Interstate 76 West - Weld County

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Interstate 76 & U.S. 6 west
Colorado 144 arcs southwest three miles from Goodrich to Orchard and six miles to end at the north side frontage road (old U.S. 6) by mile marker 62. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Exit 60 constitutes a ranch exit with Orchard Road and old U.S. 6 leading east back to Colorado 144 north. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Interstate 76 curves southwest to make a 9.7 mile long straight away toward the settlement of Roggen. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Westbound traffic along I-76 reaches the town of Hudson in 28 miles and Denver in 59 miles. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A wide expanse of the High Plains spreads into view as Interstate 76 lowers 90 feet in elevation from a ridge at mile marker 59. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Weld County 91 travels north from Exit 57 along a 5.5 mile, mostly unpaved course, to Empire Reservoir and U.S. 34. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Westbound Interstate 76 & U.S. 6 at the diamond interchange (Exit 57) with CR 91. Photo taken 04/22/17.
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Advancing west across open ranch land, Interstate 76 continues toward Roggen. Photos taken 04/22/17.
Exit 49 constitutes a lone off-ramp from westbound I-76 & U.S. 6 to County Road 386 on the east side of Roggen. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Exit 49 is the third ranch exit in a row on Interstate 76. CR 386 south links the freeway with old U.S. 6 west to Front Street in Roggen. Photo taken 04/22/17.
The succeeding exit of I-76 west is a diamond interchange (Exit 48) with County Road 73 south. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Drivers reach the westbound off-ramp (Exit 48) for Weld County 73 south to Roggen. Roggen consists of a small street grid with a post office and a gas station. Photo taken 04/22/17.
West from Roggen, a BNSF Railroad runs along the south side of both Interstate 76 and old U.S. 6 & Colorado 2. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Keenesburg, a town of around 1,110 is the next destination of Interstate 76 & U.S. 6 west in nine miles. Denver is now just 47 miles out. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Old U.S. 6 & Colorado 2 diverge from Interstate 76 to the BNSF Railroad siding of Tampa as the freeway takes a more linear route to the west. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A diamond interchange joins Interstate 76 & U.S. 6 with Market Street south to the Keenesburg city center. Market Street doubles as unsigned Business Spur I-76. Photo taken 04/22/17.
The 0.47 mile route of Business Spur I-76 links Exit 39 with County Road 18 to the north and Old Highway 6 at Elm Street to the south. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Old Highway 6 and Interstate 76 reconvene west from Keenesburg along the BNSF Railroad. Photo taken 04/22/17.
The main Hudson exit lies six miles to the southwest, but I-76 formally enters the municipal limits at Exit 34 in 3.4 miles. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Kersey Road (CR 49) stems north from Old Highway 6 and the diamond interchange (Exit 34) with Interstate 76, 20 miles to U.S. 34 by the town of Kersey. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Exit 34 departs Interstate 76 & U.S. 6 west for Kersey Road (CR 49). Prior to 1954, Kersey Road north to U.S. 34 was a part of Colorado 37.1 Photo taken 04/22/17.
Advancing west through Hudson, traffic increases along Interstate 76. CDOT tallied 19,000 vehicles per day (vpd) along this section of I-76 in 2015. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Now 32 miles from the Mile High City, the Denver suburb of Brighton appears as the next destination city of I-76 west in 14 miles. Photo taken 04/22/17.
I-76 & U.S. 6 west bypass the west side of Hudson to meet SH 52 (Main Street) in one mile. Photo taken 04/22/17.
SH 52 travels nine miles west from Exit 31 to the city of Fort Lupton and 29 miles to end at SH 119 on the outskirts of Boulder. Photo taken 04/22/17.
A diamond interchange (Exit 31) connects I-76 and SH 52 (Main Street) just west of the Hudson business district. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Progressing south from Hudson, the eastbound lanes of I-76 represent the historic two-lane alignment of U.S. 6 & Colorado 2. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Mileage sign posted six miles from the town of Lochbuie, 23 miles from Commerce City and 30 miles from the capital city of Denver. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Exit 25 departs in one mile for 168th Avenue west to Lochbuie and County Road 2 east to the Box Elder Ranch development. Photo taken 04/22/17.
Colorado 7 began from the west side frontage road of Interstate 76 at 160th Avenue until 2010. The state highway west through central Brighton on Bridge Street was decommissioned as the city annexed areas to the east.2 Colorado 7 ends at Interstate 25 now. Photo taken 04/22/17.
168th Avenue continues west from the diamond interchange (Exit 25) with Interstate 76 & U.S. 6 west across the north side of Brighton. Photo taken 04/22/17.
168th Avenue is also Baseline Road, which straddles the Weld and Adams County line across I-76. Photo taken 04/22/17.


 

Sources:

  1. Colorado Highways: Routes 20 to 39 (Matt Salek). http://www.mesalek.com/colo/r20-39.html#37
  2. Colorado Routes 1-19 (Matt Salek). http://www.mesalek.com/colo/r1-19.html#7


Photo Credits:

04/22/17 by AARoads

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Business Spur I-76 - Keenesburg

Page Updated 05-11-2017.