U.S. 6 West - Eagle, Silt, Rifle

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U.S. 6 west
Westbound U.S. 6 at the unsigned Business Spur I-70G (Edwards Access Road) linking Edwards with I-70 at Exit 163. Photo taken 08/11/16.
U.S. 6 travels between the Eagle River and bluff below an adjacent subdivision to enter the Eagle town limits. Photo taken 08/11/16.
With just 2,800 vehicles per day (vpd) in 2015, U.S. 6 is a lightly traveled route from Eagle to the east. The advent of traffic from Business Spur I-70 (Eby Creek Road) swells that number to 15,000 vpd. Photo taken 08/11/16.
A diagrammatic sign outlines the U.S. 6 roundabout with Eby Creek Road north to I-70 and Church Street south to Eagle Valley Middle School. Photo taken 08/11/16.
U.S. 6 navigates through the single lane roundabout to Grand Avenue west ahead of Capitol Street and Downtown Eagle. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Business Spur I-70F is unsigned, with signs solely referencing the 0.35-mile route as Eby Creek Road. The collector route passes through a series of roundabouts north to Chambers Avenue and the ramps with Interstate 70 at Exit 147. Photo taken 08/11/16.
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U.S. 6 (Main Street) progresses west through the Silt business district ahead of Cactus Valley. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Traveling west into the city of Silt, U.S. 6 (Main Street) approaches the roundabout with unsigned Business Spur I-70 south to I-70. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Business Spur I-70 spans the Union Pacific Railroad to connect U.S. 6 with Interstate 70 and the River Frontage Road east to CR 311. Photo taken 08/11/16.
9th Street ties into U.S. 6 and Business Spur I-70 from a residential area north of the Silt business district. Photo taken 08/11/16.
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U.S. 6 (Main Street) progresses west through the Silt business district ahead of Cactus Valley. Photo taken 08/11/16.
U.S. 6 west & Colorado 13 north
SH 13 follows U.S. 6 (Centennial Parkway) west for 0.7 miles to the Rifle Bypass. The bypass alignment was formed by 1985.1 Photo taken 08/11/16.
Centennial Parkway shifts southward from the vicinity of Downtown Rifle toward both the adjacent Union Pacific Railroad and a crossing of Rifle Creek. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Rifle Bypass leads SH 13 north across Prefrontaine Mesa to Railroad Avenue at 20th Street. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Meeker lies 41 miles to the north in Rio Blanco County. Craig is located 88 miles away on U.S. 40. Photo taken 08/11/16.
U.S. 6 west
A frontage road accompanies U.S. 6 west from SH 13 through industrial areas of west Rifle. The historic alignment of U.S. 6 follows 2nd Street along Pioneer Ditch to the north. Photo taken 08/11/16.
The Roan Cliffs rise due west of Rifle in this scene along U.S. 6 westbound. Photo taken 08/11/16.
A diamond interchange joins U.S. 6 with Interstate 70 at west Rifle. Photo taken 08/11/16.
Segment L of U.S. 6 ends at Interstate 70. Segment M takes over on the south side of the freeway to Rulison. Photo taken 08/11/16.
The eastbound on-ramp leads motorists back to Rifle, with I-70 spanning the Colorado River nearby. Photo taken 08/11/16.

Sources:

  1. Colorado Highways: Routes 1 to 19.


Photo Credits:

08/11/16 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 70
Business Spur I-70 - Silt
Business Spur I-70 - Eagle
Business Spur I-70 - Edwards
State Highway 13

Page Updated 03-28-2017.