Business Spur I-70 forms a 0.40 mile link between Interstate 70 and Colorado 36 (Route 036C) at the unincorporated community of Watkins at east Aurora. CDOT inventories the state maintained portion of Watkins Road as Route 070L. The route otherwise serves a pair of gas stations and a cafe.


Business Spur I-70 north
Crossing over Interstate 70 and U.S. 40-287 along the Watkins Business Spur northbound. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Interstate 70 leads west from Watkins through north Aurora to Montbello and Stapleton in Denver. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Colorado 36 (Colfax Avenue) is unmarked at the north end of Business Spur I-70 (Watkins Road). The state highway travels west to end at I-70 (Exit 292) and east to Imboden Road for Front Range Airport (FTG). Photo taken 04/23/17.
Business Spur I-70 south
Looking south from Colorado 36 (Colfax Avenue) at nearly the entire length of the 0.40-mile Business Spur I-70 in Watkins. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Business Spur I-70 (Watkins Road) enters the diamond interchange (Exit 295) with Interstate 70 just beyond a truck stop. Photo taken 04/23/17.
Interstate 70 runs along the Adams and Arapahoe County line west to the split with Business Loop I-70 (Colfax Avenue) in Aurora. Photo taken 04/23/17.
The snow capped Front Range provides a scenic back drop to the freeway as Interstate 70 leads away from Watkins toward Denver. Photo taken 04/23/17.
East from Watkins, I-70 bee lines toward Strasburg. Watkins Road (CR 93) continues south seven miles to Quincy Avenue. Photo taken 04/23/17.



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04/23/17 by AARoads

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Page Updated 05-09-2017.