Interstate 70 East - Elbert & Lincoln Counties

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Interstate 70-U.S. 40 east & 287 south
Interstate 70 & U.S. 40-287 bee line southeast along side Highway 40, the Union Pacific Railroad and East Bijou Creek to Lowland (Exit 336). Photo taken 04/23/17.
Exit 336 joins I-70 with County Road 178 to ranch areas at Lowland. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 336) with CR 178 to Highway 40 at Lowland on Interstate 70 east. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Interstate 70 shifts eastward away from adjacent Highway 40 to Agate. A 2.80 mile segment of Highway 40 is state maintained as Route 040F. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Bypassing Agate in two miles, Interstate 70 continues south another 21 miles to Limon. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Despite a lack of services, upcoming Main Street west from Exit 340 doubles as unsigned Business Spur I-70 to 1st Avenue (SH 40). Photo taken 04/23/17.
A chain station is included within the diamond interchange (Exit 340) at Agate. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Exit 340 leaves Interstate 70 east for Business Spur I-70 (Route 070O) west and County Road 166 east. Route 040F (1st Avenue) ventures north from Main Street in Agate to end at milepost 388 on the frontage road. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Confirming marker for Interstate 70 east posted ahead of Agate Creek. Photo taken 04/23/17.
The Lincoln County seat of Hugo joins Limon on the subsequent mileage sign for the continuation of U.S. 40 and 287 beyond Interstate 70. Photo taken 04/23/17.
A wide median appears along Interstate 70 to the east of the UP Railroad siding of Buick. Photo taken 04/23/17.
The snow capped summit of Pikes Peak appears far to the southwest in this scene looking past the Union Pacific Railroad at Buick. Photo taken 04/23/17.
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Passing south of milepost 346 along Interstate 70-U.S. 40 east & 287 south. Photos taken 04/23/17.
Curving easterly toward Beaver Creek, I-70 east next meets County Road 134 at Exit 348. Photo taken 04/23/17.
County Road 134 links the diamond interchange (Exit 348) at Interstate 70 with the railroad siding of Cedar Point. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Interstate 70 advances south through ranch areas east of the UP Railroad. Just 12,000 vehicles per day (vpd) were recorded by CDOT along this stretch in 2015. Photo taken 04/23/17.
High winds are a nearly omnipresent aspect of the high plains of eastern Colorado. Wind socks appear along Interstate 70 and other highways periodically throughout the state. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Colorado 86 ventures 67 miles east from Castle Rock to end at Interstate 70 & U.S. 40-287 in one mile. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Eastbound at the off-ramp (Exit 352) for Colorado 86 west. The state highway travels 38 miles to the Elbert County seat of Kiowa. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Interstate 70 makes a gradual eastern turn on the approach to Limon. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Burlington (U.S. 385) and Salina, Kansas (Interstate 135) debut on eastbound mileage signs beyond SH 86. Photo taken 04/23/17.
A nondescript diamond interchange (Exit 354) connects Interstate 70 with County Road 118 at the railroad siding of River Bend in one half mile. Photo taken 04/23/17.
West from Exit 354, County Road 118 represents a former alignment of Colorado 86 across Big Sandy Creek. Photo taken 04/23/17.
The Union Pacific Railroad parallels Interstate 70 closely from River Bend southeast to the Limon bypass. Photo taken 04/23/17.
The south frontage road becomes state maintained east from I-70 milepost 357.5 to U.S. 24 in west Limon as Route 040G. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Interstate 70 shifts east to circumvent the Limon street grid between Exits 359 and 361. U.S. 40 east & 287 south split from the freeway to combine with Business Loop I-70 (Main Street) and U.S. 24 east through Downtown in one mile. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Eastbound drivers formally enter both the town of Limon and Lincoln County just ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 359) with Business Loop I-70 east. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Business Loop I-70 loops south through the Limon business district from Exit 359 to meet I-70 again at the succeeding two exits. The 4.26 mile route initially angles southwest to U.S. 24 and Main Street. U.S. 24 enters Limon from Colorado Springs, 65 miles to the southwest. Photo taken 04/23/17.
An array of traveler services lies along Business Loop I-70 at Exit 359. The north-south leg of the route to U.S. 24 (Main Street) is inventoried as U.S. 24 Spur (Route 024F). Photo taken 04/23/17.
Although shields reference U.S. 40 and 287 with trailblazers, the two routes are sign posted along Business Loop I-70 & U.S. 24 along Main Street. Colorado 71 (Indiana Avenue) ties into Main Street from Ordway, 75 miles to the south. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Interstate 70 east
Continuing east from Exit 359, Interstate 70 stays just north of the Limon town limits to the SH 71 (1st Avenue) overpass. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Weigh stations line both sides of the freeway midway between mileposts 360 and 361. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Business Loop I-70 & U.S. 24-40-287 (Main Street) cross paths with Interstate 70 at forthcoming Exit 361. Signs for the diamond interchange only reference the connection with SH 71 to keep through traffic along I-70 east to Exit 363. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Colorado 71 (1st Avenue) stems north from Main Street just west of Exit 361. The 232.90 mile long highway ventures 73 miles north to Brush and overall as a multi state route north to Kimball, Nebraska. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Business Loop I-70 & U.S. 24-40-287 loop east to Limon Municipal Airport (LIC) and south to a diamond interchange (Exit 363) with Interstate 70. Photo taken 04/23/17.
This shield for Interstate 70 east stands just beyond the crossing of Lake Creek. Photo taken 04/23/17.
U.S. 40 east & 287 south leave Limon and the I-70 corridor for Hugo, 13 miles to the south. The tandem split at Kit Karson, with U.S. 287 continuing south to Eads, Lamar, Boise City, Oklahoma and Amarillo, Texas. U.S. 40 travels east to Cheyenne Wells and Oakley, Kansas, where it reconvenes with Interstate 70. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Interstate 70 & U.S. 24 east
The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 represent the original two-lane alignment of U.S. 24 leading east from Limon. U.S. 24 overlaps with the freeway east to Seibert. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Progressing east 73 miles to Burlington, the small town of Genoa is next along Interstate 70 in eight miles. Photo taken 04/23/17.
2015 traffic counts decreased to 10,000 vpd along Interstate 70 across the open ranch land and low rise hills of Lincoln County. Photo taken 04/23/17.
The abandoned Wonder View Tower, which touted that visitors could see six states, resides just outside of Genoa along Old Highway 24. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Lincoln County 109 meets Interstate 70 & U.S. 24 along the east side of Genoa in one mile. Photo taken 04/23/17.
CR 109 travels 9.1 miles south from the diamond interchange (Exit 371) at Genoa to U.S. 40 & 287 at Hugo. Old Highway 24 ties into the county road east from the Genoa business district to the north. Photo taken 04/23/17.
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Interstate 70, U.S. 24 and the Union Pacific Railroad advance east four miles to the siding of Bovina. Burlington is less than an hour away. Photos taken 04/23/17.
One mile ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 376) with Lincoln County 36 on I-70 & U.S. 24 east. Photo taken 04/23/17.
County Road 36 leads north and south to open ranch land from Interstate 70 and Bovina. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Reassurance marker for Interstate 70 east posted at the bridge over Hackberry Creek. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Mileage sign posted 60 miles from the Kit Carson County seat of Burlington and 327 miles from Salina, Kansas. Photo taken 04/23/17.
The last rest area along Interstate 70 in Colorado is located at Arriba. The succeeding facility is the Kansas welcome center in Sherman County. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Lincoln County 43 crosses paths with Interstate 70 & U.S. 24 on the east side of Arriba in one mile. Photo taken 04/23/17.
The off freeway rest area maintained by CDOT lies just south of Exit 383 on Lincoln County 43. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Eastbound Interstate 70 at the diamond interchange (Exit 383) for the town of Arriba. Photo taken 04/23/17.
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Advancing east from Arriba, Interstate 70 and unsigned U.S. 24 travel ten miles to the town of Flagler. Photos taken 04/23/17.
Crossing the Kit Carson County line along Interstate 70 east, midway between mileposts 389 and 390. Photo taken 04/23/17.


 


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04/23/17 by AARoads

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Business Loop I-70 - Limon
U.S. 24
U.S. 40

Page Updated 05-09-2017.