Interstate 70 West - Kit Carson County

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Interstate 70 U.S. 24 West
Welcome signage for Colorado retains an older style on wood. A similar sign is posted along adjacent Old U.S. 24. 04/23/17
12 miles ahead, Burlington, a city of around 4,000, is the first destination along Interstate 70 west in the Centennial State. Limon, where U.S. 40 and 287 tie into I-70, is 86 miles to the west. 04/23/17
There are no exits between the Kansas state line and Burlington, ten miles to the west. The welcome center for the state resides between Exits 438 and 437. 04/23/17
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Interstate 70 and parallel Old U.S. 24 kink southward at the railroad siding of Peconic. 04/23/17
Two diamond interchanges serve the city of Burlington from Interstate 70 and U.S. 24 west starting with Exit 438. Both connect with Business Loop I-70, a 1.9 mile route overlaying U.S. 24 and 385 through Downtown. 04/23/17
Burlington (el. 4,163 feet) began as a railroad depot along the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in 1888. 04/23/17
Business Loop I-70 (Route 070Q) branches west from I-70 at Exit 438 to connect with Old Highway 24. The western 1.41 miles of the parallel road is officially a part of U.S. 24 and inventoried as Route 024D by CDOT. U.S. 24 otherwise runs separate from I-70 through Burlington alongside U.S. 385 on Rose Avenue. 04/23/17
Beyond guide signs on Interstate 70, Business Loop I-70 is unsigned along both Rose Avenue and Lincoln Street. A trailblazer instead references U.S. 385 (8th Street), which enters Burlington from Wray, 56 miles to the north. 04/23/17
Interstate 70 West
The aforementioned tourist information center follows the Rose Avenue under crossing along Interstate 70 west. 10/17/04
Passing by the Colorado welcome center and first rest area in the state, I-70 next approaches U.S. 385 (Lincoln Street). 10/17/04
U.S. 385 leads south from Burlington to the Cheyenne County seat of Cheyenne Wells and north to the Yuma County seat of Wray. 10/17/04
Lincoln Street carries U.S. 385 north & Business Loop I-70 east 0.4 miles to U.S. 24 (Rose Avenue) west of Downtown Burlington. U.S. 24 extends west from Burlington eight miles to Bethune. 10/17/04
An array of traveler services line Lincoln Street north to Rose Avenue (U.S. 24). South from Exit 437, U.S. 385 ventures 36 miles to Cheyenne Wells. 10/17/04


Photo Credits:

10/17/04, 04/23/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Business Loop I-70 - Burlington
U.S. 385

Page Updated 05-05-2017.

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