Interstate 76 West - Morgan County

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Interstate 76 West
Exit 95 joins Interstate 76 with County Road 33 north to Business Loop I-76 & U.S. 6 at Hillrose. The freeway and business route converge three miles southwest from there at a six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 92) with U.S. 34 Spur. Photo taken 08/29/04.
U.S. 34 Spur overlays Business Loop I-76 south from Exit 92 to U.S. 34 outside Brush, as U.S. 6 joins I-76 west in an implied overlap. The business route overlaps with U.S. 34 west from there to SH 71, which travels 73 miles north from Limon. Photo taken 08/29/04.
Business Loop I-76 angles 2.5 miles west from Exit 92 to Downtown Brush. U.S. 34 ties into the route from Wray, Yuma and Akron. Photo taken 08/29/04.
Interstate 76 U.S. 6 West
SH 71 (Colorado Avenue) branches north from Business Loop I-76 & U.S. 34 (Edison Street) to Interstate 76 at Exit 90. The state highway continues 5.5 miles north to 1st Street at the community of Snyder.
Construction from March 15, 2013 to late 2014 rebuilt the concrete roadway of I-76 west from mile marker 91.1 to 84.9. The project included work on 13 bridges, a culvert, and changes at Exit 90 from a full cloverleaf into a diamond interchange.1 Photo taken 08/29/04.
The $37.6 million improvement project1 along I-76 in Logan County included the addition of auxiliary lanes from SH 71 (Exit 90) to the diamond interchange (Exit 89) with Hospital Road. Hospital Road connects the freeway with the west side of the Brush street grid near East Morgan County Hospital. Photo taken 08/29/04.
2013-14 work at Exit 86 reconfigured a tight parclo A2 interchange with Dodd Bridge Road into a standard diamond.1 Dodd Bridge Road links Interstate 76 with Business Loop I-76 & U.S. 34, one mile south near the BNSF Railroad siding of Lodi. Photo taken 08/29/04.
Interstate 76 & U.S. 6 enters the Fort Morgan city limits at the diamond interchange (Exit 82) with Barlow Road. Barlow Road serves Morgan Community College, retail and industrial areas on the east side of the city. Photo taken 08/29/04.
Colorado 52 travels 25 miles south from Colorado 14 near Raymer to meet Interstate 76 by Riverside Park. The state highway (Main Street) constitutes a four-lane boulevard south from the diamond interchange at Exit 80 to Downtown Fort Morgan. Photo taken 08/29/04.
Colorado 144 stems west from Colorado 52 (Main Street) along Riverview Avenue in Fort Morgan to cross under Interstate 76 along side Fort Morgan Canal. The state highway loops 18 miles northwest through Log Lane Village and Weldona to Goodrich. Photo taken 08/29/04.
Business Loop I-76 & U.S. 34 emerge from Platte Avenue through Fort Morgan to reconvene with Interstate 76 at Exit 75. Photo taken 08/29/04.
U.S. 34 combines with Interstate 76 as an unsigned counterpart west from Exit 75 to Exit 66B. The ensuing north side frontage road represents the old alignment of both U.S. 6 and 34 to Wiggins. Photo taken 08/29/04.
Exit 75 loops away from I-76 & U.S. 6 west for Business Loop I-76 & U.S. 34 back into Brush. The 48.6 mile route of Business Loop I-76 is the longest within the Interstate system. Photo taken 08/29/04.
Interstate 76 U.S. 6 U.S. 34 West
Interstate 76 leads away from the South Platte River and arcs south around Bijou Flats. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Weigh stations operate in both directions of I-76 by mile marker 75. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A diamond interchange (Exit 73) follows with Long Bridge Road (County Road 12). Photo taken 04/22/17.
County Road 12 serves agricultural areas north across Bijou Flats to Colorado 144 and south from Exit 73 toward Sand Arroyo Creek. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Reassurance shield for Interstate 76 west posted after Exit 73 and near the BNSF Railroad siding of Griffin. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Approaching the town of Wiggins and the off freeway rest area along Central Avenue (old U.S. 6) on I-76 west. Photo taken 04/22/17.
U.S. 34 partitions with Interstate 76 & U.S. 6 west at a wye interchange (Exit 66B) in one mile. Photo taken 04/22/17.
SH 39 south and SH 52 north converge with I-76 & U.S. 6 just west of the split with U.S. 34 at Exit 66A. SH 39 constitutes a 7.57 mile route north from Wiggins to SH 144 at Goodrich. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Exit 66B leaves Interstate 76 & U.S. 6 west for U.S. 34 west to Greeley and Estes Park. U.S. 34 provides one of two routes into Rocky Mountain National Park, following Trail Ridge Road west and south to end at U.S. 40 in 149.6 miles. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Central Avenue (old U.S. 6) east from SH 52 to the CDOT rest area and west to the Wiggins business district is state maintained. Inventoried as Route 006I, Central Avenue is not signed as U.S. 6. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Colorado 52 resumes south from I-76 & U.S. 6 (Exit 66A), having previously ended at Downtown Fort Morgan. The western branch of the route (Route 052A) forms an L-shaped route south from Wiggins and west to Prospect Valley and Hudson. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Interstate 76 U.S. 6 West
Although not acknowledged, U.S. 6 remains paired with west I-76 to Commerce City (Exit 10). Photo taken 04/22/17.
Interstate 76 traverses agricultural and undeveloped areas for the succeeding 12 mile stretch to Roggen. Denver is an hour away. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Route 006I (Central Avenue) heads west the Wiggins city center to end at a half diamond interchange (Exit 64 on I-76 east). A confirming marker stands west of the on-ramp from CR 3. Photo taken 04/22/17.
SH 52 west and Interstate 76 meet for a third time at Hudson in 32 miles. Denver is now 63 miles to the southwest. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Crossing the Weld County line along I-76 & U.S. 6 west. Weld County stretches north to the Wyoming state line and west toward the I-25 corridor. Photo taken 04/22/17.


 
Sources:
  1. "Construction starts on I-76, interchanges." Journal-Advocate (Sterling, CO), March 15, 2013.


Photo Credits:

08/29/04, 04/22/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Business Loop I-76 - Fort Morgan to Sterling
U.S. 6
U.S. 34

Page Updated 05-11-2017.