Interstate 25 & U.S. 87-Colorado 88 south
Office buildings rise along the east side of Interstate 25 from the Denver Technology Center by Belleview Avenue. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Confirming marker posted south of SH 88 (Belleview Avenue) and the Arapahoe County line. Arapahoe County is perhaps best known as being the "first county." This dates back to territorial days, when a substantial portion of what is now the state of Colorado was Arapahoe County of the Kansas territory. When Colorado Territory was formed in 1861, Arapahoe County was named one of 17 original counties. At the time of Colorado statehood, Arapahoe County covered much of metropolitan Denver, with Denver as the county seat. The county was parceled out in 1902 into a configuration more similar to the city and county government found today. Photo taken 08/11/16.
The initial stretch of Interstate 25 & Colorado 88 south leads through the city of Greenwood Springs. Signs for the Colorado 88 overlap were dropped from the freeway mainline during the T-Rex project in the early 2000s. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Interstate 25 constitutes a 12-lane freeway between Belleview Avenue and the diamond interchange (Exit 198) with Orchard Road. Photo taken 08/11/16.
A two-lane off-ramp departs Interstate 25 south for Orchard Road. Orchard Road serves the south end of Denver Tech Center and an array of office parks including Greenwood Plaza to the west. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Progressing south to the city of Centennial, the next three exits of I-25 south are all commercialized. Photo taken 08/11/16.
246,000 vehicles per day (vpd) were recorded by CDOT in 2015 along Interstate 25 through Greenwood Village. The freeway again swells to 12 lanes south of Exit 198. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Colorado 88 separates from its implied overlap with Interstate 25 south for Arapahoe Road east at the six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 197). Arapahoe Road leads the state highway east to the Algonquin Acres community, southeastern Aurora at Valley Country Club, and Foxfield. Photo taken 08/11/16.
A pedestrian bridge spans Interstate 25 ahead of the Yosemite Street overpass, serving the Arapahoe at Village Center Station for the RTD E, F and R-Lines. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Southbound Interstate 25 at the split with Colorado 88 (Arapahoe Road) east. Arapahoe Road travels 5.5 miles west from Exit 197 by Greenwood Plaza and Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre to Colorado 171 (University Boulevard) at The Streets of SouthGlenn retail complex and South Broadway at Broadway Estates. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Interstate 25 & U.S. 87 south
Interstate 25 straddles the Centennial city line south to milepost 195. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Havana Street arcs south from SH 88 (Arapahoe Road) by an array of business parks to become Dry Creek Road west to Interstate 25 at forthcoming Exit 196. Photo taken 08/11/16.
West from the diamond interchange (Exit 196) with I-25, Dry Creek Road transitions into residential areas from the Hunters Hill and Willow Creek subdivisions to end as a local street beyond Mineral Avenue and the Littleton Village development. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Southbound travelers meet C-470 east and the E-470 tollway over the next 1.5 miles as Interstate 25 leaves Centennial and enters the city of Lone Tree. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Another large pedestrian overpass spans Interstate 25 for the RTD Dry Creek transit Station at adjacent Panorama Corporate Center. Photo taken 08/11/16.
The on-ramp from Dry Creek Road forms a sixth southbound lane for I-25 to the six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 195) with County Line Road. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Retail and office complexes spread west from Interstate 25 to parallel Yosemite Street. Inverness Drive winds along the east side of the freeway by additional offices and Iverness Golf Course. Photo taken 08/11/16.
County Line Road (CR 50) stems west from Inverness Parkway to Exit 195. Continuing beyond Interstate 25, the arterial follows the county border by Park Meadows mall to the Willow Creek neighborhood in Centennial and the city of Littleton. Photo taken 08/11/16.
The ensuing three exits of Interstate 25 south lie within the city of Lone Tree. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Motorists cross into Douglas County just east of Park Meadows mall. The parallel RTD E, F and R-Lines conclude just south of the 470 beltway at Lincoln Station. Photo taken 08/11/16.
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08/11/16 by AARoads

Page Updated 04-13-2017.