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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 04/23/17.
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Interstate 70 and parallel Old U.S. 24 kink southward at the railroad siding of Peconic. Photos taken 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. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Burlington (el. 4,163 feet) began as a railroad depot along the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in 1888. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Interstate 70 West
The aforementioned tourist information center follows the Rose Avenue under crossing along Interstate 70 west. Photo taken 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). Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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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