Interstate 70 West - Adams / Arapahoe Counties

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Interstate 70 U.S. 36 U.S. 40 West U.S. 287 North
A high flyover provides a direct link from the E-470 tollway north to Interstate 70 west. 04/28/17
U.S. 40 west & 287 north part ways with Interstate 70 & U.S. 36 west via a wye interchange (Exit 288) in one half mile. The tandem straddle the Adams and Arapahoe County line along Colfax Avenue to East Colfax in Denver. 04/28/17
Reassurance marker for I-70 west posted ahead of the on-ramp from E-470 north. 04/28/17
Exit 288 departs from the left with two lanes to Colfax Avenue. All of Colfax Avenue west to Denver, Lakewood and Golden doubles as Business Loop I-70. U.S. 287 follows the arterial street to Federal Boulevard at Sun Valley, Denver. 04/28/17
Interstate 70 U.S. 36 West
Interstate 70 and unsigned U.S. 36 angle northwest from Colfax Avenue and next meet Tower Road at a diamond interchange (Exit 286). 04/28/17
Interchange sequence sign listing the last three Aurora exits from Interstate 70 west. 04/28/17
Tower Road stems north from Business Loop I-70 & U.S. 40-287 (Colfax Avenue) to Green Valley Ranch and the DIA area of northeast Denver. Historically, Tower Road south from Exit 286 to Colfax Avenue was Colorado 32. 04/28/17
Traffic from the south end of Federico Peña Boulevard expands Interstate 70 west by two lanes to the collector distributor roadway (Exit 282) for Interstate 225 south and Peoria Street. 04/22/17
Interstate 225 constitutes a 12.43 mile suburban freeway arcing southwest through Aurora to Cherry Creek Lake and I-25 at Hampden South in Denver. 04/22/17
I-70 advances west with three through lanes through the semi directional T interchange (Exit 282) with Interstate 225 south. 04/22/17
The on-ramp from Chambers Road adds an auxiliary lane for the Exit 282 c/d roadway to Peoria Street. Peoria Street parallels I-225 south from Montbello in Denver to the Anschutz (Fitzsimons) medical campus in Aurora. 04/22/17
West from I-225, Interstate 70 continues 3.25 miles to the Stapleton area of northeast Denver and the split with Interstate 270 & U.S. 36 (Exit 279A). 04/22/17
Westbound at the c/d roadway separation for I-225 south. Interstate 225 links Denver International Airport (DEN) with Denver Tech Center and Colorado Springs via I-25 south. 08/11/16
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Construction between 1992 and 1997 reconfigured the directional T interchange linking Interstates 70 and 225 to eliminate left side ramps and realign the I-70 roadways to run side by side. 08/11/16
Westbound travelers formally enter the Denver County and city limits within the exchange at I-225. The freeway separates the Montbello and Stapleton areas to Havana Street. 08/11/16
The Exit 282 c/d roadway splits into ramps for the diamond interchange at Peoria Street and return access to I-70. Peoria Street runs north between industrial areas of Stapleton and residential areas of Monbello to end at 56th Avenue. 08/11/16


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08/11/16, 04/22/17, 04/28/17 by AARoads

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Interstate 225
Business Loop I-70 - Golden, Denver, Aurora

Page Updated 05-05-2017.

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