 96 split, but both roads still run parallel to each other for a short time, with through traffic using US 50 to the larger towns in southeastern Colorado, while SH 96 mainly uses a number of roads. small villages opens up. To the east, the villages are further apart and SH 96 leads through vast stretches of lonely prairies. It crosses several north-south roads, including US 287 and US 385. After the hamlet of Towner, the border with the state of Kansas follows, then State Route 96 in Kansas continues to Scott City and finally Wichita.
SH 96 is one of the original 1920s state highways and one of the few longer routes that has maintained a great length since then. The route has not changed substantially since then. The road was mainly paved in the 1940s-50s outside of Pueblo. The last part was asphalted in the Wet Mountains around 1964. In 1971, SH 96 was moved slightly west of Pueblo due to the construction of a reservoir.
Every day, 1,300 vehicles travel between Westcliffe and Wetmore through the Wet Mountains and 800 vehicles between Wetmore and the Pueblo region. The section through Pueblo is the busiest, largely exceeding 10,000 vehicles per day, peaking at 25,000 vehicles on 4th Street near downtown. The eastern part initially still has about 1,500 vehicles per day parallel to US 50. More eastwards this drops to less than 500 vehicles per day until US 287. In the eastern part further to the border with Kansas there are often also 500 vehicles per day.
State Route 97 in Colorado
State Route 97, commonly known as State Highway 97 or SH 97 is a state route in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road forms a north-south route between Naturita and Nucla in the west of the state and is 7 kilometers long.
SH 97 only runs between the villages of Naturita and Nucla and its main function is to connect Nucla to the network of state highways. The road leads at approximately 1,700 meters through an agricultural landscape. To the north is the 2,966-foot Spruce Mountain.
SH 97 is one of the original 1920s state highways and was paved in 1954.
About 1,000 vehicles use SH 97 every day.